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

Russia’s Trade with Israel

In the 3rd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Israel was $496,920,364, down 20.88% ($131,142,880) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Israel in the 3rd quarter of 2019 were $338,623,513, down 30.37% ($147,727,938) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Israel in the 3rd quarter of 2019 totaled $158,296,851, up 11.70% ($16,585,058) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Israel in the 3rd quarter of 2019 was $180,326,662, a 47.68% decrease ($164,312,996) over the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Israel was Russia’s 51st largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 42nd in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.2996% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.3650% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Israel was Russia’s 48th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 41st in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.3277% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.4335% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Israel was Russia’s 48th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 50th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.2531% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.2367% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Israel

The major share of Russian exports to Israel 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) - 28.00% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (30.89% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 23.86% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (16.46% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 19.57% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (29.80% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 16.14% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (14.59% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.67% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (3.48% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.43% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (3.27% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.68% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (1.10% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

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

  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $8,008,106;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $2,841,498;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $1,599,987;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $1,098,879;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $1,090,773.

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

  • 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 $78,658,646;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $63,393,835;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $9,963,098;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $7,388,495;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $2,514,097;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $1,490,535.
Russia’s exports to Israel in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
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 141,862 0.04 42,114236.85
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 57,238 0.02 83,031-31.06
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 12-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 568,677 0.17 435,30630.64
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 8,551 0.00 1,078693.23
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,048,083 0.31 697,28350.31
10 Cereals 69,120,679 20.41 68,623,9540.72
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 331,152 0.10 734,604-54.92
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 67,013 0.02 79,474-15.68
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,234,254 0.96 2,468,26931.03
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 7,217 0.00 75,052-90.38
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 128,938 0.04 183,344-29.67
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 962,996 0.28 887,9548.45
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 606,088 0.18 539,42212.36
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,182,110 0.35 879,04634.48
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,985,179 0.59 2,360,313-15.89
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,067,952 0.32 1,543,239-30.80
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 324,840-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 268,163 0.08 81,650228.43
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 8,008,778 2.37 6721,191,682.44
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 86,820,968 25.64 150,214,803-42.20
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,912,412 0.86 1,821,63959.88
29 Organic chemicals 148,339 0.04 147,6340.48
30 Pharmaceutical products 13,341 0.00 9,29343.56
31 Fertilizers 10,225,783 3.02 8,625,79618.55
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 31,129 0.01 4,979525.21
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 87,492 0.03 25,957237.07
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 290,955 0.09 2,22212,994.28
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 10 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,958,293 0.87 4,448,828-33.50
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,239,429 0.66 1,823,38822.82
40 Rubber and articles thereof 287,803 0.08 52454,824.24
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 9,170-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 518 0.00 4,497-88.48
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 11,607,973 3.43 8,766,47532.41
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 40-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,140,863 0.34 1,342,088-14.99
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,197,641 1.53 5,477,004-5.10
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 435,555 0.13 334,26830.30
52 Cotton 9 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 9 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,066-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 98 0.00 13653.85
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 259 0.00 47,540-99.46
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 27 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 21,971 0.01 17,61024.76
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6,230 0.00 40,396-84.58
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 46,217 0.01 6,763583.38
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,516 0.00 5,142-70.52
65 Headgear and parts thereof 219 0.00 29655.17
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 2,060-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,631,091 0.48 1,206,56935.18
69 Ceramic products 34,997 0.01 11,530203.53
70 Glass and glassware 53,192 0.02 49,7636.89
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 66,263,879 19.57 144,922,525-54.28
72 Iron and steel 30,722,975 9.07 40,686,073-24.49
73 Articles of iron or steel 219,008 0.06 221,324-1.05
74 Copper and articles thereof 571 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 18,682,415 5.52 26,070,910-28.34
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4,982,484 1.47 3,883,60528.30
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,748 0.00 57,215-93.45
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 39,608 0.01 51,797-23.53
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 621,984 0.18 831,708-25.22
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 999,826 0.30 1,532,872-34.77
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 109,177 0.03 21,413409.86
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 2,514,097-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 578,538 0.17 432,93033.63
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 23 0.00 489-95.30
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 600 0.00 2,920-79.45
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 306,718 0.09 198,56954.46
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 80,527 0.02 70,97113.46
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 19,140 0.01 6,884178.04
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,020 0.00 0
SS Classified 0 0.00 356 406-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Israel

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 46.37% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (40.98% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 24.97% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (29.86% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.28% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (11.36% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.38% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (5.93% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.33% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (5.09% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.17% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (1.18% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.45% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (1.61% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

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

  • 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 $9,249,516;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $4,598,416;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $3,190,930;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,552,377;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2,425,055;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $1,887,776;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $1,331,362;
  • 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 $723,384;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $529,436.

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $2,251,678;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $1,595,456;
  • 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 $1,573,494;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1,466,621;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $1,178,495;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $1,049,654.
Russia’s imports from Israel in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
01 Live animals 190,692 0.12 257,860-26.05
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 917 0.00 168,962-99.46
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 6,030-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 826,774 0.52 1,876,428-55.94
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,989,413 1.89 2,818,4676.07
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 6,019,256 3.80 4,131,48045.69
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 204,660 0.13 203,9690.34
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 869,312 0.55 732,17318.73
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 5,165 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 171,563 0.11 10,1771,585.79
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 51,763 0.03 520,889-90.06
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,136 0.00 4,722-75.94
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 174,046 0.11 226,665-23.21
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,426,497 3.43 4,095,13532.51
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 693,658 0.44 752,462-7.81
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 230,124 0.15 299,848-23.25
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,378,982 0.87 1,495,253-7.78
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 472,364 0.30 183,185157.86
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,195,648 1.39 2,399,794-8.51
29 Organic chemicals 1,191,995 0.75 2,658,616-55.16
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,421,994 4.69 9,673,672-23.28
31 Fertilizers 2,428 0.00 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,398,972 2.15 4,994,428-31.94
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,709,212 4.24 6,630,0851.19
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 2,649,196 1.67 2,623,3490.99
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 22,654 0.01 23,537-3.75
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 200,491 0.13 129,42054.92
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 353,005 0.22 242,11745.80
39 Plastics and articles thereof 15,036,725 9.50 12,611,67019.23
40 Rubber and articles thereof 351,504 0.22 331,1186.16
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 263,932 0.17 82,306220.67
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,323 0.00 76,323-98.27
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 2,989-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 619,642 0.39 779,674-20.53
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 110,780 0.07 104,3866.13
52 Cotton 635,381 0.40 750,593-15.35
54 Man-made filaments 81,991 0.05 305,220-73.14
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5,200,191 3.29 5,252,519-1.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 22,783-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 297,466 0.19 596,074-50.10
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 40,311 0.03 28,04243.75
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 45,031 0.03 10,425331.95
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 71,177 0.04 48,17147.76
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 455,601 0.29 200,918126.76
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 18,621 0.01 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 133 0.00 561-76.29
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,248 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 799,054 0.50 901,611-11.37
69 Ceramic products 354,512 0.22 205,20772.76
70 Glass and glassware 233,939 0.15 197,82818.25
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 707,150 0.45 2,280,644-68.99
72 Iron and steel 8,001 0.01 3,295142.82
73 Articles of iron or steel 576,942 0.36 743,958-22.45
74 Copper and articles thereof 532,575 0.34 3,13916,866.39
75 Nickel and articles thereof 15,793 0.01 5528,614.55
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 73,818 0.05 414,044-82.17
78 Lead and articles thereof 300 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 10,036 0.01 2,151366.57
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 10,323,987 6.52 7,133,05744.73
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 133,480 0.08 107,10524.63
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13,200,731 8.34 10,648,35423.97
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 37,450,875 23.66 28,201,35932.80
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 211,673 0.13 1,390,168-84.77
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 229,893 0.15 112,859103.70
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 22,316,017 14.10 17,717,60125.95
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 774 0.00 218255.05
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 3,684,530 2.33 2,961,14624.43
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 333,348 0.21 83,805297.77
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 10,799 0.01 10,4683.16
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 21,263-100.00
SS Classified 5,650 0.00 209 963-97.31
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia