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

Russia’s Trade with Ethiopia

In 2016, Russia’s trade with Ethiopia totaled $215,109,980, up 412.20% ($173,112,489) from 2015.

Russia’s exports to Ethiopia in 2016 totaled $194,487,806, up 997.36% ($176,764,514) from 2015.

Russia’s imports from Ethiopia in 2016 were $20,622,174, down 15.04% ($3,652,025) from 2015.

Russia’s trade balance with Ethiopia went from a deficit of $6,550,907 in 2015, to a surplus of $173,865,632 in 2016.

Ethiopia was Russia’s 96th largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 133rd in 2015), accounting for 0.0460% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0080% in 2015).

Ethiopia was Russia’s 83rd largest export market in 2016 (up from 136th in 2015), accounting for 0.0681% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0052% in 2015).

Ethiopia was Russia’s 102nd largest supplier in 2016 (down from 101st in 2015), accounting for 0.0113% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0133% in 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Ethiopia

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.35% of Russia’s total exports to Ethiopia (48.14% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.89% of Russia’s total exports to Ethiopia (20.12% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.03% of Russia’s total exports to Ethiopia (0.97% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.78% of Russia’s total exports to Ethiopia (15.95% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.39% of Russia’s total exports to Ethiopia (13.18% in 2015).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $9,727,367;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $9,506,000;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $8,051,088;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,238,197.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1,478,841;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,120,468;
  • 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 $1,010,956.
Russia’s exports to Ethiopia in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
10 Cereals 17,802,748 9.15 8,075,381120.46
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 48,021-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 390,494 0.20 407,962-4.28
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 97,700 0.05 31,400211.15
30 Pharmaceutical products 22,440 0.01 84,000-73.29
31 Fertilizers 9,506,000 4.89 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,800 0.00 3,929-28.74
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,540 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 29,551 0.02 16,10883.46
40 Rubber and articles thereof 113,010 0.06 37,284203.11
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,069,749 0.55 946,10913.07
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 313,938-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 439,305 0.23 1,559,773-71.84
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 6,745-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7,707 0.00 2702,754.44
70 Glass and glassware 1,728 0.00 236632.20
72 Iron and steel 714,638 0.37 2,193,479-67.42
73 Articles of iron or steel 25,124 0.01 92,342-72.79
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,695 0.00 1,89142.52
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 8,309 0.00 47,042-82.34
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,979 0.00 645826.98
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 556,371 0.29 938,453-40.71
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 341,774 0.18 1,352,730-74.73
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 8,241,313 4.24 190,2254,232.40
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,322,625 1.19 1,084,428114.18
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 0.00 992-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,970 0.00 852,217.65
SS Classified 152,782,236 78.56 289 82452,615.52

Russia’s Imports from Ethiopia

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 98.57% of Russia’s total imports from Ethiopia (99.74% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.05% of Russia’s total imports from Ethiopia (0.25% in 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Ethiopia 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) - an increase of $312,831;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $110,888;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - an increase of $78,256;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $78,115.

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $3,261,960;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $993,053.
Russia’s imports from Ethiopia in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 2,388,873 11.58 2,076,04215.07
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 6,094,839 29.55 9,356,799-34.86
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 958 0.00 25,650-96.27
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 11,076,747 53.71 12,069,800-8.23
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 689,612 3.34 611,49712.77
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 75,640 0.37 67,30912.38
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 3,641-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4 0.00 0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 78,256 0.38 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 61,952 0.30 17,205260.08
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 146,435 0.71 35,547311.95
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5,982 0.03 8,533-29.90
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,838 0.01 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 1,312-100.00
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 30 0.00 864-96.53
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,008 0.00 0

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