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

Russia’s Trade with Greece

In the 1st quarter of 2021, Russia’s trade with Greece was $872,421,559, down 16.43% ($171,484,678) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s exports to Greece in the 1st quarter of 2021 were $814,308,457, down 18.37% ($183,292,181) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s imports from Greece in the 1st quarter of 2021 totaled $58,113,102, up 25.50% ($11,807,503) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s trade surplus with Greece in the 1st quarter of 2021 was $756,195,355, a 20.51% decrease ($195,099,684) over the 1st quarter of 2020.

Greece was Russia’s 35th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2021 (down from 29th in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.5645% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.7344% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Greece was Russia’s 27th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2021 (down from 19th in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.8827% of Russia’s total exports (down from 1.1211% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Greece was Russia’s 71st largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2021 (up from 74th in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.0933% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0871% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Russia’s Exports to Greece

The major share of Russian exports to Greece 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) - 89.17% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (94.88% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.77% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (1.32% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.61% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (0.86% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.34% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (0.84% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.14% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (1.33% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $24,677,769;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $24,647,993.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Greece 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) - a decrease of $221,210,219;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $12,232,205;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $2,540,372.
Russia’s exports to Greece in the 1st quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2021
over Q1 2020
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 745 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,030 0.00 0
10 Cereals 28,907,667 3.55 4,229,898583.41
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 40,183 0.00 16823,818.45
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 7,994 0.00 753,354-98.94
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 126,116 0.02 371,461-66.05
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 923 0.00 422118.72
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 18,853 0.00 2,559,225-99.26
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 7,483 0.00 2,595188.36
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 14,507 0.00 5,364170.45
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 20,954 0.00 10,270104.03
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,620 0.00 4,827-25.01
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 47,542 0.01 79,364-40.10
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 61,447 0.01 601,087-89.78
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 107,520 0.01 1,4727,204.35
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,252,816 0.15 413,403203.05
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 724,887,862 89.02 946,098,081-23.38
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 649,563 0.08 425,55352.64
29 Organic chemicals 181,382 0.02 694,814-73.89
30 Pharmaceutical products 113,010 0.01 408,213-72.32
31 Fertilizers 6,076,205 0.75 4,533,14634.04
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 19,068 0.00 8,128134.60
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,632 0.00 0
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 1,209-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 453-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 92,150-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 143,246 0.02 74,78991.53
39 Plastics and articles thereof 447,289 0.05 100,572344.75
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,292,032 0.40 2,047,08860.82
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,972 0.00 371431.54
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 689,886 0.08 332,889107.24
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,626,561 0.45 3,073,76817.98
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,983,793 0.24 2,733,064-27.42
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 19,486 0.00 15,35026.94
52 Cotton 0 0.00 81,613-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 473,154 0.06 379,56324.66
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4,606 0.00 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2,478 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 172-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2 0.00 105-98.10
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 148 0.00 3,781-96.09
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 181-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 90,560 0.01 68,97031.30
69 Ceramic products 14 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 873,654 0.11 216,453303.62
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,152 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 1,858,641 0.23 1,615,02515.08
73 Articles of iron or steel 741,026 0.09 338,481118.93
74 Copper and articles thereof 8 0.00 10,121-99.92
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 35,859,761 4.40 11,211,768219.84
78 Lead and articles thereof 401,795 0.05 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,886 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,203 0.00 7,886-84.75
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1 0.00 4,269-99.98
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 749,088 0.09 693,8097.97
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 308,570 0.04 209,63947.19
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 40,692 0.00 1,7042,288.03
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 12,232,205-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 34,694 0.00 129,134-73.13
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 3-100.00
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 62,647 0.01 44,95339.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,356 0.00 8,319-59.66
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 43,934 0.01 38,23214.91
SS Classified 0 0.00 631 704-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Greece

The major share of Russian imports from Greece 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) - 30.44% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (27.88% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 20.81% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (25.85% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 20.80% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (10.84% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 19.93% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (25.02% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.07% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (4.57% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.83% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (1.69% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Greece 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) - an increase of $4,842,091;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $3,358,614;
  • 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 $2,139,176;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $974,809;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $509,396;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $443,608;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $414,265;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $353,867;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $352,671;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $330,881;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $320,397;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $230,520.

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

  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $1,069,467;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $517,578;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $449,135.
Russia’s imports from Greece in the 1st quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2021
over Q1 2020
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6,147 0.01 1,231399.35
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 109 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 11,873 0.02 22,749-47.81
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 11,609 0.02 7,67051.36
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 180 0.00 5,076-96.45
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,935,349 3.33 1,604,46820.62
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 9,586 0.02 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 44,605 0.08 33,48833.20
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 157,122 0.27 110,77241.84
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 361,136 0.62 303,23519.09
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,162,271 8.88 5,679,849-9.11
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 167,353 0.29 96,52373.38
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 914,704 1.57 1,363,839-32.93
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,802,022 4.82 2,358,41418.81
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 976,254 1.68 745,73430.91
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 89,526 0.15 37,490138.80
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 199,056 0.34 143,36238.85
29 Organic chemicals 48,621 0.08 28,33171.62
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,988,080 8.58 1,629,466206.12
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,367,041 2.35 1,013,17434.93
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,255,826 2.16 1,083,35315.92
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 275,923 0.47 360,715-23.51
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,111 0.00 1531,279.74
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,559,868 6.13 3,050,47216.70
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,949,448 10.24 5,535,1837.48
40 Rubber and articles thereof 44,275 0.08 65,579-32.49
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 10,377 0.02 45,632-77.26
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,776 0.00 4,788-62.91
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 110,240 0.19 97,81712.70
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,352 0.01 7,263-26.31
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 39-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3,206 0.01 584448.97
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 148,750 0.26 262,027-43.23
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9,657 0.02 75,222-87.16
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 36,074 0.06 68,645-47.45
52 Cotton 33,328 0.06 107,099-68.88
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 330 0.00 729-54.73
54 Man-made filaments 65,582 0.11 37,23376.14
55 Man-made staple fibers 3,680 0.01 21,700-83.04
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 62,966 0.11 30,594105.81
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 173,571 0.30 165,9014.62
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 170,248 0.29 145,85316.73
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3,564 0.01 15,527-77.05
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 125,602 0.22 122,7972.28
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 457,672 0.79 519,863-11.96
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 240,055 0.41 392,222-38.80
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 177,977 0.31 103,28172.32
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 229,126 0.39 377,540-39.31
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4,966 0.01 7,393-32.83
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 690 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,035,118 1.78 714,72144.83
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 52-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 6,451 0.01 51,694-87.52
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,063 0.00 67,305-98.42
72 Iron and steel 68,173 0.12 129,480-47.35
73 Articles of iron or steel 292,568 0.50 284,5592.81
74 Copper and articles thereof 7,661,631 13.18 6,686,82214.58
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,942,196 3.34 1,589,52522.19
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,912 0.00 4,202-54.50
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,924,334 3.31 2,993,801-35.72
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 200,133 0.34 280,513-28.65
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,117,177 12.25 2,275,086212.83
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 4,674,045 8.04 2,534,86984.39
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 148,856 0.26 141,6015.12
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 144,996 0.25 67,512114.77
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 384-100.00
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 51,961 0.09 225,407-76.95
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 282,861 0.49 289,769-2.38
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 143,460 0.25 78,22283.40
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,283 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia