Russian foreign trade
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Russian trade with Bulgaria in 2014

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 2014: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Bulgaria

In 2014, Russia’s trade with Bulgaria was $2,115,367,679, down 27.53% ($803,572,981) from 2013.

Russia’s exports to Bulgaria in 2014 were $1,463,101,069, down 34.00% ($753,642,305) from 2013.

Russia’s imports from Bulgaria in 2014 were $652,266,610, down 7.11% ($49,930,676) from 2013.

Russia’s trade surplus with Bulgaria in 2014 was $810,834,459, a 46.46% decrease ($703,711,629) over 2013.

Bulgaria was Russia’s 46th largest trading partner in 2014 (down from 42nd in 2013), accounting for 0.2702% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.3466% in 2013).

Bulgaria was Russia’s 44th largest export market in 2014 (down from 35th in 2013), accounting for 0.2944% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.4204% in 2013).

Bulgaria was Russia’s 50th largest supplier in 2014 (just as in 2013), accounting for 0.2281% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.2229% in 2013).

Russia’s Exports to Bulgaria

The major share of Russian exports to Bulgaria in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 51.92% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (78.22% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 28.07% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (2.68% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 12.63% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (12.14% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.56% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (3.29% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.71% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (1.08% in 2013).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Bulgaria in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $352,712,014;
  • 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 $13,148,123.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Bulgaria in 2014 over 2013 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 $967,835,893;
  • 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 $53,191,118;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $19,740,028;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $12,273,167;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $11,547,718;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $6,464,987;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $6,051,782.
Russia’s exports to Bulgaria in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
01 Live animals 0 0.00 3,000-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 40,880-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 129,565 0.01 831,193-84.41
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 284 0.00 25312.25
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 47,139 0.00 173,273-72.79
10 Cereals 246,394 0.02 78,084215.55
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 81,953 0.01 77,8575.26
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 8,747 0.00 528,576-98.35
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2,480 0.00 1,237100.49
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 3,702 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9,693 0.00 27,069-64.19
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,722 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 236,813 0.02 168,41640.61
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 326,195 0.02 590,538-44.76
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 301,956 0.02 442,822-31.81
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 126,419 0.01 170,145-25.70
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 828,088 0.06 1,000,812-17.26
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,086,904 0.14 1,673,96024.67
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,148 0.00 728,598-99.57
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 34,825-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 14,500 0.00 3245,212.50
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 6,464,987-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 759,699,420 51.92 1,727,535,313-56.02
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,533,709 0.24 3,525,6250.23
29 Organic chemicals 5,589,874 0.38 6,401,515-12.68
30 Pharmaceutical products 82,837 0.01 16,358406.40
31 Fertilizers 32,983,295 2.25 36,903,457-10.62
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 88,447 0.01 123,153-28.18
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 658,775 0.05 164,819299.70
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 253,537 0.02 139,70181.49
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 13,849 0.00 37,831-63.39
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,919,496 0.13 1,156,22966.01
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 29,156 0.00 2,705977.86
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 746,467 0.05 586,58727.26
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,790,146 0.46 6,861,462-1.04
40 Rubber and articles thereof 13,992,064 0.96 17,085,400-18.11
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 24,165 0.00 6,102296.02
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4,491 0.00 948373.73
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,986,068 0.20 2,576,62515.89
45 Cork and articles of cork 574 0.00 681-15.71
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 87-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 21,342,792 1.46 19,000,91612.33
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 618,621 0.04 2,254,979-72.57
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 1,844,610 0.13 2,035,336-9.37
54 Man-made filaments 71,468 0.00 23,146208.77
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 39,932 0.00 29,90233.54
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 138 0.00 11421.05
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 7 0.00 70.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3,882 0.00 10,548-63.20
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 95,182 0.01 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 48,149 0.00 34,40939.93
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,289 0.00 2,451-47.41
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 12,564 0.00 20,146-37.64
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 144,858 0.01 105,21337.68
65 Headgear and parts thereof 7,981 0.00 3,037162.79
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 185-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 6 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,448,445 0.30 4,100,2028.49
69 Ceramic products 38,486 0.00 683,189-94.37
70 Glass and glassware 1,416,015 0.10 385,831267.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 168,183 0.01 107,87355.91
72 Iron and steel 30,727,206 2.10 36,778,988-16.45
73 Articles of iron or steel 357,605,194 24.44 4,893,1807,208.24
74 Copper and articles thereof 981,874 0.07 284,445245.19
75 Nickel and articles thereof 127,218 0.01 227,470-44.07
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 8,900,161 0.61 8,337,9616.74
78 Lead and articles thereof 11,616,160 0.79 8,402,47838.25
80 Tin and articles thereof 23,000 0.00 33,162-30.64
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 309,865 0.02 205,25550.97
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 224,684 0.02 129,82273.07
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 214,571 0.01 152,92840.31
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 119,986,871 8.20 139,726,899-14.13
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 34,755,151 2.38 21,607,02860.85
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 2,824,271 0.19 56,015,389-94.96
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,999,614 0.27 4,818,731-17.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 18,434,339 1.26 30,707,506-39.97
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,749,682 0.32 16,297,400-70.86
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 8,638 0.00 16,998-49.18
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 769,929 0.05 416,17185.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,008,751 0.14 37,8045,213.59
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 24,493 0.00 12,012103.90
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 9,800 0.00 7,25535.08
SS Classified 641,917 0.04 42 675 853-98.50

Russia’s Imports from Bulgaria

The major share of Russian imports from Bulgaria in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 36.51% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (37.02% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 36.25% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (33.48% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.95% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (10.34% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 7.26% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (7.34% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.12% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (4.67% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.78% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (1.78% in 2013).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Bulgaria in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $22,951,595;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $6,182,415;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $3,558,449;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $2,785,475;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $2,325,596.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Bulgaria in 2014 over 2013 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) - a decrease of $25,819,192;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $11,000,125;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $8,911,367;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $7,709,575;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $6,773,433;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $4,198,575;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $2,642,415;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $2,587,891;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $2,536,989;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $2,415,924;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $2,378,476;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $2,168,794;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2,117,752;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $2,015,690.
Russia’s imports from Bulgaria in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 134,429-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,325,711 0.20 1,271,5004.26
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 47,185 0.01 248,102-80.98
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,017,239 0.16 3,186,033-68.07
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,625,753 0.56 840,278331.49
10 Cereals 211,479 0.03 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 251 0.00 44,121-99.43
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,150,648 0.18 3,687,637-68.80
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 1,594-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 1,277-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 146,179-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,475,166 0.38 149,5701,554.85
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 860,049 0.13 519,60365.52
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,713,199 0.26 1,011,30269.41
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,178,963 0.33 719,271202.94
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 10,318,118 1.58 10,159,8251.56
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,541,009 0.54 3,147,34212.51
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 23,365,347 3.58 25,781,271-9.37
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,896,132 0.29 2,994,802-36.69
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 17,664,579 2.71 18,543,439-4.74
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,486,436 0.23 12,486,561-88.10
26 Ores, slag and ash 3,558,449 0.55 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 43,991 0.01 41,6505.62
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 24,074,880 3.69 49,894,072-51.75
29 Organic chemicals 1,481,925 0.23 2,499,580-40.71
30 Pharmaceutical products 166,837,047 25.58 143,885,45215.95
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 650,551 0.10 502,31529.51
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 16,339,072 2.50 16,023,7331.97
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 636,397 0.10 604,2855.31
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 8,462,565 1.30 2,280,150271.14
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 32,911 0.01 44,161-25.47
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 1,116-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,170,460 0.33 1,429,65551.82
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9,902,925 1.52 11,384,444-13.01
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,857,859 0.90 6,565,971-10.78
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 27,188-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,624,454 0.40 2,245,66416.87
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 14,892 0.00 21,526-30.82
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 191,858 0.03 1,060,628-81.91
45 Cork and articles of cork 5,079 0.00 7,737-34.35
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 9,753 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,469,708 0.23 816,23280.06
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 295,587 0.05 80,845265.62
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 393,691 0.06 484,660-18.77
52 Cotton 33,301 0.01 26,88923.85
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,881 0.00 1,28346.61
54 Man-made filaments 250,408 0.04 453,645-44.80
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,626,727 0.25 1,685,345-3.48
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 747,297 0.11 158,143372.55
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 29,017 0.00 143,294-79.75
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 29 0.00 9,706-99.70
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 15,622 0.00 10,34051.08
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 185,107 0.03 262,630-29.52
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 18,748,620 2.87 21,127,096-11.26
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 21,341,144 3.27 21,941,861-2.74
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,887,573 0.29 2,308,701-18.24
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,936,172 0.30 2,749,712-29.59
65 Headgear and parts thereof 173,197 0.03 147,01517.81
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,025 0.00 714,542.86
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 531,914 0.08 251,843111.21
69 Ceramic products 7,484,933 1.15 9,500,623-21.22
70 Glass and glassware 1,296,809 0.20 3,939,224-67.08
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 23,902 0.00 40,206-40.55
72 Iron and steel 4,130,439 0.63 6,718,330-38.52
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,427,930 0.83 12,201,363-55.51
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,646,472 0.25 5,845,047-71.83
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,424,417 0.22 595,825139.07
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 255 0.00 2,812-90.93
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,737,987 0.27 1,437,88420.87
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6,010,140 0.92 5,990,9440.32
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 139,914,064 21.45 148,825,431-5.99
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 44,066,672 6.76 45,982,121-4.17
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 0 0.00 47,472-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 41,023,349 6.29 43,141,101-4.91
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 6,814,677 1.04 7,933,795-14.11
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,347,918 0.97 14,057,493-54.84
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 87,223 0.01 2,6703,166.78
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 217,708 0.03 137,16058.73
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 13,225,087 2.03 13,116,3190.83
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,831,446 0.74 5,800,384-16.70
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 917,432 0.14 588,80055.81
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 95,559 0.01 4,5352,007.14
SS Classified 101,839 0.02 35 037190.66
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia