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

Russia’s Trade with Tanzania

In 2012, Russia’s trade with Tanzania was $112,860,321, down 25.97% ($39,597,127) from 2011.

Russia’s exports to Tanzania in 2012 were $60,699,572, down 40.81% ($41,848,644) from 2011.

Russia’s imports from Tanzania in 2012 totaled $52,160,749, up 4.51% ($2,251,517) from 2011.

Russia’s trade surplus with Tanzania in 2012 was $8,538,823, a 83.78% decrease ($44,100,161) over 2011.

Tanzania was Russia’s 111th largest trading partner in 2012 (down from 107th in 2011), accounting for 0.0134% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0185% in 2011).

Tanzania was Russia’s 109th largest export market in 2012 (down from 95th in 2011), accounting for 0.0116% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0198% in 2011).

Tanzania was Russia’s 94th largest supplier in 2012 (just as in 2011), accounting for 0.0164% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0163% in 2011).

Russia’s Exports to Tanzania

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 65.74% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (47.34% in 2011);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 27.19% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (26.67% in 2011);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.41% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (20.19% in 2011);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.23% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (2.25% in 2011);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.10% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (3.16% in 2011).

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

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $18,224,005;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $10,650,650;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $8,763,784;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $2,660,728;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $955,163;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $574,649;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $389,142.
Russia’s exports to Tanzania in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
10 Cereals 39,365,217 64.85 48,129,001-18.21
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 540,835 0.89 416,58329.83
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 111,689 0.18 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 389,142-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 120,548 0.20 271,399-55.58
31 Fertilizers 16,376,903 26.98 27,027,553-39.41
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9,512 0.02 7,46827.37
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 44,059-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 288-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,355,839 2.23 2,311,002-41.33
54 Man-made filaments 1,530 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 280 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 4-100.00
69 Ceramic products 425 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 446-100.00
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 2,660,728-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 60,595 0.10 2,5122,312.22
74 Copper and articles thereof 540 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 574,649-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 725 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 68 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,451,893 4.04 20,675,898-88.14
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 24,050 0.04 6,180289.16
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 94,000 0.15 3,5482,549.38
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 104,539 0.17 23,752340.13
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 21,896 0.04 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 58,488 0.10 0
SS Classified 0 0.00 4 004-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Tanzania

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 99.90% of Russia’s total imports from Tanzania (99.73% in 2011).

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $1,292,254;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $1,091,326;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $413,796.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Tanzania 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 $403,994.
Russia’s imports from Tanzania in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
01 Live animals 4,400 0.01 3,06043.79
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 22,212 0.04 8,769153.30
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 64,154 0.12 138,808-53.78
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,094,669 2.10 3,34332,645.11
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 8,538,981 16.37 8,125,1855.09
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 301,773 0.58 705,767-57.24
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,537 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 42,079,330 80.67 40,787,0763.17
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9 0.00 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 59 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,845 0.01 4,442-13.44
52 Cotton 0 0.00 160-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 945-100.00
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 227-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 49,653 0.10 122,036-59.31
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 4,769-100.00
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 127 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 586-100.00
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 4,059-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia