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

Russia’s Trade with Italy

In the 3rd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Italy was $6,351,280,481, down 10.35% ($733,134,621) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Italy in the 3rd quarter of 2019 were $3,510,641,055, down 20.63% ($912,768,855) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Italy in the 3rd quarter of 2019 totaled $2,840,639,426, up 6.75% ($179,634,234) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Italy in the 3rd quarter of 2019 was $670,001,629, a 61.98% decrease ($1,092,403,089) over the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Italy was Russia’s 6th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 3.8290% of Russia’s total trade (down from 4.1171% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Italy was Russia’s 8th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 7th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 3.3977% of Russia’s total exports (down from 3.9426% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Italy was Russia’s 5th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 4.5415% of Russia’s total imports (up from 4.4442% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Italy

The major share of Russian exports to Italy 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) - 81.07% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (87.14% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.64% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (7.84% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.76% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (0.98% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.38% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (1.15% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.33% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (1.36% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Italy 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) - an increase of $123,707,900;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $13,319,038.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Italy 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 $1,012,290,973;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $20,242,767.
Russia’s exports to Italy in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
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 704,014 0.02 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 396,496 0.01 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,327,566 0.12 8,455,889-48.82
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 86,479 0.00 4,6641,754.18
10 Cereals 3,197,392 0.09 8,277,006-61.37
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 55,492 0.00 22,359148.19
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,344,661 0.07 1,339,17875.08
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 22,500-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,238,166 0.06 1,971,98313.50
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 189,558 0.01 71,440165.34
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 276,779 0.01 52,105431.19
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,489 0.00 14,958-90.05
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 38,607 0.00 66,246-41.72
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 30,623 0.00 228,255-86.58
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 217,467 0.01 1,010,074-78.47
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 13,812,985 0.39 5,702,794142.21
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 51,657 0.00 32,45659.16
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,291,463 0.07 601,134281.19
26 Ores, slag and ash 2,936,920 0.08 1,006,586191.77
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,840,738,680 80.92 3,853,029,653-26.27
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,574,597 0.13 5,166,497-11.46
29 Organic chemicals 2,578,606 0.07 3,346,739-22.95
30 Pharmaceutical products 998,506 0.03 1,411,898-29.28
31 Fertilizers 12,211,438 0.35 4,271,621185.87
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,662,470 0.05 1,546,4467.50
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 574,604 0.02 208,708175.31
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 533,702 0.02 845,118-36.85
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 507 0.00 132284.09
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 6,904 0.00 88,026-92.16
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 5,960 0.00 5,26313.24
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,716,197 0.05 1,403,05222.32
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9,787,251 0.28 16,913,808-42.13
40 Rubber and articles thereof 13,802,012 0.39 15,680,823-11.98
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 4,451,249 0.13 5,357,707-16.92
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 361,020 0.01 337,8076.87
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 415,060 0.01 736,467-43.64
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 23,773,760 0.68 28,160,227-15.58
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 24-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 185,197 0.01 1,204,072-84.62
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 22,612,462 0.64 30,687,137-26.31
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 68,062 0.00 31,781114.16
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 224,522 0.01 53,209321.96
52 Cotton 82,413 0.00 191,910-57.06
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 38,816 0.00 19,85895.47
54 Man-made filaments 248,163 0.01 373,646-33.58
55 Man-made staple fibers 105,081 0.00 2,3114,446.99
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 110,521 0.00 759,053-85.44
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4 0.00 157-97.45
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3 0.00 9,116-99.97
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 278,853 0.01 216,57428.76
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 967,286 0.03 1,258,942-23.17
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 277,382 0.01 430,447-35.56
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 762,276 0.02 989,224-22.94
65 Headgear and parts thereof 7,606 0.00 4,57666.22
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 5-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 433,030 0.01 651,099-33.49
69 Ceramic products 190,180 0.01 766,262-75.18
70 Glass and glassware 3,203,022 0.09 2,530,75726.56
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 167,048,582 4.76 43,340,682285.43
72 Iron and steel 245,682,786 7.00 265,925,553-7.61
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,182,588 0.06 2,344,545-6.91
74 Copper and articles thereof 13,835,618 0.39 516,5802,578.31
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,317,295 0.07 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 72,789,198 2.07 74,056,998-1.71
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,056,081 0.03 2,621,369-59.71
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 171,909 0.00 211,821-18.84
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 512,301 0.01 975,653-47.49
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,905,602 0.34 10,632,76711.97
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 2,639,535 0.08 3,329,190-20.72
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 304,308 0.01 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,287,774 0.04 690,71886.44
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 6,112,338-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 767,876 0.02 943,588-18.62
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 15,235 0.00 6362,295.44
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 881 0.00 49,258-98.21
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 2,783,074 0.08 3,539,691-21.38
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 191,546 0.01 174,01810.07
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,450 0.00 3,058-52.58
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 21 0.00 5,998-99.65
SS Classified 3,962,179 0.11 365 670983.54

Russia’s Imports from Italy

The major share of Russian imports from Italy 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) - 42.98% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (43.11% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 22.72% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (19.27% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 10.26% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (11.75% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.01% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (9.60% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.65% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (6.28% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.22% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (1.47% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Italy 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 $98,149,869;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $58,444,977;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $17,134,141;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $13,398,993;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $12,791,186;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $8,978,399;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $8,692,391.

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

  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $14,127,777;
  • 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) - a decrease of $11,960,728;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $9,000,367.
Russia’s imports from Italy in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
01 Live animals 261,968 0.01 150,64873.89
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,008,340 0.04 1,418,659-28.92
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 224,664 0.01 88,377154.21
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 3,311,754 0.12 17,439,531-81.01
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 696-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 27,363,113 0.96 24,101,73213.53
10 Cereals 948,271 0.03 323,692192.95
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,043,515 0.04 799,71430.49
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 466,994 0.02 837,675-44.25
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,162,906 0.04 976,18719.13
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 122,318 0.00 17,241609.46
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 15,033,520 0.53 15,375,528-2.22
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,773,200 0.06 3,838,369-53.80
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,916,668 0.14 2,656,07847.46
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 12,631,796 0.44 13,023,282-3.01
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 19,422,253 0.68 19,336,6200.44
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 10,620,676 0.37 11,739,659-9.53
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 10,906,763 0.38 9,811,77411.16
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 105,568,993 3.72 92,777,80713.79
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 17,718,262 0.62 14,328,93623.65
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 22,331,481 0.79 26,341,656-15.22
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 849,775 0.03 1,096,290-22.49
26 Ores, slag and ash 188,702 0.01 54,852244.02
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,668,068 0.13 4,971,672-26.22
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,035,898 0.07 1,756,19815.93
29 Organic chemicals 27,858,066 0.98 19,165,67545.35
30 Pharmaceutical products 247,558,607 8.71 149,408,73865.69
31 Fertilizers 170,524 0.01 518,708-67.13
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 47,545,433 1.67 42,131,65812.85
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 87,222,583 3.07 82,801,2755.34
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 17,322,479 0.61 18,834,588-8.03
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 6,868,869 0.24 8,840,629-22.30
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 981,236 0.03 731,42234.15
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 329,869 0.01 543,491-39.31
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 41,411,984 1.46 35,939,61915.23
39 Plastics and articles thereof 135,492,123 4.77 122,093,13010.97
40 Rubber and articles thereof 30,631,146 1.08 29,967,7292.21
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 2,404,433 0.08 2,625,910-8.43
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 40,019,642 1.41 39,838,6200.45
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 11,290,721 0.40 13,811,160-18.25
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,176,911 0.22 9,804,033-37.00
45 Cork and articles of cork 6,017 0.00 5,38011.84
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 27,765 0.00 11,261146.56
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 31,795 0.00 23,33136.28
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 24,012,316 0.85 21,834,2309.98
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,423,300 0.16 7,330,316-39.66
50 Silk 201,132 0.01 187,9547.01
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 3,930,899 0.14 2,435,79761.38
52 Cotton 1,219,784 0.04 2,118,302-42.42
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 189,013 0.01 226,433-16.53
54 Man-made filaments 2,016,813 0.07 3,822,860-47.24
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,892,864 0.07 2,690,202-29.64
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5,425,262 0.19 7,575,513-28.38
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,034,563 0.04 1,187,022-12.84
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 741,610 0.03 868,274-14.59
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3,301,701 0.12 3,598,437-8.25
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,865,394 0.07 2,312,956-19.35
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 68,309,709 2.40 68,128,7780.27
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 90,614,217 3.19 98,681,607-8.18
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,175,498 0.11 2,993,1556.09
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 101,513,971 3.57 110,514,338-8.14
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5,747,531 0.20 5,225,8829.98
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 127,454 0.00 106,37919.81
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 78,590 0.00 32,342143.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 12,405,622 0.44 8,075,25653.63
69 Ceramic products 23,872,409 0.84 21,968,1318.67
70 Glass and glassware 4,915,604 0.17 5,862,991-16.16
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 22,852,919 0.80 22,851,4120.01
72 Iron and steel 8,600,349 0.30 9,658,989-10.96
73 Articles of iron or steel 104,092,282 3.66 86,958,14119.70
74 Copper and articles thereof 18,318,688 0.64 18,453,377-0.73
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,150,608 0.04 696,79465.13
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 19,230,401 0.68 14,779,72130.11
78 Lead and articles thereof 90,146 0.00 24,709264.83
79 Zinc and articles thereof 130,511 0.00 51,587152.99
80 Tin and articles thereof 4,345 0.00 626,908.06
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 284,496 0.01 371,644-23.45
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 11,491,476 0.40 11,717,669-1.93
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 25,647,693 0.90 24,494,6624.71
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 932,085,966 32.81 873,640,9896.69
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 151,778,541 5.34 148,617,6272.13
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 2,103,911 0.07 1,419,04548.26
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 64,371,433 2.27 69,052,751-6.78
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 12,201,203 0.43 5,198,966134.69
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 58,240,164 2.05 49,261,76518.23
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 468,186 0.02 436,0077.38
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 322,762 0.01 142,971125.75
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 50,940,899 1.79 62,901,627-19.01
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8,236,573 0.29 14,335,555-42.54
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 7,557,715 0.27 6,965,7738.50
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 160,981 0.01 267,448-39.81
SS Classified 13,331,821 0.47 20 569 516-35.19
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia