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Russian trade in goods with Argentina in Q2 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 second quarter of 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Argentina

In the 2nd quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Argentina was $258,200,656, down 33.30% ($128,933,675) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2020 were $18,091,270, down 86.36% ($114,527,735) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2020 were $240,109,386, down 5.66% ($14,405,940) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade deficit with Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2020 was $222,018,116, a 82.14% increase ($100,121,795) over the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Argentina was Russia’s 65th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (down from 58th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.2116% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.2418% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Argentina was Russia’s 104th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (down from 66th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0259% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.1316% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Argentina was Russia’s 37th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (up from 39th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.4610% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.4290% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Argentina

The major share of Russian exports to Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 68.60% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (9.74% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 14.39% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (85.75% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.31% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (1.47% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.68% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (1.12% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.46% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (1.65% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $101,409;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $55,958.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd 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 $111,130,114;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1,722,427;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $418,195;
  • 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 $321,227;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $210,021;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $174,475;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $171,640;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $168,104;
  • 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 $165,338;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $98,652;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $57,084;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $56,500.
Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2020
over Q2 2019
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 49,696 0.27 71,356-30.35
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 698,567 3.86 682,2612.39
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,905,342 10.53 113,035,456-98.31
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 642,667 3.55 808,005-20.46
29 Organic chemicals 247,897 1.37 146,48869.23
31 Fertilizers 10,996,448 60.78 11,164,552-1.51
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 45,701 0.25 66,466-31.24
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 63,101 0.35 20,462208.38
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 79,260 0.44 253,735-68.76
39 Plastics and articles thereof 293,413 1.62 237,45523.57
40 Rubber and articles thereof 42,948 0.24 214,588-79.99
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 208 0.00 43,154-99.52
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,028,232 5.68 1,446,427-28.91
52 Cotton 1 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 210,021-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 40,685 0.22 18,076125.08
72 Iron and steel 6,330 0.03 1,728,757-99.63
73 Articles of iron or steel 102,705 0.57 70,45445.78
74 Copper and articles thereof 7,491 0.04 10,414-28.07
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 431-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 318,401 1.76 375,485-15.20
78 Lead and articles thereof 346 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,721 0.01 1,891-8.99
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,612 0.01 5,370-51.36
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,920 0.03 841603.92
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 838,676 4.64 937,328-10.52
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 515,629 2.85 836,856-38.38
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 0 0.00 56,500-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 17,784-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 148,444 0.82 99,81148.73
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 0 0.00 53,251-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8,829 0.05 0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 5,330-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Argentina

The major share of Russian imports from Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 91.82% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (94.43% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.13% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (2.25% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.71% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (1.40% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.10% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (1.78% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $10,329,974;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $5,023,513;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $3,122,550;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $2,306,209;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,333,691;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $1,026,506;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $779,332.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $14,083,870;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $11,968,713;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $8,762,888;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2,044,630;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $1,382,290.
Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2020
over Q2 2019
02 Meat and edible meat offal 30,754,313 12.81 44,838,183-31.41
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 22,301,958 9.29 31,064,846-28.21
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 30,985,306 12.90 20,655,33250.01
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 919,368 0.38 284,960222.63
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,675,875 1.11 1,649,36962.24
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 98,539,698 41.04 96,233,4892.40
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,175,606 0.49 1,002,90117.22
10 Cereals 232,000 0.10 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 20,587,178 8.57 32,555,891-36.76
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 250,916 0.10 1,633,206-84.64
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 12,333 0.01 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 74,791 0.03 91,035-17.84
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 2,073-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 535,776 0.22 1,207,428-55.63
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 557,156 0.23 960,397-41.99
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,106,136 1.29 3,513,211-11.59
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 7,766,974 3.23 4,644,42467.23
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 169,107 0.07 29,305477.06
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 6,793,239 2.83 1,769,726283.86
29 Organic chemicals 33,193 0.01 493,692-93.28
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,911,259 0.80 1,240,42454.08
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 193,900 0.08 212,209-8.63
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 47,089 0.02 107,325-56.12
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 0 0.00 116-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,713,027 0.71 1,053,97562.53
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 76,199 0.03 20,500271.70
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,465,525 0.61 686,193113.57
40 Rubber and articles thereof 85,984 0.04 154,010-44.17
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 294,505 0.12 76,800283.47
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,647 0.00 820,487.50
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 63,533-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 377 0.00 26641.73
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 141,005-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 2,440-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7 0.00 100-93.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,025 0.00 2,099139.40
70 Glass and glassware 522 0.00 2,162-75.86
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 6,961-100.00
72 Iron and steel 143,040 0.06 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,470,413 1.03 4,515,043-45.28
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 399-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 721 0.00 2,440-70.45
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 20-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 19,835 0.01 20,592-3.68
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 259 0.00 2,223-88.35
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,739,834 1.56 2,406,14355.43
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 21,745 0.01 21,847-0.47
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 145,251 0.06 709,424-79.53
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 196,763 0.08 413,834-52.45
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 25,966 0.01 16,16360.65
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 7,604-100.00
SS Classified 79,570 0.03 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia