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Russian trade with Bulgaria in the 2nd 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 Bulgaria in the second quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia's Trade with Bulgaria

In the 2nd quarter of 2016, Russia's trade with Bulgaria totaled $653,425,524, up 10.97% ($64,607,176) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia's exports to Bulgaria in the 2nd quarter of 2016 totaled $533,173,020, up 12.57% ($59,539,945) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia's imports from Bulgaria in the 2nd quarter of 2016 totaled $120,252,504, up 4.40% ($5,067,231) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia's trade surplus with Bulgaria in the 2nd quarter of 2016 was $412,920,516, a 15.20% increase ($54,472,714) over the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Bulgaria was Russia's 34th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (up from 40th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.6004% of Russia's total trade (up from 0.4319% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Bulgaria was Russia's 27th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (up from 36th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.8024% of Russia's total exports (up from 0.5174% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Bulgaria was Russia's 53rd largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (up from 54th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.2837% of Russia's total imports (up from 0.2572% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Russia's Exports to Bulgaria

The major share of Russian exports to Bulgaria in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 80.57% of Russia's total exports to Bulgaria (59.22% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.28% of Russia's total exports to Bulgaria (9.71% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.58% of Russia's total exports to Bulgaria (3.43% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.66% of Russia's total exports to Bulgaria (2.89% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.88% of Russia's total exports to Bulgaria (1.25% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's exports to Bulgaria in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd quarter of 2015 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 $149,047,627;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $7,432,660;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $4,999,331;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4,836,667.

The largest declines in Russia's exports to Bulgaria in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $2,736,031.
Russia's exports to Bulgaria in the 2nd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2016
over Q2 2015
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 134,085 0.03 57823,098.10
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 90-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 283 0.00 31,178-99.09
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 19,238 0.00 32,852-41.44
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,456,945 0.27 1,356107,344.32
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 11,491 0.00 1,287792.85
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 174,966 0.03 1,65110,497.58
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 8,917 0.00 37,669-76.33
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 73,106 0.01 58,00926.03
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 66,043 0.01 78,686-16.07
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,426 0.00 16,646-85.43
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 150,025 0.03 164,085-8.57
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 478,400 0.09 648,672-26.25
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,310 0.00 2,907-20.54
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 429,553,282 80.57 280,505,65553.14
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 589,702 0.11 692,826-14.88
29 Organic chemicals 8,252,614 1.55 819,954906.47
30 Pharmaceutical products 19,143 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 8,471,919 1.59 7,378,97814.81
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 29,970 0.01 25,46017.71
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 164,995 0.03 266,733-38.14
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 19,999 0.00 31,147-35.79
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,195 0.00 4,518-29.28
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 152,690 0.03 115,00632.77
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 11,207 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 365,390 0.07 1,043,313-64.98
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,347,692 0.44 1,415,41265.87
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,967,284 0.74 4 454,614-10.94
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 18,014 0.00 14612,238.36
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,832,246 0.34 948,95193.08
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 9,251 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,647,189 0.50 3,766,456-29.72
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 202,402 0.04 1,199,864-83.13
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 107,242 0.02 420,133-74.47
52 Cotton 9,640 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 39,506 0.01 60,518-34.72
55 Man-made staple fibers 136,978 0.03 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,192 0.00 1,846-35.43
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 72 0.00 1,150-93.74
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,227 0.00 26,716-91.66
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 69 0.00 173-60.12
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,962 0.00 5,738-30.95
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 47,020 0.01 39,85817.97
65 Headgear and parts thereof 559 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,147,627 0.22 1,457,194-21.24
69 Ceramic products 6,749 0.00 5,39925.00
70 Glass and glassware 1,283,487 0.24 1,089,00817.86
72 Iron and steel 10,062,496 1.89 9,193,0269.46
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,247,588 0.23 1,282,025-2.69
74 Copper and articles thereof 302 0.00 16,685-98.19
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,166,857 1.16 1,167,526428.20
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,710,479 0.32 1,726,719-0.94
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 211-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 88,774 0.02 90,757-2.18
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 64,888 0.01 132,481-51.02
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 147,273 0.03 101,95044.46
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 42,774,904 8.02 37,938,23712.75
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 1,316,017 0.25 713,28884.50
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 3,159,745 0.59 2,359,34633.92
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,021,751 0.19 686,36848.86
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 596,212 0.11 3,332,243-82.11
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 617,898 0.12 976,619-36.73
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 114 0.00 91,166.67
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 153,818 0.03 122,06526.01
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 19,202 0.00 136,103-85.89
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,951 0.00 2,950-33.86
SS Classified 0 0.00 106,802,035-100.00

Russia's Imports from Bulgaria

The major share of Russian imports from Bulgaria in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 37.59% of Russia's total imports from Bulgaria (32.05% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 30.65% of Russia's total imports from Bulgaria (39.77% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.04% of Russia's total imports from Bulgaria (11.32% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 7.65% of Russia's total imports from Bulgaria (5.49% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.75% of Russia's total imports from Bulgaria (2.41% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.53% of Russia's total imports from Bulgaria (1.50% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.47% of Russia's total imports from Bulgaria (3.38% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's imports from Bulgaria in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $4,548,598;
  • 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 $4,331,897;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3,589,197;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1,243,966;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $902,970;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $819,266;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $773,864;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $563,319;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $483,237;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $465,196;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $428,143;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $408,343;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $404,932;
  • 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 $375,755.

The largest declines in Russia's imports from Bulgaria in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $8,997,991;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $1,970,886;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $1,392,040;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $1,092,568;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $1,030,961;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $724,639.
Russia's imports from Bulgaria in the 2nd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2016
over Q2 2015
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,755,000 1.46 852,030105.98
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,135,816 0.94 1,462,403-22.33
10 Cereals 29,062 0.02 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 40-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 111,989 0.09 398,933-71.93
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 5,375-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 25,719-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 254,813 0.21 1,347,381-81.09
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 278,099 0.23 174 46959.40
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 262,821 0.22 294,865-10.87
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,229,161 1.02 1,347,505-8.78
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 969,014 0.81 648,00049.54
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,822,772 1.52 2,090,824-12.82
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 870,148 0.72 608,23743.06
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,556,397 3.79 3,782,53320.46
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 281,039 0.23 1,673,079-83.20
26 Ores, slag and ash 249,328 0.21 2,220,214-88.77
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 38,031 0.03 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,808,112 1.50 1,432,35726.23
29 Organic chemicals 551,628 0.46 894,774-38.35
30 Pharmaceutical products 26,877,390 22.35 35,875,381-25.08
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 129,464 0.11 53,986139.81
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,783,395 1.48 2,029,639-12.13
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 63,276 0.05 79,260-20.17
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 805,769 0.67 1,530,408-47.35
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 3,331-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,284,741 1.07 721,42278.08
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,845,249 1.53 1,892,302-2.49
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,702,719 1.42 1,294,47631.55
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 564,184 0.47 353,68059.52
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 44 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 21,127 0.02 44,800-52.84
45 Cork and articles of cork 57 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,798,175 1.50 1,666,9887.87
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 25,481 0.02 13,18993.20
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 36,299 0.03 5,011624.39
52 Cotton 136,929 0.11 10,5231,201.24
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,279 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 91,371 0.08 8,743945.08
55 Man-made staple fibers 339,341 0.28 428,871-20.88
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,113,319 0.93 648,12371.78
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 250 0.00 2,317-89.21
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2,485 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 318 0.00 974-67.35
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 89,266 0.07 6,7371,225.01
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,252,685 2.70 2,008,71961.93
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,623,913 3.01 2,804,64729.21
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 208,065 0.17 235,499-11.65
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 191,378 0.16 50,445279.38
65 Headgear and parts thereof 20,564 0.02 3,438498.14
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 94,306 0.08 106,889-11.77
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 16,811 0.01 23,954-29.82
69 Ceramic products 725,641 0.60 727,611-0.27
70 Glass and glassware 4,814,218 4.00 265,6201,712.45
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 13,983 0.01 1,315963.35
72 Iron and steel 812,712 0.68 407,78099.30
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,240,944 1.03 812,80152.68
74 Copper and articles thereof 67,798 0.06 69,875-2.97
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 234,746 0.20 74,105216.77
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 39 0.00 1,097-96.44
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 460,196 0.38 199,863130.26
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,696,675 1.41 1,213,43839.82
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 29,664,809 24.67 26,075,61213.76
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 12,303,330 10.23 7,971,43354.34
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 9,180 0.01 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,363,697 1.13 1,024,99033.04
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 12,899 0.01 6981,747.99
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,852,605 1.54 1,844,0750.46
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 22,751 0.02 20,33311.89
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 25,675 0.02 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 1,832,223 1.52 2,863,184-36.01
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 561,794 0.47 327,16771.71
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 213,709 0.18 118,77179.93
SS Classified 0 0.00 3,115-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia