Russian foreign trade
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Russian trade with Qatar 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 Qatar in 2015: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Qatar

In 2015, Russia’s trade with Qatar was $30,606,336, down 42.43% ($22,554,510) from 2014.

Russia’s exports to Qatar in 2015 were $13,698,181, down 43.07% ($10,361,669) from 2014.

Russia’s imports from Qatar in 2015 were $16,908,155, down 41.90% ($12,192,841) from 2014.

Russia’s trade deficit with Qatar in 2015 was $3,209,974, a 36.32% decrease ($1,831,172) over 2014.

Qatar was Russia’s 141st largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 128th in 2014), accounting for 0.0058% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0068% in 2014).

Qatar was Russia’s 142nd largest export market in 2015 (down from 128th in 2014), accounting for 0.0040% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0048% in 2014).

Qatar was Russia’s 104th largest supplier in 2015 (down from 101st in 2014), accounting for 0.0093% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0102% in 2014).

Russia’s Exports to Qatar

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 37.92% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (2.96% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 28.98% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (76.42% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 22.46% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (2.19% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.04% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (9.63% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.22% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (3.22% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (4.94% in 2014).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3,878,606;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $2,544,004;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $790,670;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $432,853;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $74,642.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $14,433,714;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1,975,892;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $1,189,654;
  • 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) - a decrease of $196,336;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $107,194;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $99,152.
Russia’s exports to Qatar in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
01 Live animals 5,400 0.04 2,400125.00
10 Cereals 3,883,938 28.35 18,317,652-78.80
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 434-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 31,633 0.23 62,181-49.13
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 2,920-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 28,112 0.21 13420,879.10
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 20,468 0.15 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 1,189,654-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 1,620-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 537,840 3.93 636,992-15.57
39 Plastics and articles thereof 11,813 0.09 1816,426.52
40 Rubber and articles thereof 28,386 0.21 135,580-79.06
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 80-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,052,839 22.29 508,835499.97
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 1,000-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 21,536 0.16 3,656489.06
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,706 0.02 13,509-79.97
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 80 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 12,204 0.09 42,793-71.48
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 18,092 0.13 45,198-59.97
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 9,092 0.07 25,012-63.65
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,704 0.01 0
70 Glass and glassware 7,947 0.06 5661,304.06
72 Iron and steel 308,095 2.25 2,283,987-86.51
73 Articles of iron or steel 442,148 3.23 9,2954,656.84
75 Nickel and articles thereof 670 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 74,902 0.55 26028,708.46
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,260 0.01 23,400-94.62
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,019,258 29.34 140,6522,757.59
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 328,695 2.40 525,031-37.40
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 8,127 0.06 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 838,236 6.12 47,5661,662.26
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 4,435-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 2,938-100.00
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 3,000 0.02 20,216-85.16
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 3,643-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 8,030-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Qatar

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 63.34% of Russia’s total imports from Qatar (99.22% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 36.48% of Russia’s total imports from Qatar (0.00% in 2014).

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

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $6,168,794.

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

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $14,173,769;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1,815,714;
  • 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 $1,592,993;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $580,738;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $143,683.
Russia’s imports from Qatar in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6,168,794 36.48 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 735,871 4.35 2,328,864-68.40
29 Organic chemicals 1,117,896 6.61 2,933,610-61.89
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 967,514 5.72 1,548,252-37.51
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,888,189 46.65 22,061,958-64.25
40 Rubber and articles thereof 67 0.00 244-72.54
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 9,149-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,693 0.04 3220,815.63
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 9,966-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 15,389 0.09 27,446-43.93
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 3,791-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 21-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 6,941-100.00
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 1,491-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 515-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,543 0.02 1,498136.52
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 1,684-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 2,147-100.00
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 600 0.00 17,869-96.64
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 143,683-100.00
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 3,599 0.02 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 1,479-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 356-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia