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Russian trade with Ireland in 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 Ireland in 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Ireland

In 2018, Russia’s trade with Ireland totaled $2,006,541,948, up 32.82% ($495,816,547) from 2017.

Russia’s exports to Ireland in 2018 totaled $677,893,748, up 72.79% ($285,581,423) from 2017.

Russia’s imports from Ireland in 2018 totaled $1,328,648,200, up 18.80% ($210,235,124) from 2017.

Russia’s trade deficit with Ireland in 2018 was $650,754,452, a 10.38% decrease ($75,346,299) over 2017.

Ireland was Russia’s 47th largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 54th in 2017), accounting for 0.2916% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2587% in 2017).

Ireland was Russia’s 67th largest export market in 2018 (up from 70th in 2017), accounting for 0.1507% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1099% in 2017).

Ireland was Russia’s 32nd largest supplier in 2018 (up from 34th in 2017), accounting for 0.5579% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.4928% in 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Ireland

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 73.08% of Russia’s total exports to Ireland (43.69% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.47% of Russia’s total exports to Ireland (20.18% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.69% of Russia’s total exports to Ireland (1.68% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.85% of Russia’s total exports to Ireland (2.41% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.69% of Russia’s total exports to Ireland (2.21% in 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Ireland in 2018 over 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 $324,011,743;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $10,299,333;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $9,224,193;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $8,368,256;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4,136,762;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $2,798,153.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Ireland in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $2,812,848.
Russia’s exports to Ireland in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 114,978-100.00
10 Cereals 10,299,333 1.52 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 262-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 103,278 0.02 35,570190.35
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 235,640 0.03 410,763-42.63
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 14,395,594 2.12 6,027,338138.84
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 53,353 0.01 67,265-20.68
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 495,331,586 73.07 171,319,843189.13
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,075,028 0.16 2,028,947-47.02
29 Organic chemicals 186,724 0.03 2,999,572-93.77
30 Pharmaceutical products 57,183 0.01 9,923476.27
31 Fertilizers 83,056,636 12.25 73,832,44312.49
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 11,854 0.00 4,070191.25
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 139,347-100.00
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 1,121 0.00 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 6,845 0.00 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 891 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,959 0.00 18,408-62.20
39 Plastics and articles thereof 81,137 0.01 92,017-11.82
40 Rubber and articles thereof 18,331 0.00 35,861-48.88
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 690 0.00 50038.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 11,154,735 1.65 8,356,58233.48
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,359,870 0.20 1,113,66122.11
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 466 0.00 2,034-77.09
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 6,827 0.00 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 69 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,756 0.00 397846.10
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,764 0.00 2,299-23.27
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 113 0.00 5,237-97.84
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 64-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 171-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 290,005 0.04 269,1927.73
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 11,157-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 254 0.00 2,137-88.11
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,211,201 0.18 763,97858.54
72 Iron and steel 714,461 0.11 1,168,736-38.87
73 Articles of iron or steel 53,353 0.01 1,003,492-94.68
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 10-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 73,522 0.01 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 548 0.00 5,207-89.48
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 21,239 0.00 13,64955.61
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,052,444 0.75 915,682451.77
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 3,701,305 0.55 3,751,043-1.33
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 109,763 0.02 81,88134.05
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,589,914 0.38 3,928,345-34.07
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 16,010 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 228,615 0.03 18,6571,125.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,869 0.00 8,974-68.03
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 9,811 0.00 2,388310.85
SS Classified 46,368,650 6.84 113 750 245-59.24

Russia’s Imports from Ireland

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 58.06% of Russia’s total imports from Ireland (52.37% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 26.57% of Russia’s total imports from Ireland (30.77% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.00% of Russia’s total imports from Ireland (14.14% in 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Ireland in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $118,437,688;
  • 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 $58,212,330;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $28,072,747;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $12,199,690;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $6,626,800;
  • 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 $4,525,994;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $4,310,476.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Ireland in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $18,601,986;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $5,221,746.
Russia’s imports from Ireland in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
01 Live animals 2,046,421 0.15 1,346,48351.98
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 88,036-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 788 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 913 0.00 4,227-78.40
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 19,136 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 317,502 0.02 105,059202.21
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 727,714 0.05 529,72437.38
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 213,917 0.02 84,508153.13
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 8,977,169 0.68 9,808,331-8.47
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 522,124 0.04 269,40693.81
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 48,971,064 3.69 51,355,463-4.64
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 6,261,240 0.47 5,758,2998.73
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 28,294,731 2.13 23,984,25517.97
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 75,064,999 5.65 62,865,30919.41
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,191,862 0.09 1,826,534-34.75
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 64,177 0.00 153,748-58.26
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,487 0.00 1,709104.04
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 90,719 0.01 91,185-0.51
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 130,830,262 9.85 72,617,93280.16
29 Organic chemicals 18,737,884 1.41 12,111,08454.72
30 Pharmaceutical products 430,272,561 32.38 311,834,87337.98
31 Fertilizers 139,732 0.01 143,703-2.76
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,487,068 0.41 6,681,758-17.88
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 135,316,801 10.18 135,603,921-0.21
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 1,335,037 0.10 1,548,036-13.76
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 10,481,239 0.79 11,640,683-9.96
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 471 0.00 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 9,147,911 0.69 5,948,18653.79
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 23,501,234 1.77 20,987,19811.98
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,580,644 0.42 6,167,351-9.51
40 Rubber and articles thereof 612,371 0.05 461,96832.56
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 9,936 0.00 15,133-34.34
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 220,868 0.02 138,98958.91
45 Cork and articles of cork 42 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 646,049 0.05 396,86162.79
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,153,054 0.16 965,365123.03
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 104,584 0.01 91,53314.26
52 Cotton 0 0.00 250-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 14 0.00 4,191-99.67
54 Man-made filaments 10,526 0.00 16,084-34.56
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 17,179-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 10,126 0.00 2,116378.54
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 185,067 0.01 283,558-34.73
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 302,341 0.02 286,1855.65
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 76,127-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,507 0.00 11,099-68.40
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 289,150 0.02 160,10380.60
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,683 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 728-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 235,969 0.02 237,496-0.64
69 Ceramic products 14,066 0.00 10,58532.89
70 Glass and glassware 307,585 0.02 308,856-0.41
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,299,840 0.10 868,89549.60
72 Iron and steel 53,564 0.00 38,70338.40
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,075,561 0.08 1,019,9545.45
74 Copper and articles thereof 950,959 0.07 779,17222.05
75 Nickel and articles thereof 565,409 0.04 502,08112.61
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 80,238 0.01 92,500-13.26
79 Zinc and articles thereof 15,274 0.00 1,737779.33
80 Tin and articles thereof 4,864 0.00 6,759-28.04
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 218,764 0.02 128,55170.18
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,303,814 0.32 3,674,17117.14
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,036,661 0.15 1,698,57619.90
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 84,733,157 6.38 103,335,143-18.00
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 48,949,370 3.68 44,423,37610.19
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 78,759 0.01 39,63498.72
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 560,452 0.04 519,8607.81
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,632 0.00 5,223,378-99.97
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 218,696,762 16.46 190,624,01514.73
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 990 0.00 69742.04
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 2,116-100.00
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 750,965 0.06 375,62999.92
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,837,491 0.44 5,551,3295.15
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 9,678,852 0.73 12,465,393-22.35
SS Classified 49,077 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia