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25.04.2016



Russian Federation's imports of plastics and articles thereof (39 HS Code) in 2015


In 2015 the volume of imported plastics and articles thereof (39 HS Code) volume decreased by 32% and reached 7.5 billion USD compared to 11 billion USD in 2014 (see Figure 1).


Russian Federation's imports represent 1.79% of world imports for this product. Its ranking in world imports is 17.



Figure 1. 2010-2015 Russian Federation's imports of plastics and articles thereof, billion USD. Source: ITC Trade Map.

Figure 1. 2010-2015 Russian Federation's imports of plastics and articles thereof, billion USD.png



Detailed information about products imported by Russian Federation in this category:


· Polymers of ethylene, in primary forms (12%)

· Other plates, sheets, film, foil, tape, strip of plastics etc. (11%)

· Article of plastic nes. (11%)

· Polyacetal,o polyether,epoxide resin,polycarbonate,etc,in primary form (9%)

· Plastic packing goods or closures stoppers, lids, caps, closures, plas (7%)

· Plates, sheets, film, foil and strip, of plastics, nes (7%)

· Tubes, pipes & hoses & fittings therefor of plastics (6%)

· Acrylic polymers in primary forms (4%)

· Amino-resins, pheonolic resins and polyurethanes, in primary forms (4%)

· Self-adhesive plates, sheets, film etc of plastic w/n in rolls (4%)

· Polymers of vinyl chloride/other halogenated olefins, in primary forms (4%)

· Polymers of propylene or of other olefins, in primary forms (3%)


2015 showed a significant fall in Russian imports of polymers of vinyl chloride/other halogenated olefins, in primary forms (-52%) (see Table 1, Figure 2).



Table 1. Key products imported by 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, %

3901

Polymers of ethylene, in primary forms

$1,359,041

$906,199

-33%

12%

3920

Other plates, sheets, film, foil, tape, strip of plastics etc.

$1,116,862

$843,647

-24%

11%

3926

Article of plastic nes.

$1,264,283

$810,193

-36%

11%

3907

Polyacetal,o polyether,epoxide resin,polycarbonate,etc,in primary form

$1,013,138

$649,964

-36%

9%

3923

Plastic packing goods or closures stoppers, lids, caps, closures, plas

$723,558

$520,273

-28%

7%

3921

Plates, sheets, film, foil and strip, of plastics, nes

$638,069

$499,042

-22%

7%

3917

Tubes, pipes & hoses & fittings therefor of plastics

$658,037

$427,237

-35%

6%

3906

Acrylic polymers in primary forms

$442,346

$335,194

-24%

4%

3909

Amino-resins, pheonolic resins and polyurethanes, in primary forms

$412,547

$331,030

-20%

4%

3919

Self-adhesive plates, sheets, film etc of plastic w/n in rolls

$411,916

$314,464

-24%

4%

3904

Polymers of vinyl chloride/other halogenated olefins, in primary forms

$611,119

$294,406

-52%

4%

3902

Polymers of propylene or of other olefins, in primary forms

$371,977

$252,766

-32%

3%



Figure 2. Structure of plastics and articles thereof Exports to Russia in 2015. Source: ITC Trade Map.

Figure 2. Structure of plastics and articles thereof Exports to Russia in 2015.png



The main exporters supplying plastics and articles thereof to the Russian Federation in 2015 were: Germany, China, Belarus, Republic of Korea, Italy.


2015 showed a significant rise in Russian imports from Japan (+15%). At the same time the imports from Saudi Arabia (-42%) showed a significant fall (see Table 2, Figure 3).



Table 2. The main exporters supplying plastics and articles thereof to Russia in 2015.


Exporters

Volume in 2014, USD thousand

Volume in 2015, USD thousand

Change in 2015, %

Share in total product imports, %

World

$11,030,032

$7,453,769

-32%

100%

Germany

$1,923,341

$1,358,692

-29%

18%

China

$1,957,489

$1,157,373

-41%

16%

Belarus

$722,642

$529,366

-27%

7%

Korea, Republic of

$606,254

$379,779

-37%

5%

Italy

$505,918

$375,036

-26%

5%

United States of America

$445,885

$283,212

-36%

4%

Poland

$439,421

$281,156

-36%

4%

Netherlands

$349,831

$271,940

-22%

4%

Belgium

$393,567

$270,301

-31%

4%

France

$372,601

$267,594

-28%

4%

Finland

$343,301

$221,590

-35%

3%

Turkey

$316,409

$199,532

-37%

3%

Ukraine

$221,126

$176,179

-20%

2%

Japan

$131,301

$151,281

15%

2%

United Kingdom

$219,738

$140,097

-36%

2%

Sweden

$169,521

$126,956

-25%

2%

Saudi Arabia

$208,312

$121,420

-42%

2%

Spain

$176,089

$116,977

-34%

2%

Czech Republic

$121,581

$84,122

-31%

1%



Figure 3. The main exporters supplying plastics and articles thereof to Russia in 2015.

Figure 3. The main exporters supplying plastics and articles thereof to Russia in 2015.png




EXPORTS FROM RUSSIA


In 2015 volume of exported plastics and articles thereof (39 HS Code) decreased by 16% and reached 2.3 billion USD compared to 2.7 billion USD in 2014 (see Figure 4).



Figure 4. 2010-2015 Russian Federation's exports of plastics and articles thereof, billion USD. Source: ITC Trade Map.

Figure 4. 2010-2015 Russian Federation's exports of plastics and articles thereof, billion USD.png




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