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

Russia’s Trade with France

In 2019, Russia’s trade with France was $14,931,540,386, down 13.15% ($2,260,685,024) from 2018.

Russia’s exports to France in 2019 were $6,369,143,844, down 16.57% ($1,264,732,367) from 2018.

Russia’s imports from France in 2019 were $8,562,396,542, down 10.42% ($995,952,657) from 2018.

Russia’s trade deficit with France in 2019 was $2,193,252,698, a 13.97% increase ($268,779,710) over 2018.

France was Russia’s 13th largest trading partner in 2019 (down from 12th in 2018), accounting for 2.2401% of Russia’s total trade (down from 2.4985% in 2018).

France was Russia’s 17th largest export market in 2019 (just as in 2018), accounting for 1.5065% of Russia’s total exports (down from 1.6966% in 2018).

France was Russia’s 7th largest supplier in 2019 (down from 6th in 2018), accounting for 3.5123% of Russia’s total imports (down from 4.0136% in 2018).

Russia’s Exports to France

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 85.50% of Russia’s total exports to France (87.75% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.59% of Russia’s total exports to France (3.09% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.06% of Russia’s total exports to France (2.28% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.92% of Russia’s total exports to France (2.97% in 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.46% of Russia’s total exports to France (1.31% in 2018).

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

  • 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 $24,774,385.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to France 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 $1,267,323,373;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $45,712,198.
Russia’s exports to France in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
01 Live animals 401,554 0.01 213,41488.16
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 10,388,611 0.16 9,046,42014.84
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 8,092 0.00 92,867-91.29
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 467,383 0.01 368,65726.78
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 109,848 0.00 53,053107.05
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,136,259 0.02 1,050,7528.14
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,009 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 305,389 0.00 754,250-59.51
10 Cereals 169,675 0.00 4,083,525-95.84
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 27 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 92,110 0.00 19,775365.79
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 33,364 0.00 1,7891,764.95
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 2,124-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,220,282 0.02 1,003,94621.55
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 49,191 0.00 14,571237.60
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 17 0.00 377-95.49
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 456 0.00 491-7.13
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 587,556 0.01 20,8762,714.50
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,567 0.00 2,083167.26
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,412,256 0.05 1,608,629112.12
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,407,177 0.02 1,340,4634.98
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 19,894,915 0.31 2,385,078734.14
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,652,262 0.06 2,916,86125.21
26 Ores, slag and ash 82,118,987 1.29 68,440,28419.99
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5,360,079,601 84.16 6,627,402,974-19.12
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 60,956,293 0.96 36,181,90868.47
29 Organic chemicals 27,554,625 0.43 40,847,959-32.54
30 Pharmaceutical products 182,679 0.00 162,69212.29
31 Fertilizers 61,575,930 0.97 52,820,05516.58
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 102,091 0.00 193,653-47.28
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,158,130 0.08 2,478,031108.15
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 118,220 0.00 20,701471.08
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 12,457 0.00 2195,588.13
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 11,670-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 66,405 0.00 17,215285.74
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,388,533 0.04 4,808,867-50.33
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,038,727 0.08 3,757,53134.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 31,939,503 0.50 32,449,563-1.57
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 225,022 0.00 190,00718.43
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4,530,513 0.07 3,589,24926.22
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 554,516 0.01 663,654-16.45
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 85,805,329 1.35 95,735,248-10.37
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 87 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 534,255 0.01 748,352-28.61
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,546,411 0.09 2,720,243103.89
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 813,857 0.01 1,026,822-20.74
50 Silk 0 0.00 10,656-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 23,796-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 182,694 0.00 173,4195.35
54 Man-made filaments 84,308 0.00 95,080-11.33
55 Man-made staple fibers 28 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,269,264 0.02 625,634102.88
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,020 0.00 6,421-84.11
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3 0.00 5,300-99.94
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 16,713 0.00 2227,428.38
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,716,600 0.03 1,043,58564.49
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,122,712 0.06 2,182,88788.87
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7,927,232 0.12 7,025,48212.84
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,961,549 0.06 3,366,09817.69
65 Headgear and parts thereof 88,681 0.00 71,78723.53
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 520 0.00 675-22.96
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 716-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 193,960 0.00 139,23439.31
69 Ceramic products 189,697 0.00 403,897-53.03
70 Glass and glassware 20,635,173 0.32 17,825,87215.76
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,927,324 0.03 1,965,099-1.92
72 Iron and steel 143,681,430 2.26 154,899,314-7.24
73 Articles of iron or steel 9,700,270 0.15 13,946,892-30.45
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,195,432 0.02 654,88982.54
75 Nickel and articles thereof 670,110 0.01 2,263,305-70.39
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 29,308,101 0.46 32,557,567-9.98
78 Lead and articles thereof 213,150 0.00 256,016-16.74
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 8-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 742-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 42,658,665 0.67 30,411,91740.27
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 727,833 0.01 932,087-21.91
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 406,168 0.01 272,28549.17
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 118,131,199 1.85 163,843,397-27.90
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 39,047,625 0.61 22,364,66274.60
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 203,812 0.00 2,653,827-92.32
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 10,528,901 0.17 8,288,06127.04
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,828,557 0.06 77,9724,810.17
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 14,039,537 0.22 29,602,194-52.57
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 233,951 0.00 93,330150.67
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 55,420 0.00 89,578-38.13
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 10,538,634 0.17 6,279,71467.82
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 349,043 0.01 1,194,457-70.78
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 235,024 0.00 20,5631,042.95
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 34,672 0.00 8,345315.48
SS Classified 122,391,661 1.92 128 952 331-5.09

Russia’s Imports from France

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 38.61% of Russia’s total imports from France (33.98% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 25.94% of Russia’s total imports from France (26.27% in 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.74% of Russia’s total imports from France (8.88% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.74% of Russia’s total imports from France (3.29% in 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.09% of Russia’s total imports from France (1.05% in 2018).

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $165,175,495;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $37,978,507.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $180,626,083;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $117,280,872;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $41,835,529;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $39,813,692;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $39,131,775;
  • 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 $26,658,823;
  • 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 $25,951,043.
Russia’s imports from France in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
01 Live animals 1,248,137 0.01 2,910,351-57.11
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 282,677 0.00 330,447-14.46
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 30,659,143 0.36 23,115,06132.64
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 384,213 0.00 416,127-7.67
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 3,668,581 0.04 4,206,462-12.79
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 657,209 0.01 595,17410.42
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 16,525 0.00 3,427382.20
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,471,082 0.05 3,566,58125.36
10 Cereals 27,394,159 0.32 34,705,090-21.07
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,825,708 0.04 6,849,648-44.15
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 87,434,155 1.02 99,111,127-11.78
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 18,720,022 0.22 16,464,77913.70
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 51,662 0.00 118,454-56.39
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4,533,577 0.05 4,798,540-5.52
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,259,183 0.03 1,601,29541.08
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 19,515,813 0.23 18,528,0785.33
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 29,433,492 0.34 30,263,258-2.74
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 23,816,565 0.28 21,811,5499.19
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 24,816,810 0.29 32,972,307-24.73
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 50,732,682 0.59 49,896,6571.68
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 377,541,242 4.41 377,801,034-0.07
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 113,479,957 1.33 111,905,4811.41
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 9,306,934 0.11 7,150,39330.16
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 15,691,406 0.18 13,335,85217.66
26 Ores, slag and ash 330,952 0.00 301,103,073.33
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 30,557,281 0.36 42,022,144-27.28
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 111,287,453 1.30 137,946,276-19.33
29 Organic chemicals 259,389,792 3.03 298,521,567-13.11
30 Pharmaceutical products 990,576,236 11.57 825,400,74120.01
31 Fertilizers 589,704 0.01 842,649-30.02
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 66,350,420 0.77 60,863,3409.02
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 867,950,400 10.14 850,898,3002.00
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 160,652,292 1.88 143,129,13812.24
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 88,502,396 1.03 76,259,55216.05
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 3,152,594 0.04 3,682,660-14.39
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 807,164 0.01 2,502,777-67.75
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 356,554,273 4.16 398,389,802-10.50
39 Plastics and articles thereof 289,513,715 3.38 329,327,407-12.09
40 Rubber and articles thereof 110,664,749 1.29 119,840,831-7.66
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 88,289 0.00 144,653-38.96
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 50,320,043 0.59 44,866,24112.16
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 5,016,439 0.06 6,865,375-26.93
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 8,614,629 0.10 9,564,675-9.93
45 Cork and articles of cork 1,620,488 0.02 931,15174.03
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 56,773 0.00 31,41780.71
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 16,885 0.00 6,273169.17
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 71,595,788 0.84 78,345,914-8.62
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 11,706,233 0.14 11,255,8534.00
50 Silk 26,750 0.00 285,226-90.62
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 101,569 0.00 76,98131.94
52 Cotton 1,039,543 0.01 998,6344.10
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 16,330 0.00 23,270-29.82
54 Man-made filaments 1,697,708 0.02 2,151,932-21.11
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,329,431 0.02 3,260,782-59.23
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4,204,189 0.05 5,015,032-16.17
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3,276,884 0.04 3,797,192-13.70
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,081,122 0.01 933,76115.78
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3,029,481 0.04 3,340,665-9.32
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 426,742 0.00 436,693-2.28
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7,728,508 0.09 9,430,787-18.05
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 28,665,655 0.33 30,098,094-4.76
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,876,452 0.05 5,491,254-29.41
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,960,513 0.03 3,999,350-25.98
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,050,210 0.01 1,127,315-6.84
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 82,725 0.00 214,217-61.38
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 47,875 0.00 54,860-12.73
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 11,706,867 0.14 18,195,909-35.66
69 Ceramic products 9,295,295 0.11 11,141,978-16.57
70 Glass and glassware 56,084,738 0.66 61,471,789-8.76
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 24,004,673 0.28 24,547,420-2.21
72 Iron and steel 67,509,990 0.79 68,109,430-0.88
73 Articles of iron or steel 132,277,038 1.54 141,069,653-6.23
74 Copper and articles thereof 8,377,908 0.10 6,992,38719.81
75 Nickel and articles thereof 21,470,811 0.25 19,314,24711.17
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 36,943,120 0.43 35,246,0524.81
78 Lead and articles thereof 23,959 0.00 4,729406.64
79 Zinc and articles thereof 610,308 0.01 1,077,623-43.37
80 Tin and articles thereof 247,283 0.00 223,56710.61
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4,332,240 0.05 4,132,7794.83
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 25,127,687 0.29 16,577,13951.58
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 23,072,601 0.27 21,500,8277.31
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,036,719,184 12.11 1,217,345,267-14.84
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 552,969,532 6.46 578,920,575-4.48
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 2,373,049 0.03 5,443,772-56.41
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 358,959,512 4.19 476,240,384-24.63
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,337,974 0.04 4,165,426-19.86
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 267,144,925 3.12 229,166,41816.57
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,222,274 0.01 1,353,970-9.73
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3,267,676 0.04 1,086,399200.78
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 34,793,584 0.41 43,330,976-19.70
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 11,018,642 0.13 5,974,44684.43
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 20,352,230 0.24 23,533,326-13.52
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6,872,726 0.08 2,015,019241.07
SS Classified 1,445,783,107 16.89 2 165 335 709-33.23
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia