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Russian trade with Argentina in 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 Argentina in 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Argentina

In 2019, Russia’s trade with Argentina was $1,149,619,727, down 7.73% ($96,318,487) from 2018.

Russia’s exports to Argentina in 2019 were $322,341,173, down 18.33% ($72,327,930) from 2018.

Russia’s imports from Argentina in 2019 were $827,278,554, down 2.82% ($23,990,557) from 2018.

Russia’s trade deficit with Argentina in 2019 was $504,937,381, a 10.59% increase ($48,337,373) over 2018.

Argentina was Russia’s 65th largest trading partner in 2019 (down from 64th in 2018), accounting for 0.1725% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1811% in 2018).

Argentina was Russia’s 77th largest export market in 2019 (up from 78th in 2018), accounting for 0.0762% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0877% in 2018).

Argentina was Russia’s 45th largest supplier in 2019 (down from 43rd in 2018), accounting for 0.3394% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.3574% in 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Argentina

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 76.92% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (79.09% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.27% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (14.21% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.14% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (2.94% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.01% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (2.08% in 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.18% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (1.04% in 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Argentina in 2019 over 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,139,433;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $2,039,949.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Argentina in 2019 over 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 $66,254,162;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $3,403,657;
  • 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 $3,008,012;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1,501,377.
Russia’s exports to Argentina in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 85,911-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 188,251 0.06 56,480233.31
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 100,725-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 21,384-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,078,510 0.96 1,038,561196.42
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 244,859,803 75.96 311,113,965-21.30
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,410,440 1.37 7,814,097-43.56
29 Organic chemicals 749,405 0.23 1,156,577-35.20
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,520 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 44,386,181 13.77 43,518,1691.99
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 207,771 0.06 159,96729.88
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 153,487 0.05 311,976-50.80
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5,301 0.00 2,012163.47
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 274,290 0.09 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 691,923 0.21 932,967-25.84
39 Plastics and articles thereof 924,506 0.29 955,057-3.20
40 Rubber and articles thereof 626,988 0.19 1,228,975-48.98
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1 0.00 35-97.14
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 106,000 0.03 436,924-75.74
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,702,290 1.15 3,658,3281.20
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6,039 0.00 3,65565.23
52 Cotton 0 0.00 10-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 868,437 0.27 1,489,113-41.68
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 113 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 4-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,334 0.00 168,237.50
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 825-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,392 0.00 70,168-98.02
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 54-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 241 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 317,773 0.10 360,419-11.83
69 Ceramic products 22,974 0.01 0
70 Glass and glassware 44 0.00 87,184-99.95
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 28-100.00
72 Iron and steel 4,210,149 1.31 5,711,526-26.29
73 Articles of iron or steel 678,464 0.21 1,088,344-37.66
74 Copper and articles thereof 23,736 0.01 15,02457.99
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,175 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,419,999 0.44 1,346,9595.42
78 Lead and articles thereof 408 0.00 602-32.23
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 114,327 0.04 32,984246.61
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 22,174 0.01 8,048175.52
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 8,258 0.00 17,570-53.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,491,799 2.01 4,352,36649.16
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 2,566,084 0.80 5,574,096-53.96
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 56,500 0.02 14,756282.90
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 123,263 0.04 176,856-30.30
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 897,324 0.28 1,465,636-38.78
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 80 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 940-100.00
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 124,180 0.04 259,738-52.19
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 138 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 7,464 0.00 7210,266.67
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6,637 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Argentina

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 92.89% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (92.34% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.17% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (4.54% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.65% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (2.01% in 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Argentina in 2019 over 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $40,288,254;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $22,811,286;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $10,228,013;
  • 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 $6,854,091;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $3,335,831;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2,879,141.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Argentina in 2019 over 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $87,658,285;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $12,066,294;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $6,667,984;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,854,257.
Russia’s imports from Argentina in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
01 Live animals 0 0.00 941-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 221,391,228 26.76 309,049,513-28.36
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 84,996,337 10.27 62,185,05136.68
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 130,504,856 15.78 90,216,60244.66
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,474,010 0.18 2,516,729-41.43
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 5,924,497 0.72 6,421,949-7.75
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 182,688,194 22.08 172,460,1815.93
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,317,388 0.40 2,904,03714.23
10 Cereals 4,411 0.00 190,686-97.69
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 89,386-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 87,703,567 10.60 85,416,2922.68
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4,650,176 0.56 3,043,99152.77
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 161,956 0.02 440,521-63.24
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,073 0.00 11,502-81.98
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 1,904-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,661,817 0.56 6,122,519-23.86
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,419,531 0.53 5,080,438-13.01
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 17,347,359 2.10 14,011,52823.81
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 8,230 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 19,198,795 2.32 25,866,779-25.78
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 52,721 0.01 98,840-46.66
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 1,825,117-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 377,486 0.05 243,40055.09
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 16,340,388 1.98 9,486,29772.25
29 Organic chemicals 1,988,637 0.24 1,382,96843.79
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,625,551 0.92 19,691,845-61.28
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 508,548 0.06 862,840-41.06
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 590,260 0.07 295,27599.90
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 3,922 0.00 11,000-64.35
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,195,259 0.51 3,795,21710.54
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 49,790 0.01 157,340-68.36
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,487,555 0.30 1,985,56325.28
40 Rubber and articles thereof 723,446 0.09 943,520-23.32
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 779,739 0.09 225,749245.40
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 32 0.00 394-91.88
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 529,985 0.06 1,089,794-51.37
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,065 0.00 3,17259.68
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,463 0.00 508187.99
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 681-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 562,040 0.07 489,38114.85
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 29-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 457 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,956 0.00 16,515-82.10
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 594 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 566 0.00 743-23.82
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 54,748 0.01 26,823104.11
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 8,022 0.00 15,005-46.54
69 Ceramic products 83 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 4,804 0.00 1,234289.30
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6,961 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 140,804 0.02 140,6400.12
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,862,322 0.95 4,983,18157.78
74 Copper and articles thereof 10,083 0.00 15,178-33.57
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,947 0.00 14,641-66.21
79 Zinc and articles thereof 27 0.00 13107.69
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 79,368 0.01 130,161-39.02
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 8,469 0.00 35,605-76.21
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,787,550 1.18 12,641,807-22.58
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 53,148 0.01 74,978-29.12
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 695 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,895,290 0.23 2,503,198-24.29
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,925,208 0.23 1,882,0542.29
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 78 0.00 39100.00
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 37,824 0.00 155,938-75.74
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,150 0.00 6,426-82.10
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 15,165 0.00 5,453178.10
SS Classified 100,923 0.01 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia