Date,
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01.08.2016



Syrian Arab Republic-Russian Bilateral Trade in 2015


In 2015 Syrian-Russian bilateral trade volume decreased by 10% and reached 0.20 billion USD compared to 0.21 billion USD in 2014.


Syrian exports to Russia fell to 0.01 billion USD (by 27%) while imports fell to 0.19 billion USD (by 10%) (see Figure 1).



Figure 1. 2007-2015 Syrian-Russian bilateral trade turnover, billion USD. Source: ITC Trade Map.

Figure 1. 2007-2015 Syrian-Russian bilateral trade turnover, billion USD.png



Syrian exports to Russia


Syria primarily exports to Russia the following products (see Figure 2, Table 1):



In 2015 the imports of Syrian made products in Russia experienced a significant rise. The imports of unbleached or bleached fabrics, knitted or crocheted, of synthetic fibrise by 84%; the imports of grapefruit, fresh or dried- by 49%.



Figure 2. Structure of Syrian Exports to Russia in 2015. Source: ITC Trade Map.

Figure 2. Structure of Syrian Exports to Russia in 2015.png



Table 1. Key products exported from Syria to Russia in 2015. Source: ITC Trade Map.


Product HS Code

Product Type

Volume in 2014, USD thousand

Volume in 2015, USD thousand

Change in 2015, %

Share in total product imports, %

Tariff applied by Russia to Syrian products

80929

Fresh cherries (excl. sour cherries)

$2,369

$2,367

0%

3.30

3.8

80510

Oranges, fresh or dried

$2,273

$1,195

-47%

0.40

3.8

80540

Grapefruit, fresh or dried

$185

$276

49%

0.30

3.8

640620

Outer soles and heels, of rubber or plastics

$320

$238

-26%

0.90

0

540773

Woven fabrics,>/=85% of synthetic filaments, yarn dyed, nes

$398

$205

-48%

5.10

10

090931

Seeds of cumin : Neither crushed nor ground

$143

$165

15%

12.40

3.8

081090

Fruits, fresh nes

$0

$151

-

0.20

1.9

961400

Smoking pipes, incl. pipe bowls, cigar or cigarette holders, and parts

$90

$90

0%

1.80

11.3

600631

Unbleached or bleached fabrics, knitted or crocheted, of synthetic fib

$43

$79

84%

2.10

5

640690

Parts of footwear; removable in-soles, heel cushions and similar articles; gaiters, leggin

$95

$63

-34%

0.10

0

080520

Mandarins(tang&sats)clementines&wilkgs &sim citrus hybrids,fresh/drid

$193

$48

-75%

0.00

3.8

640610

Uppers and parts thereof, other than stiffeners

$117

$47

-60%

0.20

0

090121

Coffee, roasted, not decaffeinated

$0

$35

-

0.00

6

630493

Furnishing articles nes, of synthetic fibres, not knitted or crocheted

$23

$31

35%

0.30

4.9



Russian exports to Syria


In 2015 Russia has exported to Syria the following products (see Figure 3, Table 2):



2015 showed a significant rise in Russian exports to Syria of lumber, coniferous (softwood) 6 mm and thicker (+171%). At the same time the exports of parts suitable f use solely/princ w the app of headings 85.25 to 85.28 (-72%) showed a significant fall (see Table 2).



Figure 3. Structure of Russian Exports to Syria in 2015. Source: ITC Trade Map.

Figure 3. Structure of Russian Exports to Syria in 2015.png



Table 2. Key products exported from Russia to Syria in 2015. Source: ITC Trade Map.


Product HS Code

Product Type

Volume in 2014, USD thousand

Volume in 2015, USD thousand

Change in 2015, %

Share in total product imports, %

490700

Unusd postage,revenue stamps;cheque forms,banknotes,bond certific,etc

$36,919

$37,263

1%

98.5

930690

Munitions of war&pts thereof&other ammunitions&projectiles&pts thereof

$0

$21,383

-

100

852729

Radio rece nt capable of op w/o ext source of power f motor vehicl,nes

$7,472

$19,713

164%

100

100199

Wheat and meslin (excl. seed for sowing, and durum wheat)

$25,038

$15,037

-40%

55.9

440710

Lumber, coniferous (softwood) 6 mm and thicker

$4,486

$12,170

171%

68.1

360100

Propellent powders

$8,772

$11,338

29%

100

360200

Prepared explosives, o/t propellent powders

$6,026

$10,758

79%

100

240220

Cigarettes containing tobacco

$9,884

$6,290

-36%

18

100590

Maize (corn) nes

$1,841

$4,525

146%

27

110100

Wheat or meslin flour

$5,863

$2,596

-56%

5.1

271019

Other petroleum oils and preparations

$3,806

$2,511

-34%

21

852990

Parts suitable f use solely/princ w the app of headings 85.25 to 85.28

$7,479

$2,090

-72%

54.8

843780

Mach f milling/workg of cereals/ drid leguminous nes veg exc farm-type

$0

$2,068

-

42

300230

Vaccines, veterinary use

$887

$1,890

113%

62.7


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