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

Russia’s Trade with Bulgaria

In the 3rd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Bulgaria totaled $819,327,735, up 66.94% ($328,531,273) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Bulgaria in the 3rd quarter of 2016 totaled $687,653,821, up 85.95% ($317,841,172) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Bulgaria in the 3rd quarter of 2016 totaled $131,673,914, up 8.84% ($10,690,101) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Bulgaria in the 3rd quarter of 2016 was $555,979,907, a 123.44% increase ($307,151,071) over the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Bulgaria was Russia’s 29th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 40th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.6720% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.3867% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Bulgaria was Russia’s 24th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 37th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.9558% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.4650% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Bulgaria was Russia’s 48th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.2635% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.2553% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Bulgaria

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 86.83% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (82.80% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.15% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (3.64% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.45% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (6.56% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.25% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (4.91% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Bulgaria 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 $290,890,288;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $32,808,700;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $3,586,096.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $10,251,665.
Russia’s exports to Bulgaria in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 256,876 0.04 109,897133.74
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 402 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 30,878 0.00 21,52543.45
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 8,084 0.00 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 6,291-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 202,575 0.03 119170,131.09
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 10,642 0.00 6,75557.54
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 64,783 0.01 48,82232.69
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 46,331 0.01 35,60230.14
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 88,079 0.01 42,684106.35
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 116,794 0.02 141,243-17.31
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 418,249 0.06 262,01759.63
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,418 0.00 1,945127.15
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 597,086,584 86.83 306,196,29695.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 690,907 0.10 854 489-19.14
29 Organic chemicals 1,903,685 0.28 3,386,026-43.78
30 Pharmaceutical products 42,992 0.01 27,79354.69
31 Fertilizers 5,921,656 0.86 6,148,202-3.68
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 74,541 0.01 23,132222.24
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 75,452 0.01 1,045,401-92.78
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 44,941 0.01 46,257-2.84
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,759 0.00 4,6222.96
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 102,730 0.01 138,502-25.83
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 170,922 0.02 610,295-71.99
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,443,736 0.36 975,358150.55
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,972,949 0.58 4,887,678-18.72
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 26,442-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 91 0.00 7030.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,425,933 0.21 1,017,45440.15
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,873,433 0.42 2,212,32929.88
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 18,499 0.00 21,999-15.91
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 149,703 0.02 1,027,137-85.43
54 Man-made filaments 66,709 0.01 36,34983.52
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4,380 0.00 1,660163.86
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 4-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 5,592 0.00 7,785-28.17
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 9,143 0.00 3,847137.67
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 151 0.00 2,486-93.93
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,461 0.00 3,02114.56
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 30,129 0.00 16,32284.59
65 Headgear and parts thereof 873 0.00 681,183.82
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,411,675 0.21 1,423,190-0.81
69 Ceramic products 23,078 0.00 7,604203.50
70 Glass and glassware 1,646,477 0.24 1,083,22352.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 47,928-100.00
72 Iron and steel 5,780,315 0.84 16,031,980-63.95
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,323,401 0.19 900,12847.02
74 Copper and articles thereof 247,814 0.04 52,078375.85
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 8,171,169 1.19 4,585,07378.21
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,213,852 0.18 2,409,718-49.63
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 12,585 0.00 128,587-90.21
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 91,232 0.01 115,866-21.26
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 32,966 0.00 24,29235.71
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 40,571,744 5.90 7,763,044422.63
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 2,723,783 0.40 819,425232.40
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 1,942,584 0.28 3,320,396-41.50
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,357,641 0.20 768,63176.63
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4,575 0.00 246,840-98.15
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,533,151 0.37 547,725362.49
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 11,887 0.00 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 52,693 0.01 44,87817.41
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 110-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 18,146 0.00 4,471315.15
SS Classified 110,991 0.02 89,63823.82

Russia’s Imports from Bulgaria

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 37.35% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (34.48% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 28.46% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (34.11% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 13.07% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (8.60% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.54% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (12.61% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.73% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (2.90% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.74% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (1.43% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.25% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (1.64% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

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

  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $5,039,839;
  • 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 $3,943,060;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3,758,066;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $2,382,672;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $2,358,537;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $1,973,222;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $1,214,198;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1,151,554;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $574,061;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $420,922;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $416,428.

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $3,263,765;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $2,758,130;
  • 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 $2,377,723;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $1,839,148;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $1,804,051;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $686,354;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $437,519;
  • 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 $417,015.
Russia’s imports from Bulgaria in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
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 0 0.00 686,354-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 9 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 733,906 0.56 966,502-24.07
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 887-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 166,081 0.13 200,026-16.97
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 8,279 0.01 6021,275.25
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 7,027 0.01 4,63951.48
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 202,540 0.15 640,059-68.36
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 327,974 0.25 453,254-27.64
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 90,102 0.07 19,394364.59
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,020,024 0.77 910,10612.08
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 802,159 0.61 917,336-12.56
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,081,533 0.82 2,920,681-62.97
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 242,199 0.18 349,297-30.66
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,924,551 2.98 7,188,316-45.40
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 240,169 0.18 176,28936.24
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 1,804,051-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 89,354 0.07 20446,670.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,590,043 1.21 3,967,766-59.93
29 Organic chemicals 813,602 0.62 510,53459.36
30 Pharmaceutical products 26,056,885 19.79 28,815,015-9.57
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 158,714 0.12 195,702-18.90
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,394,515 1.82 2,339,2862.36
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 58,264 0.04 134,163-56.57
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,147,196 0.87 1,393,034-17.65
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 33,431 0.03 26,41026.58
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,659,023 2.02 2,471,8447.57
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,566,719 1.95 1,415,16581.37
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 522,867 0.40 371,67240.68
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 4,641 0.00 642622.90
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 19,050 0.01 36,020-47.11
45 Cork and articles of cork 221 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,254,906 1.71 1,680,84534.15
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 14,371 0.01 11,28727.32
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 221,533 0.17 82,364168.97
52 Cotton 334,557 0.25 4,2477,777.49
54 Man-made filaments 152,037 0.12 6,5312,227.93
55 Man-made staple fibers 548,792 0.42 602,932-8.98
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,476,903 1.12 1,060,47539.27
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 56,758 0.04 27820,316.55
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,222 0.00 435180.92
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 138,740 0.11 33,800310.47
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,228,565 3.97 2,870,02882.18
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6,164,975 4.68 4,950,77724.53
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 180,775 0.14 278,366-35.06
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,633,308 2.00 250,636950.65
65 Headgear and parts thereof 69,931 0.05 46,44650.56
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3,646 0.00 211,506-98.28
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 45,316 0.03 77,110-41.23
69 Ceramic products 617,140 0.47 826,749-25.35
70 Glass and glassware 5,422,750 4.12 382,9111,316.19
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,563 0.00 2,079119.48
72 Iron and steel 1,036,659 0.79 615,73768.36
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,486,972 1.13 1,102,30834.90
74 Copper and articles thereof 181,193 0.14 68,054166.25
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 375,433 0.29 186,496101.31
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 15 0.00 1,163-98.71
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 195,022 0.15 159,25822.46
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,631,646 1.24 1,378,59618.36
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 31,651,387 24.04 27,893,32113.47
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 14,002,880 10.63 10,059,82039.20
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 5,856 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,567,435 1.19 1,606,008-2.40
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 16,849 0.01 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,938,232 1.47 2,152,330-9.95
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 41,788 0.03 30,12738.71
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 34,123-100.00
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 1,734,324 1.32 2,151,339-19.38
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,095,543 2.35 1,122,321175.82
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 180,814 0.14 127,94441.32

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