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

Russia’s Trade with Iraq

In the 1st quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Iraq was $33,294,658, down 11.25% ($4,221,862) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Iraq in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $33,280,958, down 11.25% ($4,218,126) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Iraq in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $13,700, down 21.43% ($3,736) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Iraq in the 1st quarter of 2019 was $33,267,258, a 11.24% decrease ($4,214,390) over the 1st quarter of 2018.

Iraq was Russia’s 108th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 105th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0211% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0238% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Iraq was Russia’s 93rd largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 89th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0319% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0364% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Iraq was Russia’s 167th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 164th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0000% of Russia’s total imports (just as in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Iraq

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 29.00% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (22.52% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 23.87% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (28.96% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.67% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (5.90% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 15.35% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (24.97% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 8.33% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (7.57% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.00% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (9.83% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

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

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3,135,296;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $3,134,994;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $1,707,058;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $593,544;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $413,090;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $288,777;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $248,052;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $183,511;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $142,809;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $135,406;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $126,797;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $101,564.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Iraq 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 $5,071,286;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $3,996,034;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $2,013,413;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,484,116;
  • 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 $822,735;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $653,309;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $255,122;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $117,524;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $106,300.
Russia’s exports to Iraq in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
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 539,311 1.62 126,221327.28
10 Cereals 472,714 1.42 5,544,000-91.47
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 36,836 0.11 94,685-61.10
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 288,777 0.87 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 13,615 0.04 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,534,140 4.61 1,286,08819.29
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 345,372 1.04 320,5917.73
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 135,091 0.41 788,400-82.87
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 207,271 0.62 23,760772.35
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 9,999-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,372,127 13.14 2,665,06964.05
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,771,681 8.33 2,839,836-2.40
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 7,100 0.02 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,777,906 14.36 1,642,912190.82
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 89,409-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 117,524-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 231,041 0.69 88,232161.86
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 984 0.00 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 106,300-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 186,176 0.56 84,612120.03
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,754 0.01 78,215-97.76
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,261 0.03 6,88049.14
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,432 0.01 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,916,997 14.77 8,913,031-44.83
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 192,099 0.58 447,221-57.05
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 311 0.00 1,595-80.50
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 57,125 0.17 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 126,797 0.38 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 360 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 20,399 0.06 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 85 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 208 0.00 0
69 Ceramic products 10,550 0.03 1,420642.96
70 Glass and glassware 189,252 0.57 53,846251.47
72 Iron and steel 6,352,376 19.09 8,365,789-24.07
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,212,960 9.65 77,6644,037.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 486 0.00 2,508-80.62
75 Nickel and articles thereof 901 0.00 124626.61
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,471 0.01 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 82,773 0.25 11752,381.82
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 642 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 787,567 2.37 2,271,683-65.33
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 445,494 1.34 1,268,229-64.87
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 24,468 0.07 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 740,204 2.22 146,660404.71
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 69,867 0.21 12,090477.89
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,422 0.01 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 107,555 0.32 24,480339.36

Russia’s Imports from Iraq

The major share of Russian imports from Iraq 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) - 100.00% of Russia’s total imports from Iraq (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Iraq (100.00% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Iraq 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 $13,700.

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

  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $17,436.
Russia’s imports from Iraq in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 13,700 100.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 17,436-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia