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

Russia’s Trade with Nigeria

In 2016, Russia’s trade with Nigeria totaled $394,460,393, up 28.22% ($86,825,465) from 2015.

Russia’s exports to Nigeria in 2016 totaled $379,873,866, up 33.31% ($94,912,050) from 2015.

Russia’s imports from Nigeria in 2016 were $14,586,527, down 35.67% ($8,086,585) from 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Nigeria in 2016 was $365,287,339, a 39.27% increase ($102,998,635) over 2015.

Nigeria was Russia’s 80th largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 86th in 2015), accounting for 0.0843% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0585% in 2015).

Nigeria was Russia’s 68th largest export market in 2016 (up from 73rd in 2015), accounting for 0.1331% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0829% in 2015).

Nigeria was Russia’s 109th largest supplier in 2016 (down from 102nd in 2015), accounting for 0.0080% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0124% in 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Nigeria

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 67.01% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (64.20% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 8.29% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (10.98% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.05% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (13.84% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.06% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (4.98% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.96% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (0.96% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.15% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (5.02% in 2015).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $74,149,699;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4,733,870;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $3,102,492.

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $25,824,420;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $8,401,782;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $6,529,585;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $3,614,505;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $2,386,570;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,600,921.
Russia’s exports to Nigeria in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
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 8,757,001 2.31 12,371,506-29.22
10 Cereals 244,537,825 64.37 170,388,12643.52
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 501,358 0.13 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 695,906 0.18 31,1952,130.83
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 71,234 0.02 152,764-53.37
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 21,611 0.01 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 31,487,182 8.29 31,280,1320.66
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,107,982 0.29 1,020,1398.61
29 Organic chemicals 3,498,700 0.92 396,208783.05
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,218,453 1.11 6,605,023-36.13
31 Fertilizers 4,354,556 1.15 30,178,976-85.57
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 440,533 0.12 10,7823,985.82
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 43,120 0.01 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 15,012 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,487,357 0.39 1,057,29440.68
39 Plastics and articles thereof 195,976 0.05 159,01423.24
40 Rubber and articles thereof 14,419 0.00 22,539-36.03
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 271,048 0.07 334,662-19.01
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,223,989 0.32 1,002,98422.03
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,316,835 1.66 12,846,420-50.83
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,366 0.00 673,431.34
52 Cotton 458 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 255 0.00 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 297 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 7,333 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 49,022 0.01 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 57,629 0.02 13443,200.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,091 0.00 31,297-93.32
70 Glass and glassware 2,054 0.00 1020,440.00
72 Iron and steel 4,057,687 1.07 12,459,469-67.43
73 Articles of iron or steel 152,729 0.04 1,753,650-91.29
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,535 0.00 8,388-69.78
80 Tin and articles thereof 464 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 161,389 0.04 69,579131.95
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,144,941 1.88 2,411,071196.34
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 111,718 0.03 79,06341.30
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 53,964 0.01 5,535874.96
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 70,214 0.02 152,446-53.94
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 33,000 0.01 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 46,608 0.01 91,334-48.97
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 421 0.00 155171.61
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 41,891 0.01 0
SS Classified 58,614,703 15.43 41 975139,541.94

Russia’s Imports from Nigeria

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 89.43% of Russia’s total imports from Nigeria (95.78% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.53% of Russia’s total imports from Nigeria (4.11% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.97% of Russia’s total imports from Nigeria (0.00% in 2015).

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

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $667,315;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $286,765;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $203,433;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $129,102.

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

  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $9,115,265;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $242,580.
Russia’s imports from Nigeria in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
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 7,756 0.05 6,30223.07
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 86 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 28,040 0.19 22,79822.99
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,767 0.03 4,921-23.45
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 356,912 2.45 599,492-40.46
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 10,390 0.07 14,009-25.83
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,006,326 20.61 2,339,01128.53
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 19,850 0.14 11,81268.05
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,127 0.04 1,802184.52
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 9,591,386 65.76 18,706,651-48.73
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 8,903 0.06 3,980123.69
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,636 0.02 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 775 0.01 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,339 0.02 4,738-29.53
26 Ores, slag and ash 286,765 1.97 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 15,136 0.10 26,351-42.56
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 733 0.01 22,026-96.67
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 4,757-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,081,797 7.42 878,36423.16
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 129,102 0.89 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 924 0.01 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 185-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 1,739-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,601 0.01 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 24,793 0.17 24,1132.82
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 72 0.00 0
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 14 0.00 61-77.05
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 297 0.00 0

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