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

Russia’s Trade with Greece

In 2017, Russia’s trade with Greece totaled $3,669,603,932, up 27.69% ($795,823,791) from 2016.

Russia’s exports to Greece in 2017 totaled $3,429,834,962, up 28.90% ($769,068,560) from 2016.

Russia’s imports from Greece in 2017 totaled $239,768,970, up 12.56% ($26,755,231) from 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Greece in 2017 was $3,190,065,992, a 30.33% increase ($742,313,329) over 2016.

Greece was Russia’s 34th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 33rd in 2016), accounting for 0.6283% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.6144% in 2016).

Greece was Russia’s 23rd largest export market in 2017 (up from 24th in 2016), accounting for 0.9605% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.9320% in 2016).

Greece was Russia’s 67th largest supplier in 2017 (up from 68th in 2016), accounting for 0.1056% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1169% in 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Greece

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 72.44% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (68.33% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 24.12% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (27.46% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.10% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (2.24% in 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Greece 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 $666,587,377;
  • Zinc and articles thereof (HS code 79) - an increase of $39,721,988;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $23,814,394;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $20,789,267.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $16,499,708.
Russia’s exports to Greece in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 149-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 4,669-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 42,500 0.00 51,000-16.67
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 11,770 0.00 2,607351.48
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 35,521 0.00 19318,304.66
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 23,160-100.00
10 Cereals 33,600,686 0.98 50,100,394-32.93
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 102,364 0.00 159,144-35.68
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 27,177 0.00 1,061,591-97.44
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 7-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 548,013 0.02 1,339,466-59.09
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9,470 0.00 2,543272.39
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,273,290 0.04 1,268,6120.37
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 37,304 0.00 79,603-53.14
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 19,098 0.00 26,641-28.31
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 18,709 0.00 418,765-95.53
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 14,695 0.00 520,235-97.18
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 544,384 0.02 426,32827.69
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,519,724 0.04 3,733,352-59.29
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 62,564 0.00 401,576-84.42
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,561 0.00 5,801-21.38
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,484,699,677 72.44 1,818,112,30036.66
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,836,456 0.14 2,555,55989.25
29 Organic chemicals 168,474 0.00 17,878842.35
30 Pharmaceutical products 61,609 0.00 30,744100.39
31 Fertilizers 14,292,335 0.42 11,986,51819.24
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 11,757 0.00 20,110-41.54
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 13,224 0.00 3,909238.30
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 0 0.00 1,544-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 19,798 0.00 8,650128.88
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 343,605 0.01 422,373-18.65
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,239,652 0.04 1,475,653-15.99
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,577,562 0.13 4,529,7651.06
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 390 0.00 0
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 7,147,120 0.21 5,907,02620.99
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 11,661,044 0.34 9,929,74317.44
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,683,491 0.05 456,357268.90
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7,652,390 0.22 8,693,348-11.97
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 144,107 0.00 273,042-47.22
50 Silk 16 0.00 24,363-99.93
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 22 0.00 0
52 Cotton 23,140 0.00 18,76123.34
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 13,115-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 1,692,123 0.05 527,487220.79
55 Man-made staple fibers 92 0.00 17,561-99.48
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 165 0.00 114,457-99.86
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 987 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2,079 0.00 74,756-97.22
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 15,268 0.00 6,003154.34
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 19,580 0.00 26,916-27.26
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 56,882 0.00 218,713-73.99
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,586 0.00 5,843-38.63
65 Headgear and parts thereof 65 0.00 162-59.88
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 64-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 357,247 0.01 287,60724.21
69 Ceramic products 47,875 0.00 2,5621,768.66
70 Glass and glassware 1,790,090 0.05 956,61987.13
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 5,956-100.00
72 Iron and steel 10,978,859 0.32 7,843,20839.98
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,259,845 0.04 1,315,838-4.26
74 Copper and articles thereof 520,696,085 15.18 499,906,8184.16
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 177,876,361 5.19 154,061,96715.46
78 Lead and articles thereof 18,416,099 0.54 9,370,20196.54
79 Zinc and articles thereof 96,094,975 2.80 56,372,98770.46
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 4,269-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 30,790 0.00 5,605449.33
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,996,671 0.06 1,741,19314.67
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,646,700 0.14 1,620,316186.78
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 909,228 0.03 773,16117.60
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 849,079 0.02 79,081973.68
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 164,465 0.00 210,261-21.78
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 904 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1 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 216,104 0.01 116,30985.80
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 28,744 0.00 43,759-34.31
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8,421 0.00 47,013-82.09
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 62,210 0.00 134,456-53.73
SS Classified 15,165,683 0.44 18 66081,173.76

Russia’s Imports from Greece

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 27.78% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (28.25% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.31% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (20.32% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 17.17% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (13.50% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 16.98% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (19.92% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.20% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (4.63% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.46% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (1.94% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.06% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (1.00% in 2016).

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

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $9,383,372;
  • 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 $8,507,678;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - an increase of $7,538,551;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $5,209,305;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2,523,812;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $2,448,294;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2,366,747;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2,121,638;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $1,315,004;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $971,193;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $948,352;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $861,085;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $845,649;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $774,673;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $760,469;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - an increase of $758,594.

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $9,441,297;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $6,702,013;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3,118,963;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $2,679,522;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $975,248.
Russia’s imports from Greece in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 40,116-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 971,193 0.41 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 801,861 0.33 400,906100.01
10 Cereals 23,490 0.01 13,40475.25
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,678 0.00 1,48113.30
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,419 0.00 5,490-37.72
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 12,548 0.01 14,821-15.34
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6,521,581 2.72 6,777,446-3.78
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 37,450 0.02 28,00433.73
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 223,463 0.09 151,04447.95
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 554,685 0.23 119,210365.30
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 234,665 0.10 202,23016.04
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 14,865,232 6.20 9,655,92753.95
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 481,272 0.20 273,72575.82
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 6,529,927 2.72 5,668,84215.19
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 62,371 0.03 310,190-79.89
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 10,186,540 4.25 19,627,837-48.10
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,433,139 1.43 3,629,581-5.41
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 453,900-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 77,726 0.03 57,60734.92
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 396,891 0.17 225,04276.36
29 Organic chemicals 24,288 0.01 29,366-17.29
30 Pharmaceutical products 19,060,524 7.95 16,938,88612.53
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 238,559-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 8,720,425 3.64 7,945,7529.75
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,462,774 2.70 5,702,30513.34
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 2,367,174 0.99 1,965,87920.41
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 10,135 0.00 1,118806.53
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 10,012,531 4.18 9,981,0900.32
39 Plastics and articles thereof 19,352,661 8.07 16,985,91413.93
40 Rubber and articles thereof 196,736 0.08 152,98328.60
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 157,400 0.07 30,782411.34
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 16,384 0.01 48,560-66.26
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 24,022,661 10.02 16,484,11045.73
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 33,353 0.01 26,50425.84
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 12,216 0.01 12,452-1.90
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,460,526 0.61 1,236,16118.15
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,033,843 0.43 852,72821.24
52 Cotton 46,090 0.02 88,288-47.80
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3,880 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 1,722,438 0.72 2,697,686-36.15
55 Man-made staple fibers 58,771 0.02 154,236-61.90
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4,291,532 1.79 3,445,88324.54
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 800,675 0.33 42,0811,802.70
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 581,362 0.24 521,99711.37
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 26,222 0.01 13,75190.69
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 794,629 0.33 294,673169.66
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,027,136 0.85 1,078,78487.91
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 656,082 0.27 258,283154.02
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 126,394 0.05 174,665-27.64
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,315,874 0.55 1,101,84319.42
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5,038 0.00 3501,339.43
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 2,758 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,064,941 2.11 3,749,93735.07
69 Ceramic products 9,144 0.00 16,037-42.98
70 Glass and glassware 12,433 0.01 33,293-62.66
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 222,248 0.09 337,145-34.08
72 Iron and steel 618,237 0.26 296,778108.32
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,647,051 1.52 1,123,239224.69
74 Copper and articles thereof 19,713,565 8.22 10,330,19390.83
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 24-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 9,700,028 4.05 12,379,550-21.64
78 Lead and articles thereof 12,794 0.01 13,642-6.22
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6,432,950 2.68 3,984,65661.44
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,042,026 0.43 634,66964.18
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 19,027,360 7.94 22,146,323-14.08
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 18,633,134 7.77 10,125,45684.02
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 654,834 0.27 964,548-32.11
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,066,342 0.86 8,768,355-76.43
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 319,635 0.13 433,438-26.26
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,937 0.00 55,918-96.54
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 339 0.00 122,725.00
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 591,101 0.25 401,73647.14
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 986,463 0.41 835,83018.02
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 180,884 0.08 213,330-15.21
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5,630 0.00 0
SS Classified 4,251 0.00 7 158-40.61
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia