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Russian trade in goods with Belgium 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 Belgium in the first quarter of 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Belgium

In the 1st quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Belgium was $2,529,513,809, down 4.88% ($129,762,295) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Belgium in the 1st quarter of 2020 were $2,032,614,015, down 4.28% ($90,862,905) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Belgium in the 1st quarter of 2020 were $496,899,794, down 7.26% ($38,899,390) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with Belgium in the 1st quarter of 2020 was $1,535,714,221, a 3.27% decrease ($51,963,515) over the 1st quarter of 2019.

Belgium was Russia’s 15th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2020 (up from 16th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 1.7796% of Russia’s total trade (up from 1.6892% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Belgium was Russia’s 14th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2020 (down from 13th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 2.2843% of Russia’s total exports (up from 2.0343% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Belgium was Russia’s 22nd largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2020 (up from 23rd in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.9348% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.0101% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Belgium

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 51.32% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (48.90% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 26.32% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (28.75% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 16.66% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (12.35% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.13% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (6.74% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.73% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (1.46% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.02% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (0.75% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $70,105,276.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Belgium in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 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 $75,575,639;
  • 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 $63,410,860;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $34,808,367.
Russia’s exports to Belgium in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 326,071 0.02 168,33593.70
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 30,000-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 17,106 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 81,326 0.00 0
10 Cereals 2,082,252 0.10 2,112,866-1.45
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 43,754 0.00 19,422125.28
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 16,162,917 0.80 11,986,00334.85
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 24,700 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 77,560 0.00 13,861459.56
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 23,369 0.00 112,547-79.24
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 556,815 0.03 767,272-27.43
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 20,014 0.00 21,231-5.73
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 229,546 0.01 135,68669.17
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 107,992 0.01 75,10843.78
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 887,632 0.04 472,38787.90
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 23,791,264 1.17 26,460,248-10.09
26 Ores, slag and ash 8,353,856 0.41 3,040,010174.80
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,010,923,820 49.74 1,008,839,4610.21
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 20,329,786 1.00 83,740,646-75.72
29 Organic chemicals 7,482,395 0.37 6,172,64921.22
30 Pharmaceutical products 557 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 10,832,463 0.53 45,640,830-76.27
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 181,056 0.01 18,200894.81
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 53,787 0.00 280,499-80.82
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 296,542 0.01 960,918-69.14
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 18,262 0.00 50,869-64.10
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,491,186 0.12 1,994,36624.91
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,599,084 0.08 4,269,283-62.54
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 150-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 21,550,165 1.06 16,004,49934.65
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,801,270 0.09 3,534,539-49.04
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 11,794,201 0.58 11,521,0752.37
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7,712 0.00 2,322232.13
55 Man-made staple fibers 8,371 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 4,081-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 230,674 0.01 63,844,466.67
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 2,376-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 281 0.00 366-23.22
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 662 0.00 2,146-69.15
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 423,018 0.02 603,466-29.90
69 Ceramic products 36,943 0.00 16,870118.99
70 Glass and glassware 5,415,196 0.27 4,078,64332.77
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 534,968,724 26.32 610,544,363-12.38
72 Iron and steel 329,624,070 16.22 259,518,79427.01
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,380,026 0.07 1,390,894-0.78
74 Copper and articles thereof 253 0.00 90181.11
75 Nickel and articles thereof 148 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,806,973 0.09 1,023,38876.57
78 Lead and articles thereof 531,273 0.03 189,795179.92
79 Zinc and articles thereof 2,098 0.00 1,9825.85
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 5,108,292 0.25 46,75410,825.89
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 94,231 0.00 51,79681.93
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 18,686 0.00 7,449150.85
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,548,833 0.37 10,902,174-30.76
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 339,746 0.02 1,737,867-80.45
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,507,247 0.07 4,335,309-65.23
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,037,715 0.05 427,150142.94
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 2,930-100.00
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 44,934 0.00 109,932-59.13
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 11,723 0.00 24,149-51.46
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 325,438 0.02 5,0596,332.85
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 3,809-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Belgium

The major share of Russian imports from Belgium 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) - 45.49% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (48.74% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 18.89% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (16.76% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.03% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (13.46% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.83% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (5.77% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.97% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (5.54% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.53% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (3.88% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.67% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (1.64% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.87% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (2.10% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

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

  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $5,752,107;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $5,115,696;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4,829,985;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $3,303,850;
  • 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 $2,525,770;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $2,444,618;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $2,209,408;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $2,090,991;
  • Tin and articles thereof (HS code 80) - an increase of $2,085,381;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $1,682,825.

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $25,264,428;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $9,177,682;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $8,520,277;
  • 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 $6,935,777;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $5,225,179;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $4,570,535;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $3,887,595;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $2,147,655;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $1,989,418;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - a decrease of $1,783,461;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $1,726,532.
Russia’s imports from Belgium in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
01 Live animals 285,050 0.06 347,209-17.90
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,001,681 0.20 596,27867.99
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 24,402-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 6,927,163 1.39 12,152,342-43.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 241,785-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,014 0.00 1,084362.55
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,185,353 0.24 421,929180.94
10 Cereals 449 0.00 950-52.74
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,386,156 0.48 1,530,10255.95
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,411,232 0.28 9,931,509-85.79
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 175,211 0.04 184,372-4.97
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 2,599 0.00 2131,120.19
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,729,452 0.55 1,881,48645.07
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 539,597 0.11 512,4005.31
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5,055,773 1.02 4,364,98615.83
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 10,805,397 2.17 11,354,107-4.83
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,966,940 1.00 4,630,5737.26
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,558,639 1.12 3,875,81443.42
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,272,599 0.46 3,266,054-30.42
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11,716,530 2.36 10,274,46414.04
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 7,603,478 1.53 6,293,96820.81
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 128,259 0.03 250,589-48.82
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 27,597 0.01 45,140-38.86
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 1,075,137-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 24,677,126 4.97 28,564,721-13.61
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,423,432 0.69 3,391,5600.94
29 Organic chemicals 40,235,479 8.10 49,413,161-18.57
30 Pharmaceutical products 16,035,803 3.23 41,300,231-61.17
31 Fertilizers 1,725,241 0.35 3,872,896-55.45
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 15,508,188 3.12 17,234,720-10.02
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 15,387,411 3.10 9,635,30459.70
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 24,023,027 4.83 21,497,25711.75
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,086,333 0.82 3,788,0357.87
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 6,535,783 1.32 5,563,86317.47
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 25,777,044 5.19 26,373,700-2.26
39 Plastics and articles thereof 68,637,759 13.81 73,208,294-6.24
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,663,881 0.94 5,858,203-20.39
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 234,213 0.05 236,027-0.77
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 237 0.00 321-26.17
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,383,095 0.48 2,006,80018.75
45 Cork and articles of cork 83 0.00 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 48 0.00 17182.35
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,857,090 0.98 5,608,642-13.40
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,035,775 0.21 1,175,571-11.89
50 Silk 0 0.00 21,497-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 7,775 0.00 10,474-25.77
52 Cotton 92,154 0.02 2,1274,232.58
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 92,184 0.02 69,28533.05
54 Man-made filaments 848,272 0.17 1,372,809-38.21
55 Man-made staple fibers 5,501,602 1.11 2,197,752150.33
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 749,564 0.15 1,280,376-41.46
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4,767,819 0.96 6,551,280-27.22
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 152,136 0.03 129,42917.54
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,829,673 0.37 2,922,464-37.39
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 376,803 0.08 449,407-16.16
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 84,907 0.02 45,15888.02
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 172,508 0.03 110,93955.50
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7,821,251 1.57 5,611,84339.37
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 20,477 0.00 18,52610.53
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4,098 0.00 10,859-62.26
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 616 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,712,357 0.75 1,267,739192.83
69 Ceramic products 1,271,093 0.26 1,354,467-6.16
70 Glass and glassware 2,950,186 0.59 859,195243.37
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,322,666 0.87 11,258,443-61.61
72 Iron and steel 27,539,980 5.54 22,424,28422.81
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,416,700 1.09 5,288,6582.42
74 Copper and articles thereof 688,873 0.14 635,1058.47
75 Nickel and articles thereof 174,957 0.04 69,164152.96
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,132,155 0.23 377,867199.62
79 Zinc and articles thereof 318,731 0.06 394,672-19.24
80 Tin and articles thereof 2,085,381 0.42 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 248,089 0.05 709,509-65.03
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 156,718 0.03 280,026-44.03
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,156,654 0.23 725,65959.39
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 52,390,121 10.54 47,560,13610.16
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 14,406,939 2.90 15,210,061-5.28
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 109,791 0.02 209,388-47.57
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 21,315,916 4.29 21,748,409-1.99
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 418,245 0.08 1,193,353-64.95
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,225,078 1.05 3,875,95234.81
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 310 0.00 22637.17
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 380,443 0.08 730,399-47.91
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 972,883 0.20 976,553-0.38
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,861,927 0.78 5,851,345-34.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 105,717 0.02 3,4682,948.36
SS Classified 4,828 0.00 4 6653.49
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia