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

Russia’s Trade with Greece

In the 3rd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Greece totaled $1,254,672,654, up 10.41% ($118,310,109) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Greece in the 3rd quarter of 2019 totaled $1,187,786,492, up 11.86% ($125,924,262) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Greece in the 3rd quarter of 2019 were $66,886,162, down 10.22% ($7,614,153) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Greece in the 3rd quarter of 2019 was $1,120,900,330, a 13.52% increase ($133,538,415) over the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Greece was Russia’s 27th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 30th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.7564% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.6604% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Greece was Russia’s 19th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 26th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 1.1496% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.9464% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Greece was Russia’s 67th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 61st in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1069% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1244% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Greece

The major share of Russian exports to Greece 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) - 92.98% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (91.32% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.02% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (4.83% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.10% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (2.46% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Greece 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) - an increase of $134,794,089;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $5,520,495.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $12,533,237;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $5,912,286.
Russia’s exports to Greece in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,452 0.00 512183.59
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,012 0.00 0
10 Cereals 11,622,440 0.98 24,155,677-51.89
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 39,632 0.00 22,56375.65
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 15,885 0.00 14,5958.84
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 854,959 0.07 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 294,586 0.02 198,02248.76
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 9,865 0.00 3093,092.56
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,413 0.00 2,69863.57
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 17,958 0.00 1,2191,373.17
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 804 0.00 1,117-28.02
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 159,941 0.01 124,31128.66
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 1,613,491-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 305 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 107,765 0.01 234,442-54.03
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,104,253,771 92.97 969,459,68213.90
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,394,216 0.12 515,051170.69
29 Organic chemicals 559,907 0.05 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 161,258 0.01 1,43511,137.49
31 Fertilizers 3,504,506 0.30 3,879,926-9.68
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 29,777 0.00 8,135266.04
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7,115 0.00 0
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 14,049 0.00 4233,221.28
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 22,871-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 34,853 0.00 30,65413.70
39 Plastics and articles thereof 126,935 0.01 197,568-35.75
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,207,162 0.10 811,53748.75
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 1,747-100.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 74,439 0.01 36,726102.69
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,299,077 0.28 4,257,595-22.51
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 69 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,206,788 0.27 2,483,95629.10
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 47,221 0.00 30,92652.69
52 Cotton 0 0.00 14,529-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 362,094 0.03 264,90036.69
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 146-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,507 0.00 2,138-29.51
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,372 0.00 2,672-48.65
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 54 0.00 42,222-99.87
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 26 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 159 0.00 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 237 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 186,654 0.02 148,87225.38
69 Ceramic products 2,481 0.00 34,322-92.77
70 Glass and glassware 2,975,968 0.25 924,250221.99
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 18-100.00
72 Iron and steel 6,177,389 0.52 5,553,83911.23
73 Articles of iron or steel 141,015 0.01 29,230382.43
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,464,646 0.38 10,376,932-56.98
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 36,985,923 3.11 31,465,42817.54
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 3,405,822-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 718 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 865 0.00 467,788-99.82
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,710,544 0.14 221,236673.18
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 3,249,063 0.27 54,5875,852.08
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 8,552 0.00 32,419-73.62
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 58,531 0.00 2,7662,016.09
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 580,000-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 339,002 0.03 62,678440.86
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 1,840-100.00
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 61,148 0.01 27,357123.52
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 18 0.00 33,795-99.95
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,355 0.00 5,256-74.22
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4,011 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Greece

The major share of Russian imports from Greece 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) - 32.48% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (30.06% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 16.18% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (15.38% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 12.39% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (11.55% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.88% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (16.64% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.11% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (5.07% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.50% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (1.08% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.94% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (1.05% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Greece 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 $1,244,283;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $870,965;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $478,155;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $347,467;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $273,181;
  • 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 $241,009.

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $2,561,048;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $1,309,547;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $1,187,787;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $882,824;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $861,702;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $755,734;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $621,055;
  • 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 $607,851;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $422,013;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - a decrease of $415,985;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $268,359;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $256,547;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $220,574.
Russia’s imports from Greece in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 34-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 52,108 0.08 51,8740.45
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,831 0.00 8,340-66.06
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,426,161 2.13 1,848,174-22.83
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 9,264 0.01 10,182-9.02
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 59,734 0.09 41,66943.35
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 144,918 0.22 135,4636.98
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 344,185 0.51 403,731-14.75
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,796,126 4.18 4,105,673-31.90
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 149,964 0.22 106,73340.50
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,204,952 1.80 1,362,574-11.57
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,758,586 2.63 4,319,634-59.29
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,674,055 2.50 803,090108.45
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 998 0.00 1,294-22.87
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 213,395 0.32 362,416-41.12
29 Organic chemicals 3,344 0.00 9,536-64.93
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,233,839 9.32 4,989,55624.94
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,900,630 4.34 3,783,454-23.33
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,314,267 1.96 1,935,322-32.09
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 697,310 1.04 456,30152.82
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,172 0.00 7,218-56.05
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,043,456 6.05 3,695,9899.40
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,273,842 9.38 7,135,544-12.08
40 Rubber and articles thereof 43,140 0.06 23,05287.14
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 13,813 0.02 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,194 0.00 5,967-63.23
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 11,887,961 17.77 12,303,946-3.38
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 11,920 0.02 21,235-43.87
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 1,867 0.00 3,358-44.40
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 301,501 0.45 415,026-27.35
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 311,597 0.47 343,672-9.33
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 68,581 0.10 0
52 Cotton 43,619 0.07 16,788159.82
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 7 0.00 31-77.42
54 Man-made filaments 109,237 0.16 289,988-62.33
55 Man-made staple fibers 14,932 0.02 5,834155.95
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 119,147 0.18 874,881-86.38
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 200,947 0.30 316,987-36.61
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 96,704 0.14 224,067-56.84
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 8,150 0.01 6,35028.35
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 171,359 0.26 209,739-18.30
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 565,212 0.85 821,759-31.22
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 378,090 0.57 491,604-23.09
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 45,735 0.07 34,35533.12
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 259,346 0.39 479,920-45.96
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,371 0.00 2,748-50.11
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 2,143-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 693 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 961,972 1.44 1,230,331-21.81
69 Ceramic products 4,805 0.01 5,711-15.86
70 Glass and glassware 4,479 0.01 2,60971.67
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 10,203 0.02 9,08512.31
72 Iron and steel 239,855 0.36 106,169125.92
73 Articles of iron or steel 318,363 0.48 216,96846.73
74 Copper and articles thereof 5,713,189 8.54 5,791,904-1.36
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,782,140 2.66 2,969,927-39.99
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 3,494-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 6,505 0.01 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,629,968 3.93 2,151,81322.22
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 134,479 0.20 221,454-39.27
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,162,850 4.73 3,259,958-2.98
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 4,608,806 6.89 5,216,657-11.65
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 182,804 0.27 89,171105.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 35,958 0.05 20,87472.26
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 293,850 0.44 20,6691,321.69
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,448 0.01 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 278,810 0.42 300,281-7.15
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 342,671 0.51 322,5566.24
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 138,054 0.21 93,06248.35
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 68,693 0.10 0
SS Classified 0 0.00 371-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia