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

Russia’s Trade with Serbia

In 2017, Russia’s trade with Serbia totaled $2,038,700,121, up 23.03% ($381,634,500) from 2016.

Russia’s exports to Serbia in 2017 totaled $926,212,427, up 20.25% ($155,969,671) from 2016.

Russia’s imports from Serbia in 2017 totaled $1,112,487,694, up 25.45% ($225,664,829) from 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with Serbia in 2017 was $186,275,267, a 59.78% increase ($69,695,158) over 2016.

Serbia was Russia’s 46th largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 47th in 2016), accounting for 0.3491% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.3543% in 2016).

Serbia was Russia’s 50th largest export market in 2017 (up from 51st in 2016), accounting for 0.2594% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2698% in 2016).

Serbia was Russia’s 35th largest supplier in 2017 (down from 34th in 2016), accounting for 0.4902% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.4866% in 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Serbia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 47.79% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (36.23% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 21.69% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (23.40% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.64% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (8.34% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.50% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (8.07% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.90% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (16.27% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.10% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (3.12% in 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Serbia 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 $125,298,902;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $38,110,804;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $18,880,506;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $10,088,376;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $9,597,351;
  • 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 $7,513,993;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $7,044,129;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $5,700,779;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $4,425,813;
  • 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 $3,954,672;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $3,743,501.

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

  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $85,053,369;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $11,056,125;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $9,382,624;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $7,354,939.
Russia’s exports to Serbia in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
01 Live animals 0 0.00 4,644-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,571,768 0.17 1,085,18944.84
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 206,711 0.02 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,486 0.00 9,287-84.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,649,705 0.29 2,169,64922.13
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 317,267 0.03 35,516793.31
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 556 0.00 41,874-98.67
10 Cereals 465,269 0.05 534,129-12.89
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 271,274 0.03 181,27049.65
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 100,334 0.01 115,022-12.77
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 16,859 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 11,304,457 1.22 5,603,678101.73
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 558,688 0.06 607,782-8.08
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 918,894 0.10 648,32441.73
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 833,010 0.09 708,42717.59
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 757,728 0.08 334,390126.60
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 97,725 0.01 67145,758.21
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,741,159 0.51 4,357,5238.80
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 364,153 0.04 133,784172.19
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 106,988 0.01 1,139,213-90.61
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 44,153,407 4.77 44,418,725-0.60
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,610,959 0.17 1,431,51612.54
26 Ores, slag and ash 44,693,723 4.83 6,582,919578.93
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 396,327,087 42.79 271,028,18546.23
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 27,948,597 3.02 20,434,60436.77
29 Organic chemicals 2,370,798 0.26 1,603,11847.89
30 Pharmaceutical products 30,488 0.00 33,851-9.93
31 Fertilizers 66,025,262 7.13 75,407,886-12.44
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 229,499 0.02 212,8637.82
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 864,215 0.09 931,915-7.26
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 262,939 0.03 408,788-35.68
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 435 0.00 49787.76
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 335,075 0.04 7,690,014-95.64
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,272,930 0.25 1,915,24318.68
39 Plastics and articles thereof 60,770,938 6.56 41,890,43245.07
40 Rubber and articles thereof 39,805,447 4.30 29,717,07133.95
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 134,728 0.01 160,247-15.92
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4,176 0.00 8,875-52.95
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 12,534,992 1.35 5,490,863128.29
45 Cork and articles of cork 126 0.00 137-8.03
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 20,364 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 16,097,432 1.74 18,555,069-13.25
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 51,291 0.01 22,167131.38
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 4,983-100.00
52 Cotton 300,791 0.03 527,919-43.02
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 5,978-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 731,180 0.08 503,27545.28
55 Man-made staple fibers 8,302 0.00 1,485459.06
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,837,762 0.20 142,6651,188.17
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4,638 0.00 577703.81
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 23,321 0.00 64,070-63.60
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 35 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 578,598 0.06 50,6301,042.80
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,170,402 0.13 24,9074,599.09
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 21,345 0.00 11,00393.99
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 33,722 0.00 28,78917.14
65 Headgear and parts thereof 28,970 0.00 2,678981.78
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 141 0.00 62,250.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,868,050 0.20 675,248176.65
69 Ceramic products 270,565 0.03 461,491-41.37
70 Glass and glassware 5,823,485 0.63 5,383,4238.17
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,253 0.00 714,481.69
72 Iron and steel 6,635,445 0.72 4,225,05557.05
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,498,712 0.59 5,621,921-2.19
74 Copper and articles thereof 60,507,864 6.53 50,910,51318.85
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3,287 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,925,292 0.64 2,181,791171.58
78 Lead and articles thereof 339,093 0.04 964,151-64.83
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 26-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 27,801 0.00 13,026113.43
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 171,570 0.02 188,067-8.77
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 951,703 0.10 152,055525.89
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 16,584,630 1.79 27,640,755-40.00
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 8,452,150 0.91 4,497,47887.93
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 655,162 0.07 85,708,531-99.24
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 8,812,709 0.95 4,386,896100.89
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 11,383 0.00 21,272-46.49
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,594,853 0.17 3,052,390-47.75
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 348 0.00 241,350.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 82 0.00 139-41.01
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 1,022,688 0.11 990,3073.27
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 84,479 0.01 31,880164.99
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 46,013 0.00 12,917256.22
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 28,245-100.00
SS Classified 54,353,664 5.87 26 071 814108.48

Russia’s Imports from Serbia

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 36.34% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (38.63% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.32% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (15.81% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 15.93% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (15.35% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 13.16% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (15.41% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 8.32% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (4.84% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.49% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (8.34% in 2016).

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

  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $48,208,053;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $37,242,472;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $25,835,630;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $21,990,052;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $12,235,473;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $11,881,599;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $10,377,940;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $8,032,241;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $5,733,887;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $5,624,068;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $4,711,847;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $4,280,959;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $4,199,504;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $3,872,764;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3,797,387;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $3,495,066.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Serbia 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 $3,941,567.
Russia’s imports from Serbia in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 9,439,605 0.85 5,158,64682.99
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 30,810,140 2.77 26,937,37614.38
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 4,934,624 0.44 8,185,853-39.72
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 25,490,007 2.29 19,756,12029.02
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 261,286,548 23.49 239,296,4969.19
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 149,975 0.01 181,967-17.58
10 Cereals 15,606,344 1.40 7,574,103106.05
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,466 0.00 1615,312.50
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 7,608,504 0.68 1,984,436283.41
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 203,872 0.02 150,32535.62
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 7,424,388 0.67 2,712,541173.71
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 320,327 0.03 87,765264.98
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,823,146 0.25 1,298,107117.48
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7,835,032 0.70 6,156,99027.25
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,077,456 0.46 2,038,795149.04
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,117,443 0.37 3,994,9913.07
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8,489,366 0.76 5,814,31246.01
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 9,262,308 0.83 5,767,24260.60
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,354,443 0.30 5,475,298-38.73
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 146,460 0.01 10,9961,231.94
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 85,874 0.01 80,1007.21
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 13,997 0.00 8,70660.77
29 Organic chemicals 7,184,584 0.65 5,248,26236.89
30 Pharmaceutical products 66,980,772 6.02 55,099,17321.56
31 Fertilizers 285,996 0.03 116,296145.92
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,744,341 0.52 4,759,58820.69
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 106,284 0.01 79,24434.12
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 9,580,354 0.86 9,435,6501.53
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 48,968 0.00 28517,081.75
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 306,312 0.03 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 101,996 0.01 78,95729.18
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,079,713 0.10 358,175201.45
39 Plastics and articles thereof 40,322,199 3.62 29,944,25934.66
40 Rubber and articles thereof 60,893,997 5.47 35,058,36773.69
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 183,004 0.02 158,88415.18
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 413,693 0.04 309,43033.70
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 160,539 0.01 129,55523.92
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 17,456,730 1.57 15,116,72715.48
45 Cork and articles of cork 237 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 74,114,159 6.66 25,906,106186.09
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,001,391 0.09 1,875,172-46.60
52 Cotton 52,345 0.00 2,6591,868.60
54 Man-made filaments 1,563,420 0.14 1,610,716-2.94
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 32,758-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,468,071 0.13 1,588,101-7.56
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 9,650,924 0.87 8,869,2378.81
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 28,655 0.00 1,7231,563.09
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 4,604,206 0.41 7,263,711-36.61
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 46,374 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 135,530,519 12.18 98,288,04737.89
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 8,439,294 0.76 6,898,34722.34
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,115,566 0.19 1,112,87790.10
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 13,636,109 1.23 10,377,23531.40
65 Headgear and parts thereof 71,829 0.01 68,6094.69
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 6,040 0.00 1005,940.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 812,245 0.07 779,2054.24
69 Ceramic products 136,036 0.01 55,588144.72
70 Glass and glassware 862,367 0.08 445,34293.64
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 308,333 0.03 243,57926.58
72 Iron and steel 1,828,528 0.16 1,622,02812.73
73 Articles of iron or steel 18,651,380 1.68 14,451,87629.06
74 Copper and articles thereof 23,615,193 2.12 21,795,0168.35
75 Nickel and articles thereof 137,358 0.01 25,914430.05
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 30,712,666 2.76 28,202,9958.90
78 Lead and articles thereof 10,732 0.00 15,912-32.55
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 235 0.00 1,690-86.09
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,234,075 0.11 1,561,050-20.95
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7,144,495 0.64 6,275,22513.85
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 97,105,296 8.73 84,869,82314.42
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 29,893,417 2.69 33,834,984-11.65
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 319,899 0.03 869,623-63.21
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,475,906 0.22 1,791,53138.20
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 2,436,185-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 16,640,183 1.50 12,842,79629.57
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 25 0.00 418-94.02
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 8,218,262 0.74 9,287,332-11.51
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 89,564 0.01 80,20211.67
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,181,909 0.38 1,884,560121.90
SS Classified 448,644 0.04 990 560-54.71
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia