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

Russia’s Trade with Greece

In the 2nd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Greece was $704,113,368, down 35.65% ($390,092,122) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Greece in the 2nd quarter of 2019 were $641,648,518, down 37.24% ($380,782,483) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Greece in the 2nd quarter of 2019 were $62,464,850, down 12.97% ($9,309,639) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Greece in the 2nd quarter of 2019 was $579,183,668, a 39.08% decrease ($371,472,844) over the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Greece was Russia’s 40th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (down from 32nd in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.4398% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.6402% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Greece was Russia’s 35th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (down from 26th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.6368% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.9278% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Greece was Russia’s 68th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (down from 66th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1053% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1182% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Greece

The major share of Russian exports to Greece 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) - 83.64% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (86.94% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 11.16% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (9.31% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.58% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (1.79% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.32% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (1.04% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

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

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $30,921,669.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Greece 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 $352,162,692;
  • Zinc and articles thereof (HS code 79) - a decrease of $28,826,018;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - a decrease of $14,333,134;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $10,645,247;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $8,034,382.
Russia’s exports to Greece in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 12,919 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,178 0.00 508328.74
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 508-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 2,213-100.00
10 Cereals 9,573,902 1.49 17,608,284-45.63
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 20,987 0.00 17,13322.49
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 8,458-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 288,876 0.05 109,928162.79
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3 0.00 1,694-99.82
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 40,655 0.01 366,879-88.92
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,013 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,167 0.00 9,694-67.33
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,262 0.00 9,113-86.15
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 402 0.00 8,208-95.10
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 183,992 0.03 151,68021.30
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 574-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 143,588 0.02 172,460-16.74
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 536,562,979 83.62 888,725,671-39.63
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,114,864 0.17 2,676,667-58.35
29 Organic chemicals 2,907,802 0.45 3,765,728-22.78
30 Pharmaceutical products 86,393 0.01 27,325216.17
31 Fertilizers 2,574,111 0.40 2,311,58511.36
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 15,630 0.00 16,924-7.65
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 3,080-100.00
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 6,828 0.00 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 835 0.00 5,759-85.50
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 19,153 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 80,620 0.01 160,929-49.90
39 Plastics and articles thereof 277,165 0.04 84,159229.33
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,399,584 0.22 1,545,469-9.44
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 6,934 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 108 0.00 697-84.51
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 193,864 0.03 624,532-68.96
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,100,605 0.48 3,905,481-20.61
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,541,963 0.24 2,205,095-30.07
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 26,724 0.00 26,1472.21
54 Man-made filaments 458,367 0.07 689,707-33.54
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3,128 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 1,578-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 91 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,347 0.00 2,008166.28
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6,107 0.00 2,655130.02
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,552 0.00 1114,009.09
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,991 0.00 3611,005.54
65 Headgear and parts thereof 22 0.00 547-95.98
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 163,579 0.03 74,576119.35
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 21,045-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 251,414 0.04 1,039,576-75.82
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,210 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 7,452,220 1.16 7,142,2674.34
73 Articles of iron or steel 93,216 0.01 529,981-82.41
74 Copper and articles thereof 26,682 0.00 10,671,929-99.75
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 63,942,955 9.97 33,021,28693.64
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 14,333,134-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 28,826,018-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 9 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 39,158 0.01 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 72,147 0.01 631,639-88.58
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,146,013 0.18 666,29172.00
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 1,717,514 0.27 87,6191,860.21
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 575,196 0.09 250229,978.40
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 325,000 0.05 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 47,729 0.01 51,422-7.18
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3,522 0.00 3,08014.35
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 19,790 0.00 19,2083.03
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,138 0.00 13,616-91.64
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 22,518 0.00 3,872481.56
SS Classified 5,077,797 0.79 44 74311,248.81

Russia’s Imports from Greece

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 31.11% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (25.83% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.21% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (16.13% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 15.95% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (14.99% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.21% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (25.94% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.64% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (4.60% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.45% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (1.20% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $1,109,219;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $831,939;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $586,275;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $521,384;
  • 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 $504,594;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $445,392;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $412,414;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - an increase of $387,184;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - an increase of $362,247;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $224,269;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $190,966.

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $3,360,814;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $3,255,610;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $1,373,999;
  • 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 $1,037,953;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $993,937;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $918,431;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $864,360;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $814,304;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $531,275;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - a decrease of $518,635;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $379,741;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $321,693;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $304,594;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $190,750;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $189,766.
Russia’s imports from Greece in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,851 0.01 1,332264.19
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 3,255,610-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 34,999 0.06 22,63754.61
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 35,808 0.06 7404,738.92
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,099 0.00 2,952-62.77
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 5,970 0.01 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,726,808 2.76 2,048,501-15.70
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 36,747 0.06 130,023-71.74
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 158,253 0.25 462,847-65.81
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 339,692 0.54 870,967-61.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,044,601 4.87 4,418,600-31.10
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 120,480 0.19 132,579-9.13
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,399,723 2.24 1,318,1556.19
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,594,620 4.15 5,955,434-56.43
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 884,949 1.42 844,7224.76
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 23,153 0.04 16,06044.17
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 70,209 0.11 86,183-18.53
29 Organic chemicals 16,414 0.03 9,27876.91
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,766,042 7.63 4,244,65812.28
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,748,122 4.40 2,335,70817.66
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,459,607 2.34 2,273,911-35.81
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 249,156 0.40 223,49811.48
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,703 0.00 329721.58
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,332,540 5.34 3,141,5746.08
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,738,893 10.79 6,152,6189.53
40 Rubber and articles thereof 50,636 0.08 69,663-27.31
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 30 0.00 12150.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 427 0.00 2,615-83.67
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 5,172,669 8.28 5,691,304-9.11
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 9,292 0.01 12,181-23.72
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 1,986 0.00 2,091-5.02
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 292,879 0.47 482,645-39.32
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 185,760 0.30 152,22022.03
50 Silk 828 0.00 3,633-77.21
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 48,349 0.08 48100,627.08
52 Cotton 16,551 0.03 14,72312.42
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 12 0.00 66-81.82
54 Man-made filaments 36,036 0.06 415,777-91.33
55 Man-made staple fibers 21,006 0.03 17,97416.87
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 242,841 0.39 1,107,201-78.07
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 479,683 0.77 92,499418.58
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 228,760 0.37 223,3872.41
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 5,459 0.01 14,330-61.91
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 893,518 1.43 531,27168.18
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 288,452 0.46 479,202-39.81
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 137,438 0.22 123,95510.88
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 170,111 0.27 5,4383,028.19
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 324,659 0.52 270,31020.11
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,827 0.00 1,51320.75
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 1,182-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,737,359 2.78 905,42091.88
69 Ceramic products 818 0.00 8,548-90.43
70 Glass and glassware 8,066 0.01 1,431463.66
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 10,142 0.02 112,877-91.01
72 Iron and steel 85,717 0.14 178,817-52.06
73 Articles of iron or steel 488,656 0.78 670,553-27.13
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,334,291 6.94 4,316,7370.41
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,569,050 4.11 3,562,987-27.90
78 Lead and articles thereof 4,935 0.01 5,395-8.53
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,146,256 3.44 1,700,86426.19
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 331,234 0.53 326,2631.52
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,518,713 7.23 5,437,144-16.89
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 4,783,911 7.66 5,821,864-17.83
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 238,701 0.38 252,270-5.38
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,109,219 1.78 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 98,905 0.16 69,22442.88
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 6-100.00
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 867,774 1.39 363,180138.94
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 327,718 0.52 292,32112.11
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 308,451 0.49 84,182266.41
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 90,286 0.14 0
SS Classified 0 0.00 250-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia