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

Russia’s Trade with Syria

In 2011, Russia’s trade with Syria totaled $1,991,064,219, up 71.89% ($832,756,060) from 2010.

Russia’s exports to Syria in 2011 totaled $1,942,200,163, up 74.07% ($826,437,340) from 2010.

Russia’s imports from Syria in 2011 totaled $48,864,056, up 14.85% ($6,318,720) from 2010.

Russia’s trade surplus with Syria in 2011 was $1,893,336,107, a 76.42% increase ($820,118,620) over 2010.

Syria was Russia’s 47th largest trading partner in 2011 (up from 55th in 2010), accounting for 0.2421% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1850% in 2010).

Syria was Russia’s 38th largest export market in 2011 (up from 44th in 2010), accounting for 0.3759% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2810% in 2010).

Syria was Russia’s 98th largest supplier in 2011 (down from 90th in 2010), accounting for 0.0160% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0186% in 2010).

Russia’s Exports to Syria

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 44.48% of Russia’s total exports to Syria (16.99% in 2010);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.50% of Russia’s total exports to Syria (14.71% in 2010);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.15% of Russia’s total exports to Syria (7.25% in 2010);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.08% of Russia’s total exports to Syria (4.72% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.38% of Russia’s total exports to Syria (7.82% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.70% of Russia’s total exports to Syria (1.12% in 2010).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Syria 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 $674,190,884;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $53,463,594.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $40,649,572;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $34,443,407;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $18,037,981.
Russia’s exports to Syria in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
10 Cereals 45,579,904 2.35 49,137,579-7.24
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,178,014 0.06 9,69412,051.99
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,028,167 0.16 1,893,37459.93
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,250,310 0.22 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 155,384 0.01 57,775168.95
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5,537,407 0.29 1,581,767250.08
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 114,575 0.01 5,4881,987.74
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 863,753,017 44.47 189,562,133355.66
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 9,020,385 0.46 4,483,382101.20
29 Organic chemicals 57,492 0.00 25,086129.18
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,294,317 0.12 1,068,585114.71
31 Fertilizers 258,000 0.01 4,232,759-93.90
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,627 0.00 19,893-76.74
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 26,888 0.00 1,5531,631.36
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 1,656 0.00 138,843-98.81
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,799 0.00 652,667.69
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 226,998 0.01 266,821-14.92
39 Plastics and articles thereof 160,411 0.01 263,385-39.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,494,016 0.08 1,988,097-24.85
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,011 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 54,016,733 2.78 72,054,714-25.03
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 4,865,521 0.25 5,010,157-2.89
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,352,979 0.12 3,838,579-38.70
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 20,370 0.00 8,229147.54
52 Cotton 1,114 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 6,315-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 11 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 17 0.00 2,657,975-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5,368 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 131,599 0.01 1,3219,862.07
70 Glass and glassware 3,498 0.00 95,690-96.34
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 690-100.00
72 Iron and steel 23,865,954 1.23 64,515,526-63.01
73 Articles of iron or steel 20,079,526 1.03 22,092,926-9.11
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,152 0.00 1,98658.71
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,953,119 0.10 146,9411,229.19
78 Lead and articles thereof 380 0.00 162,275.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 4,310 0.00 2215,400.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 319,058 0.02 331,535-3.76
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 10,119 0.00 204,521-95.05
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,278,230 0.48 8,809,0795.33
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 23,877,198 1.23 21,511,40411.00
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 109,835 0.01 1,331,932-91.75
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 144,574,072 7.44 91,110,47858.68
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 186,500-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,751,577 0.35 41,194,984-83.61
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 207 0.00 223-7.17
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 182,424 0.01 8,3892,074.56
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 334 0.00 946-64.69
SS Classified 712,649,079 36.69 525 905 48635.51

Russia’s Imports from Syria

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 43.98% of Russia’s total imports from Syria (41.90% in 2010);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 30.80% of Russia’s total imports from Syria (37.02% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 18.94% of Russia’s total imports from Syria (11.93% in 2010);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.87% of Russia’s total imports from Syria (2.25% in 2010);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.53% of Russia’s total imports from Syria (2.91% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.17% of Russia’s total imports from Syria (1.25% in 2010).

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

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $4,101,035;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $1,996,063;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $1,635,670;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $1,230,020;
  • Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery (HS code 58) - an increase of $846,238;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $447,230;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $421,234;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $399,124;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $238,234.

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $2,265,366;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $1,224,146;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - a decrease of $615,408;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $597,665;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $269,163;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $233,540;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $164,687;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $161,479.
Russia’s imports from Syria in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,876,452 7.93 6,141,818-36.88
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 8,355,863 17.10 8,117,6292.93
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 220,888 0.45 127,48773.26
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 251 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 456,608 0.93 57,484694.32
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 791,069 1.62 369,835113.90
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,196 0.01 6,006-13.49
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 70,923 0.15 71,513-0.83
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 112,848 0.23 152,447-25.98
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 14,082 0.03 3,949256.60
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,147,828 2.35 700,59863.84
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 29,500 0.06 66,467-55.62
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 45,258 0.09 11,897280.42
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,605 0.01 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 2,710-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9,053,514 18.53 4,952,47982.81
40 Rubber and articles thereof 119,940 0.25 44,124171.82
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,718 0.00 12,666-86.44
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 762,144 1.56 622,67422.40
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2,371 0.00 8,167-70.97
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 63,107 0.13 78,756-19.87
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 86,745 0.18 248,224-65.05
50 Silk 217 0.00 28675.00
52 Cotton 250,010 0.51 519,173-51.84
54 Man-made filaments 4,683,632 9.59 2,687,56974.27
55 Man-made staple fibers 7,010,687 14.35 5,780,66721.28
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 136,605 0.28 89,68952.31
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 72,339 0.15 20,752248.59
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,900,136 3.89 1,053,89880.30
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3,656,380 7.48 4,271,788-14.41
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 800,218 1.64 2,024,364-60.47
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 242,532 0.50 290,239-16.44
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 172,207 0.35 185,311-7.07
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,537,643 5.19 901,973181.34
65 Headgear and parts thereof 26,935 0.06 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 1,317-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 43,708 0.09 85,106-48.64
69 Ceramic products 130,872 0.27 15,881724.08
70 Glass and glassware 99,053 0.20 61,27361.66
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 125-100.00
72 Iron and steel 911 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 532,050 1.09 484,8229.74
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,978 0.01 2,16184.08
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 19,456 0.04 20,621-5.65
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 16,496 0.03 3,124428.04
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 589 0.00 19,227-96.94
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 599,524 1.23 1,197,189-49.92
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 65,237 0.13 19,261238.70
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 58,407 0.12 19,587198.19
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 25,706 0.05 8032,032.50
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4,002 0.01 1624,912.50
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 1,808-100.00
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 141,627 0.29 245,794-42.38
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 376 0.00 233,916-99.84
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 346,960 0.71 511,647-32.19
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 64,653 0.13 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia