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

Russia’s Trade with Egypt

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Egypt totaled $1,545,483,263, up 11.29% ($156,776,449) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Egypt in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $1,337,704,598, up 14.58% ($170,251,496) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Egypt in the 2nd quarter of 2018 were $207,778,665, down 6.09% ($13,475,047) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Egypt in the 2nd quarter of 2018 was $1,129,925,933, a 19.42% increase ($183,726,543) over the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Egypt was Russia’s 23rd largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 19th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.9043% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.9937% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Egypt was Russia’s 18th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 1.2138% of Russia’s total exports (down from 1.3903% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Egypt was Russia’s 43rd largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 46th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.3423% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.3966% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Egypt

The major share of Russian exports to Egypt 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) - 32.32% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (32.79% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 26.68% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (13.78% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 22.12% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (12.37% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 8.70% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (5.44% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.84% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (9.06% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.91% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (1.21% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Egypt 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 $175,794,658;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $153,072,029;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $50,426,040;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $36,470,598;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $25,209,296;
  • 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 $19,200,639;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $18,273,706;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $12,581,592;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $11,091,927;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $6,194,139;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $5,491,839;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $5,327,004.

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $62,944,988;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $16,852,454;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $7,470,708;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $4,671,788.
Russia’s exports to Egypt in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 67,085 0.01 785,624-91.46
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 57,955 0.00 61,160-5.24
10 Cereals 338,736,335 25.32 288,310,29517.49
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 447,814 0.03 19,4002,208.32
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 19,455 0.00 39,307-50.50
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 89,561,414 6.70 83,367,2757.43
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 785,858 0.06 36,6722,042.94
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 334 0.00 77333.77
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,000 0.00 5,500-63.64
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,471,031 0.18 5,410,239-54.33
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 146,962 0.01 4,818,750-96.95
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,092,799 0.08 17,945,253-93.91
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 7,470,708-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 294,807,500 22.04 119,012,842147.71
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,424,239 0.41 2,486,089118.18
29 Organic chemicals 11,833,951 0.88 9,712,22021.85
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,933 0.00 2,12837.83
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 689 0.00 78,790-99.13
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 51,389 0.00 109,676-53.14
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 890 0.00 185381.08
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 90,105 0.01 22,406302.15
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,040,000 0.08 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,441,167 0.48 949,328578.50
39 Plastics and articles thereof 220,298 0.02 128,28671.72
40 Rubber and articles thereof 435,320 0.03 638,885-31.86
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 294 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 67,813 0.01 1,0136,594.27
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 93,164,613 6.96 56,694,01564.33
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 11,360,657 0.85 6,033,65388.29
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 11,876,749 0.89 784,8221,413.30
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 345 0.00 982-64.87
52 Cotton 308 0.00 42633.33
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 264 0.00 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 8,245-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 88 0.00 491-82.08
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 332 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 18 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,850 0.00 4,597-59.76
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 276,524 0.02 456,839-39.47
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 225,707 0.02 441,814-48.91
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,007 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 676,407 0.05 759,000-10.88
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6,144 0.00 3,71365.47
69 Ceramic products 3,715 0.00 96,674-96.16
70 Glass and glassware 106,261 0.01 94,40612.56
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 15 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 154,222,150 11.53 135,948,44413.44
73 Articles of iron or steel 34,296,037 2.56 9,086,741277.43
74 Copper and articles thereof 167,583,507 12.53 14,511,4781,054.83
75 Nickel and articles thereof 685 0.00 3,506-80.46
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 55,115 0.00 43,27427.36
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 2-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 33-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,547 0.00 3,262-21.92
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 507,109 0.04 1,243,638-59.22
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 182,776 0.01 30,846492.54
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,252,821 0.84 7,703,85046.07
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 20,526,698 1.53 1,326,0591,447.95
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 16,367,400 1.22 79,312,388-79.36
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 29,991,019 2.24 17,409,42772.27
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 5,247 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 36,902 0.00 65,244-43.44
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 12,142 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 316 0.00 0
SS Classified 31,155,493 2.33 293 973 509-89.40

Russia’s Imports from Egypt

The major share of Russian imports from Egypt 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) - 88.29% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (90.46% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.36% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (4.89% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.48% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (1.70% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.92% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (1.80% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $30,739,734;
  • 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 $3,630,106;
  • 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 $1,110,096;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $915,529;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $768,991;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $648,173;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $641,595.

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $47,144,683;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $2,137,682;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $1,092,909;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $1,006,579;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $686,357.
Russia’s imports from Egypt in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 39-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 99,213,498 47.75 146,358,181-32.21
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 80,482,355 38.73 49,742,62161.80
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 287,223 0.14 284,2411.05
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,341,378 0.65 1,760,937-23.83
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 8 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 127,046 0.06 67,11389.30
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 15 0.00 27,930-99.95
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,371 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,246,142 0.60 330,613276.92
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 619,741 0.30 398,15355.65
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 100,307 0.05 1,106,886-90.94
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,527 0.00 0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 250-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 17,400 0.01 69,630-75.01
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 602,016 0.29 1,288,373-53.27
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 462,118 0.22 447,1263.35
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,134 0.00 0
29 Organic chemicals 199,218 0.10 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,215,964 0.59 2,308,873-47.34
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 257,859 0.12 275,492-6.40
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 655,286 0.32 7,1139,112.51
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 1,844,506 0.89 734,410151.15
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 682,268 0.33 40,6731,577.45
39 Plastics and articles thereof 761,512 0.37 388,14696.19
40 Rubber and articles thereof 459,051 0.22 233,53896.56
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 18,215 0.01 2387,553.36
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 36,024 0.02 36,912-2.41
52 Cotton 7,738 0.00 42,192-81.66
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 2,075 0.00 42,925-95.17
54 Man-made filaments 201,543 0.10 117,93170.90
55 Man-made staple fibers 110,063 0.05 110,588-0.47
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 17,703 0.01 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 812,630 0.39 1,168,191-30.44
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,348 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,955,732 1.42 2,186,74135.17
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,482,861 2.16 6,620,543-32.29
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 456,625 0.22 519,605-12.12
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,138 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 936 0.00 415125.54
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 130,898 0.06 125,8594.00
69 Ceramic products 436,671 0.21 243,19779.55
70 Glass and glassware 49,726 0.02 41,44319.99
73 Articles of iron or steel 208,683 0.10 121,03272.42
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 229-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 6,912 0.00 3,282110.60
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 24,912-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 10 0.00 46-78.26
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 58,832 0.03 154,829-62.00
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 7,070,367 3.40 3,440,261105.52
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 86,106 0.04 158,314-45.61
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,434 0.00 10,286-27.73
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 776 0.00 68,843-98.87
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 38,676 0.02 144,560-73.25
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia