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

Russia’s Trade with Iraq

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Iraq totaled $575,492,264, up 382.08% ($456,116,331) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Iraq in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $575,488,547, up 382.10% ($456,117,806) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Iraq in the 2nd quarter of 2018 were $3,717, down 28.41% ($1,475) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Iraq in the 2nd quarter of 2018 was $575,484,830, a 382.12% increase ($456,119,281) over the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Iraq was Russia’s 44th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 77th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.3367% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0854% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Iraq was Russia’s 38th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 66th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.5222% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1422% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Iraq was Russia’s 175th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 177th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0000% of Russia’s total imports (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Iraq

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 90.51% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (9.44% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.09% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (50.20% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.58% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (8.57% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.97% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (13.96% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.43% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (2.80% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.39% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (2.53% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Iraq 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) - an increase of $512,635,034;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $4,220,082;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3,525,705.

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

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $30,949,591;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $9,365,651;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3,451,170;
  • 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 $3,111,419;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $2,349,260.
Russia’s exports to Iraq in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,995 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 237,956 0.04 38,409519.53
10 Cereals 870,534 0.15 397,012119.27
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 52,375 0.01 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 21,464,949 3.73 52,414,540-59.05
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 33,852 0.01 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,878,373 0.33 1,403,88633.80
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 426,991 0.07 126,918236.43
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 961,657 0.17 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 209,831 0.04 18,7151,021.19
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,171,585 0.55 5,520,845-42.55
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,467,591 0.43 3,347,713-26.29
29 Organic chemicals 19,248 0.00 35,611-45.95
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,663,067 0.29 2,375,527-29.99
31 Fertilizers 179,598 0.03 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 163,238-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 84,472 0.01 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 634 0.00 30,408-97.92
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 106,800 0.02 3,4133,029.21
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 189,889 0.03 186,7931.66
39 Plastics and articles thereof 25,286 0.00 84,577-70.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 872 0.00 137,916-99.37
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 14,422,203 2.51 10,202,12141.36
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 290,340 0.05 31,716815.44
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 128,678 0.02 38433,409.90
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 43,478 0.01 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6,734 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 117 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,697 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 317 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 33,196 0.01 2,4521,253.83
69 Ceramic products 510 0.00 12,962-96.07
70 Glass and glassware 62,155 0.01 3,8861,499.46
72 Iron and steel 5,229,536 0.91 14,595,187-64.17
73 Articles of iron or steel 343,142 0.06 1,989,229-82.75
74 Copper and articles thereof 117 0.00 393-70.23
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3,718 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 6,556-100.00
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 2-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,272 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 19,210-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 55,306-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 363,172 0.06 3,814,342-90.48
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 2,955,267 0.51 6,066,686-51.29
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 512,636,764 89.08 1,73029,632,082.89
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 1,900-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,906,708 0.85 1,381,003255.30
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 1,602 0.00 199,382-99.20
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6,238 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 31 0.00 11,410-99.73
SS Classified 0 0.00 14 689 363-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Iraq

The major share of Russian imports from Iraq 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) - 98.87% of Russia’s total imports from Iraq (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.13% of Russia’s total imports from Iraq (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Iraq (100.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Iraq 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 $3,675;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $42.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Iraq 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 $5,192.
Russia’s imports from Iraq in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,675 98.87 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 42 1.13 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 5,192-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia