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

Russia’s Trade with Italy

In the 3rd quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Italy was $4,835,252,311, down 23.87% ($1,516,028,170) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Italy in the 3rd quarter of 2020 were $2,194,486,036, down 37.49% ($1,316,155,019) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Italy in the 3rd quarter of 2020 were $2,640,766,275, down 7.04% ($199,873,151) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade balance with Italy went from a surplus of $670,001,629 in the 3rd quarter of 2019, to a deficit of $446,280,239 in the 3rd quarter of 2020.

Italy was Russia’s 9th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (down from 6th in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 3.5404% of Russia’s total trade (down from 3.8290% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Italy was Russia’s 11th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (down from 8th in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 2.7901% of Russia’s total exports (down from 3.3977% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Italy was Russia’s 5th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 4.5595% of Russia’s total imports (up from 4.5415% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Italy

The major share of Russian exports to Italy 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) - 79.84% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (81.07% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.51% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (9.64% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.45% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (4.76% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.18% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (1.38% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.13% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (1.33% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.34% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (0.80% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

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

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $13,150,168.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Italy 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) - a decrease of $1,098,540,095;
  • 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 $113,293,293;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $85,715,585;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $13,270,752;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $9,396,823;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $9,090,082;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $6,683,764.
Russia’s exports to Italy in the 3rd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2020
over Q3 2019
01 Live animals 10,999 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,216,617 0.06 704,01472.81
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 837,311 0.04 396,496111.18
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 9,969,606 0.45 4,327,566130.37
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 185,227 0.01 86,479114.19
10 Cereals 3,832,110 0.17 3,197,39219.85
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2 0.00 55,492-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,548,434 0.25 2,344,661136.64
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 2,238,166-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 462 0.00 189,558-99.76
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 156,288 0.01 276,779-43.53
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 17,053 0.00 1,4891,045.27
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 60,889 0.00 38,60757.71
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 59,744 0.00 30,62395.10
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 293,488 0.01 217,46734.96
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 7,129,221 0.32 13,812,985-48.39
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 31,680 0.00 51,657-38.67
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 889,872 0.04 2,291,463-61.17
26 Ores, slag and ash 8,967,730 0.41 2,936,920205.34
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,742,198,585 79.39 2,840,738,680-38.67
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,708,756 0.12 4,574,597-40.79
29 Organic chemicals 921,964 0.04 2,578,606-64.25
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,430,460 0.07 998,50643.26
31 Fertilizers 3,121,356 0.14 12,211,438-74.44
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 12,863 0.00 1,662,470-99.23
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 293,698 0.01 574,604-48.89
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 294,687 0.01 533,702-44.78
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 351 0.00 507-30.77
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 100,899 0.00 6,9041,361.46
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3,344 0.00 5,960-43.89
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,077,403 0.14 1,716,19779.32
39 Plastics and articles thereof 22,937,419 1.05 9,787,251134.36
40 Rubber and articles thereof 12,893,231 0.59 13,802,012-6.58
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 2,749,176 0.13 4,451,249-38.24
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 326,414 0.01 361,020-9.59
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 948,096 0.04 415,060128.42
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 23,198,334 1.06 23,773,760-2.42
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 471,642 0.02 185,197154.67
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 22,991,353 1.05 22,612,4621.68
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 76,024 0.00 68,06211.70
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 224,522-100.00
52 Cotton 324,045 0.01 82,413293.20
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 25,086 0.00 38,816-35.37
54 Man-made filaments 182,205 0.01 248,163-26.58
55 Man-made staple fibers 146,733 0.01 105,08139.64
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 438,401 0.02 110,521296.67
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 22,981 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 4-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 4,933 0.00 3164,333.33
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 201,942 0.01 278,853-27.58
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 657,215 0.03 967,286-32.06
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 262,389 0.01 277,382-5.41
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 158,136 0.01 762,276-79.25
65 Headgear and parts thereof 15,814 0.00 7,606107.91
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 415,686 0.02 433,030-4.01
69 Ceramic products 434,454 0.02 190,180128.44
70 Glass and glassware 2,332,323 0.11 3,203,022-27.18
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 53,755,289 2.45 167,048,582-67.82
72 Iron and steel 159,967,201 7.29 245,682,786-34.89
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,587,761 0.16 2,182,58864.38
74 Copper and articles thereof 564,866 0.03 13,835,618-95.92
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,961,712 0.09 2,317,295-15.34
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 63,392,375 2.89 72,789,198-12.91
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 744,950 0.03 1,056,081-29.46
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 354,556 0.02 171,909106.25
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 118,516 0.01 512,301-76.87
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,386,337 0.52 11,905,602-4.36
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 4,560,103 0.21 2,639,53572.76
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 0.00 304,308-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,744,391 0.08 1,287,77435.46
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 123,530 0.01 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,241,152 0.06 767,87661.63
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 17,414 0.00 15,23514.30
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,210 0.00 88137.34
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 3,313,980 0.15 2,783,07419.08
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 232,352 0.01 191,54621.30
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,343,997 0.06 1,45092,589.45
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 18,253 0.00 2186,819.05
SS Classified 470,960 0.02 3 962 179-88.11

Russia’s Imports from Italy

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 45.37% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (42.98% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 18.50% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (22.72% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 10.60% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (10.26% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.85% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (9.01% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.43% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (6.65% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.23% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (1.22% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

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

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $13,366,537;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $9,663,540;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $8,610,705.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Italy 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 $98,505,519;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $36,739,785;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $32,215,300;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $18,220,841;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $14,016,570;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $11,443,533;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $8,238,919.
Russia’s imports from Italy in the 3rd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2020
over Q3 2019
01 Live animals 220,258 0.01 261,968-15.92
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 124,445 0.00 1,008,340-87.66
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 102,972 0.00 224,664-54.17
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,619,500 0.06 3,311,754-51.10
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 24,758,824 0.94 27,363,113-9.52
10 Cereals 836,312 0.03 948,271-11.81
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,349,125 0.05 1,043,51529.29
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 727,534 0.03 466,99455.79
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,101,648 0.04 1,162,906-5.27
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 54,700 0.00 122,318-55.28
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 17,645,502 0.67 15,033,52017.37
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,203,217 0.05 1,773,200-32.14
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,243,477 0.16 3,916,6688.34
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 14,959,095 0.57 12,631,79618.42
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 21,173,082 0.80 19,422,2539.01
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 10,646,824 0.40 10,620,6760.25
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12,105,755 0.46 10,906,76310.99
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 100,195,936 3.79 105,568,993-5.09
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 16,406,140 0.62 17,718,262-7.41
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,110,640 0.16 22,331,481-81.59
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 904,979 0.03 849,7756.50
26 Ores, slag and ash 409,597 0.02 188,702117.06
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,864,832 0.15 3,668,0685.36
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,592,674 0.17 2,035,898125.58
29 Organic chemicals 16,414,533 0.62 27,858,066-41.08
30 Pharmaceutical products 149,053,088 5.64 247,558,607-39.79
31 Fertilizers 1,151,999 0.04 170,524575.56
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 46,409,905 1.76 47,545,433-2.39
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 55,007,283 2.08 87,222,583-36.93
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 16,980,806 0.64 17,322,479-1.97
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 7,043,617 0.27 6,868,8692.54
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 822,068 0.03 981,236-16.22
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 249,819 0.01 329,869-24.27
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 40,103,646 1.52 41,411,984-3.16
39 Plastics and articles thereof 121,475,553 4.60 135,492,123-10.34
40 Rubber and articles thereof 29,225,019 1.11 30,631,146-4.59
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 2,343,948 0.09 2,404,433-2.52
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 48,630,347 1.84 40,019,64221.52
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 9,311,867 0.35 11,290,721-17.53
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,420,092 0.24 6,176,9113.94
45 Cork and articles of cork 6,442 0.00 6,0177.06
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 31,352 0.00 27,76512.92
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 29,428 0.00 31,795-7.44
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 17,876,157 0.68 24,012,316-25.55
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 8,222,580 0.31 4,423,30085.89
50 Silk 259,070 0.01 201,13228.81
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 2,400,234 0.09 3,930,899-38.94
52 Cotton 1,608,392 0.06 1,219,78431.86
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 263,964 0.01 189,01339.65
54 Man-made filaments 1,633,791 0.06 2,016,813-18.99
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,051,553 0.08 1,892,8648.38
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4,700,068 0.18 5,425,262-13.37
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 635,051 0.02 1,034,563-38.62
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,111,846 0.04 741,61049.92
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3,141,875 0.12 3,301,701-4.84
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,367,634 0.05 1,865,394-26.68
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 64,827,162 2.45 68,309,709-5.10
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 91,892,403 3.48 90,614,2171.41
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,296,613 0.12 3,175,4983.81
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 95,487,511 3.62 101,513,971-5.94
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5,220,895 0.20 5,747,531-9.16
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 104,185 0.00 127,454-18.26
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 41,365 0.00 78,590-47.37
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 15,057,693 0.57 12,405,62221.38
69 Ceramic products 27,629,116 1.05 23,872,40915.74
70 Glass and glassware 7,079,519 0.27 4,915,60444.02
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 16,884,346 0.64 22,852,919-26.12
72 Iron and steel 12,382,449 0.47 8,600,34943.98
73 Articles of iron or steel 95,853,363 3.63 104,092,282-7.92
74 Copper and articles thereof 27,982,228 1.06 18,318,68852.75
75 Nickel and articles thereof 936,702 0.04 1,150,608-18.59
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 18,708,834 0.71 19,230,401-2.71
78 Lead and articles thereof 26,423 0.00 90,146-70.69
79 Zinc and articles thereof 180,241 0.01 130,51138.10
80 Tin and articles thereof 284 0.00 4,345-93.46
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 381,741 0.01 284,49634.18
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 13,651,826 0.52 11,491,47618.80
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 26,071,165 0.99 25,647,6931.65
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 895,346,181 33.90 932,085,966-3.94
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 156,596,256 5.93 151,778,5413.17
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 2,071,154 0.08 2,103,911-1.56
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 61,736,465 2.34 64,371,433-4.09
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 10,725,016 0.41 12,201,203-12.10
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 71,606,701 2.71 58,240,16422.95
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 479,797 0.02 468,1862.48
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 296,095 0.01 322,762-8.26
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 47,713,382 1.81 50,940,899-6.34
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,832,072 0.18 8,236,573-41.33
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 7,401,033 0.28 7,557,715-2.07
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,370,196 0.05 160,981751.15
SS Classified 17,555,768 0.66 13 331 82131.68
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia