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Russian trade with Iran 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 Iran in 2011: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Iran

In 2011, Russia’s trade with Iran totaled $3,757,469,300, up 2.91% ($106,261,987) from 2010.

Russia’s exports to Iran in 2011 totaled $3,406,089,748, up 0.78% ($26,520,405) from 2010.

Russia’s imports from Iran in 2011 totaled $351,379,552, up 29.36% ($79,741,582) from 2010.

Russia’s trade surplus with Iran in 2011 was $3,054,710,196, a 1.71% decrease ($53,221,177) over 2010.

Iran was Russia’s 35th largest trading partner in 2011 (down from 28th in 2010), accounting for 0.4568% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.5833% in 2010).

Iran was Russia’s 28th largest export market in 2011 (down from 27th in 2010), accounting for 0.6592% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.8511% in 2010).

Iran was Russia’s 61st largest supplier in 2011 (up from 63rd in 2010), accounting for 0.1149% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1187% in 2010).

Russia’s Exports to Iran

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 75.40% of Russia’s total exports to Iran (63.96% in 2010);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 9.19% of Russia’s total exports to Iran (6.57% in 2010);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.16% of Russia’s total exports to Iran (2.55% in 2010);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.65% of Russia’s total exports to Iran (17.51% in 2010);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.11% of Russia’s total exports to Iran (2.95% in 2010);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.15% of Russia’s total exports to Iran (3.09% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.12% of Russia’s total exports to Iran (2.61% in 2010).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $426,372,538;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $63,813,856;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $63,119,761;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $27,418,739;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $11,168,607.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Iran in 2011 over 2010 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 $467,241,194;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $17,767,573;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $13,638,575;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $13,601,433.
Russia’s exports to Iran in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
01 Live animals 65,452 0.00 9,242608.20
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 364,084 0.01 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 2,647-100.00
10 Cereals 65,228,902 1.92 78,830,335-17.25
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 82,473 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 713,408 0.02 1,081,585-34.04
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 458,934 0.01 14,097,509-96.74
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 998,969-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 31,487 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 176,477 0.01 136,04729.72
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,395,533 0.04 1,141,82822.22
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,704,120 0.14 8,146,262-42.25
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,414,521 0.07 7,380,635-67.29
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 103,538,252 3.04 92,369,64512.09
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,980,873 0.15 4,881,1932.04
29 Organic chemicals 3,043,944 0.09 1,879,78661.93
30 Pharmaceutical products 51,865 0.00 18,742176.73
31 Fertilizers 53,200,853 1.56 70,968,426-25.04
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 140,347 0.00 235,575-40.42
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 110,801 0.00 509,576-78.26
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 37,623 0.00 39,736-5.32
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 46 0.00 573-91.97
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 1,432,195-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 357-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,185,906 0.06 403,553441.67
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,940,490 0.20 5,165,19434.37
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,560,363 0.05 2,777,005-43.81
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5,337 0.00 1,334300.07
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 235,280,071 6.91 171,466,21537.22
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 9,856,418 0.29 7,781,62826.66
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 67,090,623 1.97 39,671,88469.11
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 747,041 0.02 3,016,864-75.24
54 Man-made filaments 817,009 0.02 323,391152.64
55 Man-made staple fibers 324 0.00 110,967-99.71
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 56 0.00 4,050-98.62
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 13,635 0.00 32,162-57.61
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 74,734 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,613 0.00 6,196-73.97
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 100 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 200 0.00 242,358-99.92
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 116,778 0.00 575,553-79.71
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 193,550-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 41,244 0.00 9,906316.35
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 124,486,190 3.65 591,727,384-78.96
72 Iron and steel 2,544,308,677 74.70 2,117,936,13920.13
73 Articles of iron or steel 18,335,526 0.54 24,814,598-26.11
74 Copper and articles thereof 490,437 0.01 9,215,893-94.68
75 Nickel and articles thereof 69,689 0.00 15046,359.33
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,476,180 0.13 8,700,833-48.55
78 Lead and articles thereof 50 0.00 270,000-99.98
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 1,775-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 510,452 0.01 586,943-13.03
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 80,636 0.00 60,84132.54
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 88,440,845 2.60 25,321,084249.28
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 25,921,631 0.76 16,994,82552.53
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 1,711,940 0.05 2,243,845-23.71
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 550,988 0.02 2,495,526-77.92
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 22,435,077 0.66 32,523,832-31.02
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,494,610 0.07 6,505,897-61.66
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 30,541 0.00 12,495144.43
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 62,011 0.00 217,405-71.48
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 4,732-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,659 0.00 4,605-63.97
SS Classified 6,210,672 0.18 23 987 868-74.11

Russia’s Imports from Iran

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 79.45% of Russia’s total imports from Iran (84.72% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.34% of Russia’s total imports from Iran (4.21% in 2010);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.86% of Russia’s total imports from Iran (6.64% in 2010);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.70% of Russia’s total imports from Iran (0.46% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.99% of Russia’s total imports from Iran (1.04% in 2010);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.78% of Russia’s total imports from Iran (1.50% in 2010).

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $36,528,879;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $11,823,860;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $9,019,537;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $6,148,195;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $5,566,526;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $5,282,382;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $3,743,842;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $2,052,286;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $1,562,028.

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

  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $1,571,090;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,102,396.
Russia’s imports from Iran in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
01 Live animals 0 0.00 30,328-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 72,695 0.02 33,013120.20
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 104,715,213 29.80 68,186,33453.57
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 160,824,643 45.77 149,000,7837.94
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,947,256 0.55 385,228405.48
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 23,237 0.01 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 538,733 0.15 472,13714.11
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 333,252 0.09 505,999-34.14
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 57,988-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 26,569 0.01 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 322-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 86,866 0.02 4,8181,702.95
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 9,785,455 2.78 11,356,545-13.83
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 54,216 0.02 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 503 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 746,802 0.21 87,786750.71
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 6,359,451 1.81 211,2562,910.31
26 Ores, slag and ash 270,275 0.08 225,48319.86
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6,367,785 1.81 801,259694.72
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 74,160 0.02 73,7100.61
29 Organic chemicals 11,570,496 3.29 7,826,65447.83
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,019,537 2.57 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,299 0.00 89,905-98.56
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 17,736 0.01 5,538220.26
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 120,272 0.03 46,812156.93
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 423,502 0.12 322,52031.31
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,937,653 2.26 2,655,271198.94
40 Rubber and articles thereof 146,545 0.04 401,976-63.54
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 13,453 0.00 3,664267.17
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 134,830 0.04 179,108-24.72
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7,711 0.00 1,616377.17
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,034 0.00 60,339-96.63
52 Cotton 6,473 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 811 0.00 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 12,165 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 559,858 0.16 644,719-13.16
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 984,672 0.28 1,150,642-14.42
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,372 0.00 7,964-82.77
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 7,357 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 119,532 0.03 2,0485,736.52
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 22-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,033,987 0.29 1,244,706-16.93
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,885 0.00 1,028,390-99.82
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 661,877 0.19 398,76165.98
69 Ceramic products 721,217 0.21 358,775101.02
70 Glass and glassware 4,312,921 1.23 2,260,63590.78
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,367,412 0.67 2,466,091-4.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,032,646 0.29 322,616220.09
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 41,478 0.01 2,7221,423.81
78 Lead and articles thereof 9,948 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 17,311 0.00 14,45219.78
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 26,141 0.01 19,31635.33
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,216,088 0.35 1,667,875-27.09
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 90,889 0.03 116,163-21.76
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 81,000 0.02 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9,236,935 2.63 10,339,331-10.66
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 6,300,726 1.79 5,671,16911.10
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 164,409 0.05 243,023-32.35
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 20,388 0.01 2,389753.41
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 340,060 0.10 219,92454.63
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,161 0.00 1,433260.15
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 382,363 0.11 426,919-10.44
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 291 0.00 652-55.37
SS Classified 0 0.00 841-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia