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Russian trade with Azerbaijan in the 3rd 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 third quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Azerbaijan

In the 3rd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Azerbaijan was $464,071,364, down 29.32% ($192,548,235) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 were $394,317,137, down 27.46% ($149,255,414) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 were $69,754,227, down 38.30% ($43,292,821) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Azerbaijan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 was $324,562,910, a 24.61% decrease ($105,962,593) over the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Azerbaijan was Russia’s 45th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 36th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.3806% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.5174% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Azerbaijan was Russia’s 39th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 32nd in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.5481% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.6835% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Azerbaijan was Russia’s 60th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 50th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.1396% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.2386% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Azerbaijan

The major share of Russian exports to Azerbaijan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 38.13% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (26.94% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.03% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (13.09% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 11.66% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (7.47% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.54% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (26.32% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.14% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (6.55% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.99% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (1.11% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $18,875,010;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $12,904,359;
  • 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 $9,039,728;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $5,265,466;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $5,003,287;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $2,473,904;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,709,193;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1,407,403;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,293,652.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd 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 $57,790,725;
  • 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 $47,598,113;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $24,982,591;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $17,710,745;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $5,990,562.
Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
01 Live animals 287,265 0.07 980,013-70.69
02 Meat and edible meat offal 75,257 0.02 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 107,844 0.03 349,349-69.13
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,522,888 0.64 2,655,466-4.99
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 11,091 0.00 1,117892.93
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,125,226 0.29 544,013106.84
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 275,997 0.07 59,180366.37
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 491,848 0.12 153,137221.18
10 Cereals 74,890,298 18.99 56,015,28833.70
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,168,540 0.30 1,301,856-10.24
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 220,345 0.06 50,981332.21
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 4,400-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 1,427 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 10,464,289 2.65 5,461,00291.62
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,165,693 0.55 1,371,30557.93
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,457,265 0.88 3,814,971-9.38
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 6,252,252 1.59 7,010,739-10.82
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,974,067 1.77 7,166,090-2.68
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,450,545 0.37 1,669,624-13.12
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,481,200 1.39 5,254,1204.32
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,616,692 0.66 3,775,141-30.69
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 868,037 0.22 1,615,344-46.26
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 29,464,428 7.47 47,175,173-37.54
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,059,512 0.52 1,287,92359.91
26 Ores, slag and ash 77,551 0.02 82,719-6.25
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 17,551,237 4.45 4,646,878277.70
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,583,137 0.91 4,617,884-22.41
29 Organic chemicals 1,528,223 0.39 234,571551.50
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,070,818 1.03 3,374,78720.62
31 Fertilizers 5,640,383 1.43 11,630,945-51.51
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 953,413 0.24 237,479301.47
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,609,532 1.17 2,135,628115.84
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 4,479,404 1.14 4 447,0690.73
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 223,714 0.06 453,624-50.68
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 556,455 0.14 321,95072.84
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 7,173 0.00 4141,632.61
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,842,616 0.72 3,217,891-11.66
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,459,395 1.13 2,750,20262.15
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,084,917 0.78 2,197,59640.38
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 61,819 0.02 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 14,521 0.00 21,543-32.60
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 33,406,004 8.47 33,357,4710.15
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 3,554-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 9,901-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,812 0.00 80,057-96.49
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12,137,183 3.08 6,871,71776.63
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 421,506 0.11 280,40150.32
52 Cotton 0 0.00 108,900-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 49,867 0.01 2,1622,206.52
54 Man-made filaments 7,723 0.00 1,627374.68
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 633,303 0.16 415,58852.39
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 727 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 225 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 59,195 0.02 379,221-84.39
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 5,258 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 136,159 0.03 216,933-37.23
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 94,022 0.02 133,301-29.47
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 223,800 0.06 85,232162.58
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 141,745 0.04 216,527-34.54
65 Headgear and parts thereof 6,352 0.00 10,379-38.80
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 889 0.00 267232.96
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,282,657 0.83 2,756,63919.08
69 Ceramic products 1,958,434 0.50 1,024,17291.22
70 Glass and glassware 6,389,265 1.62 6,565,960-2.69
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 37,175 0.01 59,992-38.03
72 Iron and steel 31,765,684 8.06 31,382,3091.22
73 Articles of iron or steel 11,185,406 2.84 36,167,997-69.07
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,608,666 0.41 1,469,6849.46
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 9,669-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,293,082 0.58 885,679158.91
78 Lead and articles thereof 82,695 0.02 185,269-55.36
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 7,918 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 136,167 0.03 386,228-64.74
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 346,464 0.09 690,722-49.84
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,538,548 2.93 11,381,0611.38
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 19,328,008 4.90 10,288,28087.86
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 1,634,675 0.41 49,232,788-96.68
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 12,034,189 3.05 69,824,914-82.77
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 17,499 0.00 510,000-96.57
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 948,323 0.24 1,821,709-47.94
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 213 0.00 2,592-91.78
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 442,712 0.11 606,371-26.99
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 119,934 0.03 133,964-10.47
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,994,922 0.51 1,634,63522.04
SS Classified 33,661,417 8.54 86,291,367-60.99

Russia’s Imports from Azerbaijan

The major share of Russian imports from Azerbaijan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 52.98% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (32.08% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 19.58% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (8.43% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 10.22% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (7.26% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.82% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (3.12% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.49% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (2.41% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.47% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (3.10% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd 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 $4,063,562;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $3,289,479;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $3,125,853;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,064,913;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $811,972;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $274,279.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $3,161,850;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,270,278;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $1,067,914;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $734,542;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $621,180;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $386,655;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $318,720.
Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 165,068 0.24 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 37,304 0.05 23,30060.10
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,470,590 4.98 3,431,2361.15
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 27,236,650 39.05 23,947,17113.74
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 495,113 0.71 813,833-39.16
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 6,157 0.01 12,643-51.30
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 79 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 88,007 0.13 84,6753.94
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 211,910 0.30 376,301-43.69
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 43,786 0.06 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,537,108 2.20 725,136111.98
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 179,853 0.26 196,519-8.48
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,427,894 4.91 6,589,744-47.98
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 54,432 0.08 70,161-22.42
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 569,819 0.82 499,82014.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 13,089,625 18.77 9,026,06345.02
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 168,400 0.24 13,8501,115.88
29 Organic chemicals 1,583,654 2.27 1,970,309-19.62
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 141,261 0.20 35,238300.88
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 8,862 0.01 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 389,760 0.56 228,90370.27
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,538,032 2.20 473,119225.08
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 900-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 12,000 0.02 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 170,288 0.24 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,265 0.00 10,752-69.63
52 Cotton 4,076,440 5.84 4,119,751-1.05
54 Man-made filaments 68,456 0.10 106,320-35.61
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 114,983 0.16 48,474137.21
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,868,423 4.11 3,936,337-27.13
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 11,553 0.02 3,704211.91
70 Glass and glassware 8,550 0.01 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 231,449 0.33 1,501,727-84.59
74 Copper and articles thereof 381,218 0.55 311,66022.32
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,835,598 6.93 1,709,745182.83
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8,482 0.01 1,827364.26
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 85 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 477,783 0.68 203,504134.78
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 253,767 0.36 259,235-2.11
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,311 0.00 0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 734,542-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,684,242 2.41 2,305,422-26.94
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 68,150 0.10 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 1,922-100.00
SS Classified 33,820 0.05 49,273,205-99.93

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