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

Russia’s Trade with Serbia

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Serbia was $487,325,433, down 12.34% ($68,602,857) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Serbia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 were $228,231,976, down 8.02% ($19,897,950) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Serbia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 were $259,093,457, down 15.82% ($48,704,907) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade deficit with Serbia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $30,861,481, a 48.28% decrease ($28,806,957) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Serbia was Russia’s 48th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 44th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.2832% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.3803% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Serbia was Russia’s 55th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 50th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.2034% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2907% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Serbia was Russia’s 36th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 32nd in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.4327% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.5060% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Serbia

The major share of Russian exports to Serbia 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) - 42.77% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (33.62% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 18.07% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (25.59% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 13.94% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (3.65% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.67% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (9.20% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.89% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (7.67% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.26% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (2.99% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Serbia 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 $16,483,980;
  • 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 $12,995,496;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $10,727,539;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3,163,251;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2,034,148;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $1,622,306;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $1,513,326;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1,056,103;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $743,271.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Serbia 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 $17,413,098;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2,919,616;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2,886,089;
  • 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 $2,364,646;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $2,177,525;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $1,399,235;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $1,379,647;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $954,044.
Russia’s exports to Serbia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
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 204,254 0.09 819,428-75.07
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 129,593-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 533,824 0.23 705,892-24.38
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 53,895-100.00
10 Cereals 84,391 0.04 84,891-0.59
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 16,902 0.01 17,439-3.08
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 25,440 0.01 36,115-29.56
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 1,607-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 949,324 0.42 2,328,971-59.24
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 80,317 0.04 125,617-36.06
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 458 0.00 132,387-99.65
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 66,746 0.03 197,249-66.16
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 26,067 0.01 265,771-90.19
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 34,614 0.02 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,251,456 0.55 1,055,65018.55
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 273,505 0.12 237,24115.29
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,351 0.00 18,456-81.84
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 14,447,726 6.33 12,825,42012.65
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 208,018 0.09 322,535-35.51
26 Ores, slag and ash 3,616,107 1.58 5,793,632-37.58
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 93,787,446 41.09 77,303,46621.32
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 8,453,934 3.70 10,818,580-21.86
29 Organic chemicals 465,366 0.20 513,120-9.31
30 Pharmaceutical products 8,774 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 8,675,347 3.80 26,088,445-66.75
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 66,856 0.03 40,04866.94
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 295,163 0.13 117,643150.90
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 69,294 0.03 67,6752.39
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 183 0.00 435-57.93
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 20,300 0.01 68,052-70.17
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 626,235 0.27 590,3936.07
39 Plastics and articles thereof 11,609,716 5.09 14,495,805-19.91
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,941,771 4.79 10,708,6252.18
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,154 0.00 1,531-24.62
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,645,959 2.04 3,589,85629.42
45 Cork and articles of cork 6 0.00 1500.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,573,837 2.00 3,830,56619.40
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 494,258 0.22 5,4039,047.84
52 Cotton 216,817 0.09 127,95769.45
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,730 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 253,262 0.11 197,25828.39
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 2,336-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 200,302 0.09 600,627-66.65
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3,981 0.00 904,323.33
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 48,050 0.02 22,711111.57
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 46,449 0.02 31,27248.53
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 220,543 0.10 244,172-9.68
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,387 0.00 13,079-74.10
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 11,341 0.00 5,231116.80
65 Headgear and parts thereof 629 0.00 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,794 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,050,229 0.46 585,52479.37
69 Ceramic products 115,833 0.05 71,10162.91
70 Glass and glassware 2,963,586 1.30 1,450,260104.35
72 Iron and steel 2,745,222 1.20 2,938,561-6.58
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,693,623 1.62 530,372596.42
74 Copper and articles thereof 16,452,060 7.21 17,406,104-5.48
75 Nickel and articles thereof 271 0.00 3,106-91.27
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 475,833 0.21 1,875,068-74.62
78 Lead and articles thereof 465,782 0.20 39,3271,084.38
79 Zinc and articles thereof 85 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 14 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,790 0.00 523,342.31
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 47,509 0.02 18,354158.85
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 460,518 0.20 16,2282,737.80
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 14,337,594 6.28 3,610,055297.16
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 14,425,147 6.32 1,429,651909.00
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 28,450 0.01 102,461-72.23
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 903,966 0.40 3,823,582-76.36
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 11,383-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,117,201 0.93 83,0532,449.22
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 300 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 185,426 0.08 233,552-20.61
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 14,162 0.01 24,131-41.31
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,136 0.00 3141,217.20
SS Classified 176,855 0.08 39 241 521-99.55

Russia’s Imports from Serbia

The major share of Russian imports from Serbia 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) - 31.27% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (34.78% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 20.73% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (16.32% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.19% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (18.43% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 13.15% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (13.66% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 8.13% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (8.20% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.39% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (7.20% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $4,370,718;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $4,355,501;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $2,093,974;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $1,292,220;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - an increase of $1,034,296.

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $28,151,297;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $7,635,438;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $6,786,519;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $3,912,380;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $3,140,145;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $3,125,174;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $2,247,673;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1,291,228;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,202,039;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,187,397;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,084,781.
Russia’s imports from Serbia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
02 Meat and edible meat offal 167,219 0.06 2,414,892-93.08
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 10,217,211 3.94 8,123,23725.78
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 201,761 0.08 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,842,739 1.87 6,133,967-21.05
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 49,041,878 18.93 77,193,175-36.47
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 37,118 0.01 28,48330.32
10 Cereals 225,223 0.09 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4,514 0.00 1802,407.78
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 79,475 0.03 91,170-12.83
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 20,942-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,752,930 0.68 2,157,507-18.75
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 9,590 0.00 202,612-95.27
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 928,951 0.36 739,55325.61
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,150,819 2.37 1,795,318242.60
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 801,382 0.31 1,417,571-43.47
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,262,505 0.49 886,09242.48
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,090,932 0.81 2,499,779-16.36
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,548,378 0.98 1,941,52431.26
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 652,031 0.25 1,418,906-54.05
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 41,162 0.02 44,934-8.39
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 69,604 0.03 21,508223.62
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,162 0.00 3,9206.17
29 Organic chemicals 972,272 0.38 840,75315.64
30 Pharmaceutical products 12,762,574 4.93 15,902,719-19.75
31 Fertilizers 37,411 0.01 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,249,793 0.48 1,911,442-34.62
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 14,825 0.01 30,032-50.64
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 1,489,567 0.57 2,188,517-31.94
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 129,797 0.05 0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 189,698 0.07 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 4,152 0.00 43,649-90.49
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 189,455 0.07 345,810-45.21
39 Plastics and articles thereof 11,850,820 4.57 13,038,217-9.11
40 Rubber and articles thereof 15,633,390 6.03 22,419,909-30.27
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 33,916-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 48,662 0.02 41,49217.28
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 45,060 0.02 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,913,413 1.90 4,971,293-1.16
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 16,007,190 6.18 19,919,570-19.64
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 149,066 0.06 361,944-58.82
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 35,431 0.01 0
52 Cotton 27,635 0.01 25,9636.44
54 Man-made filaments 415,034 0.16 393,0875.58
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 429,112 0.17 445,294-3.63
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2,214,676 0.85 2,780,074-20.34
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 5,287 0.00 4,40520.02
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,073,507 0.41 489,797119.17
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 993 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 43,423,769 16.76 39,053,05111.19
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,886,123 0.73 2,102,884-10.31
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 341,348 0.13 481,531-29.11
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,795,278 1.46 4,415,014-14.04
65 Headgear and parts thereof 67,338 0.03 26,474154.36
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 2,274-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 781,883 0.30 274,655184.68
69 Ceramic products 27,633 0.01 74,459-62.89
70 Glass and glassware 148,466 0.06 88,43267.89
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 21,579 0.01 57,997-62.79
72 Iron and steel 743,907 0.29 480,93654.68
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,310,368 1.28 4,512,407-26.64
74 Copper and articles thereof 8,925,475 3.44 7,633,25516.93
75 Nickel and articles thereof 23,769 0.01 19,90819.39
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,050,297 1.56 7,175,471-43.55
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,338-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 392 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 278 0.00 221,163.64
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 272,342 0.11 245,34311.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,816,365 0.70 2,083,643-12.83
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 21,606,989 8.34 29,242,427-26.11
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 9,361,533 3.61 8,947,5894.63
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 0 0.00 62,741-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 890,533 0.34 514,04073.24
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,201,020 0.85 3,285,801-33.01
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 436 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 2,732,795 1.05 1,698,49960.89
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 16,000 0.01 5,403196.13
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,242,758 0.48 1,821,737-31.78
SS Classified 386,379 0.15 166 880131.53
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia