Russian foreign trade
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Russian trade in goods with France in Q3 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 third quarter of 2021: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with France

In the 3rd quarter of 2021, Russia’s trade with France totaled $5,765,714,850, up 94.09% ($2,795,130,536) from the 3rd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s exports to France in the 3rd quarter of 2021 totaled $2,209,140,103, up 113.67% ($1,175,224,523) from the 3rd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s imports from France in the 3rd quarter of 2021 totaled $3,556,574,747, up 83.64% ($1,619,906,013) from the 3rd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s trade deficit with France in the 3rd quarter of 2021 was $1,347,434,644, a 49.26% increase ($444,681,490) over the 3rd quarter of 2020.

France was Russia’s 12th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2021 (up from 13th in the 3rd quarter of 2020), accounting for 2.7657% of Russia’s total trade (up from 2.1751% in the 3rd quarter of 2020).

France was Russia’s 15th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2021 (up from 18th in the 3rd quarter of 2020), accounting for 1.6562% of Russia’s total exports (up from 1.3145% in the 3rd quarter of 2020).

France was Russia’s 5th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2021 (up from 6th in the 3rd quarter of 2020), accounting for 4.7367% of Russia’s total imports (up from 3.3438% in the 3rd quarter of 2020).

Russia’s Exports to France

The major share of Russian exports to France in the 3rd quarter of 2021 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 85.48% of Russia’s total exports to France (83.62% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.63% of Russia’s total exports to France (4.56% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.09% of Russia’s total exports to France (2.49% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.40% of Russia’s total exports to France (1.55% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.79% of Russia’s total exports to France (3.07% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.29% of Russia’s total exports to France (1.77% in the 3rd quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to France in the 3rd quarter of 2021 over the 3rd 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 $979,438,120;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $43,925,401;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $43,434,830;
  • 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 $24,923,292;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $24,286,942;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $10,693,870;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $10,043,585;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $8,231,657.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to France in the 3rd quarter of 2021 over the 3rd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s exports to France in the 3rd quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2021
over Q3 2020
01 Live animals 33,208 0.00 23,49641.33
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 12,219,728 0.55 8,236,13348.37
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 35,034 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 485 0.00 45,658-98.94
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 586,412 0.03 854,071-31.34
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 91,438 0.00 14,440533.23
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 764 0.00 0
10 Cereals 488 0.00 45,203-98.92
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 144,043 0.01 22,300545.93
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,677 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 754 0.00 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 34,613 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 526,386 0.02 35,5311,381.48
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 111,389 0.01 60,57783.88
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,642,245 0.12 1,905,36538.67
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 359,725 0.02 218,86164.36
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 11,700,619 0.53 6,840,95771.04
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,644,456 0.07 1,129,28645.62
26 Ores, slag and ash 58,784,131 2.66 14,858,730295.62
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,828,013,426 82.75 848,575,306115.42
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 30,843,928 1.40 5,920,636420.96
29 Organic chemicals 2,901,911 0.13 613,168373.27
30 Pharmaceutical products 558,671 0.03 227,933,450.00
31 Fertilizers 12,962,585 0.59 2,268,715471.36
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 9,505 0.00 15,223-37.56
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,533,015 0.11 2,339,0988.29
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 7,679 0.00 14,392-46.64
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 158 0.00 1,359-88.37
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 68,460 0.00 51,84632.04
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,682,349 0.08 132,5331,169.38
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,647,765 0.17 2,307,60358.08
40 Rubber and articles thereof 13,075,167 0.59 12,031,1988.68
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,793,554 0.08 1,020,89475.68
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 80,170 0.00 46,56172.18
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 38,347,205 1.74 30,115,54827.33
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 72-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 504,509 0.02 67,721644.98
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 681,578 0.03 1,273,095-46.46
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 107,755 0.00 269,486-60.01
52 Cotton 0 0.00 3,914-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,870 0.00 111,402-98.32
54 Man-made filaments 33,852 0.00 29,07116.45
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 39,029 0.00 2,1091,750.59
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 4,227-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 52 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 27,734 0.00 2898,950.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 379,764 0.02 219,69372.86
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,066,293 0.05 675,97057.74
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,520,489 0.16 2,257,50955.95
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 622,638 0.03 1,258,439-50.52
65 Headgear and parts thereof 6,468 0.00 11,083-41.64
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 7,008 0.00 873702.75
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 74,347 0.00 96,819-23.21
69 Ceramic products 55,498 0.00 72,859-23.83
70 Glass and glassware 7,274,461 0.33 5,655,38228.63
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 100,934 0.00 140,962-28.40
72 Iron and steel 30,023,357 1.36 5,736,415423.38
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,841,147 0.17 2,559,20650.09
74 Copper and articles thereof 422,317 0.02 157,977167.33
75 Nickel and articles thereof 30,600 0.00 14,445111.84
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 14,676,319 0.66 4,632,734216.80
78 Lead and articles thereof 72,719 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 51-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 362-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,742,771 0.12 2,806,596-2.27
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 256,825 0.01 16,4331,462.86
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,062,284 0.05 89,9621,080.81
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 77,598,582 3.51 34,163,752127.14
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 10,582,235 0.48 5,888,86379.70
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 1,296 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,340,210 0.29 3,903,18662.44
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4,085,603 0.18 19,04521,352.37
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,692,692 0.17 3,203,19415.28
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 113,221 0.01 62,06182.44
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 11,594 0.00 9,15626.63
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 2,972,817 0.13 2,787,9386.63
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 519,508 0.02 81,089540.66
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 142,888 0.01 111,71227.91
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6,776 0.00 5,64620.01
SS Classified 9,994,920 0.45 15 770 353-36.62

Russia’s Imports from France

The major share of Russian imports from France in the 3rd quarter of 2021 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 22.63% of Russia’s total imports from France (28.83% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 18.23% of Russia’s total imports from France (25.87% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.41% of Russia’s total imports from France (8.81% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.03% of Russia’s total imports from France (2.94% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.73% of Russia’s total imports from France (1.23% in the 3rd quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from France in the 3rd quarter of 2021 over the 3rd 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 $109,147,807;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $62,453,870;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $55,826,328;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $46,118,953;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $31,237,787;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $26,875,979;
  • 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 $21,905,613;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $19,823,254;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $16,596,947;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $12,504,231;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $11,716,463.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from France in the 3rd quarter of 2021 over the 3rd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from France in the 3rd quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2021
over Q3 2020
01 Live animals 1,293,456 0.04 1,254,2583.13
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 215,009 0.01 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 12,010,396 0.34 10,615,43813.14
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 311,298 0.01 229,42935.68
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 849,894 0.02 487,12574.47
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 9,820-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,455 0.00 4,542-45.95
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,612,753 0.05 1,116,62744.43
10 Cereals 332,153 0.01 118,919179.31
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 811,754 0.02 778,5774.26
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,879,438 0.08 5,391,684-46.59
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4,618,117 0.13 4,315,3047.02
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 8,816 0.00 6,93827.07
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,071,918 0.03 1,118,790-4.19
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 211,919 0.01 197,8767.10
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5,249,249 0.15 4,049,11329.64
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 11,457,592 0.32 6,469,98077.09
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,138,057 0.17 6,570,648-6.58
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,768,778 0.16 4,755,38221.31
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 16,072,909 0.45 13,432,99119.65
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 99,901,864 2.81 68,664,07745.49
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 51,622,993 1.45 35,026,04647.38
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 5,359,622 0.15 6,040,136-11.27
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,336,345 0.12 3,837,21813.01
26 Ores, slag and ash 117,522 0.00 637,284-81.56
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 11,672,920 0.33 5,882,81998.42
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 10,075,410 0.28 5,867,76771.71
29 Organic chemicals 91,153,151 2.56 45,034,198102.41
30 Pharmaceutical products 183,861,917 5.17 121,408,04751.44
31 Fertilizers 363,834 0.01 215,75368.63
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 20,693,193 0.58 15,505,06933.46
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 215,781,031 6.07 159,954,70334.90
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 46,423,219 1.31 36,325,11127.80
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 25,662,872 0.72 21,633,50018.63
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 715,571 0.02 728,280-1.75
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 73,343 0.00 39,57585.33
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 88,616,999 2.49 68,793,74528.82
39 Plastics and articles thereof 87,234,902 2.45 60,358,92344.53
40 Rubber and articles thereof 34,158,257 0.96 22,441,79452.21
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 357,816 0.01 73,718385.38
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 14,338,393 0.40 13,274,3648.02
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2,677,570 0.08 2,349,89213.94
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,255,329 0.09 2,959,9429.98
45 Cork and articles of cork 232,510 0.01 73,677215.58
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 27,132 0.00 9,533184.61
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 4,495-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 20,931,414 0.59 17,344,98620.68
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,442,544 0.04 3,480,632-58.56
50 Silk 64,746 0.00 101,861-36.44
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 23,780 0.00 5,960298.99
52 Cotton 208,278 0.01 322,052-35.33
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 6,536 0.00 8,321-21.45
54 Man-made filaments 54,713 0.00 245,436-77.71
55 Man-made staple fibers 227,147 0.01 350,310-35.16
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,148,356 0.03 783,80246.51
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 582,788 0.02 740,375-21.28
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 253,899 0.01 291,432-12.88
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 893,572 0.03 827,7687.95
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 63,350 0.00 110,026-42.42
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,475,997 0.04 1,204,75022.51
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6,805,422 0.19 7,830,058-13.09
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,056,785 0.03 904,90216.78
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 357,607 0.01 517,371-30.88
65 Headgear and parts thereof 470,177 0.01 271,11073.43
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 25,178 0.00 37,039-32.02
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,337 0.00 2,161-38.13
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,574,804 0.07 2,128,66920.96
69 Ceramic products 2,517,593 0.07 3,003,916-16.19
70 Glass and glassware 17,878,685 0.50 15,403,11816.07
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 9,798,738 0.28 5,166,58789.66
72 Iron and steel 5,654,153 0.16 7,754,218-27.08
73 Articles of iron or steel 33,215,938 0.93 27,698,59119.92
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,917,511 0.14 2,285,592115.15
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,394,080 0.07 2,145,98911.56
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 10,514,787 0.30 7,670,22637.09
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,827 0.00 754142.31
79 Zinc and articles thereof 242,121 0.01 192,64625.68
80 Tin and articles thereof 3,545 0.00 3,938-9.98
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,508,138 0.07 333,917651.13
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6,507,033 0.18 4,386,36448.35
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6,360,405 0.18 4,501,39841.30
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 344,781,237 9.69 235,633,43046.32
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 153,175,745 4.31 131,270,13216.69
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 110,701 0.00 207,846-46.74
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 82,599,747 2.32 70,095,51617.84
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,048,983 0.03 1,361,158-22.93
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 66,688,949 1.88 62,437,0086.81
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 460,526 0.01 265,94273.17
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 353,149 0.01 335,2695.33
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 10,468,361 0.29 8,123,96628.86
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,041,758 0.09 1,958,63155.30
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 7,151,790 0.20 5,383,24832.85
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 672,619 0.02 331,887102.67
SS Classified 1,675,208,522 47.10 543 145 319208.43
Russian foreign trade statistics
Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia