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

Russia’s Trade with Greece

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Greece totaled $1,136,362,545, up 26.70% ($239,450,877) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Greece in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $1,061,862,230, up 28.17% ($233,395,938) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Greece in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $74,500,315, up 8.85% ($6,054,939) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Greece in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $987,361,915, a 29.91% increase ($227,340,999) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Greece was Russia’s 30th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 35th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.6604% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.6135% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Greece was Russia’s 26th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 24th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.9464% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.9706% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Greece was Russia’s 61st largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 62nd in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1244% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1125% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Greece

The major share of Russian exports to Greece 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) - 91.32% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (78.68% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.83% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (19.35% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.46% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (0.60% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Greece 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 $317,645,262;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $19,797,280;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $4,194,912.

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

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $73,764,720;
  • Zinc and articles thereof (HS code 79) - a decrease of $36,356,158.
Russia’s exports to Greece in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 512 0.00 1,026-50.10
10 Cereals 24,155,677 2.27 4,358,397454.23
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 22,563 0.00 47,422-52.42
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 14,595 0.00 7,085106.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 199,709-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 198,022 0.02 214,302-7.60
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 309 0.00 1,824-83.06
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,698 0.00 5,889-54.19
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,219 0.00 1,527-20.17
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,117 0.00 2,955-62.20
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 124,311 0.01 95,52230.14
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,613,491 0.15 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 25,897-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 234,442 0.02 4,5615,040.14
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 969,459,682 91.30 651,814,42048.73
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 515,051 0.05 125,696309.76
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,435 0.00 16,645-91.38
31 Fertilizers 3,879,926 0.37 1,471,577163.66
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 8,135 0.00 2,889181.59
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 423 0.00 0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 22,871 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 30,654 0.00 58,056-47.20
39 Plastics and articles thereof 197,568 0.02 146,96034.44
40 Rubber and articles thereof 811,537 0.08 895,667-9.39
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,747 0.00 0
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 36,726 0.00 521,862-92.96
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,257,595 0.40 3,205,30532.83
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 1,128,994-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,483,956 0.23 1,737,71442.94
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 30,926 0.00 28,5718.24
52 Cotton 14,529 0.00 18,429-21.16
54 Man-made filaments 264,900 0.02 400,474-33.85
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 146 0.00 8767.82
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,138 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,672 0.00 5,134-47.95
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 42,222 0.00 17,924135.56
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 148,872 0.01 125,78518.35
69 Ceramic products 34,322 0.00 14,966129.33
70 Glass and glassware 924,250 0.09 107,657758.51
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 18 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 5,553,839 0.52 1,358,927308.69
73 Articles of iron or steel 29,230 0.00 63,400-53.90
74 Copper and articles thereof 10,376,932 0.98 84,141,652-87.67
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 31,465,428 2.96 34,509,115-8.82
78 Lead and articles thereof 3,405,822 0.32 3,514,343-3.09
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 36,356,158-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 467,788 0.04 334,12340.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 221,236 0.02 1,260,656-82.45
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 54,587 0.01 14,524275.84
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 32,419 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,766 0.00 0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 580,000 0.05 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 62,678 0.01 42,43947.69
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,840 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 27,357 0.00 51,149-46.52
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 33,795 0.00 6,489420.80
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,256 0.00 2,389120.01

Russia’s Imports from Greece

The major share of Russian imports from Greece 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) - 30.06% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (26.87% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 16.64% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (12.05% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 15.38% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (15.50% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.55% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (18.08% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.07% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (4.98% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.08% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (1.45% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.05% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (1.31% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $2,334,318;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,982,147;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $1,836,577;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1,483,237;
  • 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 $1,142,207;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $826,885;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - an increase of $671,271;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $647,082;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $386,111;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $361,440;
  • 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 $340,837;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - an increase of $241,225;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $231,541;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $224,022.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Greece in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd 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 $2,785,604;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $2,045,401;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $506,968;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $502,255;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $420,308.
Russia’s imports from Greece in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 34 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 51,874 0.07 227,685-77.22
10 Cereals 0 0.00 11,971-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 8,340 0.01 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 175-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,848,174 2.48 1,486,73424.31
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 10,182 0.01 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 41,669 0.06 104,419-60.09
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 135,463 0.18 226,598-40.22
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 403,731 0.54 17,6202,191.32
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,105,673 5.51 2,269,09680.94
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 106,733 0.14 53,50099.50
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,362,574 1.83 1,864,829-26.93
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,319,634 5.80 1,985,316117.58
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 803,090 1.08 944,518-14.97
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,294 0.00 48,537-97.33
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 362,416 0.49 21,5791,579.48
29 Organic chemicals 9,536 0.01 7,62825.01
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,989,556 6.70 5,496,524-9.22
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,783,454 5.08 2,956,56927.97
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,935,322 2.60 1,957,163-1.12
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 456,301 0.61 542,202-15.84
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 7,218 0.01 808,922.50
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,695,989 4.96 2,212,75267.03
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,135,544 9.58 5,153,39738.46
40 Rubber and articles thereof 23,052 0.03 42,599-45.89
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 44,017-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5,967 0.01 4,57930.31
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 12,303,946 16.52 11,632,6755.77
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 21,235 0.03 12,06076.08
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3,358 0.00 1,271164.20
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 415,026 0.56 437,713-5.18
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 343,672 0.46 446,395-23.01
52 Cotton 16,788 0.02 5,231220.93
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 31 0.00 75-58.67
54 Man-made filaments 289,988 0.39 450,844-35.68
55 Man-made staple fibers 5,834 0.01 20,598-71.68
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 874,881 1.17 1,295,189-32.45
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 316,987 0.43 75,762318.40
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 224,067 0.30 87,215156.91
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 6,350 0.01 7,012-9.44
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 209,739 0.28 131,69059.27
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 821,759 1.10 649,71126.48
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 491,604 0.66 268,46983.11
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 34,355 0.05 6,809404.55
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 479,920 0.64 405,42318.38
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,748 0.00 3,741-26.54
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 2,143 0.00 1,81518.07
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,230,331 1.65 1,369,779-10.18
69 Ceramic products 5,711 0.01 2,349143.12
70 Glass and glassware 2,609 0.00 1,214114.91
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 9,085 0.01 54,444-83.31
72 Iron and steel 106,169 0.14 145,307-26.93
73 Articles of iron or steel 216,968 0.29 347,006-37.47
74 Copper and articles thereof 5,791,904 7.77 5,144,82212.58
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,969,927 3.99 2,745,9058.16
78 Lead and articles thereof 3,494 0.00 2881,113.19
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,151,813 2.89 1,920,27212.06
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 221,454 0.30 304,365-27.24
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,259,958 4.38 6,045,562-46.08
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 5,216,657 7.00 4,074,45028.03
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 89,171 0.12 120,012-25.70
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 20,874 0.03 2,066,275-98.99
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 20,669 0.03 68,726-69.93
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 1,893-100.00
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 300,281 0.40 135,612121.43
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 322,556 0.43 245,55031.36
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 93,062 0.12 30,969200.50
SS Classified 371 0.00 791-53.10
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia