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Russian trade in goods with Croatia in Q3 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 Croatia in the third quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Croatia

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Croatia totaled $385,299,700, up 103.26% ($195,739,910) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Croatia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $329,579,428, up 182.13% ($212,759,767) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Croatia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 were $55,720,272, down 23.40% ($17,019,857) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Croatia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $273,859,156, a 521.28% increase ($229,779,624) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Croatia was Russia’s 52nd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 69th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.2239% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1297% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Croatia was Russia’s 45th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 66th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.2938% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1369% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Croatia was Russia’s 68th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 61st in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0931% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1196% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Croatia

The major share of Russian exports to Croatia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 96.82% of Russia’s total exports to Croatia (89.31% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.30% of Russia’s total exports to Croatia (5.30% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.45% of Russia’s total exports to Croatia (3.38% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Croatia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd 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 $214,760,168.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Croatia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $2,836,785;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $1,929,654.
Russia’s exports to Croatia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6,037 0.00 42,674-85.85
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 10,548 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 161,328 0.05 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 11-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 319,092,029 96.82 104,331,861205.84
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 263,085 0.08 43,288507.76
29 Organic chemicals 83,385 0.03 29,802179.80
31 Fertilizers 444,267 0.13 3,281,052-86.46
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 16,241 0.00 1,811796.80
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 8,825 0.00 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,040 0.00 0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 7,924 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 30 0.00 23,138-99.87
39 Plastics and articles thereof 510,097 0.15 346,04947.41
40 Rubber and articles thereof 147,898 0.04 222,113-33.41
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 56 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 60 0.00 43,677-99.86
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 494,850 0.15 244,874102.08
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 610,597 0.19 370,83364.66
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 847 0.00 327159.02
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 227 0.00 0
52 Cotton 1,464 0.00 378287.30
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 41 0.00 12,717-99.68
54 Man-made filaments 52 0.00 38,198-99.86
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3,384 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 344 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 796,908-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 116,715-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 25-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 1,429-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 173,374 0.05 117,12348.03
70 Glass and glassware 67,895 0.02 31,270117.13
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 6-100.00
72 Iron and steel 169,868 0.05 202,249-16.01
73 Articles of iron or steel 72,939 0.02 35320,562.61
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,705 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,054,464 1.23 5,984,118-32.25
80 Tin and articles thereof 207 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,576 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 935,847 0.28 210,850343.84
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 403,818 0.12 29,6131,263.65
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 364,221 0.11 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 16,806 0.01 0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 224,286 0.07 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 59,325 0.02 27,473115.94
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 600 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 98,500 0.03 160,579-38.66
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8,066 0.00 5,17955.74
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 59 0.00 0
SS Classified 1,061,212 0.32 102 968930.62

Russia’s Imports from Croatia

The major share of Russian imports from Croatia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 46.69% of Russia’s total imports from Croatia (57.02% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 24.67% of Russia’s total imports from Croatia (20.27% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 11.10% of Russia’s total imports from Croatia (9.82% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.25% of Russia’s total imports from Croatia (4.03% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.96% of Russia’s total imports from Croatia (4.54% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Croatia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $979,827;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $951,831;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $303,711;
  • 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 $290,331;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $220,343.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Croatia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $14,266,872;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,559,761;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $1,058,663;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $900,459;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $431,344;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $417,259;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $293,197;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $278,402;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $208,192.
Russia’s imports from Croatia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5,624 0.01 13,125-57.15
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 27,290 0.05 24,52911.26
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 452 0.00 130247.69
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 8,934 0.02 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,333 0.01 7,200-39.82
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 237,826 0.43 376,060-36.76
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 56,980 0.10 5,333968.44
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,865,095 3.35 2,765,554-32.56
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 8,976-100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 103,186-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 302,341 0.54 389,113-22.30
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 72,835-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 458 0.00 88420.45
29 Organic chemicals 1,300 0.00 432,644-99.70
30 Pharmaceutical products 21,706,238 38.96 35,973,110-39.66
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 406-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 46,792 0.08 98,632-52.56
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,188,861 5.72 3,467,263-8.03
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 39,878 0.07 54,903-27.37
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 49,767 0.09 74,090-32.83
39 Plastics and articles thereof 888,365 1.59 1,305,624-31.96
40 Rubber and articles thereof 93,227 0.17 72,71628.21
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,709 0.00 1,936-11.73
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 263-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 36,188 0.06 119,758-69.78
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 88 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 376,754 0.68 364,2433.43
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 28,682 0.05 13,466113.00
52 Cotton 89,998 0.16 48,27486.43
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,148-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 20,146 0.04 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 91-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,347,236 7.80 5,405,899-19.58
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,013,334 1.82 926,8219.33
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,598 0.00 15,164-82.87
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 542,825 0.97 583,087-6.90
65 Headgear and parts thereof 150,875 0.27 155,138-2.75
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 17,530 0.03 5,497218.90
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,069,503 1.92 1,277,695-16.29
69 Ceramic products 9,128 0.02 1,661449.55
70 Glass and glassware 31,629 0.06 29,9705.54
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 14,344-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,160,111 3.88 1,208,28078.78
74 Copper and articles thereof 25,983 0.05 9228,142.39
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 885,692 1.59 1,178,889-24.87
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 56,305 0.10 38,11547.72
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,468,680 2.64 488,853200.43
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 10,948,460 19.65 12,508,221-12.47
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 2,224,817 3.99 1,934,48615.01
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 159,663 0.29 188,070-15.10
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 415,316 0.75 111,605272.13
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 35,307 0.06 15,935121.57
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,077,954 1.93 857,61125.69
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia