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Russian trade in goods with Belgium in Q3 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 third quarter of 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Belgium

In the 3rd quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Belgium was $1,645,338,169, down 11.86% ($221,332,259) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Belgium in the 3rd quarter of 2020 were $1,095,678,236, down 12.40% ($155,157,975) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Belgium in the 3rd quarter of 2020 were $549,659,933, down 10.75% ($66,174,284) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with Belgium in the 3rd quarter of 2020 was $546,018,303, a 14.01% decrease ($88,983,691) over the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Belgium was Russia’s 19th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (down from 18th in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 1.2047% of Russia’s total trade (up from 1.1254% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Belgium was Russia’s 17th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 1.3930% of Russia’s total exports (up from 1.2106% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Belgium was Russia’s 22nd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.9490% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.9846% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Belgium

The major share of Russian exports to Belgium in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 56.06% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (38.07% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 23.52% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (36.59% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.79% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (15.28% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.47% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (5.07% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.83% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (2.23% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.96% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (1.44% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Belgium in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd 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) - an increase of $138,781,950;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $25,288,801;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $17,009,639;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $5,475,805.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Belgium in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd 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 $199,989,558;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $110,288,235;
  • 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 $12,725,722;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $8,248,862;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $4,404,771.
Russia’s exports to Belgium in the 3rd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2020
over Q3 2019
01 Live animals 21,970 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 101,986 0.01 298,835-65.87
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 464,936 0.04 100,000364.94
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 190,856 0.02 0
10 Cereals 1,092,427 0.10 5,48519,816.63
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 52,033 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,906,690 0.17 10,155,552-81.23
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 40,012-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 7,291 0.00 76,429-90.46
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,965,092 0.18 665,732195.18
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 18,869 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 142,217 0.01 86,40064.60
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 76,653 0.01 164,475-53.40
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,810,359 0.17 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 29,732,803 2.71 28,629,5733.85
26 Ores, slag and ash 6,050,518 0.55 7,885,077-23.27
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 578,452,642 52.79 439,670,69231.56
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 23,265,692 2.12 35,991,414-35.36
29 Organic chemicals 2,811,819 0.26 5,456,148-48.47
30 Pharmaceutical products 61,843 0.01 130,230-52.51
31 Fertilizers 12,388,712 1.13 14,192,451-12.71
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 119,757 0.01 17,662578.05
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 120,850 0.01 187,562-35.57
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 247,897 0.02 117,174111.56
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 146,821-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 368 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 126,297 0.01 188,636-33.05
39 Plastics and articles thereof 27,567,923 2.52 2,279,1221,109.59
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,205,784 0.38 4,721,986-10.93
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 548 0.00 11,819-95.36
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 34,701,082 3.17 17,691,44396.15
45 Cork and articles of cork 3,603 0.00 1023,432.35
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 782,008 0.07 1,403,580-44.28
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,465,922 0.59 8,821,958-26.71
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 24,013 0.00 2,459876.54
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 115,804-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 26,452 0.00 12,092118.76
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 176-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 388,594 0.04 3,20212,035.98
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 144-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 42,038 0.00 17,336142.49
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 256,874 0.02 807,291-68.18
69 Ceramic products 67,994 0.01 11,066514.44
70 Glass and glassware 5,720,902 0.52 3,721,00953.75
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 257,696,400 23.52 457,685,958-43.70
72 Iron and steel 75,310,725 6.87 185,598,960-59.42
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,506,732 0.14 1,451,1453.83
74 Copper and articles thereof 12,549 0.00 87,763-85.70
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 465,639 0.04 273,08970.51
78 Lead and articles thereof 116,008 0.01 1,316,419-91.19
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,094 0.00 1,0910.27
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 7,761,792 0.71 2,285,987239.54
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 123,899 0.01 53,680130.81
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 38,724 0.00 54,034-28.33
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,737,102 0.61 11,141,873-39.53
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 872,481 0.08 797,9309.34
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 0.00 940-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,584,879 0.14 3,336,533-52.50
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 89,800-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,342,131 0.12 2,687,818-50.07
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 295,772 0.03 121,297143.84
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 241,600 0.02 7,9142,952.82
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 61,950 0.01 10,591484.93
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 14,445 0.00 6,440124.30
SS Classified 10,000 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Belgium

The major share of Russian imports from Belgium in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 50.50% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (50.29% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 19.32% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (19.31% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.33% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (8.94% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.32% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (8.02% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.32% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (4.94% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.04% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (4.17% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.72% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (1.50% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Belgium in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $21,603,763;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $12,939,856;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $3,890,157;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $3,204,430;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $2,536,781.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Belgium in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $37,967,387;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $15,019,775;
  • 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 $13,276,709;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $8,274,722;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $6,295,902;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $5,505,339;
  • 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 $3,672,235;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $3,493,962;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $3,387,774;
  • 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 $2,560,929;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $2,310,524;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - a decrease of $2,057,271.
Russia’s imports from Belgium in the 3rd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2020
over Q3 2019
01 Live animals 415,095 0.08 279,87948.31
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,620,881 0.29 1,307,44423.97
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,380 0.00 1,14220.84
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 396,261 0.07 91,240334.31
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 15,886 0.00 2,125647.58
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 963,082 0.18 637,63551.04
10 Cereals 875 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,858,645 0.52 2,206,33229.57
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 93,903 0.02 39,061140.40
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 266,595 0.05 226,51217.70
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 291 0.00 3,327-91.25
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,907,876 0.35 2,902,922-34.28
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 479,726 0.09 635,945-24.56
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,139,261 0.39 3,354,423-36.23
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 9,688,985 1.76 9,267,0084.55
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,011,637 1.09 5,550,6038.31
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,396,191 0.62 4,426,556-23.28
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,398,232 0.62 3,264,6064.09
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 14,411,713 2.62 11,874,93221.36
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 8,665,715 1.58 8,816,951-1.72
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 34,917 0.01 186,367-81.26
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 123,921 0.02 85,11845.59
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 401,628-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 23,641,334 4.30 29,937,236-21.03
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,464,638 0.45 5,025,567-50.96
29 Organic chemicals 26,963,404 4.91 41,983,179-35.78
30 Pharmaceutical products 31,410,319 5.71 69,377,706-54.73
31 Fertilizers 1,494,716 0.27 2,647,471-43.54
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 19,102,053 3.48 22,596,015-15.46
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 12,923,334 2.35 12,121,4466.62
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 24,501,964 4.46 28,174,199-13.03
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,358,188 0.79 5,035,142-13.44
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 4,766,855 0.87 6,824,126-30.15
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 48,307,077 8.79 26,703,31480.90
39 Plastics and articles thereof 95,475,076 17.37 82,535,22015.68
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,802,619 1.06 6,655,652-12.82
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 57,793 0.01 221,148-73.87
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 746 0.00 277169.31
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,969,158 0.36 2,418,995-18.60
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 1-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 12 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,587,318 1.20 5,790,86413.75
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 889,420 0.16 1,050,028-15.30
50 Silk 0 0.00 5,411-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 8,350 0.00 9,323-10.44
52 Cotton 123,432 0.02 26,043373.95
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 178,761 0.03 208,659-14.33
54 Man-made filaments 1,698,203 0.31 2,361,170-28.08
55 Man-made staple fibers 3,944,540 0.72 3,071,75128.41
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 310,634 0.06 1,343,125-76.87
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 5,181,800 0.94 6,209,720-16.55
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 179,862 0.03 179,985-0.07
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3,065,210 0.56 3,537,599-13.35
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 668,729 0.12 1,689,820-60.43
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 75,316 0.01 250,382-69.92
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 135,702 0.02 168,585-19.51
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 6,595,567 1.20 6,621,331-0.39
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 10,677 0.00 5,36499.05
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,730 0.00 1,97189.24
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,081 0.00 5,409-80.01
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 215 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,274,669 0.96 1,384,512280.98
69 Ceramic products 1,954,480 0.36 1,987,702-1.67
70 Glass and glassware 3,290,762 0.60 5,601,286-41.25
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,345,714 0.24 1,456,763-7.62
72 Iron and steel 24,452,565 4.45 32,727,287-25.28
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,940,891 0.90 10,446,230-52.70
74 Copper and articles thereof 659,386 0.12 596,14110.61
75 Nickel and articles thereof 52,741 0.01 82,415-36.01
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,390,045 0.25 1,502,748-7.50
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,247-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 210,168 0.04 399,463-47.39
80 Tin and articles thereof 789,764 0.14 1,825,629-56.74
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 334,620 0.06 299,24311.82
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 246,495 0.04 530,382-53.53
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,650,831 0.30 959,40272.07
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 55,259,264 10.05 54,371,3091.63
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 17,729,242 3.23 31,005,951-42.82
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 22,639 0.00 172,104-86.85
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 28,662,119 5.21 25,457,68912.59
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 55,047 0.01 90,606-39.25
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,451,730 0.81 7,839,504-43.21
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 13 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,468 0.00 0
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 1,316,611 0.24 1,045,28725.96
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,158,253 0.21 1,335,727-13.29
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,610,639 0.84 4,221,5999.22
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 10,876 0.00 127,660-91.48
SS Classified 0 0.00 11 341-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia