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Russian trade with Nigeria 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 Nigeria in 2013: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Nigeria

In 2013, Russia’s trade with Nigeria totaled $299,113,183, up 34.04% ($75,961,567) from 2012.

Russia’s exports to Nigeria in 2013 totaled $267,881,789, up 35.39% ($70,024,361) from 2012.

Russia’s imports from Nigeria in 2013 totaled $31,231,394, up 23.47% ($5,937,206) from 2012.

Russia’s trade surplus with Nigeria in 2013 was $236,650,395, a 37.14% increase ($64,087,155) over 2012.

Nigeria was Russia’s 93rd largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 92nd in 2012), accounting for 0.0355% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0265% in 2012).

Nigeria was Russia’s 80th largest export market in 2013 (up from 86th in 2012), accounting for 0.0508% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0377% in 2012).

Nigeria was Russia’s 100th largest supplier in 2013 (up from 104th in 2012), accounting for 0.0099% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0080% in 2012).

Russia’s Exports to Nigeria

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 54.34% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (49.97% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 23.10% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (14.24% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.68% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (22.04% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 7.65% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (8.57% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.75% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (4.79% in 2012).

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $47,563,402;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $33,066,668;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $3,739,832.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $9,659,636;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $3,446,502;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $1,416,801;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,337,362.
Russia’s exports to Nigeria in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 11,745,433 4.38 11,054,6296.25
10 Cereals 50,097,220 18.70 17,030,552194.16
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 28,120 0.01 88,162-68.10
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 174,983 0.07 369,951-52.70
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 20,323,267 7.59 16,583,43522.55
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 236,717 0.09 27,620757.05
29 Organic chemicals 370,652 0.14 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,280,815 1.22 4,697,616-30.16
31 Fertilizers 141,540,183 52.84 93,976,78150.61
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 451 0.00 0
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 86 0.00 2,245-96.17
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 64,716 0.02 100,130-35.37
39 Plastics and articles thereof 68,593 0.03 23,472192.23
40 Rubber and articles thereof 12 0.00 41,815-99.97
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 1,879-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 500,759 0.19 500,6310.03
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 293,559 0.11 3,740,061-92.15
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,899,002 1.46 5,236,364-25.54
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,929 0.00 634204.26
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 779,352 0.29 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 463 0.00 8,018-94.23
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 58,862-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 69,214 0.03 4,0761,598.09
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 10,753-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 920 0.00 4,476-79.45
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 1,241-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 11,412-100.00
69 Ceramic products 24,184 0.01 0
70 Glass and glassware 913 0.00 99,050-99.08
72 Iron and steel 32,741,145 12.22 42,400,781-22.78
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,144,796 0.43 1,201,309-4.70
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 66,028 0.02 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5,367 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 695 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 82,697 0.03 353,391-76.60
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 138,323 0.05 90,11153.50
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 178,461 0.07 101,92075.10
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 21,527 0.01 33,663-36.05
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,200 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 7 0.00 2,388-99.71

Russia’s Imports from Nigeria

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 96.00% of Russia’s total imports from Nigeria (97.98% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.54% of Russia’s total imports from Nigeria (2.01% in 2012).

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

  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $3,633,160;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $1,189,147;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $697,871;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $264,977.

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

  • 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) - a decrease of $99,732.
Russia’s imports from Nigeria in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
01 Live animals 300 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 25,112 0.08 20,14024.69
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 6,594 0.02 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 59,546 0.19 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 340,836 1.09 75,859349.30
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,742 0.01 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,645,252 8.47 1,456,10581.67
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 29,899 0.10 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,073 0.00 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 26,860,568 86.01 23,227,40815.64
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 743 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 752 0.00 901-16.54
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9,030 0.03 2,096330.82
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 0 0.00 99,732-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 171 0.00 52228.85
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,105,971 3.54 408,100171.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 456 0.00 1,494-69.48
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 59,841 0.19 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 5-100.00
52 Cotton 48,522 0.16 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 195 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 23-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 1,238-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,561 0.00 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,347 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,606 0.02 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 19,742 0.06 0
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 1,837 0.01 95692.15
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 45 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 653 0.00 79726.58
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia