Russian foreign trade
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Russian trade in goods with India 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 India in the first quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with India

In the 1st quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with India was $2,199,657,057, down 3.78% ($86,431,989) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to India in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $1,376,982,598, down 10.41% ($160,029,070) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from India in the 1st quarter of 2019 totaled $822,674,459, up 9.83% ($73,597,081) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with India in the 1st quarter of 2019 was $554,308,139, a 29.65% decrease ($233,626,151) over the 1st quarter of 2018.

India was Russia’s 17th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2019 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 1.3973% of Russia’s total trade (down from 1.4503% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

India was Russia’s 19th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 17th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 1.3192% of Russia’s total exports (down from 1.4919% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

India was Russia’s 15th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 19th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 1.5509% of Russia’s total imports (up from 1.3717% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to India

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 26.66% of Russia’s total exports to India (16.37% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 19.71% of Russia’s total exports to India (23.61% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.28% of Russia’s total exports to India (14.79% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 11.83% of Russia’s total exports to India (22.67% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 9.23% of Russia’s total exports to India (4.00% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.02% of Russia’s total exports to India (3.14% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.79% of Russia’s total exports to India (1.15% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to India in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 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 $114,157,797;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $34,582,489;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $29,450,031;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $18,668,705;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $8,754,914;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $7,185,484;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $7,130,647.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to India in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 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 $185,599,587;
  • 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 $52,763,635;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $40,936,382;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $28,975,424;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $14,632,903;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $11,275,109;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $7,780,224;
  • 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 $5,912,499.
Russia’s exports to India in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,193 0.00 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,141 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 9,082,996 0.66 8,104,68612.07
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 43,909 0.00 2,538,289-98.27
10 Cereals 4,224 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 152,728-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 175 0.00 32,529-99.46
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 15,432,338 1.12 6,677,424131.11
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 182 0.00 317-42.59
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 39,812 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,451 0.00 78,446-93.05
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 100,271 0.01 68,39946.60
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 15,284,797 1.11 14,010,7109.09
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 351,804,074 25.55 237,646,27748.04
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 37,789,341 2.74 43,701,840-13.53
29 Organic chemicals 10,908,116 0.79 22,183,225-50.83
30 Pharmaceutical products 418,278 0.03 32,9491,169.47
31 Fertilizers 34,786,804 2.53 75,723,186-54.06
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,262,244 0.38 2,392,170119.98
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 19,000 0.00 7,293160.52
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 953,600 0.07 94,838905.50
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 289,289 0.02 314,046-7.88
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 35,504 0.00 1,239,175-97.13
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,554,385 0.19 2,680,680-4.71
39 Plastics and articles thereof 34,345,154 2.49 36,070,614-4.78
40 Rubber and articles thereof 41,684,357 3.03 42,809,980-2.63
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 2,534,692 0.18 2,239,67313.17
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 18,790 0.00 2,955535.87
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,936,633 0.36 4,454,71510.82
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 4,017,860 0.29 2,933,30936.97
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 73,441,130 5.33 43,991,09966.95
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 44,641,732 3.24 10,059,243343.79
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 1,357,337 0.10 477,732184.12
52 Cotton 2,364 0.00 547,180.00
54 Man-made filaments 7,539 0.00 108,333-93.04
55 Man-made staple fibers 476 0.00 29561.36
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 13,573 0.00 23,102-41.25
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,282,709 0.17 2,248,3351.53
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,328 0.00 12,845-74.09
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 8,671 0.00 7,33918.15
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 42,594 0.00 34,05925.06
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 621 0.00 717-13.39
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,000 0.00 50996.46
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 200 0.00 18011.11
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,652,674 0.12 108,2101,427.28
69 Ceramic products 150,559 0.01 185,462-18.82
70 Glass and glassware 264,488 0.02 535,102-50.57
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 162,860,121 11.83 348,459,708-53.26
72 Iron and steel 17,030,797 1.24 24,811,021-31.36
73 Articles of iron or steel 34,691,213 2.52 16,022,508116.52
74 Copper and articles thereof 7,497,587 0.54 312,1032,302.28
75 Nickel and articles thereof 918,459 0.07 1,340,861-31.50
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,553,417 0.40 2,632,817110.93
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,553 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 88,539 0.01 15,019489.51
80 Tin and articles thereof 1,926 0.00 772149.48
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,273,594 0.17 2,884,857-21.19
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 340,156 0.02 107,879215.31
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 752,548 0.05 200,945274.50
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 87,525,760 6.36 116,501,184-24.87
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 114,936,259 8.35 167,699,894-31.46
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 1,200-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,635,263 0.19 4,915,826-46.39
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 7,486,090 0.54 355,4432,006.13
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 58,760,680 4.27 73,393,583-19.94
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,573 0.00 360614.72
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,000 0.00 9109.89
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 307,191 0.02 114,634167.98
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 44,515 0.00 17,468154.84
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 42,032 0.00 8,589389.37
SS Classified 177,004,720 12.85 213 231 067-16.99

Russia’s Imports from India

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 31.64% of Russia’s total imports from India (31.19% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 27.40% of Russia’s total imports from India (20.23% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 20.12% of Russia’s total imports from India (24.15% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 10.61% of Russia’s total imports from India (13.25% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.39% of Russia’s total imports from India (5.62% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from India in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 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) - an increase of $68,086,489;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $23,022,570;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $8,895,649;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3,959,238;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $3,226,879;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $3,179,602;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $2,623,753.

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

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $8,621,750;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $8,112,834;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $7,280,303;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $7,077,632;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $2,961,900.
Russia’s imports from India in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 10,943,085 1.33 19,564,835-44.07
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 13,785,397 1.68 21,065,700-34.56
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 540,600 0.07 638,400-15.32
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 5,646 0.00 25,350-77.73
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 5,355,083 0.65 4,964,7267.86
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 26,461,292 3.22 23,234,41313.89
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 28,763,754 3.50 36,876,588-22.00
10 Cereals 10,570,394 1.28 9,292,24613.75
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6,291 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 13,061,472 1.59 12,540,7274.15
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 10,514,666 1.28 8,960,21717.35
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 138,444 0.02 101,82035.97
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,067,260 0.25 1,337,38254.58
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 794,251 0.10 181,510337.58
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 696,208 0.08 325,999113.56
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 9,373 0.00 5,14882.07
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 129,553 0.02 280,586-53.83
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,827,237 0.59 4,817,3110.21
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 17,054,048 2.07 14,430,29518.18
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 10,437 0.00 21,301-51.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 81,578 0.01 132,807-38.57
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 19,713,836 2.40 22,075,254-10.70
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 580,691 0.07 926,712-37.34
26 Ores, slag and ash 69,690 0.01 145,616-52.14
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,254,991 0.15 1,851,958-32.23
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,079,861 0.62 3,887,45530.67
29 Organic chemicals 72,254,526 8.78 49,231,95646.76
30 Pharmaceutical products 124,271,853 15.11 121,092,2512.63
31 Fertilizers 170 0.00 19794.74
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 9,844,712 1.20 9,341,2295.39
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,611,514 0.80 6,857,389-3.59
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 983,842 0.12 902,6718.99
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 306,587 0.04 198,62554.35
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 49,993 0.01 1,4923,250.74
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 16,100,177 1.96 16,649,382-3.30
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10,985,294 1.34 10,018,9269.65
40 Rubber and articles thereof 13,765,699 1.67 15,446,217-10.88
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 2,712,154 0.33 2,660,6231.94
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 15,085,638 1.83 14,595,7733.36
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 38,235 0.00 11,768224.91
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 321,510 0.04 254,51026.33
45 Cork and articles of cork 1,902 0.00 7,546-74.79
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 169,936 0.02 54,812210.03
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 590,991 0.07 462,96027.65
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 76,499 0.01 128,097-40.28
50 Silk 86,395 0.01 33,954154.45
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 259 0.00 129100.78
52 Cotton 1,811,854 0.22 3,849,218-52.93
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 845,102 0.10 985,832-14.28
54 Man-made filaments 3,616,573 0.44 4,145,282-12.75
55 Man-made staple fibers 3,710,075 0.45 5,941,071-37.55
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 923,682 0.11 983,889-6.12
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2,758,983 0.34 2,946,133-6.35
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 304,143 0.04 356,779-14.75
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 120,513 0.01 258,727-53.42
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 100 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 24,252,970 2.95 26,484,097-8.42
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 29,241,448 3.55 32,203,348-9.20
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,656,314 0.44 5,700,383-35.86
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 15,867,522 1.93 15,242,5064.10
65 Headgear and parts thereof 95,718 0.01 86,41110.77
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,446 0.00 98546.80
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 30,889 0.00 5715,309.63
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,931,385 0.36 3,728,084-21.37
69 Ceramic products 1,441,775 0.18 3,799,892-62.06
70 Glass and glassware 997,255 0.12 854,32416.73
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5,268,701 0.64 4,839,5448.87
72 Iron and steel 18,884,356 2.30 17,012,53611.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 13,984,427 1.70 11,692,78419.60
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,322,334 0.28 1,943,01319.52
75 Nickel and articles thereof 235,746 0.03 341,766-31.02
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 860,177 0.10 938,181-8.31
78 Lead and articles thereof 14 0.00 960-98.54
79 Zinc and articles thereof 78 0.00 15,920-99.51
80 Tin and articles thereof 62 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 65,718 0.01 89,914-26.91
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6,390,062 0.78 8,417,387-24.08
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,611,242 0.20 1,618,772-0.47
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 69,827,692 8.49 60,932,04314.60
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 112,618,793 13.69 44,532,304152.89
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 43,499 0.01 72,845-40.29
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 33,286,313 4.05 40,363,945-17.53
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9,610,946 1.17 5,651,70870.05
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 35,223 0.00 35,1780.13
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 13,146 0.00 4093,114.18
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 1,528,070 0.19 1,833,754-16.67
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,169,884 0.39 1,689,39887.63
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,536,034 0.43 3,852,800-8.22
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,171 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia