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

Russia’s Trade with Ireland

In 2017, Russia’s trade with Ireland totaled $1,510,725,401, up 24.41% ($296,430,578) from 2016.

Russia’s exports to Ireland in 2017 totaled $392,312,325, up 23.77% ($75,343,274) from 2016.

Russia’s imports from Ireland in 2017 totaled $1,118,413,076, up 24.64% ($221,087,304) from 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with Ireland in 2017 was $726,100,751, a 25.11% increase ($145,744,030) over 2016.

Ireland was Russia’s 54th largest trading partner in 2017 (just as in 2016), accounting for 0.2587% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.2596% in 2016).

Ireland was Russia’s 70th largest export market in 2017 (up from 72nd in 2016), accounting for 0.1099% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.1110% in 2016).

Ireland was Russia’s 34th largest supplier in 2017 (down from 33rd in 2016), accounting for 0.4928% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.4923% in 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Ireland

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 43.69% of Russia’s total exports to Ireland (26.04% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 20.18% of Russia’s total exports to Ireland (21.65% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.41% of Russia’s total exports to Ireland (1.65% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.21% of Russia’s total exports to Ireland (2.07% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.68% of Russia’s total exports to Ireland (1.94% in 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Ireland 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 $88,798,238;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $9,437,184;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $3,848,523;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $1,413,545.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s exports to Ireland 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 0 0.00 151,073-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 114,978 0.03 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 262 0.00 16657.83
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 241,926-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 35,570 0.01 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 410,763 0.10 262,09856.72
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 6,027,338 1.54 5,498,8279.61
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 67,265 0.02 25,775160.97
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 171,319,843 43.67 82,521,605107.61
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,028,947 0.52 615,402229.69
29 Organic chemicals 2,999,572 0.76 2,394,98025.24
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,923 0.00 1,161,533-99.15
31 Fertilizers 73,832,443 18.82 64,395,25914.66
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,070 0.00 3710,900.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 139,347 0.04 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 18,408 0.00 28,685-35.83
39 Plastics and articles thereof 92,017 0.02 37,008148.64
40 Rubber and articles thereof 35,861 0.01 26213,587.40
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 500 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 8,356,582 2.13 4,508,05985.37
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,113,661 0.28 677,97864.26
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,034 0.00 43,801-95.36
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 397 0.00 291,268.97
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,299 0.00 5,869-60.83
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,237 0.00 1074,794.39
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 64 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 171 0.00 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 343-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 269,192 0.07 233,01915.52
69 Ceramic products 11,157 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 2,137 0.00 26,241-91.86
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 763,978 0.19 627,43721.76
72 Iron and steel 1,168,736 0.30 843,45838.56
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,003,492 0.26 234,882327.23
74 Copper and articles thereof 10 0.00 16-37.50
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5,207 0.00 2,540105.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 13,649 0.00 3333,998.80
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 915,682 0.23 486,81188.10
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 3,751,043 0.96 3,097,88521.08
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 0.00 170-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 81,881 0.02 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,928,345 1.00 2,964,27132.52
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 287-100.00
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 18,657 0.00 35,776-47.85
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8,974 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,388 0.00 1,46662.89
SS Classified 113,750,245 28.99 145 843 637-22.01

Russia’s Imports from Ireland

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 52.37% of Russia’s total imports from Ireland (51.18% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 30.77% of Russia’s total imports from Ireland (31.70% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.14% of Russia’s total imports from Ireland (14.07% in 2016).

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $79,451,508;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $44,450,576;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $30,441,677;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $17,633,023;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $16,680,870;
  • 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 $12,291,243;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $7,060,184;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $5,220,214;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $4,077,368;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $3,918,972.

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

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $5,553,261.
Russia’s imports from Ireland in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
01 Live animals 1,346,483 0.12 282,926375.91
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 88,036 0.01 277,680-68.30
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 4,227 0.00 835406.23
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 2,819-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 105,059 0.01 25,756307.90
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 529,724 0.05 604,511-12.37
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 84,508 0.01 74111,304.59
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 9,808,331 0.88 5,889,35966.54
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 269,406 0.02 109,810145.34
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 51,355,463 4.59 52,316,918-1.84
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,758,299 0.51 3,443,81767.21
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 23,984,255 2.14 16,924,07141.72
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 62,865,309 5.62 45,232,28638.98
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,826,534 0.16 1,016,72779.65
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 153,748 0.01 147,3804.32
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,709 0.00 229,449-99.26
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 91,185 0.01 69013,115.22
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 72,617,932 6.49 42,176,25572.18
29 Organic chemicals 12,111,084 1.08 12,064,8870.38
30 Pharmaceutical products 311,834,873 27.88 232,383,36534.19
31 Fertilizers 143,703 0.01 27,042431.41
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 6,681,758 0.60 6,656,3650.38
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 135,603,921 12.12 118,923,05114.03
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 1,548,036 0.14 1,056,50446.52
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 11,640,683 1.04 12,270,987-5.14
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 5,948,186 0.53 3,643,38263.26
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 20,987,198 1.88 18,320,86714.55
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,167,351 0.55 5,669,0318.79
40 Rubber and articles thereof 461,968 0.04 6,015,229-92.32
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 15,133 0.00 16,483-8.19
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 138,989 0.01 105,47131.78
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 396,861 0.04 307,16529.20
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 965,365 0.09 2,806,961-65.61
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 91,533 0.01 27,976227.18
52 Cotton 250 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 4,191 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 16,084 0.00 11,27842.61
55 Man-made staple fibers 17,179 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,116 0.00 2,0881.34
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 283,558 0.03 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 784-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 286,185 0.03 146,46095.40
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 76,127 0.01 1,4655,096.38
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 11,099 0.00 20,592-46.10
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 160,103 0.01 30,809419.66
65 Headgear and parts thereof 728 0.00 88727.27
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 237,496 0.02 252,602-5.98
69 Ceramic products 10,585 0.00 10,2003.77
70 Glass and glassware 308,856 0.03 145,036112.95
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 868,895 0.08 434,428100.01
72 Iron and steel 38,703 0.00 19,191101.67
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,019,954 0.09 2,635,447-61.30
74 Copper and articles thereof 779,172 0.07 290,125168.56
75 Nickel and articles thereof 502,081 0.04 405,83723.71
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 92,500 0.01 101,390-8.77
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,737 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 6,759 0.00 2,093222.93
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 128,551 0.01 44,111191.43
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,674,171 0.33 2,798,89431.27
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,698,576 0.15 1,376,43423.40
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 103,335,143 9.24 105,250,230-1.82
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 44,423,376 3.97 32,132,13338.25
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 39,634 0.00 19,809100.08
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 519,860 0.05 848,436-38.73
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5,223,378 0.47 3,164164,987.80
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 190,624,015 17.04 146,173,43930.41
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 697 0.00 42862.85
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2,116 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 375,629 0.03 420,711-10.72
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,551,329 0.50 6,031,182-7.96
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 12,465,393 1.11 8,388,02548.61
SS Classified 0 0.00 352 067-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia