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Russian trade with Brazil in 2012

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Brazil in 2012: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Brazil

In 2012, Russia’s trade with Brazil was $5,663,080,406, down 13.06% ($850,878,246) from 2011.

Russia’s exports to Brazil in 2012 totaled $2,304,476,653, up 8.45% ($179,564,160) from 2011.

Russia’s imports from Brazil in 2012 were $3,358,603,753, down 23.48% ($1,030,442,406) from 2011.

Russia’s trade deficit with Brazil in 2012 was $1,054,127,100, a 53.44% decrease ($1,210,006,566) over 2011.

Brazil was Russia’s 27th largest trading partner in 2012 (down from 26th in 2011), accounting for 0.6726% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.7920% in 2011).

Brazil was Russia’s 35th largest export market in 2012 (just as in 2011), accounting for 0.4392% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.4112% in 2011).

Brazil was Russia’s 22nd largest supplier in 2012 (down from 17th in 2011), accounting for 1.0586% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.4355% in 2011).

Russia’s Exports to Brazil

The major share of Russian exports to Brazil in 2012 (and in 2011) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 74.66% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (79.94% in 2011);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 14.47% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (14.16% in 2011);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.68% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (2.74% in 2011);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.00% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (1.13% in 2011).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Brazil in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $53,142,998;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $52,824,184;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $28,732,013;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $11,222,377.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Brazil in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $26,167,113.
Russia’s exports to Brazil in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 25,663 0.00 11,491123.33
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 388,544 0.02 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 11,905,836 0.52 683,4591,642.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 61,421 0.00 290,048-78.82
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 32,932 0.00 97,555-66.24
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 87,468,913 3.80 58,736,90048.92
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 245,966,926 10.67 242,144,4901.58
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 8,162,246 0.35 11,013,660-25.89
29 Organic chemicals 6,025,150 0.26 5,881,9872.43
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,307 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 1,667,068,877 72.34 1,613,925,8793.29
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 8,194 0.00 18,523-55.76
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 2,713 0.00 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 9,886 0.00 1486,579.73
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 192,678 0.01 528,240-63.52
39 Plastics and articles thereof 921,823 0.04 3,188,218-71.09
40 Rubber and articles thereof 38,017,878 1.65 64,184,991-40.77
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 3,939-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 284,964 0.01 113,946150.09
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,183,095 0.09 1,876,23716.35
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 14,979,659 0.65 14,286,6594.85
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,051 0.00 121,562-98.31
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 258 0.00 3,309-92.20
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 143-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 2,162-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 11,490 0.00 4,122178.75
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 40-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 152-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 69,465-100.00
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 217-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 510 0.00 306,186-99.83
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 19,048 0.00 67,147-71.63
72 Iron and steel 103,603,297 4.50 50,779,113104.03
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,704,085 0.07 172,627887.15
74 Copper and articles thereof 285,361 0.01 643,096-55.63
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,874,648 0.08 3,776,490-50.36
80 Tin and articles thereof 35 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 380,851 0.02 1,124,541-66.13
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 31,446 0.00 1,771,417-98.22
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 22,367-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,030,514 0.22 909,696452.99
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 15,925,126 0.69 18,868,973-15.60
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 88,049 0.00 168,300-47.68
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 208,034 0.01 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,824,215 0.08 4,011,031-54.52
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 819-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 5,155-100.00
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 0 0.00 7,336-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 2,694-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 479 0.00 36033.06
SS Classified 89,778,451 3.90 25 087 603257.86

Russia’s Imports from Brazil

The major share of Russian imports from Brazil in 2012 (and in 2011) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 83.79% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (91.41% in 2011);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.82% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (3.36% in 2011);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.75% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (2.57% in 2011);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.66% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (0.65% in 2011);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.09% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (0.82% in 2011).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Brazil in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $138,555,591;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $44,991,298;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $42,411,508;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $36,097,749;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $32,976,324;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $31,975,450;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $17,964,308;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $10,890,612.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Brazil in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $1,298,514,095;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $74,587,622;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $25,769,476;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $14,112,743.
Russia’s imports from Brazil in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,670,301,242 49.73 1,531,745,6519.05
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 59,955 0.00 20,222196.48
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 42,760,225 1.27 56,872,968-24.81
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 30,250 0.00 4,167625.94
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 12,637 0.00 15,741-19.72
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 20,814,824 0.62 19,709,3565.61
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 104,065,785 3.10 129,835,261-19.85
10 Cereals 3,383,980 0.10 1,646,032105.58
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 524,754 0.02 762,553-31.18
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 111,687,171 3.33 186,274,793-40.04
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 215,695 0.01 18,9951,035.54
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 948,977 0.03 610,94355.33
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 4,954,158-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 221,648,417 6.60 1,520,162,512-85.42
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 80,495 0.00 131,011-38.56
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 10,032 0.00 2,749,730-99.64
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 74,160,417 2.21 71,372,2413.91
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 82,514,122 2.46 84,257,143-2.07
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,169,904 0.09 867,775265.29
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 84,218,050 2.51 39,226,752114.70
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 393,572,474 11.72 360,596,1509.14
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,831,251 0.05 3,612,599-49.31
26 Ores, slag and ash 717,739 0.02 7,3719,637.34
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 18,298,813 0.54 334,5055,370.42
29 Organic chemicals 9,212,772 0.27 11,771,725-21.74
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,512,104 0.05 1,423,6096.22
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 893,347 0.03 1,209,822-26.16
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,713,682 0.05 1,718,526-0.28
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 364,936 0.01 36,253906.64
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,916,455 0.06 2,858,083-32.95
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 718,623 0.02 509,79040.96
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,526,375 0.05 1,223,25724.78
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,728,415 0.26 4,064,986114.72
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,872,461 0.32 3,289,789230.49
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 4,394,798 0.13 4,582,865-4.10
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 233,134 0.01 796,397-70.73
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 12,591 0.00 20,769-39.38
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,877,234 0.12 5,911,460-34.41
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 98-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 281 0.00 19841.92
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 10,958,954 0.33 8,025,19936.56
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,870,659 0.06 3,065,624-38.98
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9,446 0.00 24,063-60.74
50 Silk 19,947 0.00 3,864416.23
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 7,152 0.00 0
52 Cotton 92,162 0.00 28,567222.62
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,363,926 0.04 1,490,440-8.49
54 Man-made filaments 39,252 0.00 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,620 0.00 22,745-92.88
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 91,215 0.00 98,385-7.29
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 3,688-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 257,460 0.01 37,577585.15
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 528,277 0.02 393,21634.35
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 553,256 0.02 509,3048.63
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 795,675 0.02 439,49081.05
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 32,983,215 0.98 33,115,346-0.40
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4,505 0.00 2,124112.10
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6,252,719 0.19 10,330,059-39.47
69 Ceramic products 172,723 0.01 1,271,868-86.42
70 Glass and glassware 1,667,280 0.05 1,411,55918.12
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,017,981 0.03 749,90735.75
72 Iron and steel 53,481,446 1.59 42,590,83425.57
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,943,724 0.09 4,568,256-35.56
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,607,558 0.08 3,260,230-20.02
75 Nickel and articles thereof 85,442,954 2.54 53,467,50459.80
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 366,537 0.01 48,342658.22
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 8 0.00 1,573-99.49
80 Tin and articles thereof 6,108,033 0.18 2,025,795201.51
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 769,983 0.02 1,58648,448.74
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 7,685,200 0.23 6,538,37717.54
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 254,665 0.01 392,442-35.11
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 152,153,150 4.53 116,055,40131.10
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 12,400,639 0.37 9,609,41329.05
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 5,723 0.00 3,42567.09
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 57,407,176 1.71 14,995,668282.83
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,214,932 0.21 6,961,0213.65
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,094 0.00 395,269.23
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 11,532 0.00 0
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 600,501 0.02 1,069,400-43.85
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 26,174 0.00 79,924-67.25
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 356,420 0.01 156,290128.05
SS Classified 29,073,462 0.87 10 991 358164.51
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia