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Russian trade in goods with Argentina in Q2 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 second quarter of 2021: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Argentina

In the 2nd quarter of 2021, Russia’s trade with Argentina totaled $403,132,999, up 56.13% ($144,932,343) from the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2021 totaled $155,109,011, up 757.37% ($137,017,741) from the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2021 totaled $248,023,988, up 3.30% ($7,914,602) from the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s trade deficit with Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2021 was $92,914,977, a 58.15% decrease ($129,103,139) over the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Argentina was Russia’s 60th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (up from 65th in the 2nd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.2130% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2116% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

Argentina was Russia’s 64th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (up from 104th in the 2nd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.1348% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0259% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

Argentina was Russia’s 41st largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (down from 37th in the 2nd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.3342% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.4610% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

Russia’s Exports to Argentina

The major share of Russian exports to Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 82.14% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (68.60% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 10.24% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (14.39% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.47% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (2.46% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.23% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (5.68% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.64% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (8.31% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2021 over the 2nd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $80,231,454;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $32,711,241;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $13,980,840;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $7,793,295;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $981,313;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $872,417;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $776,429.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2021 over the 2nd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $698,567.
Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2021
over Q2 2020
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 49,696-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 105,350 0.07 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 91,321 0.06 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 698,567-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 15,886,182 10.24 1,905,342733.77
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 698,648 0.45 642,6678.71
29 Organic chemicals 1,229,210 0.79 247,897395.86
30 Pharmaceutical products 80,231,454 51.73 0
31 Fertilizers 43,707,689 28.18 10,996,448297.47
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 9,319 0.01 45,701-79.61
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 4,190 0.00 63,101-93.36
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 378,033 0.24 79,260376.95
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,069,842 0.69 293,413264.62
40 Rubber and articles thereof 83,178 0.05 42,94893.67
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,210 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 14,481 0.01 2086,862.02
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,900,649 1.23 1,028,23284.85
52 Cotton 0 0.00 1-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 887 0.00 40,685-97.82
70 Glass and glassware 120,625 0.08 0
72 Iron and steel 7,799,625 5.03 6,330123,116.82
73 Articles of iron or steel 47,347 0.03 102,705-53.90
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,837 0.00 7,491-75.48
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3,801 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 568,778 0.37 318,40178.64
78 Lead and articles thereof 17 0.00 346-95.09
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4,438 0.00 1,721157.87
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 56,038 0.04 2,6122,045.41
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 5,920-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 695,433 0.45 838,676-17.08
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 265,777 0.17 515,629-48.46
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 32,704 0.02 148,444-77.97
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 49,856 0.03 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 28,600 0.02 8,829223.93
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,830 0.00 0
SS Classified 19,662 0.01 0

Russia’s Imports from Argentina

The major share of Russian imports from Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 92.40% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (91.82% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.74% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (5.13% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.36% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (1.71% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.12% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (1.10% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2021 over the 2nd 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 $19,322,398;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $12,218,537;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $12,184,420;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,445,686;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1,316,302;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $1,232,869.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2021 over the 2nd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $16,195,840;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $10,734,634;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $7,998,009;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2,216,335;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1,509,288;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $1,243,650;
  • 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 $920,593.
Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2021
over Q2 2020
02 Meat and edible meat offal 20,019,679 8.07 30,754,313-34.90
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 34,520,495 13.92 22,301,95854.79
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 22,987,297 9.27 30,985,306-25.81
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 902,666 0.36 919,368-1.82
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,166,587 0.47 2,675,875-56.40
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 82,343,858 33.20 98,539,698-16.44
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,299,971 0.52 1,175,60610.58
10 Cereals 0 0.00 232,000-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 32,771,598 13.21 20,587,17859.18
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 891,332 0.36 250,916255.23
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 12,333-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 74,791-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 193,093 0.08 535,776-63.96
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,873,458 0.76 557,156236.25
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,480,452 1.40 3,106,13612.05
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 19,322,398 7.79 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 7,406,607 2.99 7,766,974-4.64
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 169,107-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,872,646 2.37 6,793,239-13.55
29 Organic chemicals 599,200 0.24 33,1931,705.20
30 Pharmaceutical products 667,609 0.27 1,911,259-65.07
31 Fertilizers 26,649 0.01 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 189,518 0.08 193,900-2.26
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 23,092 0.01 47,089-50.96
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 116 0.00 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,945,896 1.19 1,713,02771.97
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 55,188 0.02 76,199-27.57
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,209,812 0.49 1,465,525-17.45
40 Rubber and articles thereof 167,301 0.07 85,98494.57
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 166,891 0.07 294,505-43.33
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 1,647-100.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 118,212 0.05 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 468 0.00 37724.14
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 450,335 0.18 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 92,874 0.04 71,326,671.43
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 8,891 0.00 5,02576.94
70 Glass and glassware 2,962 0.00 522467.43
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,122 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 143,040-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 254,078 0.10 2,470,413-89.72
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,304 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7,385 0.00 721924.27
79 Zinc and articles thereof 50 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 15,316 0.01 19,835-22.78
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 11,642 0.00 2594,394.98
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,185,520 2.09 3,739,83438.66
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 15,483 0.01 21,745-28.80
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 393,234 0.16 145,251170.73
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 265,141 0.11 196,76334.75
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 343 0.00 25,966-98.68
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 87,895 0.04 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,324 0.00 0
SS Classified 0 0.00 79 570-100.00
Russian foreign trade statistics
Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia