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

Russia’s Trade with France

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with France totaled $4,053,976,473, up 9.83% ($362,715,676) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to France in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $1,887,507,042, up 55.51% ($673,761,926) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from France in the 3rd quarter of 2018 were $2,166,469,431, down 12.55% ($311,046,250) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade deficit with France in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $278,962,389, a 77.93% decrease ($984,808,176) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

France was Russia’s 12th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 2.3560% of Russia’s total trade (down from 2.5250% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

France was Russia’s 16th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 19th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 1.6823% of Russia’s total exports (up from 1.4219% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

France was Russia’s 7th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 6th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 3.6183% of Russia’s total imports (down from 4.0730% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to France

The major share of Russian exports to France 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) - 87.78% of Russia’s total exports to France (82.64% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.49% of Russia’s total exports to France (2.42% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.07% of Russia’s total exports to France (3.72% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.77% of Russia’s total exports to France (5.74% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.34% of Russia’s total exports to France (1.73% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to France 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 $642,882,716;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $32,090,295;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $15,045,490;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $10,815,153.

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

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $20,143,707;
  • 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 $19,379,667.
Russia’s exports to France in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
01 Live animals 48,445 0.00 21,635123.92
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,654,758 0.19 1,331,587174.47
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 404 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 23,027 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 380,430 0.02 463,699-17.96
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 285,670 0.02 0
10 Cereals 6,633 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 12-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,857 0.00 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 2,124 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 147,726 0.01 137,4857.45
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 11,022-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 6,808-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,431 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 133,948 0.01 101,07232.53
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 349,476 0.02 761,185-54.09
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 104,871 0.01 1,127,709-90.70
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 701,152 0.04 526,77033.10
26 Ores, slag and ash 18,622,996 0.99 7,807,843138.52
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,637,585,749 86.76 994,703,03364.63
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 8,791,368 0.47 28,171,035-68.79
29 Organic chemicals 1,108,213 0.06 21,251,920-94.79
30 Pharmaceutical products 82,673 0.00 36,286127.84
31 Fertilizers 9,413,822 0.50 9,231,8671.97
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 46,887 0.00 33,28240.88
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 671,200 0.04 1,455,177-53.88
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 4,751 0.00 22,095-78.50
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5 0.00 326-98.47
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,736 0.00 3,934-30.45
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 337,417 0.02 404,098-16.50
39 Plastics and articles thereof 737,731 0.04 816,686-9.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 12,250,570 0.65 8,276,93748.01
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 85,290 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 672,663 0.04 1,066,165-36.91
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 260,255 0.01 36,929604.74
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 24,037,259 1.27 20,492,36717.30
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 196,419 0.01 19,879888.07
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 476,157 0.03 351,67135.40
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 617,581 0.03 164,402275.65
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 173-100.00
52 Cotton 0 0.00 46-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 68,322 0.00 14,892358.78
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 11,942 0.00 195,487-93.89
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 255-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 7-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 46-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 23-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 127,555 0.01 166,654-23.46
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 375,975 0.02 374,7830.32
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,807,911 0.10 1,589,77713.72
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 681,451 0.04 717,039-4.96
65 Headgear and parts thereof 7,445 0.00 1,552379.70
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 11,657 0.00 34,817-66.52
69 Ceramic products 46,879 0.00 185,852-74.78
70 Glass and glassware 4,021,049 0.21 3,086,94830.26
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,368,448 0.07 324,380321.87
72 Iron and steel 44,458,836 2.36 12,368,541259.45
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,270,527 0.23 1,450,560194.41
74 Copper and articles thereof 259,784 0.01 79,742225.78
75 Nickel and articles thereof 401,719 0.02 338,46918.69
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 8,825,195 0.47 8,638,5032.16
78 Lead and articles thereof 37,678 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 8 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 7,471,219 0.40 6,415,76716.45
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 35,954 0.00 49,357-27.16
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 40,165 0.00 14,268181.50
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 45,057,565 2.39 30,012,07550.13
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 4,849,189 0.26 4,750,0052.09
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 866,067 0.05 652,98432.63
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,221,398 0.12 2,511,557-11.55
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 500-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,877,705 0.26 7,232,394-32.56
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 12,929 0.00 27,639-53.22
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 24,195 0.00 1,2271,871.88
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 1,519,566 0.08 1,437,2705.73
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 120,810 0.01 335,062-63.94
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 856 0.00 58546.32
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,649 0.00 5,799-54.32
SS Classified 31,773,700 1.68 31 895 165-0.38

Russia’s Imports from France

The major share of Russian imports from France 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) - 33.46% of Russia’s total imports from France (33.22% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 29.59% of Russia’s total imports from France (25.89% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.25% of Russia’s total imports from France (7.91% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.42% of Russia’s total imports from France (2.45% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.17% of Russia’s total imports from France (1.01% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $11,005,647;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $8,321,142.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from France 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 $45,942,630;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $25,011,118;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $13,620,681;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $11,061,657;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $8,144,898.
Russia’s imports from France in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
01 Live animals 290,238 0.01 2,098,826-86.17
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 682,695-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,825,373 0.22 6,824,219-29.29
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 110,959 0.01 70,79056.74
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 291,065 0.01 89,551225.03
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 1,715-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 156 0.00 1,108-85.92
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 773,707 0.04 1,099,300-29.62
10 Cereals 428,536 0.02 761,440-43.72
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,140,340 0.10 1,403,49052.50
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,063,177 0.19 3,739,0808.67
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4,276,729 0.20 4,593,985-6.91
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 26,299 0.00 4,681461.82
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,629,513 0.08 843,50393.18
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 263,609 0.01 196,85733.91
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,374,208 0.20 4,649,427-5.92
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 6,870,506 0.32 8,312,298-17.35
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,264,043 0.24 4,474,28817.65
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 9,122,583 0.42 5,641,45161.71
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 13,588,390 0.63 11,724,86015.89
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 85,676,299 3.95 99,296,980-13.72
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 31,926,083 1.47 37,163,381-14.09
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,714,924 0.13 2,364,24414.83
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,062,492 0.14 3,357,228-8.78
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 514-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 12,565,142 0.58 10,135,80423.97
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 20,975,517 0.97 21,983,066-4.58
29 Organic chemicals 50,539,262 2.33 75,550,380-33.11
30 Pharmaceutical products 194,050,331 8.96 239,992,961-19.14
31 Fertilizers 10,598 0.00 54,609-80.59
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 14,885,929 0.69 13,500,58510.26
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 220,846,228 10.19 231,907,885-4.77
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 32,915,713 1.52 29,783,73510.52
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 19,277,853 0.89 24,641,838-21.77
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 446,826 0.02 1,113,731-59.88
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 457,950 0.02 462,605-1.01
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 64,756,722 2.99 69,876,755-7.33
39 Plastics and articles thereof 80,808,050 3.73 86,574,761-6.66
40 Rubber and articles thereof 24,865,226 1.15 27,575,253-9.83
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 201 0.00 30,020-99.33
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 10,926,982 0.50 8,802,79324.13
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3,516,669 0.16 3,587,260-1.97
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,078,373 0.10 3,054,457-31.96
45 Cork and articles of cork 372,143 0.02 190,25695.60
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2,688 0.00 3,094-13.12
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 20,953,287 0.97 19,195,1499.16
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,997,558 0.09 2,498,032-20.03
50 Silk 3,012 0.00 3,224-6.58
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 26,033 0.00 5544,599.10
52 Cotton 229,178 0.01 214,2536.97
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 9,714 0.00 27,557-64.75
54 Man-made filaments 732,432 0.03 100,722627.18
55 Man-made staple fibers 553,005 0.03 1,309,905-57.78
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,147,642 0.05 1,165,412-1.52
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 853,448 0.04 669,60327.46
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 195,869 0.01 130,91249.62
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 683,719 0.03 762,809-10.37
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 98,925 0.00 138,898-28.78
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,996,046 0.09 3,869,079-48.41
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6,795,366 0.31 7,056,876-3.71
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,282,045 0.06 689,19586.02
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 549,920 0.03 1,377,953-60.09
65 Headgear and parts thereof 339,439 0.02 271,38125.08
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 5,921 0.00 61,139-90.32
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 20,887 0.00 32,895-36.50
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,018,591 0.14 3,872,313-22.05
69 Ceramic products 2,582,700 0.12 2,208,07916.97
70 Glass and glassware 15,856,424 0.73 14,165,25911.94
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6,932,949 0.32 2,896,219139.38
72 Iron and steel 9,878,877 0.46 11,509,677-14.17
73 Articles of iron or steel 37,062,885 1.71 26,057,23842.24
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,982,067 0.09 3,111,726-36.30
75 Nickel and articles thereof 5,914,987 0.27 3,694,04160.12
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 8,992,702 0.42 5,745,13156.53
78 Lead and articles thereof 1 0.00 22-95.45
79 Zinc and articles thereof 143,125 0.01 143,384-0.18
80 Tin and articles thereof 30,133 0.00 33,227-9.31
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 962,477 0.04 1,923,244-49.96
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,856,412 0.18 3,872,999-0.43
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,244,438 0.24 4,545,77915.37
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 329,226,452 15.20 337,371,350-2.41
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 149,005,463 6.88 146,058,1572.02
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 306,017 0.01 1,538,236-80.11
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 106,455,417 4.91 107,569,482-1.04
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 212,384 0.01 1,447,316-85.33
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 55,802,785 2.58 47,481,64317.52
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 348,351 0.02 486,654-28.42
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 643,706 0.03 48,0611,239.35
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 11,791,080 0.54 7,892,38649.40
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,344,444 0.11 2,417,093-3.01
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6,006,640 0.28 5,273,29513.91
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,004,265 0.05 49,8751,913.56
SS Classified 426,372,581 19.68 648 310 488-34.23
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia