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Russian trade in goods with Argentina in Q1 2019

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Argentina in the first quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Argentina

In the 1st quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Argentina totaled $223,224,796, up 35.89% ($58,956,158) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2019 totaled $52,806,218, up 78.52% ($23,226,705) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2019 totaled $170,418,578, up 26.53% ($35,729,453) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade deficit with Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2019 was $117,612,360, a 11.89% increase ($12,502,748) over the 1st quarter of 2018.

Argentina was Russia’s 68th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 73rd in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1418% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1042% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Argentina was Russia’s 84th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 93rd in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0506% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0287% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Argentina was Russia’s 44th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 50th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.3213% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.2466% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Argentina

The major share of Russian exports to Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2019 (and in the 1st quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 78.56% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (53.18% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.27% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (27.76% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.41% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (7.38% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.17% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (4.30% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.92% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (5.18% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 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 $24,800,010;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $950,402;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $369,502;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $320,537;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $299,487;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $274,290.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1,190,085;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $884,831;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $698,979;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $260,392;
  • 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) - a decrease of $204,699;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $169,407;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $159,762.
Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 34,095 0.06 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 45,390-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 11,340-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 950,402 1.80 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 40,531,653 76.76 15,731,643157.64
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,217,776 4.20 2,163,3512.52
29 Organic chemicals 136,514 0.26 835,493-83.66
31 Fertilizers 4,800,255 9.09 4,430,7538.34
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 47,380 0.09 56,433-16.04
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 4 0.00 204,703-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 253-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 274,290 0.52 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 162,982 0.31 332,389-50.97
39 Plastics and articles thereof 306,668 0.58 7,1814,170.55
40 Rubber and articles thereof 115,156 0.22 181,197-36.45
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 22,342 0.04 182,104-87.73
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 463,946 0.88 1,348,777-65.60
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 124-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 241,666 0.46 270,585-10.69
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 4-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 825-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 54-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 59,575 0.11 160,634-62.91
69 Ceramic products 22,958 0.04 0
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 23,764-100.00
72 Iron and steel 576,484 1.09 1,766,569-67.37
73 Articles of iron or steel 375,502 0.71 54,965583.17
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 7,323-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 302,779 0.57 332,604-8.97
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 178-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 5,516 0.01 13,886-60.28
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 13,380 0.03 6312,020.44
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 5,825-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 359,801 0.68 363,018-0.89
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 595,097 1.13 563,1395.67
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 105,479 0.20 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 84,518 0.16 344,910-75.50
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 300-100.00
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 0 0.00 139,168-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Argentina

The major share of Russian imports from Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2019 (and in the 1st quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 91.32% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (89.78% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.07% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (6.38% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.88% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (0.15% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.43% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (3.01% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $17,062,352;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $16,022,553;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $4,896,902;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3,013,532;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $2,229,319;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $1,704,822;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $851,698.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $3,357,976;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $1,340,795;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,200,699;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1,061,714;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $604,470;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $549,824;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - a decrease of $533,241.
Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 64,048,686 37.58 46,986,33436.31
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 14,158,681 8.31 14,190,652-0.23
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 32,510,919 19.08 16,488,36697.17
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 124,575 0.07 729,045-82.91
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,024,605 1.19 2,519,768-19.65
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 17,776,569 10.43 19,117,364-7.01
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 495,393 0.29 449,64410.17
10 Cereals 4,411 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 44,110-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 10,152,875 5.96 7,923,55628.14
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,151,802 0.68 895,56728.61
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 607 0.00 200,136-99.70
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 961,952 0.56 1,511,776-36.37
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,638,430 0.96 1,863,777-12.09
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,126,647 1.83 2,274,94937.44
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 8,230 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 7,437,107 4.36 5,732,28529.74
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 48,880-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 72,546 0.04 40,19780.48
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 6,236,993 3.66 1,340,091365.42
29 Organic chemicals 21,239 0.01 1,082,953-98.04
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,255,371 0.74 4,613,347-72.79
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 61,420 0.04 242,003-74.62
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 173,508 0.10 56,802205.46
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 584,815 0.34 751,135-22.14
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 29,290 0.02 36,870-20.56
39 Plastics and articles thereof 34,257 0.02 90,780-62.26
40 Rubber and articles thereof 244,739 0.14 374,925-34.72
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 80,000 0.05 65,24022.62
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8 0.00 39-79.49
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 190,735 0.11 723,976-73.65
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 677 0.00 341,891.18
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 116,661 0.07 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 240 0.00 401-40.15
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 38,509 0.02 13,556184.07
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,302 0.00 7,496-55.95
69 Ceramic products 57 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 32 0.00 97-67.01
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,184,101 1.87 170,5691,766.75
74 Copper and articles thereof 450 0.00 540-16.67
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 581 0.00 4,060-85.69
79 Zinc and articles thereof 3 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 7,401 0.00 8,322-11.07
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4,477 0.00 17,653-74.64
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,890,781 1.11 3,091,480-38.84
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 1,732 0.00 14,462-88.02
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 253,611 0.15 663,830-61.80
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 297,635 0.17 290,6292.41
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 39 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 10,729 0.01 6,48565.44
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,150 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 4,944-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia