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Russian trade in goods with France in Q4 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 France in the fourth quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with France

In the 4th quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with France totaled $4,686,103,536, up 4.09% ($183,986,341) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to France in the 4th quarter of 2019 were $1,833,916,132, down 21.74% ($509,550,793) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from France in the 4th quarter of 2019 totaled $2,852,187,404, up 32.13% ($693,537,134) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade balance with France went from a surplus of $184,816,655 in the 4th quarter of 2018, to a deficit of $1,018,271,272 in the 4th quarter of 2019.

France was Russia’s 13th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2019 (down from 12th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 2.6053% of Russia’s total trade (up from 2.4097% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

France was Russia’s 16th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2019 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 1.6398% of Russia’s total exports (down from 1.8824% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

France was Russia’s 6th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2019 (up from 7th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 4.1927% of Russia’s total imports (up from 3.4625% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to France

The major share of Russian exports to France in the 4th quarter of 2019 (and in the 4th quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 86.41% of Russia’s total exports to France (89.76% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.04% of Russia’s total exports to France (2.16% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.54% of Russia’s total exports to France (2.36% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.44% of Russia’s total exports to France (1.91% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.24% of Russia’s total exports to France (1.30% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to France in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $25,978,706;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $6,493,699.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to France in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th 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 $487,686,012;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $30,857,566;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $7,340,107;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $6,195,245.
Russia’s exports to France in the 4th quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2019
over Q4 2018
01 Live animals 252,768 0.01 67,067276.89
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 624,883 0.03 1,322,726-52.76
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,560 0.00 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 341,580-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 49,466 0.00 29,42868.09
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 455,017 0.02 513,207-11.34
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,009 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,165 0.00 86,938-98.66
10 Cereals 135,514 0.01 1,100,350-87.68
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 31,165 0.00 14,850109.87
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 33,364 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,579 0.00 572,911-99.72
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 13,871-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 377-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 491-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 7,890-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 1,960-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,002,049 0.05 940,9796.49
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 323,605 0.02 149,733116.12
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 8,519,641 0.46 2,025,942320.53
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 969,895 0.05 1,329,163-27.03
26 Ores, slag and ash 5,168,138 0.28 36,025,704-85.65
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,578,531,220 86.07 2,066,217,232-23.60
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 40,830,160 2.23 14,851,454174.92
29 Organic chemicals 8,365,434 0.46 12,933,998-35.32
30 Pharmaceutical products 18,412 0.00 55,397-66.76
31 Fertilizers 11,154,339 0.61 11,302,116-1.31
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 15,264 0.00 23,430-34.85
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,174,689 0.06 863,57736.03
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 36,189 0.00 35810,008.66
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 249 0.00 83,012.50
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 11,670-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 4,298 0.00 12,013-64.22
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 667,256 0.04 916,678-27.21
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,485,182 0.08 1,012,35446.71
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,253,790 0.56 8,620,95118.94
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 51,109 0.00 61,085-16.33
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,166,057 0.06 788,53247.88
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 167,616 0.01 163,5712.47
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 21,429,642 1.17 28,769,749-25.51
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 87 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 148,936 0.01 202,478-26.44
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,058,994 0.06 1,068,932-0.93
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 21,643 0.00 382,137-94.34
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 76,340 0.00 43,21976.64
54 Man-made filaments 26,603 0.00 29,925-11.10
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 73 0.00 245,329-99.97
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 321 0.00 3055.25
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 425 0.00 39989.74
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 428,429 0.02 370,77315.55
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 953,740 0.05 565,30668.71
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,693,985 0.15 2,724,149-1.11
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,030,302 0.06 1,226,848-16.02
65 Headgear and parts thereof 67,579 0.00 18,607263.19
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1 0.00 675-99.85
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 75,755 0.00 15,475389.53
69 Ceramic products 45,721 0.00 54,060-15.43
70 Glass and glassware 3,974,785 0.22 4,284,593-7.23
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 262,490 0.01 221,33718.59
72 Iron and steel 28,332,673 1.54 34,527,918-17.94
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,893,148 0.16 2,543,80813.73
74 Copper and articles thereof 180,001 0.01 195,843-8.09
75 Nickel and articles thereof 72,477 0.00 854,741-91.52
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,843,040 0.32 10,257,854-43.04
78 Lead and articles thereof 35,695 0.00 34,2614.19
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 9,050,138 0.49 6,722,24534.63
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 17,768 0.00 176,902-89.96
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 93,119 0.01 89,3064.27
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 28,472,672 1.55 29,904,073-4.79
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 6,789,008 0.37 6,500,4894.44
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 0 0.00 820,201-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,309,914 0.29 2,202,101141.13
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 1,000-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,141,098 0.23 5,226,233-20.76
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 73,906 0.00 36,467102.67
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 8,323 0.00 25,861-67.82
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 5,004,298 0.27 1,322,039278.53
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 140,426 0.01 144,687-2.94
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 111,809 0.01 15,459623.26
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 2,626-100.00
SS Classified 33,554,686 1.83 39 259 284-14.53

Russia’s Imports from France

The major share of Russian imports from France in the 4th quarter of 2019 (and in the 4th quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 36.90% of Russia’s total imports from France (38.67% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 20.30% of Russia’s total imports from France (29.30% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.67% of Russia’s total imports from France (10.69% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.51% of Russia’s total imports from France (3.11% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.94% of Russia’s total imports from France (1.27% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from France in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $203,083,091;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $18,956,006;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $17,486,090;
  • 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 $16,614,837;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $8,693,230.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from France in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th 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 $60,176,880;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $18,411,861;
  • 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 $16,147,457.
Russia’s imports from France in the 4th quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2019
over Q4 2018
01 Live animals 271,628 0.01 250,1158.60
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 168,816 0.01 249,046-32.21
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 7,208,514 0.25 4,877,96547.78
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 152,349 0.01 170,859-10.83
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 570,114 0.02 1,524,189-62.60
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 6,554 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 4,366 0.00 988341.90
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,190,484 0.04 985,80620.76
10 Cereals 2,459,420 0.09 2,100,47417.09
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 891,043 0.03 1,537,438-42.04
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 13,853,588 0.49 11,664,78118.76
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 5,791,522 0.20 4,847,80219.47
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 15,960 0.00 27,617-42.21
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,256,013 0.04 1,649,787-23.87
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,636,379 0.06 778,766110.12
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5,070,874 0.18 4,968,7942.05
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 9,945,665 0.35 10,464,349-4.96
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,758,589 0.24 6,586,4402.61
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 6,386,221 0.22 6,311,5181.18
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12,691,062 0.44 11,498,55710.37
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 139,864,352 4.90 131,171,1226.63
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 27,901,028 0.98 27,942,516-0.15
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,266,276 0.11 1,082,904201.62
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,440,883 0.16 3,707,50119.78
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 30-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 8,175,743 0.29 10,014,948-18.36
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 51,690,040 1.81 56,323,327-8.23
29 Organic chemicals 59,118,556 2.07 77,530,417-23.75
30 Pharmaceutical products 389,117,996 13.64 186,034,905109.16
31 Fertilizers 298,173 0.01 6,7014,349.68
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 18,191,100 0.64 15,596,22916.64
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 264,375,665 9.27 245,419,6597.72
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 54,556,639 1.91 37,941,80243.79
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 26,158,811 0.92 19,487,23934.24
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 665,365 0.02 1,877,832-64.57
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 246,111 0.01 414,896-40.68
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 89,268,116 3.13 87,349,2722.20
39 Plastics and articles thereof 72,306,063 2.54 80,384,031-10.05
40 Rubber and articles thereof 26,460,222 0.93 26,318,8860.54
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 2,305 0.00 136,439-98.31
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 15,509,060 0.54 13,205,33417.45
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,715,684 0.06 2,250,713-23.77
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,447,111 0.09 3,584,297-31.73
45 Cork and articles of cork 526,241 0.02 279,03488.59
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 7,330 0.00 1,923281.18
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 8,311 0.00 6,27332.49
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 18,994,024 0.67 21,597,569-12.05
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,922,401 0.17 1,869,000163.37
50 Silk 8,992 0.00 218,523-95.89
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 1,696 0.00 22,386-92.42
52 Cotton 255,670 0.01 303,736-15.82
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 6,454 0.00 6,658-3.06
54 Man-made filaments 377,528 0.01 525,829-28.20
55 Man-made staple fibers 437,280 0.02 631,099-30.71
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,123,679 0.04 1,239,026-9.31
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,277,704 0.04 781,85663.42
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 325,301 0.01 388,593-16.29
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 656,007 0.02 868,466-24.46
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 160,112 0.01 115,33838.82
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,802,557 0.06 2,036,850-11.50
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 8,175,963 0.29 7,599,0477.59
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 967,398 0.03 1,448,890-33.23
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 737,288 0.03 629,81317.06
65 Headgear and parts thereof 221,523 0.01 260,781-15.05
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 8,883 0.00 89,309-90.05
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 29,944 0.00 4,198613.29
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,265,477 0.11 3,389,110-3.65
69 Ceramic products 2,029,000 0.07 2,892,958-29.86
70 Glass and glassware 18,195,138 0.64 18,236,302-0.23
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 7,469,398 0.26 6,685,22611.73
72 Iron and steel 13,210,334 0.46 9,417,16940.28
73 Articles of iron or steel 27,448,590 0.96 32,771,536-16.24
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,039,294 0.11 1,674,53381.50
75 Nickel and articles thereof 5,561,640 0.19 3,901,16842.56
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 10,824,534 0.38 7,301,90248.24
78 Lead and articles thereof 5,667 0.00 780,857.14
79 Zinc and articles thereof 166,651 0.01 162,3832.63
80 Tin and articles thereof 57,863 0.00 52,14610.96
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,062,842 0.04 793,92433.87
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,460,906 0.16 4,664,144-4.36
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,707,637 0.20 6,357,712-10.22
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 244,292,521 8.57 304,469,401-19.76
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 139,266,098 4.88 155,413,555-10.39
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 725,828 0.03 113,839537.59
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 98,100,319 3.44 93,258,2415.19
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 46,659 0.00 154,772-69.85
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 96,542,634 3.38 79,056,54422.12
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 297,386 0.01 372,454-20.15
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 481,473 0.02 225,737113.29
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 9,695,967 0.34 10,548,592-8.08
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,496,652 0.12 2,040,40071.37
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,501,006 0.19 5,909,109-6.91
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 132,258 0.00 16,968679.46
SS Classified 777,966,886 27.28 269 569 950188.60
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia