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

Russia’s Trade with Iraq

In the 4th quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Iraq was $29,446,283, down 58.29% ($41,143,423) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Iraq in the 4th quarter of 2019 were $29,443,671, down 58.26% ($41,094,367) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Iraq in the 4th quarter of 2019 were $2,612, down 94.94% ($49,056) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Iraq in the 4th quarter of 2019 was $29,441,059, a 58.23% decrease ($41,045,311) over the 4th quarter of 2018.

Iraq was Russia’s 112th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2019 (down from 96th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0164% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0378% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Iraq was Russia’s 95th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2019 (down from 84th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0263% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0567% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Iraq was Russia’s 185th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2019 (down from 163rd in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0000% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0001% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Iraq

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 30.29% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (13.72% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 25.30% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (8.63% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 19.20% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (11.02% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.71% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (1.22% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.80% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (1.31% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.97% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (3.37% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

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

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2,298,300;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1,383,952;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $1,374,003;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,236,571;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,044,166;
  • 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 $754,834;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $369,944;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $316,449;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $311,654;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $304,243;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $217,602.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $4,442,763;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $1,206,288;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1,061,897;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $619,043;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $469,570;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $205,396;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $121,751;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $119,902;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $119,526.
Russia’s exports to Iraq in the 4th quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2019
over Q4 2018
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 480,798 1.63 110,854333.72
10 Cereals 50,329 0.17 1,112,226-95.47
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 374,915 1.27 157,313138.32
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 41,450 0.14 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 17,384-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 44,135 0.15 32,22836.95
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,702,544 12.58 2,328,54159.01
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 503,552 1.71 623,454-19.23
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 61,300 0.21 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,046,045 3.55 1,515,615-30.98
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 134,768 0.46 96,82739.18
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,477,673 8.41 3,683,961-32.74
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,640 0.01 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,757,204 5.97 2,376,247-26.05
29 Organic chemicals 483 0.00 15,120-96.81
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,388,257 4.71 151,686815.22
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 205,396-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 24,398 0.08 23,4324.12
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 456,692 1.55 145,038214.88
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 78,124 0.27 54144,574.07
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 67,349 0.23 189,100-64.38
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 468,337 1.59 164,094185.41
39 Plastics and articles thereof 90,754 0.31 13,467573.90
40 Rubber and articles thereof 16,933 0.06 19,324-12.37
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7,079,693 24.04 5,695,74124.30
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 369,609 1.26 390,164-5.27
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 291 0.00 3,875-92.49
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 29,077 0.10 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,232 0.01 1,54944.09
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 6,507-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 9,950 0.03 1,024871.68
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 5,405-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 97,694 0.33 165,521-40.98
72 Iron and steel 3,274,977 11.12 7,717,740-57.57
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,345,380 7.97 47,0804,881.69
74 Copper and articles thereof 651 0.00 1,309-50.27
75 Nickel and articles thereof 107 0.00 251-57.37
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 146 0.00 331-55.89
78 Lead and articles thereof 9 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 474 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8,243 0.03 4,18996.78
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 23,787 0.08 4,355446.20
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,502,286 5.10 458,120227.92
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 795,063 2.70 40,2291,876.34
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 355,229 1.21 38,780816.01
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 205,768 0.70 325,294-36.74
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 9,410 0.03 29,976-68.61
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7,955 0.03 4,32883.80
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 57,960 0.20 7,542668.50
SS Classified 0 0.00 42 607 367-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Iraq

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 71.75% of Russia’s total imports from Iraq (56.59% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 28.25% of Russia’s total imports from Iraq (43.41% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Iraq 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) - an increase of $1,874;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $738.

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

  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $22,428;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $20,595;
  • 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 $8,645.
Russia’s imports from Iraq in the 4th quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2019
over Q4 2018
74 Copper and articles thereof 738 28.25 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 22,428-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,874 71.75 0
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 0 0.00 8,645-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 20,595-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia