Russian foreign trade
reports and reviews

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

Russia’s Trade with Israel

In 2018, Russia’s trade with Israel totaled $2,719,097,211, up 9.03% ($225,302,311) from 2017.

Russia’s exports to Israel in 2018 totaled $1,954,133,642, up 17.07% ($284,941,907) from 2017.

Russia’s imports from Israel in 2018 were $764,963,569, down 7.23% ($59,639,596) from 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Israel in 2018 was $1,189,170,073, a 40.80% increase ($344,581,503) over 2017.

Israel was Russia’s 41st largest trading partner in 2018 (up from 42nd in 2017), accounting for 0.3952% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.4270% in 2017).

Israel was Russia’s 41st largest export market in 2018 (just as in 2017), accounting for 0.4343% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.4675% in 2017).

Israel was Russia’s 46th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 42nd in 2017), accounting for 0.3212% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.3633% in 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Israel

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 38.59% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (39.31% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 30.45% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (31.73% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.60% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (9.80% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.79% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (8.80% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.90% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (3.89% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.32% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (3.10% in 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Israel 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 $99,243,178;
  • 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 $65,388,033;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $56,939,871;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $54,446,036;
  • 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 $6,936,777;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $6,768,984;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $5,871,857.

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

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $7,772,991.
Russia’s exports to Israel in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
01 Live animals 0 0.00 220-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 121,428 0.01 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 210,442 0.01 166,45526.43
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 3,020,026 0.15 2,312,43030.60
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,895 0.00 104,314-94.35
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,832,194 0.14 3,636,331-22.11
10 Cereals 173,263,192 8.87 116,323,32148.95
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,347,294 0.12 1,610,22245.77
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 863,133 0.04 88,288877.63
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 12,477,673 0.64 11,367,7459.76
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 247,762 0.01 238,6003.84
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 740,800 0.04 515,26143.77
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,469,871 0.23 3,938,72613.49
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,706,320 0.14 2,460,16210.01
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,119,790 0.21 3,212,18728.25
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12,681,696 0.65 11,189,23613.34
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,202,902 0.27 5,480,413-5.06
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,256,951 0.06 855,29446.96
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 86,517 0.00 91,540-5.49
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 11,740,699 0.60 13,187,210-10.97
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 742,293,515 37.99 643,050,33715.43
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 10,847,734 0.56 3,910,957177.37
29 Organic chemicals 3,818,957 0.20 6,366,938-40.02
30 Pharmaceutical products 94,970 0.00 51,51584.35
31 Fertilizers 31,736,728 1.62 27,791,67814.20
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 177,456 0.01 491,495-63.89
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 91,014 0.00 281,231-67.64
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 49,662 0.00 8,419489.88
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5,012 0.00 2062,333.01
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 19,500-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 18,810,509 0.96 16,747,37012.32
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10,249,357 0.52 8,542,10919.99
40 Rubber and articles thereof 245,018 0.01 643,837-61.94
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 42,881 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8,496 0.00 833919.93
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 4-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 36,717,725 1.88 30,845,86819.04
45 Cork and articles of cork 40 0.00 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 24 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 4,631,240 0.24 3,985,71716.20
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 22,266,807 1.14 15,497,82343.68
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,355,866 0.07 1,429,968-5.18
52 Cotton 0 0.00 847-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 244,733 0.01 390,278-37.29
55 Man-made staple fibers 366 0.00 1,223-70.07
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,349 0.00 1,60945.99
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 545 0.00 11,235-95.15
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 266 0.00 221,109.09
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 107,763 0.01 15071,742.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 68,617 0.00 93,093-26.29
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 63,355 0.00 21,103200.22
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 112,381 0.01 74,60950.63
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 34,021 0.00 22,12553.77
65 Headgear and parts thereof 515 0.00 846-39.13
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 352 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2,210 0.00 258,740.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,389,110 0.28 4,320,36524.74
69 Ceramic products 144,446 0.01 115,02525.58
70 Glass and glassware 82,942 0.00 86,895-4.55
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 594,939,720 30.45 529,551,68712.35
72 Iron and steel 116,963,275 5.99 62,517,23987.09
73 Articles of iron or steel 907,074 0.05 785,11115.53
74 Copper and articles thereof 6,317 0.00 3,61374.84
75 Nickel and articles thereof 25,287 0.00 15,33664.89
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 56,159,581 2.87 63,932,572-12.16
78 Lead and articles thereof 500 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 16,794,337 0.86 19,515,289-13.94
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 251,444 0.01 52,600378.03
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 222,683 0.01 26,550738.73
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,267,712 0.12 2,090,0128.50
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 5,045,735 0.26 5,717,647-11.75
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 90,046 0.00 151,338-40.50
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,514,097 0.13 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,268,971 0.12 2,438,071-6.94
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,242 0.00 623259.87
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 10,390 0.00 1,590553.46
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 1,018,221 0.05 542,72087.61
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 930,633 0.05 377,408146.59
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 16,617 0.00 89,007-81.33
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,164 0.00 1,300-10.46
SS Classified 25,606,017 1.31 39 798 812-35.66

Russia’s Imports from Israel

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 35.99% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (35.98% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 28.64% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (28.08% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 23.10% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (21.79% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.47% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (4.29% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.93% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (2.81% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.05% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (0.77% in 2017).

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

  • 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 $4,625,704;
  • 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 $4,605,302;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $4,410,984;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $3,799,037;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $3,793,871.

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

  • 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 $14,278,964;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $10,234,068;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $9,446,256;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $7,032,976;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $3,876,447;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $3,568,798;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $3,452,924.
Russia’s imports from Israel in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
01 Live animals 1,291,869 0.17 1,200,7867.59
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 726,631 0.09 292,023148.83
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 9,024,826 1.18 19,258,894-53.14
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 177,695,789 23.23 181,148,713-1.91
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 53,357,362 6.98 54,552,953-2.19
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 921,168 0.12 788,69316.80
10 Cereals 95 0.00 270-64.81
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,810 0.00 2,49852.52
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,060,796 0.66 6,184,754-18.17
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 256,400 0.03 1,269,900-79.81
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 5,850 0.00 6,531-10.43
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 184,107 0.02 51,772255.61
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,010 0.00 1,144250.52
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 908,299 0.12 1,849,169-50.88
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 59,562 0.01 116,339-48.80
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,242,508 0.16 1,530,262-18.80
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 19,954,435 2.61 23,830,882-16.27
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,851,512 0.50 3,851,0280.01
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 793,301 0.10 770,7472.93
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,291,512 0.69 5,611,708-5.71
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 716,230 0.09 746,330-4.03
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,910,281 0.64 5,977,438-17.85
29 Organic chemicals 8,013,648 1.05 11,582,446-30.81
30 Pharmaceutical products 42,233,754 5.52 42,232,9570.00
31 Fertilizers 2,963,658 0.39 3,503,555-15.41
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 18,582,283 2.43 16,455,13712.93
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 28,550,554 3.73 26,489,4737.78
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 11,051,771 1.44 6,426,06771.98
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 108,404 0.01 200,134-45.83
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 494,270 0.06 864,075-42.80
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 11,525,061 1.51 20,971,317-45.04
39 Plastics and articles thereof 46,141,073 6.03 42,342,0368.97
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,151,184 0.28 2,676,326-19.62
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 387,595 0.05 313,92223.47
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 520,036 0.07 53,610870.04
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 18,172 0.00 1,0061,706.36
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,938,621 0.38 946,748210.39
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 308,650 0.04 1,298,444-76.23
52 Cotton 2,089,716 0.27 2,526,827-17.30
54 Man-made filaments 966,503 0.13 1,614,157-40.12
55 Man-made staple fibers 4,964 0.00 588,458.62
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 16,030,441 2.10 14,640,8469.49
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 23,359 0.00 30,026-22.20
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,922,360 0.25 2,366,569-18.77
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 87,430 0.01 133,802-34.66
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 55,074 0.01 417,604-86.81
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 321,541 0.04 382,215-15.87
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 868,042 0.11 1,008,755-13.95
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 448 0.00 32,017-98.60
65 Headgear and parts thereof 6,345 0.00 3,62475.08
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 2,089-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,165,300 0.41 3,130,8901.10
69 Ceramic products 1,352,584 0.18 1,906,628-29.06
70 Glass and glassware 861,390 0.11 422,910103.68
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8,001,522 1.05 6,358,63825.84
72 Iron and steel 6,234 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,911,193 0.25 2,275,830-16.02
74 Copper and articles thereof 28,505 0.00 168,992-83.13
75 Nickel and articles thereof 559 0.00 44,607-98.75
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,247,390 0.16 2,497,681-50.06
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 295-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 57,843 0.01 107,080-45.98
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 30,252,321 3.95 29,035,5694.19
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 700,771 0.09 1,205,559-41.87
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 47,061,568 6.15 54,094,544-13.00
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 89,348,557 11.68 103,627,521-13.78
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 3,482,444 0.46 1,892,28284.03
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,093,066 0.14 2,048,364-46.64
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,793,871 0.50 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 74,286,563 9.71 69,875,5796.31
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 8,277 0.00 12,386-33.17
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 10,924,810 1.43 6,319,50872.87
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,670,345 0.22 1,326,16025.95
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 46,135 0.01 202,442-77.21
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 26,446 0.00 0
SS Classified 1,001,546 0.13 29 491 024-96.60
Share the publication on:
Russian foreign trade statistics
Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia