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Russian trade in goods with Belgium in Q3 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 Belgium in the third quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Belgium

In the 3rd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Belgium was $1,866,670,428, down 28.32% ($737,624,045) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Belgium in the 3rd quarter of 2019 were $1,250,836,211, down 38.05% ($768,420,813) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Belgium in the 3rd quarter of 2019 totaled $615,834,217, up 5.26% ($30,796,768) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Belgium in the 3rd quarter of 2019 was $635,001,994, a 55.72% decrease ($799,217,581) over the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Belgium was Russia’s 18th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 16th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 1.1254% of Russia’s total trade (down from 1.5135% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Belgium was Russia’s 17th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 15th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 1.2106% of Russia’s total exports (down from 1.7998% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Belgium was Russia’s 22nd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 23rd in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.9846% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.9771% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Belgium

The major share of Russian exports to Belgium in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 38.07% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (44.73% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 36.59% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (30.44% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 15.28% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (17.10% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.07% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (4.10% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.23% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (1.07% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.44% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (0.86% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.93% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (1.42% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Belgium in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $4,231,201;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $3,950,881.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Belgium in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd 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 $417,761,606;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $156,973,011;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $155,123,467;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $12,026,422;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $9,914,509;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $8,224,544;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $7,659,453;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $5,024,367;
  • 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 $4,639,625.
Russia’s exports to Belgium in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 298,835 0.02 990,533-69.83
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 100,000 0.01 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 107,783-100.00
10 Cereals 5,485 0.00 7,664,938-99.93
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 18,433-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 10,155,552 0.81 18,380,096-44.75
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 40,012 0.00 66,937-40.22
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 76,429 0.01 226,817-66.30
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 665,732 0.05 545,42422.06
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 86,400 0.01 47,76080.90
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 164,475 0.01 165,520-0.63
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 526,975-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 28,629,573 2.29 27,917,5272.55
26 Ores, slag and ash 7,885,077 0.63 17,799,586-55.70
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 439,670,692 35.15 857,432,298-48.72
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 35,991,414 2.88 33,721,6676.73
29 Organic chemicals 5,456,148 0.44 17,482,570-68.79
30 Pharmaceutical products 130,230 0.01 393,266-66.89
31 Fertilizers 14,192,451 1.13 19,216,818-26.15
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 17,662 0.00 205,044-91.39
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 187,562 0.01 118,93257.71
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 117,174 0.01 4,756,799-97.54
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 146,821 0.01 60,964140.83
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 188,636 0.02 46,159308.67
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,279,122 0.18 5,955,186-61.73
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,721,986 0.38 771,105512.37
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 11,819 0.00 12,976-8.92
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 17,691,443 1.41 13,460,24231.43
45 Cork and articles of cork 102 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,403,580 0.11 2,871,873-51.13
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8,821,958 0.71 5,266,72667.50
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,459 0.00 1,49764.26
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 115,804 0.01 101,52414.07
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 12,092 0.00 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 176 0.00 15513.55
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3,202 0.00 563,940.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 1,183-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 144 0.00 327,531-99.96
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 17,336 0.00 12,39539.86
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 3,368-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 807,291 0.06 519,84555.29
69 Ceramic products 11,066 0.00 8,98823.12
70 Glass and glassware 3,721,009 0.30 3,947,903-5.75
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 457,685,958 36.59 614,658,969-25.54
72 Iron and steel 185,598,960 14.84 340,722,427-45.53
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,451,145 0.12 1,798,966-19.33
74 Copper and articles thereof 87,763 0.01 63613,699.21
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 273,089 0.02 1,740,038-84.31
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,316,419 0.11 909,54644.73
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,091 0.00 2,301-52.59
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,285,987 0.18 151,9781,404.16
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 53,680 0.00 30217,674.83
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 54,034 0.00 26,850101.24
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,141,873 0.89 12,040,516-7.46
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 797,930 0.06 370,093115.60
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 940 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,336,533 0.27 3,418,982-2.41
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 89,800 0.01 54,68464.22
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,687,818 0.21 1,462,36083.80
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 3,446-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 8,408-100.00
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 121,297 0.01 127,755-5.05
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7,914 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 10,591 0.00 0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6,440 0.00 0
SS Classified 0 0.00 603 419-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Belgium

The major share of Russian imports from Belgium in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 50.29% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (48.25% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 19.31% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (19.95% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.94% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (8.85% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.02% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (7.35% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.94% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (5.68% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.17% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (4.34% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.50% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (1.67% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.24% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (1.02% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Belgium in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $21,492,119;
  • 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) - an increase of $15,831,562;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $10,097,806;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $4,055,122;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3,692,020;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $3,234,644;
  • 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 $2,618,493;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $2,565,452;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $1,908,905.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Belgium in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $14,800,147;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $7,298,168;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $6,003,628;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $4,519,733;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2,625,975.
Russia’s imports from Belgium in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
01 Live animals 279,879 0.05 346,272-19.17
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,307,444 0.21 372,402251.08
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,142 0.00 98615.82
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 91,240 0.01 295,907-69.17
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,125 0.00 2,0424.06
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 637,635 0.10 835,975-23.73
10 Cereals 0 0.00 1,376-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,206,332 0.36 1,744,46726.48
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 39,061 0.01 26,27448.67
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 226,512 0.04 151,08549.92
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 3,327 0.00 2612,696.15
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,902,922 0.47 4,119,153-29.53
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 635,945 0.10 573,95310.80
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,354,423 0.54 2,482,44835.13
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 9,267,008 1.50 8,129,17414.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,550,603 0.90 5,917,127-6.19
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,426,556 0.72 4,243,5934.31
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,264,606 0.53 3,087,9915.72
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11,874,932 1.93 12,521,705-5.17
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 8,816,951 1.43 6,908,04627.63
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 186,367 0.03 24,926647.68
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 85,118 0.01 122,198-30.34
26 Ores, slag and ash 401,628 0.07 6,405,256-93.73
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 29,937,236 4.86 26,702,59212.11
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,025,567 0.82 5,571,795-9.80
29 Organic chemicals 41,983,179 6.82 31,885,37331.67
30 Pharmaceutical products 69,377,706 11.27 47,885,58744.88
31 Fertilizers 2,647,471 0.43 844,726213.41
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 22,596,015 3.67 21,901,8283.17
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 12,121,446 1.97 12,659,558-4.25
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 28,174,199 4.57 25,555,70610.25
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5,035,142 0.82 4,529,60511.16
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 6,824,126 1.11 8,400,512-18.77
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 26,703,314 4.34 27,334,401-2.31
39 Plastics and articles thereof 82,535,220 13.40 89,833,388-8.12
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,655,652 1.08 5,864,52713.49
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 547-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 221,148 0.04 292,722-24.45
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 277 0.00 2,386-88.39
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,418,995 0.39 3,187,069-24.10
45 Cork and articles of cork 1 0.00 10.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 71-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,790,864 0.94 5,475,5885.76
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,050,028 0.17 1,124,760-6.64
50 Silk 5,411 0.00 0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 9,323 0.00 19,005-50.94
52 Cotton 26,043 0.00 26,426-1.45
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 208,659 0.03 119,58474.49
54 Man-made filaments 2,361,170 0.38 2,754,784-14.29
55 Man-made staple fibers 3,071,751 0.50 2,026,49851.58
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,343,125 0.22 1,567,791-14.33
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 6,209,720 1.01 6,546,637-5.15
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 179,985 0.03 178,5850.78
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3,537,599 0.57 2,919,99621.15
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,689,820 0.27 1,694,983-0.30
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 250,382 0.04 75,810230.28
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 168,585 0.03 140,40020.07
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 6,621,331 1.08 7,278,775-9.03
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5,364 0.00 1341,161.54
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,971 0.00 17,615-88.81
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 5,409 0.00 2,81492.22
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 1,194-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,384,512 0.22 1,756,890-21.20
69 Ceramic products 1,987,702 0.32 1,596,60524.50
70 Glass and glassware 5,601,286 0.91 5,857,947-4.38
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,456,763 0.24 5,976,496-75.63
72 Iron and steel 32,727,287 5.31 30,161,8358.51
73 Articles of iron or steel 10,446,230 1.70 6,754,21054.66
74 Copper and articles thereof 596,141 0.10 501,11618.96
75 Nickel and articles thereof 82,415 0.01 76,9337.13
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,502,748 0.24 1,150,27130.64
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,247 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 399,463 0.06 482,849-17.27
80 Tin and articles thereof 1,825,629 0.30 53,4403,316.22
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 299,243 0.05 1,592,571-81.21
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 530,382 0.09 701,131-24.35
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 959,402 0.16 1,539,859-37.70
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 54,371,309 8.83 69,171,456-21.40
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 31,005,951 5.03 15,174,389104.33
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 172,104 0.03 62,365175.96
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 25,457,689 4.13 28,083,664-9.35
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 90,606 0.01 426,787-78.77
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,839,504 1.27 3,784,382107.15
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 38,880-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 360-100.00
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 1,045,287 0.17 1,019,1442.57
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,335,727 0.22 1,453,554-8.11
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,221,599 0.69 4,844,601-12.86
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 127,660 0.02 0
SS Classified 11,341 0.00 39 680-71.42
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia