Russian foreign trade
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Russian trade with Israel in 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 2021: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Israel

In 2021, Russia’s trade with Israel totaled $2,584,365,731, up 19.54% ($422,500,619) from 2020.

Russia’s exports to Israel in 2021 totaled $1,737,625,343, up 30.18% ($402,808,619) from 2020.

Russia’s imports from Israel in 2021 totaled $846,740,388, up 2.38% ($19,692,000) from 2020.

Russia’s trade surplus with Israel in 2021 was $890,884,955, a 75.45% increase ($383,116,619) over 2020.

Israel was Russia’s 47th largest trading partner in 2021 (just as in 2020), accounting for 0.3292% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.3807% in 2020).

Israel was Russia’s 48th largest export market in 2021 (down from 47th in 2020), accounting for 0.3535% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.3968% in 2020).

Israel was Russia’s 46th largest supplier in 2021 (down from 41st in 2020), accounting for 0.2886% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.3574% in 2020).

Russia’s Exports to Israel

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 25.93% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (12.39% in 2020);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 22.38% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (15.98% in 2020);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 18.78% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (18.50% in 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.29% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (14.95% in 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.88% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (5.91% in 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.82% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (5.42% in 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Israel in 2021 over 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $262,985,115;
  • 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 $175,299,440;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $68,656,154;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $52,062,745;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $37,140,753;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $33,087,751;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $25,718,818;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $25,482,531;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $10,437,586;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $8,990,044;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $7,504,597;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $6,049,606.

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

  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $5,913,453.
Russia’s exports to Israel in 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2021
over 2020
01 Live animals 18,258 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 452,385 0.03 224,540101.47
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 230,396 0.01 180,84327.40
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 8,223 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,571,065 0.26 1,521,671200.40
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 602,491 0.03 151,455297.80
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,598,885 0.21 3,419,0555.26
10 Cereals 166,621,961 9.59 133,534,21024.78
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6,224,083 0.36 2,605,452138.89
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 814,671 0.05 508,80760.11
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 11 0.00 4,782-99.77
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 25,969,770 1.49 19,920,16430.37
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,808,902 0.10 110,6741,534.44
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,063,398 0.06 3,384,520-68.58
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,279,382 0.25 3,748,36214.17
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,367,333 0.19 3,198,0585.29
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 7,108,059 0.41 6,873,9603.41
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 15,340,459 0.88 13,815,43111.04
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,357,571 0.31 5,271,5291.63
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 829,081-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 646,005 0.04 233,111177.12
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 19,222,501 1.11 8,784,915118.81
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 306,852,265 17.66 238,196,11128.82
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 12,311,267 0.71 9,090,00435.44
29 Organic chemicals 1,622,444 0.09 4,909,885-66.96
30 Pharmaceutical products 98,547 0.01 100,420-1.87
31 Fertilizers 76,582,823 4.41 39,442,07094.17
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 605,168 0.03 278,550117.26
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,416,467 0.31 579,594834.53
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 150,615 0.01 870,655-82.70
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 47,813 0.00 9053,025.56
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 21,552,972 1.24 14,048,37553.42
39 Plastics and articles thereof 34,667,149 2.00 8,948,331287.41
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,115,147 0.06 649,60671.67
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 37,095-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 36,577 0.00 15,355138.21
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 105,042,008 6.05 52,979,26398.27
45 Cork and articles of cork 676 0.00 767-11.86
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 8-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 5,913,360 0.34 3,537,91667.14
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 23,800,660 1.37 14,810,61660.70
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,094,873 0.06 1,008,1428.60
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 1,871 0.00 692,611.59
52 Cotton 98,467 0.01 10692,793.40
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 34 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 106 0.00 1,521-93.03
55 Man-made staple fibers 276 0.00 867-68.17
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 8,640 0.00 1,539461.40
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 95 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 5,444 0.00 539910.02
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 24,075 0.00 100,024-75.93
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 27 0.00 44-38.64
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 171,490 0.01 115,52548.44
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 126,284 0.01 66,77989.11
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 175,720 0.01 614,305-71.40
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 42,464 0.00 27,46954.59
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4,881 0.00 3,97822.70
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 214-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 47,860 0.00 51,293-6.69
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 11,557,017 0.67 10,941,3835.63
69 Ceramic products 363,465 0.02 167,782116.63
70 Glass and glassware 1,835,410 0.11 371,436394.14
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 388,631,855 22.37 213,332,41582.17
72 Iron and steel 393,495,584 22.65 130,510,469201.50
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,336,801 0.19 770,041333.33
74 Copper and articles thereof 11,370 0.00 533,604-97.87
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 12,195-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 48,494,629 2.79 23,012,098110.74
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4,331,661 0.25 10,245,114-57.72
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 97,477 0.01 38,301154.50
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 517,760 0.03 216,301139.37
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,147,888 0.18 4,469,826-29.57
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 6,405,915 0.37 3,064,904109.01
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 3,359 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 320,383 0.02 126,498153.27
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,750,000 0.10 157,8891,008.37
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,055,833 0.12 2,895,739-29.00
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 683 0.00 46845.94
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 26,945 0.00 18,95142.18
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 3,233,715 0.19 2,764,09016.99
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 460,539 0.03 399,77215.20
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,285,944 0.07 556,964130.88
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 119 0.00 11,381-98.95
SS Classified 0 0.00 331 391 358-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Israel

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 34.79% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (34.02% in 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 28.69% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (29.96% in 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 24.48% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (23.77% in 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.05% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (4.45% in 2020);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.37% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (3.07% in 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Israel in 2021 over 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 $15,165,443;
  • 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) - an increase of $8,885,357;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $7,062,560;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $6,164,197;
  • 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 $4,261,884;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $4,182,827;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,987,403.

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $10,261,278;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $7,025,990;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $6,071,430;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $4,911,385;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $4,053,354;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $3,379,147.
Russia’s imports from Israel in 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2021
over 2020
01 Live animals 628,394 0.07 597,1915.22
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 500,506 0.06 295,13569.59
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 9,102,622 1.08 2,040,062346.19
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 132,494,759 15.65 142,756,037-7.19
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 66,546,740 7.86 73,572,730-9.55
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 490,524 0.06 549,583-10.75
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 40,496 0.00 47,931-15.51
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,633,539 0.43 3,979,537-8.69
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 126,042 0.01 38,536227.08
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 555,739 0.07 496,05812.03
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,421,856 0.17 297,549377.86
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 69,256 0.01 51,34434.89
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 707,486 0.08 447,41558.13
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 20,973,789 2.48 18,872,21911.14
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,110,105 0.37 3,179,244-2.17
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,762,778 0.21 547,874221.75
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,690,075 0.55 4,775,748-1.79
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,311,780 0.15 1,022,13328.34
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 9,523,797 1.12 5,261,91380.99
29 Organic chemicals 5,150,830 0.61 4,739,4878.68
30 Pharmaceutical products 41,385,995 4.89 47,457,425-12.79
31 Fertilizers 3,494,437 0.41 3,718,900-6.04
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 9,577,831 1.13 12,044,464-20.48
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 33,278,037 3.93 31,332,1296.21
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 11,653,101 1.38 11,299,7413.13
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 211,009 0.02 170,03724.10
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 602,609 0.07 473,17527.35
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 25,657,019 3.03 21,474,19219.48
39 Plastics and articles thereof 63,167,937 7.46 57,003,74010.81
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,936,375 0.35 1,595,05984.09
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 627,765 0.07 560,63111.97
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 26,926 0.00 44,213-39.10
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 76,263 0.01 2,1053,522.95
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,283,160 0.27 2,528,353-9.70
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,530,513 0.18 986,04655.22
52 Cotton 2,107,243 0.25 2,099,2560.38
54 Man-made filaments 237,146 0.03 172,17037.74
55 Man-made staple fibers 14,536 0.00 5,803150.49
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 15,802,423 1.87 20,713,808-23.71
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 8,067-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 17 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 959,491 0.11 1,419,407-32.40
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 50,886 0.01 34,89745.82
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 12,016 0.00 24,962-51.86
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 74,879 0.01 60,73623.29
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 731,675 0.09 811,501-9.84
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 648 0.00 13,590-95.23
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,385 0.00 1211,044.63
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,463,089 0.29 2,898,358-15.02
69 Ceramic products 59,841 0.01 295,760-79.77
70 Glass and glassware 394,489 0.05 562,144-29.82
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,935,117 0.23 1,841,1545.10
72 Iron and steel 4,830 0.00 1054,500.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,605,364 0.19 2,227,517-27.93
74 Copper and articles thereof 44,100 0.01 3,423,247-98.71
75 Nickel and articles thereof 526 0.00 11,066-95.25
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 316,796 0.04 238,42932.87
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 6,316 0.00 29,310-78.45
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 31,855,767 3.76 30,296,4175.15
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 317,538 0.04 557,219-43.01
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 51,518,398 6.08 48,530,9956.16
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 159,452,870 18.83 144,287,42710.51
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 449,823 0.05 1,446,892-68.91
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 409,333 0.05 1,253,770-67.35
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 81,797,033 9.66 85,850,387-4.72
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,306 0.00 49,660-93.34
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 4,309-100.00
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 31,135,349 3.68 22,249,99239.93
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 892,672 0.11 794,97112.29
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 29,331 0.00 33,618-12.75
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 73,428 0.01 0
SS Classified 0 0.00 543 353-100.00
Russian foreign trade statistics
Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia