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Russian trade in goods with Argentina in Q2 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 second quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Argentina

In the 2nd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Argentina was $387,134,331, down 10.25% ($44,194,102) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2019 were $132,619,005, down 17.13% ($27,414,142) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2019 were $254,515,326, down 6.19% ($16,779,960) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade deficit with Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2019 was $121,896,321, a 9.56% increase ($10,634,182) over the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Argentina was Russia’s 58th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (down from 53rd in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.2418% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.2524% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Argentina was Russia’s 66th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (up from 69th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1316% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.1452% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Argentina was Russia’s 39th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (down from 38th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.4290% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.4469% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Argentina

The major share of Russian exports to Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 85.75% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (82.49% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.74% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (11.48% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.65% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (1.11% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.47% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (3.83% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.12% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (0.65% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $516,609.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd 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) - a decrease of $17,940,232;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $4,113,807;
  • 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 $2,018,288;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,918,582;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $1,010,577.
Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 71,356 0.05 28,240152.68
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 55,335-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 682,261 0.51 1,038,561-34.31
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 113,035,456 85.23 130,975,688-13.70
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 808,005 0.61 1,818,582-55.57
29 Organic chemicals 146,488 0.11 98,16249.23
31 Fertilizers 11,164,552 8.42 15,278,359-26.93
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 66,466 0.05 56,88816.84
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 20,462 0.02 107,274-80.93
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 253,735 0.19 207,62622.21
39 Plastics and articles thereof 237,455 0.18 368,157-35.50
40 Rubber and articles thereof 214,588 0.16 437,694-50.97
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 35-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 43,154 0.03 118,304-63.52
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,446,427 1.09 929,81855.56
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 210,021 0.16 528,362-60.25
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 11,440-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 18,076 0.01 3060,153.33
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 63,421-100.00
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 28-100.00
72 Iron and steel 1,728,757 1.30 1,555,92811.11
73 Articles of iron or steel 70,454 0.05 55,68026.53
74 Copper and articles thereof 10,414 0.01 3,565192.12
75 Nickel and articles thereof 431 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 375,485 0.28 151,606147.67
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 240-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,891 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5,370 0.00 1,682219.26
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 841 0.00 6,445-86.95
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 937,328 0.71 2,855,910-67.18
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 836,856 0.63 2,855,144-70.69
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 56,500 0.04 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 17,784 0.01 4,693278.95
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 99,811 0.08 419,910-76.23
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 340-100.00
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 53,251 0.04 0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5,330 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Argentina

The major share of Russian imports from Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 94.43% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (90.33% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.25% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (6.61% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.78% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (0.82% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.40% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (2.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $10,937,209;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $8,439,681;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $4,354,762;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2,336,471;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $940,613.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $24,493,167;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $11,511,674;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $3,048,878;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,963,809;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1,025,573;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $889,488.
Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 44,838,183 17.62 69,331,350-35.33
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 31,064,846 12.21 20,127,63754.34
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 20,655,332 8.12 21,285,450-2.96
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 284,960 0.11 1,174,448-75.74
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,649,369 0.65 2,674,942-38.34
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 96,233,489 37.81 91,878,7274.74
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,002,901 0.39 770,84130.10
10 Cereals 0 0.00 190,737-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 32,555,891 12.79 24,116,21035.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,633,206 0.64 692,593135.81
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 91,035 0.04 48,10089.26
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,073 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,207,428 0.47 994,54321.41
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 960,397 0.38 897,7086.98
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,513,211 1.38 3,171,51710.77
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,644,424 1.82 7,693,302-39.63
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 466,983-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 29,305 0.01 94,464-68.98
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,769,726 0.70 2,533,132-30.14
29 Organic chemicals 493,692 0.19 191,739157.48
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,240,424 0.49 12,752,098-90.27
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 212,209 0.08 286,998-26.06
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 107,325 0.04 103,1534.04
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 116 0.00 9,198-98.74
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,053,975 0.41 1,062,263-0.78
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 20,500 0.01 97,170-78.90
39 Plastics and articles thereof 686,193 0.27 627,0689.43
40 Rubber and articles thereof 154,010 0.06 273,993-43.79
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 76,800 0.03 27,609178.17
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8 0.00 335-97.61
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 63,533 0.02 6,330903.68
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 266 0.00 2640.76
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 681-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 141,005 0.06 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 29-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,440 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 100 0.00 187-46.52
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 13,267-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,099 0.00 4,766-55.96
70 Glass and glassware 2,162 0.00 300620.67
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6,961 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,515,043 1.77 2,178,572107.25
74 Copper and articles thereof 399 0.00 2,419-83.51
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,440 0.00 1,99722.18
79 Zinc and articles thereof 20 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 20,592 0.01 29,494-30.18
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,223 0.00 8,167-72.78
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,406,143 0.95 4,369,952-44.94
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 21,847 0.01 11,85284.33
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 709,424 0.28 819,955-13.48
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 413,834 0.16 232,25678.18
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 16,163 0.01 39,981-59.57
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 7,604 0.00 5091,393.91
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia