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

Russia’s Trade with Qatar

In the 3rd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Qatar was $12,283,801, down 0.33% ($41,229) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Qatar in the 3rd quarter of 2016 were $1,594,508, down 80.78% ($6,702,223) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Qatar in the 3rd quarter of 2016 totaled $10,689,293, up 165.36% ($6,660,994) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade with Qatar went from a surplus of $4,268,432 in the 3rd quarter of 2015, to a deficit of $9,094,785 in the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Qatar was Russia’s 132nd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 131st in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0101% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0097% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Qatar was Russia’s 145th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 120th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0022% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0104% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Qatar was Russia’s 96th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 103rd in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0214% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0085% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Qatar

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 67.54% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (4.69% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.27% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (46.95% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.87% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (35.68% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.35% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (1.41% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.96% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (11.20% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Qatar 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) - an increase of $1,040,719;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $154,460;
  • 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 $106,382;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $74,357;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $36,265;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $12,870;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $6,504.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $3,857,608;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,585,016;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $840,041;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $389,024;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $308,413;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $102,872;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $20,492;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $14,269;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $10,346.
Russia’s exports to Qatar in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
01 Live animals 5,900 0.37 3,20084.38
10 Cereals 0 0.00 3,857,608-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 12,870 0.81 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 20,492-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 6,504 0.41 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 14,269-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 154,460 9.69 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 123 0.01 0
29 Organic chemicals 74,357 4.66 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0 0.00 102,872-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,856 0.68 14,458-24.39
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 69,752 4.37 909,793-92.33
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7,738 0.49 18,084-57.21
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,670 0.10 1,738-3.91
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 1,704-100.00
72 Iron and steel 1,040,719 65.27 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 389,024-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 248-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 36,265 2.27 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 2,585,016-100.00
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 167,577 10.51 61,195173.84
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,717 0.36 314,130-98.18
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 0 0.00 3,000-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Qatar

The major share of Russian imports from Qatar 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) - 60.90% of Russia’s total imports from Qatar (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 39.10% of Russia’s total imports from Qatar (99.67% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Qatar 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 $6,509,763;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,958,217.

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

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,794,843.
Russia’s imports from Qatar in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6,509,763 60.90 0
29 Organic chemicals 2,547,819 23.84 589,602332.13
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 44,598 0.42 43,3542.87
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,587,054 14.85 3,381,897-53.07
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 10,192-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 59 0.00 3,119-98.11
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 0.00 135-100.00

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