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

Russia’s Trade with Kenya

In 2016, Russia’s trade with Kenya was $267,920,662, down 19.43% ($64,622,233) from 2015.

Russia’s exports to Kenya in 2016 were $130,364,524, down 19.39% ($31,367,574) from 2015.

Russia’s imports from Kenya in 2016 were $137,556,138, down 19.47% ($33,254,659) from 2015.

Russia’s trade deficit with Kenya in 2016 was $7,191,614, a 20.79% decrease ($1,887,085) over 2015.

Kenya was Russia’s 88th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 83rd in 2015), accounting for 0.0573% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0632% in 2015).

Kenya was Russia’s 93rd largest export market in 2016 (down from 88th in 2015), accounting for 0.0457% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0471% in 2015).

Kenya was Russia’s 77th largest supplier in 2016 (down from 68th in 2015), accounting for 0.0755% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0935% in 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Kenya

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 55.34% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (54.80% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 19.78% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (25.57% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.91% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (8.48% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.46% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (8.00% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.17% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (1.62% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.30% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (1.29% in 2015).

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

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $5,673,568;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $3,135,475;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $2,860,258;
  • 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 $566,134.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $21,203,582;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $14,572,382;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $2,436,611;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $2,024,752;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $1,096,363;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $711,621;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $633,882;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $486,542.
Russia’s exports to Kenya in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 774 0.00 838-7.64
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 2,024,752-100.00
10 Cereals 72,022,354 55.25 86,594,736-16.83
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 3,013-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 73-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 122,263 0.09 12,375887.98
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 125,782 0.10 175,588-28.37
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5,310,262 4.07 2,450,004116.75
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,959,301 1.50 1,393,16740.64
29 Organic chemicals 3,195,305 2.45 59,8305,240.64
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,680 0.00 18,183-90.76
31 Fertilizers 10,897,063 8.36 11,993,426-9.14
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 204,000 0.16 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,000 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,844 0.00 5,850-51.38
40 Rubber and articles thereof 560,787 0.43 251,327123.13
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,263,442 0.97 1,549,640-18.47
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 570,680 0.44 1,057,222-46.02
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7,889,424 6.05 10,326,035-23.60
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 100-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 13,608 0.01 23,062-40.99
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 10,472 0.01 0
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 458-100.00
72 Iron and steel 16,979,180 13.02 38,182,762-55.53
73 Articles of iron or steel 14,607 0.01 41,827-65.08
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 9,923-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 8,780,808 6.74 3,107,240182.59
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8,607 0.01 12,973-33.65
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,970 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 231,424 0.18 943,045-75.46
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 9,718 0.01 342,045-97.16
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 135,858 0.10 769,740-82.35
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 20,449 0.02 32,865-37.78
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 12,550 0.01 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 134-100.00
SS Classified 16,312 0.01 349 865-95.34

Russia’s Imports from Kenya

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 99.75% of Russia’s total imports from Kenya (99.84% in 2015).

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $2,119,642.

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $31,375,635;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $2,848,887;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $807,976;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $708,778.
Russia’s imports from Kenya in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 5,309 0.00 9,114-41.75
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 51,904,999 37.73 54,753,886-5.20
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 160,160 0.12 63,152153.61
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,879,456 2.09 759,814278.97
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 78,522,822 57.08 109,898,457-28.55
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 310,575 0.23 82,434276.76
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 840 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 11,191 0.01 10,5885.70
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 348,071 0.25 1,056,849-67.07
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 30,227-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,073,114 2.23 3,881,090-20.82
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 112,199-100.00
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 328 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 644-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 286-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 3,480-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 183-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 24-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 108 0.00 541-80.04
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 13,504 0.01 12,5207.86
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 322,572 0.23 110,542191.81
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 26-100.00
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 42-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 40 0.00 187-78.61
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 132-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 58-100.00
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 3,000 0.00 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 49 0.00 23,968-99.80
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 94-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 260-100.00

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia