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

Russia’s Trade with France

In 2017, Russia’s trade with France totaled $15,459,018,803, up 16.52% ($2,191,552,906) from 2016.

Russia’s exports to France in 2017 totaled $5,829,410,862, up 22.00% ($1,051,178,113) from 2016.

Russia’s imports from France in 2017 totaled $9,629,607,941, up 13.43% ($1,140,374,793) from 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with France in 2017 was $3,800,197,079, a 2.40% increase ($89,196,680) over 2016.

France was Russia’s 12th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 10th in 2016), accounting for 2.6469% of Russia’s total trade (down from 2.8364% in 2016).

France was Russia’s 18th largest export market in 2017 (just as in 2016), accounting for 1.6325% of Russia’s total exports (down from 1.6737% in 2016).

France was Russia’s 6th largest supplier in 2017 (down from 5th in 2016), accounting for 4.2427% of Russia’s total imports (down from 4.6577% in 2016).

Russia’s Exports to France

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 84.56% of Russia’s total exports to France (80.31% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.52% of Russia’s total exports to France (5.08% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.36% of Russia’s total exports to France (5.05% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.18% of Russia’s total exports to France (3.31% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.43% of Russia’s total exports to France (1.63% in 2016).

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

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1,067,819,889;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $34,740,416;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $24,402,479.

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $38,541,827;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $33,184,263;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $27,416,051.
Russia’s exports to France in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
01 Live animals 170,886 0.00 191,292-10.67
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 7,005,857 0.12 7,588,744-7.68
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 131,812 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 872,596 0.01 1,424,596-38.75
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 22,125 0.00 21110,385.78
10 Cereals 57,534 0.00 1,0125,585.18
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 248 0.00 15,011-98.35
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 185,524 0.00 7,472,300-97.52
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 287,649 0.00 3,864,844-92.56
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 1,620-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 16,723 0.00 14,10018.60
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 6,948 0.00 2,054238.27
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,739 0.00 1534,304.58
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 62,165-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 357,716 0.01 1,393,167-74.32
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,384,901 0.04 2,321,3152.74
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,406,616 0.04 10,263,788-76.55
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 535,876 0.01 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,950,110 0.03 2,040,593-4.43
26 Ores, slag and ash 33,696,983 0.58 9,294,504262.55
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,893,935,307 83.95 3,826,115,41827.91
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 57,047,004 0.98 84,463,055-32.46
29 Organic chemicals 47,991,180 0.82 45,216,1346.14
30 Pharmaceutical products 931,863 0.02 724,37828.64
31 Fertilizers 46,696,138 0.80 85,237,965-45.22
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 286,211 0.00 399,002-28.27
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,273,325 0.07 2,388,43378.92
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 29,726 0.00 127,901-76.76
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,859 0.00 147,479-96.71
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 4,274 0.00 27,542-84.48
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,210,901 0.09 1,395,495273.41
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,531,462 0.06 2,973,28818.77
40 Rubber and articles thereof 29,645,839 0.51 18,127,91463.54
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 6 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6,364,589 0.11 7,695,031-17.29
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 887,664 0.02 2,427,212-63.43
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 79,086,990 1.36 72,188,2719.56
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 38,654 0.00 24,87955.37
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,369,989 0.04 1,612,48946.98
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,811,998 0.03 4,179,848-56.65
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 173 0.00 0
52 Cotton 46 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 211,331 0.00 111,40289.70
54 Man-made filaments 49,575 0.00 71,576-30.74
55 Man-made staple fibers 64 0.00 1,885-96.60
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 707,973 0.01 150,731369.69
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 596 0.00 176238.64
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 7 0.00 14-50.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 46 0.00 5,229-99.12
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 23 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,860,430 0.03 1,343,62038.46
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,638,474 0.06 2,803,60729.78
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 6,262,347 0.11 3,325,91988.29
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4,752,539 0.08 4,520,8305.13
65 Headgear and parts thereof 21,535 0.00 12,11777.73
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 2,774 0.00 1,327109.04
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 212,521 0.00 144,14047.44
69 Ceramic products 416,093 0.01 104,079299.79
70 Glass and glassware 13,425,536 0.23 11,711,46014.64
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,889,223 0.03 2,116,121-10.72
72 Iron and steel 78,799,598 1.35 83,573,570-5.71
73 Articles of iron or steel 28,896,393 0.50 33,075,687-12.64
74 Copper and articles thereof 530,697 0.01 424,09225.14
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,633,786 0.03 1,374,93018.83
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 43,440,046 0.75 8,699,630399.33
78 Lead and articles thereof 256,414 0.00 139,06984.38
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 100-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 31,333,277 0.54 30,426,2772.98
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 217,698 0.00 128,94968.82
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 464,310 0.01 184,525151.62
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 146,918,363 2.52 180,102,626-18.43
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 16,952,810 0.29 17,571,417-3.52
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 2,257,636 0.04 159,1031,318.98
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 7,312,897 0.13 6,752,0088.31
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 173,458 0.00 762,587-77.25
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 31,827,038 0.55 37,226,903-14.51
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 230,661 0.00 493,122-53.22
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 17,715 0.00 10,19673.74
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 7,178,962 0.12 4,043,83877.53
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,629,253 0.05 1,110,596136.74
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 22,520 0.00 41,834-46.17
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 33,505 0.00 2,335,145-98.57
SS Classified 164,587,697 2.82 141 749 10916.11

Russia’s Imports from France

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 33.77% of Russia’s total imports from France (32.05% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 26.21% of Russia’s total imports from France (26.57% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.35% of Russia’s total imports from France (7.63% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.78% of Russia’s total imports from France (2.48% in 2016).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $260,456,229;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $166,451,250;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $156,595,446;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $132,830,615;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $84,243,739;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $80,585,012;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $63,404,635;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $40,906,140.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from France in 2017 over 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 $184,594,524.
Russia’s imports from France in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
01 Live animals 7,395,022 0.08 4,357,77569.70
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,065,055 0.02 2,350,919-12.16
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 329,040 0.00 124,444164.41
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 26,951,732 0.28 19,214,31840.27
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 233,201 0.00 304,909-23.52
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 2,110,555 0.02 905,742133.02
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 813,419 0.01 837,606-2.89
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,282 0.00 3,1563.99
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,455,876 0.04 2,714,24227.32
10 Cereals 43,609,571 0.45 33,845,13528.85
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5,053,773 0.05 5,175,108-2.34
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 77,108,198 0.80 56,912,22535.49
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 16,454,732 0.17 17,030,609-3.38
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 97,044 0.00 77,02925.98
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,556,280 0.03 2,228,71014.70
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,165,617 0.01 1,210,618-3.72
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 19,370,265 0.20 16,917,70114.50
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 29,861,561 0.31 25,173,20818.62
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 17,563,173 0.18 15,742,20911.57
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 24,799,408 0.26 21,223,11916.85
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 43,758,198 0.45 41,929,8444.36
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 357,187,430 3.71 272,943,69130.86
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 115,077,298 1.20 98,542,30916.78
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 7,388,476 0.08 7,918,846-6.70
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 11,994,365 0.12 15,588,193-23.05
26 Ores, slag and ash 538 0.00 36,840-98.54
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 31,692,934 0.33 21,698,22446.06
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 93,407,917 0.97 119,046,079-21.54
29 Organic chemicals 285,591,275 2.97 222,186,64028.54
30 Pharmaceutical products 944,753,056 9.81 811,922,44116.36
31 Fertilizers 671,905 0.01 1,092,454-38.50
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 53,073,183 0.55 44,445,38119.41
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 815,039,452 8.46 648,588,20225.66
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 111,014,820 1.15 87,267,78627.21
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 79,188,632 0.82 61,615,97528.52
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 3,280,855 0.03 3,142,6344.40
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,582,894 0.03 2,133,48421.06
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 447,824,576 4.65 367,239,56421.94
39 Plastics and articles thereof 302,339,489 3.14 261,433,34915.65
40 Rubber and articles thereof 113,101,454 1.17 90,864,85024.47
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 267,846 0.00 149,76178.85
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 35,670,127 0.37 32,981,9418.15
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 7,246,314 0.08 4,886,95148.28
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 12,841,433 0.13 7,681,44267.17
45 Cork and articles of cork 779,334 0.01 540,08044.30
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 116,843 0.00 15,157670.88
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 15,725 0.00 18,224-13.71
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 68,578,805 0.71 62,664,0949.44
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9,720,339 0.10 13,451,968-27.74
50 Silk 25,220 0.00 14,45474.48
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 56,708 0.00 8,487568.17
52 Cotton 890,527 0.01 1,083,868-17.84
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 43,820 0.00 15,148189.28
54 Man-made filaments 1,056,886 0.01 1,152,363-8.29
55 Man-made staple fibers 3,491,616 0.04 1,476,704136.45
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4,627,051 0.05 3,945,88017.26
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3,162,785 0.03 2,613,06521.04
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 917,503 0.01 773,53718.61
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3,059,113 0.03 2,162,49741.46
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 864,448 0.01 565,50052.86
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 10,333,882 0.11 3,553,770190.79
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 26,056,670 0.27 18,561,15940.38
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,330,056 0.03 2,348,07041.82
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5,541,795 0.06 5,006,66510.69
65 Headgear and parts thereof 880,585 0.01 558,71357.61
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 352,208 0.00 169,716107.53
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 89,350 0.00 56,56957.95
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 13,034,688 0.14 10,456,71924.65
69 Ceramic products 9,183,071 0.10 10,606,809-13.42
70 Glass and glassware 60,043,898 0.62 54,027,79011.14
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 14,691,948 0.15 18,450,649-20.37
72 Iron and steel 65,938,940 0.68 47,663,81438.34
73 Articles of iron or steel 112,424,294 1.17 86,052,46530.65
74 Copper and articles thereof 9,356,961 0.10 7,535,76824.17
75 Nickel and articles thereof 13,688,134 0.14 6,021,155127.33
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 25,608,279 0.27 24,874,1552.95
78 Lead and articles thereof 61,468 0.00 1,0755,617.95
79 Zinc and articles thereof 379,141 0.00 225,45268.17
80 Tin and articles thereof 179,522 0.00 158,07813.57
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 8,375,396 0.09 10,546,411-20.59
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 15,568,249 0.16 12,689,03922.69
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 16,570,201 0.17 14,820,63311.80
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,234,783,298 12.82 974,327,06926.73
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 615,571,002 6.39 800,165,526-23.07
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 2,164,787 0.02 2,257,092-4.09
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 435,269,201 4.52 278,673,75556.19
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 16,536,068 0.17 952,7251,635.66
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 219,988,883 2.28 199,536,14610.25
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,741,556 0.02 1,439,31821.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 298,668 0.00 203,85146.51
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 30,305,892 0.31 25,282,37919.87
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6,206,644 0.06 2,990,822107.52
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 23,032,940 0.24 18,808,40922.46
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 764,320 0.01 73,432940.85
SS Classified 2,377,857,952 24.69 2 307 951 2613.03
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia