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

Russia’s Trade with Tanzania

In 2014, Russia’s trade with Tanzania was $154,317,757, down 8.29% ($13,945,786) from 2013.

Russia’s exports to Tanzania in 2014 totaled $103,945,940, up 3.89% ($3,896,466) from 2013.

Russia’s imports from Tanzania in 2014 were $50,371,817, down 26.16% ($17,842,252) from 2013.

Russia’s trade surplus with Tanzania in 2014 was $53,574,123, a 68.28% increase ($21,738,718) over 2013.

Tanzania was Russia’s 105th largest trading partner in 2014 (down from 102nd in 2013), accounting for 0.0197% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0200% in 2013).

Tanzania was Russia’s 96th largest export market in 2014 (up from 97th in 2013), accounting for 0.0209% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0190% in 2013).

Tanzania was Russia’s 92nd largest supplier in 2014 (down from 88th in 2013), accounting for 0.0176% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0217% in 2013).

Russia’s Exports to Tanzania

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 84.97% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (64.63% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.27% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (30.52% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.35% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (2.68% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.26% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (1.55% in 2013).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $23,196,267;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $2,875,081;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $984,304;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $859,801;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $482,248.

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $25,365,089.
Russia’s exports to Tanzania in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 591,724 0.57 609,180-2.87
10 Cereals 86,697,640 83.41 63,501,37336.53
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,036,242 1.00 553,99487.05
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,012,600 1.94 1,028,29695.72
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,512,792 2.42 1,652,99152.01
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 711,323 0.68 405,03775.62
31 Fertilizers 4,760,489 4.58 30,125,578-84.20
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,063 0.00 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 20 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,428,264 4.26 1,553,183185.11
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 18 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,023 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 79,016 0.08 16,962365.84
65 Headgear and parts thereof 245 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 49,850 0.05 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 44-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 256,065 0.25 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 746 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 109 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 747,051 0.72 441,40269.25
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 29,179 0.03 84,089-65.30
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 19,859-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,036 0.00 0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 41,599-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 17,028 0.02 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 875 0.00 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7,521 0.01 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 21 0.00 0
SS Classified 0 0.00 15 887-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Tanzania

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 99.89% of Russia’s total imports from Tanzania (99.97% in 2013).

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

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $1,337,408.

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $17,575,848;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $1,116,067;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $605,723.
Russia’s imports from Tanzania in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
01 Live animals 17,295 0.03 4,287303.43
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 24,295 0.05 20,18520.36
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 86,319 0.17 15,825445.46
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 413,050 0.82 1,018,773-59.46
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 10,131,780 20.11 11,247,847-9.92
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,060,252 4.09 722,844185.02
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 1,621-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 37,584,867 74.61 55,160,715-31.86
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1 0.00 0
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 8,069-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7,466 0.01 13,643-45.28
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,126 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,771 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 260-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 21,852 0.04 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 330 0.00 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 21,289 0.04 0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 124 0.00 0

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia