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Russian trade in goods with Belgium in Q1 2018

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Belgium in the first quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Belgium

In the 1st quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Belgium totaled $3,181,672,294, up 29.96% ($733,538,960) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Belgium in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $2,590,223,017, up 38.71% ($722,824,377) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Belgium in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $591,449,277, up 1.85% ($10,714,583) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Belgium in the 1st quarter of 2018 was $1,998,773,740, a 55.35% increase ($712,109,794) over the 1st quarter of 2017.

Belgium was Russia’s 16th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2018 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 2.0184% of Russia’s total trade (up from 1.9044% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Belgium was Russia’s 12th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2018 (up from 14th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 2.5142% of Russia’s total exports (up from 2.2408% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Belgium was Russia’s 21st largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2018 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 1.0830% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.2844% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Belgium

The major share of Russian exports to Belgium in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 42.15% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (28.21% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 36.94% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (46.44% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.79% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (16.66% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.79% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (5.13% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.15% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (1.35% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.41% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (1.01% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Belgium in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 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 $550,408,855;
  • 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 $89,674,509;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $44,307,417;
  • 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 $24,309,927;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $20,925,132;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $17,228,654;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $9,421,893.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Belgium in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $25,677,726;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $8,176,058.
Russia’s exports to Belgium in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 328,512 0.01 257,57627.54
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 13,649 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 37,231-100.00
10 Cereals 1,443,083 0.06 2,967,816-51.38
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 54,839 0.00 75,954-27.80
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 11,111,196 0.43 10,663,2884.20
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 76,497 0.00 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 387,855 0.01 112,494244.78
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 406,052 0.02 340,16419.37
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 46,297 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 31,669 0.00 31,996-1.02
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 380,843 0.01 2,067,795-81.58
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 21,256,995 0.82 23,724,854-10.40
26 Ores, slag and ash 17,228,654 0.67 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,053,393,443 40.67 502,984,588109.43
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 49,527,151 1.91 25,217,22496.40
29 Organic chemicals 12,003,044 0.46 9,056,71432.53
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,498 0.00 16,192-90.75
31 Fertilizers 43,075,232 1.66 22,150,10094.47
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 132,836 0.01 84,31357.55
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 159,689 0.01 390,479-59.10
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 853,322 0.03 10,8087,795.28
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,417 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 102,200 0.00 3,7172,649.53
39 Plastics and articles thereof 21,234,040 0.82 11,812,14779.76
40 Rubber and articles thereof 22,800,194 0.88 27,109,295-15.90
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 34,013-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 478 0.00 12,815-96.27
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 15,810,730 0.61 11,781,65534.20
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,735,397 0.11 1,688,84761.97
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 11,249,251 0.43 11,682,627-3.71
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 883 0.00 4,363-79.76
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 21-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 70,769 0.00 417,248-83.04
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 526 0.00 177197.18
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 21 0.00 377-94.43
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,491 0.00 9,594-74.04
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 59 0.00 326-81.90
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,030 0.00 2,15940.34
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 97 0.00 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 37-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 501,022 0.02 264,64289.32
69 Ceramic products 134,355 0.01 37,071262.43
70 Glass and glassware 4,669,297 0.18 5,287,684-11.69
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 956,864,532 36.94 867,190,02310.34
72 Iron and steel 329,196,168 12.71 284,888,75115.55
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,216,034 0.05 281,874331.41
74 Copper and articles thereof 7,454 0.00 25,685,180-99.97
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 494,355 0.02 61,679701.50
78 Lead and articles thereof 322,786 0.01 45071,630.22
79 Zinc and articles thereof 4,106 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 65,467 0.00 128,119-48.90
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 15,021 0.00 5,737161.83
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 13,095 0.00 17,720-26.10
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,731,096 0.30 4,798,77761.11
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 345,371 0.01 570,028-39.41
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,016,792 0.08 2,489,687-18.99
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 8,176,058-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 484,446 0.02 2,753,081-82.40
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4,580 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 195,573 0.01 4,0264,757.75
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 6,930-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 17,528 0.00 7112,365.26
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 1,408-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Belgium

The major share of Russian imports from Belgium in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 44.44% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (41.43% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 25.32% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (32.86% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.90% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (9.84% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.36% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (3.63% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.83% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (4.59% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.76% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (3.06% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.53% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (1.19% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Belgium in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $17,160,486;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $12,890,430;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $7,571,250;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $4,740,692;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $4,283,325;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $3,834,865;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $3,298,744;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $3,156,816;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $3,027,063;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $2,980,955;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $2,766,331;
  • 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 $2,317,923;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $2,136,113;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $2,097,856;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - an increase of $2,057,826;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1,777,350.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Belgium in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $40,020,928;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $9,426,630;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $4,934,414;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $4,618,148;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $3,624,764;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $3,287,664;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $3,220,285.
Russia’s imports from Belgium in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
01 Live animals 378,707 0.06 361,2444.83
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 91,903-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 570,118 0.10 243,568134.07
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 16,523 0.00 9431,652.17
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 8,965,063 1.52 5,666,31958.22
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 225,920 0.04 55,933303.91
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,170 0.00 8,904-86.86
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 652,930 0.11 565,18215.53
10 Cereals 946 0.00 80217.96
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,718,694 0.29 1,241,36038.45
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 9,499,734 1.61 14,117,882-32.71
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 168,636 0.03 198,019-14.84
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 64 0.00 99-35.35
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,028,060 0.51 3,270,452-7.41
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 591,700 0.10 426,24938.82
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,677,757 0.62 3,433,7627.11
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 12,230,107 2.07 8,395,24245.68
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7,258,090 1.23 4,491,75961.59
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,934,578 0.50 2,794,0275.03
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,997,999 0.51 2,228,42834.53
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8,481,651 1.43 5,324,83559.28
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 6,921,152 1.17 3,940,19775.65
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 84,952 0.01 286,464-70.34
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 119,724 0.02 68,39975.04
26 Ores, slag and ash 7,991,138 1.35 419,8881,803.16
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 23,596,473 3.99 20,569,41014.72
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,258,136 0.55 2,278,85342.97
29 Organic chemicals 34,015,713 5.75 43,442,343-21.70
30 Pharmaceutical products 56,622,308 9.57 39,461,82243.49
31 Fertilizers 3,472,213 0.59 2,391,14045.21
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 17,241,411 2.92 12,500,71937.92
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 12,137,594 2.05 17,072,008-28.90
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 24,476,868 4.14 20,193,54321.21
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,273,755 0.55 4,022,607-18.62
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 7,095,565 1.20 7,227,115-1.82
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 28,476,880 4.81 32,101,644-11.29
39 Plastics and articles thereof 67,436,688 11.40 54,546,25823.63
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,337,147 0.90 5,336,1350.02
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 261,598 0.04 150,07874.31
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 82 0.00 5743.86
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,412,148 0.41 2,841,719-15.12
45 Cork and articles of cork 261 0.00 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 59 0.00 89-33.71
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,052,003 0.85 2,954,14771.01
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,598,446 0.27 1,099,55145.37
50 Silk 63 0.00 3,432-98.16
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 6,863 0.00 11,263-39.07
52 Cotton 199,470 0.03 25,312688.05
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 113,653 0.02 56,118102.53
54 Man-made filaments 1,668,797 0.28 1,939,910-13.98
55 Man-made staple fibers 863,963 0.15 1,370,109-36.94
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,936,884 0.33 1,389,40639.40
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 6,716,172 1.14 4,658,34644.18
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 105,888 0.02 121,442-12.81
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,955,833 0.33 1,873,7944.38
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 902,048 0.15 766,19317.73
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 79,735 0.01 114,647-30.45
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 251,697 0.04 186,15835.21
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7,374,490 1.25 5,238,37740.78
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 72,561 0.01 15,431370.23
65 Headgear and parts thereof 12,148 0.00 1,0901,014.50
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 52-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,022 0.00 127704.72
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,266,677 0.21 2,874,696-55.94
69 Ceramic products 1,430,887 0.24 1,161,50123.19
70 Glass and glassware 5,032,420 0.85 8,252,705-39.02
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 13,714 0.00 533,772-97.43
72 Iron and steel 18,606,247 3.15 16,828,89710.56
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,632,764 1.12 6,288,6535.47
74 Copper and articles thereof 485,106 0.08 505,278-3.99
75 Nickel and articles thereof 182,290 0.03 63,829185.59
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 577,023 0.10 1,095,093-47.31
79 Zinc and articles thereof 203,048 0.03 178,89313.50
80 Tin and articles thereof 48,772 0.01 72,491-32.72
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 519,151 0.09 391,42632.63
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 332,161 0.06 351,880-5.60
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 970,378 0.16 906,3907.06
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 103,708,938 17.53 143,729,866-27.84
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 13,110,651 2.22 10,792,72821.48
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 92,678 0.02 124,826-25.75
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 28,547,523 4.83 31,835,187-10.33
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 1,547,853-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,281,544 0.72 2,771,03254.51
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,144 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 1,018,888 0.17 752,18535.46
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,263,425 0.21 752,02968.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6,511,858 1.10 5,327,78822.22
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 66,942 0.01 0
SS Classified 2,000 0.00 3 391-41.02
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia