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

Russia’s Trade with Tunisia

In 2013, Russia’s trade with Tunisia was $361,448,230, down 39.17% ($232,724,574) from 2012.

Russia’s exports to Tunisia in 2013 were $224,371,210, down 54.36% ($267,268,487) from 2012.

Russia’s imports from Tunisia in 2013 totaled $137,077,020, up 33.69% ($34,543,913) from 2012.

Russia’s trade surplus with Tunisia in 2013 was $87,294,190, a 77.57% decrease ($301,812,400) over 2012.

Tunisia was Russia’s 90th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 77th in 2012), accounting for 0.0429% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0706% in 2012).

Tunisia was Russia’s 85th largest export market in 2013 (down from 65th in 2012), accounting for 0.0426% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0937% in 2012).

Tunisia was Russia’s 78th largest supplier in 2013 (up from 81st in 2012), accounting for 0.0435% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0323% in 2012).

Russia’s Exports to Tunisia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 61.60% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (72.99% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 20.29% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (15.05% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.55% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (8.11% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.71% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (1.08% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.73% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (2.69% in 2012).

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $6,843,090.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Tunisia 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 $167,756,515;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $52,866,580;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $22,207,579;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $15,752,697;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $5,557,241;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $5,362,519;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1,878,087;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - a decrease of $1,775,279;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $898,016.
Russia’s exports to Tunisia in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
10 Cereals 44,199,117 19.70 66,406,696-33.44
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,100,949 0.49 6,463,468-82.97
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 198,400 0.09 334,180-40.63
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 28,066 0.01 293,196-90.43
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 474,066-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 59,751,089 26.63 112,617,669-46.94
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 78,470,000 34.97 246,226,515-68.13
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 11,700-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 2,135,127 0.95 1,527,27839.80
31 Fertilizers 10,485,238 4.67 3,642,148187.89
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 938 0.00 1,166-19.55
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0 0.00 9,315-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 187,570 0.08 95,41096.59
40 Rubber and articles thereof 724 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,349,866 1.49 5,227,953-35.92
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,684,839 0.75 7,242,080-76.74
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,095,203 0.49 745,32746.94
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 1,952-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 3,690-100.00
72 Iron and steel 21,434,347 9.55 37,187,044-42.36
73 Articles of iron or steel 320 0.00 898,336-99.96
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,775,279-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 63,533 0.03 308,657-79.42
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 171,325 0.08 35,238386.19
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 14,559 0.01 24,308-40.11
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 46,540-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 37,567-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 312-100.00
SS Classified 0 0.00 2 607-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Tunisia

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 68.50% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (66.90% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 15.44% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (14.31% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.44% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (14.49% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.02% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (0.80% in 2012).

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $15,634,194;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $8,090,396;
  • 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 $5,555,636;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1,757,564;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $1,737,630;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $830,782.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Tunisia 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
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,178,089 1.59 2,040,8736.72
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 94 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,221,506 0.89 927,86031.65
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 10,052,483 7.33 8,314,85320.90
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 45 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 24,477 0.02 6407,850.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 44,279 0.03 106,531-58.44
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,537,417 1.85 2,516,6010.83
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 208,071 0.15 226,372-8.08
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 588,780 0.43 553,9776.28
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 11,141 0.01 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 158,056 0.12 126,64624.80
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,793 0.00 32,248-88.24
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 29,533 0.02 7,514293.04
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,342 0.00 731,738.36
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,605 0.00 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 493 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 9,620 0.01 406,225-97.63
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 2,972 0.00 14,691-79.77
39 Plastics and articles thereof 519,616 0.38 342,87351.55
40 Rubber and articles thereof 21,785 0.02 46,113-52.76
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,488,440 1.09 1,428,2494.21
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 10,631 0.01 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,054 0.00 1563,139.74
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 7,209 0.01 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 65,411 0.05 88,783-26.32
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 12,214 0.01 2,877324.54
54 Man-made filaments 26,033 0.02 13,44793.60
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 8,807 0.01 1,854375.03
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 958 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 15,287,202 11.15 13,529,63812.99
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 46,519,032 33.94 30,884,83850.62
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 254,973 0.19 398,896-36.08
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 31,772,275 23.18 23,681,87934.16
65 Headgear and parts thereof 23,628 0.02 87,644-73.04
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,940 0.00 913112.49
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,536 0.00 0
69 Ceramic products 422,028 0.31 286,12547.50
70 Glass and glassware 147 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 51,768 0.04 35814,360.34
73 Articles of iron or steel 472,331 0.34 208,612126.42
74 Copper and articles thereof 17,812 0.01 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 865,161 0.63 595,54845.27
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 30,765 0.02 5,362473.76
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7,519 0.01 5,61933.81
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,652,616 2.66 2,821,83429.44
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 16,198,849 11.82 10,643,21352.20
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 1,405 0.00 1,3107.25
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 727,931 0.53 545,44533.46
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 32,742 0.02 37,582-12.88
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 544,367 0.40 625,010-12.90
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 73,799 0.05 70,9574.01
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 60,090 0.04 131,220-54.21
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 674,382 0.49 620,6168.66
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 140,768 0.10 151,666-7.19
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia