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

Russia’s Trade with Zimbabwe

In the 3rd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Zimbabwe was $14,041,204, down 0.29% ($40,828) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Zimbabwe in the 3rd quarter of 2016 were $0, down 100.00% ($1,532,364) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Zimbabwe in the 3rd quarter of 2016 totaled $14,041,204, up 11.89% ($1,491,536) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade deficit with Zimbabwe in the 3rd quarter of 2016 was $14,041,204, a 27.45% increase ($3,023,900) over the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Zimbabwe was Russia’s 130th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 127th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0115% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0111% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

There were no Russia’s exports to Zimbabwe in the 3rd quarter of 2016, while in the 3rd quarter of 2015, Zimbabwe was Russia’s 144th largest export market, accounting for 0.0019% of Russia’s total exports.

Zimbabwe was Russia’s 90th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 93rd in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0281% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0265% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Zimbabwe

The major share of Russian exports to Zimbabwe 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) - 0.00% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (8.41% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.00% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (91.27% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

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

  • No such product groups.

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

  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $1,398,500;
  • 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 $80,078;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $30,727;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $14,898;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $3,551;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $3,111;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $1,091;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $203;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $99;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $70;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $20;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $16.
Russia’s exports to Zimbabwe in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 - 70-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 - 1,091-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 - 20-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 - 1,398,500-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 - 99-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0 - 203-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 - 3,551-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 - 16-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 - 30,727-100.00
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 0 - 80,078-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 - 3,111-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 - 14,898-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Zimbabwe

The major share of Russian imports from Zimbabwe 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) - 99.97% of Russia’s total imports from Zimbabwe (99.78% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Zimbabwe 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) - an increase of $1,303,819;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $246,279.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Zimbabwe 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) - a decrease of $43,704.
Russia’s imports from Zimbabwe in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
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 34,943 0.25 29,64717.86
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 8,336 0.06 7,19215.91
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 20,072 0.14 63,776-68.53
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 629,408 4.48 383,12964.28
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 803 0.01 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 13,342,732 95.03 12,038,91310.83
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4,910 0.03 27,011-81.82

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