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Russian trade with Egypt in 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 Egypt in 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Egypt

In 2017, Russia’s trade with Egypt totaled $6,721,871,401, up 61.73% ($2,565,629,037) from 2016.

Russia’s exports to Egypt in 2017 totaled $6,217,276,224, up 64.36% ($2,434,472,237) from 2016.

Russia’s imports from Egypt in 2017 totaled $504,595,177, up 35.12% ($131,156,800) from 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Egypt in 2017 was $5,712,681,047, a 67.56% increase ($2,303,315,437) over 2016.

Egypt was Russia’s 19th largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 26th in 2016), accounting for 1.1509% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.8886% in 2016).

Egypt was Russia’s 17th largest export market in 2017 (up from 20th in 2016), accounting for 1.7411% of Russia’s total exports (up from 1.3250% in 2016).

Egypt was Russia’s 55th largest supplier in 2017 (up from 56th in 2016), accounting for 0.2223% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.2049% in 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Egypt

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 28.63% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (32.73% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 11.34% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (16.81% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.68% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (16.52% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 7.10% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (4.61% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.05% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (9.01% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.01% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (1.71% in 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Egypt in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $436,059,083;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $234,072,847;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $144,633,211;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $91,999,655;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $76,730,744;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $55,716,097.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Egypt in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $82,885,491;
  • 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 $65,145,484;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $32,345,713;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $26,004,811.
Russia’s exports to Egypt in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 565,664 0.01 2,419,076-76.62
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 12,168,214 0.20 12,722,831-4.36
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 279,998 0.00 0
10 Cereals 1,434,669,135 23.08 998,610,05243.67
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6,759 0.00 48,365-86.03
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,343,241 0.05 3,495,585-4.36
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 128,614 0.00 49,627159.16
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 285,005,143 4.58 193,005,48847.67
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,832,532 0.03 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,309,475 0.02 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 77 0.00 80-3.75
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,500 0.00 15,820-65.23
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 12,370,866 0.20 3,034,466307.68
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 28,249,549 0.45 24,650,81814.60
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 18,823,349 0.30 1,056,6701,681.38
26 Ores, slag and ash 15,568,551 0.25 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 407,300,000 6.55 173,227,153135.12
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 11,033,614 0.18 10,688,8563.23
29 Organic chemicals 24,024,763 0.39 21,520,56711.64
30 Pharmaceutical products 562,554 0.01 257,645118.34
31 Fertilizers 137,663 0.00 1,909,494-92.79
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 223,522 0.00 239,828-6.80
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 203,695 0.00 86,089136.61
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 9,157 0.00 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 46,821 0.00 73,337-36.16
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 6,841,106 0.11 3,304,292107.04
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 11,355,668 0.18 11,603,569-2.14
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,948,085 0.05 10,144,218-70.94
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,209,694 0.08 4,958,4625.07
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,682 0.00 1,074242.83
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 282,067,626 4.54 308,072,437-8.44
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 600,688-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 27,775,340 0.45 31,218,911-11.03
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,100,737 0.07 949,315331.97
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 982 0.00 0
52 Cotton 42 0.00 420.00
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 120-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 8,245 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 491 0.00 36335.26
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 46-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 4,597 0.00 12,242-62.45
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 752 0.00 7470.67
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 572,512 0.01 416137,523.08
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 674,364 0.01 5,79711,532.98
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,492 0.00 6,439-76.83
65 Headgear and parts thereof 761,368 0.01 580131,170.34
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 65,894 0.00 145,588-54.74
69 Ceramic products 845,304 0.01 153,911449.22
70 Glass and glassware 363,252 0.01 112,241223.64
72 Iron and steel 613,223,227 9.86 468,590,01630.87
73 Articles of iron or steel 22,496,286 0.36 16,923,89632.93
74 Copper and articles thereof 67,219,533 1.08 150,105,024-55.22
75 Nickel and articles thereof 11,365 0.00 6,54873.56
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 57,281 0.00 205,426-72.12
78 Lead and articles thereof 2 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 471 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 33 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 10,138 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,286,547 0.04 121,0121,789.52
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 34,883 0.00 9,302275.01
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 63,174,368 1.02 7,458,271747.04
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 76,722,028 1.23 141,867,512-45.92
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 0 0.00 3,858-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 437,747,946 7.04 470,093,659-6.88
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4,051,289 0.07 4,10098,711.93
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 82,063,558 1.32 5,332,8141,438.84
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 660 0.00 0
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 366,411 0.01 249,73946.72
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 2-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 591 0.00 158274.05
SS Classified 2,246,339,918 36.13 703 429 305219.34

Russia’s Imports from Egypt

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 79.86% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (77.10% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 8.47% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (14.82% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.86% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (1.25% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.13% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (4.83% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.10% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (0.95% in 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Egypt in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $88,618,464;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $25,778,455;
  • 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 $24,286,087;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $3,405,429;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $1,662,675.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Egypt in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $7,498,709;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - a decrease of $3,169,244;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $2,305,919.
Russia’s imports from Egypt in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 7-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 39 0.00 191-79.58
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 179,685,700 35.61 91,067,23697.31
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 208,722,901 41.36 182,944,44614.09
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,271,806 0.25 1,601,925-20.61
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,604,119 1.11 5,334,2255.06
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 12,653 0.00 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 2,679 0.00 5,873-54.38
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 416,710 0.08 405,5202.76
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 54,812 0.01 91,761-40.27
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 22,029 0.00 13,66861.17
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,913,771 0.58 3,524,693-17.33
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,279,531 0.25 1,040,06223.02
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,835,374 0.56 1,635,16873.40
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 54,441 0.01 11,783362.03
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 450 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 110,280 0.02 262,913-58.05
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,040,425 0.80 2,377,75069.93
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,512,995 0.30 1,154,31131.07
29 Organic chemicals 621,457 0.12 9,5906,380.26
30 Pharmaceutical products 10,527,362 2.09 7,121,93347.82
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 627,122 0.12 372,19168.49
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 919,492 0.18 1,737,473-47.08
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 3,815,251 0.76 4,584,705-16.78
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 958,506 0.19 1,773,431-45.95
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,129,731 0.42 2,414,288-11.79
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,256,470 0.25 18,8216,575.89
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 11,523 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,867 0.00 226,730-99.18
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,179 0.00 511130.72
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 130,260 0.03 41,195216.20
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,812 0.00 3,14621.17
52 Cotton 140,400 0.03 8,4911,553.52
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 130,667 0.03 28,310361.56
54 Man-made filaments 390,464 0.08 461,552-15.40
55 Man-made staple fibers 397,676 0.08 581,365-31.60
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 16,888 0.00 479,158-96.48
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4,113,902 0.82 4,248,257-3.16
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3,785 0.00 20,296-81.35
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 3,169,244-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 8,460,699 1.68 10,766,618-21.42
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 26,951,487 5.34 34,450,196-21.77
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,067,589 0.41 1,048,78297.14
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 28,704 0.01 20,47040.22
65 Headgear and parts thereof 32,821 0.01 46,476-29.38
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 189 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 400,217 0.08 729,365-45.13
69 Ceramic products 1,186,514 0.24 650,26282.47
70 Glass and glassware 279,556 0.06 33,260740.52
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 208 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 337,501-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 200,670 0.04 136,64846.85
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 270-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,424 0.00 1,960-27.35
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,722 0.00 467,991.30
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 54,616 0.01 64,826-15.75
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 396 0.00 7,124-94.44
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 725,564 0.14 90,062705.63
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 28,325,572 5.61 4,039,485601.22
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 512,671 0.10 411,75324.51
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 24,078 0.00 119,266-79.81
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 392 0.00 0
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 217,893 0.04 211,9122.82
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 173 0.00 1,329-86.98
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 381,493 0.08 896,873-57.46
SS Classified 0 0.00 601 674-100.00
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