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

Russia’s Trade with Paraguay

In the 4th quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Paraguay totaled $234,644,979, up 39.74% ($66,728,034) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Paraguay in the 4th quarter of 2016 totaled $7,160,780, up 208.49% ($4,839,533) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Paraguay in the 4th quarter of 2016 totaled $227,484,199, up 37.37% ($61,888,501) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade deficit with Paraguay in the 4th quarter of 2016 was $220,323,419, a 34.94% increase ($57,048,968) over the 4th quarter of 2015.

Paraguay was Russia’s 65th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2016 (up from 71st in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.1722% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1284% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Paraguay was Russia’s 120th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2016 (up from 142nd in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0085% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0028% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Paraguay was Russia’s 37th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2016 (up from 44th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.4339% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.3426% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Paraguay

The major share of Russian exports to Paraguay in the 4th quarter of 2016 (and in the 4th quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 58.46% of Russia’s total exports to Paraguay (78.45% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 26.00% of Russia’s total exports to Paraguay (12.66% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.27% of Russia’s total exports to Paraguay (2.52% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.74% of Russia’s total exports to Paraguay (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.78% of Russia’s total exports to Paraguay (0.02% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.55% of Russia’s total exports to Paraguay (4.53% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.17% of Russia’s total exports to Paraguay (1.80% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $2,361,752;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1,570,072;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $525,247;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $339,371;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $100,654;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $27,074.

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

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $65,441;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $35,552.
Russia’s exports to Paraguay in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 39,599 0.55 105,040-62.30
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 339,371 4.74 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,316 0.02 0
31 Fertilizers 4,166,744 58.19 1,804,992130.85
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 14,778 0.21 15,936-7.27
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,113 0.04 1521,948.03
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 100,654 1.41 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 27,074 0.38 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 350-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 94-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 6,336 0.09 41,888-84.87
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6,115 0.09 0
70 Glass and glassware 469 0.01 30255.30
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 2,451-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 102 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,861,598 26.00 291,526538.57
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 368 0.01 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,496 0.12 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 583,763 8.15 58,516897.61
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 884 0.01 0

Russia’s Imports from Paraguay

The major share of Russian imports from Paraguay 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) - 100.00% of Russia’s total imports from Paraguay (99.99% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Paraguay in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 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 $76,021,609.

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

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $11,559,870;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $2,433,268.
Russia’s imports from Paraguay in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 85,306,965 37.50 96,866,835-11.93
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 200,000 0.09 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,572,754 0.69 4,006,022-60.74
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 2,739-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 140,151,805 61.61 64,130,196118.54
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 241,411 0.11 574,855-58.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 224 0.00 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,656 0.00 368350.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 906 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 8,478 0.00 14,683-42.26
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia