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

Russia’s Trade with Italy

In the 1st quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Italy was $5,336,009,712, down 9.52% ($561,500,591) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Italy in the 1st quarter of 2020 were $3,124,881,712, down 18.14% ($692,685,884) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Italy in the 1st quarter of 2020 totaled $2,211,128,000, up 6.31% ($131,185,293) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with Italy in the 1st quarter of 2020 was $913,753,712, a 47.41% decrease ($823,871,177) over the 1st quarter of 2019.

Italy was Russia’s 7th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2020 (up from 8th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 3.7541% of Russia’s total trade (up from 3.7462% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Italy was Russia’s 10th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2020 (down from 7th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 3.5118% of Russia’s total exports (down from 3.6573% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Italy was Russia’s 6th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2020 (down from 5th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 4.1595% of Russia’s total imports (up from 3.9212% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Italy

The major share of Russian exports to Italy 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) - 83.06% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (79.94% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.21% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (12.23% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.55% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (3.10% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.75% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (1.33% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.37% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (1.47% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.04% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (0.63% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Italy 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) - an increase of $23,942,365.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Italy 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 $457,759,265;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $222,006,095;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $24,457,840.
Russia’s exports to Italy in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
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 830,247 0.03 232,313257.38
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 815,920 0.03 242,535236.41
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 5,134,969 0.16 1,694,678203.01
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 152,996 0.00 57,828164.57
10 Cereals 2,474,758 0.08 3,151,632-21.48
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 18,069 0.00 505,779-96.43
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 6,657,197 0.21 4,659,21342.88
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 173,564 0.01 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 239 0.00 254,460-99.91
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 59,389 0.00 177,325-66.51
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 19,502-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 65,850 0.00 58,79712.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 94,390 0.00 102,586-7.99
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 126,020 0.00 41,036207.10
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 16,026,339 0.51 12,913,48124.11
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 88,125-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 530,243 0.02 449,99617.83
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,868,283 0.06 270,834589.83
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,593,200,038 82.99 3,050,959,303-15.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,464,423 0.11 4,336,814-20.12
29 Organic chemicals 3,249,875 0.10 5,020,249-35.26
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,756,077 0.06 854,661105.47
31 Fertilizers 10,624,700 0.34 14,848,834-28.45
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,263,217 0.07 1,065,101112.49
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 930,269 0.03 628,64947.98
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 482,208 0.02 804,660-40.07
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 87,817 0.00 1,3586,366.64
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 84,151 0.00 182,663-53.93
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 6,130-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,709,204 0.05 1,472,88316.04
39 Plastics and articles thereof 16,149,981 0.52 8,055,377100.49
40 Rubber and articles thereof 13,884,631 0.44 13,381,8883.76
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 5,146,431 0.16 6,036,809-14.75
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 161,306 0.01 676,684-76.16
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 6,897,231 0.22 7,876,850-12.44
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 19,627,959 0.63 27,799,471-29.39
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 18-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 57-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 589,016 0.02 891,335-33.92
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 22,479,448 0.72 27,317,537-17.71
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 62,645 0.00 36,01973.92
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 56,264-100.00
52 Cotton 183,912 0.01 480,472-61.72
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 38,730 0.00 41,067-5.69
54 Man-made filaments 342,464 0.01 1,023,341-66.53
55 Man-made staple fibers 49,613 0.00 53,841-7.85
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 77,207 0.00 83,438-7.47
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 478 0.00 1,850-74.16
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 17 0.00 22-22.73
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 382 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 120,257 0.00 369,340-67.44
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 214,635 0.01 896,250-76.05
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 130,366 0.00 337,697-61.40
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 515,981 0.02 924,820-44.21
65 Headgear and parts thereof 816 0.00 8,315-90.19
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 50-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 297 0.00 1,060-71.98
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 358,376 0.01 328,7649.01
69 Ceramic products 394,112 0.01 968,597-59.31
70 Glass and glassware 1,980,734 0.06 2,820,481-29.77
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 142,241,384 4.55 118,299,01920.24
72 Iron and steel 148,194,891 4.74 370,200,986-59.97
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,792,346 0.09 1,446,02993.10
74 Copper and articles thereof 986,272 0.03 1,099,588-10.31
75 Nickel and articles thereof 8,504,778 0.27 6,403,78632.81
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 61,471,486 1.97 85,929,326-28.46
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 4,856-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,892,388 0.09 897,851222.15
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 209,426 0.01 239,361-12.51
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 114,090 0.00 495,167-76.96
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,444,879 0.21 12,136,090-46.89
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 2,729,920 0.09 7,295,666-62.58
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 851,405 0.03 1,861,179-54.25
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 7,748 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,181,932 0.04 697,09869.55
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 48,909 0.00 3,2081,424.59
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 6,716 0.00 8,427-20.30
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 2,446,652 0.08 3,218,800-23.99
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 71,434 0.00 97,734-26.91
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 13,651 0.00 2,238509.96
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 15,612 0.00 2,614497.25
SS Classified 1,368,316 0.04 1 659 434-17.54

Russia’s Imports from Italy

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 40.75% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (39.13% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 21.20% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (22.20% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 10.48% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (11.55% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.39% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (10.23% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.95% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (7.33% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.65% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (2.26% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $53,886,351;
  • 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 $24,359,771;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $13,334,988;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $13,162,029;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $10,105,200;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $7,202,441.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Italy 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 $27,532,036;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $9,183,126.
Russia’s imports from Italy in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
01 Live animals 216,262 0.01 184,10517.47
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 471,234 0.02 1,500,343-68.59
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 209,981 0.01 119,59775.57
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 11,895,387 0.54 11,797,9730.83
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 26,054,072 1.18 24,102,1598.10
10 Cereals 461,962 0.02 372,44024.04
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,218,178 0.06 803,91851.53
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 11,257,526 0.51 13,389,945-15.93
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,581,276 0.07 953,61165.82
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 107,888 0.00 13,100723.57
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 13,311,888 0.60 13,949,562-4.57
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,154,670 0.05 2,082,411-44.55
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,922,068 0.22 3,963,40524.19
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 13,505,557 0.61 12,913,6384.58
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 21,600,275 0.98 18,315,07917.94
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 9,990,354 0.45 9,526,3874.87
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7,203,135 0.33 8,498,582-15.24
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 72,090,300 3.26 67,040,6477.53
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 13,051,455 0.59 14,014,194-6.87
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 19,349,520 0.88 9,244,320109.31
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,021,974 0.05 789,41129.46
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,398,421 0.15 2,971,16814.38
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,586,270 0.16 1,165,615207.67
29 Organic chemicals 21,816,914 0.99 19,067,44714.42
30 Pharmaceutical products 128,281,659 5.80 155,813,695-17.67
31 Fertilizers 2,936,406 0.13 1,090,943169.16
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 38,242,641 1.73 36,123,9705.87
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 61,408,451 2.78 57,173,0187.41
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 20,766,436 0.94 16,226,97927.97
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 7,874,144 0.36 6,362,22323.76
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 263,870 0.01 405,345-34.90
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 288,442 0.01 405,103-28.80
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 48,309,776 2.18 35,147,74737.45
39 Plastics and articles thereof 108,947,170 4.93 104,890,9913.87
40 Rubber and articles thereof 26,120,837 1.18 27,976,932-6.63
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 2,028,553 0.09 1,865,7318.73
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 38,622,775 1.75 37,343,8973.42
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 921,906 0.04 1,393,533-33.84
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,705,714 0.26 5,804,376-1.70
45 Cork and articles of cork 23,854 0.00 3,669550.15
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 82,570 0.00 44,97483.59
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 41,806 0.00 53,383-21.69
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 17,381,619 0.79 18,700,232-7.05
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 13,235,137 0.60 22,418,263-40.96
50 Silk 148,951 0.01 299,764-50.31
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 1,825,205 0.08 1,226,74648.78
52 Cotton 2,193,167 0.10 1,508,74445.36
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 145,035 0.01 192,901-24.81
54 Man-made filaments 1,854,152 0.08 2,052,905-9.68
55 Man-made staple fibers 3,239,915 0.15 2,396,65535.18
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5,561,692 0.25 6,211,226-10.46
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 378,970 0.02 378,5170.12
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,559,770 0.07 777,673100.57
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,725,091 0.12 3,348,084-18.61
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,327,921 0.06 1,461,641-9.15
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 49,829,651 2.25 54,163,805-8.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 79,498,121 3.60 77,474,6282.61
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,727,311 0.08 2,851,285-39.42
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 77,610,437 3.51 84,046,851-7.66
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,832,958 0.08 1,833,526-0.03
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 56,745 0.00 27,826103.93
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 136,156 0.01 21,029547.47
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 12,916,832 0.58 6,991,33284.75
69 Ceramic products 22,506,390 1.02 21,269,4655.82
70 Glass and glassware 4,183,023 0.19 4,579,684-8.66
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 19,287,731 0.87 17,966,2767.36
72 Iron and steel 9,671,442 0.44 10,328,425-6.36
73 Articles of iron or steel 98,037,536 4.43 84,702,54815.74
74 Copper and articles thereof 19,818,428 0.90 12,615,98757.09
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,106,994 0.05 1,196,024-7.44
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 15,326,062 0.69 13,371,18114.62
78 Lead and articles thereof 16,191 0.00 37,926-57.31
79 Zinc and articles thereof 88,177 0.00 154,786-43.03
80 Tin and articles thereof 1 0.00 292-99.66
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 282,799 0.01 329,672-14.22
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 12,706,142 0.57 11,828,8037.42
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 18,625,630 0.84 17,962,8093.69
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 648,763,804 29.34 594,877,4539.06
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 147,339,120 6.66 122,979,34919.81
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 1,079,934 0.05 941,05414.76
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 52,635,335 2.38 47,220,58811.47
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 89,244 0.00 60114,749.25
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 51,201,502 2.32 47,789,2997.14
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 346,305 0.02 438,329-20.99
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 144,500 0.01 161,263-10.39
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 43,476,416 1.97 39,416,00510.30
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7,556,725 0.34 5,124,13447.47
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6,551,524 0.30 7,000,439-6.41
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 70,017 0.00 171,734-59.23
SS Classified 4,688,615 0.21 4 189 38211.92
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia