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Russian trade in goods with Argentina in Q1 2021

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 first quarter of 2021: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Argentina

In the 1st quarter of 2021, Russia’s trade with Argentina totaled $200,131,420, up 0.03% ($66,226) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2021 totaled $47,761,348, up 182.87% ($30,876,735) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2021 were $152,370,072, down 16.82% ($30,810,509) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s trade deficit with Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2021 was $104,608,724, a 37.09% decrease ($61,687,244) over the 1st quarter of 2020.

Argentina was Russia’s 67th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2021 (up from 70th in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.1295% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1408% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Argentina was Russia’s 89th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2021 (up from 102nd in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.0518% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0190% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Argentina was Russia’s 46th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2021 (down from 44th in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.2446% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.3446% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Russia’s Exports to Argentina

The major share of Russian exports to Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2021 (and in the 1st quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 86.19% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (59.33% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.09% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (13.58% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.98% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (7.97% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.93% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (13.92% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.46% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (2.64% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.00% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (1.14% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $36,546,499;
  • 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 $1,301,539;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $778,272;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $696,146;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $482,108;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $172,185.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $7,259,469;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $975,427;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $284,974;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $192,633;
  • 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 $189,779;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $185,049.
Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2021
over Q1 2020
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 46,000 0.10 55,200-16.67
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 21 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 48 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 1,068-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 9,180-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 192,633-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 220,800 0.46 253,688-12.96
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,746,763 3.66 445,224292.33
29 Organic chemicals 886,230 1.86 190,084366.23
30 Pharmaceutical products 36,546,499 76.52 0
31 Fertilizers 1,137,425 2.38 8,396,894-86.45
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 8-100.00
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 64,311-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 211,415 0.44 171,42623.33
39 Plastics and articles thereof 433,875 0.91 261,69065.80
40 Rubber and articles thereof 203,008 0.43 487,982-58.40
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 900 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 26,107 0.05 2,3001,035.09
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,372,654 2.87 2,348,081-41.54
52 Cotton 0 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 185,049-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 13-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 6,855-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 121,929-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 95,780 0.20 52,10583.82
72 Iron and steel 1,080,361 2.26 1,116,735-3.26
73 Articles of iron or steel 147,333 0.31 60,308144.30
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,897 0.01 2,81573.96
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 641,577 1.34 159,469302.32
78 Lead and articles thereof 31 0.00 2810.71
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 17,059 0.04 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 3,595-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 8,635 0.02 2,755213.43
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,643,821 3.44 865,54989.92
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 1,132,456 2.37 1,322,235-14.35
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 132,284 0.28 105,40425.50
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 3,231 0.01 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 22,138 0.05 0

Russia’s Imports from Argentina

The major share of Russian imports from Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2021 (and in the 1st quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 90.37% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (89.16% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.56% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (0.95% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.42% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (5.28% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.23% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (4.32% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $10,002,611;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $7,100,485;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4,554,244;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1,910,671;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $948,218;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $587,176.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $18,785,417;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $12,549,473;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $7,234,252;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $5,341,408;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $5,212,912;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $2,353,455;
  • 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 $2,347,828;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1,388,656;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $563,029;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $550,346.
Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2021
over Q1 2020
02 Meat and edible meat offal 20,882,830 13.71 39,668,247-47.36
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 25,217,424 16.55 18,116,93939.19
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 38,070,313 24.99 43,283,225-12.04
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,343,486 0.88 395,268239.89
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 2 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 771,748 0.51 2,160,404-64.28
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 16,716,646 10.97 22,058,054-24.22
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,146,070 0.75 955,79419.91
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 12,551,221 8.24 25,100,694-50.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 711,944 0.47 659,9877.87
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 11,156-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 154,886 0.10 118,54530.66
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,490 0.00 4,635-24.70
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 4,792-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 528,940 0.35 196,012169.85
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,035,082 1.99 1,124,411169.93
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,539,366 2.32 4,089,712-13.46
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 10,002,611 6.56 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,018,102 1.98 5,371,557-43.81
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 92,855 0.06 106,250-12.61
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,303,326 2.82 6,651,154-35.30
29 Organic chemicals 273,410 0.18 255,0427.20
30 Pharmaceutical products 439,937 0.29 1,002,966-56.14
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 177,511 0.12 234,022-24.15
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 25,347 0.02 111,633-77.29
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,222,778 0.80 1,096,66111.50
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,829 0.00 59,903-93.61
39 Plastics and articles thereof 129,477 0.08 81,68958.50
40 Rubber and articles thereof 156,939 0.10 178,369-12.01
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 125,178 0.08 162,250-22.85
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 38,284 0.03 187,511-79.58
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 17,044 0.01 4223,938.86
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 299,797 0.20 21,3821,302.10
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 685 0.00 252171.83
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 9,680 0.01 27,006-64.16
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,406 0.00 2,86119.05
70 Glass and glassware 6,022 0.00 1,370339.56
72 Iron and steel 228,480 0.15 535,680-57.35
73 Articles of iron or steel 111,984 0.07 7,346,236-98.48
74 Copper and articles thereof 33 0.00 1,891-98.25
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,751 0.00 1,28036.80
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5,607 0.00 12,863-56.41
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6,326 0.00 11,470-44.85
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,546,549 3.64 992,305458.96
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 79,953 0.05 12,854522.01
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 824,815 0.54 237,639247.09
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 502,086 0.33 501,0900.20
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 194-100.00
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 25,497 0.02 8,467201.13
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 2,921-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 825 0.00 0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 15,516-100.00
SS Classified 16,500 0.01 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia