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

Russia’s Trade with Colombia

In 2016, Russia’s trade with Colombia was $302,528,607, down 8.64% ($28,612,157) from 2015.

Russia’s exports to Colombia in 2016 were $199,971,495, down 1.13% ($2,281,018) from 2015.

Russia’s imports from Colombia in 2016 were $102,557,112, down 20.43% ($26,331,139) from 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Colombia in 2016 was $97,414,383, a 32.78% increase ($24,050,121) over 2015.

Colombia was Russia’s 87th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 84th in 2015), accounting for 0.0647% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0629% in 2015).

Colombia was Russia’s 80th largest export market in 2016 (up from 84th in 2015), accounting for 0.0700% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0589% in 2015).

Colombia was Russia’s 81st largest supplier in 2016 (down from 72nd in 2015), accounting for 0.0563% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0706% in 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Colombia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 43.37% of Russia’s total exports to Colombia (3.14% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 35.14% of Russia’s total exports to Colombia (61.64% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 13.73% of Russia’s total exports to Colombia (22.58% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.47% of Russia’s total exports to Colombia (6.33% in 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.80% of Russia’s total exports to Colombia (0.00% in 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Colombia 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 $80,397,704;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $6,434,735;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $3,604,604.

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $54,111,081;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $21,962,327;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,838,629;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2,592,775;
  • 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 $1,370,842.
Russia’s exports to Colombia in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 13,500-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 34,318 0.02 65,206-47.37
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,867 0.00 11,990-76.09
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 86,732,353 43.37 6,334,6491,269.17
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 310,689 0.16 519,930-40.24
29 Organic chemicals 596,859 0.30 786,588-24.12
31 Fertilizers 63,666,292 31.84 117,777,373-45.94
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,575 0.00 2,95988.41
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 270,600 0.14 10,8002,405.56
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 638 0.00 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 981 0.00 82918.34
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,161,286 0.58 1,166,430-0.44
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,548,124 0.77 1,871,143-17.26
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,704,951 1.35 2,530,7576.88
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 498 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 404,270 0.20 252,64060.02
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 8,924 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 572,574 0.29 423,47235.21
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 796 0.00 1,892-57.93
52 Cotton 4 0.00 91-95.60
54 Man-made filaments 3,737 0.00 37,925-90.15
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 550-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 20 0.00 31-35.48
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,022 0.00 20,713-95.07
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 325 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 284,254 0.14 377,250-24.65
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 624 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 10,775 0.01 47,179-77.16
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 148-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 35,293 0.02 54,058-34.71
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,604,640 1.80 3610,012,788.89
72 Iron and steel 21,148,019 10.58 14,713,28443.73
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,577,242 1.79 6,170,017-42.02
74 Copper and articles thereof 10,229 0.01 15,855-35.48
75 Nickel and articles thereof 22,425 0.01 25,423-11.79
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,647,227 1.32 24,609,554-89.24
78 Lead and articles thereof 561 0.00 123356.10
80 Tin and articles thereof 1 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 36,165 0.02 79,352-54.42
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,484 0.00 5,878-74.75
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 8,626 0.00 43,203-80.03
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,372,310 2.19 7,210,939-39.37
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 2,595,508 1.30 3,966,350-34.56
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 405,123 0.20 20,0101,924.60
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,557,352 0.78 1,596,908-2.48
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 20,807 0.01 25,306-17.78
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 318 0.00 5,340-94.04
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 582 0.00 461,165.22
SS Classified 1,604,227 0.80 11 456 786-86.00

Russia’s Imports from Colombia

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 88.86% of Russia’s total imports from Colombia (88.47% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 6.64% of Russia’s total imports from Colombia (7.28% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.03% of Russia’s total imports from Colombia (1.17% in 2015).

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

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $3,613,167;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $768,836;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $664,322;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $567,405;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $467,530.

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

  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $13,504,917;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $7,349,997;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $3,431,951;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $3,242,503;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $2,578,507;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $894,128;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $613,140.
Russia’s imports from Colombia in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 14,499,524 14.14 21,849,521-33.64
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 27,564 0.03 30,733-10.31
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 791,909 0.77 224,504252.74
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 31,338,962 30.56 44,843,879-30.12
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 5,138 0.01 18,956-72.90
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,736,761 1.69 967,92579.43
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 22,808,136 22.24 26,240,087-13.08
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 662 0.00 60,809-98.91
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 112,272 0.11 307,312-63.47
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 64,973 0.06 195,894-66.83
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,494,875 3.41 2,830,55323.47
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,664,464 2.60 3,277,604-18.71
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 1,667-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 20,985 0.02 11,43083.60
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12,414,070 12.10 8,800,90341.05
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 58,470 0.06 20,836180.62
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,096,483 1.07 4,338,986-74.73
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6,808,223 6.64 9,386,730-27.47
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 85,709 0.08 131,979-35.06
29 Organic chemicals 2,293 0.00 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 8,477 0.01 1,434491.14
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 809,758 0.79 342,228136.61
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 527 0.00 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 130,065 0.13 120,1328.27
39 Plastics and articles thereof 15,871 0.02 909,999-98.26
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,228 0.01 2512,381.27
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,228 0.00 29,794-89.17
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 129-100.00
45 Cork and articles of cork 34 0.00 340.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 11,034 0.01 2937,948.28
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 200 0.00 16025.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 390,565 0.38 501,724-22.16
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 354-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 75,870 0.07 24,330211.84
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 109,741 0.11 204,805-46.42
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 54,331 0.05 29,91881.60
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 38 0.00 70-45.71
65 Headgear and parts thereof 290 0.00 905-67.96
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 16,067 0.02 28,219-43.06
69 Ceramic products 3,228 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 26,638 0.03 50,557-47.31
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 956 0.00 3,216-70.27
73 Articles of iron or steel 26,508 0.03 1,3851,813.94
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 23-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,000-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,110 0.00 12,246-66.44
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,574 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 31,416 0.03 71,670-56.17
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 3,403 0.00 3,2135.91
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 48,509 0.05 26,17685.32
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,077 0.01 1,466382.74
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 0 0.00 42,504-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,647,294 2.58 2,890,542-8.42
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 36,324 0.04 36,930-1.64
SS Classified 55,278 0.05 12 500342.22

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