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Russian trade in goods with Iraq 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 Iraq in the first quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Iraq

In the 1st quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Iraq was $37,516,520, down 29.18% ($15,455,446) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Iraq in the 1st quarter of 2018 were $37,499,084, down 29.21% ($15,472,882) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Iraq in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $17,436, up ∞% ($17,436) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Iraq in the 1st quarter of 2018 was $37,481,648, a 29.24% decrease ($15,490,318) over the 1st quarter of 2017.

Iraq was Russia’s 105th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2018 (down from 94th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0238% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0412% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Iraq was Russia’s 89th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2018 (down from 81st in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0364% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0636% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Iraq was Russia’s 164th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2018 (there were no Russia’s imports from Iraq in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0000% of Russia’s total imports.

Russia’s Exports to Iraq

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 28.96% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (8.10% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 24.97% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (17.12% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 22.52% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (12.93% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.83% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (9.16% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 7.57% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (5.42% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.90% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (3.32% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $5,422,483;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $3,420,171;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $1,019,904;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $788,400;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $369,245;
  • 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 $334,307;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $310,384.

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

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,824,724;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,287,077;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $541,504;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $247,692;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $160,125.
Russia’s exports to Iraq in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 126,221 0.34 179,851-29.82
10 Cereals 5,544,000 14.78 121,5174,462.32
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 94,685 0.25 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 247,692-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,286,088 3.43 266,184383.16
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 320,591 0.85 249,55528.47
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 788,400 2.10 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 23,760 0.06 17,19438.19
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 9,999 0.03 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,665,069 7.11 3,206,573-16.89
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 16,610-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,839,836 7.57 2,854,852-0.53
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 16,995-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,642,912 4.38 1,332,52823.29
31 Fertilizers 89,409 0.24 105,380-15.16
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 117,524 0.31 145,228-19.08
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 88,232 0.24 64,98735.77
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 106,300 0.28 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 84,612 0.23 32,613159.44
39 Plastics and articles thereof 78,215 0.21 57,27536.56
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,880 0.02 1,112518.71
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 8,913,031 23.77 8,990,329-0.86
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 447,221 1.19 77,976473.54
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,595 0.00 198,294.74
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 770-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 4,727-100.00
69 Ceramic products 1,420 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 53,846 0.14 6,444735.60
72 Iron and steel 8,365,789 22.31 4,945,61869.16
73 Articles of iron or steel 77,664 0.21 1,902,388-95.92
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,508 0.01 872,782.76
75 Nickel and articles thereof 124 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 11 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 1,321-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,271,683 6.06 3,558,760-36.17
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 1,268,229 3.38 933,92235.80
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 32,905-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 18,370-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 146,660 0.39 306,785-52.19
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 12,090 0.03 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 24,480 0.07 30,399-19.47
SS Classified 0 0.00 23 245 000-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Iraq

The major share of Russian imports from Iraq 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) - 100.00% of Russia’s total imports from Iraq (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

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

  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $17,436.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Iraq 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
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 17,436 100.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia