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

Russia’s Trade with Iraq

In the 3rd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Iraq was $45,734,788, down 44.19% ($36,208,427) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Iraq in the 3rd quarter of 2019 were $45,734,788, down 44.19% ($36,207,487) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Iraq in the 3rd quarter of 2019 were $0, down 100.00% ($940) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Iraq in the 3rd quarter of 2019 was $45,734,788, a 44.19% decrease ($36,206,547) over the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Iraq was Russia’s 105th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 89th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0276% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0476% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Iraq was Russia’s 91st largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 81st in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0443% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0730% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

There were no Russia’s imports from Iraq in the 3rd quarter of 2019, while in the 3rd quarter of 2018, Iraq was Russia’s 186th largest supplier, accounting for 0.0000% of Russia’s total imports.

Russia’s Exports to Iraq

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 43.37% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (20.39% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 25.44% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (3.47% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 19.53% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (8.02% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.47% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (1.98% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.91% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (1.70% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.03% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (0.56% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Iraq 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) - an increase of $8,047,698;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $7,729,335;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1,557,909;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1,069,555;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $798,042;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $529,613;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $451,738;
  • 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 $423,697;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $418,374;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $310,123;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $218,560;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $202,865;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $179,512;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $173,607.

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

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $4,442,142;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $703,804;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $665,347;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $223,192;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $216,210.
Russia’s exports to Iraq in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 45,103-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 128,490 0.28 220,360-41.69
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 9,042-100.00
10 Cereals 0 0.00 665,347-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 581,229 1.27 51,6161,026.06
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 4,442,142-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 77,693 0.17 15,231410.10
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,780,555 6.08 2,561,9958.53
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 239,191 0.52 219,0419.20
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,247 0.01 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,209,956 2.65 1,913,760-36.78
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 341,929 0.75 139,064145.88
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 14,472,077 31.64 6,424,379125.27
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,029 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,044,038 4.47 1,625,66425.74
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 15,315-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 200,457 0.44 20,945857.06
30 Pharmaceutical products 52,789 0.12 47,18211.88
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 11,388 0.02 1,783538.70
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 389,449 0.85 79,326390.95
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 79,216 0.17 2,0013,858.82
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 39,332 0.09 141,737-72.25
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 22,800 0.05 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 562,715 1.23 110,977407.06
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,543 0.02 30,891-72.34
40 Rubber and articles thereof 17,820 0.04 6,025195.77
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 8,070,474 17.65 6,512,56523.92
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 861,301 1.88 63,2591,261.55
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 180 0.00 117,900.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 1,069-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 328 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 33,214 0.07 4297,642.19
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,280 0.00 8,039-84.08
65 Headgear and parts thereof 294 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 2,810-100.00
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 37,053-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 1,628 0.00 217,838-99.25
72 Iron and steel 3,830,031 8.37 2,760,47638.75
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,745,203 16.94 15,86848,710.20
74 Copper and articles thereof 66 0.00 0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,258-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 3,518-100.00
78 Lead and articles thereof 126 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 50,903 0.11 24,752105.65
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7,791 0.02 39,454-80.25
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 812,195 1.78 1,035,387-21.56
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 671,010 1.47 247,313171.32
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 20,435 0.04 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 284,375 0.62 110,768156.73
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 17,767 0.04 42,395-58.09
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6,441 0.01 35,000-81.60
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 53,943 0.12 23,501129.53
SS Classified 1,860 0.00 51 970 596-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Iraq

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Iraq (100.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

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

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $940.
Russia’s imports from Iraq in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
72 Iron and steel 0 - 940-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia