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Dynamics of Russian trade with Saudi Arabia from 2010 to 2017

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The dynamics of Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Saudi Arabia from 2010 to 2017: turnover, exports, imports, balance, rank, share, products.
Dynamics of Russia’s foreign trade with Saudi Arabia from 2010 to 2017 (in million US dollars)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Turnover 366 852 1,359 1,078 1,165 926 492 915
Exports 298 643 1,089 789 898 771 351 771
Imports 69 209 270 289 267 155 141 145
Balance 229 434 819 500 631 615 210 626
Dynamics of the rank and share of Saudi Arabia in Russia’s foreign trade from 2010 to 2017
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Rank in Russia’s trade 78 70 63 68 66 65 75 65
Share in Russia’s trade, % 0.059 0.104 0.161 0.128 0.149 0.176 0.105 0.157
Rank in Russia’s exports 66 65 55 61 60 55 70 56
Share in Russia’s exports, % 0.075 0.125 0.208 0.150 0.181 0.224 0.123 0.216
Rank in Russia’s import 83 69 66 68 67 71 75 76
Share in Russia’s imports, % 0.030 0.068 0.085 0.092 0.093 0.085 0.077 0.064
Dynamics of the structure of Russia’s exports to Saudi Arabia by product types from 2010 to 2017 (percent of total exports)
Рroduct type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) 41.8 59.6 51.9 43.6 40.2 75.1 70.3 44.6
Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) 0.0 0.0 16.5 9.8 18.3 1.2 1.2 35.4
Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) 2.9 0.6 2.2 4.9 6.0 6.9 13.1 8.1
Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) 6.7 3.8 2.4 3.0 3.5 5.0 7.4 3.4
Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2
Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) 47.5 31.3 26.8 36.9 31.0 10.5 6.2 5.7
Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) 0.9 2.1 0.2 1.4 0.8 1.0 1.4 1.1
Dynamics of the structure of Russia’s imports from Saudi Arabia by product types from 2010 to 2017 (percent of total imports)
Рroduct type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) 6.2 11.6 6.6 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.5
Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2
Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) 85.8 83.5 86.7 94.8 93.0 93.1 95.7 94.0
Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.5 0.4 1.8 0.2 0.3
Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) 3.8 2.2 2.7 2.3 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.8
Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) 2.3 2.0 2.1 1.5 1.3 0.1 0.0 1.5
Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) 1.9 0.6 1.6 0.6 2.1 2.0 0.8 0.5
Dynamics of Russia’s exports to Saudi Arabia from 2010 to 2017 by product groups (in million US dollars)
HS
code
Name of product group 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.7 0.5 1.1 5.7
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
10 Cereals 118.5 356.2 534.9 317.9 342.5 547.6 208.5 261.5
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5.8 24.9 27.7 24.8 17.7 30.0 34.7 55.9
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.2 19.9
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 2.3 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.1 0.0 179.4 77.6 163.8 9.2 4.3 272.7
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2.4 0.0 1.6 2.2 3.3 1.3 0.6 1.3
29 Organic chemicals 0.9 2.1 0.1 0.0 2.9 0.1 0.5 1.2
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.4 0.3 1.2 1.3 1.9 2.8 0.3 4.2
31 Fertilizers 0.9 0.8 2.8 4.4 1.9 0.8 0.6 0.4
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
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 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4.0 0.5 17.5 30.6 39.3 41.5 40.0 37.1
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.8 0.3 0.8 0.1
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.1 0.1 0.6 0.4 3.3 6.2 2.7 17.7
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal​ 12.7 10.0 12.6 12.1 18.9 21.6 15.2 12.1
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 2.1 2.4 1.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard​ 7.2 14.7 13.2 11.6 12.9 14.7 8.2 13.0
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.6 0.1 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.2 0.3 1.2 1.4 0.5 0.4 0.8
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.8
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 3.2 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0
69 Ceramic products 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
70 Glass and glassware​ 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 0.0 0.0
72 Iron and steel 115.7 159.9 263.4 263.7 242.5 79.9 12.9 42.7
73 Articles of iron or steel 12.6 10.2 8.7 1.2 21.8 0.8 8.5 0.7
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.0 11.4 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2.6 22.5 8.5 15.2 13.6 0.0 0.0 0.0
78 Lead and articles thereof 4.5 8.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.0 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.3
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof​ 2.1 0.4 0.3 7.2 3.4 2.1 3.4 3.7
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 0.2 1.0 1.1 2.5 3.5 1.8 1.0 1.0
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 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.9 0.0 1.4 0.0 2.5
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.4 11.9 0.8 0.6 0.3 2.1 0.6 1.6
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 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.8 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.1
SS Classified 0.0 12.8 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 11.6
Dynamics of Russia’s imports from Saudi Arabia from 2010 to 2017 by product groups (in million US dollars)
HS
code
Name of product group 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates​ 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4.2 23.8 17.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.4
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.2
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
29 Organic chemicals 4.1 47.3 41.3 49.1 22.3 12.2 23.6 45.5
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 19.9 8.2 25.9 10.6 3.3 0.6 6.6
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4.1 8.7 7.7 8.3 6.5 4.4 4.1 3.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.6 0.6 0.5 2.4 1.2
39 Plastics and articles thereof 50.7 98.4 176.6 189.6 208.2 124.1 103.9 78.3
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 1.3
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard​ 0.0 0.0 0.8 1.4 1.2 2.7 0.3 0.4
54 Man-made filaments 2.6 4.5 7.4 6.7 7.4 4.3 3.8 4.1
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.5 0.2
72 Iron and steel 0.0 0.0 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 1.1 3.0 2.6 1.8 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.5 1.6 2.5 3.5 0.1 0.0 0.7
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.4 0.6 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof​ 1.2 1.2 4.0 1.5 5.4 3.1 1.1 0.4
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 0.1 0.0 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.3
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 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
SS Classified 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia