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Russian trade with Israel in 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 Israel in 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Israel

In 2020, Russia’s trade with Israel was $2,161,865,112, down 3.92% ($88,242,933) from 2019.

Russia’s exports to Israel in 2020 were $1,334,816,724, down 5.77% ($81,675,610) from 2019.

Russia’s imports from Israel in 2020 were $827,048,388, down 0.79% ($6,567,323) from 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with Israel in 2020 was $507,768,336, a 12.89% decrease ($75,108,287) over 2019.

Israel was Russia’s 47th largest trading partner in 2020 (up from 48th in 2019), accounting for 0.3807% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.3376% in 2019).

Israel was Russia’s 47th largest export market in 2020 (up from 48th in 2019), accounting for 0.3968% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.3350% in 2019).

Israel was Russia’s 41st largest supplier in 2020 (up from 43rd in 2019), accounting for 0.3574% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.3420% in 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Israel

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 18.50% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (39.26% in 2019);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 15.98% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (23.65% in 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.95% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (10.53% in 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.39% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (13.97% in 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.91% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (5.83% in 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.42% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (4.49% in 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.80% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (1.25% in 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Israel in 2020 over 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $40,329,804;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $11,092,029;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $6,263,322;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $4,175,040.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Israel in 2020 over 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 $299,668,122;
  • 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 $121,729,383;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $25,571,500;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $11,515,834;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $9,528,232;
  • 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 $4,838,888;
  • 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 $4,468,474;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $4,317,740.
Russia’s exports to Israel in 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2020
over 2019
01 Live animals 0 0.00 120-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 224,540 0.02 318,911-29.59
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 180,843 0.01 146,79923.19
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,521,671 0.11 2,124,418-28.37
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 151,455 0.01 10,5081,341.33
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,419,055 0.26 3,226,6225.96
10 Cereals 133,534,210 10.00 93,204,40643.27
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,605,452 0.20 1,688,36154.32
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 508,807 0.04 715,881-28.93
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4,782 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 19,920,164 1.49 16,467,74420.96
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 110,674 0.01 109,8380.76
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,384,520 0.25 726,012366.18
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,748,362 0.28 3,924,243-4.48
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,198,058 0.24 2,857,28111.93
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 6,873,960 0.51 5,415,13426.94
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 13,815,431 1.04 11,490,29220.24
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,271,529 0.39 5,350,009-1.47
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 829,081 0.06 1,127,313-26.46
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 233,111 0.02 323,007-27.83
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 8,784,915 0.66 18,313,147-52.03
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 238,196,111 17.84 537,864,233-55.71
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 9,090,004 0.68 13,558,478-32.96
29 Organic chemicals 4,909,885 0.37 9,227,625-46.79
30 Pharmaceutical products 100,420 0.01 65,35853.65
31 Fertilizers 39,442,070 2.95 33,178,74818.88
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 278,550 0.02 174,71559.43
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 579,594 0.04 477,53021.37
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 870,655 0.07 852,6602.11
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 90 0.00 38,556-99.77
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 14,048,375 1.05 14,361,746-2.18
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,948,331 0.67 10,078,615-11.21
40 Rubber and articles thereof 649,606 0.05 564,75015.03
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 37,095 0.00 17,554111.32
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 15,355 0.00 9541,509.54
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 52,979,263 3.97 41,887,23426.48
45 Cork and articles of cork 767 0.00 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 8 0.00 22-63.64
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,537,916 0.27 3,875,778-8.72
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 14,810,616 1.11 16,243,862-8.82
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,008,142 0.08 1,616,897-37.65
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 69 0.00 3597.14
52 Cotton 106 0.00 119-10.92
54 Man-made filaments 1,521 0.00 1,940-21.60
55 Man-made staple fibers 867 0.00 3,166-72.62
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,539 0.00 530,680.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 539 0.00 42128.03
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 100,024 0.01 68,83545.31
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 44 0.00 2762.96
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 115,525 0.01 103,12412.03
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 66,779 0.01 40,06166.69
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 614,305 0.05 231,039165.89
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 27,469 0.00 23,68315.99
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,978 0.00 1,448174.72
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 214 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 51,293 0.00 1,7262,871.78
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 10,941,383 0.82 9,142,57719.68
69 Ceramic products 167,782 0.01 227,956-26.40
70 Glass and glassware 371,436 0.03 279,74932.77
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 213,332,415 15.98 335,061,798-36.33
72 Iron and steel 130,510,469 9.78 126,335,4293.30
73 Articles of iron or steel 770,041 0.06 859,146-10.37
74 Copper and articles thereof 533,604 0.04 10,3385,061.58
75 Nickel and articles thereof 12,195 0.00 24,974-51.17
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 23,012,098 1.72 48,583,598-52.63
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 10,245,114 0.77 21,760,948-52.92
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 38,301 0.00 71,995-46.80
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 216,301 0.02 188,66614.65
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,469,826 0.33 6,797,030-34.24
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 3,064,904 0.23 7,903,792-61.22
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 126,498 0.01 166,154-23.87
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 157,889 0.01 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,895,739 0.22 2,797,4403.51
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 468 0.00 472-0.85
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 18,951 0.00 7,513152.24
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 2,764,090 0.21 1,717,82960.91
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 399,772 0.03 525,971-23.99
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 556,964 0.04 56,192891.18
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 11,381 0.00 6,44176.70
SS Classified 331,391,358 24.83 1 865 33617,665.77

Russia’s Imports from Israel

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 34.02% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (31.48% in 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 29.96% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (31.51% in 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 23.77% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (25.41% in 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.45% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (4.93% in 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.07% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (2.74% in 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Israel in 2020 over 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 $11,286,665;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - an increase of $9,401,987;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $9,236,725;
  • 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 $7,222,558;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $4,860,668;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $3,500,540.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Israel in 2020 over 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $16,838,349;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $11,652,618;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $4,524,919;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $4,418,058.
Russia’s imports from Israel in 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2020
over 2019
01 Live animals 597,191 0.07 796,471-25.02
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 295,135 0.04 636,186-53.61
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 34 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 2,040,062 0.25 3,837,222-46.83
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 142,756,037 17.26 159,594,386-10.55
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 73,572,730 8.90 64,336,00514.36
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 549,583 0.07 946,144-41.91
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 47,931 0.01 11,553314.88
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,979,537 0.48 5,215,562-23.70
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 38,536 0.00 15,464149.20
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 496,058 0.06 306,76361.71
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 6,128-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 297,549 0.04 646,732-53.99
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 51,344 0.01 65,947-22.14
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 447,415 0.05 993,145-54.95
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 18,872,219 2.28 21,043,346-10.32
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,179,244 0.38 3,225,784-1.44
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 547,874 0.07 993,496-44.85
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,775,748 0.58 4,867,498-1.88
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,022,133 0.12 1,401,601-27.07
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,261,913 0.64 6,272,051-16.11
29 Organic chemicals 4,739,487 0.57 6,630,633-28.52
30 Pharmaceutical products 47,457,425 5.74 59,110,043-19.71
31 Fertilizers 3,718,900 0.45 3,555,9184.58
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 12,044,464 1.46 14,355,970-16.10
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 31,332,129 3.79 30,816,5911.67
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 11,299,741 1.37 10,656,5116.04
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 170,037 0.02 102,85065.33
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 473,175 0.06 553,233-14.47
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 21,474,192 2.60 25,999,111-17.40
39 Plastics and articles thereof 57,003,740 6.89 52,143,0729.32
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,595,059 0.19 1,665,586-4.23
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 560,631 0.07 700,299-19.94
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 44,213 0.01 35,25925.39
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 44-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,105 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,528,353 0.31 2,796,092-9.58
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 986,046 0.12 358,678174.91
52 Cotton 2,099,256 0.25 2,044,8462.66
54 Man-made filaments 172,170 0.02 340,665-49.46
55 Man-made staple fibers 5,803 0.00 4,67524.13
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 20,713,808 2.50 17,213,26820.34
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 8,067 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 24,432-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,419,407 0.17 1,372,0173.45
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 34,897 0.00 141,219-75.29
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 24,962 0.00 103,018-75.77
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 60,736 0.01 167,504-63.74
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 811,501 0.10 1,392,924-41.74
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 13,590 0.00 18,621-27.02
65 Headgear and parts thereof 121 0.00 3,080-96.07
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 4,260-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,898,358 0.35 2,555,99313.39
69 Ceramic products 295,760 0.04 869,081-65.97
70 Glass and glassware 562,144 0.07 1,216,504-53.79
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,841,154 0.22 2,500,470-26.37
72 Iron and steel 105 0.00 28,355-99.63
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,227,517 0.27 1,857,04219.95
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,423,247 0.41 2,748,32824.56
75 Nickel and articles thereof 11,066 0.00 32,290-65.73
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 238,429 0.03 708,107-66.33
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 5,995-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 29,310 0.00 34,659-15.43
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 30,296,417 3.66 34,714,475-12.73
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 557,219 0.07 935,072-40.41
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 48,530,995 5.87 47,637,0211.88
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 144,287,427 17.45 137,064,8695.27
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 1,446,892 0.17 1,327,2049.02
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,253,770 0.15 1,854,129-32.38
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 85,850,387 10.38 74,563,72215.14
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 49,660 0.01 57,527-13.68
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4,309 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 22,249,992 2.69 12,848,00573.18
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 794,971 0.10 1,754,655-54.69
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 33,618 0.00 172,803-80.55
SS Classified 543,353 0.07 607 502-10.56
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia