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

Russia’s Trade with Israel

In 2017, Russia’s trade with Israel totaled $2,493,794,900, up 13.93% ($304,872,908) from 2016.

Russia’s exports to Israel in 2017 totaled $1,669,191,735, up 13.60% ($199,842,839) from 2016.

Russia’s imports from Israel in 2017 totaled $824,603,165, up 14.60% ($105,030,069) from 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Israel in 2017 was $844,588,570, a 12.65% increase ($94,812,770) over 2016.

Israel was Russia’s 42nd largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 41st in 2016), accounting for 0.4270% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.4680% in 2016).

Israel was Russia’s 41st largest export market in 2017 (down from 39th in 2016), accounting for 0.4675% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.5147% in 2016).

Israel was Russia’s 42nd largest supplier in 2017 (down from 38th in 2016), accounting for 0.3633% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.3948% in 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Israel

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 39.31% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (32.65% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 31.73% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (43.19% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.80% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (9.10% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.80% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (8.23% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.89% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (2.61% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.10% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (3.00% in 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Israel 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 $170,564,426;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $28,007,604;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $19,581,276;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $12,997,258;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $5,988,192.

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

  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $105,103,510.
Russia’s exports to Israel in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
01 Live animals 220 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 111,490-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 166,455 0.01 146,64113.51
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,312,430 0.14 1,449,20059.57
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 104,314 0.01 14,038643.08
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,636,331 0.22 1,235,586194.30
10 Cereals 116,323,321 6.97 96,742,04520.24
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,610,222 0.10 2,365,585-31.93
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 88,288 0.01 293,099-69.88
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 11,367,745 0.68 8,309,44436.81
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 238,600 0.01 115,566106.46
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 515,261 0.03 618,659-16.71
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,938,726 0.24 1,674,810135.17
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,460,162 0.15 2,118,37416.13
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,212,187 0.19 3,178,1321.07
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,189,236 0.67 9,634,07416.14
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,480,413 0.33 4,765,86714.99
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 855,294 0.05 941,571-9.16
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 91,540 0.01 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 13,187,210 0.79 7,199,01883.18
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 643,050,337 38.52 472,485,91136.10
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,910,957 0.23 2,743,76142.54
29 Organic chemicals 6,366,938 0.38 3,003,800111.96
30 Pharmaceutical products 51,515 0.00 13,616278.34
31 Fertilizers 27,791,678 1.66 14,794,42087.85
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 491,495 0.03 232,428111.46
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 281,231 0.02 92,836202.93
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 8,419 0.00 103,573-91.87
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 206 0.00 6,849-96.99
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 19,500 0.00 8,000143.75
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 16,747,370 1.00 12,187,24137.42
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,542,109 0.51 4,965,12872.04
40 Rubber and articles thereof 643,837 0.04 248,884158.69
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 833 0.00 67922.68
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 4 0.00 4,943-99.92
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 30,845,868 1.85 25,889,60319.14
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 5-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,985,717 0.24 2,816,12141.53
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 15,497,823 0.93 14,050,63910.30
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,429,968 0.09 1,332,5527.31
52 Cotton 847 0.00 8361.32
54 Man-made filaments 390,278 0.02 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,223 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,609 0.00 1,743-7.69
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 11,235 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 22 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 150 0.00 22581.82
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 93,093 0.01 65,17442.84
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 21,103 0.00 33,935-37.81
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 74,609 0.00 95,808-22.13
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 22,125 0.00 55,062-59.82
65 Headgear and parts thereof 846 0.00 62535.36
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 25 0.00 54-53.70
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,320,365 0.26 2,974,05045.27
69 Ceramic products 115,025 0.01 116,936-1.63
70 Glass and glassware 86,895 0.01 195,484-55.55
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 529,551,687 31.73 634,655,197-16.56
72 Iron and steel 62,517,239 3.75 34,509,63581.16
73 Articles of iron or steel 785,111 0.05 913,029-14.01
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,613 0.00 93,410-96.13
75 Nickel and articles thereof 15,336 0.00 164,642-90.69
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 63,932,572 3.83 60,869,1885.03
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 697,848-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 19,515,289 1.17 23,345,335-16.41
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 52,600 0.00 253,499-79.25
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 26,550 0.00 92,321-71.24
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,090,012 0.13 2,541,624-17.77
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 5,717,647 0.34 5,368,4586.50
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 10,638-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 151,338 0.01 177,001-14.50
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 717-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,438,071 0.15 1,661,81546.71
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 623 0.00 950-34.42
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,590 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 542,720 0.03 458,39018.40
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 377,408 0.02 286,45731.75
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 89,007 0.01 459,427-80.63
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,300 0.00 0
SS Classified 39,798,812 2.38 3 355 3981,086.11

Russia’s Imports from Israel

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 35.98% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (37.29% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 28.08% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (28.03% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 21.79% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (20.99% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.29% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (4.27% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.81% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (2.87% in 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Israel 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) - an increase of $30,461,648;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $24,975,332;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $9,327,724;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $7,646,849;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $6,051,075;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $5,147,777;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $4,620,837;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $3,454,498;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - an increase of $2,866,625.

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

  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $8,244,104.
Russia’s imports from Israel in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
01 Live animals 1,200,786 0.15 964,48824.50
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 292,023 0.04 411,878-29.10
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 19,258,894 2.34 27,502,998-29.98
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 181,148,713 21.97 156,173,38115.99
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 54,552,953 6.62 48,501,87812.48
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 788,693 0.10 634,20724.36
10 Cereals 270 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,498 0.00 1,166114.24
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 6,184,754 0.75 5,299,97916.69
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,269,900 0.15 1,699,994-25.30
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 6,531 0.00 2724,088.89
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 51,772 0.01 59,441-12.90
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,144 0.00 6,834-83.26
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,849,169 0.22 1,862,796-0.73
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 116,339 0.01 83,41039.48
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,530,262 0.19 1,637,829-6.57
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 23,830,882 2.89 18,683,10527.55
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,851,028 0.47 4,255,077-9.50
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 770,747 0.09 496,42155.26
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 52,224-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,611,708 0.68 5,600,7300.20
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 746,330 0.09 613,66421.62
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,977,438 0.72 4,552,38731.30
29 Organic chemicals 11,582,446 1.40 10,426,18211.09
30 Pharmaceutical products 42,232,957 5.12 43,238,636-2.33
31 Fertilizers 3,503,555 0.42 1,810,42293.52
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 16,455,137 2.00 15,092,2929.03
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 26,489,473 3.21 21,868,63621.13
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 6,426,067 0.78 4,660,05137.90
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 200,134 0.02 269,325-25.69
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 57-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 864,075 0.10 467,30684.91
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 20,971,317 2.54 11,643,59380.11
39 Plastics and articles thereof 42,342,036 5.13 34,695,18722.04
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,676,326 0.32 2,322,59215.23
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 313,922 0.04 221,98041.42
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 53,610 0.01 53,788-0.33
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 1,006 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 946,748 0.11 880,5047.52
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,298,444 0.16 3,062,744-57.61
52 Cotton 2,526,827 0.31 1,998,11326.46
54 Man-made filaments 1,614,157 0.20 642,043151.41
55 Man-made staple fibers 58 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 14,640,846 1.78 13,816,4705.97
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 30,026 0.00 161,242-81.38
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 18-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,366,569 0.29 2,639,221-10.33
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 133,802 0.02 1,10911,965.10
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 417,604 0.05 188,902121.07
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 382,215 0.05 141,846169.46
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,008,755 0.12 1,028,988-1.97
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 32,017 0.00 47,113-32.04
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,624 0.00 436731.19
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 2,089 0.00 1,61929.03
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 480-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,130,890 0.38 1,415,484121.19
69 Ceramic products 1,906,628 0.23 1,077,70276.92
70 Glass and glassware 422,910 0.05 294,12843.78
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6,358,638 0.77 4,148,78853.26
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,275,830 0.28 2,519,892-9.69
74 Copper and articles thereof 168,992 0.02 93,68280.39
75 Nickel and articles thereof 44,607 0.01 405,555-89.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,497,681 0.30 1,405,93277.65
78 Lead and articles thereof 295 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 107,080 0.01 29,415264.03
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 29,035,569 3.52 25,581,07113.50
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,205,559 0.15 668,69180.29
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 54,094,544 6.56 54,336,871-0.45
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 103,627,521 12.57 73,165,87341.63
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 1,892,282 0.23 3,300,136-42.66
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,048,364 0.25 3,205,771-36.10
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 69,875,579 8.47 67,652,5613.29
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 12,386 0.00 17,274-28.30
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 6,319,508 0.77 3,452,88383.02
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,326,160 0.16 1,160,21514.30
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 202,442 0.02 35,890464.06
SS Classified 29,491,024 3.58 25 130 47317.35
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