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

Russia’s Trade with Iraq

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Iraq totaled $81,943,215, up 21.42% ($14,454,802) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Iraq in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $81,942,275, up 21.48% ($14,488,270) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Iraq in the 3rd quarter of 2018 were $940, down 97.27% ($33,468) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Iraq in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $81,941,335, a 21.54% increase ($14,521,738) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Iraq was Russia’s 89th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0476% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0462% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Iraq was Russia’s 81st largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 79th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0730% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0790% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Iraq was Russia’s 186th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 156th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0000% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0001% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Iraq

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 20.39% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (9.61% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 8.02% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (8.12% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.47% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (5.67% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.98% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (1.48% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.70% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (5.23% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $4,442,142;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $2,255,561;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1,913,760;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1,103,969;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $882,469;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $625,697;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $518,065.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Iraq 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 $1,418,955;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $904,112;
  • 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) - a decrease of $643,351;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $253,329.
Russia’s exports to Iraq in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
02 Meat and edible meat offal 45,103 0.06 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 220,360 0.27 93,642135.32
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 9,042 0.01 0
10 Cereals 665,347 0.81 147,282351.75
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 51,616 0.06 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4,442,142 5.42 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 15,231 0.02 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,561,995 3.13 1,679,52652.54
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 219,041 0.27 199,02410.06
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,913,760 2.34 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 139,064 0.17 193,758-28.23
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 6,424,379 7.84 4,168,81854.11
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,625,664 1.98 999,96762.57
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 15,315 0.02 0
29 Organic chemicals 20,945 0.03 13,46455.56
30 Pharmaceutical products 47,182 0.06 135,000-65.05
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,783 0.00 31,770-94.39
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 79,326 0.10 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 2,001 0.00 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 141,737 0.17 43232,709.49
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 110,977 0.14 102,4108.37
39 Plastics and articles thereof 30,891 0.04 284,220-89.13
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,025 0.01 65,883-90.86
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,512,565 7.95 5,408,59620.41
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 63,259 0.08 69,564-9.06
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1 0.00 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,069 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 429 0.00 100329.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8,039 0.01 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,810 0.00 0
69 Ceramic products 37,053 0.05 0
70 Glass and glassware 217,838 0.27 40453,820.30
72 Iron and steel 2,760,476 3.37 3,664,588-24.67
73 Articles of iron or steel 15,868 0.02 136,284-88.36
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,258 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,518 0.00 7,190-51.07
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 24,752 0.03 10,728130.72
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 39,454 0.05 3,2671,107.65
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,035,387 1.26 2,454,342-57.81
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 247,313 0.30 890,664-72.23
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 25,149-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 110,768 0.14 156,132-29.05
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 42,395 0.05 1,0014,135.26
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 35,000 0.04 20,80068.27
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 23,501 0.03 0
SS Classified 51,970,596 63.42 46 490 00011.79

Russia’s Imports from Iraq

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 100.00% of Russia’s total imports from Iraq (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Iraq (81.41% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Iraq (17.77% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $940.

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

  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $28,013;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $6,113;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $282.
Russia’s imports from Iraq in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 6,113-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 28,013-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 282-100.00
72 Iron and steel 940 100.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia