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Russian trade in goods with Egypt in Q1 2019

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Egypt in the first quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Egypt

In the 1st quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Egypt totaled $1,867,100,231, up 12.19% ($202,797,622) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Egypt in the 1st quarter of 2019 totaled $1,708,779,161, up 16.08% ($236,646,770) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Egypt in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $158,321,070, down 17.61% ($33,849,148) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Egypt in the 1st quarter of 2019 was $1,550,458,091, a 21.13% increase ($270,495,918) over the 1st quarter of 2018.

Egypt was Russia’s 20th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 19th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 1.1860% of Russia’s total trade (up from 1.0558% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Egypt was Russia’s 17th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 18th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 1.6370% of Russia’s total exports (up from 1.4289% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Egypt was Russia’s 46th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 43rd in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.2985% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.3519% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Egypt

The major share of Russian exports to Egypt in the 1st quarter of 2019 (and in the 1st quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 21.43% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (38.48% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.41% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (7.35% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.16% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (20.38% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.38% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (6.17% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.83% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (13.80% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.58% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (1.22% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Egypt in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $93,156,800;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $23,552,668;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $15,538,104.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Egypt in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $178,080,574;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $113,314,886;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $104,905,843;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $26,039,866;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $21,612,569;
  • 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 $12,501,270;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $11,450,451;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $10,488,184;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $7,317,160;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $6,805,285.
Russia’s exports to Egypt in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,973,534 0.12 402,925389.80
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 61,820 0.00 0
10 Cereals 322,884,110 18.90 500,964,684-35.55
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,750,996 0.10 106,9531,537.16
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 5,410 0.00 32,967-83.59
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 38,877,228 2.28 60,489,797-35.73
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 568,657 0.03 519,3399.50
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 15,490 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 4,032,607-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 365 0.00 3,408-89.29
26 Ores, slag and ash 10,097,880 0.59 17,415,040-42.02
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 72,423,409 4.24 185,738,295-61.01
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,858,354 0.28 4,258,09314.10
29 Organic chemicals 1,125,697 0.07 7,930,982-85.81
30 Pharmaceutical products 58,303 0.00 79,262-26.44
31 Fertilizers 24,288 0.00 670,424-96.38
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 40,217 0.00 4339,187.99
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 22,856 0.00 26,836-14.83
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 2,342 0.00 18,997-87.67
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 56,482 0.00 44,80026.08
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,893,187 0.17 3,044,344-4.97
39 Plastics and articles thereof 385,209 0.02 938,743-58.97
40 Rubber and articles thereof 496,212 0.03 890,419-44.27
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,402 0.00 911,440.66
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 98,978,442 5.79 75,425,77431.23
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,869,519 0.34 10,493,028-44.06
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,162,773 0.24 4,909,033-15.20
52 Cotton 26 0.00 180-85.56
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 22-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 98,947 0.01 20647,932.52
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 21,768 0.00 27,299-20.26
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 19 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 366 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 322 0.00 195,088-99.83
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 2,596-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 1,383-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,275 0.00 25,936-87.37
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 251,278-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 25,221 0.00 24,2713.91
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 843 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 108,902,435 6.37 213,808,278-49.07
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,710,112 0.45 19,160,563-59.76
74 Copper and articles thereof 39,622,224 2.32 65,662,090-39.66
75 Nickel and articles thereof 5,037 0.00 4,01225.55
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 134,343 0.01 39,172242.96
78 Lead and articles thereof 16 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 194 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 85 0.00 6,759-98.74
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 166,386 0.01 1,128,197-85.25
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 34,348 0.00 201,014-82.91
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 28,800,646 1.69 13,262,542117.16
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 60,553,213 3.54 73,054,483-17.11
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 750 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 96,561,563 5.65 3,404,7632,736.07
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,907,667 0.17 1,839,03558.11
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,109,902 0.36 16,598,086-63.19
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 66,444-100.00
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 39,636 0.00 327,153-87.88
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,555 0.00 0
SS Classified 789,442,080 46.20 184 604 267327.64

Russia’s Imports from Egypt

The major share of Russian imports from Egypt in the 1st quarter of 2019 (and in the 1st quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 87.74% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (85.85% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.94% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (5.90% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.26% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (4.03% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.74% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (3.43% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Egypt in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $8,654,525;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $721,483.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Egypt in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $35,084,786;
  • 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 $2,513,400;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $2,310,578;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $1,968,738;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $901,096.
Russia’s imports from Egypt in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 137,824-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 18 0.00 21-14.29
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 25,180,898 15.90 60,265,684-58.22
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 111,666,577 70.53 103,012,0528.40
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 133,920 0.08 142,009-5.70
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 818,041 0.52 731,16211.88
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 7,381 0.00 85,353-91.35
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 28,915-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 503,426 0.32 208,289141.70
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 360,511 0.23 112,059221.72
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 199,593 0.13 219,772-9.18
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11,427 0.01 25,720-55.57
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 40 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 35,200 0.02 17,250104.06
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 473,458 0.30 251,46188.28
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 228,240 0.14 348,987-34.60
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,137,048 0.72 3,105,786-63.39
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 77,824 0.05 74,7004.18
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 8,302 0.01 377,746-97.80
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 1,428,851 0.90 1,841,178-22.39
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 125,739 0.08 541,105-76.76
39 Plastics and articles thereof 904,158 0.57 182,675394.95
40 Rubber and articles thereof 655,227 0.41 472,25338.74
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8,899 0.01 15,270-41.72
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 64 0.00 591-89.17
52 Cotton 140,730 0.09 60,395133.02
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 11,541 0.01 0
54 Man-made filaments 290,086 0.18 220,43231.60
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 362-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 17,580 0.01 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,183,960 0.75 1,257,538-5.85
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 12,413 0.01 12,564-1.20
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,860,712 1.18 2,761,808-32.63
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,026,882 2.54 6,337,460-36.46
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 271,190 0.17 676,043-59.89
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 993-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,153 0.00 7,502-71.30
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 25,250 0.02 106,409-76.27
69 Ceramic products 879,225 0.56 549,85959.90
70 Glass and glassware 332,283 0.21 7,0554,609.89
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,694 0.00 125,496-95.46
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 7,620-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 35,515-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 12 0.00 933.33
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 58,871 0.04 40,37245.82
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 5,077,349 3.21 7,590,749-33.11
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 21,043 0.01 93,114-77.40
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,493 0.00 15,061-63.53
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 60,130 0.04 44,82234.15
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 15,556 0.01 21,178-26.55
SS Classified 58,075 0.04 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia