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Russian trade with Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2016

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia's foreign trade in goods with Brazil in the first quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia's Trade with Brazil

In the 1st quarter of 2016, Russia's trade with Brazil was $792,481,494, down 27.42% ($299,320,676) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's exports to Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2016 were $283,704,933, down 46.92% ($250,753,027) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's imports from Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2016 were $508,776,561, down 8.71% ($48,567,649) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's trade deficit with Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2016 was $225,071,628, a 883.44% increase ($202,185,378) over the 1st quarter of 2015.

Brazil was Russia's 27the largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2016 (down from 25th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.8144% of Russia's total trade (down from 0.8253% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Brazil was Russia's 39th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2016 (down from 34th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.4623% of Russia's total exports (down from 0.5921% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Brazil was Russia's 18th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2016 (down from 17th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 1.4157% of Russia's total imports (up from 1.3260% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Russia's Exports to Brazil

The major share of Russian exports to Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2016 (and in the 1st quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 83.20% of Russia's total exports to Brazil (86.13% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 9.30% of Russia's total exports to Brazil (8.10% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.33% of Russia's total exports to Brazil (0.43% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.93% of Russia's total exports to Brazil (4.66% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's exports to Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $1,191,649;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1,167,680;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $881,566.

The largest declines in Russia's exports to Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $215,323,665;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $22,729,503;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $11,596,143;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $5,290,490;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $4,563,502;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2,457,939;
  • 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 $1,345,050.
Russia's exports to Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total export
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 51,852 0.02
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,167,680 0.41
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 10,819 0.00 -58.19
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 -100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,682,766 2.00 -48.21
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 20,709,636 7.30 -35.89
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 468,500 0.17 -74.17
29 Organic chemicals 528,782 0.19 -50.29
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 -100.00
31 Fertilizers 219,499,145 77.37 -49.52
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 760 0.00
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 859 0.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 54,548 0.02 -52.52
39 Plastics and articles thereof 614,104 0.22 -80.01
40 Rubber and articles thereof 14,862,168 5.24 -23.49
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 -100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 648,268 0.23 312.72
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 914,803 0.32 -34.62
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,050,019 0.37 -36.29
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 77 0.00 -98.40
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 700 0.00 -78.99
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 -100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 -100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 -100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 13,893 0.00 -61.51
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 -100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 8,793 0.00 165.33
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 -100.00
70 Glass and glassware 120 0.00 -92.88
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 11,272 0.00 -41.19
72 Iron and steel 1,274,490 0.45 -94.69
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,223 0.00 -99.41
74 Copper and articles thereof 16,209 0.01 64.13
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,148 0.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,100,075 0.39 403.45
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 251,877 0.09 107.66
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 -100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 -100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 387,341 0.14 30.92
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 2,870,647 1.01 70.97
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 84,761 0.03 -28.71
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 425,989 0.15 108.63
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 -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 0 0.00 -100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 -100.00
SS Classified 10,989,609 3.87 3,069.45

Russia's Imports from Brazil

The major share of Russian imports from Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2016 (and in the 1st quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 88.66% of Russia's total imports from Brazil (84.98% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.67% of Russia's total imports from Brazil (4.16% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.13% of Russia's total imports from Brazil (4.88% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.34% of Russia's total imports from Brazil (3.14% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.61% of Russia's total imports from Brazil (1.76% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's imports from Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 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 $23,319,637;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $15,665,014;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $7,541,167.

The largest declines in Russia's imports from Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $42,579,013;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $9,935,351;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $9,894,025;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $8,758,120;
  • 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 $7,510,665;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $5,778,794;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3,416,020;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $3,088,221;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,968,589;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $1,721,197.
Russia's imports from Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total import
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 214,751,783 42.21 7.87
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 571,644 0.11 -13.42
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,890,561 0.37 7.08
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 471 0.00 -21.24
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,877,667 0.57 -77.47
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 20,521,371 4.03 -29.91
10 Cereals 390,209 0.08
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,173 0.00 -99.06
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 69,136,955 13.59 50.90
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,648 0.00 -99.35
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 64,697 0.01 -67.20
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 42,127,443 8.28 -50.27
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 9,255 0.00 5,612.96
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 -100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 17,635,765 3.47 -3.48
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 22,649,640 4.45 49.91
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 19,131 0.00 -71.65
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 7,908,270 1.55 -42.22
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 50,529,312 9.93 -2.26
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 314,243 0.06 -39.85
26 Ores, slag and ash 117,576 0.02 3,038.71
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 10,511,420 2.07 -41.67
29 Organic chemicals 2,895,624 0.57 36.37
30 Pharmaceutical products 796,036 0.16 36.17
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 353,103 0.07 11.46
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 289,734 0.06 79.88
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 143,395 0.03 -37.28
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 836,837 0.16 491.38
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 64,685 0.01 -36.84
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 872,946 0.17 487.15
39 Plastics and articles thereof 694,325 0.14 23.17
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,218,105 0.24 58.73
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 248,075 0.05 72.80
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 12,297 0.00 4,898.78
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,756 0.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 282,386 0.06 100.52
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 539,122 0.11 -85.14
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 495,910 0.10 4.07
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 437 0.00 -92.07
52 Cotton 0 0.00 -100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 510,281 0.10 182.14
54 Man-made filaments 148,175 0.03 -50.61
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3,179 0.00 -93.77
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 -100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 97,878 0.02 -2.26
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 21,991 0.00 142.57
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 12,298 0.00 -63.71
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 24,552 0.00 -54.72
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 7,347,989 1.44 -18.98
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 686,588 0.13 -7.91
69 Ceramic products 143,145 0.03 865.43
70 Glass and glassware 67,120 0.01 835.34
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 -100.00
72 Iron and steel 13,887,789 2.73 -41.70
73 Articles of iron or steel 872,080 0.17 -11.41
74 Copper and articles thereof 83,567 0.02 -69.16
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 22,596 0.00 -13.35
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 312,647 0.06 -65.28
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 179 0.00 -86.12
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 702,970 0.14 -32.15
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 37,795 0.01 -75.64
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,045,772 1.58 -29.80
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 1,971,285 0.39 -9.78
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,361,993 0.27 -59.11
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 540,831 0.11 0.91
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 2,585 0.00 -96.66
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 45,846 0.01 52.81
SS Classified 50,423 0.01 -67.05
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