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

Russia’s Trade with Saudi Arabia

In the 4th quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Saudi Arabia was $91,507,886, down 57.55% ($124,048,013) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Saudi Arabia in the 4th quarter of 2016 were $55,528,321, down 67.19% ($113,727,421) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Saudi Arabia in the 4th quarter of 2016 were $35,979,565, down 22.29% ($10,320,592) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Saudi Arabia in the 4th quarter of 2016 was $19,548,756, a 84.10% decrease ($103,406,829) over the 4th quarter of 2015.

Saudi Arabia was Russia’s 89th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 66th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0672% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1648% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Saudi Arabia was Russia’s 80th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 57th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0662% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2053% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Saudi Arabia was Russia’s 75th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 67th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0686% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0958% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Saudi Arabia

The major share of Russian exports to Saudi Arabia 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) - 61.62% of Russia’s total exports to Saudi Arabia (81.53% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 21.29% of Russia’s total exports to Saudi Arabia (7.42% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 9.59% of Russia’s total exports to Saudi Arabia (4.90% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.20% of Russia’s total exports to Saudi Arabia (1.36% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.04% of Russia’s total exports to Saudi Arabia (2.19% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.24% of Russia’s total exports to Saudi Arabia (2.11% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

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

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $2,261,526;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $1,130,801;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $788,726;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $322,171;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $263,400;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - an increase of $187,498.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $97,299,657;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $7,788,598;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $2,873,683;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $2,251,195;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $2,181,847;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $1,759,712;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1,572,875;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $1,555,519;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $454,999;
  • 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 $205,394;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $174,178.
Russia’s exports to Saudi Arabia in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,080 0.01 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 511,246 0.92 247,846106.28
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 12,710-100.00
10 Cereals 32,476,979 58.49 129,776,636-74.97
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,028 0.01 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 87,652 0.16 7,876,250-98.89
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,698 0.01 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,130,801 2.04 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 204 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 81,872-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 689,240 1.24 3,562,923-80.66
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 130,700 0.24 113,77514.88
29 Organic chemicals 322,171 0.58 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 25,556 0.05 1,785,268-98.57
31 Fertilizers 108,172 0.19 236,500-54.26
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 93,384 0.17 20466,820.00
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 0 0.00 1-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 10,977,410 19.77 8,715,88425.95
39 Plastics and articles thereof 54,176 0.10 32,71265.62
40 Rubber and articles thereof 111,563 0.20 1,667,082-93.31
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,191,890 3.95 3,764,765-41.78
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 868,314 1.56 79,588991.01
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,264,833 4.08 4,446,680-49.07
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 11 0.00 162-93.21
54 Man-made filaments 73,764 0.13 123,883-40.46
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 26-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 145,111 0.26 148,501-2.28
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 201,794 0.36 14,2961,311.54
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 29,546-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,045 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 567 0.00 40739.31
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,322 0.00 622112.54
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 3,562-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 454,999-100.00
72 Iron and steel 1,058,689 1.91 3,309,884-68.01
73 Articles of iron or steel 42,393 0.08 216,571-80.43
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,074 0.00 183486.89
75 Nickel and articles thereof 31 0.00 702-95.58
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,348 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 2,488-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 24,616 0.04 167,523-85.31
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6,614 0.01 11,743-43.68
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,320,303 2.38 1,466,963-10.00
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 210,322 0.38 415,716-49.41
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 145,932-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 243,550 0.44 276,701-11.98
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 134 0.00 7188.73
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 31,517 0.06 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 103,962 0.19 64,74960.56
SS Classified 5,057 0.01 0

Russia’s Imports from Saudi Arabia

The major share of Russian imports from Saudi Arabia 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) - 96.97% of Russia’s total imports from Saudi Arabia (96.28% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.15% of Russia’s total imports from Saudi Arabia (2.62% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

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

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,384,952;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $527,801;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $509,196.

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

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $9,588,438;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $2,504,125;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $439,954;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $265,911.
Russia’s imports from Saudi Arabia in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 39,588-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 684-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 1,465-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 355-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 271-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 52-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 5,892,686 16.38 4,507,73430.72
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 2,504,125-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,499,428 4.17 990,23251.42
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 21,041 0.06 20,0115.15
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 0 0.00 21,112-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 547,941 1.52 20,1402,620.66
39 Plastics and articles thereof 26,927,901 74.84 36,516,339-26.26
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 135,697 0.38 401,608-66.21
54 Man-made filaments 772,498 2.15 1,212,452-36.29
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 253-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 260-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 30,997 0.09 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 240 0.00 1,733-86.15
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 150,616 0.42 48,595209.94
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 0 0.00 11,845-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 495 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 25 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 1,303-100.00
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