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Russian trade in goods with Iraq 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 Iraq in the fourth quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Iraq

In the 4th quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Iraq totaled $1,162,813,816, up 355.57% ($907,570,661) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Iraq in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $1,162,813,816, up 355.57% ($907,570,664) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Iraq in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $0, down 100.00% ($3) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Iraq in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $1,162,813,816, a 355.57% increase ($907,570,667) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Iraq was Russia’s 33rd largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 62nd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.6957% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1873% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Iraq was Russia’s 21st largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 50th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 1.1304% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.3045% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

There were no Russia’s imports from Iraq in the 4th quarter of 2017, while in the 4th quarter of 2016, Iraq was Russia’s 207th largest supplier, accounting for 0.0000% of Russia’s total imports.

Russia’s Exports to Iraq

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 29.52% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (3.83% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.85% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (2.34% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.30% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (3.70% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.59% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (4.40% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.12% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (1.04% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $320,614,951;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $24,275,066;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $18,702,265;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $5,514,483.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Iraq 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) - a decrease of $7,344,859;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $5,701,125.
Russia’s exports to Iraq in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 12,640-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,117,510 0.27 490,844535.13
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 22,946 0.00 0
10 Cereals 91,254 0.01 204,960-55.48
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 24,676,906 2.12 401,8406,040.98
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,954,312 0.17 368,597430.20
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 361,547 0.03 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 111,856 0.01 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 44,466 0.00 89,101-50.09
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,806,387 0.24 4,409,720-36.36
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,442,089 0.12 2,657,667-45.74
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 14,277-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 60,800-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 377,062-100.00
31 Fertilizers 18,502 0.00 1,1161,557.89
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 119,755 0.01 65518,183.21
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 17 0.00 35,074-99.95
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 105,696 0.01 54,86392.65
39 Plastics and articles thereof 36,024 0.00 36,129-0.29
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7,081 0.00 11,555-38.72
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 8,146-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,971,991 0.43 10,673,116-53.42
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 144,982 0.01 447,369-67.59
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,700,453 0.15 101,4251,576.56
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 28,273-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 153,156-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,720 0.00 56,416-96.95
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5,968 0.00 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 324-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 80,445 0.01 26,803200.13
72 Iron and steel 13,550,956 1.17 8,036,47368.62
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,595,849 0.14 1,317,81121.10
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 378-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 39 0.00 565-93.10
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 8,926-100.00
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 14,443-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 298 0.00 53,435-99.44
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,633,146 0.23 1,092,519141.02
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 1,013,638 0.09 8,358,497-87.87
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 320,650,606 27.58 35,655899,214.56
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 18,990,384 1.63 288,1196,491.16
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 0 0.00 191,745-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 33,869 0.00 1,5722,054.52
SS Classified 762,523,124 65.58 215 121 086254.46

Russia’s Imports from Iraq

The major share of Russian imports from Iraq 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) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Iraq (100.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

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

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

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

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $3.
Russia’s imports from Iraq in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 - 3-100.00

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