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

Russia’s Trade with Italy

In the 1st quarter of 2021, Russia’s trade with Italy totaled $5,501,160,235, up 3.10% ($165,150,523) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s exports to Italy in the 1st quarter of 2021 were $2,844,524,165, down 8.97% ($280,357,547) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s imports from Italy in the 1st quarter of 2021 totaled $2,656,636,070, up 20.15% ($445,508,070) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s trade surplus with Italy in the 1st quarter of 2021 was $187,888,095, a 79.44% decrease ($725,865,617) over the 1st quarter of 2020.

Italy was Russia’s 8th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2021 (down from 7th in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 3.5593% of Russia’s total trade (down from 3.7541% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Italy was Russia’s 10th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2021 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 3.0833% of Russia’s total exports (down from 3.5118% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Italy was Russia’s 6th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2021 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 4.2644% of Russia’s total imports (up from 4.1595% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Russia’s Exports to Italy

The major share of Russian exports to Italy 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) - 69.40% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (83.06% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 12.16% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (4.55% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.74% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (7.21% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.77% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (1.75% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.91% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (1.37% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.42% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (1.04% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

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

  • 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) - an increase of $203,604,300;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $73,310,283;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $32,935,256;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $11,666,530;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $9,411,235.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Italy 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 $623,513,631;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $17,634,730.
Russia’s exports to Italy in the 1st quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2021
over Q1 2020
01 Live animals 17,134 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 662,699 0.02 830,247-20.18
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,303,173 0.08 815,920182.28
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,645,701 0.09 5,134,969-48.48
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 41,385 0.00 152,996-72.95
10 Cereals 9,899,904 0.35 2,474,758300.04
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 18,069-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,075,932 0.04 6,657,197-83.84
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 173,564-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,956 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 34,404 0.00 23914,294.98
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,027 0.00 59,389-98.27
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 20,708 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 188,921 0.01 65,850186.90
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 510,154 0.02 94,390440.47
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 69,012 0.00 126,020-45.24
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 23,023,957 0.81 16,026,33943.66
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 15,840 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,181,843 0.04 530,243122.89
26 Ores, slag and ash 3,371,223 0.12 1,868,28380.44
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,969,686,407 69.24 2,593,200,038-24.04
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,398,088 0.12 3,464,423-1.91
29 Organic chemicals 4,143,903 0.15 3,249,87527.51
30 Pharmaceutical products 34,691,333 1.22 1,756,0771,875.50
31 Fertilizers 19,049,264 0.67 10,624,70079.29
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 953,257 0.03 2,263,217-57.88
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 943,536 0.03 930,2691.43
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 515,187 0.02 482,2086.84
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 69,033 0.00 87,817-21.39
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 137,111 0.00 84,15162.93
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,362,578 0.08 1,709,20438.23
39 Plastics and articles thereof 27,816,511 0.98 16,149,98172.24
40 Rubber and articles thereof 13,075,250 0.46 13,884,631-5.83
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3,739,286 0.13 5,146,431-27.34
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 151,495 0.01 161,306-6.08
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3,767,076 0.13 6,897,231-45.38
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 29,039,194 1.02 19,627,95947.95
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 711 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 237,805 0.01 589,016-59.63
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 24,931,527 0.88 22,479,44810.91
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 109,026 0.00 62,64574.04
52 Cotton 552,766 0.02 183,912200.56
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 72,645 0.00 38,73087.57
54 Man-made filaments 1,396,747 0.05 342,464307.85
55 Man-made staple fibers 158,786 0.01 49,613220.05
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,540,435 0.05 77,2071,895.20
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 26,464 0.00 4785,436.40
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 17-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 309 0.00 0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 966 0.00 382152.88
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 188,902 0.01 120,25757.08
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 401,524 0.01 214,63587.07
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 315,671 0.01 130,366142.14
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 258,614 0.01 515,981-49.88
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,230 0.00 816295.83
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 109 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 297-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 443,872 0.02 358,37623.86
69 Ceramic products 374,345 0.01 394,112-5.02
70 Glass and glassware 3,456,923 0.12 1,980,73474.53
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 345,845,684 12.16 142,241,384143.14
72 Iron and steel 221,505,174 7.79 148,194,89149.47
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,600,785 0.16 2,792,34664.76
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,596,757 0.06 986,27261.90
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4,134,545 0.15 8,504,778-51.39
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 43,836,756 1.54 61,471,486-28.69
79 Zinc and articles thereof 124 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,132,957 0.04 2,892,388-60.83
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 210,413 0.01 209,4260.47
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 107,935 0.00 114,090-5.39
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,331,370 0.40 6,444,87975.82
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 5,908,318 0.21 2,729,920116.43
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 111,069 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,806,921 0.06 851,405112.23
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,169,659 0.11 7,74840,809.38
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,608,519 0.06 1,181,93236.09
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 12,530 0.00 48,909-74.38
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 90 0.00 6,716-98.66
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 3,683,266 0.13 2,446,65250.54
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 188,841 0.01 71,434164.36
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6,760 0.00 13,651-50.48
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 7 0.00 15,612-99.96
SS Classified 648,826 0.02 1 368 316-52.58

Russia’s Imports from Italy

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 37.75% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (40.75% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 28.77% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (21.20% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 9.66% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (10.48% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.51% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (10.39% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.96% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (7.95% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.33% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (1.65% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Italy 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 $250,352,945;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $101,011,442;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $14,647,184;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $12,317,148;
  • 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 $11,375,533;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $10,135,328;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $9,937,055;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $9,786,565.

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

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $20,851,120;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $15,350,339.
Russia’s imports from Italy in the 1st quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2021
over Q1 2020
01 Live animals 245,183 0.01 216,26213.37
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,265,558 0.05 471,234168.56
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 137,422 0.01 209,981-34.56
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 9,539,838 0.36 11,895,387-19.80
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 31,581,305 1.19 26,054,07221.21
10 Cereals 485,998 0.02 461,9625.20
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,620,931 0.06 1,218,17833.06
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 16,664,145 0.63 11,257,52648.03
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,890,331 0.07 1,581,27619.54
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 36,788 0.00 107,888-65.90
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 15,145,879 0.57 13,311,88813.78
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,301,470 0.05 1,154,67012.71
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,566,567 0.17 4,922,068-7.22
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 14,040,261 0.53 13,505,5573.96
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 20,151,538 0.76 21,600,275-6.71
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 12,826,103 0.48 9,990,35428.38
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12,117,955 0.46 7,203,13568.23
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 86,737,484 3.26 72,090,30020.32
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 18,300,272 0.69 13,051,45540.22
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,999,181 0.15 19,349,520-79.33
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 861,331 0.03 1,021,974-15.72
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,957,888 0.15 3,398,42116.46
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 7,463,177 0.28 3,586,270108.10
29 Organic chemicals 31,753,969 1.20 21,816,91445.55
30 Pharmaceutical products 378,634,604 14.25 128,281,659195.16
31 Fertilizers 2,377,943 0.09 2,936,406-19.02
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 41,421,301 1.56 38,242,6418.31
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 64,158,300 2.42 61,408,4514.48
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 24,636,334 0.93 20,766,43618.64
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 6,203,689 0.23 7,874,144-21.21
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 777,456 0.03 263,870194.64
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 225,529 0.01 288,442-21.81
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 55,854,440 2.10 48,309,77615.62
39 Plastics and articles thereof 118,733,735 4.47 108,947,1708.98
40 Rubber and articles thereof 32,107,884 1.21 26,120,83722.92
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 2,185,736 0.08 2,028,5537.75
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 49,998,308 1.88 38,622,77529.45
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,893,452 0.07 921,906105.38
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,560,768 0.17 5,705,714-20.07
45 Cork and articles of cork 28,543 0.00 23,85419.66
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 119,568 0.00 82,57044.81
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 46,934 0.00 41,80612.27
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 15,961,941 0.60 17,381,619-8.17
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 14,490,483 0.55 13,235,1379.48
50 Silk 272,709 0.01 148,95183.09
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 1,438,595 0.05 1,825,205-21.18
52 Cotton 2,622,154 0.10 2,193,16719.56
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 150,520 0.01 145,0353.78
54 Man-made filaments 1,626,612 0.06 1,854,152-12.27
55 Man-made staple fibers 3,136,357 0.12 3,239,915-3.20
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5,444,836 0.20 5,561,692-2.10
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 306,269 0.01 378,970-19.18
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,137,441 0.04 1,559,770-27.08
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,751,469 0.10 2,725,0910.97
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,032,028 0.04 1,327,921-22.28
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 59,964,979 2.26 49,829,65120.34
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 81,321,823 3.06 79,498,1212.29
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,887,846 0.11 1,727,31167.19
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 89,927,585 3.39 77,610,43715.87
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,511,124 0.09 1,832,95837.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 167,372 0.01 56,745194.95
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 60,368 0.00 136,156-55.66
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 8,507,829 0.32 12,916,832-34.13
69 Ceramic products 22,133,658 0.83 22,506,390-1.66
70 Glass and glassware 4,681,094 0.18 4,183,02311.91
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 22,726,872 0.86 19,287,73117.83
72 Iron and steel 13,467,806 0.51 9,671,44239.25
73 Articles of iron or steel 77,186,416 2.91 98,037,536-21.27
74 Copper and articles thereof 17,524,165 0.66 19,818,428-11.58
75 Nickel and articles thereof 659,910 0.02 1,106,994-40.39
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 15,178,782 0.57 15,326,062-0.96
78 Lead and articles thereof 16,150 0.00 16,191-0.25
79 Zinc and articles thereof 129,833 0.00 88,17747.24
80 Tin and articles thereof 139 0.00 113,800.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 217,987 0.01 282,799-22.92
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 13,078,340 0.49 12,706,1422.93
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 20,765,381 0.78 18,625,63011.49
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 749,775,246 28.22 648,763,80415.57
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 140,050,764 5.27 147,339,120-4.95
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 569,445 0.02 1,079,934-47.27
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 57,756,568 2.17 52,635,3359.73
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 963,067 0.04 89,244979.14
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 53,639,485 2.02 51,201,5024.76
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 371,591 0.01 346,3057.30
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 229,075 0.01 144,50058.53
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 44,604,073 1.68 43,476,4162.59
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,079,393 0.19 7,556,725-32.78
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6,634,690 0.25 6,551,5241.27
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 56,069 0.00 70,017-19.92
SS Classified 12,764,633 0.48 4 688 615172.25
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia