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

Russia’s Trade with Serbia

In the 1st quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Serbia totaled $682,682,916, up 19.62% ($111,965,584) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Serbia in the 1st quarter of 2020 totaled $416,095,434, up 29.03% ($93,619,753) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Serbia in the 1st quarter of 2020 totaled $266,587,482, up 7.39% ($18,345,831) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with Serbia in the 1st quarter of 2020 was $149,507,952, a 101.40% increase ($75,273,922) over the 1st quarter of 2019.

Serbia was Russia’s 40th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2020 (up from 45th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.4803% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.3625% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Serbia was Russia’s 39th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2020 (up from 50th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.4676% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.3089% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Serbia was Russia’s 35th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2020 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.5015% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.4680% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Serbia

The major share of Russian exports to Serbia 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) - 25.97% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (61.30% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.33% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (15.35% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.29% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (5.96% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.51% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (6.98% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.29% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (6.51% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.08% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (2.38% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $12,820,540;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $8,350,674;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $5,160,466;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $4,045,032;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,380,098.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Serbia 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 $90,313,204;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $15,940,885;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $9,696,548;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2,970,196;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2,885,736;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $2,126,857.
Russia’s exports to Serbia in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
02 Meat and edible meat offal 742,844 0.18 193,440284.02
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 86,280 0.02 101,393-14.91
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,459 0.00 10,237-85.75
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 346,833 0.08 2,473,690-85.98
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 164 0.00 8,620-98.10
10 Cereals 236,060 0.06 155,82651.49
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 132,426 0.03 147,188-10.03
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 102,331 0.02 69,86846.46
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 9,625 0.00 8,9357.72
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4,789,705 1.15 744,673543.20
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 121,198 0.03 122,886-1.37
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 129,153 0.03 20,572527.81
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 173,192 0.04 260,845-33.60
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 83,325 0.02 49,22869.26
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,074,900 0.26 1,175,942-8.59
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 9,955 0.00 223,060-95.54
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 172,609 0.04 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 26,268,089 6.31 13,447,54995.34
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 379,372 0.09 138,281174.35
26 Ores, slag and ash 5,752,555 1.38 5,300,7198.52
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 101,927,998 24.50 192,241,202-46.98
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 6,983,315 1.68 7,203,223-3.05
29 Organic chemicals 297,163 0.07 467,418-36.42
30 Pharmaceutical products 569,161 0.14 33,2931,609.55
31 Fertilizers 25,145,008 6.04 16,794,33449.72
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 575,632 0.14 51,3901,020.12
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 248,814 0.06 262,127-5.08
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 234,187 0.06 97,255140.80
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 87,429 0.02 12,935575.91
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 192,601 0.05 199,431-3.42
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 184,614 0.04 220,288-16.19
39 Plastics and articles thereof 13,301,919 3.20 16,187,655-17.83
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7,652,994 1.84 7,955,640-3.80
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 94 0.00 158-40.51
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,501,194 1.08 3,778,42019.13
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 68-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,155,545 1.00 3,884,1876.99
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 18,223 0.00 24,952-26.97
52 Cotton 440,434 0.11 459,554-4.16
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 4,844-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 622,104 0.15 89,136597.93
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 85-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,121,047 0.27 721,40455.40
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 28,031 0.01 13215,523.08
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 844 0.00 871-3.10
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 36,862 0.01 7,005426.22
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 105 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 41,108 0.01 42,933-4.25
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 147,947 0.04 36,293307.65
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 36,534 0.01 2,3551,451.34
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5,607 0.00 5,3664.49
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 645-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 429 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 478,687 0.12 312,43953.21
69 Ceramic products 455,671 0.11 76,480495.80
70 Glass and glassware 2,007,654 0.48 1,822,51910.16
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 784 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 460,310 0.11 1,396,526-67.04
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,602,342 1.83 2,441,876211.33
74 Copper and articles thereof 504 0.00 15,941,389-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 380 0.00 502-24.30
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 526,149 0.13 392,73133.97
78 Lead and articles thereof 489,077 0.12 617,201-20.76
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 507-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 69-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 24,259 0.01 7,768212.29
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 417,008 0.10 188,211121.56
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,663,933 1.12 14,360,481-67.52
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 3,263,703 0.78 3,883,044-15.95
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 145,576 0.03 306,465-52.50
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 317,100 0.08 3,287,296-90.35
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,043,836 0.49 663,738207.93
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 174 0.00 4,218-95.87
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 127,030 0.03 346,789-63.37
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 11,808 0.00 47,147-74.95
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,963 0.00 2,198125.80
SS Classified 183,885,468 44.19 938 65519,490.31

Russia’s Imports from Serbia

The major share of Russian imports from Serbia 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) - 48.60% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (39.58% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.48% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (20.47% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 13.58% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (13.20% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.57% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (12.28% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.60% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (5.65% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.77% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (7.67% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $14,747,756;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $7,730,537;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $4,497,998;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $4,026,390;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $2,553,737;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1,673,224;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1,506,325;
  • 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 $1,350,048;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $992,404;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $941,961.

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

  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $8,167,580;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $3,894,263;
  • 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) - a decrease of $3,571,152;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $2,645,430;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2,459,302;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,394,503;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $1,263,530;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $853,188.
Russia’s imports from Serbia in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
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 0 0.00 1,263,530-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 9,803,642 3.68 7,249,90535.22
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 207,641 0.08 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 7,857,174 2.95 3,830,784105.11
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 7,178,252 2.69 6,185,84816.04
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 56,469,416 21.18 41,721,66035.35
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 42,620 0.02 70,183-39.27
10 Cereals 8,786,122 3.30 8,354,6555.16
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 47,013 0.02 76,354-38.43
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 23,788,506 8.92 16,057,96948.14
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,312 0.00 53,460-95.68
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,037,685 0.76 1,420,85143.41
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6,159 0.00 767703.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,574,111 0.59 932,69068.77
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 787,138 0.30 1,182,373-33.43
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,464,375 0.55 1,167,82125.39
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,699,339 0.64 2,025,773-16.11
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,558,568 0.96 2,238,89314.28
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,475,183 1.68 3,533,22226.66
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 777,992 0.29 884,924-12.08
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 44,144 0.02 22,44296.70
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 43,368 0.02 39,40710.05
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,985 0.00 4,5659.20
29 Organic chemicals 83,914 0.03 635,871-86.80
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,513,254 1.69 8,407,517-46.32
31 Fertilizers 86,875 0.03 59,52845.94
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 811,158 0.30 478,90269.38
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 111,283 0.04 30,418265.85
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 3,757,987 1.41 7,329,139-48.73
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1 0.00 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 8,842 0.00 12,841-31.14
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,841,069 0.69 167,845996.89
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,842,954 2.94 10,302,256-23.87
40 Rubber and articles thereof 24,884,239 9.33 23,377,9146.44
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 37,626 0.01 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 96,491 0.04 122,441-21.19
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,280,920 0.86 3,134,108-27.22
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7,565,685 2.84 15,733,265-51.91
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 213,974 0.08 178,76419.70
52 Cotton 12 0.00 24,425-99.95
54 Man-made filaments 130,476 0.05 199,415-34.57
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 2,789-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 340,022 0.13 523,090-35.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 802,653 0.30 1,146,935-30.02
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,918 0.00 1,62518.03
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,503,703 0.56 1,926,740-21.96
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 58,505-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 28,802,182 10.80 24,304,18418.51
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,845,367 0.69 1,337,78237.94
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 292,684 0.11 298,987-2.11
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,479,791 0.93 2,948,200-15.89
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,544 0.00 641140.87
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 206 0.00 326-36.81
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 529,973 0.20 294,48879.96
69 Ceramic products 26,674 0.01 18,55443.76
70 Glass and glassware 177,665 0.07 97,40982.39
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 19,497 0.01 42,987-54.64
72 Iron and steel 985,994 0.37 510,09893.30
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,403,550 0.90 2,477,489-2.98
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,430,496 1.29 6,075,926-43.54
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 15,747-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,093,248 1.16 2,758,26112.14
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 246 0.00 40515.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 364,156 0.14 396,730-8.21
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,972,747 0.74 1,784,32310.56
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 20,479,185 7.68 21,873,688-6.38
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 7,366,218 2.76 6,016,17022.44
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 66,373 0.02 95,039-30.16
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 969,990 0.36 757,16828.11
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,961,445 0.74 1,753,74111.84
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 127 0.00 137-7.30
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 2,525,790 0.95 1,773,90942.39
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,304 0.00 24,082-94.59
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 218,038 0.08 413,136-47.22
SS Classified 2,191 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia