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

Russia’s Trade with France

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with France totaled $4,476,061,999, up 18.03% ($683,679,340) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to France in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $1,756,141,828, up 31.39% ($419,505,303) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from France in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $2,719,920,171, up 10.76% ($264,174,037) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade deficit with France in the 2nd quarter of 2018 was $963,778,343, a 13.88% decrease ($155,331,266) over the 2nd quarter of 2017.

France was Russia’s 12th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 2.6189% of Russia’s total trade (down from 2.7135% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

France was Russia’s 17th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 1.5935% of Russia’s total exports (up from 1.5918% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

France was Russia’s 5th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 4.4803% of Russia’s total imports (up from 4.4022% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to France

The major share of Russian exports to France 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) - 87.05% of Russia’s total exports to France (84.02% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.70% of Russia’s total exports to France (4.98% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.50% of Russia’s total exports to France (3.83% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.65% of Russia’s total exports to France (1.70% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.31% of Russia’s total exports to France (1.60% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to France 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 $405,209,376;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $19,554,313;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $7,231,141.

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

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $19,361,268.
Russia’s exports to France in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
01 Live animals 46,496 0.00 68,471-32.09
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,692,267 0.15 3,484,898-22.74
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 42,444-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 27,077 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 5,280 0.00 13,999-62.28
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 381,642 0.02 0
10 Cereals 1,827,049 0.10 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 69 0.00 35,887-99.81
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,789 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 479 0.00 146,081-99.67
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 700 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 6,670-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 280,307 0.02 2,37211,717.33
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 507,770 0.03 518,864-2.14
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 108,023 0.01 584,358-81.51
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 461,798 0.03 249,60285.01
26 Ores, slag and ash 6,875,368 0.39 6,577,2324.53
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,521,431,661 86.63 1,116,222,28536.30
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,586,836 0.32 3,684,21951.64
29 Organic chemicals 9,560,038 0.54 9,112,4624.91
30 Pharmaceutical products 877 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 3,934,287 0.22 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 72,381 0.00 80,905-10.54
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 689,728 0.04 1,068,714-35.46
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 13,347 0.00 6,73298.26
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 4,056-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 57-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,619,925 0.09 1,714,316-5.51
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,011,823 0.06 652,39155.09
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,494,420 0.37 6,362,2742.08
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 43,632 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 730,927 0.04 1,627,838-55.10
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 153,642 0.01 375,242-59.06
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 22,302,503 1.27 20,476,7618.92
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 88,519 0.01 18,775371.47
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 544,729 0.03 706,713-22.92
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 14,940 0.00 233,773-93.61
50 Silk 10,656 0.00 0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 23,796 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 60,739 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 34,267 0.00 24,79038.23
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 225,558 0.01 404,214-44.20
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 66 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 183 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 300,117 0.02 839,968-64.27
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 720,546 0.04 1,198,039-39.86
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 995,264 0.06 1,012,897-1.74
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 831,812 0.05 1,771,061-53.03
65 Headgear and parts thereof 39,412 0.00 11,077255.80
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 421-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 716 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 55,674 0.00 21,303161.34
69 Ceramic products 144,865 0.01 85,55669.32
70 Glass and glassware 5,340,077 0.30 5,694,943-6.23
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 284,564 0.02 392,154-27.44
72 Iron and steel 34,347,405 1.96 14,793,092132.19
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,691,949 0.21 23,053,217-83.99
74 Copper and articles thereof 194,485 0.01 9,9281,858.95
75 Nickel and articles thereof 450,290 0.03 504,147-10.68
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 18,181,374 1.04 21,644,977-16.00
78 Lead and articles thereof 124,876 0.01 75,72064.92
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 7,495,312 0.43 6,370,57517.66
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 508,668 0.03 52,316872.30
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 42,668 0.00 23,89978.53
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 45,188,602 2.57 37,957,46119.05
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 7,049,269 0.40 3,684,55691.32
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 592,674 0.03 416,77142.21
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,963,326 0.11 1,564,74925.47
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 43,417 0.00 25,64969.27
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,706,206 0.38 7,537,369-11.03
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 10,246 0.00 39,710-74.20
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 18,417 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 1,780,211 0.10 1,774,9050.30
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 892,499 0.05 737,44021.03
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,616 0.00 2,677-2.28
SS Classified 30,278,677 1.72 30 832 553-1.80

Russia’s Imports from France

The major share of Russian imports from France 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) - 31.10% of Russia’s total imports from France (28.96% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 23.39% of Russia’s total imports from France (25.09% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.88% of Russia’s total imports from France (6.62% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.36% of Russia’s total imports from France (2.65% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $38,495,670;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $37,300,093;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $25,227,706;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $16,472,779;
  • 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 $15,778,777;
  • 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 $14,368,840;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $13,293,039;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $12,732,015;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $11,077,718;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $9,725,427.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $12,687,627.
Russia’s imports from France in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
01 Live animals 917,023 0.03 2,322,262-60.51
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 453,961-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 81,401 0.00 152,842-46.74
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,331,407 0.20 7,098,408-24.89
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 92,928 0.00 37,846145.54
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 539,029 0.02 1,073,591-49.79
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 147,537 0.01 396,015-62.74
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,788 0.00 882102.72
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 823,748 0.03 819,1700.56
10 Cereals 3,619,264 0.13 4,488,069-19.36
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,775,080 0.07 1,409,97625.89
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 10,108,082 0.37 5,776,47774.99
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3,852,449 0.14 3,838,1150.37
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 48,254 0.00 35,55935.70
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,151,944 0.04 581,25998.18
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 367,882 0.01 207,51077.28
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,846,467 0.18 5,383,589-9.98
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 6,419,378 0.24 4,559,74240.78
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,466,478 0.20 3,841,63642.30
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 8,443,439 0.31 5,905,19942.98
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12,560,836 0.46 11,404,89610.14
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 87,908,145 3.23 71,435,36623.06
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 30,297,530 1.11 28,978,2104.55
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,214,841 0.08 2,419,887-8.47
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,386,511 0.12 2,530,81433.81
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 11,442,707 0.42 7,242,56057.99
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 24,239,581 0.89 8,460,804186.49
29 Organic chemicals 85,670,127 3.15 60,442,42141.74
30 Pharmaceutical products 219,579,975 8.07 209,854,5484.63
31 Fertilizers 768,545 0.03 427,03579.97
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 15,668,820 0.58 14,007,99511.86
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 198,594,475 7.30 160,098,80524.04
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 41,051,377 1.51 26,682,53753.85
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 20,412,148 0.75 20,569,796-0.77
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 729,590 0.03 329,762121.25
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 631,912 0.02 1,224,108-48.38
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 118,968,582 4.37 106,236,56711.98
39 Plastics and articles thereof 87,669,817 3.22 76,592,09914.46
40 Rubber and articles thereof 31,972,700 1.18 26,243,19821.83
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 8,013 0.00 25,592-68.69
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 9,791,568 0.36 8,587,03714.03
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 649,564 0.02 251,585158.19
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,044,489 0.08 1,296,83057.65
45 Cork and articles of cork 134,827 0.00 192,797-30.07
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 22,183 0.00 2,267878.52
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 15,724-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 20,371,029 0.75 16,571,73822.93
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,636,503 0.06 1,842,282-11.17
50 Silk 25,106 0.00 10,746133.63
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 2,552 0.00 2271,024.23
52 Cotton 255,763 0.01 178,70843.12
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 5,330 0.00 6,837-22.04
54 Man-made filaments 518,777 0.02 187,239177.07
55 Man-made staple fibers 854,688 0.03 669,21427.72
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,326,993 0.05 1,092,87321.42
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,473,697 0.05 1,012,64645.53
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 177,026 0.01 236,803-25.24
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 864,551 0.03 924,966-6.53
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 144,507 0.01 81,33677.67
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,116,125 0.11 2,431,20628.17
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 8,992,546 0.33 5,369,02167.49
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,502,289 0.06 597,513151.42
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,858,537 0.07 1,489,99924.73
65 Headgear and parts thereof 252,661 0.01 192,11331.52
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 48,266 0.00 41,02017.66
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 13,213 0.00 36,448-63.75
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6,856,660 0.25 2,534,130170.57
69 Ceramic products 2,799,136 0.10 2,111,36532.57
70 Glass and glassware 14,563,996 0.54 13,231,40510.07
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5,927,104 0.22 3,155,09087.86
72 Iron and steel 26,745,627 0.98 13,452,58898.81
73 Articles of iron or steel 37,088,667 1.36 31,288,71718.54
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,713,648 0.06 2,525,191-32.14
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4,886,496 0.18 2,283,014114.04
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 10,165,226 0.37 6,740,39350.81
78 Lead and articles thereof 2,821 0.00 3,203-11.93
79 Zinc and articles thereof 660,257 0.02 78,643739.56
80 Tin and articles thereof 88,840 0.00 30,938187.15
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 766,419 0.03 1,065,327-28.06
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,172,087 0.15 3,785,12810.22
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,180,949 0.19 3,725,28839.08
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 308,001,919 11.32 310,141,702-0.69
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 140,754,507 5.17 144,592,136-2.65
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 1,500,684 0.06 170,396780.70
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 134,999,045 4.96 97,698,95238.18
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 911,419 0.03 13,599,046-93.30
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 50,056,719 1.84 50,041,2370.03
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 280,855 0.01 266,0965.55
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 75,831 0.00 33,316127.61
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 13,312,802 0.49 6,289,685111.66
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 923,480 0.03 836,01210.46
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6,284,508 0.23 6,176,5981.75
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 221,379 0.01 553,619-60.01
SS Classified 837,086,490 30.78 812 428 6363.04
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia