Date,
Time MSK

10.03.2016



Chelyabinsk region Foreign Trade, 9 months of 2015


In the first 9 months of 2015 Chelyabinsk region foreign trade volume decreased by 25% and reached 3.3 billion USD compared to 4.4 billion USD in the same period of 2014.


Imports to Chelyabinsk region fell by 39% to 0.8 billion USD while exports from Chelyabinsk region fell by 20% to 2.5 billion USD in the same period of 2014 (see Figure 1).


Figure 1. Chelyabinsk region Foreign trade, Exports and Imports, billion USD, 9 months of 2015. Source: Russian Federal Customs Service of Russia.

Figure 1. Chelyabinsk region Foreign trade, Exports and Imports, billion USD, 9 months of 2015.png



Chelyabinsk region Imports


In the first 9 months of 2015 Chelyabinsk region imported the following products (see Figure 2, Table 1):


▪ Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery & mechanical appliances, computers (31%)

▪ Iron & steel (10%)

▪ Electrical machinery & equip. & parts, telecommunications equip., sound recorders, television recorders (7%)

▪ Plastics & articles thereof (5%)

▪ Articles of iron or steel (5%)

▪ Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments & accessories (5%)

▪ Salt, sulphur, earth & stone, lime & cement (5%)

▪ Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock (4%)

▪ Ores slag & ash (3%)



Figure 2. Structure of Chelyabinsk region Imports in the first 9 months of 2015. Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia.

Figure 2. Structure of Chelyabinsk region Imports in the first 9 months of 2015.png




Table 1. Key products imported to Chelyabinsk region in the first 9 months of 2015. Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia.


Product HS Code

Product Type

Volume,9 months of 2015, USD thousand

Share in total product imports, %

84

Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery & mechanical appliances, computers

$230,445

31%

72

Iron & steel

$78,535

10%

85

Electrical machinery & equip. & parts, telecommunications equip., sound recorders, television recorders

$55,303

7%

39

Plastics & articles thereof

$39,089

5%

73

Articles of iron or steel

$36,491

5%

90

Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments & accessories

$35,227

5%

25

Salt, sulphur, earth & stone, lime & cement

$34,231

5%

87

Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock

$28,616

4%

26

Ores slag & ash

$24,434

3%

82

Tools, spoons & forks of base metal

$17,262

2%

38

Miscellaneous chemical products

$15,624

2%

27

Mineral fuels, oils, waxes & bituminous sub

$13,957

2%

69

Ceramic products

$12,618

2%

34

Soaps, waxes, scouring products, candles, modeling pastes, dental waxes

$12,603

2%

68

Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials

$12,264

2%



Chelyabinsk region Exports


Chelyabinsk region primarily exports the following products (see Figure 3, Table 2):


▪ Iron & steel (60%)

▪ Copper & articles thereof (18%)

▪ Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock (4%)

▪ Nickel & articles thereof (4%)

▪ Zinc & articles thereof (2%)

▪ Inorganic chem, org/inorg compounds of precious metals, isotopes (1%)

▪ Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery & mechanical appliances, computers (1%)

▪ Articles of iron or steel (1%)

▪ Mineral fuels, oils, waxes & bituminous sub (1%)

▪ Electrical machinery & equip. & parts, telecommunications equip., sound recorders, television recorders (1%)

▪ Salt, sulphur, earth & stone, lime & cement (1%)



Figure 3. Structure of Chelyabinsk region Exports, 9 months of 2015. Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia.

Figure 3. Structure of Chelyabinsk region Exports, 9 months of 2015.png



Table 2. Key products exported from Chelyabinsk region in the first 9 months of 2015. Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia.


Product HS Code

Product Type

Volume,9 months of 2015, USD thousand

Share in total product exports, %

72

Iron & steel

$1,504,148

60%

74

Copper & articles thereof

$449,961

18%

87

Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock

$91,616

4%

75

Nickel & articles thereof

$89,403

4%

79

Zinc & articles thereof

$51,068

2%

28

Inorganic chem, org/inorg compounds of precious metals, isotopes

$36,502

1%

84

Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery & mechanical appliances, computers

$34,442

1%

73

Articles of iron or steel

$33,811

1%

27

Mineral fuels, oils, waxes & bituminous sub

$31,111

1%

85

Electrical machinery & equip. & parts, telecommunications equip., sound recorders, television recorders

$24,771

1%

25

Salt, sulphur, earth & stone, lime & cement

$19,067

1%


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