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

Russia’s Trade with Tunisia

In 2016, Russia’s trade with Tunisia totaled $465,510,943, up 26.83% ($98,478,181) from 2015.

Russia’s exports to Tunisia in 2016 totaled $355,192,297, up 30.02% ($82,003,183) from 2015.

Russia’s imports from Tunisia in 2016 totaled $110,318,646, up 17.56% ($16,474,998) from 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Tunisia in 2016 was $244,873,651, a 36.54% increase ($65,528,185) over 2015.

Tunisia was Russia’s 77th largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 82nd in 2015), accounting for 0.0995% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0697% in 2015).

Tunisia was Russia’s 69th largest export market in 2016 (up from 74th in 2015), accounting for 0.1244% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0795% in 2015).

Tunisia was Russia’s 79th largest supplier in 2016 (up from 80th in 2015), accounting for 0.0605% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0514% in 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Tunisia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 60.16% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (17.29% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 20.48% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (33.79% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.24% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (42.75% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.90% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (2.04% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.43% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (3.88% in 2015).

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

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $157,394,319;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $13,495,087;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $13,202,376;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $9,052,921;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $2,195,702;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,471,954;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1,289,046.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $80,931,388;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $32,911,785;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $2,685,769.
Russia’s exports to Tunisia in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 35,649-100.00
10 Cereals 25,216,457 7.10 58,128,242-56.62
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 216,092-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 47,174,317 13.28 33,679,23040.07
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 88,744 0.02 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 36,580-100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 277,826 0.08 221,64125.35
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 29,264,080 8.24 20,211,15944.79
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 184,423,511 51.92 27,029,192582.31
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 96,578 0.03 49,89693.56
29 Organic chemicals 6,349,680 1.79 4,153,97852.86
30 Pharmaceutical products 24,784 0.01 7,853215.60
31 Fertilizers 13,631,877 3.84 429,5013,073.89
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 130,356 0.04 100130,256.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,058 0.00 2081,370.19
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 288 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 280,355 0.08 4,7005,865.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 284,338 0.08 923,665-69.22
40 Rubber and articles thereof 169,590 0.05 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,074,047 0.58 2,649,852-21.73
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,839,055 1.08 6,524,824-41.16
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,714,610 0.76 1,425,56490.42
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 8,468-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 25-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,500 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 2,116 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 34,389,337 9.68 115,320,725-70.18
73 Articles of iron or steel 12,059 0.00 8881,258.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 374 0.00 0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,004 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,778,032 0.50 1,320,32234.67
78 Lead and articles thereof 171,200 0.05 101,41668.81
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 24,750 0.01 32,964-24.92
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 767,961 0.22 216,343254.97
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 235,570 0.07 170,35738.28
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 3,355 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,471,954 0.41 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 223,857 0.06 287,880-22.24
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 1,800-100.00
SS Classified 60,677 0.02 0

Russia’s Imports from Tunisia

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 63.17% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (64.73% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.55% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (16.31% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.42% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (14.95% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.26% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (0.79% in 2015).

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $4,636,858;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $3,137,182;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $2,312,968;
  • 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) - an increase of $2,122,905;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,018,875;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $810,798;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $694,429;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $334,478.

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

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $392,426.
Russia’s imports from Tunisia in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
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 3,202,315 2.90 3,594,741-10.92
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 957,277 0.87 660,15545.01
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 3,997 0.00 2,96035.03
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,858,896 4.40 5,096,425-4.66
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 6,204,286 5.62 3,891,31859.44
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2,472 0.00 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 5,774 0.01 2,93197.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 276,704 0.25 370,831-25.38
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 159,190 0.14 230,273-30.87
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 79,470 0.07 92,141-13.75
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 80,122 0.07 62,63127.93
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,488 0.00 14,691-76.26
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 72,552 0.07 8,183786.62
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 227 0.00 457-50.33
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,453 0.00 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 296,208 0.27 133222,612.78
29 Organic chemicals 445 0.00 125256.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,352 0.00 15,895-72.62
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 195,300 0.18 98,96897.34
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 55,334 0.05 9006,048.22
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 334,478 0.30 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 433,186 0.39 605,826-28.50
40 Rubber and articles thereof 69,576 0.06 16,187329.83
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,674,310 1.52 1,361,96622.93
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 4,569 0.00 1,142300.09
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 108,909 0.10 37,451190.80
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 42,869 0.04 44,980-4.69
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6,281 0.01 5,49314.35
52 Cotton 4,159 0.00 30,260-86.26
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 7,559-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 32,533 0.03 7,710321.96
55 Man-made staple fibers 33,422 0.03 36,758-9.08
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 16,718 0.02 4,717254.42
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 812-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 202,168 0.18 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 12,041,497 10.92 11,230,6997.22
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 34,019,418 30.84 29,382,56015.78
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 255,327 0.23 169,31250.80
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 22,990,974 20.84 19,853,79215.80
65 Headgear and parts thereof 88,702 0.08 19,430356.52
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 32,941 0.03 9,342252.61
69 Ceramic products 233,890 0.21 376,959-37.95
70 Glass and glassware 2,392 0.00 915161.42
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,537 0.00 971,484.54
73 Articles of iron or steel 367,451 0.33 159,712130.07
74 Copper and articles thereof 19,786 0.02 25,425-22.18
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 121 0.00 9,725-98.76
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,060 0.00 2,56958.04
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,676 0.01 6,746-15.86
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,487,825 2.26 1,793,39638.72
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 14,793,653 13.41 12,670,74816.75
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 1,636 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,363,875 1.24 345,000295.33
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 719,042 0.65 499,81443.86
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 80,329 0.07 69,18616.11
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 223,144 0.20 125,43177.90
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 915,438 0.83 643,60342.24
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 244,892 0.22 144,56869.40

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