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

Russia’s Trade with Italy

In 2017, Russia’s trade with Italy totaled $23,940,103,499, up 21.09% ($4,169,718,888) from 2016.

Russia’s exports to Italy in 2017 totaled $13,838,750,043, up 15.99% ($1,907,417,152) from 2016.

Russia’s imports from Italy in 2017 totaled $10,101,353,456, up 28.86% ($2,262,301,736) from 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Italy in 2017 was $3,737,396,587, a 8.67% decrease ($354,884,584) over 2016.

Italy was Russia’s 5th largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 6th in 2016), accounting for 4.0990% of Russia’s total trade (down from 4.2267% in 2016).

Italy was Russia’s 6th largest export market in 2017 (just as in 2016), accounting for 3.8755% of Russia’s total exports (down from 4.1792% in 2016).

Italy was Russia’s 5th largest supplier in 2017 (up from 6th in 2016), accounting for 4.4506% of Russia’s total imports (up from 4.3010% in 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Italy

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 85.80% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (83.18% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.76% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (6.65% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.90% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (3.74% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.50% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (1.37% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.41% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (1.37% in 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Italy 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 $1,946,738,571;
  • 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) - an increase of $92,353,391.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $121,117,285.
Russia’s exports to Italy in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
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 0.00 107,972-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 845,324 0.01 210,845300.92
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 401,982 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 10,339,742 0.07 5,948,40673.82
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 4,290-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 75,553 0.00 163,873-53.90
10 Cereals 40,331,718 0.29 56,796,203-28.99
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 153,592 0.00 16,737817.68
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 8,582,806 0.06 6,778,20826.62
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 22,747 0.00 3,000658.23
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 2,801 0.00 235,155-98.81
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4 0.00 210,661-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 256,484-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,582,999 0.02 2,038,64626.70
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 382,102 0.00 426,687-10.45
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 48,813 0.00 80,605-39.44
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 247,639 0.00 173,01543.13
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 348,628 0.00 231,39550.66
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,488,059 0.01 1,224,79021.50
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 21,838,365 0.16 34,815,876-37.27
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 146,118 0.00 122,96418.83
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,392,695 0.01 1,129,66723.28
26 Ores, slag and ash 3,254,133 0.02 1,900,53071.22
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 11,868,680,291 85.76 9,921,941,72019.62
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 16,829,660 0.12 13,886,27321.20
29 Organic chemicals 24,932,924 0.18 16,953,85947.06
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,049,487 0.02 1,476,513106.53
31 Fertilizers 48,674,902 0.35 47,237,4983.04
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,474,192 0.04 1,772,085208.91
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,777,911 0.03 2,269,71266.45
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 879,719 0.01 587,19149.82
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,030 0.00 9,104-55.73
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 389,298 0.00 143,255171.75
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 7,653 0.00 7,2625.38
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,355,671 0.02 2,404,75039.54
39 Plastics and articles thereof 42,695,184 0.31 29,250,64245.96
40 Rubber and articles thereof 56,951,328 0.41 47,746,29419.28
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 48,982,395 0.35 44,662,2339.67
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 765,869 0.01 358,105113.87
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 30,182,135 0.22 23,114,17830.58
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 95,897,084 0.69 76,831,97924.81
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 59 0.00 3855.26
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,167,105 0.02 3,865,667-18.07
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 96,180,290 0.70 82,542,12516.52
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 149,834 0.00 320,731-53.28
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 297,963 0.00 364,716-18.30
52 Cotton 2,673,175 0.02 2,787,091-4.09
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 248,811 0.00 129,87891.57
54 Man-made filaments 4,175,602 0.03 11,170,132-62.62
55 Man-made staple fibers 451,768 0.00 1,961,588-76.97
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 438,813 0.00 380,22915.41
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 7,819 0.00 4716,536.17
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 170 0.00 180-5.56
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 4,962 0.00 160,974-96.92
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3,205 0.00 115,915-97.24
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 326,603 0.00 105,917208.36
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,488,692 0.01 491,159203.10
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,631,542 0.01 915,51878.21
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,018,961 0.01 843,28120.83
65 Headgear and parts thereof 11,694 0.00 11,5711.06
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 13 0.00 30-56.67
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 27 0.00 2,950-99.08
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,538,162 0.01 1,108,33138.78
69 Ceramic products 823,305 0.01 116,447607.02
70 Glass and glassware 7,641,828 0.06 7,840,808-2.54
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 539,121,153 3.90 446,767,76220.67
72 Iron and steel 543,237,237 3.93 664,354,522-18.23
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,588,742 0.03 6,828,292-32.80
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,497,382 0.03 9,537,528-52.85
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3,722,459 0.03 2,598,41443.26
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 95,478,004 0.69 103,878,659-8.09
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 792,268-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 5,386,320 0.04 4,699,90914.60
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,003,167 0.01 931,7477.67
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,445,253 0.01 23,5836,028.37
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 45,974,548 0.33 38,194,97520.37
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 11,403,587 0.08 15,886,150-28.22
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 114,638 0.00 79114,392.79
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,044,462 0.03 7,166,972-43.57
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 21,374,723 0.15 146,08014,532.20
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,036,967 0.03 4,288,223-5.86
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 14,385 0.00 10,70634.36
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2,244 0.00 1781,160.67
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 8,392,735 0.06 5,983,55440.26
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 448,055 0.00 500,334-10.45
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 24,707 0.00 89,731-72.47
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 55,178 0.00 121,318-54.52
SS Classified 78,088,141 0.56 159 767 210-51.12

Russia’s Imports from Italy

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 44.54% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (42.60% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 20.43% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (22.13% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.56% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (9.74% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 9.52% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (9.42% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.41% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (6.51% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.52% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (1.78% in 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Italy 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 $897,182,664;
  • 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 $211,676,349;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $110,668,977;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $106,085,540;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $91,832,314;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $83,626,952;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $83,094,364;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $73,437,210;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $64,088,511;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $57,432,762;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $47,264,170.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $33,183,198.
Russia’s imports from Italy in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
01 Live animals 305,746 0.00 187,35763.19
02 Meat and edible meat offal 4,211,274 0.04 4,602,868-8.51
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 761,986 0.01 270,974181.20
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 647,313 0.01 168,980283.07
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 90,455,778 0.90 80,151,11412.86
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 41,929 0.00 18,989120.81
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 85,816,534 0.85 64,559,18332.93
10 Cereals 1,434,538 0.01 1,578,185-9.10
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,494,049 0.02 2,056,49921.28
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 16,284,498 0.16 15,979,6771.91
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3,221,428 0.03 4,754,221-32.24
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 77,435 0.00 54,13443.04
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 60,673,602 0.60 47,847,76326.81
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 16,217,125 0.16 13,115,24823.65
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 14,292,499 0.14 10,472,87336.47
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 57,550,870 0.57 54,608,9295.39
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 72,510,181 0.72 60,730,09619.40
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 47,349,800 0.47 40,573,46216.70
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 30,232,748 0.30 23,786,72927.10
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 366,069,454 3.62 255,400,47743.33
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 57,909,761 0.57 37,498,79454.43
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 37,025,793 0.37 45,264,578-18.20
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,766,957 0.05 4,346,6009.67
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,675,169 0.02 1,616,6473.62
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 16,669,412 0.17 16,715,731-0.28
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 19,832,534 0.20 10,301,76892.52
29 Organic chemicals 109,096,625 1.08 85,380,42827.78
30 Pharmaceutical products 655,515,803 6.49 549,430,26319.31
31 Fertilizers 4,317,017 0.04 4,956,212-12.90
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 175,270,157 1.74 152,567,03214.88
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 263,944,851 2.61 216,680,68121.81
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 75,644,176 0.75 62,957,80820.15
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 31,413,632 0.31 32,092,572-2.12
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 2,131,002 0.02 1,128,34788.86
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,163,425 0.02 2,340,634-7.57
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 142,119,625 1.41 114,357,48024.28
39 Plastics and articles thereof 469,071,870 4.64 404,983,35915.82
40 Rubber and articles thereof 112,813,277 1.12 97,321,89815.92
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 9,430,317 0.09 6,477,59445.58
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 134,019,567 1.33 115,063,94816.47
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 28,722,376 0.28 16,723,16271.75
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 32,883,811 0.33 37,966,441-13.39
45 Cork and articles of cork 50,454 0.00 17,459188.99
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 52,340 0.00 11,130370.26
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 78,333 0.00 31,755146.68
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 94,992,855 0.94 76,116,36324.80
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 25,170,715 0.25 25,770,518-2.33
50 Silk 1,065,180 0.01 405,013163.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 4,930,128 0.05 3,436,17743.48
52 Cotton 7,388,003 0.07 5,538,81333.39
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 789,842 0.01 566,19339.50
54 Man-made filaments 10,675,339 0.11 19,832,849-46.17
55 Man-made staple fibers 12,042,069 0.12 9,927,55121.30
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 25,075,310 0.25 33,047,958-24.12
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2,932,719 0.03 2,288,95628.12
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3,587,455 0.04 3,385,5835.96
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 14,151,202 0.14 12,340,97114.67
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 8,433,152 0.08 7,930,9676.33
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 189,124,564 1.87 131,691,80243.61
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 282,309,785 2.79 208,872,57535.16
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 16,361,768 0.16 11,488,56842.42
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 373,212,023 3.69 281,379,70932.64
65 Headgear and parts thereof 9,263,877 0.09 6,120,65951.35
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 513,295 0.01 409,00225.50
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 180,662 0.00 100,96878.93
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 29,383,039 0.29 30,839,855-4.72
69 Ceramic products 87,865,814 0.87 66,164,93432.80
70 Glass and glassware 33,989,789 0.34 26,023,44230.61
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 55,901,430 0.55 41,709,86834.02
72 Iron and steel 39,883,026 0.39 27,604,58744.48
73 Articles of iron or steel 356,647,121 3.53 273,020,16930.63
74 Copper and articles thereof 47,435,154 0.47 38,689,82922.60
75 Nickel and articles thereof 6,178,271 0.06 5,400,42714.40
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 80,664,206 0.80 71,645,00712.59
78 Lead and articles thereof 174,135 0.00 111,86655.66
79 Zinc and articles thereof 266,029 0.00 212,23925.34
80 Tin and articles thereof 3,541 0.00 9,750-63.68
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,407,166 0.01 1,312,6377.20
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 46,855,160 0.46 34,438,01436.06
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 67,696,243 0.67 57,918,20816.88
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,306,133,294 32.73 2,408,950,63037.24
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 646,889,232 6.40 435,212,88348.64
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 6,174,398 0.06 24,964,963-75.27
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 277,018,452 2.74 193,924,08842.85
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 19,541,270 0.19 52,724,468-62.94
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 243,859,810 2.41 223,647,7499.04
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,509,406 0.01 1,334,74813.09
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 398,343 0.00 580,496-31.38
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 221,794,053 2.20 197,941,61212.05
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 38,907,041 0.39 42,536,441-8.53
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 27,481,188 0.27 24,573,34111.83
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,769,770 0.03 1,355,321104.36
SS Classified 115,060,061 1.14 18 402 874525.23
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia