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

Russia’s Trade with Italy

In the 4th quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Italy was $6,950,803,280, down 5.90% ($435,512,618) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Italy in the 4th quarter of 2019 were $3,589,973,636, down 18.52% ($815,812,228) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Italy in the 4th quarter of 2019 totaled $3,360,829,644, up 12.76% ($380,299,610) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Italy in the 4th quarter of 2019 was $229,143,992, a 83.92% decrease ($1,196,111,838) over the 4th quarter of 2018.

Italy was Russia’s 5th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2019 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 3.8644% of Russia’s total trade (down from 3.9534% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Italy was Russia’s 8th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2019 (down from 7th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 3.2099% of Russia’s total exports (down from 3.5390% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Italy was Russia’s 3rd largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2019 (up from 5th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 4.9404% of Russia’s total imports (up from 4.7808% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Italy

The major share of Russian exports to Italy 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) - 83.61% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (81.57% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.90% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (9.60% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.38% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (1.70% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.31% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (1.24% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.29% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (1.38% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.03% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (0.93% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Italy in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th 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 $82,388,411;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $19,735,349.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Italy 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 $593,244,846;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $193,253,572;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $17,236,149;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $13,381,975.
Russia’s exports to Italy in the 4th quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2019
over Q4 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 51,279 0.00 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 392 0.00 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,220,115 0.03 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 899,524 0.03 4,414,260-79.62
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 201,322 0.01 81,340147.51
10 Cereals 6,191,090 0.17 3,840,17361.22
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 70,223 0.00 835,128-91.59
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,049,837 0.08 1,280,202138.23
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 78,865-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 80,575 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 15,644-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,679,826 0.05 2,469,925-31.99
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 222,336 0.01 108,016105.84
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 16,019 0.00 4,976221.93
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 83,018 0.00 115,465-28.10
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 69,819 0.00 269,246-74.07
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 384,878 0.01 375,0322.63
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 22,726,713 0.63 27,095,260-16.12
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 15,840 0.00 72,781-78.24
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,463,851 0.04 1,428,7202.46
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,406,180 0.04 581,376141.87
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,998,638,706 83.53 3,591,883,552-16.52
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 6,082,286 0.17 5,004,58821.53
29 Organic chemicals 2,394,338 0.07 1,531,81856.31
30 Pharmaceutical products 68,598 0.00 437,080-84.31
31 Fertilizers 10,594,562 0.30 19,205,829-44.84
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 546,241 0.02 1,21344,932.23
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 850,649 0.02 670,96526.78
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 407,477 0.01 747,928-45.52
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 103,330 0.00 52198,611.54
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 183,149 0.01 85,545114.10
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,307,812 0.06 1,783,50829.40
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10,890,079 0.30 11,960,191-8.95
40 Rubber and articles thereof 12,579,420 0.35 13,066,202-3.73
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 5,720,961 0.16 7,097,019-19.39
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 172,172 0.00 6,187,812-97.22
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 643,872 0.02 472,05336.40
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 23,404,502 0.65 31,367,328-25.39
45 Cork and articles of cork 415 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 309,542 0.01 876,524-64.69
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 22,642,597 0.63 28,343,838-20.11
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 54,282 0.00 89,164-39.12
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 47,565 0.00 36,83629.13
52 Cotton 373,122 0.01 203,89383.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 30,677 0.00 20,24051.57
54 Man-made filaments 1,191,454 0.03 925,82228.69
55 Man-made staple fibers 53,033 0.00 66,973-20.81
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 80,240 0.00 95,374-15.87
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,195 0.00 6,925-82.74
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 8-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 485 0.00 21,858-97.78
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1 0.00 6,756-99.99
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 569,246 0.02 405,15940.50
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,220,157 0.03 1,758,690-30.62
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 407,555 0.01 538,915-24.37
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 370,638 0.01 389,601-4.87
65 Headgear and parts thereof 8,564 0.00 17,293-50.48
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 8 0.00 80.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 442,241 0.01 485,839-8.97
69 Ceramic products 412,481 0.01 1,473,267-72.00
70 Glass and glassware 1,944,563 0.05 3,855,106-49.56
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 157,158,105 4.38 74,769,694110.19
72 Iron and steel 143,180,800 3.99 336,434,372-57.44
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,099,717 0.06 1,289,49362.83
74 Copper and articles thereof 20,305,776 0.57 570,4273,459.75
75 Nickel and articles thereof 12,406,864 0.35 2,170,966471.49
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 67,258,307 1.87 80,640,282-16.59
78 Lead and articles thereof 5,765 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,025,094 0.06 1,204,87168.08
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 292,879 0.01 196,54749.01
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 36,859 0.00 434,379-91.51
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 16,642,755 0.46 11,711,74542.10
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 13,180,030 0.37 4,284,752207.60
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 140,714 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,182,427 0.06 1,379,09358.25
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 17,236,149-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,738,964 0.08 1,055,737159.44
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 9,141 0.00 17,721-48.42
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 6,711 0.00 13,627-50.75
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 3,256,057 0.09 3,211,7641.38
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 340,117 0.01 1,302,152-73.88
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 10,080 0.00 7,28438.39
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 34,980 0.00 521,820-93.30
SS Classified 1,080,442 0.03 93 145 808-98.84

Russia’s Imports from Italy

The major share of Russian imports from Italy 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) - 41.84% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (42.33% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 24.91% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (20.05% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.20% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (11.79% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 8.03% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (9.02% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.03% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (6.71% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.27% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (1.53% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Italy 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 $234,731,690;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $106,517,830;
  • 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 $31,310,090;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $28,155,625.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Italy 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 139,362 0.00 93,60648.88
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 1,152-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,092,755 0.03 1,574,854-30.61
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 94,903 0.00 181,616-47.75
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 7,876,545 0.23 13,629,743-42.21
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 9,931 0.00 7,09439.99
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 27,777,397 0.83 30,110,424-7.75
10 Cereals 356,036 0.01 370,075-3.79
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,345,379 0.04 841,27159.92
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,677,233 0.11 4,849,702-24.18
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,192,852 0.04 1,223,734-2.52
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 51,485 0.00 42,77120.37
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 19,247,258 0.57 19,822,039-2.90
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,771,921 0.05 5,130,008-65.46
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5,081,367 0.15 5,082,417-0.02
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 24,432,286 0.73 28,471,605-14.19
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 24,461,774 0.73 23,368,0094.68
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 14,843,208 0.44 13,668,1068.60
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,326,564 0.34 11,544,393-1.89
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 181,521,055 5.40 153,365,43018.36
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 20,146,770 0.60 15,776,73027.70
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 29,828,807 0.89 22,391,69333.21
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,110,911 0.03 939,05318.30
26 Ores, slag and ash 238,491 0.01 166,31843.39
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,680,154 0.11 4,644,203-20.76
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,078,238 0.09 2,483,28623.96
29 Organic chemicals 18,598,552 0.55 23,446,275-20.68
30 Pharmaceutical products 412,164,012 12.26 177,432,322132.29
31 Fertilizers 611,663 0.02 1,152,457-46.93
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 52,923,548 1.57 54,394,435-2.70
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 106,119,459 3.16 97,964,2378.32
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 20,936,718 0.62 20,726,1821.02
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 7,408,565 0.22 8,721,454-15.05
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 849,253 0.03 646,86831.29
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 521,658 0.02 896,571-41.82
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 40,660,451 1.21 43,544,056-6.62
39 Plastics and articles thereof 139,000,111 4.14 135,037,7742.93
40 Rubber and articles thereof 34,149,035 1.02 31,068,6529.91
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3,154,794 0.09 3,085,4072.25
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 44,742,903 1.33 40,637,82010.10
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 5,888,821 0.18 8,198,086-28.17
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 9,135,747 0.27 8,358,6949.30
45 Cork and articles of cork 18,184 0.00 7,967128.24
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 27,145 0.00 21,84424.27
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 52,866 0.00 25,757105.25
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 23,820,471 0.71 24,096,419-1.15
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9,531,138 0.28 12,988,948-26.62
50 Silk 808,937 0.02 422,66491.39
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 2,409,901 0.07 2,836,199-15.03
52 Cotton 2,189,525 0.07 2,384,165-8.16
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 218,970 0.01 419,013-47.74
54 Man-made filaments 2,081,233 0.06 3,720,441-44.06
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,871,300 0.09 3,030,983-5.27
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 7,378,151 0.22 9,311,283-20.76
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,173,258 0.03 777,77050.85
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2,272,833 0.07 816,413178.39
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 4,169,135 0.12 3,816,7449.23
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2,181,840 0.06 2,386,674-8.58
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 66,079,911 1.97 64,421,3952.57
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 81,266,455 2.42 81,156,5980.14
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,640,318 0.11 3,687,907-1.29
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 87,653,453 2.61 85,857,4692.09
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,166,572 0.09 3,760,008-15.78
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 76,937 0.00 86,101-10.64
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 131,658 0.00 57,776127.88
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 14,476,891 0.43 9,803,36447.67
69 Ceramic products 24,069,088 0.72 21,622,30711.32
70 Glass and glassware 6,154,350 0.18 7,303,003-15.73
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 32,977,074 0.98 22,999,80143.38
72 Iron and steel 8,772,449 0.26 10,149,689-13.57
73 Articles of iron or steel 110,843,795 3.30 112,067,590-1.09
74 Copper and articles thereof 19,075,044 0.57 16,308,93716.96
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,361,920 0.04 725,00987.85
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 19,212,385 0.57 20,151,448-4.66
78 Lead and articles thereof 26,577 0.00 16,85457.69
79 Zinc and articles thereof 117,633 0.00 68,90270.73
80 Tin and articles thereof 638 0.00 990-35.56
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 890,101 0.03 469,44989.61
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 16,575,460 0.49 15,681,2365.70
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 25,662,172 0.76 24,282,1755.68
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,051,755,198 31.29 945,237,36811.27
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 190,518,373 5.67 159,208,28319.67
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 1,927,232 0.06 1,321,80745.80
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 79,402,405 2.36 72,629,5759.33
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 451,112 0.01 10,038,342-95.51
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 82,056,588 2.44 73,110,37712.24
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 680,179 0.02 572,20518.87
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 839,569 0.02 131,888536.58
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 64,682,895 1.92 61,184,5185.72
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 10,455,139 0.31 10,198,1462.52
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8,600,014 0.26 7,860,7599.40
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 140,200 0.00 181,667-22.83
SS Classified 4,637,000 0.14 56 023 185-91.72
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia