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

Russia’s Trade with Iraq

In the 3rd quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Iraq was $37,438,670, down 18.14% ($8,296,118) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Iraq in the 3rd quarter of 2020 were $37,318,591, down 18.40% ($8,416,197) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Iraq in the 3rd quarter of 2020 totaled $120,079, up ∞% ($120,079) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with Iraq in the 3rd quarter of 2020 was $37,198,512, a 18.66% decrease ($8,536,276) over the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Iraq was Russia’s 103rd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (up from 105th in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0274% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0276% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Iraq was Russia’s 90th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (up from 91st in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0474% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0443% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Iraq was Russia’s 147th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (there were no Russia’s imports from Iraq in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0002% of Russia’s total imports.

Russia’s Exports to Iraq

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

  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 24.09% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (19.53% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 22.27% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (25.44% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 21.92% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (3.91% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 20.24% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (43.37% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.54% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (3.03% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.67% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (4.47% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Iraq in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd 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 $4,196,213;
  • 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 $2,203,123;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $2,153,496;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,690,997;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $461,016;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $278,699;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $227,450;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $157,441;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $135,875.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Iraq in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $11,684,997;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $5,457,762;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $1,045,902;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $297,202;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $247,516;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $239,694;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $213,382;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $168,365;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $143,350;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $132,697;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $128,490.
Russia’s exports to Iraq in the 3rd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2020
over Q3 2019
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 128,490-100.00
10 Cereals 104,478 0.28 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 341,535 0.92 581,229-41.24
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 32,213 0.09 77,693-58.54
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,567,173 6.88 2,780,555-7.67
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 517,890 1.39 239,191116.52
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 30,600 0.08 3,247842.41
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 962,440 2.58 1,209,956-20.46
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 209,232 0.56 341,929-38.81
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,787,080 7.47 14,472,077-80.74
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 1,029-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 998,136 2.67 2,044,038-51.17
29 Organic chemicals 143,294 0.38 200,457-28.52
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,743,786 4.67 52,7893,203.31
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 11,388-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 850,465 2.28 389,449118.38
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 2,951 0.01 79,216-96.27
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,045 0.00 39,332-97.34
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 22,800-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 265,513 0.71 562,715-52.82
39 Plastics and articles thereof 165,984 0.44 8,5431,842.92
40 Rubber and articles thereof 13,038 0.03 17,820-26.84
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 8,297,924 22.24 8,070,4742.82
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 692,936 1.86 861,301-19.55
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 29 0.00 180-83.89
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 9,660 0.03 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 328-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 397 0.00 33,214-98.80
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 1,280-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 294-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 16 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 1,085 0.00 1,628-33.35
72 Iron and steel 5,983,527 16.03 3,830,03156.23
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,287,441 6.13 7,745,203-70.47
74 Copper and articles thereof 36,369 0.10 6655,004.55
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 126-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 1,114 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,469 0.00 50,903-97.11
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1 0.00 7,791-99.99
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,008,408 13.42 812,195516.65
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 2,874,133 7.70 671,010328.33
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 156,310 0.42 20,435664.91
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 141,025 0.38 284,375-50.41
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 36,758 0.10 17,767106.89
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 36,883 0.10 6,441472.63
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 16,253 0.04 53,943-69.87
SS Classified 0 0.00 1 860-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Iraq

The major share of Russian imports from Iraq 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) - 94.94% of Russia’s total imports from Iraq (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.06% of Russia’s total imports from Iraq (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Iraq 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 $114,000;
  • 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 $6,079.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Iraq 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
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 114,000 94.94 0
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 6,079 5.06 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia