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

Russia’s Trade with Israel

In the 4th quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Israel was $530,457,162, down 17.19% ($110,116,725) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Israel in the 4th quarter of 2019 were $255,438,762, down 40.14% ($171,259,359) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Israel in the 4th quarter of 2019 totaled $275,018,400, up 28.59% ($61,142,634) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade balance with Israel went from a surplus of $212,822,355 in the 4th quarter of 2018, to a deficit of $19,579,638 in the 4th quarter of 2019.

Israel was Russia’s 53rd largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2019 (down from 45th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.2949% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.3429% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Israel was Russia’s 56th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2019 (down from 44th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.2284% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.3428% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Israel was Russia’s 38th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2019 (up from 43rd in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.4043% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.3431% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Israel

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 31.95% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (26.89% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 29.22% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (44.83% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 13.91% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (10.16% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.33% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (7.59% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.00% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (5.29% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.72% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (3.75% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.27% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (0.61% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Israel 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) - an increase of $5,725,104;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $2,035,726;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1,127,126;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $1,046,447;
  • 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 $814,755;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $767,157.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Israel 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 $112,212,003;
  • 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 $33,124,244;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $14,353,403;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $13,057,961;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $4,432,256;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $2,451,375;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,567,703;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $1,476,719.
Russia’s exports to Israel in the 4th quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2019
over Q4 2018
01 Live animals 120 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 10,600-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 30,318 0.01 47,977-36.81
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 744,028 0.29 1,208,577-38.44
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 642 0.00 3,232-80.14
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 851,053 0.33 1,082,996-21.42
10 Cereals 2,052,653 0.80 15,110,614-86.42
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 611,200 0.24 463,04732.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 580,133 0.23 353,94963.90
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,215,996 2.04 3,180,27064.01
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 42,253 0.02 120,257-64.86
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 269,153 0.11 226,77418.69
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 996,272 0.39 1,323,364-24.72
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 881,559 0.35 950,577-7.26
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,453,481 0.57 1,256,77315.65
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,650,991 1.43 3,979,076-8.25
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,740,046 1.07 2,111,06029.79
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,127,104 0.44 931,97920.94
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 29,905 0.01 4,867514.44
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 7,299,164 2.86 11,731,420-37.78
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 67,351,882 26.37 179,563,885-62.49
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,124,678 1.61 3,456,79319.32
29 Organic chemicals 438,329 0.17 963,462-54.50
30 Pharmaceutical products 12,553 0.00 31,724-60.43
31 Fertilizers 7,132,010 2.79 9,583,385-25.58
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,987 0.00 13,799-63.86
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 198,645 0.08 28,651593.33
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 481,297 0.19 4,8749,774.78
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,465,050 1.36 4,941,769-29.88
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,924,413 0.75 3,492,116-44.89
40 Rubber and articles thereof 103,493 0.04 55,51586.42
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 17,554 0.01 8,470107.25
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 63 0.00 444-85.81
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 11,076,127 4.34 9,949,00111.33
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 903,870 0.35 914,191-1.13
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,793,587 1.88 4,782,2850.24
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 397,257 0.16 350,64513.29
52 Cotton 44 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 1,895 0.00 147,180-98.71
55 Man-made staple fibers 3,153 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5 0.00 145-96.55
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 160 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 60,196-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 33,229 0.01 24,56535.27
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 12,107 0.00 15,691-22.84
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 46,361 0.02 33,23139.51
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 11,853 0.00 11,5482.64
65 Headgear and parts thereof 886 0.00 120638.33
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 145-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 150-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,962,011 1.16 2,194,85434.95
69 Ceramic products 47,753 0.02 38,45124.19
70 Glass and glassware 59,950 0.02 7,059749.27
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 81,608,641 31.95 114,732,885-28.87
72 Iron and steel 29,024,028 11.36 23,298,92424.57
73 Articles of iron or steel 143,609 0.06 439,827-67.35
74 Copper and articles thereof 4 0.00 3,619-99.89
75 Nickel and articles thereof 24,974 0.01 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 766,200 0.30 15,119,603-94.93
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 500-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 5,451,744 2.13 4,405,29723.75
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 50,349 0.02 7,951533.24
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 75,330 0.03 72,1604.39
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 441,913 0.17 487,694-9.39
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 2,399,765 0.94 1,585,01051.40
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 23,858 0.01 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 384,825 0.15 520,800-26.11
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 143 0.00 841-83.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,544 0.00 1,950-20.82
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 683,866 0.27 438,78555.85
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 126,802 0.05 570,017-77.75
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 22,559 0.01 7,517200.11
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,421 0.00 1,164193.90
SS Classified 23,914 0.01 231 800-89.68

Russia’s Imports from Israel

The major share of Russian imports from Israel 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) - 34.48% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (34.07% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 29.32% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (33.71% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 26.57% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (21.68% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.38% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (4.12% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.99% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (1.76% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Israel in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th 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 $23,222,940;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $14,670,933;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $9,296,542;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $8,877,467;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2,505,549;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $2,197,045;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $1,867,283;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $1,429,352;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $908,198;
  • 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 $858,568.

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

  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $1,181,017;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $940,646;
  • 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 $859,119.
Russia’s imports from Israel in the 4th quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2019
over Q4 2018
01 Live animals 150,045 0.05 188,492-20.40
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 380,168 0.14 181,314109.67
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 555,436 0.20 1,496,082-62.87
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 38,106,904 13.86 38,025,6280.21
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 33,996,140 12.36 24,699,59837.64
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 233,857 0.09 253,276-7.67
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,339,990 0.49 1,452,994-7.78
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2,575 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 52,324 0.02 133,092-60.69
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 4,010-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 17,094 0.01 71,507-76.09
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 11,813 0.00 15,908-25.74
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 195,953 0.07 219,317-10.65
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,483,192 1.63 4,160,3437.76
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 980,353 0.36 979,8210.05
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 141,759 0.05 223,527-36.58
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,419,787 0.52 1,462,552-2.92
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 275,500 0.10 112,303145.32
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 921,925 0.34 945,731-2.52
29 Organic chemicals 2,463,509 0.90 2,681,863-8.14
30 Pharmaceutical products 25,703,837 9.35 11,032,904132.97
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 27,391-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,039,583 1.11 4,220,600-27.98
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 9,769,025 3.55 8,339,67317.14
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 3,284,815 1.19 2,426,24735.39
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 46,819 0.02 66,804-29.92
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 80,981 0.03 127,290-36.38
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 12,704,378 4.62 3,826,911231.97
39 Plastics and articles thereof 14,751,866 5.36 12,246,31720.46
40 Rubber and articles thereof 315,040 0.11 417,787-24.59
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 181,610 0.07 77,560134.15
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,060 0.00 361,387-99.43
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 683,945 0.25 1,012,295-32.44
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 108,635 0.04 45,563138.43
52 Cotton 314,100 0.11 468,949-33.02
54 Man-made filaments 82,319 0.03 103,790-20.69
55 Man-made staple fibers 4,505 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4,311,832 1.57 2,444,54976.39
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 24,266 0.01 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 374,139 0.14 307,80821.55
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 7,174 0.00 36,012-80.08
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 5,980-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 22,790 0.01 26,557-14.18
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 339,669 0.12 360,613-5.81
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,190 0.00 4,753-74.96
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,396 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 893,001 0.32 980,258-8.90
69 Ceramic products 47 0.00 262,795-99.98
70 Glass and glassware 483,165 0.18 262,29184.21
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 728,395 0.26 1,587,514-54.12
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 2,939-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 607,068 0.22 295,537105.41
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,199,670 0.80 2,62583,696.95
75 Nickel and articles thereof 16,461 0.01 3554,536.90
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 29,190 0.01 213,162-86.31
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,573 0.00 16,218-77.97
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8,889,996 3.23 7,981,79811.38
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 305,554 0.11 297,7962.61
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13,376,971 4.86 13,544,244-1.24
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 54,636,653 19.87 31,413,71373.93
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 785,597 0.29 1,184,157-33.66
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 574,310 0.21 495,06016.01
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 25,458,069 9.26 26,229,095-2.94
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 7,124 0.00 6,9752.14
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 3,532,679 1.28 3,339,9805.77
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 373,259 0.14 230,15562.18
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 91,090 0.03 13,279585.97
SS Classified 142,230 0.05 220 722-35.56
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia