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

Russia’s Trade with Serbia

In 2011, Russia’s trade with Serbia totaled $2,009,979,648, up 42.43% ($598,785,418) from 2010.

Russia’s exports to Serbia in 2011 totaled $1,093,547,892, up 29.82% ($251,177,106) from 2010.

Russia’s imports from Serbia in 2011 totaled $916,431,756, up 61.11% ($347,608,312) from 2010.

Russia’s trade surplus with Serbia in 2011 was $177,116,136, a 35.25% decrease ($96,431,206) over 2010.

Serbia was Russia’s 46th largest trading partner in 2011 (up from 48th in 2010), accounting for 0.2444% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2254% in 2010).

Serbia was Russia’s 54th largest export market in 2011 (down from 53rd in 2010), accounting for 0.2116% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2121% in 2010).

Serbia was Russia’s 44th largest supplier in 2011 (just as in 2010), accounting for 0.2997% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.2485% in 2010).

Russia’s Exports to Serbia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 67.32% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (73.21% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 13.79% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (10.70% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.92% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (7.63% in 2010);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.25% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (3.03% in 2010);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.08% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (3.40% in 2010);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.26% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (1.37% in 2010).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Serbia 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 $119,641,562;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $51,707,922;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $25,447,142;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $22,443,987;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $8,433,420;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $8,162,284;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - an increase of $3,693,257.

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

  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $3,614,758.
Russia’s exports to Serbia in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
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 375,119 0.03 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 18,967 0.00 16,78113.03
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,075,912 0.10 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 564,198 0.05 18,3082,981.70
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 22,183 0.00 22,1780.02
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 70,580 0.01 92,957-24.07
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 54,007 0.00 62,166-13.12
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,293,352 0.30 1,981,00366.25
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 269,692 0.02 213,90226.08
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 167,914 0.02 295,986-43.27
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 401,850 0.04 1,140,533-64.77
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,969,246 0.27 6,584,004-54.90
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 336-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 877,683 0.08 1,406,163-37.58
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 95,873 0.01 23,129314.51
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,545,163 0.23 2,464,1473.29
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 33,641,772 3.08 11,197,785200.43
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,099,600 0.19 2,205,849-4.82
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 734,099,723 67.13 614,458,16119.47
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 13,095,739 1.20 10,085,12829.85
29 Organic chemicals 772,655 0.07 332,991132.03
30 Pharmaceutical products 28,039 0.00 831,350-96.63
31 Fertilizers 66,711,233 6.10 41,264,09161.67
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 313,526 0.03 97,487221.61
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 169,344 0.02 84,82399.64
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 74,893 0.01 23,005225.55
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 8,074 0.00 2,294251.96
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 396,003 0.04 348,82813.52
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 135,165 0.01 782,396-82.72
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,102,383 0.47 2,706,26788.54
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,767,480 0.98 7,695,93439.91
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4 0.00 60-93.33
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 997,562 0.09 803,45424.16
45 Cork and articles of cork 244 0.00 69253.62
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12,768,927 1.17 10,673,49719.63
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 21,852 0.00 77,683-71.87
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 2,372 0.00 12,476-80.99
52 Cotton 1,409,150 0.13 1,664,596-15.35
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 28,930 0.00 123,095-76.50
55 Man-made staple fibers 17,130 0.00 6,896148.40
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 66,865 0.01 81,743-18.20
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 426 0.00 37912.40
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 607 0.00 501,114.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 254 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 10,144 0.00 5,82674.12
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 610 0.00 941-35.18
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 484,586 0.04 9,2345,147.84
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 17,442 0.00 19,318-9.71
65 Headgear and parts thereof 633 0.00 90603.33
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 347,423 0.03 635,839-45.36
69 Ceramic products 79,970 0.01 49,62061.16
70 Glass and glassware 257,493 0.02 147,29374.82
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 37,665 0.00 29,48727.73
72 Iron and steel 3,636,701 0.33 4,597,613-20.90
73 Articles of iron or steel 11,732,013 1.07 3,298,593255.67
74 Copper and articles thereof 114,501,564 10.47 62,793,64282.35
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 20,498,489 1.87 19,308,5106.16
78 Lead and articles thereof 291 0.00 181,516.67
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 189 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 18,246 0.00 12,69743.70
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 414,583 0.04 136,893202.85
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,754,525 1.07 8,522,91737.92
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 16,083,283 1.47 15,587,3953.18
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 4,627,269 0.42 934,012395.42
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9,830,275 0.90 1,667,991489.35
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,289,805 0.21 1,954,47317.16
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 24,468 0.00 271,673-90.99
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 4,389-100.00
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 224,077 0.02 285,007-21.38
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 129,914 0.01 7,8361,557.91
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,979 0.00 8,064-50.66
SS Classified 1,010,564 0.09 2 199 435-54.05

Russia’s Imports from Serbia

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 22.75% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (27.62% in 2010);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 21.27% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (15.94% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 19.21% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (24.36% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 16.48% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (16.13% in 2010);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 10.02% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (4.66% in 2010);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.20% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (7.79% in 2010).

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $51,839,289;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $37,344,195;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $34,110,109;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $31,532,533;
  • 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 $30,142,592;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $29,403,483;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $24,354,733;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $19,598,984;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $18,639,209;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $17,659,700;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $14,289,211;
  • 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 $7,731,428;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $7,454,297;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $7,444,898;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - an increase of $4,961,775;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $4,274,777;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $4,178,971;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $4,009,405;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $3,291,938.

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $7,257,664;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $5,016,675.
Russia’s imports from Serbia in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
01 Live animals 6,472 0.00 4,56941.65
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,582,227 0.17 2,59960,778.30
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,274,777 0.47 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 4,238,641 0.46 3,020,83440.31
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 22,184,736 2.42 7,895,525180.98
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 127,604,640 13.92 98,201,15729.94
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 76,156 0.01 63,95419.08
10 Cereals 4,154,844 0.45 3,898,7346.57
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,410,378 0.26 4,021,426-40.06
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,772,886 0.19 2,119,608-16.36
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 58,308 0.01 1,7843,168.39
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 143,517 0.02 28,645401.02
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,891,429 0.21 855,062121.20
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 16,128,739 1.76 21,145,414-23.72
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,440,508 0.48 4,179,3636.25
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,362,322 0.59 3,519,89952.34
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 57,671 0.01 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 12,138,824 1.32 8,129,41949.32
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 10,818 0.00 7,98335.51
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,269 0.00 14,803-77.92
29 Organic chemicals 4,262,251 0.47 6,264,197-31.96
30 Pharmaceutical products 47,177,886 5.15 54,435,550-13.33
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,599,113 0.61 1,420,142294.26
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 2,267-100.00
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 2,469,045 0.27 2,910,586-15.17
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 72,701 0.01 87,438-16.85
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,690 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 36,543 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 71,758,225 7.83 53,119,01635.09
40 Rubber and articles thereof 44,691,460 4.88 20,336,727119.76
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 46,960 0.01 52,318-10.24
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,005,722 0.11 860,62216.86
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 53,893,807 5.88 34,294,82357.15
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 2,360-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9,184,504 1.00 9,007,5361.96
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,887,935 0.32 989,633191.82
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 138,445-100.00
52 Cotton 20,115 0.00 12,00067.63
54 Man-made filaments 20,578 0.00 4,668340.83
55 Man-made staple fibers 95,341 0.01 1,592,767-94.01
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 66,047 0.01 76,785-13.98
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 17,479,418 1.91 12,517,64339.64
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 973,285 0.11 46,8141,979.05
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,476,812 0.16 1,619,238-8.80
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 7,004 0.00 3,340109.70
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 54,260,651 5.92 2,421,3622,140.91
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,805,568 0.42 1,802,878111.08
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 74,017 0.01 181,576-59.24
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 13,518,576 1.48 6,064,279122.92
65 Headgear and parts thereof 17,643 0.00 17,1133.10
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,131 0.00 1,390-18.63
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 258,908 0.03 775,791-66.63
69 Ceramic products 181,922 0.02 25,042626.47
70 Glass and glassware 2,483,804 0.27 1,958,30026.83
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 450 0.00 190136.84
72 Iron and steel 7,137,811 0.78 7,934,397-10.04
73 Articles of iron or steel 18,063,089 1.97 10,618,19170.11
74 Copper and articles thereof 79,167,447 8.64 47,634,91466.20
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 38,295,733 4.18 20,636,03385.58
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 25,109-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 5,931-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 972,566 0.11 833,17416.73
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7,378,825 0.81 4,086,88780.55
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 66,731,352 7.28 29,387,157127.08
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 88,323,062 9.64 58,180,47051.81
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 35,679,790 3.89 1,569,6812,173.06
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,124,556 0.34 923,063238.50
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,058,150 0.12 634,27466.83
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 569-100.00
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 23,235,453 2.54 15,504,02549.87
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 358,021 0.04 165,842115.88
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 477,081 0.05 206,864130.63
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 275-100.00
SS Classified 58,546 0.01 322 974-81.87
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia