US trade (export - import) with Russia in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 01, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Russia in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Russia

In 2013, US trade with Russia was $39.0 billion, down 4.72% ($1.9 billion) from 2012.

US exports to Russia in 2013 totaled $11.1 billion, up 4.20% ($0.4 billion) from 2012.

US imports from Russia in 2013 were $27.9 billion, down 7.88% ($2.4 billion) from 2012.

US trade deficit with Russia in 2013 was $16.7 billion, a 14.49% decrease ($2.8 billion) over 2012.

Russia was the US 22nd largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 21st in 2012), accounting for 1.00% of US total trade (down from 1.05% in 2012).

Russia was the US 28th largest export market in 2013 (just as in 2012), accounting for 0.71% of US total exports (up from 0.69% in 2012).

Russia was the US 18th largest supplier in 2013 (down from 16th in 2012), accounting for 1.20% of US total imports (down from 1.29% in 2012).

US Exports to Russia

The major share of US exports to Russia in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 68.77% of US total exports to Russia (65.80% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.83% of US total exports to Russia (15.96% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.61% of US total exports to Russia (11.98% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.23% of US total exports to Russia (1.84% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.44% of US total exports to Russia (0.87% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Russia in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $461.0 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $293.1 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $131.0 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $65.7 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $44.8 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $34.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Russia in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $535.3 million;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $117.9 million;
  • 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) - a decrease of $94.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $38.9 million.
US exports to Russia in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 148,901.1 1.34 266,837.8-44.20
02 Meat and edible meat offal 323,457.5 2.90 858,800.5-62.34
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 81,406.4 0.73 46,876.073.66
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 17,203.7 0.15 17,761.6-3.14
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,226.4 0.05 12,087.3-56.76
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 734.3 0.01 510.943.73
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 6,346.8 0.06 5,994.75.87
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 222,655.3 2.00 156,980.941.84
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 539.3 0.00 441.822.08
10 Cereals 15,929.0 0.14 12,684.825.58
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,907.9 0.02 2,011.4-5.14
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 193,315.2 1.73 62,287.6210.36
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 14,360.6 0.13 32,331.7-55.58
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 16.8 0.00 74.8-77.50
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 610.7 0.01 529.615.31
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 5,210.5 0.05 8,804.1-40.82
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 10,751.7 0.10 9,318.015.39
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 11,324.1 0.10 9,956.613.73
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 9,887.3 0.09 7,392.933.74
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 15,815.1 0.14 12,517.126.35
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 112,759.5 1.01 91,196.723.64
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 17,592.3 0.16 7,487.6134.95
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 17,500.6 0.16 22,128.0-20.91
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 85,322.8 0.77 62,192.437.19
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 8,619.1 0.08 6,738.727.91
26 Ores, slag and ash 267.5 0.00 797.2-66.44
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 46,607.0 0.42 57,396.6-18.80
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 186,897.8 1.68 190,173.5-1.72
29 Organic chemicals 33,022.2 0.30 43,841.7-24.68
30 Pharmaceutical products 167,846.0 1.51 181,898.7-7.73
31 Fertilizers 138.3 0.00 111.524.05
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 30,445.6 0.27 27,783.99.58
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 122,432.1 1.10 115,654.65.86
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 61,493.1 0.55 70,439.0-12.70
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 16,126.8 0.14 16,818.9-4.12
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 561.0 0.01 1,213.8-53.78
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 8,849.2 0.08 7,746.914.23
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 199,387.7 1.79 154,580.728.99
39 Plastics and articles thereof 378,808.7 3.40 398,074.9-4.84
40 Rubber and articles thereof 88,240.4 0.79 72,541.921.64
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 2,381.6 0.02 1,755.735.64
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5,874.2 0.05 7,739.4-24.10
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 830.8 0.01 658.426.19
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 19,117.0 0.17 17,309.210.44
45 Cork and articles of cork 95.6 0.00 39.9139.87
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 16.1 0.00 2.6514.82
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 35,348.1 0.32 28,767.122.88
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 18,637.1 0.17 17,634.55.69
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 8,305.0 0.07 8,798.7-5.61
50 Silk 12.3 0.00 36.9-66.71
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 10.5 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 1,650.4 0.01 2,023.0-18.42
54 Man-made filaments 23,330.8 0.21 237.59,724.56
55 Man-made staple fibers 68,186.8 0.61 45,058.451.33
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 9,192.7 0.08 5,215.176.27
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,895.6 0.02 4,228.7-55.17
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 142.0 0.00 102.139.01
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 11,907.6 0.11 13,204.9-9.82
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 9,738.6 0.09 1,463.7565.32
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7,641.3 0.07 5,699.634.07
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 11,463.4 0.10 7,636.650.11
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7,707.6 0.07 5,017.853.61
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6,381.9 0.06 2,455.0159.96
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,134.1 0.01 271.3318.09
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 49.0 0.00 82.4-40.56
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 299.9 0.00 198.750.94
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 18,150.2 0.16 18,290.4-0.77
69 Ceramic products 5,683.1 0.05 7,195.7-21.02
70 Glass and glassware 10,125.4 0.09 9,252.59.43
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 35,652.1 0.32 42,060.9-15.24
72 Iron and steel 5,097.2 0.05 2,931.573.88
73 Articles of iron or steel 109,123.2 0.98 76,562.442.53
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,518.6 0.01 1,041.345.83
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4,953.2 0.04 1,400.0253.81
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 9,196.9 0.08 11,253.3-18.27
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,733.6 0.02 31.15,469.48
79 Zinc and articles thereof 271.9 0.00 235.915.28
80 Tin and articles thereof 174.2 0.00 18.0865.85
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 27,049.4 0.24 39,286.2-31.15
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 63,531.4 0.57 49,853.427.44
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 26,294.7 0.24 13,872.689.54
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,313,127.2 20.76 2,352,035.0-1.65
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 675,062.8 6.06 769,669.5-12.29
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 24,484.8 0.22 30,988.6-20.99
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,999,348.5 17.94 1,538,308.329.97
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,960,927.5 17.60 1,667,841.617.57
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 28,084.0 0.25 40,368.4-30.43
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 662,530.5 5.94 638,203.23.81
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,840.0 0.03 3,158.9-10.10
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 5,084.6 0.05 5,008.21.53
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 6,360.7 0.06 5,137.323.81
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 67,105.3 0.60 49,997.334.22
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 44,251.7 0.40 34,739.827.38
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,731.6 0.05 3,304.473.46
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 48,399.5 0.43 20,771.2133.01
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 62,763.9 0.56 33,819.885.58

US Imports from Russia

The major share of US imports from Russia in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 71.76% of US total imports from Russia (72.52% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.35% of US total imports from Russia (12.51% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.52% of US total imports from Russia (7.91% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.94% of US total imports from Russia (2.73% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.68% of US total imports from Russia (1.35% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.45% of US total imports from Russia (1.08% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Russia in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $103.3 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $99.7 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Russia in 2013 over the 2012 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 $1,937.7 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $451.7 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $207.9 million;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $143.6 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $119.3 million.
US imports from Russia in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 89.8 0.00 77.116.50
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 331,078.9 1.19 231,346.743.11
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 920.5 0.00 853.27.90
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,005.9 0.01 2,762.18.83
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 149.5 0.00 244.8-38.94
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 74.4 0.00 509.3-85.39
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 341.6 0.00 235.345.17
10 Cereals 1,565.8 0.01 1,632.5-4.09
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 11,501.6 0.04 10,985.14.70
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 979.0 0.00 532.983.71
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 30.1 0.00 213.8-85.92
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 369.0 0.00 309.419.25
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,177.3 0.00 905.430.03
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6,391.3 0.02 1,558.7310.05
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,922.8 0.01 3,631.98.01
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,677.3 0.01 2,693.9-0.62
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,690.7 0.01 3,425.87.73
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,450.1 0.01 1,130.528.27
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 32,911.3 0.12 64,024.4-48.60
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 684.9 0.00 291.0135.40
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 51.6 0.00 7,736.2-99.33
26 Ores, slag and ash 10,285.2 0.04 3,241.3217.32
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 19,975,308.1 71.72 21,912,958.9-8.84
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,375,813.5 4.94 1,315,625.54.57
29 Organic chemicals 121,652.2 0.44 78,282.155.40
30 Pharmaceutical products 92.3 0.00 387.6-76.19
31 Fertilizers 866,166.6 3.11 762,859.613.54
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,139.2 0.01 2,629.0-18.63
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,794.4 0.01 1,515.784.37
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 1,838.2 0.01 2,734.0-32.76
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 454.8 0.00 165.0175.68
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 725.8 0.00 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 135.5 0.00 129.44.69
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,515.0 0.02 5,627.5-2.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 25,459.0 0.09 21,347.619.26
40 Rubber and articles thereof 249,340.1 0.90 199,877.024.75
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.3 0.00 3.6-93.01
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 61.3 0.00 113.2-45.81
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3,833.7 0.01 2,563.349.56
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 161,688.4 0.58 135,827.619.04
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 240.4 0.00 1,290.0-81.37
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 965.2 0.00 820.717.61
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 30,681.1 0.11 6,085.6404.16
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 3.0 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 0.3 0.00 7.3-95.46
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 36.8 0.00 714.8-94.85
54 Man-made filaments 2,965.6 0.01 2,168.836.74
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.00 0.5-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 13.4 0.00 1.6753.45
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 43.7 0.00 145.0-69.88
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 20.2 0.00 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 139.2 0.00 146.9-5.23
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 391.6 0.00 261.749.63
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,482.5 0.01 1,809.637.18
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,751.0 0.01 1,901.2-7.90
65 Headgear and parts thereof 97.6 0.00 137.7-29.12
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 5.8 0.00 2.8107.94
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 249.3 0.00 52.1378.92
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,185.7 0.00 1,730.7-31.49
69 Ceramic products 11,240.7 0.04 46,798.2-75.98
70 Glass and glassware 7,508.2 0.03 5,640.933.10
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 819,416.2 2.94 825,597.5-0.75
72 Iron and steel 1,689,693.6 6.07 2,141,384.8-21.09
73 Articles of iron or steel 193,903.8 0.70 313,194.4-38.09
74 Copper and articles thereof 42,290.4 0.15 321.113,069.89
75 Nickel and articles thereof 161,110.8 0.58 304,671.0-47.12
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 538,011.2 1.93 745,917.9-27.87
78 Lead and articles thereof 12,419.2 0.04 8,902.339.51
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 16.5-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 236,598.3 0.85 260,263.3-9.09
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8,334.6 0.03 7,264.514.73
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 251.1 0.00 38.3555.68
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 161,091.9 0.58 156,731.52.78
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 61,916.3 0.22 79,965.7-22.57
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 2,266.6 0.01 4,893.0-53.68
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 13,873.1 0.05 5,589.6148.20
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 174,702.1 0.63 116,599.349.83
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 138.5 0.00 30.5354.10
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 53,958.2 0.19 45,701.518.07
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 273.8 0.00 92.8194.98
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 86.1 0.00 95.3-9.66
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 154,083.9 0.55 141,591.78.82
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 14,852.3 0.05 15,021.6-1.13
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,520.0 0.01 1,518.20.12
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 242.3 0.00 324.2-25.27
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 67,122.1 0.24 65,906.71.84
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 177,105.9 0.64 140,133.726.38
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce