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

Russia’s Trade with Afghanistan

In the 2nd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Afghanistan totaled $59,563,320, up 17.39% ($8,823,771) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Afghanistan in the 2nd quarter of 2016 totaled $57,613,576, up 18.82% ($9,123,806) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Afghanistan in the 2nd quarter of 2016 were $1,949,744, down 13.34% ($300,035) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Afghanistan in the 2nd quarter of 2016 was $55,663,832, a 20.38% increase ($9,423,841) over the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Afghanistan was Russia’s 87th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (up from 95th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0547% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0372% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Afghanistan was Russia’s 74th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (up from 83rd in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0867% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0530% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Afghanistan was Russia’s 118th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (down from 114th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0046% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0050% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Afghanistan

The major share of Russian exports to Afghanistan 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) - 66.17% of Russia’s total exports to Afghanistan (50.21% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 15.21% of Russia’s total exports to Afghanistan (15.66% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.55% of Russia’s total exports to Afghanistan (19.26% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.77% of Russia’s total exports to Afghanistan (11.29% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.20% of Russia’s total exports to Afghanistan (1.35% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.09% of Russia’s total exports to Afghanistan (2.09% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Afghanistan 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 $13,773,279;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1,162,495;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $240,600.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $3,852,311;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $1,535,301;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - a decrease of $632,463.
Russia’s exports to Afghanistan in the 2nd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2016
over Q2 2015
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 40,110-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 44,685 0.08 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 7,764,068 13.48 9,299,369-16.51
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 38,122,412 66.17 24,449,13356.57
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 13,600-100.00
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 159,739 0.28 792,202-79.84
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 240,600 0.42 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 226,542 0.39 206,4959.71
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 8,750,006 15.19 7,587,51115.32
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 15,743 0.03 4,136280.63
72 Iron and steel 1,588,782 2.76 5,441,093-70.80
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,965 0.01 33,752-76.40
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 2,000-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 297,363 0.52 305,658-2.71
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 117,916 0.20 31,894269.71
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 272,206 0.47 315,099-13.61
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,549 0.01 1,760215.28
SS Classified 0 0.00 65,958-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Afghanistan

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 99.96% of Russia’s total imports from Afghanistan (99.98% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

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

  • No such product groups.

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $300,497.
Russia’s imports from Afghanistan in the 2nd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2016
over Q2 2015
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,948,910 99.96 2,249,407-13.36
39 Plastics and articles thereof 53 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 27 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 520 0.03 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 184 0.01 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 50 0.00 372-86.56
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia