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Russian trade in goods with Greece in Q4 2017

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Greece in the fourth quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Greece

In the 4th quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Greece was $825,160,079, down 21.24% ($222,469,888) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Greece in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $753,289,682, down 23.46% ($230,885,427) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Greece in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $71,870,397, up 13.26% ($8,415,539) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Greece in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $681,419,285, a 25.99% decrease ($239,300,966) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Greece was Russia’s 39th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 30th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.4937% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.7688% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Greece was Russia’s 32nd largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 22nd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.7323% of Russia’s total exports (down from 1.1739% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Greece was Russia’s 65th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 66th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1118% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1210% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Greece

The major share of Russian exports to Greece in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 80.75% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (76.63% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 16.00% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (20.67% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.14% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (1.61% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Greece in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $46,327,175;
  • Zinc and articles thereof (HS code 79) - an increase of $15,544,263.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Greece in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $145,933,871;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $145,624,477;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $4,617,284.
Russia’s exports to Greece in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 42,500 0.01 51,000-16.67
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 832 0.00 1,071-22.32
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 193-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 9,664-100.00
10 Cereals 6,473,193 0.86 11,090,477-41.63
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 29,079 0.00 46,656-37.67
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 954,702-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 57,294 0.01 573,626-90.01
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 527,166 0.07 582,332-9.47
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 34,779 0.00 45,937-24.29
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 12,733 0.00 10,28323.83
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,821 0.00 3,71356.77
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,274 0.00 142,597-97.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 163,631 0.02 138,36918.26
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,232,244 0.16 2,213,131-44.32
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 17,733 0.00 16,2649.03
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 608,259,616 80.75 754,193,487-19.35
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,500,929 0.33 265,176843.12
29 Organic chemicals 77,332 0.01 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 12,357 0.00 5352,209.72
31 Fertilizers 1,956,711 0.26 1,183,65965.31
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,153 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 12,598 0.00 7816,051.28
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 100,438 0.01 37,287169.36
39 Plastics and articles thereof 418,309 0.06 315,53232.57
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,355,196 0.18 1,593,659-14.96
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 25 0.00 0
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 199,909 0.03 1,129,992-82.31
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,010,352 0.40 1,972,56952.61
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,567,221 0.34 1,560,35764.53
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 40,876 0.01 52,196-21.69
50 Silk 0 0.00 24,363-100.00
52 Cotton 3,390 0.00 18,761-81.93
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 13,115-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 301,660 0.04 250,19420.57
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 17,562-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 61,240-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7,713 0.00 4171,749.64
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,868 0.00 19,171-85.04
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,117 0.00 49,839-93.75
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 3,055-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 65 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 116,816 0.02 69,89567.13
69 Ceramic products 11,171 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 1,015,536 0.13 737,38637.72
72 Iron and steel 1,121,853 0.15 2,673,624-58.04
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,144,899 0.15 438,026161.38
74 Copper and articles thereof 14,355,772 1.91 159,980,249-91.03
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 75,372,775 10.01 29,045,600159.50
78 Lead and articles thereof 6,843,335 0.91 5,382,10327.15
79 Zinc and articles thereof 21,044,304 2.79 5,500,041282.62
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8,231 0.00 5016,362.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 631,123 0.08 456,88338.14
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,474,204 0.20 176,328736.06
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 650,221 0.09 193,086236.75
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,575 0.00 4,077-61.37
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 750,000-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 38,101 0.01 68,161-44.10
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 20,646 0.00 36,390-43.26
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,942 0.00 719726.43
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 64 0.00 20,232-99.68

Russia’s Imports from Greece

The major share of Russian imports from Greece in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 26.81% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (25.19% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 18.98% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (26.24% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 17.91% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (12.92% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.71% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (11.11% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.15% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (4.23% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.20% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (1.22% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Greece in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - an increase of $4,349,147;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2,515,390;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2,152,780;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $2,079,295;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,357,650;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $1,338,899;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $920,636;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $822,818;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $445,968;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $345,963;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $320,762;
  • Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster (HS code 34) - an increase of $314,535;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $287,282;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $267,518;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $256,237;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - an increase of $247,043;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $229,846;
  • Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings (HS code 94) - an increase of $227,226.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Greece in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $5,379,974;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - a decrease of $2,251,815;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $1,006,713;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $880,207;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $741,139;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $376,288;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $233,176.
Russia’s imports from Greece in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 8,280-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 424,109 0.59 103,347310.37
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 433 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,855 0.00 1,64412.83
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 5,729 0.01 8,200-30.13
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,967,258 2.74 1,679,97617.10
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 17,570 0.02 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 85,011 0.12 65,30630.17
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 287,533 0.40 31,296818.75
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 161,889 0.23 62,936157.23
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,204,916 7.24 3,866,01734.63
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 225,934 0.31 97,320132.16
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,748,900 3.82 2,728,6180.74
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 62,371 0.09 171,090-63.54
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,447,369 3.41 7,827,343-68.73
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 863,719 1.20 759,91813.66
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 193 0.00 11,421-98.31
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 89,100 0.12 20,671331.04
29 Organic chemicals 8,762 0.01 5,79451.23
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,912,612 6.84 5,792,819-15.19
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,055,297 2.86 1,609,32927.71
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,488,327 3.46 1,567,69158.73
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 692,465 0.96 377,93083.23
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 79-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,980,831 4.15 2,750,9858.36
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,991,847 8.34 3,839,06756.08
40 Rubber and articles thereof 51,027 0.07 18,739172.30
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 6,287-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,672 0.00 3,322-19.57
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 7,329,160 10.20 9,580,975-23.50
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 10,316 0.01 6,30663.59
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 7,879 0.01 9,606-17.98
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 286,370 0.40 266,3767.51
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 241,312 0.34 172,76339.68
52 Cotton 29,029 0.04 37,269-22.11
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,203 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 131,227 0.18 507,515-74.14
55 Man-made staple fibers 7,980 0.01 42,526-81.24
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,370,400 1.91 1,102,88224.26
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 249,251 0.35 2,20811,188.54
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 301,172 0.42 195,05854.40
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 10,463 0.01 3,809174.69
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 48,595 0.07 35,53736.74
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 548,531 0.76 202,568170.79
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 98,854 0.14 46,407113.02
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 15,388 0.02 109,454-85.94
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 167,039 0.23 400,215-58.26
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 48-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 943 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 878,324 1.22 1,619,463-45.76
69 Ceramic products 3,935 0.01 0
70 Glass and glassware 1,177 0.00 1,911-38.41
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 72,415 0.10 27,550162.85
72 Iron and steel 156,331 0.22 55,261182.90
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,793,869 3.89 278,479903.26
74 Copper and articles thereof 5,682,902 7.91 3,603,60757.70
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,040,441 2.84 3,047,154-33.04
78 Lead and articles thereof 5,661 0.01 4,19934.82
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,848,109 2.57 1,025,29180.25
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 343,245 0.48 184,94185.60
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,707,751 7.94 4,350,10131.21
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 6,672,409 9.28 2,323,262187.20
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 171,862 0.24 283,397-39.36
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 173,843 0.24 90,03993.08
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 39 0.00 10,890-99.64
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 12-100.00
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 267,832 0.37 40,606559.59
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 348,549 0.48 283,19323.08
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 67,973 0.09 88,555-23.24
SS Classified 889 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia