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

Russia’s Trade with Tunisia

In the 4th quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Tunisia totaled $118,461,884, up 37.87% ($32,538,674) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Tunisia in the 4th quarter of 2016 totaled $91,286,735, up 36.55% ($24,436,111) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Tunisia in the 4th quarter of 2016 totaled $27,175,149, up 42.48% ($8,102,563) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Tunisia in the 4th quarter of 2016 was $64,111,586, a 34.19% increase ($16,333,548) over the 4th quarter of 2015.

Tunisia was Russia’s 82nd largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2016 (up from 84th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0869% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0657% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Tunisia was Russia’s 73rd largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2016 (up from 75th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.1089% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0811% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Tunisia was Russia’s 80th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2016 (up from 88th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0518% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0395% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Tunisia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 48.68% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (31.58% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 38.57% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (40.96% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.77% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (21.41% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.65% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (0.04% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.02% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (5.35% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Tunisia in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 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 $29,240,904;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $19,161,832;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,446,000;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $391,259.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Tunisia 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 $11,475,725;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $5,959,788;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $5,914,000;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $2,623,967;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $397,091.
Russia’s exports to Tunisia in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 6,864-100.00
10 Cereals 9,528,871 10.44 21,004,596-54.63
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 25,312,860 27.73 6,151,028311.52
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 88,744 0.10 0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 277,826 0.30 221,64125.35
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,651,166 4.00 9,565,166-61.83
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 40,783,985 44.68 11,543,081253.32
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 397,091-100.00
31 Fertilizers 63,940 0.07 20,750208.14
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 31,326 0.03 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 86,913 0.10 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 39,769 0.04 28,60839.01
40 Rubber and articles thereof 65,208 0.07 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 50,343-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 890,852 0.98 3,514,819-74.65
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 40,819 0.04 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 8,468-100.00
72 Iron and steel 8,158,671 8.94 14,118,459-42.21
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,034 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 584,059 0.64 192,800202.94
78 Lead and articles thereof 171,200 0.19 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 3,029-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 41,752 0.05 22,06589.22
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,446,000 1.58 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 21,740 0.02 1,8161,097.14

Russia’s Imports from Tunisia

The major share of Russian imports from Tunisia in the 4th quarter of 2016 (and in the 4th quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 56.48% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (50.98% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 23.55% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (27.48% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.14% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (17.05% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.41% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (0.79% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $2,979,392;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $2,207,943;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $1,008,935;
  • 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 $529,552;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $452,743;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $334,477;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $332,803;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $198,103;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $178,650;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $98,323;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $87,308.

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

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $357,519;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $178,173.
Russia’s imports from Tunisia in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 721,106 2.65 1,078,625-33.15
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 154,018 0.57 332,191-53.64
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 68 0.00 94-27.66
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,300,751 4.79 1,122,10115.92
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,476,588 5.43 467,653215.74
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 2,931-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 52,431-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 38,215 0.14 101,576-62.38
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 60,098 0.22 54,8859.50
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 32,238 0.12 30,7094.98
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,551 0.01 9,003-71.67
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 55,397 0.20 43212,723.38
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 227 0.00 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 133-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 125-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 107,733 0.40 86,77424.15
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 45,113 0.17 5498,117.30
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 334,477 1.23 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 145,297 0.53 57,989150.56
40 Rubber and articles thereof 22,974 0.08 4,589400.63
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 424,818 1.56 350,54921.19
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,928 0.01 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 81,005 0.30 12,206563.65
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 13,789 0.05 12,5459.92
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 500 0.00 630-20.63
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 7,710-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 30,032 0.11 11,760155.37
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,660 0.01 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,822,531 10.39 2,369,78819.10
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7,250,504 26.68 4,271,11269.76
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 25,314 0.09 51,992-51.31
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5,214,666 19.19 3,006,72373.43
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4,789 0.02 4,891-2.09
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 11,353 0.04 3523,125.28
69 Ceramic products 5,016 0.02 35,500-85.87
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 126-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 79,527 0.29 54,74545.27
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,295 0.00 8,528-84.81
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,195-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 382 0.00 1,410-72.91
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,224 0.00 81949.45
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 900,550 3.31 567,74758.62
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 4,896,181 18.02 4,366,62912.13
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 305,082 1.12 206,75947.55
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 298,249 1.10 100,146197.81
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 45,300 0.17 30,38649.08
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 19,220 0.07 21,322-9.86
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 202,012 0.74 151,19133.61
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 41,371 0.15 22,03587.75
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia