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Russian trade with Bulgaria in 2013

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Bulgaria in 2013: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Bulgaria

In 2013, Russia’s trade with Bulgaria was $2,918,940,660, down 41.11% ($2,037,541,137) from 2012.

Russia’s exports to Bulgaria in 2013 were $2,216,743,374, down 47.99% ($2,045,654,257) from 2012.

Russia’s imports from Bulgaria in 2013 totaled $702,197,286, up 1.17% ($8,113,120) from 2012.

Russia’s trade surplus with Bulgaria in 2013 was $1,514,546,088, a 57.56% decrease ($2,053,767,377) over 2012.

Bulgaria was Russia’s 42nd largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 29th in 2012), accounting for 0.3466% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.5887% in 2012).

Bulgaria was Russia’s 35th largest export market in 2013 (down from 27th in 2012), accounting for 0.4204% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.8123% in 2012).

Bulgaria was Russia’s 50th largest supplier in 2013 (down from 48th in 2012), accounting for 0.2229% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.2188% in 2012).

Russia’s Exports to Bulgaria

The major share of Russian exports to Bulgaria in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 78.22% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (88.88% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 12.14% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (6.14% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.29% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (1.22% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.68% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (1.78% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.08% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (0.65% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Bulgaria in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $19,028,815;
  • 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) - an increase of $15,853,126;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $15,632,788;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $11,711,198.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Bulgaria in 2013 over 2012 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 $2,031,686,901;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $45,675,756;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $22,804,288;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $21,201,038.
Russia’s exports to Bulgaria in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
01 Live animals 3,000 0.00 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 518-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 40,880 0.00 23917,004.60
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 48,586-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 831,193 0.04 829,2980.23
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 253 0.00 1,284-80.30
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 173,273 0.01 3,9984,233.99
10 Cereals 78,084 0.00 21,764258.78
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 77,857 0.00 45,84369.83
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 528,576 0.02 286,85784.26
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,237 0.00 177598.87
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 27,069 0.00 17,39855.59
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 168,416 0.01 2,502,716-93.27
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 590,538 0.03 415,60742.09
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 442,822 0.02 336,62931.55
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 170,145 0.01 7,6292,130.24
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,000,812 0.05 713,06540.35
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,673,960 0.08 1,326,38926.20
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 728,598 0.03 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 34,825 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 32 0.00 9,375-99.66
26 Ores, slag and ash 6,464,987 0.29 29,269,275-77.91
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,727,535,313 77.93 3,759,222,214-54.05
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,525,625 0.16 4,199,327-16.04
29 Organic chemicals 6,401,515 0.29 4,981,53428.50
30 Pharmaceutical products 16,358 0.00 27,828-41.22
31 Fertilizers 36,903,457 1.66 21,270,66973.49
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 123,153 0.01 138,328-10.97
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 164,819 0.01 214,647-23.21
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 139,701 0.01 175,381-20.34
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 37,831 0.00 21,43076.53
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,156,229 0.05 1,539,629-24.90
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,705 0.00 2,32016.59
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 586,587 0.03 592,733-1.04
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,861,462 0.31 5,485,85725.08
40 Rubber and articles thereof 17,085,400 0.77 13,152,36529.90
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 6,102 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 948 0.00 9420.64
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,576,625 0.12 4,414,935-41.64
45 Cork and articles of cork 681 0.00 298128.52
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 87 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 19,000,916 0.86 22,753,213-16.49
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,254,979 0.10 368,779511.47
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 2,035,336 0.09 633,543221.26
52 Cotton 0 0.00 6,109-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 23,146 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 29,902 0.00 23,14029.22
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 114 0.00 1,680-93.21
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 7 0.00 17-58.82
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 10,548 0.00 174,553-93.96
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 34,409 0.00 8,448307.30
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,451 0.00 1,160111.29
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 20,146 0.00 9,366115.10
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 105,213 0.00 108,062-2.64
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,037 0.00 1,050189.24
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 185 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,100,202 0.18 4,378,186-6.35
69 Ceramic products 683,189 0.03 52,2921,206.49
70 Glass and glassware 385,831 0.02 313,70522.99
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 107,873 0.00 258,738-58.31
72 Iron and steel 36,778,988 1.66 35,398,9153.90
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,893,180 0.22 5,249,518-6.79
74 Copper and articles thereof 284,445 0.01 3,158,247-90.99
75 Nickel and articles thereof 227,470 0.01 5,0784,379.52
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 8,337,961 0.38 29,538,999-71.77
78 Lead and articles thereof 8,402,478 0.38 2,137,903293.02
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,917-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 33,162 0.00 24,10037.60
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 205,255 0.01 62,349229.20
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 129,822 0.01 241,331-46.21
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 152,928 0.01 136,70611.87
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 139,726,899 6.30 120,698,08415.77
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 21,607,028 0.97 5,753,902275.52
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 56,015,389 2.53 101,691,145-44.92
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,818,731 0.22 2,685,48879.44
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 30,707,506 1.39 26,205,26617.18
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 16,297,400 0.74 4,586,202255.36
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 16,998 0.00 3647,116.67
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 416,171 0.02 136,081205.83
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 37,804 0.00 92,313-59.05
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 12,012 0.00 36,081-66.71
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 7,255 0.00 1,666335.47
SS Classified 42,675,853 1.93 44 187 179-3.42

Russia’s Imports from Bulgaria

The major share of Russian imports from Bulgaria in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 37.02% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (34.39% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 33.48% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (33.75% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.34% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (11.93% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 7.34% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (6.62% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.67% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (4.44% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.78% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (1.95% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Bulgaria in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $22,719,057;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $11,877,657;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $7,023,379;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $4,034,359;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $3,277,065;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3,172,384;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $2,175,415.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Bulgaria in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $18,086,873;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $5,809,910;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $5,093,989;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $4,151,195;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $3,346,492;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $3,345,485;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $3,077,906;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $2,196,441.
Russia’s imports from Bulgaria in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
01 Live animals 0 0.00 58,815-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 3,346,492-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 134,429 0.02 334,528-59.82
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,271,500 0.18 1,016,41225.10
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 1,338-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 248,102 0.04 452,259-45.14
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,186,033 0.45 2,133,11449.36
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 840,278 0.12 984,933-14.69
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 44,121 0.01 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,687,637 0.53 2,790,72532.14
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,594 0.00 20,488-92.22
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 1,277 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 146,179 0.02 16,726773.96
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 149,570 0.02 394,125-62.05
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 519,603 0.07 652,349-20.35
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,011,302 0.14 1,774,342-43.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 719,271 0.10 554,85929.63
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 10,159,825 1.45 9,487,7157.08
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,147,342 0.45 2,057,40852.98
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 25,781,271 3.67 29,932,466-13.87
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,994,802 0.43 2,432,81023.10
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 18,543,439 2.64 24,353,349-23.86
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 12,486,561 1.78 13,558,555-7.91
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 41,650 0.01 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 49,894,072 7.11 27,175,01583.60
29 Organic chemicals 2,499,580 0.36 2,787,607-10.33
30 Pharmaceutical products 143,885,452 20.49 161,972,325-11.17
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 502,315 0.07 348,80044.01
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 16,023,733 2.28 14,009,78114.38
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 604,285 0.09 537,50412.42
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,280,150 0.32 2,030,41812.30
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 44,161 0.01 29,13251.59
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,116 0.00 1,118,945-99.90
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,429,655 0.20 2,427,021-41.09
39 Plastics and articles thereof 11,384,444 1.62 14,462,350-21.28
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,565,971 0.94 7,386,620-11.11
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 27,188 0.00 205,587-86.78
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,245,664 0.32 1,617,33938.85
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 21,526 0.00 21,3660.75
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,060,628 0.15 543,04395.31
45 Cork and articles of cork 7,737 0.00 2827,532.14
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 816,232 0.12 622,24731.17
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 80,845 0.01 55,06846.81
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 484,660 0.07 184,883162.14
52 Cotton 26,889 0.00 28,307-5.01
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,283 0.00 14,637-91.23
54 Man-made filaments 453,645 0.06 58,021681.86
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,685,345 0.24 2,264,765-25.58
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 158,143 0.02 216,910-27.09
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 143,294 0.02 54,088164.93
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 9,706 0.00 7,19934.82
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 10,340 0.00 117,081-91.17
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 262,630 0.04 439,055-40.18
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 21,127,096 3.01 17,850,03118.36
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 21,941,861 3.12 19,766,44611.01
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,308,701 0.33 2,933,529-21.30
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,749,712 0.39 1,851,12048.54
65 Headgear and parts thereof 147,015 0.02 132,10911.28
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 7 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 251,843 0.04 575,551-56.24
69 Ceramic products 9,500,623 1.35 12,846,108-26.04
70 Glass and glassware 3,939,224 0.56 9,033,213-56.39
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 40,206 0.01 46,045-12.68
72 Iron and steel 6,718,330 0.96 8,011,550-16.14
73 Articles of iron or steel 12,201,363 1.74 9,028,97935.14
74 Copper and articles thereof 5,845,047 0.83 4,752,52022.99
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 3-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 595,825 0.08 431,74138.01
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,174-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,812 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,437,884 0.20 1,415,9871.55
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,990,944 0.85 7,208,997-16.90
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 148,825,431 21.19 136,947,7748.67
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 45,982,121 6.55 45,491,1121.08
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 47,472 0.01 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 43,141,101 6.14 36,117,72219.45
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 7,933,795 1.13 10,130,236-21.68
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 14,057,493 2.00 10,023,13440.25
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,670 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 137,160 0.02 49,232178.60
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 13,116,319 1.87 14,281,148-8.16
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,800,384 0.83 7,039,211-17.60
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 588,800 0.08 773,176-23.85
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4,535 0.00 4,695-3.41
SS Classified 35,037 0.00 252 673-86.13

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