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

Russia’s Trade with Tunisia

In 2014, Russia’s trade with Tunisia totaled $529,347,774, up 46.45% ($167,899,544) from 2013.

Russia’s exports to Tunisia in 2014 totaled $399,261,741, up 77.95% ($174,890,531) from 2013.

Russia’s imports from Tunisia in 2014 were $130,086,033, down 5.10% ($6,990,987) from 2013.

Russia’s trade surplus with Tunisia in 2014 was $269,175,708, a 208.35% increase ($181,881,518) over 2013.

Tunisia was Russia’s 85th largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 90th in 2013), accounting for 0.0676% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0429% in 2013).

Tunisia was Russia’s 74th largest export market in 2014 (up from 85th in 2013), accounting for 0.0803% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0426% in 2013).

Tunisia was Russia’s 80th largest supplier in 2014 (down from 78th in 2013), accounting for 0.0455% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0435% in 2013).

Russia’s Exports to Tunisia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 44.74% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (61.60% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 25.82% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (9.55% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 22.24% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (20.29% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.81% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (5.71% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.59% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (2.73% in 2013).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $81,248,034;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $41,621,793;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $26,035,767;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $14,385,305;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $2,283,561;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $2,102,833;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $1,883,494;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,816,005;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1,722,463.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s exports to Tunisia 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 46,082,611 11.54 44,199,1174.26
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 42,722,742 10.70 1,100,9493,780.54
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 198,400-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 9,197 0.00 28,066-67.23
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 74,136,394 18.57 59,751,08924.08
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 104,505,767 26.17 78,470,00033.18
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 63,433 0.02 0
29 Organic chemicals 2,145,519 0.54 2,135,1270.49
31 Fertilizers 12,588,071 3.15 10,485,23820.06
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 938-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 345,234 0.09 187,57084.06
40 Rubber and articles thereof 79,620 0.02 72410,897.24
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5,775 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,072,329 1.27 3,349,86651.42
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,968,400 0.99 1,684,839135.54
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,282,978 0.32 1,095,20317.15
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 47 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 8,282 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,286 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 16,178 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 36,360 0.01 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5,378 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4,118 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 102,682,381 25.72 21,434,347379.06
73 Articles of iron or steel 388,913 0.10 320121,435.31
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 16,417 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 11,714 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 302 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 443,800 0.11 63,533598.53
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 250,171 0.06 171,32546.02
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,816,005 0.45 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 404,272 0.10 14,5592,676.78
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 80,365 0.02 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 26,909 0.01 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 57,773 0.01 0

Russia’s Imports from Tunisia

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 62.09% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (68.50% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.75% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (15.44% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.38% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (12.44% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.62% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (0.41% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.69% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (1.02% in 2013).

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

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $3,830,490;
  • 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 $3,308,343;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $2,257,463;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1,615,038.

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $9,091,080;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $3,761,856;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $2,507,261;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,284,720;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $1,057,015;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $614,196;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $562,465.
Russia’s imports from Tunisia in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
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 3,793,127 2.92 2,178,08974.15
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,252 0.00 941,231.91
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,478,969 2.67 1,221,506184.81
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7,545,222 5.80 10,052,483-24.94
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 403 0.00 45795.56
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 17,701 0.01 24,477-27.68
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 97,956 0.08 44,279121.22
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,480,402 1.14 2,537,417-41.66
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 458,144 0.35 208,071120.19
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 234,584 0.18 588,780-60.16
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,813 0.00 11,141-65.78
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 215,879 0.17 158,05636.58
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 8,079 0.01 3,793113.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 65,675 0.05 29,533122.38
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 578 0.00 1,342-56.93
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 3,605-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 13,364 0.01 4932,610.75
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 290,456 0.22 9,6202,919.29
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 23,033 0.02 2,972675.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 331 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,350,106 3.34 519,616737.18
40 Rubber and articles thereof 33,026 0.03 21,78551.60
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,561,905 1.20 1,488,4404.94
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 5,448 0.00 10,631-48.75
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 31,441 0.02 5,054522.10
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 7,209-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 65,001 0.05 65,411-0.63
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,108 0.00 12,214-66.37
54 Man-made filaments 4,461 0.00 26,033-82.86
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 10,595 0.01 8,80720.30
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 16 0.00 958-98.33
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 14,724,737 11.32 15,287,202-3.68
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 37,427,952 28.77 46,519,032-19.54
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 523,991 0.40 254,973105.51
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 28,010,419 21.53 31,772,275-11.84
65 Headgear and parts thereof 62,073 0.05 23,628162.71
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,244 0.00 1,940-35.88
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 30,679 0.02 1,5361,897.33
69 Ceramic products 491,489 0.38 422,02816.46
70 Glass and glassware 847 0.00 147476.19
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 7,001 0.01 51,768-86.48
73 Articles of iron or steel 531,860 0.41 472,33112.60
74 Copper and articles thereof 46,211 0.04 17,812159.44
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 250,965 0.19 865,161-70.99
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 44,211 0.03 30,76543.71
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 26,023 0.02 7,519246.10
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,367,896 1.82 3,652,616-35.17
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 19,507,192 15.00 16,198,84920.42
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 2,364 0.00 1,40568.26
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 487,585 0.37 727,931-33.02
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 10,810 0.01 32,742-66.98
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 719,165 0.55 544,36732.11
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 69,594 0.05 73,799-5.70
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 42,944 0.03 60,090-28.53
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 795,993 0.61 674,38218.03
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 107,713 0.08 140,768-23.48
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