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

Russia’s Trade with Sudan

In 2016, Russia’s trade with Sudan totaled $231,934,087, up 66.75% ($92,846,069) from 2015.

Russia’s exports to Sudan in 2016 totaled $231,585,687, up 67.71% ($93,500,012) from 2015.

Russia’s imports from Sudan in 2016 were $348,400, down 65.24% ($653,943) from 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Sudan in 2016 was $231,237,287, a 68.68% increase ($94,153,955) over 2015.

Sudan was Russia’s 93rd largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 105th in 2015), accounting for 0.0496% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0264% in 2015).

Sudan was Russia’s 75th largest export market in 2016 (up from 90th in 2015), accounting for 0.0811% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0402% in 2015).

Sudan was Russia’s 153rd largest supplier in 2016 (down from 146th in 2015), accounting for 0.0002% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0005% in 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Sudan

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 79.19% of Russia’s total exports to Sudan (76.39% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.67% of Russia’s total exports to Sudan (3.73% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.21% of Russia’s total exports to Sudan (4.64% in 2015).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $80,938,958;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $861,886.

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $4,258,797;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $2,906,818;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $1,882,131;
  • 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 $1,704,974;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,372,130;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $886,685.
Russia’s exports to Sudan in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
10 Cereals 147,825,867 63.83 66,886,909121.01
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 35,515,315 15.34 38,422,133-7.57
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 41,126 0.02 178,848-77.01
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,344,755 0.58 931,31244.39
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 495 0.00 80,160-99.38
29 Organic chemicals 44,525 0.02 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 10,209 0.00 1,892,340-99.46
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 4,258,797-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 77 0.00 799-90.36
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 615 0.00 0
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 13,294 0.01 2,169512.91
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,324 0.00 355272.96
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 135,995 0.06 59,870127.15
39 Plastics and articles thereof 17,640 0.01 16,6026.25
40 Rubber and articles thereof 251,976 0.11 89,776180.67
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,000 0.00 423372.81
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 126 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,858,672 0.80 996,78686.47
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 44,435 0.02 0
52 Cotton 405 0.00 70478.57
54 Man-made filaments 136 0.00 15806.67
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 200 0.00 151,233.33
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 99-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 534 0.00 1,808-70.46
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 29-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,020 0.00 24,685-87.77
65 Headgear and parts thereof 40 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 129 0.00 2,168-94.05
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 3,753-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 11,634 0.01 13,495-13.79
72 Iron and steel 15,566 0.01 902,251-98.27
73 Articles of iron or steel 22,693 0.01 48,598-53.30
74 Copper and articles thereof 5,446 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,306 0.00 687672.34
78 Lead and articles thereof 8 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 6 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 510 0.00 13,619-96.26
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 16,924 0.01 9721,641.15
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,346,473 0.58 1,683,802-20.03
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 101,475 0.04 1,806,449-94.38
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 500 0.00 16,146-96.90
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 44,454 0.02 1,416,584-96.86
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,000 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 48,430 0.02 228,927-78.84
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 12,121 0.01 19,055-36.39
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 130 0.00 17664.71
SS Classified 42,840,101 18.50 18 085 152136.88

Russia’s Imports from Sudan

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 85.44% of Russia’s total imports from Sudan (94.43% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 12.71% of Russia’s total imports from Sudan (3.01% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.05% of Russia’s total imports from Sudan (2.46% in 2015).

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

  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $93,010;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $30,068.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Sudan 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) - a decrease of $723,195;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $24,686;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $18,695;
  • 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 $10,824;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $5,158.
Russia’s imports from Sudan in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
01 Live animals 0 0.00 18,695-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 132,000 37.89 855,195-84.56
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 165,658 47.55 72,648128.03
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 24,686-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 140 0.04 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 30 0.01 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 30 0.01 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 150 0.04 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 133 0.04 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 50 0.01 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 180 0.05 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 50 0.01 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 240 0.07 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 200 0.06 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 520 0.15 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 35,964 10.32 5,896509.97
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 8,102 2.33 18,926-57.19
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 222 0.06 5,380-95.87
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 60 0.02 70-14.29
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 450 0.13 0
SS Classified 4,221 1.21 847398.35

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