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

Russia’s Trade with Venezuela

In 2015, Russia’s trade with Venezuela was $384,713,265, down 68.41% ($832,952,345) from 2014.

Russia’s exports to Venezuela in 2015 were $382,728,578, down 68.49% ($831,733,481) from 2014.

Russia’s imports from Venezuela in 2015 were $1,984,687, down 38.05% ($1,218,864) from 2014.

Russia’s trade surplus with Venezuela in 2015 was $380,743,891, a 68.57% decrease ($830,514,617) over 2014.

Venezuela was Russia’s 81st largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 64th in 2014), accounting for 0.0731% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1555% in 2014).

Venezuela was Russia’s 69th largest export market in 2015 (down from 51st in 2014), accounting for 0.1114% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2444% in 2014).

Venezuela was Russia’s 135th largest supplier in 2015 (just as in 2014), accounting for 0.0011% of Russia’s total imports (just as in 2014).

Russia’s Exports to Venezuela

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 41.32% of Russia’s total exports to Venezuela (22.83% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.32% of Russia’s total exports to Venezuela (9.49% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.27% of Russia’s total exports to Venezuela (2.11% in 2014).

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

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $5,550,468.

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $101,905,944;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $74,007,463;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $23,771,562;
  • 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 $16,390,302;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $9,119,932;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $6,318,465.
Russia’s exports to Venezuela in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 172,282 0.05 273,743-37.06
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 46,407-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,728,148 0.71 11,848,080-76.97
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 47,850-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 192,780 0.05 1,242,623-84.49
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 37-100.00
31 Fertilizers 38,005,789 9.93 112,013,252-66.07
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,134 0.00 3,894-19.52
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 0 0.00 191,308-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 107,347-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 14,980 0.00 8521,658.22
39 Plastics and articles thereof 418,831 0.11 469,652-10.82
40 Rubber and articles thereof 864,326 0.23 1,172,319-26.27
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 50,200 0.01 98,876-49.23
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 77 0.00 1,383-94.43
52 Cotton 340 0.00 654-48.01
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 269-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 11 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 27 0.00 71-61.97
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 160-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 84,028-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 27 0.00 9,058-99.70
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 11,720-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 929 0.00 5,607-83.43
70 Glass and glassware 4,430 0.00 822438.93
72 Iron and steel 1,075 0.00 23,772,637-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 968,303 0.25 1,529,692-36.70
74 Copper and articles thereof 84 0.00 17,472-99.52
75 Nickel and articles thereof 475 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 29,151 0.01 41,694-30.08
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,278-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 458-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 29,863 0.01 244,055-87.76
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7,654 0.00 4,73561.65
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 16,914,802 4.42 23,233,267-27.20
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 75,296,010 19.67 91,686,312-17.88
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 49,412,634 12.91 151,318,578-67.35
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 16,523,308 4.32 10,972,84050.58
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 1,359-100.00
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 102,860 0.03 82912,307.72
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 50 0.00 241-79.25
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 14,500-100.00
SS Classified 180,985,998 47.29 783 992 100-76.91

Russia’s Imports from Venezuela

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 95.30% of Russia’s total imports from Venezuela (71.26% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.45% of Russia’s total imports from Venezuela (24.14% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.71% of Russia’s total imports from Venezuela (1.34% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Venezuela (2.25% in 2014).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Venezuela in 2015 over 2014 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 $14,158.

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

  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $425,804;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $390,295;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $239,182;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $71,946;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $53,101;
  • 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 $17,086;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $13,029;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $12,468;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $6,214.
Russia’s imports from Venezuela in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 53,101-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 14,158 0.71 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 916-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 21,434 1.08 447,238-95.21
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 32,952 1.66 272,134-87.89
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 71,946-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 1,890,956 95.28 2,281,251-17.11
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,482-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 356 0.02 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 370 0.02 3,346-88.94
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 3,169-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2 0.00 13,031-99.98
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,466 0.07 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,989 0.15 2,30029.96
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 656-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 6,214-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 3,128-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 417 0.02 3,007-86.13
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 5,161 0.26 22,247-76.80
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 3,361 0.17 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,065 0.26 17,533-71.11
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 852-100.00
SS Classified 6,000 0.30 0

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia