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Russian trade in goods with Afghanistan in Q1 2017

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Afghanistan in the first quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Afghanistan

In the 1st quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Afghanistan totaled $74,403,613, up 105.19% ($38,142,935) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Afghanistan in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $74,155,381, up 117.56% ($40,070,170) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Afghanistan in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $248,232, down 88.59% ($1,927,235) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Afghanistan in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $73,907,149, a 131.61% increase ($41,997,405) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Afghanistan was Russia’s 88th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 102nd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0579% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0374% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Afghanistan was Russia’s 75th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 87th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0890% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0556% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Afghanistan was Russia’s 140th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 115th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0005% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0061% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Afghanistan

The major share of Russian exports to Afghanistan in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 52.36% of Russia’s total exports to Afghanistan (48.30% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 17.97% of Russia’s total exports to Afghanistan (5.70% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 15.07% of Russia’s total exports to Afghanistan (15.41% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.81% of Russia’s total exports to Afghanistan (26.12% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.33% of Russia’s total exports to Afghanistan (2.46% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.61% of Russia’s total exports to Afghanistan (1.46% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Afghanistan in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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 $22,365,948;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $11,377,315;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $5,719,272;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $319,919.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Afghanistan in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s exports to Afghanistan in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 16,280 0.02 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 46,800 0.06 5,040828.57
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 8,676,476 11.70 8,898,318-2.49
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 21,000 0.03 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 29 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 38,827,958 52.36 16,462,010135.86
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,984 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 37,009 0.05 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 275,808 0.37 456,071-39.53
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 213,750 0.29 240,600-11.16
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 130,460 0.18 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 750 0.00 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 324,413 0.44 140,583130.76
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 10,960,449 14.78 5,241,177109.12
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 213,954 0.29 12,0021,682.65
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 28 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 273 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 20 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 7,516 0.01 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 360 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 162 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 429 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 677 0.00 0
69 Ceramic products 319,919 0.43 0
70 Glass and glassware 59 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 13,321,140 17.96 1,943,825585.31
73 Articles of iron or steel 454 0.00 110312.73
74 Copper and articles thereof 11 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,500 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 56 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4,559 0.01 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 131,681 0.18 186,609-29.43
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 48,715 0.07 129,057-62.25
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 255,736 0.34 129,87996.90
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 15,638 0.02 51,494-69.63
SS Classified 298,328 0.40 188 43658.32

Russia’s Imports from Afghanistan

The major share of Russian imports from Afghanistan in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 99.96% of Russia’s total imports from Afghanistan (98.95% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Afghanistan in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Afghanistan in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $1,856,003;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $48,461;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - a decrease of $21,240;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $785.
Russia’s imports from Afghanistan in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 225,516 90.85 2,081,519-89.17
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 22,628 9.12 71,089-68.17
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 430-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10 0.00 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 67 0.03 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 21,240-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 404-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 785-100.00
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 11 0.00 0

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