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

Russia’s Trade with Israel

In the 2nd quarter of 2021, Russia’s trade with Israel totaled $608,546,368, up 61.73% ($232,263,563) from the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s exports to Israel in the 2nd quarter of 2021 totaled $426,461,098, up 114.42% ($227,572,039) from the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s imports from Israel in the 2nd quarter of 2021 totaled $182,085,270, up 2.64% ($4,691,524) from the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s trade surplus with Israel in the 2nd quarter of 2021 was $244,375,828, a 1,036.88% increase ($222,880,515) over the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Israel was Russia’s 48th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (up from 51st in the 2nd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.3216% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.3084% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

Israel was Russia’s 45th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (up from 54th in the 2nd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.3707% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2845% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

Israel was Russia’s 50th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (down from 46th in the 2nd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.2453% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.3406% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

Russia’s Exports to Israel

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 27.56% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (8.53% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 20.29% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (35.27% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 17.37% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (17.91% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.51% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (19.50% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 8.52% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (6.83% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.12% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (8.62% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.48% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (2.01% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Israel in the 2nd quarter of 2021 over the 2nd 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 $100,549,972;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $34,423,235;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $29,369,960;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $22,708,795;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $16,461,362;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $6,082,841;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $5,976,121;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $4,966,337;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $2,689,016;
  • 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 $2,462,597;
  • 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 $2,343,342;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $1,750,000;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $1,421,744.

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

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $2,319,874;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,797,601;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $1,741,138;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $1,438,854.
Russia’s exports to Israel in the 2nd quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2021
over Q2 2020
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 154,744 0.04 99,68855.23
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 48,217 0.01 17,254179.45
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 100,232 0.02 511,404-80.40
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 181,639 0.04 71525,304.06
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 575,585 0.13 588,748-2.24
10 Cereals 49,842,488 11.69 20,472,528143.46
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,641,775 0.38 377,301335.14
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 89,771 0.02 128,556-30.17
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 4,782-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4,871,397 1.14 7,191,271-32.26
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 32,796 0.01 38,686-15.23
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 280,484 0.07 1,719,338-83.69
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,075,981 0.25 699,92153.73
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 716,980 0.17 629,28013.94
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,897,323 0.44 1,542,80322.98
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,401,828 0.80 2,893,82817.55
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,034,440 0.24 1,027,4710.68
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 829,081-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 193,782 0.05 14,5041,236.06
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 468,670 0.11 540,654-13.31
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 86,070,502 20.18 69,609,14023.65
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,484,523 0.82 1,021,926240.98
29 Organic chemicals 873,263 0.20 698,65124.99
30 Pharmaceutical products 21,224 0.00 29,103-27.07
31 Fertilizers 14,770,026 3.46 8,687,18570.02
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 205,079 0.05 25,026719.46
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,044,743 0.24 160,154552.34
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 76,580 0.02 80,567-4.95
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,723 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,169,969 1.45 3,480,95377.25
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,837,405 1.84 2,871,068172.98
40 Rubber and articles thereof 141,849 0.03 90,12557.39
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 20,135 0.00 1,2331,533.01
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 31,317,655 7.34 8,608,860263.78
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 643-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,151,731 0.27 830,81738.63
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,581,254 0.84 3,984,448-10.12
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 291,781 0.07 167,07774.64
52 Cotton 0 0.00 5-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 27-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,846 0.00 367,805.56
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,277 0.00 140812.14
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 24,075 0.01 31,896-24.52
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 7 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 22,175 0.01 5,115333.53
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 45,927 0.01 17,568161.42
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 47,599 0.01 14,883219.82
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6,270 0.00 5,30818.12
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 1,354-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 13,822 0.00 14,708-6.02
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,028,592 0.71 1,606,84888.48
69 Ceramic products 122,377 0.03 21,247475.97
70 Glass and glassware 82,059 0.02 94,773-13.42
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 117,517,069 27.56 16,967,097592.62
72 Iron and steel 56,022,351 13.14 21,599,116159.37
73 Articles of iron or steel 376,215 0.09 74,704403.61
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,066 0.00 529,848-99.61
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 16,550,720 3.88 10,574,59956.51
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,068,030 0.25 2,809,168-61.98
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 13,501 0.00 19,702-31.47
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 37,774 0.01 20,43484.86
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 797,920 0.19 2,595,521-69.26
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 3,101,975 0.73 758,633308.89
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 100,481 0.02 2,4364,024.84
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,750,000 0.41 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 582,211 0.14 645,275-9.77
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 13 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 9,507 0.00 3,763152.64
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 782,944 0.18 669,13617.01
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 124,044 0.03 67,52383.71
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 256,316 0.06 48,825424.97
SS Classified 302,361 0.07 14 5821,973.52

Russia’s Imports from Israel

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 36.55% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (26.66% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 25.88% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (32.65% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 24.93% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (25.09% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.83% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (5.35% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.66% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (4.22% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

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

  • 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 $12,843,062;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $4,130,839;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $2,371,596;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,277,996;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $1,979,868;
  • 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 $1,133,685;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $837,150;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $808,967;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $726,685.

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $10,373,096;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $4,332,687;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $2,840,944;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $2,108,910;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $1,616,893;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $1,598,591;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $675,902;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $558,578.
Russia’s imports from Israel in the 2nd quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2021
over Q2 2020
01 Live animals 146,225 0.08 151,931-3.76
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 14,317 0.01 1,649768.22
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 34-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 2,387,552 1.31 407,684485.64
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 32,698,724 17.96 33,100,499-1.21
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,361,336 1.30 4,470,246-47.18
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 144,679 0.08 128,67212.44
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 11,627-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 904,441 0.50 609,45248.40
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 28,443 0.02 11,089156.50
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 122,657 0.07 84,77344.69
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 509,746 0.28 57,100792.73
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 141 0.00 4,754-97.03
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 79,558 0.04 70,51712.82
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,296,222 2.91 4,459,07218.77
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 490,897 0.27 800,272-38.66
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 204,991 0.11 140,07746.34
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 636,724 0.35 1,312,626-51.49
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 511,497 0.28 291,77875.30
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,621,216 1.44 1,487,53176.21
29 Organic chemicals 1,353,877 0.74 1,912,455-29.21
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,803,507 4.29 18,176,603-57.07
31 Fertilizers 1,468,274 0.81 1,536,809-4.46
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,813,127 1.54 3,340,254-15.78
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7,602,177 4.18 5,230,58145.34
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 2,636,628 1.45 2,318,10513.74
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 8,176 0.00 61,923-86.80
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 211,025 0.12 67,965210.49
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,805,072 1.54 7,137,759-60.70
39 Plastics and articles thereof 17,054,883 9.37 16,245,9164.98
40 Rubber and articles thereof 752,484 0.41 398,77888.70
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 93,397 0.05 120,207-22.30
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,149 0.00 437849.43
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 76,263 0.04 2,1053,522.95
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 637,649 0.35 590,3838.01
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 63,059 0.03 116,037-45.66
52 Cotton 542,920 0.30 457,79918.59
54 Man-made filaments 63,928 0.04 41,29154.82
55 Man-made staple fibers 3,077 0.00 5,803-46.98
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3,683,848 2.02 6,524,792-43.54
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 292,341 0.16 232,50125.74
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 8,903 0.00 2,398271.27
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,184 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 9,317 0.01 4,359113.74
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 237,206 0.13 223,9565.92
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 648 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,343 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 661,085 0.36 402,17964.38
69 Ceramic products 3,469 0.00 2831,125.80
70 Glass and glassware 114,531 0.06 71,03161.24
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 348,773 0.19 75,619361.22
72 Iron and steel 4,830 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 448,560 0.25 397,70712.79
74 Copper and articles thereof 9,282 0.01 1,607,873-99.42
75 Nickel and articles thereof 224 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 149,338 0.08 25,687481.38
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 372 0.00 685-45.69
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8,085,815 4.44 7,359,1309.87
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 101,625 0.06 104,730-2.96
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,691,200 6.42 9,413,20424.20
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 33,069,145 18.16 20,226,08363.50
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 0 0.00 25,552-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 169,754 0.09 134,54626.17
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 21,618,163 11.87 17,487,32423.62
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 48,601-100.00
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 5,763,558 3.17 7,380,451-21.91
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 317,587 0.17 244,21330.05
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 13,206 0.01 9971,224.57
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 14,963 0.01 0
SS Classified 108,962 0.06 37 252192.50
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia