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Russian trade with Kenya in 2015

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 2015: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Kenya

In 2015, Russia’s trade with Kenya was $332,542,895, down 11.69% ($44,007,865) from 2014.

Russia’s exports to Kenya in 2015 were $161,732,098, down 28.57% ($64,689,106) from 2014.

Russia’s imports from Kenya in 2015 totaled $170,810,797, up 13.78% ($20,681,241) from 2014.

Russia’s trade balance with Kenya went from a surplus of $76,291,648 in 2014, to a deficit of $9,078,699 in 2015.

Kenya was Russia’s 83rd largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 88th in 2014), accounting for 0.0632% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0481% in 2014).

Kenya was Russia’s 88th largest export market in 2015 (down from 85th in 2014), accounting for 0.0471% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0456% in 2014).

Kenya was Russia’s 68th largest supplier in 2015 (up from 77th in 2014), accounting for 0.0935% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0525% in 2014).

Russia’s Exports to Kenya

The major share of Russian exports to Kenya in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 54.80% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (58.51% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 25.57% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (22.05% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.48% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (2.13% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 8.00% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (8.42% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.62% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (3.01% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.29% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (5.22% in 2014).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Kenya in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $11,014,673;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $8,174,128;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $2,024,752;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $960,784;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $689,374.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Kenya in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $45,865,903;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $19,644,248;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $9,149,287;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $6,577,992;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $4,107,430;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $657,160;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $513,466.
Russia’s exports to Kenya in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 838 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,024,752 1.25 0
10 Cereals 86,594,736 53.54 132,460,639-34.63
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 3,013 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 73 0.00 17,500-99.58
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12,375 0.01 5652,090.27
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 175,588 0.11 264,182-33.54
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,450,004 1.51 6,557,434-62.64
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,393,167 0.86 703,79397.95
29 Organic chemicals 59,830 0.04 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 18,183 0.01 6,758169.06
31 Fertilizers 11,993,426 7.42 3,819,298214.02
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0 0.00 8,073-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,850 0.00 17,551-66.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 251,327 0.16 271,370-7.39
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 1,131-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,549,640 0.96 2,063,106-24.89
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,057,222 0.65 96,438996.27
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10,326,035 6.38 16,904,027-38.91
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 100 0.00 0
52 Cotton 0 0.00 142-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 68-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 23,062 0.01 44,648-48.35
70 Glass and glassware 458 0.00 657,618-99.93
72 Iron and steel 38,182,762 23.61 27,168,08940.54
73 Articles of iron or steel 41,827 0.03 6,905505.75
74 Copper and articles thereof 9,923 0.01 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,107,240 1.92 22,751,488-86.34
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 12,973 0.01 8,84446.69
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 946-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 943,045 0.58 1,127,935-16.39
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 342,045 0.21 560,867-39.01
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 769,740 0.48 9,919,027-92.24
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 32,865 0.02 208,061-84.20
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 65,225-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 134 0.00 8852.27
SS Classified 349,865 0.22 709 388-50.68

Russia’s Imports from Kenya

The major share of Russian imports from Kenya in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 99.84% of Russia’s total imports from Kenya (99.23% in 2014).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Kenya in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $23,740,394;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $1,121,423.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Kenya in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $2,963,520;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $619,602;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $532,984.
Russia’s imports from Kenya in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 9,114 0.01 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 54,753,886 32.06 57,717,406-5.13
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 63,152 0.04 273,269-76.89
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 759,814 0.44 381,54499.14
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 109,898,457 64.34 86,158,06327.55
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 82,434 0.05 47,88072.17
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 2,456-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 10,588 0.01 1,182795.77
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,056,849 0.62 1,589,833-33.52
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 30,227 0.02 36,489-17.16
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,881,090 2.27 2,759,66740.64
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 112,199 0.07 731,801-84.67
39 Plastics and articles thereof 644 0.00 1,462-55.95
40 Rubber and articles thereof 286 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,480 0.00 2461,314.63
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 183 0.00 4,816-96.20
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 24 0.00 61-60.66
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 541 0.00 124,408.33
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 12,520 0.01 67,274-81.39
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 110,542 0.06 246,003-55.06
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 46-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 26 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 1,317-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 113-100.00
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 1,175-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 114-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 42 0.00 2,558-98.36
73 Articles of iron or steel 187 0.00 23713.04
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 132 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 67-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 58 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 0 0.00 6,822-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 23,968 0.01 97,857-75.51
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 94 0.00 0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 260 0.00 0

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