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

Russia’s Trade with Kenya

In the 3rd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Kenya was $71,556,134, down 29.20% ($29,507,131) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Kenya in the 3rd quarter of 2016 were $39,839,990, down 25.07% ($13,333,039) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Kenya in the 3rd quarter of 2016 were $31,716,144, down 33.77% ($16,174,092) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Kenya in the 3rd quarter of 2016 was $8,123,846, a 53.78% increase ($2,841,053) over the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Kenya was Russia’s 87th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 80th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0587% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0796% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Kenya was Russia’s 87th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 84th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0554% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0669% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Kenya was Russia’s 77th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 64th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0635% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1011% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Kenya

The major share of Russian exports to Kenya 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) - 72.77% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (63.32% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.29% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (2.83% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.48% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (24.29% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.02% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (5.26% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.25% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (1.50% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.12% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (2.33% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

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

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $3,121,577;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $497,796.

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

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $4,913,672;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $4,768,188;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $4,591,533;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $1,022,269;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $704,504;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $370,354;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $162,780;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $120,441.
Russia’s exports to Kenya in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 774 0.00 838-7.64
10 Cereals 28,896,612 72.53 33,664,800-14.16
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 95,850 0.24 2,1004,464.29
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 16,650 0.04 20,471-18.67
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,276,607 3.20 778,81163.92
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 511,136 1.28 402,40027.02
29 Organic chemicals 3,121,577 7.84 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 15,413-100.00
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 1,022,269-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 66,400 0.17 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,844 0.01 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 63,007-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 255,953 0.64 376,394-32.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 162,780-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,140,756 5.37 2,259,814-5.27
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 100-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 10,080 0.03 5,80873.55
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 458-100.00
72 Iron and steel 2,192,688 5.50 6,784,221-67.68
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,738 0.00 25,538-93.19
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 9,924-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,181,463 2.97 6,095,135-80.62
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,776 0.01 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 27,291 0.07 397,645-93.14
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 3,738 0.01 122,442-96.95
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 14,204 0.04 718,708-98.02
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,030 0.00 2,300-55.22
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 3,511 0.01 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 134-100.00
SS Classified 16,312 0.04 241,519-93.25

Russia’s Imports from Kenya

The major share of Russian imports from Kenya 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) - 99.77% of Russia’s total imports from Kenya (99.70% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $597,206.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Kenya 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) - a decrease of $12,183,570;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $3,459,165;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $854,385;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $210,562;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $112,199.
Russia’s imports from Kenya in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 5,310 0.02 2,95279.88
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 12,528,043 39.50 15,987,208-21.64
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 28,492 0.09 10,289176.92
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 870,164 2.74 272,958218.79
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 17,946,926 56.59 30,130,496-40.44
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 67,088 0.21 54,86622.28
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,011 0.01 4,589-34.39
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 126,077 0.40 336,639-62.55
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 24,602-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 69,300 0.22 923,685-92.50
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 112,199-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 95-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 108 0.00 541-80.04
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,926 0.02 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 66,699 0.21 28,794131.64
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 187-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 105-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 31-100.00

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia