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

Russia’s Trade with Iraq

In 2019, Russia’s trade with Iraq was $264,467,041, down 65.45% ($501,075,111) from 2018.

Russia’s exports to Iraq in 2019 were $264,430,729, down 65.46% ($501,037,662) from 2018.

Russia’s imports from Iraq in 2019 were $36,312, down 50.77% ($37,449) from 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Iraq in 2019 was $264,394,417, a 65.46% decrease ($501,000,213) over 2018.

Iraq was Russia’s 94th largest trading partner in 2019 (down from 75th in 2018), accounting for 0.0397% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1113% in 2018).

Iraq was Russia’s 83rd largest export market in 2019 (down from 61st in 2018), accounting for 0.0625% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.1701% in 2018).

Iraq was Russia’s 183rd largest supplier in 2019 (down from 174th in 2018), accounting for 0.0000% of Russia’s total imports (just as in 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Iraq

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 51.53% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (68.82% in 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.14% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (8.69% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.01% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (3.22% in 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 10.60% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (4.82% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.43% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (0.77% in 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.72% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (1.22% in 2018).

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

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $16,151,639;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $9,781,440;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $4,578,349;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $2,025,202;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $911,876;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $840,406;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $826,571.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Iraq 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) - a decrease of $386,387,755;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $25,554,026;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $9,195,102;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $9,002,728;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $7,684,779;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $4,070,914;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $1,961,590.
Russia’s exports to Iraq in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 45,103-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 14,883 0.01 3,995272.54
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,535,798 0.58 695,392120.85
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 9,042-100.00
10 Cereals 507,326 0.19 8,192,105-93.81
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,055,380 0.40 355,989196.46
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 41,450 0.02 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 370,449 0.14 25,924,475-98.57
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 341,831 0.13 81,311320.40
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 10,080,200 3.81 8,054,99825.14
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,525,628 0.58 1,590,076-4.05
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 69,587 0.03 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,217,842 1.22 5,179,432-37.87
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 839,806 0.32 469,48278.88
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 9,999-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 25,726,433 9.73 15,944,99361.34
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,669 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 9,822,538 3.71 9,309,3375.51
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 31,550 0.01 15,315106.01
29 Organic chemicals 200,940 0.08 55,313263.28
30 Pharmaceutical products 8,083,196 3.06 3,504,847130.63
31 Fertilizers 2,325 0.00 474,403-99.51
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 55,568 0.02 142,739-61.07
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,223,639 0.46 397,068208.17
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 174,442 0.07 2,6896,387.24
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 197,541 0.07 543,937-63.68
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 22,967 0.01 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,461,448 0.55 549,572165.92
39 Plastics and articles thereof 209,538 0.08 147,85941.71
40 Rubber and articles thereof 59,770 0.02 33,10380.56
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,432 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 26,541,262 10.04 35,543,990-25.33
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,481,124 0.56 1,190,98424.36
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 867 0.00 134,149-99.35
50 Silk 27 0.00 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 1,069-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 114,298 0.04 43,478162.89
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 57,909 0.02 6,734759.95
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 126,797 0.05 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 43,028 0.02 2,0951,953.84
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 21,679 0.01 17,24325.73
65 Headgear and parts thereof 765 0.00 317141.32
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 32,130 0.01 37,030-13.23
69 Ceramic products 10,550 0.00 44,388-76.23
70 Glass and glassware 715,789 0.27 499,36043.34
72 Iron and steel 14,878,439 5.63 24,073,541-38.20
73 Articles of iron or steel 16,635,392 6.29 483,7533,338.82
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,203 0.00 3,934-69.42
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,008 0.00 5,351-81.16
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,617 0.00 3,849-32.01
78 Lead and articles thereof 214 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 5,581 0.00 2,272145.64
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 152,871 0.06 28,952428.02
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 71,630 0.03 43,80963.51
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,478,254 1.32 4,128,362-15.75
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 5,078,519 1.92 4,511,03812.58
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 126,287,789 47.76 512,675,544-75.37
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,418,517 0.54 5,489,431-74.16
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 123,870 0.05 86,06243.93
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 19,511 0.01 45,566-57.18
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 250,053 0.09 55,553350.12
SS Classified 1,860 0.00 94 577 963-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Iraq

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 60.24% of Russia’s total imports from Iraq (39.64% in 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 37.73% of Russia’s total imports from Iraq (0.00% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.03% of Russia’s total imports from Iraq (31.68% in 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Iraq (28.62% in 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Iraq 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 $21,874;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $13,700;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $738.

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

  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $22,428;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $20,595;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $17,436;
  • 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 $8,645;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $3,675;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $940.
Russia’s imports from Iraq in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 13,700 37.73 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 17,436-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 3,675-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 42-100.00
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 940-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 738 2.03 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 22,428-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 21,874 60.24 0
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 0 0.00 8,645-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 20,595-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia