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

Russia’s Trade with Qatar

In the 2nd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Qatar totaled $21,293,629, up 297.05% ($15,930,656) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Qatar in the 2nd quarter of 2016 totaled $13,419,009, up 386.91% ($10,663,031) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Qatar in the 2nd quarter of 2016 totaled $7,874,620, up 202.06% ($5,267,625) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Qatar in the 2nd quarter of 2016 was $5,544,389, a 3,621.49% increase ($5,395,406) over the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Qatar was Russia’s 107th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (up from 139th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0196% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0039% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Qatar was Russia’s 105th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (up from 134th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0202% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0030% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Qatar was Russia’s 96th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (up from 112th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0186% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0058% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Qatar

The major share of Russian exports to Qatar 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) - 91.88% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (1.75% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.25% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (43.26% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.11% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (47.67% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.91% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (0.21% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.04% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (6.16% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $12,208,215;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $251,214;
  • 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 $165,950;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $96,930;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $65,525;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $60,786;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $52,035.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,052,463;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1,031,218;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $158,569.
Russia’s exports to Qatar in the 2nd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2016
over Q2 2015
10 Cereals 12,242,675 91.23 34 46035,427.21
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 25,237 0.19 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 592 0.00 13,843-95.72
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 60,786 0.45 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 96,930 0.72 0
29 Organic chemicals 65,525 0.49 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 52,035 0.39 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 11,172 0.08 169,741-93.42
39 Plastics and articles thereof 22 0.00 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 11,436 0.09 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 280,455 2.09 1,311,673-78.62
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,422 0.01 1,15722.90
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 640 0.00 968-33.88
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 13-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 10,284-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 7,550-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 264-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 7,947-100.00
72 Iron and steel 251,214 1.87 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,115 0.01 3,800-70.66
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 670-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,148 0.02 1,26070.48
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,246 0.01 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 89,669 0.67 1,142,132-92.15
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 212,066 1.58 46,116359.85
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 4,100-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 136 0.00 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 12,488 0.09 0

Russia’s Imports from Qatar

The major share of Russian imports from Qatar 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) - 65.45% of Russia’s total imports from Qatar (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 34.53% of Russia’s total imports from Qatar (99.99% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Qatar 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 $5,153,660;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,621,321.

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

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $781,092;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $559,008;
  • 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 $168,961.
Russia’s imports from Qatar in the 2nd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2016
over Q2 2015
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5,153,660 65.45 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 168,961-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 1,825,485 23.18 204,164794.13
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,026 0.04 784,118-99.61
39 Plastics and articles thereof 890,584 11.31 1,449,592-38.56
40 Rubber and articles thereof 110 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 14 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 121 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,620 0.02 0
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 0 0.00 160-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia