Russia’s Top 10 Exports

Russia’s Top 10 Exports


In 2014, exports from Russia amounted to US$492.1 billion, up 23.9% since 2010. Russia’s top 10 exports accounted for 75% of the overall value of its global shipments.

The following export product groups represent sitemapthe highest dollar value posts in Russian global shipments during 2014. Also shown is the percentage share each export category represents in terms of overall exports from Russia.

  1. Oil: US$288.4 billion (58.6% of total exports)
  2. Iron and steel: $20.2 billion (4.1%)
  3. Gems, precious metals, coins: $11.6 billion (2.4%)
  4. Machines, engines, pumps: $9 billion (1.8%)
  5. Fertilizers: $8.9 billion (1.8%)
  6. Wood: $7.6 billion (1.6%)
  7. Cereals: $7 billion (1.4%)
  8. Aluminum: $6.3 billion (1.3%)
  9. Inorganic chemicals: $5.1 billion (1%)
  10. Copper: $4.9 billion (1%)

Cereals (principally wheat, barley, corn and rice) were the fastest-growing among the top 10 export categories, up 191% for the 5-year period starting in 2010.

In second place for improving export sales were Russian machinery shipments which were up in value by 70.1% led by gas turbines, nuclear reactors and their fuel elements, as well as computer data processing machines.

Russian gems and precious metals posted the third-fastest tags gain in value at 59%, reflecting accelerating sales of diamonds and gold.

The only three declining categories among the top 10 Russian exports were inorganic chemicals (down in value by 21.6%), aluminum (down 5.6%) and copper (down 1%).


Russia’s capital city is Moscow.

Please note that the results listed above are at the 2-digit Harmonized Tariff System code level.

See also Russia Major Product Supply Advantages, Russia’s Top 10 Imports, Russia Top Import Partners, Fastest-Growing Russian Export Products and Highest Value Russian Export Products

Research Sources:
International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Database (GDP based on Purchasing Power Parity). Accessed on October 22, 2015

The World Factbook, Country Profiles, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on October 22, 2015

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on October 22, 2015

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on October 22, 2015

Wikipedia, List of Companies of Russia. Accessed on October 22, 2015

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