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Russian trade with Brazil in 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 Brazil in 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Brazil

In 2016, Russia’s trade with Brazil was $4,309,030,517, down 10.95% ($529,964,884) from 2015.

Russia’s exports to Brazil in 2016 were $1,785,571,072, down 7.21% ($138,706,888) from 2015.

Russia’s imports from Brazil in 2016 were $2,523,459,445, down 13.42% ($391,257,996) from 2015.

Russia’s trade deficit with Brazil in 2016 was $737,888,373, a 25.50% decrease ($252,551,108) over 2015.

Brazil was Russia’s 23rd largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 22nd in 2015), accounting for 0.9212% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.9195% in 2015).

Brazil was Russia’s 37th largest export market in 2016 (down from 36th in 2015), accounting for 0.6254% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.5600% in 2015).

Brazil was Russia’s 15th largest supplier in 2016 (just as in 2015), accounting for 1.3845% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.5956% in 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Brazil

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 72.44% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (86.62% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 21.72% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (8.25% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.37% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (3.81% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.88% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (0.49% in 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Brazil in 2016 over 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 $247,302,390;
  • 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 $13,447,772.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Brazil in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $318,188,019;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $55,486,579;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $34,732,774;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $18,187,461.
Russia’s exports to Brazil in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
10 Cereals 9,000 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 600,770 0.03 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 245,364 0.01 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,167,680 0.07 2,254,908-48.22
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 98,067 0.01 51,71889.62
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 232 0.00 361-35.73
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 22,539,100 1.26 40,726,561-44.66
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 365,373,179 20.46 118,070,789209.45
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 9,432,841 0.53 5,426,26773.84
29 Organic chemicals 2,325,024 0.13 2,066,17512.53
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 275-100.00
31 Fertilizers 1,240,851,645 69.49 1,559,039,664-20.41
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 326,725 0.02 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,180 0.00 1241,658.06
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 25,406 0.00 21711,607.83
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 14,478 0.00 2,843409.25
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 310,892 0.02 583,381-46.71
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,308,870 0.13 6,275,379-63.21
40 Rubber and articles thereof 37,924,500 2.12 93,411,079-59.40
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8 0.00 506-98.42
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,340,766 0.08 622,438115.41
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,167,923 0.18 4,779,323-33.72
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,249,673 0.24 4,698,737-9.56
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,984,587 0.28 5,61388,704.33
54 Man-made filaments 190,512 0.01 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4,650 0.00 6,281-25.97
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 16 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,448 0.00 4,896-50.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 57 0.00 2,167-97.37
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7 0.00 80-91.25
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 188,839 0.01 185,6481.72
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5,499 0.00 17,227-68.08
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 303-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 40-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 56,991 0.00 42,56633.89
69 Ceramic products 183,320 0.01 3,0835,846.16
70 Glass and glassware 43,829 0.00 2,8591,433.02
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 13,450 0.00 30,255-55.54
72 Iron and steel 28,749,978 1.61 63,482,752-54.71
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,888,295 0.33 4,162,11641.47
74 Copper and articles thereof 34,711 0.00 17,133102.60
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,527 0.00 1,4078.53
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,130,440 0.29 4,824,1346.35
78 Lead and articles thereof 2 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,307,045 0.13 743,584210.26
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 133 0.00 10,959-98.79
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 252,381 0.01 2,09711,935.34
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,639,591 0.32 1,770,510218.53
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 19,369,600 1.08 5,921,828227.09
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,958,375 0.17 674,343338.70
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,614,070 0.31 977,696474.21
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 185-100.00
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 21,257 0.00 24,673-13.85
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 140-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 1,091-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 3,400-100.00
SS Classified 11,615,139 0.65 3 348 149246.91

Russia’s Imports from Brazil

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 86.73% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (87.64% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.07% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (4.31% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.76% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (2.31% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.97% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (4.06% in 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Brazil in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $180,093,218;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $20,493,326;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $13,681,947;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $9,940,218.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Brazil in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $396,335,037;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $96,074,939;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $42,443,010;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $40,389,503;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $22,879,673;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $14,816,924;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $8,494,283.
Russia’s imports from Brazil in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,134,928,736 44.98 1,531,263,773-25.88
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 12,231 0.00 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,441,532 0.14 2,227,57854.50
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 10,919,307 0.43 10,940,116-0.19
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 590 0.00 1,058-44.23
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 92,481 0.00 22,675307.85
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 14,128,916 0.56 28,945,840-51.19
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 91,183,509 3.61 94,443,750-3.45
10 Cereals 707,403 0.03 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 206,786 0.01 525,734-60.67
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 461,192,554 18.28 281,099,33664.07
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 7,216,615 0.29 261,1742,663.14
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 1,018 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,362,031 0.09 466,357406.49
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 48,269,771 1.91 144,344,710-66.56
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 45,120 0.00 9934,443.81
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 123,146-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 66,900,945 2.65 67,743,182-1.24
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 97,675,592 3.87 77,182,26626.55
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 56,210 0.00 258,034-78.22
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 26,523,937 1.05 49,403,610-46.31
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 222,709,701 8.83 265,152,711-16.01
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,181,930 0.09 2,189,179-0.33
26 Ores, slag and ash 117,576 0.00 5,858,064-97.99
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,620 0.00 17,812-74.06
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 87,877,428 3.48 93,201,065-5.71
29 Organic chemicals 17,361,453 0.69 14,772,32617.53
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,995,729 0.16 3,921,4001.90
31 Fertilizers 1,725 0.00 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 921,325 0.04 961,196-4.15
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,526,459 0.06 1,181,91229.15
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 600,171 0.02 585,2192.55
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,817,562 0.19 2,569,28787.51
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 94,904 0.00 169,769-44.10
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,234,180 0.05 1,029,87419.84
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,646,330 0.18 3,614,54428.55
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,841,170 0.19 3,595,76734.64
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 2,019,838 0.08 844,412139.20
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 40,635 0.00 14,209185.98
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 26,808 0.00 33,682-20.41
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 836,479 0.03 710,57817.72
45 Cork and articles of cork 8 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 6,903,928 0.27 15,398,211-55.16
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,313,406 0.05 1,566,354-16.15
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 20,207 0.00 15,09333.88
52 Cotton 0 0.00 4,841-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,618,067 0.06 1,716,269-5.72
54 Man-made filaments 643,861 0.03 1,103,135-41.63
55 Man-made staple fibers 664 0.00 79,412-99.16
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 94,454 0.00 51,66182.83
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 317-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 253,884 0.01 239,8035.87
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 115,237 0.00 133,713-13.82
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 77,295 0.00 105,154-26.49
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 265,974 0.01 225,48417.96
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 12,755,157 0.51 13,389,887-4.74
65 Headgear and parts thereof 726 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,483,754 0.22 3,561,04753.99
69 Ceramic products 986,301 0.04 71,5131,279.19
70 Glass and glassware 568,954 0.02 388,71746.37
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 284,434 0.01 391,125-27.28
72 Iron and steel 66,763,427 2.65 107,152,930-37.69
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,276,072 0.13 2,883,25113.62
74 Copper and articles thereof 818,734 0.03 921,802-11.18
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 90,652 0.00 93,189-2.72
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 377-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 312,647 0.01 2,760,236-88.67
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 179 0.00 7,951-97.75
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,309,262 0.13 4,159,834-20.45
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 281,442 0.01 370,413-24.02
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 53,178,912 2.11 43,238,69422.99
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 13,208,766 0.52 9,393,38640.62
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 2,338 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 25,327,630 1.00 11,645,683117.49
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,279,481 0.13 3,107,0565.55
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 572 0.00 0
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 86,063 0.00 183,180-53.02
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,502 0.00 14,829-76.38
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 361,725 0.01 222,04262.91
SS Classified 50,423 0.00 444 514-88.66

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