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

Russia’s Trade with Israel

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Israel was $628,063,244, down 0.49% ($3,107,803) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Israel in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $486,351,451, up 4.00% ($18,692,670) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Israel in the 3rd quarter of 2018 were $141,711,793, down 13.33% ($21,800,473) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Israel in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $344,639,658, a 13.31% increase ($40,493,143) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Israel was Russia’s 42nd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.3650% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.4318% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Israel was Russia’s 41st largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 37th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.4335% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.5479% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Israel was Russia’s 50th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 47th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.2367% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.2688% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Israel

The major share of Russian exports to Israel 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) - 30.89% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (46.69% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 29.80% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (24.90% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 16.46% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (12.99% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.59% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (8.15% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.48% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (3.31% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.27% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (2.93% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.10% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (0.66% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Israel 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 $32,777,169;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $28,459,215;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $18,642,205;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $2,745,173;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $2,514,097.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Israel 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) - a decrease of $61,757,517;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $6,368,972;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $2,664,794.
Russia’s exports to Israel in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
01 Live animals 0 0.00 220-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 42,114 0.01 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 83,031 0.02 40,204106.52
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 12 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 435,306 0.09 79,799445.50
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,078 0.00 1,201-10.24
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 697,283 0.14 456,37252.79
10 Cereals 68,623,954 14.11 49,981,74937.30
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 734,604 0.15 255,901187.07
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 79,474 0.02 17545,313.71
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,468,269 0.51 2,913,743-15.29
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 75,052 0.02 36,499105.63
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 183,344 0.04 144,05427.27
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 887,954 0.18 1,012,893-12.33
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 539,422 0.11 580,204-7.03
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 879,046 0.18 628,69839.82
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,360,313 0.49 3,042,996-22.43
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,543,239 0.32 1,527,5021.03
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 324,840 0.07 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 81,650 0.02 34,270138.26
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 672 0.00 6,369,644-99.99
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 150,214,803 30.89 211,972,320-29.13
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,821,639 0.37 964,19288.93
29 Organic chemicals 147,634 0.03 378,559-61.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,293 0.00 10,429-10.89
31 Fertilizers 8,625,796 1.77 7,647,33612.79
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,979 0.00 5,659-12.02
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 25,957 0.01 28,473-8.84
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 2,222 0.00 1,88417.94
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 19,500-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,448,828 0.91 4,033,36610.30
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,823,388 0.37 2,299,681-20.71
40 Rubber and articles thereof 524 0.00 88,846-99.41
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 9,170 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4,497 0.00 3413,126.47
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 4-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 8,766,475 1.80 7,467,73117.39
45 Cork and articles of cork 40 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,342,088 0.28 809,65365.76
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,477,004 1.13 5,108,6847.21
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 334,268 0.07 298,77111.88
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 156,529-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,066 0.00 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 514-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 13 0.00 2550.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 47,540 0.01 12396,066.67
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 17,610 0.00 11,34555.22
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 40,396 0.01 8,909353.43
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 6,763 0.00 20,883-67.61
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5,142 0.00 1144,410.53
65 Headgear and parts thereof 29 0.00 283.57
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2,060 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,206,569 0.25 1,135,0576.30
69 Ceramic products 11,530 0.00 14,844-22.33
70 Glass and glassware 49,763 0.01 41,17220.87
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 144,922,525 29.80 116,463,31024.44
72 Iron and steel 40,686,073 8.37 7,908,904414.43
73 Articles of iron or steel 221,324 0.05 266,604-16.98
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 49-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 5,695-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 26,070,910 5.36 23,325,73711.77
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,883,605 0.80 6,548,399-40.69
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 57,215 0.01 49,26816.13
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 51,797 0.01 7,728570.25
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 831,708 0.17 1,014,186-17.99
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 1,532,872 0.32 1,768,360-13.32
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 21,413 0.00 2608,135.77
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,514,097 0.52 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 432,930 0.09 305,00441.94
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 489 0.00 170187.65
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2,920 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 198,569 0.04 161,63422.85
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 70,971 0.01 38,40884.78
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6,884 0.00 705876.45
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 1,300-100.00
SS Classified 356,406 0.07 162 405119.46

Russia’s Imports from Israel

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 40.98% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (41.14% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 29.86% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (26.47% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.36% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (16.06% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.93% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (6.16% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.09% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (3.36% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.61% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (0.72% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.18% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (1.02% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $1,584,677;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $1,315,203;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $1,099,099;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,027,560;
  • 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 $1,027,127;
  • 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 $947,807;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $844,327;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - an increase of $834,497;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $466,304.

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $6,154,816;
  • 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 $5,375,470;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3,782,161;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $3,574,836;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $2,481,856;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $1,371,936;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $1,053,316;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $1,020,191;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $878,621;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $834,516;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $668,946;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $512,448;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $446,689;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $428,195.
Russia’s imports from Israel in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
01 Live animals 257,860 0.18 212,06221.60
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 168,962 0.12 94,66478.49
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6,030 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,876,428 1.32 5,451,264-65.58
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,818,467 1.99 8,973,283-68.59
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 4,131,480 2.92 2,816,27746.70
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 203,969 0.14 173,05917.86
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 732,173 0.52 917,914-20.24
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 512,448-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 10,177 0.01 11,734-13.27
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 520,889 0.37 488,2846.68
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,722 0.00 22,498-79.01
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 226,665 0.16 415,350-45.43
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,095,135 2.89 5,148,451-20.46
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 752,462 0.53 752,2330.03
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 299,848 0.21 277,6458.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,495,253 1.06 1,220,39522.52
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 183,185 0.13 450,952-59.38
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,399,794 1.69 1,451,98765.28
29 Organic chemicals 2,658,616 1.88 3,327,562-20.10
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,673,672 6.83 11,045,608-12.42
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 93,929-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,994,428 3.52 4,150,10120.34
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,630,085 4.68 6,260,9005.90
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 2,623,349 1.85 1,596,22264.35
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 23,537 0.02 17,55534.08
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 129,420 0.09 263,785-50.94
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 242,117 0.17 2,723,973-91.11
39 Plastics and articles thereof 12,611,670 8.90 11,584,1108.87
40 Rubber and articles thereof 331,118 0.23 759,313-56.39
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 82,306 0.06 10,608675.89
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 76,323 0.05 0
45 Cork and articles of cork 2,989 0.00 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 1,006-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 779,674 0.55 313,370148.80
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 104,386 0.07 305,417-65.82
52 Cotton 750,593 0.53 613,99822.25
54 Man-made filaments 305,220 0.22 382,020-20.10
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 58-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5,252,519 3.71 3,667,84243.20
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 22,783 0.02 29,558-22.92
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 596,074 0.42 446,54833.48
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 28,042 0.02 104,844-73.25
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 10,425 0.01 43,314-75.93
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 48,171 0.03 83,370-42.22
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 200,918 0.14 125,47260.13
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 621-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 561 0.00 2,818-80.09
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 364-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 901,611 0.64 1,116,123-19.22
69 Ceramic products 205,207 0.14 1,083,828-81.07
70 Glass and glassware 197,828 0.14 54,448263.33
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,280,644 1.61 1,181,54593.02
72 Iron and steel 3,295 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 743,958 0.52 684,7078.65
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,139 0.00 47,128-93.34
75 Nickel and articles thereof 55 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 414,044 0.29 860,733-51.90
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 235-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,151 0.00 2,380-9.62
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 7,133,057 5.03 8,153,248-12.51
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 107,105 0.08 331,925-67.73
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 10,648,354 7.51 14,430,515-26.21
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 28,201,359 19.90 33,576,829-16.01
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 1,390,168 0.98 555,671150.18
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 112,859 0.08 947,375-88.09
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 17,717,601 12.50 17,755,265-0.21
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 218 0.00 4,460-95.11
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 2,961,146 2.09 2,753,8367.53
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 83,805 0.06 252,901-66.86
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 10,468 0.01 6,05073.02
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 21,263 0.02 0
SS Classified 209,963 0.15 2 368 278-91.13
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia