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

Russia’s Trade with Italy

In 2018, Russia’s trade with Italy totaled $26,985,955,169, up 12.72% ($3,045,851,670) from 2017.

Russia’s exports to Italy in 2018 totaled $16,405,699,252, up 18.55% ($2,566,949,209) from 2017.

Russia’s imports from Italy in 2018 totaled $10,580,255,917, up 4.74% ($478,902,461) from 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Italy in 2018 was $5,825,443,335, a 55.87% increase ($2,088,046,748) over 2017.

Italy was Russia’s 5th largest trading partner in 2018 (just as in 2017), accounting for 3.9217% of Russia’s total trade (down from 4.0990% in 2017).

Italy was Russia’s 8th largest export market in 2018 (down from 6th in 2017), accounting for 3.6460% of Russia’s total exports (down from 3.8755% in 2017).

Italy was Russia’s 5th largest supplier in 2018 (just as in 2017), accounting for 4.4427% of Russia’s total imports (down from 4.4506% in 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Italy

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 83.93% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (85.80% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.45% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (4.76% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.84% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (3.90% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.47% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (1.41% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.37% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (1.50% in 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Italy 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 $1,894,844,993;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $603,812,182;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $110,491,057.

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

  • 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) - a decrease of $237,274,037.
Russia’s exports to Italy in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
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 832,512 0.01 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 98,740 0.00 845,324-88.32
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 401,982-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 28,709,948 0.17 10,339,742177.67
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 81,556 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 124,962 0.00 75,55365.40
10 Cereals 27,583,931 0.17 40,331,718-31.61
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 907,364 0.01 153,592490.76
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,559,807 0.03 8,582,806-46.87
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 108,865 0.00 22,747378.59
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 70,432 0.00 2,8012,414.53
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,987,655 0.01 449,691,275.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,528,732 0.02 2,582,99936.61
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 388,836 0.00 382,1021.76
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 34,248 0.00 48,813-29.84
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 276,591 0.00 247,63911.69
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,153,710 0.01 348,628230.93
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,106,906 0.01 1,488,05941.59
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 43,368,327 0.26 21,838,36598.59
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 139,972 0.00 146,118-4.21
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,318,313 0.02 1,392,695138.27
26 Ores, slag and ash 2,889,041 0.02 3,254,133-11.22
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 13,763,525,284 83.89 11,868,680,29115.97
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 20,593,681 0.13 16,829,66022.37
29 Organic chemicals 12,853,969 0.08 24,932,924-48.45
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,060,746 0.02 3,049,4870.37
31 Fertilizers 58,403,367 0.36 48,674,90219.99
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,428,931 0.01 5,474,192-55.63
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,379,699 0.01 3,777,911-37.01
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 3,081,352 0.02 879,719250.27
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,124 0.00 4,030-22.48
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 390,930 0.00 389,2980.42
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 10,815 0.00 7,65341.32
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,896,414 0.03 3,355,67145.91
39 Plastics and articles thereof 59,458,461 0.36 42,695,18439.26
40 Rubber and articles thereof 56,788,490 0.35 56,951,328-0.29
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 33,332,589 0.20 48,982,395-31.95
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6,987,082 0.04 765,869812.31
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 23,044,558 0.14 30,182,135-23.65
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 117,700,802 0.72 95,897,08422.74
45 Cork and articles of cork 259 0.00 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 113 0.00 5991.53
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 4,169,668 0.03 3,167,10531.66
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 118,885,421 0.72 96,180,29023.61
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 243,277 0.00 149,83462.36
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 238,015 0.00 297,963-20.12
52 Cotton 934,911 0.01 2,673,175-65.03
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 111,128 0.00 248,811-55.34
54 Man-made filaments 4,175,303 0.03 4,175,602-0.01
55 Man-made staple fibers 99,430 0.00 451,768-77.99
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,273,621 0.01 438,813418.13
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 7,541 0.00 7,819-3.56
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 180 0.00 1705.88
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 30,974 0.00 4,962524.22
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 6,756 0.00 3,205110.80
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 993,786 0.01 326,603204.28
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,612,966 0.03 1,488,692209.87
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,772,559 0.01 1,631,5428.64
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,317,043 0.01 1,018,961127.39
65 Headgear and parts thereof 30,182 0.00 11,694158.10
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 8 0.00 13-38.46
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 5 0.00 27-81.48
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,946,026 0.01 1,538,16226.52
69 Ceramic products 3,463,535 0.02 823,305320.69
70 Glass and glassware 11,502,690 0.07 7,641,82850.52
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 301,847,116 1.84 539,121,153-44.01
72 Iron and steel 1,147,049,419 6.99 543,237,237111.15
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,708,127 0.04 4,588,74246.19
74 Copper and articles thereof 10,278,633 0.06 4,497,382128.55
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4,663,376 0.03 3,722,45925.28
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 205,969,061 1.26 95,478,004115.72
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 7,918,071 0.05 5,386,32047.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,343,204 0.01 1,003,16733.90
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,019,826 0.01 1,445,25339.76
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 42,784,120 0.26 45,974,548-6.94
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 13,729,772 0.08 11,403,58720.40
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 51,664 0.00 114,638-54.93
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,342,048 0.03 4,044,46232.08
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 31,585,681 0.19 21,374,72347.77
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11,516,305 0.07 4,036,967185.27
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 120,759 0.00 14,385739.48
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 96,304 0.00 2,2444,191.62
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 17,734,909 0.11 8,392,735111.31
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,713,618 0.01 448,055282.46
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 14,761 0.00 24,707-40.26
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 530,002 0.00 55,178860.53
SS Classified 143,656,337 0.88 78 088 14183.97

Russia’s Imports from Italy

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 41.83% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (44.54% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 20.72% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (20.43% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.53% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (9.56% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 10.13% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (9.52% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.59% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (6.41% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.52% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (1.52% in 2017).

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $68,964,615;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $49,961,792;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $49,226,325;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $40,187,665;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $39,332,108.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Italy 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 $46,825,025.
Russia’s imports from Italy in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
01 Live animals 400,733 0.00 305,74631.07
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 4,211,274-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,152 0.00 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,079,898 0.04 761,986435.43
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 389,078 0.00 647,313-39.89
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 92,838,108 0.88 90,455,7782.63
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 12,178 0.00 41,929-70.96
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 98,953,545 0.94 85,816,53415.31
10 Cereals 1,726,791 0.02 1,434,53820.37
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,149,160 0.03 2,494,04926.27
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 20,142,524 0.19 16,284,49823.69
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4,251,192 0.04 3,221,42831.97
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 100,578 0.00 77,43529.89
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 62,642,096 0.59 60,673,6023.24
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 15,728,938 0.15 16,217,125-3.01
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 14,333,884 0.14 14,292,4990.29
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 62,966,864 0.60 57,550,8709.41
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 86,097,593 0.81 72,510,18118.74
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 50,546,742 0.48 47,349,8006.75
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 38,270,484 0.36 30,232,74826.59
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 391,300,926 3.70 366,069,4546.89
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 59,792,173 0.57 57,909,7613.25
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 105,990,408 1.00 37,025,793186.26
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,987,113 0.04 4,766,957-16.36
26 Ores, slag and ash 760,745 0.01 1,675,169-54.59
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 18,744,910 0.18 16,669,41212.45
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 9,863,173 0.09 19,832,534-50.27
29 Organic chemicals 109,159,997 1.03 109,096,6250.06
30 Pharmaceutical products 650,588,017 6.15 655,515,803-0.75
31 Fertilizers 5,852,919 0.06 4,317,01735.58
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 187,734,689 1.77 175,270,1577.11
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 313,171,176 2.96 263,944,85118.65
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 82,361,876 0.78 75,644,1768.88
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 33,389,085 0.32 31,413,6326.29
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 2,244,685 0.02 2,131,0025.33
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,467,100 0.02 2,163,42514.04
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 162,365,587 1.53 142,119,62514.25
39 Plastics and articles thereof 509,259,535 4.81 469,071,8708.57
40 Rubber and articles thereof 124,103,398 1.17 112,813,27710.01
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 10,747,112 0.10 9,430,31713.96
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 160,124,977 1.51 134,019,56719.48
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 25,807,381 0.24 28,722,376-10.15
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 31,527,055 0.30 32,883,811-4.13
45 Cork and articles of cork 30,939 0.00 50,454-38.68
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 109,125 0.00 52,340108.49
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 98,036 0.00 78,33325.15
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 98,356,356 0.93 94,992,8553.54
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 30,956,782 0.29 25,170,71522.99
50 Silk 945,603 0.01 1,065,180-11.23
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 9,684,966 0.09 4,930,12896.44
52 Cotton 8,985,639 0.08 7,388,00321.62
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,016,920 0.01 789,84228.75
54 Man-made filaments 12,796,444 0.12 10,675,33919.87
55 Man-made staple fibers 13,326,807 0.13 12,042,06910.67
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 31,245,465 0.30 25,075,31024.61
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3,602,419 0.03 2,932,71922.84
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3,092,014 0.03 3,587,455-13.81
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 14,569,841 0.14 14,151,2022.96
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 9,381,130 0.09 8,433,15211.24
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 228,456,672 2.16 189,124,56420.80
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 332,271,577 3.14 282,309,78517.70
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 13,241,904 0.13 16,361,768-19.07
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 375,903,064 3.55 373,212,0230.72
65 Headgear and parts thereof 12,933,035 0.12 9,263,87739.61
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 525,981 0.00 513,2952.47
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 175,882 0.00 180,662-2.65
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 31,466,182 0.30 29,383,0397.09
69 Ceramic products 98,080,259 0.93 87,865,81411.63
70 Glass and glassware 25,527,618 0.24 33,989,789-24.90
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 80,926,311 0.76 55,901,43044.77
72 Iron and steel 38,410,048 0.36 39,883,026-3.69
73 Articles of iron or steel 370,892,546 3.51 356,647,1213.99
74 Copper and articles thereof 64,308,219 0.61 47,435,15435.57
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3,619,074 0.03 6,178,271-41.42
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 78,279,570 0.74 80,664,206-2.96
78 Lead and articles thereof 179,163 0.00 174,1352.89
79 Zinc and articles thereof 229,613 0.00 266,029-13.69
80 Tin and articles thereof 9,202 0.00 3,541159.87
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,758,169 0.02 1,407,16624.94
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 50,464,481 0.48 46,855,1607.70
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 89,449,654 0.85 67,696,24332.13
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,259,308,269 30.81 3,306,133,294-1.42
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 644,424,859 6.09 646,889,232-0.38
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 5,833,965 0.06 6,174,398-5.51
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 268,399,433 2.54 277,018,452-3.11
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 17,802,330 0.17 19,541,270-8.90
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 230,374,803 2.18 243,859,810-5.53
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,768,941 0.02 1,509,40617.19
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 622,386 0.01 398,34356.24
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 235,506,821 2.23 221,794,0536.18
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 41,365,654 0.39 38,907,0416.32
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 28,990,323 0.27 27,481,1885.49
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 622,959 0.01 2,769,770-77.51
SS Classified 151,952,889 1.44 115 060 06132.06
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia