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

Russia’s Trade with Azerbaijan

In the 2nd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Azerbaijan was $469,592,020, down 32.98% ($231,083,131) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in the 2nd quarter of 2016 were $312,177,999, down 41.73% ($223,520,854) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in the 2nd quarter of 2016 were $157,414,021, down 4.58% ($7,562,277) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Azerbaijan in the 2nd quarter of 2016 was $154,763,978, a 58.25% decrease ($215,958,577) over the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Azerbaijan was Russia’s 40th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (down from 35th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.4315% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.5139% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Azerbaijan was Russia’s 37th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (down from 33rd in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.4698% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.5852% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Azerbaijan was Russia’s 47th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (down from 44th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.3713% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.3683% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Azerbaijan

The major share of Russian exports to Azerbaijan 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) - 37.51% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (23.96% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 18.92% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (11.56% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 13.76% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (8.49% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.27% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (32.50% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.22% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (6.16% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.35% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (2.31% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

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

  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $4,917,761;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $4,648,992;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $4,329,060;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $3,645,736;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $2,640,175;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $2,481,255;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $1,894,958;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $1,718,780;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $972,076.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd quarter of 2015 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 $102,249,437;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $26,464,022;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $17,855,035;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $7,054,145;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $4,844,670;
  • 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 $4,582,929;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2,973,797;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $2,581,249;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $2,404,908;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $2,273,628;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,181,498;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $2,173,638;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $2,167,228;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $1,446,188;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $1,063,924.
Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in the 2nd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2016
over Q2 2015
01 Live animals 72,609 0.02 453,756-84.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 373,136 0.12 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 128,232 0.04 118,2238.47
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,960,635 0.95 3,090,012-4.19
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6,260 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 24,309 0.01 1,2401,860.40
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,717,661 0.87 77,4863,407.29
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 89,046 0.03 203,221-56.18
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 606,101 0.19 486,64324.55
10 Cereals 32,914,780 10.54 28,585,72015.14
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,775,816 0.89 1,803,74053.89
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 754,615 0.24 385,37395.81
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 32,669 0.01 4117,848.66
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 4,008 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 15,882,970 5.09 12,237,23429.79
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,513,122 0.81 2,283,46110.06
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,932,645 1.26 3,216,12722.28
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,769,000 1.85 8,042,628-28.27
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,512,909 1.77 7,917,817-30.37
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,806,916 0.58 2,241,285-19.38
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,594,900 1.79 6,306,375-11.28
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,180,004 1.02 3,604,118-11.77
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,113,798 0.68 2,112,1150.08
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 27,330,884 8.75 45,185,919-39.51
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,101,819 0.35 876,03525.77
26 Ores, slag and ash 150,235 0.05 117,81427.52
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 9,204,608 2.95 11,371,836-19.06
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,397,574 1.41 3,713,56818.42
29 Organic chemicals 578,204 0.19 233,134148.01
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,279,020 1.69 7,860,269-32.84
31 Fertilizers 2,433,935 0.78 3,880,123-37.27
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 397,188 0.13 269,05647.62
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,462,397 1.43 1,981,142125.24
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 4,672,182 1.50 3,910,60619.47
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 307,319 0.10 373,519-17.72
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 653,532 0.21 1,717,456-61.95
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 192 0.00 281-31.67
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,669,532 0.53 2,417,886-30.95
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,347,354 1.39 3,573,17721.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,699,964 0.86 3,051,327-11.52
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 4,096 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 18,552 0.01 75,818-75.53
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 1,173-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 30,792,880 9.86 37,847,025-18.64
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 279-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 196,639-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 11,691,169 3.75 6,773,40872.60
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 472,264 0.15 677,041-30.25
52 Cotton 127,350 0.04 32,464292.28
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 37,303 0.01 0
54 Man-made filaments 1,937 0.00 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 4,406 0.00 530731.32
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 522,094 0.17 486,0957.41
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 90,600 0.03 41521,731.33
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 707 0.00 17,257-95.90
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 143,810 0.05 180,244-20.21
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 20,959-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 142,136 0.05 180,121-21.09
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 126,761 0.04 146,254-13.33
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 97,546 0.03 34,106186.01
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 257,097 0.08 147,60574.18
65 Headgear and parts thereof 12,004 0.00 4,539164.46
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 10,074 0.00 6301,499.05
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 4,680 0.00 16,791-72.13
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,701,284 0.87 3,426,777-21.17
69 Ceramic products 2,408,859 0.77 690,079249.07
70 Glass and glassware 6,896,230 2.21 5,001,27237.89
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 25,395 0.01 132,062-80.77
72 Iron and steel 38,970,916 12.48 34,421,92413.55
73 Articles of iron or steel 16,247,039 5.20 21,091,709-22.97
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,520,066 0.49 3,693,704-58.85
75 Nickel and articles thereof 50,662 0.02 14,661245.56
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,643,699 0.53 847,93593.85
78 Lead and articles thereof 56 0.00 44,976-99.88
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 358,463-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 20,293 0.01 270,078-92.49
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 237,736 0.08 856,709-72.25
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 383,048 0.12 441,048-13.15
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 12,639,314 4.05 14,820,812-14.72
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 9,631,047 3.09 14,213,976-32.24
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 1,319,026 0.42 27,783,048-95.25
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 10,011,932 3.21 112,261,369-91.08
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 452,122-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,593,946 0.51 4,567,743-65.10
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,116 0.00 22,407-95.02
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 508,892 0.16 537,735-5.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 105,625 0.03 120,727-12.51
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,250,691 0.40 1,265,219-1.15
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,581 0.00 0
SS Classified 0 0.00 67,922,772-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Azerbaijan

The major share of Russian imports from Azerbaijan 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) - 77.30% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (55.44% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 12.45% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (8.77% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.38% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (3.87% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.17% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (2.31% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.77% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (4.22% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.63% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (1.13% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $16,047,471;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $12,132,185;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $5,551,016;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $2,000,000;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $1,436,282;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $1,297,211;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1,153,966;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $963,633;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $622,404.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd quarter of 2015 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) - a decrease of $6,247,780;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,478,704;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $923,040;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $586,614.
Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in the 2nd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2016
over Q2 2015
01 Live animals 0 0.00 3,778-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 127,607 0.08 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 38,535 0.02 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 170,879 0.11 109,82055.60
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 84,404,620 53.62 68,357,14923.48
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 26,737,904 16.99 14,605,71983.06
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 923,197 0.59 1,509,811-38.85
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 78,257 0.05 37,342109.57
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 882 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 121,293 0.08 103,91116.73
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 514,263 0.33 493,2674.26
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 30,773 0.02 32,847-6.31
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,174,049 0.75 1,092,0687.51
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 234,260 0.15 252,676-7.29
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 6,103,669 3.88 4,806,45826.99
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,028,433 0.65 64,8001,487.09
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 501,337 0.32 939,584-46.64
26 Ores, slag and ash 11,702 0.01 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 19,078,676 12.12 13,527,66041.03
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 252,600 0.16 0
29 Organic chemicals 1,471,782 0.93 849,37873.28
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 216,672 0.14 341,599-36.57
39 Plastics and articles thereof 630,599 0.40 675,372-6.63
40 Rubber and articles thereof 598 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 25,472 0.02 16,00059.20
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 288,964 0.18 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 107,581 0.07 33,701219.22
52 Cotton 3,998,429 2.54 2,562,14756.06
54 Man-made filaments 76,630 0.05 65,24317.45
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 149 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 46,971 0.03 56,623-17.05
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 19,912-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,765,055 1.76 3,688,095-25.03
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 17,014 0.01 7,407129.70
73 Articles of iron or steel 504,908 0.32 1,983,612-74.55
74 Copper and articles thereof 344,517 0.22 420,544-18.08
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,560,537 1.63 1,406,57182.04
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 1,618-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 394,564 0.25 316,60324.62
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 92,823 0.06 73,20026.81
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 0 0.00 21,591-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,010 0.00 0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,000,000 1.27 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 303,145 0.19 6,550,925-95.37
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 30,566 0.02 73,335-58.32
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,099 0.00 0
SS Classified 0 0.00 39,875,932-100.00
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