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

Russia’s Trade with Ethiopia

In the 3rd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Ethiopia totaled $13,945,200, up 40.77% ($4,039,070) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Ethiopia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 totaled $6,579,864, up 61.72% ($2,511,108) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Ethiopia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 totaled $7,365,336, up 26.18% ($1,527,962) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade deficit with Ethiopia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 was $785,472, a 55.59% decrease ($983,146) over the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Ethiopia was Russia’s 131st largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 132nd in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0114% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0078% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Ethiopia was Russia’s 125th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 134th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0091% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0051% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Ethiopia was Russia’s 100th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0147% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0123% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Ethiopia

The major share of Russian exports to Ethiopia 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) - 92.26% of Russia’s total exports to Ethiopia (9.99% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.52% of Russia’s total exports to Ethiopia (22.51% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.62% of Russia’s total exports to Ethiopia (8.28% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.24% of Russia’s total exports to Ethiopia (55.13% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Ethiopia 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) - an increase of $5,578,420;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $127,510.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Ethiopia 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 $2,193,479;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $454,348;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $179,836;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $144,556;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $31,882;
  • 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 $23,240;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $20,120.
Russia’s exports to Ethiopia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 20,120-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 172,364 2.62 316,920-45.61
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,421 0.02 628126.27
40 Rubber and articles thereof 12,162 0.18 20,427-40.46
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 297,530 4.52 281,7315.61
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 179,836-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 454,448-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7,707 0.12 1285,921.09
70 Glass and glassware 474 0.01 228107.89
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 2,193,479-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,036 0.09 37,918-84.08
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,232 0.03 1,19187.41
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,702 0.07 10,080-53.35
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,149 0.05 436622.25
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 189,776 2.88 62,266204.78
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 172,173 2.62 195,413-11.89
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,700,394 86.63 121,9744,573.45
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,450 0.13 26,648-68.29
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,294 0.02 851,422.35
SS Classified 0 0.00 144,900-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Ethiopia

The major share of Russian imports from Ethiopia 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) - 99.20% of Russia’s total imports from Ethiopia (99.34% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $1,031,736;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $457,249;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - an increase of $32,429.

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

  • No such product groups.
Russia’s imports from Ethiopia 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
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 836,610 11.36 833,1070.42
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,186,471 29.69 1,729,22226.44
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,116,528 55.89 3,084,79233.45
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 151,136 2.05 134,46812.48
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 15,638 0.21 17,587-11.08
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 32,429 0.44 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 17,205-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 26,492 0.36 20,98426.25
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 32 0.00 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 0.00 109-100.00

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