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

Russia’s Trade with Tunisia

In the 3rd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Tunisia totaled $117,477,085, up 39.70% ($33,384,554) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Tunisia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 totaled $85,687,931, up 49.01% ($28,182,375) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Tunisia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 totaled $31,789,154, up 19.57% ($5,202,179) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Tunisia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 was $53,898,777, a 74.32% increase ($22,980,196) over the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Tunisia was Russia’s 77th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 84th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0964% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0663% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Tunisia was Russia’s 70th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 80th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.1191% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0723% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Tunisia was Russia’s 76th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 81st in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0636% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0561% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Tunisia

The major share of Russian exports to Tunisia 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) - 73.70% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (0.85% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.59% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (60.85% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.94% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (31.92% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.23% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (3.77% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes codes 28-40) - 0.44% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (1.70% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Tunisia 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 $54,641,054;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $8,023,152.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Tunisia 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 $23,784,409;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $8,954,317;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $654,447;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $394,467;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $316,690;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $271,704.
Russia’s exports to Tunisia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 28,785-100.00
10 Cereals 9,370,067 10.94 18,324,484-48.87
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 204-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 8,023,152 9.36 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 55,130,522 64.34 489,46811,163.36
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 42,977 0.05 0
29 Organic chemicals 180,982 0.21 150,16520.52
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 2,900-100.00
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 82,000-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 32,631 0.04 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,870 0.01 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 90,679 0.11 745,126-87.83
40 Rubber and articles thereof 26,560 0.03 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 95,216 0.11 489,683-80.56
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,659,543 1.94 1,433,01915.81
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 158,987 0.19 246,014-35.37
72 Iron and steel 10,261,202 11.98 34,045,611-69.86
73 Articles of iron or steel 667 0.00 282,282.14
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 528,293 0.62 844,983-37.48
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 101,417-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 84,593-100.00
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 3,348 0.00 161,984-97.93
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 12,070 0.01 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,488 0.00 275,192-98.73
SS Classified 60,677 0.07 0

Russia’s Imports from Tunisia

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 70.91% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (76.24% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 18.29% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (12.37% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.97% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (7.31% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

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

  • 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 $2,005,845;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $1,127,968;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $966,195;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $520,313;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $302,076;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $290,042;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $218,745;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - an increase of $198,387.

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

  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $257,614;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $116,044;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $105,417.
Russia’s imports from Tunisia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
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 652,443 2.05 768,487-15.10
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 113,508 0.36 150,777-24.72
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 859-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,518 0.00 3,011-49.58
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,376,204 4.33 855,89160.79
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,764 0.01 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 21,273 0.07 126,690-83.21
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 19,802 0.06 13,19450.08
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 12,056 0.04 23,253-48.15
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 427 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 16,661 0.05 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 338-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,453 0.01 0
29 Organic chemicals 445 0.00 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 408 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 29,586 0.09 11,144165.49
39 Plastics and articles thereof 121,855 0.38 111,9848.81
40 Rubber and articles thereof 13,147 0.04 4,117219.33
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 312,131 0.98 569,745-45.22
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2,108 0.01 1,14284.59
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 9,169 0.03 12,319-25.57
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9,708 0.03 14,188-31.58
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,063 0.01 1,70779.44
52 Cotton 0 0.00 13,769-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 3,560 0.01 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 24,997-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,272 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 795-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 198,387 0.62 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,462,383 10.89 3,542,406-2.26
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 9,435,263 29.68 8,307,29513.58
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 99,657 0.31 74,82433.19
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 9,260,479 29.13 8,294,28411.65
65 Headgear and parts thereof 79,810 0.25 11,376601.56
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 337 0.00 108212.04
69 Ceramic products 83,583 0.26 124,797-33.02
70 Glass and glassware 350 0.00 74,900.00
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 33-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 56,227 0.18 49,72113.09
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,180 0.00 1,1750.43
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 38 0.00 2458.33
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,726 0.01 1,54311.86
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 647,399 2.04 428,65451.03
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 4,578,414 14.40 2,572,56977.97
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 1,636 0.01 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 384,900 1.21 94,858305.76
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 202,630 0.64 194,0234.44
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 10,233 0.03 10,0262.06
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 120,863 0.38 48,470149.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 384,037 1.21 81,961368.56
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 54,061 0.17 40,41433.77

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