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Russian trade with Nigeria 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 Nigeria in 2012: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Nigeria

In 2012, Russia’s trade with Nigeria was $223,151,616, down 24.74% ($73,336,866) from 2011.

Russia’s exports to Nigeria in 2012 were $197,857,428, down 27.21% ($73,963,906) from 2011.

Russia’s imports from Nigeria in 2012 totaled $25,294,188, up 2.54% ($627,040) from 2011.

Russia’s trade surplus with Nigeria in 2012 was $172,563,240, a 30.18% decrease ($74,590,946) over 2011.

Nigeria was Russia’s 92nd largest trading partner in 2012 (up from 93rd in 2011), accounting for 0.0265% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0360% in 2011).

Nigeria was Russia’s 86th largest export market in 2012 (down from 78th in 2011), accounting for 0.0377% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0526% in 2011).

Nigeria was Russia’s 104th largest supplier in 2012 (up from 107th in 2011), accounting for 0.0080% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0081% in 2011).

Russia’s Exports to Nigeria

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 49.97% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (13.32% in 2011);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 22.04% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (35.10% in 2011);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.24% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (2.85% in 2011);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 8.57% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (45.03% in 2011);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.79% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (2.44% in 2011);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.28% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (1.15% in 2011).

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $58,834,397;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $10,938,094;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $9,534,743;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $3,967,722;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $3,686,841.

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

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $105,374,126;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $30,762,323;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $21,041,293;
  • 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 (HS code 85) - a decrease of $2,163,201;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $945,177.
Russia’s exports to Nigeria in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 11,054,629 5.59 116,5359,386.10
10 Cereals 17,030,552 8.61 7,495,809127.20
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 69,021-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 88,162 0.04 67,68930.25
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 369,951 0.19 436,943-15.33
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 16,583,435 8.38 121,957,561-86.40
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 27,620 0.01 223,034-87.62
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,697,616 2.37 729,894543.60
31 Fertilizers 93,976,781 47.50 35,142,384167.42
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 2,245 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 100,130 0.05 90,65010.46
39 Plastics and articles thereof 23,472 0.01 16,32443.79
40 Rubber and articles thereof 41,815 0.02 7,889430.04
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,879 0.00 194868.56
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 500,631 0.25 347,54444.05
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,740,061 1.89 4,685,238-20.17
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,236,364 2.65 1,549,523237.93
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 634 0.00 47,365-98.66
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 8,018 0.00 33,542-76.10
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 58,862 0.03 85,222-30.93
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,076 0.00 77,309-94.73
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 10,753 0.01 55,263-80.54
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4,476 0.00 15,957-71.95
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,241 0.00 2,823-56.04
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 11,412 0.01 11,3680.39
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 11,270-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 99,050 0.05 2,9143,299.11
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 1,029-100.00
72 Iron and steel 42,400,781 21.43 63,442,074-33.17
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,201,309 0.61 31,963,632-96.24
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 960-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 353,391 0.18 236,92449.16
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 90,111 0.05 2,253,312-96.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 543,097-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 101,920 0.05 87,91215.93
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 1,982-100.00
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 33,663 0.02 4,372669.97
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,388 0.00 6,775-64.75

Russia’s Imports from Nigeria

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 97.98% of Russia’s total imports from Nigeria (99.75% in 2011);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.01% of Russia’s total imports from Nigeria (0.00% in 2011).

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

  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $902,935;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $408,100;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $99,732.

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

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $512,301;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $226,328.
Russia’s imports from Nigeria in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 20,140 0.08 10,16598.13
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 75,859 0.30 302,187-74.90
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,456,105 5.76 1,968,406-26.03
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 23,227,408 91.83 22,324,4734.04
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 901 0.00 67533.48
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,096 0.01 712,852.11
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 16,500-100.00
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 99,732 0.39 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 52 0.00 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 408,100 1.61 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,494 0.01 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 39,282-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5 0.00 4,293-99.88
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 23 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,238 0.00 1,07714.95
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 956 0.00 194,931.58
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 79 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia