Russian foreign trade
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Russian trade in goods with the US in Q2 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 the US in the second quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with the US

In the 2nd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with the US totaled $7,224,296,409, up 4.64% ($320,433,514) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to the US in the 2nd quarter of 2019 totaled $3,624,431,412, up 25.66% ($740,001,615) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from the US in the 2nd quarter of 2019 were $3,599,864,997, down 10.44% ($419,568,101) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade balance with the US went from a deficit of $1,135,003,301 in the 2nd quarter of 2018, to a surplus of $24,566,415 in the 2nd quarter of 2019.

The US was Russia’s 5th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 4.5127% of Russia’s total trade (up from 4.0394% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The US was Russia’s 7th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (up from 12th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 3.5970% of Russia’s total exports (up from 2.6173% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The US was Russia’s 3rd largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 6.0681% of Russia’s total imports (down from 6.6209% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to the US

The major share of Russian exports to the US in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 54.24% of Russia’s total exports to the US (36.41% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 17.11% of Russia’s total exports to the US (28.36% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.92% of Russia’s total exports to the US (13.39% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 8.26% of Russia’s total exports to the US (11.16% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.14% of Russia’s total exports to the US (6.73% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.37% of Russia’s total exports to the US (2.04% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to the US in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd 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 $903,600,026;
  • 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 $118,796,826;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $13,172,132;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $11,754,057.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to the US in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $228,748,325;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $39,390,283;
  • 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 $22,364,514;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $19,330,128;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $16,406,293.
Russia’s exports to the US in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
01 Live animals 1,500 0.00 4,800-68.75
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 22,296-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,525,893 0.07 2,445,1893.30
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 183,117 0.01 179,4012.07
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 192,113 0.01 208,698-7.95
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 48,002 0.00 146,570-67.25
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 50,108 0.00 54,596-8.22
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 119,934 0.00 150,971-20.56
10 Cereals 82,364 0.00 34,095141.57
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 7,046,643 0.19 2,493,777182.57
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 149,165 0.00 85,04875.39
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,636 0.00 1,31524.41
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 78,637 0.00 142,717-44.90
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 232,582 0.01 176,00732.14
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 338,627 0.01 465,190-27.21
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 986,228 0.03 1,286,835-23.36
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 732,796 0.02 683,7417.17
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,127,395 0.03 1,450,772-22.29
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 688,230 0.02 745,557-7.69
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,377,145 0.09 2,908,58916.11
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,951 0.00 1,280208.67
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 25,175-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 6,151,659 0.17 1,946,125216.10
26 Ores, slag and ash 8,612,169 0.24 775,3801,010.70
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,950,969,860 53.83 1,047,369,83486.27
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 237,564,456 6.55 118,767,630100.02
29 Organic chemicals 5,694,141 0.16 7,006,642-18.73
30 Pharmaceutical products 276,694 0.01 400,604-30.93
31 Fertilizers 182,693,655 5.04 202,023,783-9.57
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 42,009 0.00 67,442-37.71
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 158,900 0.00 163,309-2.70
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 58,695 0.00 65,069-9.80
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 276,707 0.01 162,81469.95
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 650,734 0.02 160,500305.44
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 23,870 0.00 38,000-37.18
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,150,604 0.03 936,02522.92
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,162,077 0.17 22,568,370-72.70
40 Rubber and articles thereof 33,640,750 0.93 33,967,867-0.96
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 26,841 0.00 61,723-56.51
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 475 0.00 4505.56
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 48,074,552 1.33 57,267,209-16.05
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 485,819 0.01 526,551-7.74
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,265,714 0.03 1,079,27217.27
50 Silk 0 0.00 30-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 633 0.00 0
52 Cotton 1,743 0.00 198780.30
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 90,441 0.00 28,759214.48
54 Man-made filaments 2,893 0.00 65,794-95.60
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 976 0.00 813,828-99.88
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 359 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3,043 0.00 772294.17
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 25,080 0.00 1,7121,364.95
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 131,452 0.00 180,223-27.06
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 379,221 0.01 75,522402.13
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 853,093 0.02 1,031,909-17.33
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 274,634 0.01 535,271-48.69
65 Headgear and parts thereof 6,679 0.00 61,370-89.12
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 795 0.00 1,866-57.40
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 5,641-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 722,168 0.02 367,15496.69
69 Ceramic products 941,921 0.03 952,178-1.08
70 Glass and glassware 490,636 0.01 502,949-2.45
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 299,400,754 8.26 321,765,268-6.95
72 Iron and steel 318,398,618 8.78 547,146,943-41.81
73 Articles of iron or steel 71,211,739 1.96 59,457,68219.77
74 Copper and articles thereof 16,087 0.00 39,714-59.49
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,517,477 0.04 30,0034,957.75
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 158,012,350 4.36 144,840,2189.09
78 Lead and articles thereof 520,443 0.01 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 351 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 69,658,307 1.92 66,108,6965.37
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 640,342 0.02 381,20667.98
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 161,903 0.00 76,494111.65
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 97,057,403 2.68 136,447,686-28.87
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 25,590,493 0.71 24,919,0342.69
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 5,150,379 0.14 8,927,273-42.31
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,655,896 0.16 5,053,20811.93
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 81,530 0.00 460,633-82.30
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 16,493,149 0.46 18,234,216-9.55
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 14,502 0.00 12,96711.84
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 178,222 0.00 107,90265.17
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 2,099,829 0.06 3,805,870-44.83
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,096,401 0.03 673,91962.69
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 111,900 0.00 18,217514.26
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 70,176 0.00 168,924-58.46
SS Classified 45,420,947 1.25 32 061 33041.67

Russia’s Imports from the US

The major share of Russian imports from the US in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 36.80% of Russia’s total imports from the US (41.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.83% of Russia’s total imports from the US (15.18% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.96% of Russia’s total imports from the US (3.02% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.28% of Russia’s total imports from the US (2.57% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from the US in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $35,918,642;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $20,547,807.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from the US in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $192,407,477;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $116,102,597;
  • 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 $23,958,986;
  • 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 $16,769,811.
Russia’s imports from the US in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
01 Live animals 80,075 0.00 425,717-81.19
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 13,040 0.00 17,376-24.95
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,436,297 0.10 2,790,74223.13
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 264,142 0.01 454,745-41.91
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 92,266-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 196,294 0.01 84,136133.31
10 Cereals 659,008 0.02 1,202,079-45.18
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 63,229 0.00 64,060-1.30
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 11,921,940 0.33 14,090,416-15.39
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2,697,746 0.07 2,411,13611.89
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 141,996 0.00 8,7351,525.60
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 897,511 0.02 274,826226.57
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,737,626 0.05 1,336,44630.02
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,198,047 0.03 3,070,714-60.98
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 969,650 0.03 783,69123.73
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 10,243,603 0.28 9,933,6813.12
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 19,624,943 0.55 22,778,044-13.84
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 16,912,125 0.47 21,704,775-22.08
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,967,287 0.14 9,916,993-49.91
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 6,027,756 0.17 11,659,844-48.30
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,966,986 0.05 1,712,65014.85
26 Ores, slag and ash 2,549,125 0.07 3,546,606-28.12
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 9,884,647 0.27 10,852,150-8.92
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 12,089,343 0.34 36,048,329-66.46
29 Organic chemicals 32,245,407 0.90 32,776,718-1.62
30 Pharmaceutical products 174,792,498 4.86 154,244,69113.32
31 Fertilizers 107,408 0.00 132,936-19.20
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 12,918,227 0.36 20,315,374-36.41
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 59,986,581 1.67 53,913,54911.26
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 22,714,696 0.63 24,654,588-7.87
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 6,061,833 0.17 6,014,3760.79
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 338,627 0.01 226,98849.18
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 4,582,994 0.13 8,145,400-43.74
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 160,053,696 4.45 124,135,05428.94
39 Plastics and articles thereof 102,052,298 2.83 102,175,089-0.12
40 Rubber and articles thereof 54,016,085 1.50 47,410,91213.93
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 239,966 0.01 60,581296.11
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,420,567 0.07 1,078,417124.46
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 127,383 0.00 51,559147.06
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,666,766 0.05 2,018,970-17.44
45 Cork and articles of cork 6,663 0.00 12,643-47.30
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 81,144-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 17,029,312 0.47 15,815,3057.68
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,847,248 0.13 4,512,3147.42
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,443,792 0.12 1,993,236122.94
50 Silk 1,024 0.00 1,228-16.61
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 437 0.00 108304.63
52 Cotton 82,593 0.00 139,266-40.69
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 11,805 0.00 17,977-34.33
54 Man-made filaments 4,150,366 0.12 1,376,592201.50
55 Man-made staple fibers 9,604,728 0.27 9,787,610-1.87
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,367,535 0.07 4,509,283-47.50
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 523,340 0.01 476,8819.74
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 181,682 0.01 210,880-13.85
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,877,431 0.05 2,261,328-16.98
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 17,254 0.00 433,917-96.02
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 828,049 0.02 648,53827.68
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,369,594 0.04 2,033,398-32.65
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,356,432 0.07 3,551,406-33.65
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 573,354 0.02 529,3248.32
65 Headgear and parts thereof 201,910 0.01 120,66367.33
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 20,236 0.00 3,390496.93
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 6,457 0.00 6,582-1.90
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,156,651 0.12 4,299,046-3.31
69 Ceramic products 1,420,913 0.04 1,894,322-24.99
70 Glass and glassware 8,707,427 0.24 9,826,423-11.39
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 7,511,606 0.21 7,636,505-1.64
72 Iron and steel 1,813,355 0.05 1,036,54374.94
73 Articles of iron or steel 54,309,624 1.51 62,222,219-12.72
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,747,276 0.10 4,295,969-12.77
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4,461,520 0.12 5,543,825-19.52
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 8,664,417 0.24 10,405,196-16.73
78 Lead and articles thereof 152,906 0.00 31,304388.46
79 Zinc and articles thereof 24,666 0.00 24,4400.92
80 Tin and articles thereof 1,712 0.00 1,04463.98
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4,429,602 0.12 3,424,63329.35
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 19,103,283 0.53 24,668,827-22.56
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 9,996,597 0.28 9,743,8902.59
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 441,546,660 12.27 633,954,137-30.35
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 178,621,073 4.96 195,390,884-8.58
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 226,536 0.01 751,700-69.86
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 435,342,187 12.09 551,444,784-21.05
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5,988,543 0.17 4,460,93034.24
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 263,140,242 7.31 262,108,0880.39
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 200,018 0.01 178,04212.34
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,697,872 0.05 1,335,27227.16
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 19,673,375 0.55 19,631,0490.22
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,053,417 0.11 6,857,476-40.89
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,187,627 0.06 1,838,76618.97
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 600 0.00 1,685-64.39
SS Classified 1,325,316,602 36.82 1 415 287 727-6.36
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia