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

Russia’s Trade with Syria

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Syria totaled $176,895,738, up 53.25% ($61,462,491) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Syria in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $175,705,025, up 52.75% ($60,676,289) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Syria in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $1,190,713, up 194.36% ($786,202) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Syria in the 2nd quarter of 2018 was $174,514,312, a 52.25% increase ($59,890,087) over the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Syria was Russia’s 76th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 79th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1035% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0826% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Syria was Russia’s 66th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 68th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1594% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1370% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Syria was Russia’s 128th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 140th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0020% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0007% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Syria

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

  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 9.52% of Russia’s total exports to Syria (4.27% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.29% of Russia’s total exports to Syria (25.98% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.82% of Russia’s total exports to Syria (3.91% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.75% of Russia’s total exports to Syria (17.82% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $12,162,544;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $10,023,201;
  • 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 $1,725,442;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1,482,179;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $638,656.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Syria 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) - a decrease of $9,430,533;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $7,447,664;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $3,863,882;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $2,782,026;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,825,052;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $676,514.
Russia’s exports to Syria in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
10 Cereals 10,630,094 6.05 14,493,976-26.66
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 356,291 0.20 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 8,000-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,241,197 1.84 2,764,71817.23
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 16,760-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 2,782,026-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 6,149-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 1,647-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 54,947-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 330,632 0.19 9,761,165-96.61
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 551-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 757,804 0.43 560,12135.29
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 30,495 0.02 18816,120.74
30 Pharmaceutical products 686,355 0.39 47,6991,338.93
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 116,291 0.07 471,836-75.35
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 58,500 0.03 60,614-3.49
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 0 0.00 640-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 12,306,314 7.00 19,753,978-37.70
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 19,895 0.01 23,799-16.40
39 Plastics and articles thereof 379,617 0.22 131,036189.70
40 Rubber and articles thereof 24,083 0.01 2,951716.10
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,373,172 2.49 4,832,541-9.51
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 192,131 0.11 76,912149.81
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 12,162,544 6.92 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 378 0.00 30,841-98.77
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 165 0.00 317-47.95
70 Glass and glassware 650 0.00 144,542.86
72 Iron and steel 1,482,195 0.84 169,263,618.75
73 Articles of iron or steel 81,282 0.05 25,965213.04
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 444-100.00
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 4-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 240-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,586 0.00 275,774.07
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 10,449,287 5.95 426,0862,352.39
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 2,929,785 1.67 1,204,343143.27
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 0 0.00 2,333-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 330,314 0.19 2,155,366-84.67
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 34,218 0.02 710,732-95.19
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 8-100.00
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 49,788 0.03 4,2391,074.52
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 11-100.00
SS Classified 114,679,962 65.27 54 615 496109.98

Russia’s Imports from Syria

The major share of Russian imports from Syria 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) - 86.38% of Russia’s total imports from Syria (98.37% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.77% of Russia’s total imports from Syria (1.59% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.49% of Russia’s total imports from Syria (0.04% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Syria 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 $260,453;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $234,743;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $88,968;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $80,017;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $47,899;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $28,984;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $18,740;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $16,432;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $11,087;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $9,324;
  • 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 $8,333;
  • 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 $4,986;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $4,829;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $3,953.

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $38,517.
Russia’s imports from Syria in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 313,406 26.32 78,663298.42
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 403,252 33.87 142,799182.39
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 62,412 5.24 100,929-38.16
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,953 0.33 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 124,504 10.46 44,487179.87
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 24,294 2.04 7,862209.01
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,712 0.14 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 18,740 1.57 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 71,068 5.97 23,169206.74
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,829 0.41 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 420 0.04 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 8,473 0.71 1405,952.14
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9,328 0.78 4233,100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 32-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,113 0.18 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 195 0.02 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 29 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 2,448 0.21 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 205 0.02 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 11,087 0.93 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 31,539 2.65 2,5551,134.40
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 7,738 0.65 2,752181.18
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 88,968 7.47 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 1,119-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia