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Russian trade in goods with Argentina in Q2 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 Argentina in the second quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Argentina

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Argentina totaled $431,328,433, up 39.50% ($122,130,399) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $160,033,147, up 70.19% ($66,000,016) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $271,295,286, up 26.09% ($56,130,383) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade deficit with Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2018 was $111,262,139, a 8.15% decrease ($9,869,633) over the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Argentina was Russia’s 53rd largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 58th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.2524% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2212% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Argentina was Russia’s 69th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 71st in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1452% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1120% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Argentina was Russia’s 38th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 47th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.4469% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.3857% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Argentina

The major share of Russian exports to Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 82.49% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (76.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.48% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (20.45% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.83% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (0.86% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.11% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (0.61% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.65% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (1.77% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd 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 $59,515,092;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,531,506;
  • 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 $2,451,516;
  • 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 $1,335,734;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1,255,134;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $1,038,561;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $528,362.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $2,413,109;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $584,408.
Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 28,240 0.02 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 55,335 0.03 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 130,802-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,038,561 0.65 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 130,975,688 81.84 71,460,59683.28
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,818,582 1.14 482,848276.64
29 Organic chemicals 98,162 0.06 223,626-56.10
31 Fertilizers 15,278,359 9.55 17,691,468-13.64
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 56,888 0.04 0
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 107,274 0.07 60,80676.42
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 207,626 0.13 128,29961.83
39 Plastics and articles thereof 368,157 0.23 277,19132.82
40 Rubber and articles thereof 437,694 0.27 366,61719.39
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 35 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 118,304 0.07 150,402-21.34
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 929,818 0.58 1,514,226-38.59
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 262-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 528,362 0.33 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 11,440 0.01 1,200853.33
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 2,750-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 30 0.00 507-94.08
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 126,407-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 63,421 0.04 33,21090.97
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 28 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 1,555,928 0.97 300,794417.27
73 Articles of iron or steel 55,680 0.03 210,189-73.51
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,565 0.00 761368.46
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 151,606 0.09 60,780149.43
78 Lead and articles thereof 240 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,682 0.00 251570.12
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6,445 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,855,910 1.78 324,404780.36
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 2,855,144 1.78 403,628607.37
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,693 0.00 49,894-90.59
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 419,910 0.26 28,9971,348.12
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 340 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 0 0.00 2,100-100.00
SS Classified 0 0.00 116-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Argentina

The major share of Russian imports from Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 90.33% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (84.61% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.61% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (13.10% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.00% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (1.97% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $30,769,466;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $12,700,135;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $9,217,991;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $4,770,949;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $2,779,007;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2,064,503;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,639,297;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $903,994;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $897,708.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $9,386,260;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $915,414.
Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
02 Meat and edible meat offal 69,331,350 25.56 38,561,88479.79
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 20,127,637 7.42 15,356,68831.07
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 21,285,450 7.85 18,506,44315.02
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,174,448 0.43 270,454334.25
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,674,942 0.99 2,835,598-5.67
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 91,878,727 33.87 82,660,73611.15
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 770,841 0.28 627,64722.81
10 Cereals 190,737 0.07 367,574-48.11
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 14,784-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 24,116,210 8.89 11,416,075111.25
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 692,593 0.26 1,251,351-44.65
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 48,100 0.02 76,812-37.38
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 994,543 0.37 422,846135.20
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 897,708 0.33 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,171,517 1.17 2,387,58432.83
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 7,693,302 2.84 7,294,1575.47
26 Ores, slag and ash 466,983 0.17 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 94,464 0.03 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,533,132 0.93 3,448,546-26.54
29 Organic chemicals 191,739 0.07 72,374164.93
30 Pharmaceutical products 12,752,098 4.70 22,138,358-42.40
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 286,998 0.11 194,13747.83
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 103,153 0.04 26,517289.01
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 9,198 0.00 4,86389.14
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,062,263 0.39 1,659,292-35.98
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 97,170 0.04 19,716,900.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 627,068 0.23 487,03828.75
40 Rubber and articles thereof 273,993 0.10 145,53388.27
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 27,609 0.01 77,490-64.37
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 335 0.00 0
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 6,330 0.00 3,39086.73
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 264 0.00 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 681 0.00 0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 413,429-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 29 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 187 0.00 2,491-92.49
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 13,267 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,766 0.00 3,97020.05
70 Glass and glassware 300 0.00 3,428-91.25
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,178,572 0.80 114,0691,809.87
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,419 0.00 469415.78
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,997 0.00 17,574-88.64
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 29,494 0.01 23,13227.50
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 8,167 0.00 17,377-53.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,369,952 1.61 2,730,65560.03
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 11,852 0.00 76,516-84.51
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 819,955 0.30 1,062,279-22.81
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 232,256 0.09 371,294-37.45
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 6,776-100.00
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 39,981 0.01 13,272201.24
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 509 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia