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

Russia’s Trade with Israel

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Israel totaled $759,826,206, up 13.99% ($93,231,521) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Israel in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $578,579,477, up 39.23% ($163,012,532) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Israel in the 2nd quarter of 2018 were $181,246,729, down 27.80% ($69,781,011) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Israel in the 2nd quarter of 2018 was $397,332,748, a 141.48% increase ($232,793,543) over the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Israel was Russia’s 38th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.4446% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.4770% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Israel was Russia’s 37th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.5250% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.4949% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Israel was Russia’s 51st largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 38th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.2986% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.4500% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Israel

The major share of Russian exports to Israel 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) - 37.67% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (39.27% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 25.68% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (33.77% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.66% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (11.02% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.22% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (7.30% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.44% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (3.10% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.40% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (4.68% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Israel 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 $56,037,108;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $23,828,215;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $20,727,759;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $18,740,699;
  • 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 $8,271,278;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $4,389,418;
  • 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 $3,081,102;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $2,315,294.

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

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $4,621,579.
Russia’s exports to Israel in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
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 40,599 0.01 53,536-24.17
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 388,202 0.07 245,46358.15
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,585 0.00 51,387-96.92
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 384,759 0.07 69,806451.18
10 Cereals 59,714,387 10.32 35,886,17266.40
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 786,654 0.14 258,197204.67
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 114,134 0.02 9,1221,151.19
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4,289,745 0.74 2,967,99044.53
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 42,882 0.01 75,170-42.95
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 158,143 0.03 108,90245.22
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,156,439 0.20 920,75525.60
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 668,415 0.12 555,37820.35
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,002,275 0.17 770,14430.14
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,258,366 0.56 2,367,42937.63
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,238,399 0.21 1,388,359-10.80
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 132 0.00 781-83.10
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 57,270-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 6,375 0.00 1,303,053-99.51
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 217,933,889 37.67 161,896,78134.61
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,346,689 0.58 265,5871,160.11
29 Organic chemicals 911,143 0.16 5,532,722-83.53
30 Pharmaceutical products 38,756 0.01 8,502355.85
31 Fertilizers 6,762,442 1.17 5,855,32015.49
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 7,014 0.00 225,122-96.88
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 36,406 0.01 94,485-61.47
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 40,626 0.01 7315,457.59
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5,012 0.00 1483,286.49
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,532,616 0.96 4,760,54116.22
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,871,027 0.50 2,339,56822.72
40 Rubber and articles thereof 114,574 0.02 381,004-69.93
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,331 0.00 349854.44
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 10,925,208 1.89 8,609,91426.89
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,244,783 0.22 906,21537.36
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7,435,162 1.29 3,045,744144.12
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 309,400 0.05 332,381-6.91
52 Cotton 0 0.00 49-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 821 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 22 0.00 302-92.72
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 11-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 248 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 27 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 15,582 0.00 21,482-27.46
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 702 0.00 1,895-62.96
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 41,534 0.01 20,84899.22
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 15,541 0.00 8,41384.73
65 Headgear and parts thereof 314 0.00 737-57.39
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 207 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,014,206 0.18 930,2659.02
69 Ceramic products 62,384 0.01 54,86913.70
70 Glass and glassware 14,461 0.00 3,624299.03
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 148,590,491 25.68 140,319,2135.89
72 Iron and steel 35,239,573 6.09 14,511,814142.83
73 Articles of iron or steel 111,129 0.02 274,682-59.54
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,068-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 25,287 0.00 8430,003.57
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 29,835,231 5.16 11,094,532168.92
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 5,234,813 0.90 4,448,37217.68
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 186,278 0.03 1,26214,660.54
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 49,821 0.01 6,298691.06
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 355,542 0.06 382,915-7.15
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 804,440 0.14 972,252-17.26
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 23,159 0.00 37,612-38.43
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 783,037 0.14 802,154-2.38
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 201-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,030 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 248,077 0.04 129,00992.29
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 202,590 0.04 33,019513.56
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,982 0.00 29,206-93.21
SS Classified 24,951,379 4.31 136 72918,148.78

Russia’s Imports from Israel

The major share of Russian imports from Israel 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) - 34.90% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (33.83% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 27.52% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (26.66% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 23.93% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (20.57% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.12% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (3.84% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.73% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (2.09% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.35% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (0.38% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Israel 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) - an increase of $3,793,871;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - an increase of $1,672,890;
  • 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 $1,479,501;
  • 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 $1,462,197;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $919,083;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $819,464;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $747,414;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $707,370;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $694,291;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $606,935.

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

  • 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 $16,597,558;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $13,458,418;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $7,488,318;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $4,551,265;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $2,821,636;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,706,057;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $2,043,514;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $989,007;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $890,474;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $869,630;
  • 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 $777,294;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $618,564;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $570,834.
Russia’s imports from Israel in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
01 Live animals 412,315 0.23 325,84826.54
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 190,162 0.10 7,3452,489.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,802,710 0.99 4,624,346-61.02
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 48,536,069 26.78 61,994,487-21.71
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,940,130 1.62 7,491,395-60.75
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 274,624 0.15 203,41735.01
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 124-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,209,437 0.67 1,589,880-23.93
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 256,224-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 16,138 0.01 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 956-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 219,497 0.12 314,936-30.30
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 12,443 0.01 6,94679.14
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 433,854 0.24 347,99824.67
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,824,570 3.21 6,694,200-12.99
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,283,254 0.71 1,007,88927.32
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 108,072 0.06 65,29365.52
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,109,329 0.61 1,495,765-25.84
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 207,455 0.11 142,23745.85
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 880,499 0.49 1,657,793-46.89
29 Organic chemicals 1,324,249 0.73 3,367,763-60.68
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,553,449 5.27 8,859,1587.84
31 Fertilizers 1,866,142 1.03 2,756,616-32.30
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,177,482 2.86 4,258,39921.58
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7,246,456 4.00 6,426,99212.75
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 3,223,238 1.78 1,761,04183.03
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 11,195 0.01 101,637-88.99
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 172,330 0.10 252,698-31.80
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,247,496 1.24 9,735,814-76.92
39 Plastics and articles thereof 11,092,969 6.12 11,663,803-4.89
40 Rubber and articles thereof 569,162 0.31 806,456-29.42
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 114,587 0.06 219,079-47.70
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 18,827 0.01 13813,542.75
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 690,864 0.38 83,929723.15
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 78,813 0.04 547,450-85.60
52 Cotton 501,451 0.28 661,674-24.21
54 Man-made filaments 352,111 0.19 556,272-36.70
55 Man-made staple fibers 4,955 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3,265,209 1.80 2,517,79529.69
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 454,116 0.25 644,197-29.51
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 10,879 0.01 3,066254.83
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 14,769 0.01 257,681-94.27
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 151,619 0.08 179,832-15.69
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 189,027 0.10 418,716-54.86
65 Headgear and parts thereof 706 0.00 105572.38
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 1,021-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 747,208 0.41 1,009,030-25.95
69 Ceramic products 844,577 0.47 587,06943.86
70 Glass and glassware 177,824 0.10 86,949104.52
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,438,754 1.35 959,253154.23
73 Articles of iron or steel 632,237 0.35 896,772-29.50
74 Copper and articles thereof 21,125 0.01 22,451-5.91
75 Nickel and articles thereof 13 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 169,242 0.09 684,040-75.26
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 12,971 0.01 101,745-87.25
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8,176,953 4.51 7,469,5839.47
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 273,025 0.15 455,800-40.10
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,138,345 6.15 13,844,402-19.55
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 16,210,875 8.94 32,808,433-50.59
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 223,627 0.12 1,212,634-81.56
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 478,041 0.26 392,89921.67
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,793,871 2.09 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 18,041,924 9.95 18,660,488-3.31
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 147 0.00 184-20.11
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 3,135,454 1.73 1,462,564114.38
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 774,449 0.43 518,55649.35
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 12,495 0.01 21,853-42.82
SS Classified 150,913 0.08 25 524 624-99.41
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia