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Russian trade with Saudi Arabia 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 Saudi Arabia in the first quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia's Trade with Saudi Arabia

In the 1st quarter of 2016, Russia's trade with Saudi Arabia was $94,792,998, down 60.01% ($142,225,565) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's exports to Saudi Arabia in the 1st quarter of 2016 were $66,276,699, down 66.62% ($132,256,757) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's imports from Saudi Arabia in the 1st quarter of 2016 were $28,516,299, down 25.90% ($9,968,808) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's trade surplus with Saudi Arabia in the 1st quarter of 2016 was $37,760,400, a 76.41% decrease ($122,287,949) over the 1st quarter of 2015.

Saudi Arabia was Russia's 77th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2016 (down from 59th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0974% of Russia's total trade (down from 0.1792% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Saudi Arabia was Russia's 71st largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2016 (down from 50th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.1080% of Russia's total exports (down from 0.2199% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Saudi Arabia was Russia's 71st largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2016 (down from 67th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0793% of Russia's total imports (down from 0.0916% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Russia's Exports to Saudi Arabia

The major share of Russian exports to Saudi Arabia 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) - 63.79% of Russia's total exports to Saudi Arabia (65.32% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 13.47% of Russia's total exports to Saudi Arabia (8.07% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.38% of Russia's total exports to Saudi Arabia (4.64% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.86% of Russia's total exports to Saudi Arabia (20.13% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.69% of Russia's total exports to Saudi Arabia (0.86% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.52% of Russia's total exports to Saudi Arabia (0.81% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

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

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1,958,164;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,521,971.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $84,255,124;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $36,178,711;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $4,016,905;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $3,034,500;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $2,874,133;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $1,861,348;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $904,432;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $639,004;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $602,772;
  • 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 $357,399;
  • 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 $331,481;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $205,563.
Russia's exports to Saudi Arabia in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total export
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,802 0.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 -100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 75,821 0.11 -49.07
10 Cereals 40,193,689 60.65 -67.70
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,936,500 2.92 -61.04
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 67,134 0.10 69.86
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 -100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,290 0.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,009,697 1.52 -37.38
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 406,228 0.61 -44.93
30 Pharmaceutical products 133,378 0.20 -82.73
31 Fertilizers 9,182 0.01 -93.80
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 -100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 640 0.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,616,391 11.49 34.61
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,196 0.00 2,321.21
40 Rubber and articles thereof 38,334 0.06 -97.98
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,851,567 8.83 -40.70
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 534,810 0.81 -27.76
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,533,408 3.82 -53.15
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9,232 0.01 115.60
52 Cotton 0 0.00 -100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 -100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 80,441 0.12 80.45
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 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 16,804 0.03 -44.71
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 -100.00
70 Glass and glassware 6,802 0.01
72 Iron and steel 3,737,443 5.64 -90.64
73 Articles of iron or steel 74,261 0.11 44.29
74 Copper and articles thereof 50 0.00 -89.45
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 307 0.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 73,251 0.11 4,291.55
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3 0.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,596,469 2.41 2,042.97
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 94,274 0.14 -79.13
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 31,207 0.05 -86.18
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 57,589 0.09 -94.01
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 157 0.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 84,123 0.13 56.39
SS Classified 1,219 0.00

Russia's Imports from Saudi Arabia

The major share of Russian imports from Saudi Arabia 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) - 91.85% of Russia's total imports from Saudi Arabia (87.53% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.28% of Russia's total imports from Saudi Arabia (2.47% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.72% of Russia's total imports from Saudi Arabia (6.54% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.23% of Russia's total imports from Saudi Arabia (3.07% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

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

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $2,792,458;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $606,112;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $272,786;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $256,077;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $105,010.

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

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $10,934,793;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,724,285;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,114,729;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $108,448.
Russia's imports from Saudi Arabia in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total import
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 -100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 177 0.00 -87.19
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 0 0.00 -100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 -100.00
29 Organic chemicals 5,447,826 19.10 105.16
30 Pharmaceutical products 606,112 2.13
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 359,500 1.26 -5.89
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 -100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 226,790 0.80 86.23
39 Plastics and articles thereof 19,552,694 68.57 -35.87
40 Rubber and articles thereof 131 0.00 42.39
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 65,934 0.23 -94.42
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 -100.00
54 Man-made filaments 1,221,737 4.28 28.75
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 -100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 256,077 0.90
73 Articles of iron or steel 287 0.00 1,813.33
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,814 0.01
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 774,015 2.71 -69.02
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 536 0.00 -97.07
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 251 0.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,418 0.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia