Russian foreign trade
reports and reviews

Russian trade with Belgium in 2011

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Belgium in 2011: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Belgium

In 2011, Russia’s trade with Belgium totaled $11,601,441,987, up 41.61% ($3,409,168,367) from 2010.

Russia’s exports to Belgium in 2011 totaled $7,479,698,240, up 51.81% ($2,552,680,297) from 2010.

Russia’s imports from Belgium in 2011 totaled $4,121,743,747, up 26.23% ($856,488,070) from 2010.

Russia’s trade surplus with Belgium in 2011 was $3,357,954,493, a 102.07% increase ($1,696,192,227) over 2010.

Belgium was Russia’s 17th largest trading partner in 2011 (up from 20th in 2010), accounting for 1.4105% of Russia’s total trade (up from 1.3087% in 2010).

Belgium was Russia’s 18th largest export market in 2011 (up from 21st in 2010), accounting for 1.4475% of Russia’s total exports (up from 1.2409% in 2010).

Belgium was Russia’s 19th largest supplier in 2011 (down from 17th in 2010), accounting for 1.3480% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.4264% in 2010).

Russia’s Exports to Belgium

The major share of Russian exports to Belgium in 2011 (and in 2010) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 38.65% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (42.47% in 2010);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 34.26% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (25.72% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 13.01% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (16.62% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.21% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (12.14% in 2010);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.12% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (0.71% in 2010);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.07% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (1.46% in 2010).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Belgium in 2011 over 2010 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 $1,243,515,084;
  • 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) - an increase of $798,550,317;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $188,876,805;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $123,574,653;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $101,360,838;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $44,293,909;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $41,022,514;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $39,432,028.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Belgium in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $62,849,143.
Russia’s exports to Belgium in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 5,856,131 0.08 2,287,926155.96
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 35,538 0.00 32,3669.80
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 857 0.00 73516.60
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 330,752 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 584,175 0.01 1,03256,506.10
10 Cereals 2,045,270 0.03 273,914646.68
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 79,021 0.00 12,336540.57
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 73,580,444 0.98 29,286,535151.24
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 1,710,009-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 10,448 0.00 12,086-13.55
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 47,157 0.00 37,43425.97
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 13,889 0.00 25,242-44.98
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 27,254 0.00 70,884-61.55
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 16,800 0.00 9,57375.49
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 713,215 0.01 672,6606.03
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 543,236 0.01 359,92050.93
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 110,352,982 1.48 70,920,95455.60
26 Ores, slag and ash 14,036,891 0.19 2,178,826544.24
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,437,785,424 32.59 1,194,270,340104.12
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 90,084,443 1.20 92,672,499-2.79
29 Organic chemicals 29,064,257 0.39 26,604,9529.24
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,290 0.00 6,628,614-99.89
31 Fertilizers 184,439,270 2.47 167,610,48510.04
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,450,466 0.02 642,289125.83
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 355,387 0.00 484,717-26.68
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 1,719,011 0.02 2,013,643-14.63
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,333 0.00 1,649102.12
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 28,266-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 734,062 0.01 1,241,660-40.88
39 Plastics and articles thereof 45,076,506 0.60 4,053,9921,011.90
40 Rubber and articles thereof 485,194,427 6.49 296,317,62263.74
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 234 0.00 36,573-99.36
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 60,969,874 0.82 56,966,0197.03
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 8,052,851 0.11 8,568,049-6.01
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10,827,678 0.14 6,463,26767.53
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 28,044 0.00 18,89648.41
52 Cotton 158,695 0.00 668,340-76.26
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 490,125 0.01 499,293-1.84
54 Man-made filaments 286,702 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 695 0.00 799,060-99.91
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 466 0.00 1,776-73.76
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 35-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 12 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 105,418 0.00 1,7046,086.50
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 174,081 0.00 12,8501,254.72
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 26,503 0.00 47,974-44.76
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8,025 0.00 16,458-51.24
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,619 0.00 1,34020.82
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 216-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 130,897 0.00 210,912-37.94
69 Ceramic products 99,230 0.00 330,871-70.01
70 Glass and glassware 1,901,187 0.03 2,798,263-32.06
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,890,936,397 38.65 2,092,386,08038.16
72 Iron and steel 266,024,571 3.56 164,663,73361.56
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,952,703 0.11 11,063,964-28.12
74 Copper and articles thereof 694,138,300 9.28 570,563,64721.66
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 12,599-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,078,029 0.01 63,927,172-98.31
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,925,801 0.03 2,433,886-20.88
79 Zinc and articles thereof 891 0.00 102,068-99.13
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,044,809-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,810,228 0.02 3,297,784-45.11
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 350,344 0.00 1,777,845-80.29
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 129,428 0.00 26,195394.09
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 36,714,867 0.49 29,167,96725.87
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 2,495,798 0.03 2,785,440-10.40
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 182,746 0.00 806,238-77.33
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,046,330 0.01 1,064,295-1.69
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,606 0.00 1,357,908-99.81
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,331,065 0.08 1,669,094279.31
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 5,540 0.00 0
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 882,873 0.01 624,02441.48
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 55,854 0.00 187,914-70.28
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 16,010 0.00 1,3401,094.78
SS Classified 167,587 0.00 148 88512.56

Russia’s Imports from Belgium

The major share of Russian imports from Belgium in 2011 (and in 2010) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 37.14% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (37.58% in 2010);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 31.08% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (28.05% in 2010);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.40% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (17.60% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.91% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (5.81% in 2010);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.53% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (3.08% in 2010);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.38% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (2.27% in 2010);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.21% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (3.03% in 2010).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Belgium in 2011 over 2010 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 $266,874,290;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $118,087,983;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $76,445,989;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $66,822,705;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $63,517,514;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $56,127,528;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $37,603,801;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $35,063,176;
  • 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 $30,860,418;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $23,100,560;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $18,407,100;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $16,762,287;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $14,625,099;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $13,611,905.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Belgium in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $20,475,028.
Russia’s imports from Belgium in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
01 Live animals 62,531 0.00 20,795200.70
02 Meat and edible meat offal 93,967,290 2.28 96,082,507-2.20
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 10,597,791 0.26 31,072,819-65.89
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 2,450,507 0.06 2,946,510-16.83
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 73,121,923 1.77 54,714,82333.64
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 224,474,013 5.45 186,870,21220.12
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,959,879 0.07 1,927,58753.55
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6,845,231 0.17 5,449,74525.61
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 23,193,730 0.56 26,360,954-12.01
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 703,850 0.02 783,341-10.15
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 298-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 32,036,739 0.78 30,474,5525.13
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 7,223,498 0.18 6,184,86316.79
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 8,335,838 0.20 9,015,876-7.54
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 26,041,874 0.63 19,275,04735.11
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 36,972,635 0.90 20,210,34882.94
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 10,641,868 0.26 7,173,71248.35
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12,604,488 0.31 21,421,651-41.16
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 10,548,362 0.26 7,814,30834.99
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 51,660,353 1.25 46,451,51911.21
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 312,812 0.01 486,482-35.70
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,643,799 0.04 1,315,35424.97
26 Ores, slag and ash 5,635,125 0.14 5,110,76110.26
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 90,737,729 2.20 67,637,16934.15
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 11,965,843 0.29 10,570,74613.20
29 Organic chemicals 131,480,787 3.19 75,353,25974.49
30 Pharmaceutical products 429,592,415 10.42 311,504,43237.91
31 Fertilizers 7,068,494 0.17 3,641,08794.13
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 99,584,322 2.42 92,511,7417.65
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 113,576,311 2.76 125,710,030-9.65
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 70,374,894 1.71 58,015,56521.30
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 12,506,055 0.30 17,251,544-27.51
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 637,644 0.02 385,02865.61
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 31,207,119 0.76 24,700,59526.34
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 111,717,960 2.71 76,654,78445.74
39 Plastics and articles thereof 468,936,754 11.38 402,114,04916.62
40 Rubber and articles thereof 42,224,364 1.02 28,612,45947.57
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 111,817 0.00 163,746-31.71
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 598,482 0.01 478,53625.07
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 48,978 0.00 156,244-68.65
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 44,551,922 1.08 44,851,952-0.67
45 Cork and articles of cork 16,763 0.00 15,4558.46
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 5,796 0.00 19,541-70.34
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 50,730 0.00 8,816475.43
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 43,501,423 1.06 51,803,981-16.03
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,128,809 0.08 2,387,67431.04
50 Silk 141,865 0.00 66,393113.67
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 84,218 0.00 201,632-58.23
52 Cotton 676,178 0.02 1,057,109-36.04
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 207,522 0.01 755,523-72.53
54 Man-made filaments 17,202,887 0.42 15,861,8018.45
55 Man-made staple fibers 11,853,122 0.29 13,988,384-15.26
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 8,457,670 0.21 6,183,89336.77
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 36,041,269 0.87 32,647,10710.40
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2,474,424 0.06 1,065,165132.30
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 15,665,354 0.38 21,998,520-28.79
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 688,969 0.02 1,029,810-33.10
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 282,521 0.01 274,1973.04
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 927,104 0.02 970,682-4.49
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9,361,239 0.23 4,007,977133.57
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 103,448 0.00 164,307-37.04
65 Headgear and parts thereof 79,773 0.00 57,91937.73
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 18,791 0.00 46,122-59.26
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 22,874 0.00 30,123-24.06
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6,532,027 0.16 5,285,75623.58
69 Ceramic products 8,819,017 0.21 6,267,73740.70
70 Glass and glassware 32,909,362 0.80 37,089,487-11.27
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 10,803,528 0.26 4,985,512116.70
72 Iron and steel 187,486,063 4.55 111,040,07468.85
73 Articles of iron or steel 72,058,056 1.75 57,432,95725.46
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,086,320 0.07 3,462,989-10.88
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,345,596 0.03 587,663128.97
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 8,655,833 0.21 6,489,74133.38
78 Lead and articles thereof 15,990 0.00 92,795-82.77
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,387,391 0.03 923,44550.24
80 Tin and articles thereof 4,268 0.00 272,449-98.43
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,457,732 0.04 1,150,04826.75
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,709,659 0.09 3,305,54612.23
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,725,764 0.14 4,997,77114.57
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 485,333,509 11.77 421,815,99515.06
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 202,753,870 4.92 171,893,45217.95
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 400,278 0.01 362,55510.40
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 559,249,421 13.57 292,375,13191.28
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 72,972 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 33,317,334 0.81 29,578,49512.64
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 31,271 0.00 23,00835.91
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 34,929 0.00 23,35949.53
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 15,110,016 0.37 12,211,42923.74
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8,468,230 0.21 5,825,57245.36
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 10,136,270 0.25 8,794,42515.26
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 226,263 0.01 459,730-50.78
SS Classified 2,664,003 0.06 2 389 39511.49
Russian foreign trade statistics
Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia