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Russian trade with Kenya 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 Kenya in 2014: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Kenya

In 2014, Russia’s trade with Kenya totaled $376,550,760, up 12.83% ($42,822,073) from 2013.

Russia’s exports to Kenya in 2014 totaled $226,421,204, up 13.69% ($27,260,291) from 2013.

Russia’s imports from Kenya in 2014 totaled $150,129,556, up 11.56% ($15,561,782) from 2013.

Russia’s trade surplus with Kenya in 2014 was $76,291,648, a 18.11% increase ($11,698,509) over 2013.

Kenya was Russia’s 88th largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 91st in 2013), accounting for 0.0481% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0396% in 2013).

Kenya was Russia’s 85th largest export market in 2014 (up from 87th in 2013), accounting for 0.0456% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0378% in 2013).

Kenya was Russia’s 77th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 79th in 2013), accounting for 0.0525% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0427% in 2013).

Russia’s Exports to Kenya

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 58.51% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (60.45% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 22.05% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (10.58% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 8.42% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (8.67% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.22% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (2.46% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.01% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (1.98% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.13% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (15.44% in 2013).

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

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $17,909,229;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $12,669,208;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $11,115,277;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $8,516,265;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $2,869,788;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1,617,440.

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $26,004,786;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,283,324.
Russia’s exports to Kenya in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
10 Cereals 132,460,639 58.50 119,791,43110.58
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 584,603-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 17,500 0.01 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 565 0.00 20,553-97.25
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 264,182 0.12 255,4433.42
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6,557,434 2.90 3,687,64677.82
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 703,793 0.31 728,900-3.44
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 13,533-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,758 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 3,819,298 1.69 29,824,084-87.19
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 8,073 0.00 4,69172.10
39 Plastics and articles thereof 17,551 0.01 3,520398.61
40 Rubber and articles thereof 271,370 0.12 168,54361.01
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,131 0.00 1,868-39.45
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,063,106 0.91 1,967,6744.85
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 96,438 0.04 10,426824.98
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 16,904,027 7.47 15,286,58710.58
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 23-100.00
52 Cotton 142 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 68 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 1,266-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 44,648 0.02 10,451327.21
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 4,515-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 657,618 0.29 6,8319,526.97
72 Iron and steel 27,168,089 12.00 16,052,81269.24
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,905 0.00 177,370-96.11
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,024-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 22,751,488 10.05 4,842,259369.85
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8,844 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 946 0.00 2,614-63.81
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,127,935 0.50 2,411,259-53.22
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 560,867 0.25 673,175-16.68
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 4,900-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9,919,027 4.38 1,402,762607.11
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 873-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 208,061 0.09 399,880-47.97
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 65,225 0.03 92,257-29.30
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 88-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 88 0.00 531-83.43
SS Classified 709,388 0.31 725 521-2.22

Russia’s Imports from Kenya

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 99.23% of Russia’s total imports from Kenya (99.59% in 2013).

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $15,531,977;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $993,337.

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $1,564,571.
Russia’s imports from Kenya in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 57,717,406 38.45 56,724,0691.75
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 273,269 0.18 200,92936.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 381,544 0.25 704,076-45.81
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 86,158,063 57.39 70,626,08621.99
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 47,880 0.03 75,340-36.45
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2,456 0.00 376553.19
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,182 0.00 469152.03
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,589,833 1.06 1,341,27418.53
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 36,489 0.02 21,76767.63
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,759,667 1.84 4,324,238-36.18
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 731,801 0.49 420,83673.89
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,462 0.00 1001,362.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 246 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,816 0.00 964,916.67
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 61 0.00 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 12 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 67,274 0.04 12,923420.58
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 246,003 0.16 40,012514.82
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 46 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,317 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 113 0.00 0
69 Ceramic products 1,175 0.00 208464.90
70 Glass and glassware 114 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 2,558 0.00 3,847-33.51
73 Articles of iron or steel 23 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 67 0.00 0
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 6,822 0.00 6,08912.04
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 97,857 0.07 65,03950.46
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