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

Russia’s Trade with France

In the 1st quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with France totaled $3,839,406,818, up 8.02% ($284,925,467) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to France in the 1st quarter of 2020 were $1,505,623,418, down 16.36% ($294,487,357) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from France in the 1st quarter of 2020 totaled $2,333,783,400, up 33.03% ($579,412,824) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade balance with France went from a surplus of $45,740,199 in the 1st quarter of 2019, to a deficit of $828,159,982 in the 1st quarter of 2020.

France was Russia’s 13th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2020 (down from 12th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 2.7012% of Russia’s total trade (up from 2.2579% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

France was Russia’s 15th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2020 (up from 16th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 1.6921% of Russia’s total exports (down from 1.7245% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

France was Russia’s 5th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2020 (up from 8th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 4.3903% of Russia’s total imports (up from 3.3074% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to France

The major share of Russian exports to France 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) - 87.95% of Russia’s total exports to France (87.86% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.72% of Russia’s total exports to France (3.55% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.46% of Russia’s total exports to France (2.77% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.22% of Russia’s total exports to France (2.14% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.21% of Russia’s total exports to France (1.24% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

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

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to France 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 $228,693,776;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $27,940,593;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $14,141,868;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $10,409,047;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $9,553,592;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $5,503,155.
Russia’s exports to France in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
01 Live animals 22,876 0.00 60,317-62.07
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,538,649 0.17 1,020,422148.78
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 4,532-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 34,548 0.00 21,52360.52
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 41,733-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 184,729-100.00
10 Cereals 579,131 0.04 25,6782,155.36
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 22,183 0.00 24,597-9.81
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 11,898 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4,182 0.00 1,178,075-99.65
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 456-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,522 0.00 7,086-7.96
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,922,318 0.13 1,032,90386.11
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 140,260 0.01 259,446-45.94
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5,275,894 0.35 3,563,37148.06
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 820,235 0.05 1,499,891-45.31
26 Ores, slag and ash 9,877,707 0.66 37,818,300-73.88
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,313,511,859 87.24 1,542,205,635-14.83
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 7,134,598 0.47 4,544,23957.00
29 Organic chemicals 735,922 0.05 1,749,483-57.93
30 Pharmaceutical products 40,031 0.00 46,645-14.18
31 Fertilizers 14,909,346 0.99 24,462,938-39.05
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 16,537 0.00 48,291-65.76
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,015,681 0.07 406,482149.87
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 262,099 0.02 233112,388.84
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 26,879 0.00 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,056 0.00 50,819-97.92
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 324,724 0.02 1,066,933-69.56
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,188,877 0.15 1,117,58995.86
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,816,165 0.45 5,089,75033.92
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 54,960-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,156,378 0.08 1,078,0357.27
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 64,553 0.00 16,557289.88
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 16,700,312 1.11 20,723,840-19.41
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 366,679 0.02 104,785249.93
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,022,953 0.07 1,421,192-28.02
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 86,607 0.01 17,152404.94
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 72,189-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 25,972 0.00 57,678-54.97
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 20,676 0.00 479,927-95.69
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 646 0.00 278132.37
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 3-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 118 0.00 220-46.36
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 402,915 0.03 284,61341.57
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 693,915 0.05 696,052-0.31
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,817,771 0.12 1,669,1328.91
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 601,134 0.04 503,73219.34
65 Headgear and parts thereof 9,355 0.00 1,678457.51
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3,661 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 39,713 0.00 38,8322.27
69 Ceramic products 41,635 0.00 1,0134,010.07
70 Glass and glassware 3,386,087 0.22 4,841,664-30.06
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 296,261 0.02 886,900-66.60
72 Iron and steel 24,775,536 1.65 38,917,404-36.34
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,328,456 0.09 2,248,855-40.93
74 Copper and articles thereof 320,041 0.02 351,181-8.87
75 Nickel and articles thereof 176,733 0.01 267,728-33.99
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,949,235 0.40 7,975,695-25.41
78 Lead and articles thereof 68,724 0.00 69,321-0.86
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 8,235,943 0.55 13,739,098-40.05
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 31,253 0.00 326,033-90.41
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 37,871 0.00 57,961-34.66
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 22,535,529 1.50 32,944,576-31.60
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 7,323,258 0.49 7,329,249-0.08
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 120,000 0.01 179,601-33.19
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,067,655 0.27 1,207,436236.88
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 120,652 0.01 3,596,598-96.65
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,883,113 0.19 4,575,832-36.99
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 993 0.00 56,506-98.24
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 14,781 0.00 20,648-28.41
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 3,606,719 0.24 1,185,800204.16
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 60,106 0.00 39,85450.82
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 10,352 0.00 29,971-65.46
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 8,016 0.00 9,584-16.36
SS Classified 28,970,934 1.92 24 499 31618.25

Russia’s Imports from France

The major share of Russian imports from France 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) - 26.23% of Russia’s total imports from France (40.47% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 19.97% of Russia’s total imports from France (29.19% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.26% of Russia’s total imports from France (12.63% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.72% of Russia’s total imports from France (4.26% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.96% of Russia’s total imports from France (1.22% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from France 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 $26,268,785;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $13,083,006;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $12,125,742.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from France 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 $107,331,119;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $27,007,732;
  • 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 $21,958,366;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $9,785,972;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $7,886,162;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $7,429,017.
Russia’s imports from France in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
01 Live animals 603,710 0.03 5,32411,239.41
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 169,268 0.01 66,854153.19
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 9,216,218 0.39 6,630,25739.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 72,631 0.00 27,479164.31
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 940,718 0.04 1,190,060-20.95
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 393,997 0.02 531,201-25.83
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 422 0.00 3,289-87.17
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 865,764 0.04 935,753-7.48
10 Cereals 24,755,967 1.06 20,992,46717.93
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 740,727 0.03 1,111,286-33.35
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 84,262,330 3.61 57,993,54545.30
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4,804,927 0.21 3,410,23940.90
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 6,341 0.00 9,992-36.54
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 911,212 0.04 1,034,476-11.92
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 188,604 0.01 192,988-2.27
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,431,416 0.19 4,957,990-10.62
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,995,009 0.21 6,093,008-18.02
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,511,983 0.24 4,866,79413.26
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 7,892,302 0.34 6,209,17927.11
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8,311,672 0.36 9,811,365-15.29
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 76,489,878 3.28 72,720,4675.18
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 25,799,519 1.11 20,787,59824.11
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,417,404 0.06 1,983,045-28.52
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,795,002 0.12 3,886,878-28.09
26 Ores, slag and ash 70,439 0.00 316,243-77.73
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6,839,657 0.29 6,796,7620.63
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,681,661 0.24 5,901,130-3.72
29 Organic chemicals 76,626,964 3.28 63,543,95820.59
30 Pharmaceutical products 77,933,026 3.34 185,264,145-57.93
31 Fertilizers 202,737 0.01 97,304108.35
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 15,635,249 0.67 13,792,05413.36
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 184,750,932 7.92 187,579,111-1.51
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 35,897,162 1.54 33,373,5427.56
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 21,439,206 0.92 17,262,78224.19
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 574,577 0.02 350,52063.92
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 61,999 0.00 449,464-86.21
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 102,126,798 4.38 103,684,206-1.50
39 Plastics and articles thereof 65,060,899 2.79 66,479,623-2.13
40 Rubber and articles thereof 26,167,053 1.12 32,211,715-18.77
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 57,827 0.00 66,600-13.17
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 12,862,607 0.55 12,448,0493.33
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 187,339 0.01 156,47719.72
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,348,427 0.10 1,625,15044.51
45 Cork and articles of cork 277,077 0.01 516,158-46.32
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 7,575 0.00 3,79599.60
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 18,509,667 0.79 15,982,60115.81
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,299,651 0.06 3,325,289-60.92
50 Silk 2,663 0.00 2,4478.83
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 27,571 0.00 25,4288.43
52 Cotton 225,148 0.01 430,458-47.70
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 5,243 0.00 1254,094.40
54 Man-made filaments 183,206 0.01 562,933-67.46
55 Man-made staple fibers 387,896 0.02 57,446575.24
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 511,677 0.02 1,079,762-52.61
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 737,605 0.03 626,66817.70
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 294,766 0.01 284,9543.44
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 603,046 0.03 495,59821.68
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 77,798 0.00 76,9661.08
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,127,865 0.09 2,184,667-2.60
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6,886,475 0.30 6,671,3503.22
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 963,363 0.04 1,004,780-4.12
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 721,404 0.03 632,03414.14
65 Headgear and parts thereof 181,681 0.01 351,202-48.27
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 8,629 0.00 30,742-71.93
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 43,398 0.00 9,119375.91
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,564,502 0.11 2,630,503-2.51
69 Ceramic products 3,867,024 0.17 2,300,82768.07
70 Glass and glassware 14,212,470 0.61 10,749,90332.21
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6,095,062 0.26 3,533,08472.51
72 Iron and steel 12,434,785 0.53 11,498,4368.14
73 Articles of iron or steel 26,223,869 1.12 34,110,031-23.12
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,223,065 0.18 1,545,781173.20
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,804,265 0.12 2,778,7520.92
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7,875,101 0.34 7,149,60510.15
78 Lead and articles thereof 686 0.00 84716.67
79 Zinc and articles thereof 198,475 0.01 143,79838.02
80 Tin and articles thereof 28,821 0.00 53,009-45.63
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 727,123 0.03 1,358,057-46.46
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,860,525 0.17 11,289,542-65.80
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,095,952 0.22 4,744,6997.40
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 246,774,924 10.57 256,560,896-3.81
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 99,699,332 4.27 121,657,698-18.05
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 444,480 0.02 192,597130.78
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 63,473,555 2.72 90,481,287-29.85
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 329,588 0.01 149,090121.07
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 55,227,131 2.37 43,101,38928.13
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 347,192 0.01 318,2709.09
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 223,406 0.01 208,8026.99
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 7,625,560 0.33 7,506,5271.59
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 762,302 0.03 1,488,639-48.79
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,599,980 0.24 5,072,26710.40
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 453,498 0.02 1,53729,405.40
SS Classified 828,425,743 35.50 142 540 575481.19
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia