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Russian trade in goods with Argentina in Q1 2020

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 the first quarter of 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Argentina

In the 1st quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Argentina was $200,065,194, down 10.38% ($23,159,602) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2020 were $16,884,613, down 68.03% ($35,921,605) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2020 totaled $183,180,581, up 7.49% ($12,762,003) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade deficit with Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2020 was $166,295,968, a 41.39% increase ($48,683,608) over the 1st quarter of 2019.

Argentina was Russia’s 70th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2020 (down from 68th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.1408% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1418% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Argentina was Russia’s 102nd largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2020 (down from 84th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0190% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0506% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Argentina was Russia’s 44th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2020 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.3446% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.3213% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Argentina

The major share of Russian exports to Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2020 (and in the 1st quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 59.33% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (15.27% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 13.92% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (0.92% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 13.58% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (2.17% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.97% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (2.41% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.64% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (78.56% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.14% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (0.46% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $3,596,639;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1,884,135;
  • 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 $727,138;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $540,251;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $505,748;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $372,826;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $64,307;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $62,354;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $53,570;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $52,105.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 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 $40,277,965;
  • 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 $1,772,552;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $757,769;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $315,194;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $274,290;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $143,310;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $105,479;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $56,617.
Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 55,200 0.33 34,09561.90
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,068 0.01 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 9,180 0.05 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 192,633 1.14 950,402-79.73
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 253,688 1.50 40,531,653-99.37
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 445,224 2.64 2,217,776-79.92
29 Organic chemicals 190,084 1.13 136,51439.24
31 Fertilizers 8,396,894 49.73 4,800,25574.93
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 8 0.00 47,380-99.98
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 64,311 0.38 41,607,675.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 274,290-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 171,426 1.02 162,9825.18
39 Plastics and articles thereof 261,690 1.55 306,668-14.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 487,982 2.89 115,156323.76
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,300 0.01 22,342-89.71
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,348,081 13.91 463,946406.11
52 Cotton 0 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 185,049 1.10 241,666-23.43
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 13 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6,855 0.04 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 121,929 0.72 59,575104.66
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 22,958-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 52,105 0.31 0
72 Iron and steel 1,116,735 6.61 576,48493.71
73 Articles of iron or steel 60,308 0.36 375,502-83.94
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,815 0.02 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 159,469 0.94 302,779-47.33
78 Lead and articles thereof 28 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 5,516-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,595 0.02 13,380-73.13
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,755 0.02 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 865,549 5.13 359,801140.56
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 1,322,235 7.83 595,097122.19
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 105,479-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 105,404 0.62 84,51824.71

Russia’s Imports from Argentina

The major share of Russian imports from Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2020 (and in the 1st quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 89.16% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (91.32% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.28% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (5.07% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.32% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (1.88% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.95% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (1.43% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $14,947,819;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $10,772,306;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $4,281,485;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $4,162,135;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $3,958,258;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $963,065.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $24,380,439;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $2,065,550;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $898,476;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $765,940.
Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
02 Meat and edible meat offal 39,668,247 21.66 64,048,686-38.07
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 18,116,939 9.89 14,158,68127.96
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 43,283,225 23.63 32,510,91933.13
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 395,268 0.22 124,575217.29
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,160,404 1.18 2,024,6056.71
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 22,058,054 12.04 17,776,56924.08
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 955,794 0.52 495,39392.94
10 Cereals 0 0.00 4,411-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 25,100,694 13.70 10,152,875147.23
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 659,987 0.36 1,151,802-42.70
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 11,156 0.01 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 118,545 0.06 60719,429.65
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,635 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,792 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 196,012 0.11 961,952-79.62
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,124,411 0.61 1,638,430-31.37
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,089,712 2.23 3,126,64730.80
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 8,230-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 5,371,557 2.93 7,437,107-27.77
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 106,250 0.06 72,54646.46
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 6,651,154 3.63 6,236,9936.64
29 Organic chemicals 255,042 0.14 21,2391,100.82
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,002,966 0.55 1,255,371-20.11
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 234,022 0.13 61,420281.02
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 111,633 0.06 173,508-35.66
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,096,661 0.60 584,81587.52
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 59,903 0.03 29,290104.52
39 Plastics and articles thereof 81,689 0.04 34,257138.46
40 Rubber and articles thereof 178,369 0.10 244,739-27.12
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 162,250 0.09 80,000102.81
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 8-100.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 187,511 0.10 190,735-1.69
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 422 0.00 677-37.67
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 21,382 0.01 116,661-81.67
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 252 0.00 2405.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 27,006 0.01 38,509-29.87
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,861 0.00 3,302-13.36
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 57-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 1,370 0.00 324,181.25
72 Iron and steel 535,680 0.29 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,346,236 4.01 3,184,101130.72
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,891 0.00 450320.22
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,280 0.00 581120.31
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 3-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 12,863 0.01 7,40173.80
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 11,470 0.01 4,477156.20
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 992,305 0.54 1,890,781-47.52
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 12,854 0.01 1,732642.15
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 237,639 0.13 253,611-6.30
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 501,090 0.27 297,63568.36
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 194 0.00 39397.44
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 8,467 0.00 10,729-21.08
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,921 0.00 1,150154.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 15,516 0.01 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia