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

Russia’s Trade with Bulgaria

In the 4th quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Bulgaria totaled $777,063,809, up 1.94% ($14,803,916) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Bulgaria in the 4th quarter of 2016 totaled $642,529,351, up 3.43% ($21,297,124) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Bulgaria in the 4th quarter of 2016 were $134,534,458, down 4.60% ($6,493,208) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Bulgaria in the 4th quarter of 2016 was $507,994,893, a 5.79% increase ($27,790,332) over the 4th quarter of 2015.

Bulgaria was Russia’s 35th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 32nd in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.5702% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.5829% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Bulgaria was Russia’s 29th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2016 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.7664% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.7536% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Bulgaria was Russia’s 49th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 48th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.2566% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.2918% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Bulgaria

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 88.21% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (85.24% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.64% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (8.32% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.00% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (2.27% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.65% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (2.44% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.73% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (1.12% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Bulgaria 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 $41,378,495;
  • 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 $23,415,740;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $5,290,735.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $38,012,793;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $4,141,358;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $3,487,039;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $2,490,991.
Russia’s exports to Bulgaria in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
01 Live animals 0 0.00 200-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 242,561 0.04 154,38757.11
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 20,668 0.00 15,84930.41
10 Cereals 0 0.00 5,428-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 31,761 0.00 12,232159.66
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 12,893 0.00 32,835-60.73
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 8,465-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 223,235 0.03 15,1931,369.33
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 17,841 0.00 24,535-27.28
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 178,143 0.03 160,79310.79
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 68,296 0.01 70,963-3.76
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 44,663 0.01 31,45841.98
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 165,221 0.03 122,31735.08
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 566,523 0.09 453,21525.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 8,847 0.00 4,168112.26
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 4,141,358-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 566,741,206 88.20 525,362,7117.88
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 726,933 0.11 844,714-13.94
29 Organic chemicals 814,342 0.13 3,305,333-75.36
30 Pharmaceutical products 43,836 0.01 13,116234.22
31 Fertilizers 2,438,443 0.38 3,585,162-31.99
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 35,456 0.01 17,93497.70
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 538,303 0.08 324,26866.01
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 38,010 0.01 28,63232.75
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 808 0.00 2,472-67.31
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 141,729 0.02 114,95923.29
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 2,495-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 250,949 0.04 1,038,051-75.82
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,752,814 0.27 1,750,7820.12
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,830,494 0.60 4,159,235-7.90
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 689 0.00 1,375-49.89
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,574,274 0.25 912,41672.54
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 101-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,055,490 0.48 2,517,42721.37
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 57,214 0.01 3,544,253-98.39
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 181,668 0.03 218,881-17.00
54 Man-made filaments 33,136 0.01 138,658-76.10
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 29,444 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2 0.00 1100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 5,095 0.00 17,400-70.72
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2,072 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,508 0.00 14,606-89.68
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 668 0.00 7,197-90.72
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9,128 0.00 1,554487.39
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 44,462 0.01 19,756125.06
65 Headgear and parts thereof 643 0.00 3,233-80.11
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 994,225 0.15 1,239,124-19.76
69 Ceramic products 37,434 0.01 7,406405.46
70 Glass and glassware 1,429,939 0.22 175,954712.68
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 48,264-100.00
72 Iron and steel 5,113,185 0.80 4,417,05315.76
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,367,704 0.21 826,54765.47
74 Copper and articles thereof 5,218 0.00 1174,359.83
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,574,803 0.87 6,489,337-14.09
78 Lead and articles thereof 615,311 0.10 2,226,223-72.36
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 58,408 0.01 81,093-27.97
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 45,294 0.01 45,2150.17
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 41,834 0.01 45,402-7.86
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,612,036 0.56 41,624,829-91.32
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 25,040,778 3.90 1,625,0381,440.93
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 2,688,894 0.42 2,616,9772.75
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,792,374 0.28 2,761,921-35.10
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 7,913,843 1.23 2,623,108201.70
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,627,328 0.25 406,181300.64
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 207,916 0.03 75,683174.72
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 22,638 0.00 2,983658.90
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 14,017 0.00 15,499-9.56
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,500 0.00 0
SS Classified 395,204 0.06 678 155-41.72

Russia’s Imports from Bulgaria

The major share of Russian imports from Bulgaria 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) - 41.01% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (38.29% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 30.93% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (34.97% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 10.02% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (6.47% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.33% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (9.54% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.45% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (4.27% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.49% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (1.72% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.23% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (1.57% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

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

  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $2,369,988;
  • 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 $2,063,601;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $1,404,733;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $1,204,895;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $784,960;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - an increase of $642,237;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $569,875;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $561,104;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $453,550;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $446,407.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $5,826,061;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $1,926,713;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $1,554,476;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $1,410,467;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $976,559;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $868,969;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $855,183;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $763,971;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $751,138;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $684,043;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $603,104;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $561,050;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $473,240;
  • 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 $409,171.
Russia’s imports from Bulgaria in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 976,559-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 76,976 0.06 1,487,443-94.82
10 Cereals 0 0.00 176-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,776 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 142,145 0.11 1,011,114-85.94
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,404 0.00 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 186,076-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 192,069 0.14 140,78536.43
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 533,159 0.40 587,963-9.32
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 9,794 0.01 128,686-92.39
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,763,888 1.31 2,108,725-16.35
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 985,610 0.73 786,93925.25
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,993,531 1.48 1,776,97912.19
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 412,853 0.31 973,903-57.61
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,741,063 2.78 3,287,51313.80
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 228,430 0.17 248,834-8.20
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 1,926,713-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 87,235 0.06 33,943157.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,770,262 3.55 2,706,66176.24
29 Organic chemicals 790,853 0.59 804,939-1.75
30 Pharmaceutical products 40,513,080 30.11 41,264,218-1.82
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 225,470 0.17 217,0203.89
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,266,918 1.69 2,740,158-17.27
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 89,218 0.07 29,443203.02
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,806,363 1.34 2,570,334-29.72
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 91,332 0.07 64,10642.47
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,031,923 2.25 2,246,96334.93
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,588,181 1.18 1,349,45817.69
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 694,200 0.52 431,12961.02
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,843 0.00 2,849-35.31
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,012 0.00 2601,058.46
45 Cork and articles of cork 289 0.00 171,600.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,995,619 1.48 2,399,104-16.82
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7,957 0.01 20,604-61.38
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 318,463 0.24 121,953161.14
52 Cotton 70,763 0.05 2,5352,691.44
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 2,592 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 160,756 0.12 21,134660.65
55 Man-made staple fibers 479,327 0.36 523,759-8.48
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,230,167 0.91 1,553,891-20.83
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 802 0.00 1,311-38.83
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,304 0.00 514153.70
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 162,261 0.12 148,8609.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,818,725 2.84 3,248,85017.54
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,438,591 3.30 3,233,69637.26
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 177,479 0.13 130,51935.98
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,480,657 1.84 110,6692,141.51
65 Headgear and parts thereof 43,169 0.03 6,403574.20
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 95,347 0.07 17,021460.17
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 35,229 0.03 23,27651.35
69 Ceramic products 779,364 0.58 582,60833.77
70 Glass and glassware 1,638,489 1.22 233,756600.94
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,243 0.00 1231,723.58
72 Iron and steel 1,217,935 0.91 1,414,466-13.89
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,112,932 0.83 1,968,115-43.45
74 Copper and articles thereof 298,033 0.22 38,974664.70
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 356,882 0.27 212,87667.65
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 156 0.00 2,230-93.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 410,761 0.31 1,013,865-59.49
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,248,371 0.93 1,371,673-8.99
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 28,334,236 21.06 34,160,297-17.06
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 9,862,446 7.33 10,271,617-3.98
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 314,673 0.23 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,484,677 1.10 1,038,27043.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 31,830 0.02 1,586,306-97.99
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,577,728 1.17 2,261,771-30.24
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 18,810 0.01 30,553-38.43
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 63,000 0.05 48,26230.54
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 2,264,154 1.68 1,621,91739.60
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,810,129 1.35 1,249,02544.92
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 144,524 0.11 266,957-45.86
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia