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

Russia’s Trade with Egypt

In 2019, Russia’s trade with Egypt was $6,246,423,318, down 18.49% ($1,417,205,340) from 2018.

Russia’s exports to Egypt in 2019 were $5,765,639,908, down 19.22% ($1,371,539,783) from 2018.

Russia’s imports from Egypt in 2019 were $480,783,410, down 8.67% ($45,665,557) from 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Egypt in 2019 was $5,284,856,498, a 20.06% decrease ($1,325,874,226) over 2018.

Egypt was Russia’s 21st largest trading partner in 2019 (down from 19th in 2018), accounting for 0.9371% of Russia’s total trade (down from 1.1137% in 2018).

Egypt was Russia’s 18th largest export market in 2019 (just as in 2018), accounting for 1.3638% of Russia’s total exports (down from 1.5862% in 2018).

Egypt was Russia’s 56th largest supplier in 2019 (down from 55th in 2018), accounting for 0.1972% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.2211% in 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Egypt

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 25.49% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (30.09% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 13.02% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (15.35% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.69% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (6.25% in 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.99% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (6.89% in 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.93% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (11.63% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.97% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (1.19% in 2018).

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $74,403,382;
  • 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 $39,183,765.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $621,308,782;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $455,305,805;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $274,463,520;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $73,611,004;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $65,191,370;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $57,652,457;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $47,463,060;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $39,927,047;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $32,240,657;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $28,708,816.
Russia’s exports to Egypt in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,400 0.00 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 22,812 0.00 5,500314.76
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 7,105,127 0.12 3,709,89991.52
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 635,875 0.01 99,712537.71
10 Cereals 1,275,306,352 22.12 1,896,615,134-32.76
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 51,342 0.00 8,540501.19
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,141,781 0.09 3,179,10761.74
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 65,381 0.00 79,131-17.38
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 176,710,041 3.06 234,362,498-24.60
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,080,409 0.05 2,733,70912.68
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,786 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 304,878 0.01 33491,180.84
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 142 0.00 2,000-92.90
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 958,917 0.02 2,471,032-61.19
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 4,179,569-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,118,397 0.09 5,964,336-14.18
26 Ores, slag and ash 27,676,797 0.48 59,917,454-53.81
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 308,994,506 5.36 764,300,311-59.57
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 17,087,084 0.30 17,875,192-4.41
29 Organic chemicals 16,285,609 0.28 28,418,397-42.69
30 Pharmaceutical products 922,281 0.02 413,793122.88
31 Fertilizers 280,835 0.00 1,514,103-81.45
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 161,336 0.00 12,0421,239.78
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 125,331 0.00 92,50535.49
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 102,274 0.00 41,956143.76
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 63,573 0.00 204,947-68.98
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 760,030 0.01 7,016,247-89.17
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 343-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 15,627,384 0.27 23,169,803-32.55
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,631,643 0.03 3,378,158-51.70
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,789,892 0.05 3,002,793-7.09
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 294-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,194 0.00 69,522-95.41
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 308,042,544 5.34 381,653,548-19.29
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,031,681 0.02 775,42833.05
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 29,712,692 0.52 37,358,670-20.47
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6,773,465 0.12 71,964,835-90.59
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 345-100.00
52 Cotton 61 0.00 1,199-94.91
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 264-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 724-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 99,192 0.00 1,3847,067.05
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 5,102 0.00 3321,436.75
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 104 0.00 755-86.23
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 49,781 0.00 62,518-20.37
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 59 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 425 0.00 1,438-70.45
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 171,260 0.00 335,046-48.88
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,803 0.00 737,642-99.76
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 7,766 0.00 1,441438.93
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 762,688-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 23 0.00 245-90.61
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 12,862 0.00 1,383830.01
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 79,863 0.00 137,496-41.92
69 Ceramic products 70,035 0.00 255,011-72.54
70 Glass and glassware 178,998 0.00 313,667-42.93
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 843 0.00 302,710.00
72 Iron and steel 473,186,060 8.21 747,649,580-36.71
73 Articles of iron or steel 54,988,218 0.95 83,697,034-34.30
74 Copper and articles thereof 221,171,035 3.84 261,098,082-15.29
75 Nickel and articles thereof 25,222 0.00 5,511357.67
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 647,528 0.01 831,629-22.14
78 Lead and articles thereof 30 0.00 118-74.58
80 Tin and articles thereof 195 0.00 421-53.68
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 27,336 0.00 34,382-20.49
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 352,343 0.01 1,705,727-79.34
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 255,878 0.00 651,976-60.75
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 94,793,059 1.64 111,260,722-14.80
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 214,808,022 3.73 175,624,25722.31
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 750 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 145,022,844 2.52 70,619,462105.36
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 7,513,967 0.13 2,080,010261.25
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 38,742,052 0.67 86,205,112-55.06
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 72,364-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 300-100.00
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 1,055,193 0.02 875,19120.57
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 79,326 0.00 12,332543.25
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6,404 0.00 2,785129.95
SS Classified 2,299,705,478 39.89 2 037 548 24612.87

Russia’s Imports from Egypt

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 79.79% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (79.89% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.92% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (5.98% in 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.25% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (6.71% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.98% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (4.98% in 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.75% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (1.02% in 2018).

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $6,663,398;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $6,420,328;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $3,732,552;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1,719,873.

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $49,808,144;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $2,585,419;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $2,492,748;
  • 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 $2,268,704;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $1,650,335.
Russia’s imports from Egypt in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 157,588 0.03 214,750-26.62
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 49 0.00 21133.33
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 121,221,958 25.21 171,030,102-29.12
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 242,945,251 50.53 236,281,8532.82
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 594,965 0.12 924,988-35.68
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,065,239 1.05 4,385,42315.50
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,755 0.00 1511,600.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 163,767 0.03 296,857-44.83
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,335 0.00 30,110-92.25
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 2,458-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,764,306 0.57 2,630,1955.10
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 9,579,189 1.99 3,158,861203.25
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,021,361 0.21 1,512,695-32.48
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 32,129 0.01 46,757-31.29
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 40 0.00 400.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 61,605 0.01 87,220-29.37
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,373,522 0.49 3,700,436-35.86
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,229,049 0.26 1,666,012-26.23
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 1,183-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 394,935-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 14,671,889 3.05 15,200,541-3.48
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 469,130 0.10 638,005-26.47
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 399,747 0.08 1,476,471-72.93
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 6,352,933 1.32 6,690,252-5.04
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 45,842 0.01 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,012,953 0.21 2,213,982-54.25
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,467,322 1.35 2,734,770136.49
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,869,563 0.80 2,149,69080.01
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3 0.00 18,340-99.98
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 6,906-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 170-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 84,206 0.02 168,693-50.08
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 108 0.00 1,326-91.86
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 806-100.00
52 Cotton 191,066 0.04 169,17512.94
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 206,759 0.04 31,851549.14
54 Man-made filaments 1,197,367 0.25 709,96868.65
55 Man-made staple fibers 46,226 0.01 111,127-58.40
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 41,521 0.01 30,61735.61
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4,538,818 0.94 3,529,96228.58
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 31,659 0.01 82,900-61.81
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6,151,946 1.28 8,737,365-29.59
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 17,214,984 3.58 19,707,732-12.65
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 428,653 0.09 2,078,988-79.38
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 104,585-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4,805 0.00 12,466-61.46
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 343,622 0.07 321,5366.87
69 Ceramic products 3,376,056 0.70 2,274,82948.41
70 Glass and glassware 1,328,896 0.28 1,213,3359.52
72 Iron and steel 136 0.00 2,465-94.48
73 Articles of iron or steel 406,396 0.08 851,694-52.28
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 795-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,666-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 213 0.00 14,870-98.57
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2 0.00 35,579-99.99
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 326 0.00 124162.90
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 507,575 0.11 179,040183.50
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 23,249,871 4.84 25,518,575-8.89
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 95,708 0.02 275,294-65.23
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 80,945 0.02 218,903-63.02
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 324,375 0.07 162,172100.02
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 261-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 52,316 0.01 125,046-58.16
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 2,000-100.00
SS Classified 375,365 0.08 2 278 184-83.52
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia