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

Russia’s Trade with Israel

In 2011, Russia’s trade with Israel totaled $2,849,603,943, up 10.10% ($261,522,197) from 2010.

Russia’s exports to Israel in 2011 were $1,756,965,279, down 0.33% ($5,789,179) from 2010.

Russia’s imports from Israel in 2011 totaled $1,092,638,664, up 32.39% ($267,311,376) from 2010.

Russia’s trade surplus with Israel in 2011 was $664,326,615, a 29.13% decrease ($273,100,555) over 2010.

Israel was Russia’s 40th largest trading partner in 2011 (down from 36th in 2010), accounting for 0.3465% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.4134% in 2010).

Israel was Russia’s 42nd largest export market in 2011 (down from 35th in 2010), accounting for 0.3400% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.4439% in 2010).

Israel was Russia’s 40th largest supplier in 2011 (up from 41st in 2010), accounting for 0.3574% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.3605% in 2010).

Russia’s Exports to Israel

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 44.74% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (33.09% in 2010);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 27.27% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (44.45% in 2010);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.73% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (5.80% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.44% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (7.14% in 2010);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.08% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (2.06% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.29% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (1.57% in 2010);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.73% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (1.74% in 2010).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Israel 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) - an increase of $202,834,268;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $95,364,331;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $37,881,065;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $11,361,770;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $10,794,007;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $6,980,224.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Israel 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) - a decrease of $315,235,655;
  • 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 $12,263,136;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $12,129,958;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $6,406,090;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $5,448,329.
Russia’s exports to Israel in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
01 Live animals 182 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 317,327 0.02 38,400726.37
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 26,218 0.00 27,504-4.68
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,982,244 0.17 1,392,992114.09
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,857 0.00 2,80837.36
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 688,486 0.04 246,517179.29
10 Cereals 176,191,415 10.03 80,827,084117.99
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 42,468,556 2.42 4,587,491825.75
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,000 0.00 2,755-63.70
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,134 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,017,553 0.06 923,26310.21
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 29,755 0.00 259,212-88.52
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 321,970 0.02 274,41517.33
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,253,355 0.07 1,257,634-0.34
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 754,648 0.04 754,668-0.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,742,544 0.10 1,417,43322.94
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,986,390 0.11 2,180,403-8.90
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,457,911 0.25 3,743,78819.07
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 6,766,336 0.39 4,187,17261.60
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 137,907 0.01 87,36057.86
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 26,082,879 1.48 15,288,87270.60
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 453,027,694 25.78 768,263,349-41.03
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 545,655 0.03 1,800,072-69.69
29 Organic chemicals 4,938,160 0.28 2,920,72869.07
30 Pharmaceutical products 368,593 0.02 6,774,683-94.56
31 Fertilizers 5,293,120 0.30 6,116,891-13.47
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 72,984 0.00 14,526402.44
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 12,313 0.00 19,777-37.74
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 109,528 0.01 69,05858.60
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 277,174 0.02 245,30012.99
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 29,200 0.00 32,420-9.93
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,261,110 0.30 4,182,80125.78
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,717,587 0.33 4,716,79921.22
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,626 0.00 720,729-98.53
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 62,491 0.00 4,1411,409.08
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 18,162,829 1.03 16,209,63612.05
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 214,177 0.01 188,52413.61
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 14,931,929 0.85 14,997,393-0.44
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,295,522 0.19 4,984,111-33.88
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 1,311-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 210 0.00 81159.26
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 27,516 0.00 17,02961.58
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6,351 0.00 10,955-42.03
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5,191 0.00 2,419114.59
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 125,375 0.01 4,2012,884.41
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8,213 0.00 4,95265.85
65 Headgear and parts thereof 77 0.00 1,167-93.40
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 21,644 0.00 2,739690.22
69 Ceramic products 18,209 0.00 9,16098.79
70 Glass and glassware 45,629 0.00 26,02975.30
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 786,051,000 44.74 583,216,73234.78
72 Iron and steel 73,803,434 4.20 62,441,66418.20
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,683,994 0.10 2,710,069-37.86
74 Copper and articles thereof 206,088 0.01 84,637143.50
75 Nickel and articles thereof 51,687 0.00 32,49359.07
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 37,681,434 2.14 49,811,392-24.35
78 Lead and articles thereof 381,260 0.02 802,182-52.47
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 16,890,128 0.96 9,909,90470.44
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 14,516 0.00 116,718-87.56
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7,515 0.00 32,126-76.61
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,233,330 0.07 6,681,659-81.54
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 8,500,203 0.48 20,763,339-59.06
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 25,150 0.00 2,208,882-98.86
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,060,741 0.17 941,623225.05
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 164 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 78,957 0.00 68,65215.01
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 147,398 0.01 205,597-28.31
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 68 0.00 803-91.53
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 16,185 0.00 11,59839.55
SS Classified 47,311,253 2.69 72 873 636-35.08

Russia’s Imports from Israel

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 37.60% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (32.67% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 28.96% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (28.83% in 2010);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 24.92% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (24.25% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.22% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (2.75% in 2010);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.18% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (1.40% in 2010);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.14% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (1.83% in 2010).

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $101,409,525;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $38,952,040;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $37,037,257;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $22,526,216;
  • 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 $19,392,006;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $13,811,631;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $12,331,973;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $9,191,662;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $8,422,637;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $7,706,080;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $6,909,630;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $6,504,138;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $6,386,055;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $6,091,980;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $4,817,531;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - an increase of $3,992,420.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Israel 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 648,027 0.06 460,68140.67
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 268,548 0.02 371,417-27.70
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 271 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 25,507,175 2.33 18,597,54537.15
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 240,909,508 22.05 139,499,98372.70
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 75,523,925 6.91 52,997,70942.50
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 176,849 0.02 94,24187.66
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,131,088 0.29 3,023,9223.54
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,211,046 0.11 916,70132.11
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 108,987 0.01 76,45042.56
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 40,379 0.00 230,773-82.50
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,620,005 0.15 2,807,304-42.29
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,794 0.00 21,856-91.79
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,417,228 0.22 1,716,20740.85
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 50,457,431 4.62 41,265,76922.27
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7,731,827 0.71 6,922,21511.70
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,041,682 0.10 624,61366.77
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 30,685 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 9,241,718 0.85 2,855,663223.63
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,145,931 0.10 536,242113.70
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 7,309,784 0.67 5,431,03034.59
29 Organic chemicals 28,821,413 2.64 20,398,77641.29
30 Pharmaceutical products 139,439,941 12.76 102,402,68436.17
31 Fertilizers 12,642,939 1.16 4,936,859156.09
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 12,307,498 1.13 10,039,71922.59
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 20,558,110 1.88 20,859,972-1.45
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 7,952,874 0.73 7,828,1471.59
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 32,437 0.00 73,670-55.97
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 10,759 0.00 7,22848.85
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 17,424,078 1.59 5,092,105242.18
39 Plastics and articles thereof 64,496,212 5.90 57,992,07411.22
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,444,255 0.50 2,907,24687.27
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 21,088 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 170,327 0.02 158,8257.24
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 132,229 0.01 88,61349.22
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,142,906 0.47 3,500,84446.90
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,277,848 0.21 1,386,26264.32
52 Cotton 2,541,701 0.23 1,249,012103.50
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 2 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 755,306 0.07 1,163,887-35.10
55 Man-made staple fibers 9,588 0.00 20,276-52.71
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5,432,304 0.50 5,261,4123.25
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 127,655 0.01 100,29127.28
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 298 0.00 45562.22
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,946,417 0.18 1,298,07649.95
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 516,677 0.05 703,020-26.51
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 284,420 0.03 272,8814.23
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,214,686 0.11 1,145,3126.06
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 93,264 0.01 294,211-68.30
65 Headgear and parts thereof 779 0.00 35,993-97.84
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 415-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 77 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 824,259 0.08 1,192,158-30.86
69 Ceramic products 148,816 0.01 145,3542.38
70 Glass and glassware 2,555,666 0.23 463,259451.67
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 12,486,390 1.14 15,110,579-17.37
72 Iron and steel 80,447 0.01 65,15423.47
73 Articles of iron or steel 8,433,489 0.77 3,615,958133.23
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,089,741 0.19 91,6352,180.51
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,729,384 0.16 1,921,734-10.01
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 136,571-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 157,222 0.01 127,82822.99
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 21,977,318 2.01 15,885,33838.35
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 759,290 0.07 891,413-14.82
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 91,322,204 8.36 52,370,16474.38
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 106,963,726 9.79 87,571,72022.14
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 1,861,993 0.17 3,337,881-44.22
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 353,176 0.03 364,878-3.21
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,575,392 0.14 90,3601,643.46
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 70,255,641 6.43 56,444,01024.47
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 51,933 0.00 32,53559.62
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 581 0.00 60868.33
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 7,493,663 0.69 3,501,243114.03
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,157,637 0.29 2,292,15837.76
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 24,440 0.00 36,391-32.84
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,000 0.00 0
SS Classified 12,280 0.00 51 970 731-99.98
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia