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

Russia’s Trade with Belgium

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Belgium totaled $3,058,924,369, up 20.47% ($519,788,087) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Belgium in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $2,399,457,494, up 39.57% ($680,247,097) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Belgium in the 2nd quarter of 2018 were $659,466,875, down 19.57% ($160,459,010) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Belgium in the 2nd quarter of 2018 was $1,739,990,619, a 93.49% increase ($840,706,107) over the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Belgium was Russia’s 17th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 16th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 1.7898% of Russia’s total trade (down from 1.8168% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Belgium was Russia’s 14th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 15th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 2.1773% of Russia’s total exports (up from 2.0473% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Belgium was Russia’s 21st largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 16th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 1.0863% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.4698% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Belgium

The major share of Russian exports to Belgium 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) - 43.06% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (29.95% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 32.21% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (45.99% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 15.87% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (14.49% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.15% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (5.93% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.19% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (1.54% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.48% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (1.03% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Belgium 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 $533,253,172;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $149,890,488;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $43,275,402.

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

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $18,271,777;
  • 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) - a decrease of $17,844,805;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $17,740,475.
Russia’s exports to Belgium in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
01 Live animals 3,875 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 669,076 0.03 1,559,221-57.09
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 102,500 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 12,099 0.00 25,163-51.92
10 Cereals 1,131,775 0.05 2,153,927-47.46
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 8,376,430 0.35 11,440,659-26.78
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 101,690 0.00 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 185,722 0.01 312,949-40.65
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 380,711 0.02 1,699,235-77.60
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 3,778-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 45,600 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 120,571 0.01 51,076136.06
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 420,068 0.02 441,726-4.90
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 27,801,362 1.16 24,902,93411.64
26 Ores, slag and ash 17,966,089 0.75 35,706,564-49.68
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 987,472,866 41.15 454,219,694117.40
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 58,295,535 2.43 54,422,9007.12
29 Organic chemicals 9,999,554 0.42 8,174,73122.32
30 Pharmaceutical products 40 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 59,253,587 2.47 15,978,185270.84
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 112,275 0.00 4,2532,539.90
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 368,187 0.02 410,609-10.33
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 2,689,527 0.11 9,06729,562.81
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 984 0.00 9,652-89.81
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,314,491 0.22 10,454,039-49.16
40 Rubber and articles thereof 11,612,615 0.48 12,554,511-7.50
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 96,036 0.00 2,5443,675.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 13,935,857 0.58 16,505,908-15.57
45 Cork and articles of cork 80 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,790,806 0.12 1,599,98274.43
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 11,917,588 0.50 8,390,11142.04
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,657 0.00 2,39211.08
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 2,267-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 304,654-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 114-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 42,092-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7,459 0.00 3,695101.87
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 135 0.00 58132.76
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 6,189 0.00 699785.41
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 59-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 349,854 0.01 360,855-3.05
69 Ceramic products 45,607 0.00 80,129-43.08
70 Glass and glassware 4,916,491 0.20 6,215,496-20.90
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 772,785,338 32.21 790,630,143-2.26
72 Iron and steel 378,010,462 15.75 228,119,97465.71
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,058,857 0.04 802,65431.92
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,146 0.00 18,272,923-99.99
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,054,378 0.04 1,031,1782.25
78 Lead and articles thereof 593,902 0.02 929,581-36.11
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 18,820 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9,347 0.00 10,844-13.80
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 30,173 0.00 20,85544.68
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13,930,929 0.58 8,694,62760.22
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 479,811 0.02 520,219-7.77
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 0.00 150-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,718,672 0.15 464,289700.94
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,078,843 0.04 1,497,242-27.94
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4,930 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 118,803 0.00 159,600-25.56
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 30,341 0.00 23013,091.74
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 10,032 0.00 9,9600.72
SS Classified 16,722 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Belgium

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 47.44% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (36.14% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 23.82% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (45.21% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.73% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (4.65% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.84% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (4.50% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.08% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (3.15% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.83% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (3.06% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.74% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (1.12% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $19,093,653;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $6,108,195;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $5,653,441;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $5,368,320;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $4,530,737;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3,801,646;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $2,971,968;
  • 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 $2,911,184;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $2,781,863;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $2,351,932;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $2,287,927.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Belgium in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd 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 $191,191,205;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $14,650,334;
  • 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 $10,177,081;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $8,589,135;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $7,945,777;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $2,009,067.
Russia’s imports from Belgium in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
01 Live animals 281,363 0.04 396,644-29.06
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 501,396 0.08 121,718311.93
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,229 0.00 11,588-89.39
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,247,626 0.19 939,52332.79
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 20,835 0.00 27,219-23.45
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,398 0.00 6,609-78.85
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 539,727 0.08 378,90542.44
10 Cereals 355 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,152,277 0.33 1,672,78928.66
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 14,545 0.00 31,940-54.46
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 113,823 0.02 214,199-46.86
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 109 0.00 50118.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,495,609 0.38 2,932,634-14.90
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 771,244 0.12 528,81945.84
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,095,225 0.32 2,098,393-0.15
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 6,833,864 1.04 4,481,93252.48
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,801,726 1.03 5,525,91823.09
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,237,978 0.64 2,606,32062.60
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,904,839 0.59 2,324,29668.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11,433,735 1.73 6,902,99865.63
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 6,862,069 1.04 6,856,4900.08
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 636,956 0.10 81,509681.45
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 118,079 0.02 112,2635.18
26 Ores, slag and ash 3,349,441 0.51 1,061,514215.53
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 30,009,653 4.55 24,641,33321.79
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,052,297 0.61 2,978,01436.07
29 Organic chemicals 43,221,352 6.55 37,113,15716.46
30 Pharmaceutical products 50,528,708 7.66 59,117,843-14.53
31 Fertilizers 2,870,466 0.44 1,976,92345.20
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 20,426,349 3.10 18,928,8327.91
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 18,625,761 2.82 17,981,1223.59
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 29,836,618 4.52 28,415,4575.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,836,087 0.58 4,293,620-10.66
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 157 0.00 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 8,811,158 1.34 7,965,76910.61
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 35,829,722 5.43 43,775,499-18.15
39 Plastics and articles thereof 87,840,325 13.32 68,746,67227.77
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,951,616 1.05 5,063,38937.29
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 563-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 400,566 0.06 277,76944.21
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 474 0.00 808-41.34
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,527,832 0.53 4,160,003-15.20
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 28-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 409 0.00 552-25.91
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,425,242 0.97 3,643,37976.35
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,552,004 0.24 1,382,06812.30
50 Silk 8,562 0.00 14,385-40.48
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 7,821 0.00 4,36579.18
52 Cotton 7,839 0.00 24,620-68.16
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 107,189 0.02 80,46633.21
54 Man-made filaments 2,015,174 0.31 1,487,41135.48
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,554,863 0.39 4,563,930-44.02
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,702,008 0.26 1,751,511-2.83
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 6,848,341 1.04 6,028,64313.60
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 87,330 0.01 129,701-32.67
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3,070,893 0.47 2,348,47330.76
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,763,971 0.27 1,211,54645.60
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 16,000 0.00 147,410-89.15
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 47,698 0.01 154,016-69.03
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 6,982,473 1.06 7,109,794-1.79
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 114 0.00 24,772-99.54
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,219 0.00 1,591102.33
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,215 0.00 78854.19
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 516 0.00 1,744-70.41
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,552,841 0.24 2,271,083-31.63
69 Ceramic products 3,289,556 0.50 3,008,0009.36
70 Glass and glassware 4,995,448 0.76 4,085,12522.28
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,633,064 0.70 1,721,880169.07
72 Iron and steel 29,583,213 4.49 26,611,24511.17
73 Articles of iron or steel 11,086,973 1.68 5,433,532104.05
74 Copper and articles thereof 453,475 0.07 700,498-35.26
75 Nickel and articles thereof 235,998 0.04 158,21049.17
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 616,145 0.09 932,339-33.91
79 Zinc and articles thereof 359,348 0.05 395,355-9.11
80 Tin and articles thereof 25,162 0.00 149,644-83.19
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,039,044 0.16 665,95556.02
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 278,326 0.04 722,032-61.45
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,435,686 0.22 1,131,67226.86
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 92,020,026 13.95 283,211,231-67.51
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 22,923,746 3.48 33,100,827-30.75
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 17,255 0.00 143,585-87.98
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 34,271,929 5.20 48,922,263-29.95
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 33,963 0.01 1,263,111-97.31
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,843,350 1.19 4,041,70494.06
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,196 0.00 3,657-12.61
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 990,913 0.15 815,40121.52
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,551,766 0.24 923,12068.10
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,758,115 0.87 4,590,85225.43
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 47,664-100.00
SS Classified 80,867 0.01 13 664491.83
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia