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Russian trade in goods with Egypt in Q4 2018

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Egypt in the fourth quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Egypt

In the 4th quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Egypt totaled $3,081,109,775, up 13.50% ($366,396,124) from the 4th quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Egypt in the 4th quarter of 2018 totaled $3,006,533,303, up 14.27% ($375,359,717) from the 4th quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Egypt in the 4th quarter of 2018 were $74,576,472, down 10.73% ($8,963,593) from the 4th quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Egypt in the 4th quarter of 2018 was $2,931,956,831, a 15.09% increase ($384,323,310) over the 4th quarter of 2017.

Egypt was Russia’s 18th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2018 (down from 17th in the 4th quarter of 2017), accounting for 1.6491% of Russia’s total trade (up from 1.6242% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

Egypt was Russia’s 12th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2018 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2017), accounting for 2.4150% of Russia’s total exports (down from 2.5579% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

Egypt was Russia’s 63rd largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2018 (up from 64th in the 4th quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1196% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1300% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Egypt

The major share of Russian exports to Egypt in the 4th quarter of 2018 (and in the 4th quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 20.10% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (20.65% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.12% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (8.98% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.94% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (8.89% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.59% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (3.03% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.36% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (4.07% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Egypt in the 4th quarter of 2018 over the 4th quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $158,069,162;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $49,938,654;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $40,144,089;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $34,944,816.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Egypt in the 4th quarter of 2018 over the 4th quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $80,243,084;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $47,365,596;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $32,234,568;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $17,145,544;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $9,319,206.
Russia’s exports to Egypt in the 4th quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2018
over Q4 2017
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,500 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,121,634 0.10 9,467,697-67.03
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 307 0.00 25,710-98.81
10 Cereals 570,290,093 18.97 412,220,93138.35
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 8,540 0.00 6,75926.35
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,071,324 0.07 1,581,41330.98
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 25,326 0.00 21,17619.60
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 28,117,678 0.94 108,360,762-74.05
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 687,385 0.02 684,6120.41
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 3,464,409-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 7,622,792-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,470,228 0.12 2,037170,259.74
26 Ores, slag and ash 34,944,816 1.16 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 129,594,820 4.31 79,656,16662.69
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,280,477 0.18 3,873,26036.33
29 Organic chemicals 1,419,708 0.05 3,957,003-64.12
30 Pharmaceutical products 249,751 0.01 376,261-33.62
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 10,803 0.00 2,751292.69
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 8,659 0.00 39,113-77.86
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 21,978 0.00 8,968145.07
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 69,887 0.00 0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 5,976,247 0.20 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 343 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,299,773 0.14 4,589,424-6.31
39 Plastics and articles thereof 456,460 0.02 133,987240.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 910,771 0.03 1,823,524-50.05
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 925 0.00 531,645.28
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 82,749,280 2.75 99,894,824-17.16
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 625,170 0.02 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7,450,485 0.25 7,134,7764.42
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 40,153,859 1.34 9,770410,891.39
52 Cotton 659 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 702 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,017 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 715 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 28,183 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,438 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 58,522 0.00 115,360-49.27
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 79,297 0.00 44,10079.81
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 80-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 83,685 0.00 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 245 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 9,377 0.00 1356,845.93
69 Ceramic products 18 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 87,443 0.00 242,847-63.99
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 15 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 162,090,236 5.39 209,455,832-22.61
73 Articles of iron or steel 8,041,821 0.27 6,548,63022.80
74 Copper and articles thereof 7,662,698 0.25 16,981,904-54.88
75 Nickel and articles thereof 814 0.00 69616.95
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 622,296 0.02 78,889,842.86
78 Lead and articles thereof 17 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 471-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 388 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 24,658 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 62,477 0.00 911,118-93.14
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 152,914 0.01 82018,548.05
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 39,651,755 1.32 45,156,070-12.19
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 60,386,378 2.01 67,036,811-9.92
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 46,171,301 1.54 78,405,869-41.11
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 3,305,665-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 37,757,539 1.26 42,389,847-10.93
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 673 0.00 6129.97
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 300 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 502,016 0.02 149,233236.40
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 190 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 832 0.00 305172.79
SS Classified 1,721,030,457 57.24 1 415 468 99621.59

Russia’s Imports from Egypt

The major share of Russian imports from Egypt in the 4th quarter of 2018 (and in the 4th quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 59.03% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (60.73% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.38% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (6.98% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 10.36% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (10.68% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.45% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (19.36% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.85% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (1.30% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Egypt in the 4th quarter of 2018 over the 4th quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $4,698,718;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $985,332;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $649,270;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $563,771;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $558,866;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $473,783;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $325,810;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $311,999;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $280,363;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $226,769.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Egypt in the 4th quarter of 2018 over the 4th quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $11,978,092;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $5,307,897;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $904,652;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $820,099;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $690,291;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $620,998.
Russia’s imports from Egypt in the 4th quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2018
over Q4 2017
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,616,885 4.85 4,521,537-20.01
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 37,689,615 50.54 42,997,512-12.34
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 280,762 0.38 306,166-8.30
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,151,106 1.54 870,74332.20
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 12,653-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 14,962 0.02 61,838-75.80
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 265 0.00 24,296-98.91
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,087 0.00 21,276-94.89
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 433,047 0.58 1,253,146-65.44
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 298,842 0.40 371,181-19.49
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 493,620 0.66 266,85184.98
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,706 0.01 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 35,020 0.05 23,30050.30
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,687,264 2.26 701,932140.37
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 435,276 0.58 383,91813.38
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 49 0.00 0
29 Organic chemicals 160,161 0.21 210,485-23.91
30 Pharmaceutical products 8,036,628 10.78 3,337,910140.77
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 73,923 0.10 101,582-27.23
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 128,077 0.17 7,2961,655.44
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 1,859,786 2.49 1,300,92042.96
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 221,195 0.30 23,901825.46
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,008,752 1.35 444,981126.70
40 Rubber and articles thereof 725,924 0.97 400,11481.43
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 125 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,100 0.01 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 170 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 69,323 0.09 58,83617.82
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 712 0.00 1,819-60.86
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 806 0.00 0
52 Cotton 10,800 0.01 35,301-69.41
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 29,776 0.04 56,522-47.32
54 Man-made filaments 222,959 0.30 121,95482.82
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 159-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 918,337 1.23 1,005,898-8.70
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 438 0.00 773-43.34
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,238,179 1.66 1,928,470-35.79
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,486,705 6.02 5,107,703-12.16
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 795,099 1.07 652,78621.80
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 20,850 0.03 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 422 0.00 15,733-97.32
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 18,809 0.03 74,301-74.69
69 Ceramic products 675,075 0.91 363,07685.93
70 Glass and glassware 787,312 1.06 138,042470.34
73 Articles of iron or steel 481,264 0.65 7,4816,333.15
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,666 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 26,094-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 69 0.00 306-77.45
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 28,904 0.04 52,508-44.95
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 3,984,342 5.34 15,962,434-75.04
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 33,346 0.04 145,360-77.06
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 17,489 0.02 10,24670.69
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 47,634 0.06 61,429-22.46
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 261 0.00 111135.14
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 61,364 0.08 69,185-11.30
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,000 0.00 0
SS Classified 2,278,184 3.05 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia