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

Russia’s Trade with Israel

In 2019, Russia’s trade with Israel was $2,250,108,045, down 17.25% ($468,989,166) from 2018.

Russia’s exports to Israel in 2019 were $1,416,492,334, down 27.51% ($537,641,308) from 2018.

Russia’s imports from Israel in 2019 totaled $833,615,711, up 8.97% ($68,652,142) from 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Israel in 2019 was $582,876,623, a 50.98% decrease ($606,293,450) over 2018.

Israel was Russia’s 48th largest trading partner in 2019 (down from 41st in 2018), accounting for 0.3376% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.3952% in 2018).

Israel was Russia’s 48th largest export market in 2019 (down from 41st in 2018), accounting for 0.3350% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.4343% in 2018).

Israel was Russia’s 43rd largest supplier in 2019 (up from 46th in 2018), accounting for 0.3420% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.3212% in 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Israel

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 39.26% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (38.59% in 2018);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 23.65% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (30.45% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 13.97% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (9.79% in 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.53% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (11.60% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.83% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (3.90% in 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.49% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (3.32% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.25% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (0.62% in 2018).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $9,372,154;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $6,572,448;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $5,408,668;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $5,169,509;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $4,966,611;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4,529,318.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Israel in 2019 over 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) - a decrease of $259,877,922;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $204,429,282;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $80,058,786;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $7,575,983;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $6,022,945;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $4,448,763.
Russia’s exports to Israel in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
01 Live animals 120 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 318,911 0.02 121,428162.63
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 146,799 0.01 210,442-30.24
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 12-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,124,418 0.15 3,020,026-29.66
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 10,508 0.00 5,89578.25
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,226,622 0.23 2,832,19413.93
10 Cereals 93,204,406 6.58 173,263,192-46.21
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,688,361 0.12 2,347,294-28.07
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 715,881 0.05 863,133-17.06
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 16,467,744 1.16 12,477,67331.98
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 109,838 0.01 247,762-55.67
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 726,012 0.05 740,800-2.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,924,243 0.28 4,469,871-12.21
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,857,281 0.20 2,706,3205.58
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,415,134 0.38 4,119,79031.44
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,490,292 0.81 12,681,696-9.39
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,350,009 0.38 5,202,9022.83
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,127,313 0.08 1,256,951-10.31
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 323,007 0.02 86,517273.35
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 18,313,147 1.29 11,740,69955.98
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 537,864,233 37.97 742,293,515-27.54
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 13,558,478 0.96 10,847,73424.99
29 Organic chemicals 9,227,625 0.65 3,818,957141.63
30 Pharmaceutical products 65,358 0.00 94,970-31.18
31 Fertilizers 33,178,748 2.34 31,736,7284.54
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 174,715 0.01 177,456-1.54
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 477,530 0.03 91,014424.68
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 852,660 0.06 49,6621,616.93
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 38,556 0.00 5,012669.27
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 14,361,746 1.01 18,810,509-23.65
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10,078,615 0.71 10,249,357-1.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 564,750 0.04 245,018130.49
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 17,554 0.00 42,881-59.06
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 954 0.00 8,496-88.77
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 41,887,234 2.96 36,717,72514.08
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 40-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 22 0.00 24-8.33
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,875,778 0.27 4,631,240-16.31
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 16,243,862 1.15 22,266,807-27.05
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,616,897 0.11 1,355,86619.25
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 35 0.00 0
52 Cotton 119 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 1,940 0.00 244,733-99.21
55 Man-made staple fibers 3,166 0.00 366765.03
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5 0.00 2,349-99.79
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 545-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 421 0.00 26658.27
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 68,835 0.00 107,763-36.12
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 27 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 103,124 0.01 68,61750.29
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 40,061 0.00 63,355-36.77
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 231,039 0.02 112,381105.59
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 23,683 0.00 34,021-30.39
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,448 0.00 515181.17
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 352-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,726 0.00 2,210-21.90
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 9,142,577 0.65 5,389,11069.65
69 Ceramic products 227,956 0.02 144,44657.81
70 Glass and glassware 279,749 0.02 82,942237.28
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 335,061,798 23.65 594,939,720-43.68
72 Iron and steel 126,335,429 8.92 116,963,2758.01
73 Articles of iron or steel 859,146 0.06 907,074-5.28
74 Copper and articles thereof 10,338 0.00 6,31763.65
75 Nickel and articles thereof 24,974 0.00 25,287-1.24
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 48,583,598 3.43 56,159,581-13.49
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 500-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 21,760,948 1.54 16,794,33729.57
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 71,995 0.01 251,444-71.37
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 188,666 0.01 222,683-15.28
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,797,030 0.48 2,267,712199.73
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 7,903,792 0.56 5,045,73556.64
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 166,154 0.01 90,04684.52
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 2,514,097-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,797,440 0.20 2,268,97123.29
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 472 0.00 2,242-78.95
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 7,513 0.00 10,390-27.69
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 1,717,829 0.12 1,018,22168.71
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 525,971 0.04 930,633-43.48
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 56,192 0.00 16,617238.16
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6,441 0.00 1,164453.35
SS Classified 1,865,336 0.13 25 606 017-92.72

Russia’s Imports from Israel

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 31.51% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (35.99% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 31.48% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (28.64% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 25.41% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (23.10% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.93% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (4.47% in 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.74% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (2.93% in 2018);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.30% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (1.05% in 2018).

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

  • 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 $47,716,312;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $16,876,289;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $14,474,050;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $10,978,643;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $6,001,999;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $4,462,154;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $2,719,823.

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $18,101,403;
  • 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) - a decrease of $5,501,052;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $5,187,604;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $4,226,313;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $3,793,871.
Russia’s imports from Israel in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
01 Live animals 796,471 0.10 1,291,869-38.35
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 636,186 0.08 726,631-12.45
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 6,030-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 3,837,222 0.46 9,024,826-57.48
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 159,594,386 19.14 177,695,789-10.19
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 64,336,005 7.72 53,357,36220.58
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 946,144 0.11 921,1682.71
10 Cereals 0 0.00 95-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 11,553 0.00 3,810203.23
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,215,562 0.63 5,060,7963.06
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 15,464 0.00 256,400-93.97
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 5,850-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 306,763 0.04 184,10766.62
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 6,128 0.00 4,01052.82
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 646,732 0.08 908,299-28.80
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 65,947 0.01 59,56210.72
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 993,145 0.12 1,242,508-20.07
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 21,043,346 2.52 19,954,4355.46
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,225,784 0.39 3,851,512-16.25
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 993,496 0.12 793,30125.24
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,867,498 0.58 5,291,512-8.01
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,401,601 0.17 716,23095.69
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 6,272,051 0.75 4,910,28127.73
29 Organic chemicals 6,630,633 0.80 8,013,648-17.26
30 Pharmaceutical products 59,110,043 7.09 42,233,75439.96
31 Fertilizers 3,555,918 0.43 2,963,65819.98
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 14,355,970 1.72 18,582,283-22.74
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 30,816,591 3.70 28,550,5547.94
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 10,656,511 1.28 11,051,771-3.58
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 102,850 0.01 108,404-5.12
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 553,233 0.07 494,27011.93
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 25,999,111 3.12 11,525,061125.59
39 Plastics and articles thereof 52,143,072 6.26 46,141,07313.01
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,665,586 0.20 2,151,184-22.57
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 700,299 0.08 387,59580.68
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 35,259 0.00 520,036-93.22
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 2,989-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 44 0.00 18,172-99.76
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,796,092 0.34 2,938,621-4.85
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 358,678 0.04 308,65016.21
52 Cotton 2,044,846 0.25 2,089,716-2.15
54 Man-made filaments 340,665 0.04 966,503-64.75
55 Man-made staple fibers 4,675 0.00 4,964-5.82
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 17,213,268 2.06 16,030,4417.38
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 23,359-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 24,432 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,372,017 0.16 1,922,360-28.63
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 141,219 0.02 87,43061.52
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 103,018 0.01 55,07487.05
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 167,504 0.02 321,541-47.91
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,392,924 0.17 868,04260.47
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 18,621 0.00 4484,056.47
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,080 0.00 6,345-51.46
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 4,260 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,555,993 0.31 3,165,300-19.25
69 Ceramic products 869,081 0.10 1,352,584-35.75
70 Glass and glassware 1,216,504 0.15 861,39041.23
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,500,470 0.30 8,001,522-68.75
72 Iron and steel 28,355 0.00 6,234354.84
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,857,042 0.22 1,911,193-2.83
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,748,328 0.33 28,5059,541.56
75 Nickel and articles thereof 32,290 0.00 5595,676.39
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 708,107 0.08 1,247,390-43.23
78 Lead and articles thereof 5,995 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 34,659 0.00 57,843-40.08
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 34,714,475 4.16 30,252,32114.75
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 935,072 0.11 700,77133.43
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 47,637,021 5.71 47,061,5681.22
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 137,064,869 16.44 89,348,55753.40
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 1,327,204 0.16 3,482,444-61.89
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,854,129 0.22 1,093,06669.63
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 3,793,871-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 74,563,722 8.94 74,286,5630.37
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 57,527 0.01 8,277595.02
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 12,848,005 1.54 10,924,81017.60
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,754,655 0.21 1,670,3455.05
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 172,803 0.02 46,135274.56
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 26,446-100.00
SS Classified 607,502 0.07 1 001 546-39.34
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia