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Russian trade in goods with France 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 France in the first quarter of 2021: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with France

In the 1st quarter of 2021, Russia’s trade with France totaled $3,849,757,341, up 0.27% ($10,350,523) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s exports to France in the 1st quarter of 2021 totaled $1,825,325,296, up 21.23% ($319,701,878) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s imports from France in the 1st quarter of 2021 were $2,024,432,045, down 13.26% ($309,351,355) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s trade deficit with France in the 1st quarter of 2021 was $199,106,749, a 75.96% decrease ($629,053,233) over the 1st quarter of 2020.

France was Russia’s 13th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2021 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 2.4909% of Russia’s total trade (down from 2.7012% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

France was Russia’s 14th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2021 (up from 15th in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 1.9785% of Russia’s total exports (up from 1.6921% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

France was Russia’s 7th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2021 (down from 5th in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 3.2496% of Russia’s total imports (down from 4.3903% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Russia’s Exports to France

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 88.11% of Russia’s total exports to France (87.95% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.68% of Russia’s total exports to France (2.46% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.33% of Russia’s total exports to France (2.72% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.00% of Russia’s total exports to France (2.22% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.30% of Russia’s total exports to France (1.21% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.05% of Russia’s total exports to France (0.70% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to France in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 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 $234,281,163;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $49,743,963;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $10,588,807;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $8,749,276;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $6,456,626.

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

  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $6,685,489.
Russia’s exports to France in the 1st quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2021
over Q1 2020
01 Live animals 41,012 0.00 22,87679.28
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,484,424 0.14 2,538,649-2.14
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 103,836 0.01 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 167,208 0.01 34,548383.99
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 205,966 0.01 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 68,833 0.00 0
10 Cereals 3 0.00 579,131-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 106,217 0.01 22,183378.82
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 11,898-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 4,182-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7,502 0.00 6,52215.03
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 118,008 0.01 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,787,454 0.10 1,922,318-7.02
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 102,713 0.01 140,260-26.77
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 14,025,170 0.77 5,275,894165.83
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 828,695 0.05 820,2351.03
26 Ores, slag and ash 59,621,670 3.27 9,877,707503.60
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,547,793,022 84.80 1,313,511,85917.84
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 6,220,195 0.34 7,134,598-12.82
29 Organic chemicals 2,296,440 0.13 735,922212.05
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,344 0.00 40,031-96.64
31 Fertilizers 10,019,661 0.55 14,909,346-32.80
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 43,205 0.00 16,537161.26
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 855,382 0.05 1,015,681-15.78
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 1,933 0.00 262,099-99.26
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 31 0.00 26,879-99.88
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 4,499 0.00 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 12,914 0.00 1,0561,122.92
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,216,556 0.07 324,724274.64
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,211,691 0.29 2,188,877138.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,575,427 0.58 6,816,16555.15
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 893,492 0.05 1,156,378-22.73
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 59,947 0.00 64,553-7.14
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 22,029,981 1.21 16,700,31231.91
45 Cork and articles of cork 65 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 366,679-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,635,679 0.09 1,022,95359.90
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 38,751 0.00 86,607-55.26
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 25,972-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 29 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 793,827 0.04 20,6763,739.36
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 47 0.00 646-92.72
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 126 0.00 1186.78
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 209,947 0.01 402,915-47.89
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 747,526 0.04 693,9157.73
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,573,716 0.09 1,817,771-13.43
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 868,702 0.05 601,13444.51
65 Headgear and parts thereof 12,778 0.00 9,35536.59
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 3,661-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 123,264 0.01 39,713210.39
69 Ceramic products 74,466 0.00 41,63578.85
70 Glass and glassware 5,231,136 0.29 3,386,08754.49
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 95,904 0.01 296,261-67.63
72 Iron and steel 31,232,162 1.71 24,775,53626.06
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,623,123 0.09 1,328,45622.18
74 Copper and articles thereof 8,085 0.00 320,041-97.47
75 Nickel and articles thereof 34,917 0.00 176,733-80.24
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7,771,874 0.43 5,949,23530.64
78 Lead and articles thereof 63,907 0.00 68,724-7.01
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,550,454 0.08 8,235,943-81.17
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 105,188 0.01 31,253236.57
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 86,864 0.00 37,871129.37
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 33,124,336 1.81 22,535,52946.99
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 8,471,438 0.46 7,323,25815.68
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 18,700 0.00 120,000-84.42
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,594,314 0.25 4,067,65512.95
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 120,652-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,630,839 0.14 2,883,113-8.75
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,830 0.00 993184.99
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 11,094 0.00 14,781-24.94
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 2,085,888 0.11 3,606,719-42.17
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 47,210 0.00 60,106-21.46
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 192,962 0.01 10,3521,764.01
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 15,321 0.00 8,01691.13
SS Classified 33,343,396 1.83 28 970 93415.09

Russia’s Imports from France

The major share of Russian imports from France 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) - 37.35% of Russia’s total imports from France (26.23% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 25.01% of Russia’s total imports from France (19.97% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.09% of Russia’s total imports from France (11.26% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.39% of Russia’s total imports from France (2.72% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.09% of Russia’s total imports from France (0.96% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from France 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 $84,354,619;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $37,346,699;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $36,412,406;
  • 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 $33,738,123;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $20,960,489;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $7,841,433;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $7,747,188;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $6,970,727;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $6,490,381.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $21,651,756;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $14,251,195;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $10,080,961;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $7,934,266.
Russia’s imports from France in the 1st quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2021
over Q1 2020
01 Live animals 1,067,569 0.05 603,71076.83
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 169,268-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 16,186,945 0.80 9,216,21875.64
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 123,527 0.01 72,63170.07
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,221,262 0.06 940,71829.82
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 737,278 0.04 393,99787.13
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 6,326 0.00 4221,399.05
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,255,989 0.06 865,76445.07
10 Cereals 29,527,940 1.46 24,755,96719.28
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 845,129 0.04 740,72714.09
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 70,011,135 3.46 84,262,330-16.91
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4,431,475 0.22 4,804,927-7.77
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 5,338 0.00 6,341-15.82
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,488,101 0.07 911,21263.31
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 298,012 0.01 188,60458.01
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,828,477 0.24 4,431,4168.96
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 6,778,407 0.33 4,995,00935.70
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,853,841 0.34 5,511,98324.34
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 8,168,462 0.40 7,892,3023.50
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,675,127 0.58 8,311,67240.47
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 81,927,745 4.05 76,489,8787.11
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 33,546,707 1.66 25,799,51930.03
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,358,868 0.22 1,417,404207.52
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,674,226 0.18 2,795,00231.46
26 Ores, slag and ash 632,951 0.03 70,439798.58
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6,491,555 0.32 6,839,657-5.09
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 8,010,100 0.40 5,681,66140.98
29 Organic chemicals 66,546,003 3.29 76,626,964-13.16
30 Pharmaceutical products 162,287,645 8.02 77,933,026108.24
31 Fertilizers 441,291 0.02 202,737117.67
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 15,248,446 0.75 15,635,249-2.47
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 205,711,421 10.16 184,750,93211.35
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 33,583,058 1.66 35,897,162-6.45
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 20,651,639 1.02 21,439,206-3.67
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 603,387 0.03 574,5775.01
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 59,587 0.00 61,999-3.89
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 139,473,497 6.89 102,126,79836.57
39 Plastics and articles thereof 72,902,332 3.60 65,060,89912.05
40 Rubber and articles thereof 30,606,819 1.51 26,167,05316.97
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 212,931 0.01 57,827268.22
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 17,661,651 0.87 12,862,60737.31
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 100,023 0.00 187,339-46.61
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,085,147 0.10 2,348,427-11.21
45 Cork and articles of cork 322,145 0.02 277,07716.27
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 10,545 0.00 7,57539.21
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 18,584,364 0.92 18,509,6670.40
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 968,622 0.05 1,299,651-25.47
50 Silk 10,534 0.00 2,663295.57
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 3,259 0.00 27,571-88.18
52 Cotton 274,671 0.01 225,14822.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 769 0.00 5,243-85.33
54 Man-made filaments 237,825 0.01 183,20629.81
55 Man-made staple fibers 388,890 0.02 387,8960.26
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 790,765 0.04 511,67754.54
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 453,352 0.02 737,605-38.54
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 294,800 0.01 294,7660.01
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 872,614 0.04 603,04644.70
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 87,769 0.00 77,79812.82
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,107,633 0.10 2,127,865-0.95
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6,634,168 0.33 6,886,475-3.66
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 870,281 0.04 963,363-9.66
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 174,350 0.01 721,404-75.83
65 Headgear and parts thereof 239,178 0.01 181,68131.65
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 13,940 0.00 8,62961.55
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,698 0.00 43,398-96.09
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,584,597 0.13 2,564,5020.78
69 Ceramic products 3,683,698 0.18 3,867,024-4.74
70 Glass and glassware 16,229,312 0.80 14,212,47014.19
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8,992,988 0.44 6,095,06247.55
72 Iron and steel 9,584,737 0.47 12,434,785-22.92
73 Articles of iron or steel 32,714,250 1.62 26,223,86924.75
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,338,198 0.16 4,223,065-20.95
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,275,071 0.11 2,804,265-18.87
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 9,874,224 0.49 7,875,10125.39
78 Lead and articles thereof 4,305 0.00 686527.55
79 Zinc and articles thereof 197,064 0.01 198,475-0.71
80 Tin and articles thereof 2,511 0.00 28,821-91.29
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 215,968 0.01 727,123-70.30
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,396,304 0.22 3,860,52513.88
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,978,078 0.30 5,095,95217.31
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 225,123,168 11.12 246,774,924-8.77
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 133,437,455 6.59 99,699,33233.84
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 106,736 0.01 444,480-75.99
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 99,885,961 4.93 63,473,55557.37
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 459,205 0.02 329,58839.33
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 47,292,865 2.34 55,227,131-14.37
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 597,540 0.03 347,19272.11
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 335,778 0.02 223,40650.30
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 8,460,993 0.42 7,625,56010.96
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 788,730 0.04 762,3023.47
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,841,604 0.24 5,599,980-13.54
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 516,278 0.03 453,49813.84
SS Classified 296,844,886 14.66 828 425 743-64.17
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia