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

Russia’s Trade with Zimbabwe

In 2012, Russia’s trade with Zimbabwe totaled $38,260,223, up 22.88% ($7,124,472) from 2011.

Russia’s exports to Zimbabwe in 2012 were $3,919,558, down 43.25% ($2,987,551) from 2011.

Russia’s imports from Zimbabwe in 2012 totaled $34,340,665, up 41.74% ($10,112,023) from 2011.

Russia’s trade deficit with Zimbabwe in 2012 was $30,421,107, a 75.63% increase ($13,099,574) over 2011.

Zimbabwe was Russia’s 133rd largest trading partner in 2012 (up from 138th in 2011), accounting for 0.0045% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0038% in 2011).

Zimbabwe was Russia’s 147th largest export market in 2012 (down from 135th in 2011), accounting for 0.0007% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0013% in 2011).

Zimbabwe was Russia’s 100th largest supplier in 2012 (up from 109th in 2011), accounting for 0.0108% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0079% in 2011).

Russia’s Exports to Zimbabwe

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 62.84% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (68.19% in 2011);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 32.91% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (7.19% in 2011);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.33% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (22.81% in 2011);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.78% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (1.27% in 2011).

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

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $754,295;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $153,291;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $150,446.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $2,397,250;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,337,287;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $120,004;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $107,828;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $57,448;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $31,629.
Russia’s exports to Zimbabwe in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
10 Cereals 2,312,567 59.00 4,709,817-50.90
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 150,446 3.84 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 452 0.01 174159.77
40 Rubber and articles thereof 30,234 0.77 87,682-65.52
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 130,346 3.33 238,174-45.27
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 1,337,287-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,710 0.15 37,339-84.71
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 197,505 5.04 44,214346.70
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 7,701 0.20 2,116263.94
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 328,476 8.38 448,480-26.76
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 756,121 19.29 1,82641,308.60

Russia’s Imports from Zimbabwe

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 97.95% of Russia’s total imports from Zimbabwe (99.23% in 2011);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.70% of Russia’s total imports from Zimbabwe (0.00% in 2011).

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $8,762,532;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $839,221;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $582,859.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Zimbabwe 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
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 272,315 0.79 289,316-5.88
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 30,005 0.09 37,387-19.74
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,549,472 4.51 710,251118.16
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 16,307-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 6,227 0.02 2,618137.85
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 650,000 1.89 620,5004.75
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 31,127,812 90.64 22,365,28039.18
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 100,605 0.29 113,261-11.17
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,407 0.00 0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 3,520-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 71-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 627-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,000 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6,785 0.02 64,287-89.45
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 582,859 1.70 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 50-100.00
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 8,856 0.03 1,527479.96
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 6-100.00
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 3,322 0.01 3,634-8.59
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia