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

Russia’s Trade with Italy

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Italy totaled $6,659,119,329, up 8.44% ($518,191,065) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Italy in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $4,096,623,516, up 10.94% ($403,974,275) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Italy in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $2,562,495,813, up 4.67% ($114,216,790) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Italy in the 2nd quarter of 2018 was $1,534,127,703, a 23.29% increase ($289,757,485) over the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Italy was Russia’s 6th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 5th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 3.8962% of Russia’s total trade (down from 4.3940% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Italy was Russia’s 7th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 6th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 3.7173% of Russia’s total exports (down from 4.3974% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Italy was Russia’s 6th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 4.2210% of Russia’s total imports (down from 4.3888% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Italy

The major share of Russian exports to Italy 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) - 82.55% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (86.19% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.18% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (4.79% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.44% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (4.15% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.46% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (1.28% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.31% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (1.45% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $199,166,389;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $198,840,738;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $31,803,689.

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

  • 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 $52,987,815.
Russia’s exports to Italy in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 832,512 0.02 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 82,140 0.00 87,213-5.82
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 401,982-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 8,255,609 0.20 2,145,568284.77
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 6,524 0.00 18,161-64.08
10 Cereals 7,425,763 0.18 14,171,626-47.60
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 35 0.00 32,064-99.89
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 508,338 0.01 2,074,715-75.50
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 7,500 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 18 0.00 4350.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 115,703 0.00 563,809-79.48
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 100,141 0.00 59,26168.98
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 123 0.00 44,016-99.72
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 24,251 0.00 70,361-65.53
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 327,841 0.01 73,962343.26
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 305,261 0.01 494,341-38.25
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,354,409 0.11 3,122,90339.43
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 24,980 0.00 19,49828.12
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 710,012 0.02 47,5161,394.26
26 Ores, slag and ash 437,281 0.01 730,931-40.17
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,380,619,444 82.52 3,181,778,7066.25
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,785,233 0.12 4,450,2187.53
29 Organic chemicals 3,657,541 0.09 14,715,238-75.14
30 Pharmaceutical products 937,584 0.02 756,08924.00
31 Fertilizers 11,747,377 0.29 5,082,864131.12
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 452,588 0.01 1,554,562-70.89
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 610,915 0.01 1,601,500-61.85
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 821,611 0.02 210,969289.45
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 733 0.00 1,653-55.66
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 127,964 0.00 76,68166.88
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 3,620-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,032,574 0.03 602,07771.50
39 Plastics and articles thereof 14,825,309 0.36 10,771,12037.64
40 Rubber and articles thereof 14,532,513 0.35 13,827,2125.10
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 9,271,339 0.23 14,638,604-36.67
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 296,795 0.01 176,33968.31
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 10,860,255 0.27 12,328,751-11.91
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 29,811,157 0.73 25,053,77218.99
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 852,593 0.02 336,557153.33
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 29,073,517 0.71 21,724,22333.83
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 44,812 0.00 10,236337.79
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 73,512-100.00
52 Cotton 302,979 0.01 686,355-55.86
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 56,701 0.00 128,265-55.79
54 Man-made filaments 1,023,197 0.02 1,337,902-23.52
55 Man-made staple fibers 30,145 0.00 258,844-88.35
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 911,534 0.02 87,412942.80
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 4,396-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4 0.00 23-82.61
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 139-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 205,687 0.01 22,383818.94
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 877,613 0.02 88,154895.55
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 324,692 0.01 502,931-35.44
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 545,387 0.01 118,460360.40
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,731 0.00 1,88697.83
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 429,414 0.01 602,848-28.77
69 Ceramic products 802,997 0.02 182,254340.59
70 Glass and glassware 3,415,625 0.08 2,202,92355.05
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 100,089,750 2.44 153,077,565-34.62
72 Iron and steel 361,350,125 8.82 162,183,736122.80
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,733,009 0.04 721,279140.27
74 Copper and articles thereof 6,076,079 0.15 102,5105,827.30
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,641,046 0.04 342,693378.87
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 42,953,264 1.05 11,149,575285.25
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,304,123 0.06 1,306,20076.40
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 619,252 0.02 548,48112.90
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 483,595 0.01 471,2242.63
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13,155,492 0.32 15,914,656-17.34
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 2,897,277 0.07 2,359,46522.79
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 51,204 0.00 49,7512.92
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,052,460 0.05 853,716140.41
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 850,930 0.02 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,566,612 0.16 1,115,191488.83
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 11,523 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 17,011 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 4,663,801 0.11 2,129,179119.04
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 80,996 0.00 30,122168.89
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,203 0.00 4,727-74.55
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,184 0.00 22,257-90.19
SS Classified 2,212,579 0.05 109 3051,924.22

Russia’s Imports from Italy

The major share of Russian imports from Italy 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) - 41.47% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (46.35% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 22.00% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (20.92% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.22% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (8.62% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 8.92% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (8.37% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.26% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (6.47% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.66% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (1.82% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $27,486,518;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $16,178,435;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $15,477,646;
  • 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 $13,501,904;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $9,780,139;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $9,014,259;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $9,012,073;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $8,907,737;
  • 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 $8,879,316;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $8,130,600.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Italy 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 $72,360,765.
Russia’s imports from Italy in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
01 Live animals 46,975 0.00 88,675-47.03
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 997,365-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 786,886 0.03 375,356109.64
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 73,781 0.00 125,932-41.41
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 33,388,270 1.30 33,496,500-0.32
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 150 0.00 9,123-98.36
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 22,407,898 0.87 18,782,95219.30
10 Cereals 691,349 0.03 313,594120.46
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 826,934 0.03 748,97110.41
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,626,647 0.06 1,266,89628.40
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 964,992 0.04 529,33282.30
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 28,593 0.00 16,05978.05
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 12,707,406 0.50 14,679,708-13.44
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 3,706,592 0.14 4,009,397-7.55
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,535,315 0.14 3,408,9433.71
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 10,205,748 0.40 7,902,17729.15
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 22,116,442 0.86 17,314,19427.74
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 12,523,067 0.49 11,414,6059.71
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9,265,510 0.36 6,250,75848.23
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 75,704,114 2.95 68,646,67010.28
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 16,201,675 0.63 13,137,04623.33
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 35,038,945 1.37 7,552,427363.94
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,040,523 0.04 1,269,193-18.02
26 Ores, slag and ash 151,880 0.01 228,753-33.61
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,646,924 0.18 4,274,4448.71
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,385,774 0.09 6,400,406-62.72
29 Organic chemicals 30,194,032 1.18 37,201,912-18.84
30 Pharmaceutical products 157,964,826 6.16 153,080,4153.19
31 Fertilizers 2,626,508 0.10 1,850,08841.97
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 50,445,526 1.97 44,186,53914.16
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 71,488,645 2.79 55,310,21029.25
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 21,849,081 0.85 18,972,58115.16
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 9,019,243 0.35 7,427,77721.43
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 712,519 0.03 680,5904.69
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 578,439 0.02 499,78115.74
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 44,723,706 1.75 35,709,44725.24
39 Plastics and articles thereof 136,305,702 5.32 120,828,05612.81
40 Rubber and articles thereof 35,434,024 1.38 29,935,81018.37
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 2,714,543 0.11 2,590,2374.80
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 37,934,951 1.48 29,027,21430.69
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2,834,703 0.11 3,904,341-27.40
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7,052,903 0.28 8,481,932-16.85
45 Cork and articles of cork 5,550 0.00 19,762-71.92
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 66,258 0.00 11,966453.72
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 32,967 0.00 28,56715.40
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 29,836,528 1.16 26,094,78914.34
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,491,451 0.21 10,007,822-45.13
50 Silk 155,864 0.01 140,75910.73
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 3,101,427 0.12 1,710,11681.36
52 Cotton 2,572,809 0.10 1,597,47761.05
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 250,068 0.01 291,414-14.19
54 Man-made filaments 2,585,311 0.10 2,337,10410.62
55 Man-made staple fibers 4,040,217 0.16 3,507,91615.17
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 6,809,493 0.27 6,074,35712.10
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,111,723 0.04 1,000,96211.07
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 822,343 0.03 847,835-3.01
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 4,351,746 0.17 3,601,57820.83
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2,647,603 0.10 2,418,5749.47
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 44,920,724 1.75 37,747,38419.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 69,777,400 2.72 61,646,80013.19
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,624,254 0.10 3,271,961-19.80
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 80,408,829 3.14 76,790,5614.71
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,245,203 0.09 1,526,37647.09
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 225,957 0.01 238,312-5.18
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 43,421 0.00 51,638-15.91
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7,356,243 0.29 8,188,068-10.16
69 Ceramic products 30,186,588 1.18 23,550,64128.18
70 Glass and glassware 6,475,232 0.25 6,266,9813.32
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 20,396,765 0.80 11,517,44977.09
72 Iron and steel 9,360,919 0.37 10,672,632-12.29
73 Articles of iron or steel 95,805,139 3.74 86,793,06610.38
74 Copper and articles thereof 17,067,136 0.67 11,581,61247.36
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,109,428 0.04 1,723,458-35.63
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 23,273,108 0.91 19,590,75118.80
78 Lead and articles thereof 11,724 0.00 74,010-84.16
79 Zinc and articles thereof 61,116 0.00 106,640-42.69
80 Tin and articles thereof 111 0.00 768-85.55
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 522,271 0.02 277,79688.01
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 12,811,479 0.50 11,264,99813.73
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 26,043,162 1.02 16,263,02360.14
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 772,496,233 30.15 844,856,998-8.56
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 156,735,964 6.12 143,234,0609.43
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 1,852,609 0.07 1,383,68933.89
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 69,225,545 2.70 75,682,906-8.53
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,379,649 0.09 8,251,090-71.16
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 60,017,448 2.34 61,478,843-2.38
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 394,137 0.02 416,529-5.38
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 106,506 0.00 45,844132.32
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 59,244,334 2.31 52,971,39011.84
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8,164,666 0.32 10,358,709-21.18
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 7,056,414 0.28 6,638,7786.29
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 108,621 0.00 110,609-1.80
SS Classified 28,154,379 1.10 21 087 24933.51
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia