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Russian trade with Brazil in the 4th 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 Brazil in the fourth quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Brazil

In the 4th quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Brazil totaled $1,303,443,331, up 19.39% ($211,732,155) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 4th quarter of 2016 totaled $594,830,258, up 72.95% ($250,904,549) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 4th quarter of 2016 were $708,613,073, down 5.24% ($39,172,394) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade deficit with Brazil in the 4th quarter of 2016 was $113,782,815, a 71.83% decrease ($290,076,943) over the 4th quarter of 2015.

Brazil was Russia’s 24th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2016 (up from 27th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.9565% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.8348% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Brazil was Russia’s 31st largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2016 (up from 42nd in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.7095% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.4172% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Brazil was Russia’s 18th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 15th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 1.3515% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.5470% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Brazil

The major share of Russian exports to Brazil in the 4th quarter of 2016 (and in the 4th quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 58.31% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (91.53% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 36.58% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (4.36% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.80% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (1.57% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.73% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (0.58% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th 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 $201,134,560;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $43,540,282;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $8,910,679;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3,602,999;
  • 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 $3,193,629.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $13,109,078;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $2,254,908.
Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 149,713 0.03 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 245,364 0.04 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 2,254,908-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 6,484 0.00 4,05659.86
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 104-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,616,446 0.44 1,158,565125.84
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 214,957,501 36.14 13,822,9411,455.08
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,442,485 0.41 1,204,050102.86
29 Organic chemicals 404,574 0.07 214,79788.35
31 Fertilizers 334,519,384 56.24 290,979,10214.96
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 250,285 0.04 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,680 0.00 0
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 0 0.00 216-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 9,698 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 67,146 0.01 156,726-57.16
39 Plastics and articles thereof 484,092 0.08 487,131-0.62
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8,652,669 1.45 21,761,747-60.24
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 185,282 0.03 267,315-30.69
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 861,287 0.14 1,212,563-28.97
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,492,052 0.25 771,36893.43
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 14 0.00 790-98.23
54 Man-made filaments 190,512 0.03 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 11 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 36,641 0.01 65,977-44.46
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,154 0.00 3,929-70.63
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 16,017 0.00 0
69 Ceramic products 37,316 0.01 0
70 Glass and glassware 42,440 0.01 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,178 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 12,472,026 2.10 3,561,347250.21
73 Articles of iron or steel 149,825 0.03 8,9401,575.89
74 Copper and articles thereof 10 0.00 48-79.17
75 Nickel and articles thereof 102 0.00 1,057-90.35
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,248,543 0.55 1,818,51378.64
78 Lead and articles thereof 2 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 654,685 0.11 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 142,432 0.02 1,8137,756.15
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,634,916 0.61 31,91711,288.65
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 4,552,407 0.77 1,358,778235.04
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,688,752 0.28 400,729321.42
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 395,516 0.07 197,037100.73
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 2,220 0.00 0
SS Classified 216,397 0.04 2 179 245-90.07

Russia’s Imports from Brazil

The major share of Russian imports from Brazil in the 4th quarter of 2016 (and in the 4th quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 84.88% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (88.79% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.17% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (3.67% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.47% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (2.36% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.32% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (3.97% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $14,251,168;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $12,688,197;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $10,796,507;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $7,486,010;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $7,220,865;
  • 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 $2,631,563;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $2,473,115.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $68,730,148;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $12,785,507;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $9,831,495;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $5,478,926;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $2,518,909.
Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 360,726,402 50.91 429,456,550-16.00
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 1,039,486 0.15 781,52333.01
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,096,707 0.44 3,029,0582.23
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 38 0.00 54-29.63
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 92,481 0.01 22,675307.85
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,609,833 0.79 3,730,88950.36
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 28,912,637 4.08 21,691,77233.29
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 83,719 0.01 159,071-47.37
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 88,919,345 12.55 94,398,271-5.80
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2,474,563 0.35 1,448170,795.23
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,222,346 0.17 87,7081,293.65
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,136,626 0.30 3,141,277-31.98
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,580 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 13,786-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 17,766,856 2.51 18,931,557-6.15
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 33,002,390 4.66 20,314,19362.46
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 10,885 0.00 79,799-86.36
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,437,439 0.63 14,268,934-68.90
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 51,918,393 7.33 53,815,982-3.53
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 699,341 0.10 597,43417.06
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,574 0.00 9,870-53.66
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 32,901,306 4.64 18,650,13876.41
29 Organic chemicals 4,175,805 0.59 3,869,8807.91
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,055,343 0.15 1,567,798-32.69
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 114,858 0.02 196,477-41.54
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 462,653 0.07 330,54739.97
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 159,254 0.02 156,1342.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,360,481 0.19 1,025,33832.69
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 10,061 0.00 18,795-46.47
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 114,139 0.02 113,0940.92
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,887,293 0.27 461,652308.81
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,453,820 0.21 1,050,13338.44
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 800,081 0.11 272,884193.19
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,608 0.00 7,022-77.10
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 12,765 0.00 32,604-60.85
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 123,148 0.02 68,18380.61
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,561,144 0.36 5,080,053-49.58
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 57,940 0.01 658,641-91.20
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,181 0.00 449385.75
52 Cotton 0 0.00 920-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 170,419 0.02 438,091-61.10
54 Man-made filaments 192,046 0.03 155,55423.46
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 79,412-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,261 0.00 265375.85
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 35,773 0.01 11,383214.27
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 12,475 0.00 14,861-16.06
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6,282 0.00 38,158-83.54
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 104,602 0.01 110,100-4.99
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 416,537 0.06 378,44910.06
65 Headgear and parts thereof 16 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,640,025 0.23 665,657146.38
69 Ceramic products 817,926 0.12 5,90413,753.76
70 Glass and glassware 297,989 0.04 182,33463.43
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 206,424 0.03 142,09745.27
72 Iron and steel 14,612,632 2.06 27,398,139-46.67
73 Articles of iron or steel 693,701 0.10 733,856-5.47
74 Copper and articles thereof 83,157 0.01 316,173-73.70
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 16,319 0.00 31,742-48.59
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 377-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 3,938-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 958,173 0.14 1,135,118-15.59
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 92,228 0.01 40,992124.99
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 17,276,060 2.44 9,790,05076.47
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 5,287,585 0.75 2,656,02299.08
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 15,304,352 2.16 4,507,845239.50
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 869,306 0.12 672,57329.25
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 39,717 0.01 92,212-56.93
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 88 0.00 7,832-98.88
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 51,318 0.01 83,740-38.72
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia