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

Russia’s Trade with Kenya

In the 4th quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Kenya was $65,430,058, down 5.72% ($3,972,910) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Kenya in the 4th quarter of 2016 totaled $39,855,291, up 32.15% ($9,696,216) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Kenya in the 4th quarter of 2016 were $25,574,767, down 34.83% ($13,669,126) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade balance with Kenya went from a deficit of $9,084,818 in the 4th quarter of 2015, to a surplus of $14,280,524 in the 4th quarter of 2016.

Kenya was Russia’s 93rd largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 87th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0480% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0531% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Kenya was Russia’s 86th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2016 (up from 94th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0475% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0366% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Kenya was Russia’s 85th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 69th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0488% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0812% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Kenya

The major share of Russian exports to Kenya 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) - 63.30% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (67.10% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 24.13% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (12.73% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.38% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (2.06% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.37% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (12.05% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.34% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (4.31% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.46% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (1.34% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $5,968,748;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $3,500,936;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $2,273,298;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $473,640;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $468,562;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $137,600.

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

  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,390,811;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $990,322;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $288,894;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $214,079;
  • 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 $132,939.
Russia’s exports to Kenya in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 990,322-100.00
10 Cereals 25,203,369 63.24 19,234,62131.03
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 73-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 24,962 0.06 11,539116.33
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 83,524 0.21 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,247,566 3.13 1,299,173-3.97
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 528,113 1.33 546,000-3.28
29 Organic chemicals 61,799 0.16 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 576-100.00
31 Fertilizers 468,562 1.18 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 137,600 0.35 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,000 0.01 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 548,194 1.38 74,554635.30
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 384,659 0.97 598,738-35.76
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 85,579 0.21 374,473-77.15
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,270,578 3.19 2,661,389-52.26
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 16,047-100.00
72 Iron and steel 7,340,159 18.42 3,839,22391.19
73 Articles of iron or steel 111 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,273,298 5.70 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,970 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 174,451 0.44 264,935-34.15
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 4,730 0.01 137,669-96.56
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,029 0.01 1,397188.40
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 9,038 0.02 0
SS Classified 0 0.00 108 346-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Kenya

The major share of Russian imports from Kenya 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) - 99.59% of Russia’s total imports from Kenya (99.88% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $568,774;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $149,495.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Kenya in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 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 $7,330,329;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $7,178,888.
Russia’s imports from Kenya in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 6,162-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 7,939,633 31.04 15,269,962-48.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 79,543 0.31 15,757404.81
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 149,495 0.58 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 16,308,248 63.77 23,487,136-30.57
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 46,355 0.18 10,541339.76
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,152 0.00 1,918-39.94
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 135,092 0.53 157,750-14.36
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 5,625-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 811,053 3.17 242,279234.76
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
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,661 0.01 3,991-33.32
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 98,167 0.38 42,772129.51
73 Articles of iron or steel 40 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 3,000 0.01 0
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