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Russian trade in goods with Brazil 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 Brazil in the first quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Brazil

In the 1st quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Brazil totaled $1,027,822,729, up 29.77% ($235,798,664) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $388,111,701, up 36.53% ($103,848,133) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $639,711,028, up 25.99% ($131,950,531) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $251,599,327, a 12.57% increase ($28,102,398) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Brazil was Russia’s 26th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 27th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.7995% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.8159% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Brazil was Russia’s 37th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 39th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.4657% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.4639% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Brazil was Russia’s 18th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 1.4148% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.4185% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Brazil

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 76.33% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (83.03% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 9.34% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (9.28% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.75% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (1.13% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.53% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (1.33% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $62,750,688;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $23,449,097;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $14,512,583;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $6,265,844;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $5,829,158;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3,496,764;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2,674,256;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $1,843,618;
  • 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 $1,381,837.

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

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $5,324,104;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $4,641,054;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $1,167,680.
Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
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 124,886 0.03 51,852140.85
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 163,648 0.04 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 1,167,680-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 408 0.00 10,819-96.23
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,041,712 0.27 5,682,766-81.67
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 35,222,219 9.08 20,709,63670.08
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,312,118 0.60 468,500393.52
29 Organic chemicals 730,321 0.19 528,78238.11
31 Fertilizers 282,249,833 72.72 219,499,14528.59
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 433,904 0.11 76056,992.63
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 138 0.00 859-83.93
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 57,842 0.01 54,5486.04
39 Plastics and articles thereof 919,810 0.24 614,10449.78
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9,538,064 2.46 14,862,168-35.82
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 495 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 250,908 0.06 648,268-61.30
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,218,213 0.31 914,80333.17
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,577,468 0.41 1,050,01950.23
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,549 0.00 774,509.09
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 700-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 143 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 973 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 15,776 0.00 13,89313.55
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 429 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 448 0.00 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 80 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 122 0.00 8,793-98.61
69 Ceramic products 18,919 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 163,607 0.04 120136,239.17
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 18,340 0.00 11,27262.70
72 Iron and steel 24,723,587 6.37 1,274,4901,839.88
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,832,381 1.50 3,223180,861.25
74 Copper and articles thereof 121,284 0.03 16,209648.25
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,838 0.00 1,148147.21
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,354,398 0.61 1,658,71041.94
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 637,832 0.16 251,877153.23
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 273,166 0.07 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 21,757 0.01 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,884,105 1.00 387,341902.76
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 4,252,484 1.10 2,870,64748.14
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,759,017 0.71 84,7613,155.05
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,691,833 1.72 425,9891,470.89
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 50 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 18,803 0.00 0
SS Classified 473,793 0.12 10 989 609-95.69

Russia’s Imports from Brazil

The major share of Russian imports from Brazil 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) - 81.02% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (88.64% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.28% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (2.35% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.38% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (3.68% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.54% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (3.14% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.48% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (1.61% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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) - an increase of $63,912,695;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $47,388,755;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $21,427,878;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $8,724,601;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $5,161,948;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $4,986,571;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $3,722,633;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $3,642,347;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $1,936,971.

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

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $40,778,877;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $11,521,063;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $6,261,421.
Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 261,144,652 40.82 213,755,89722.17
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 981,945 0.15 571,64471.78
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,602,376 0.56 1,888,13190.79
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 3,922 0.00 471732.70
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 4,814,638 0.75 2,877,66767.31
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 25,507,942 3.99 20,521,37124.30
10 Cereals 0 0.00 390,209-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 91,911 0.01 1,1737,735.55
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 133,031,933 20.80 69,119,23892.47
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 256,545 0.04 1,64815,467.05
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,014,519 0.16 64,6971,468.11
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,348,566 0.21 42,127,443-96.80
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,511 0.00 9,255-83.67
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 18,029,342 2.82 17,635,7652.23
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 27,811,588 4.35 22,649,64022.79
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,367 0.00 19,131-92.85
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,646,849 0.26 7,908,270-79.18
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 39,008,249 6.10 50,529,312-22.80
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 466,447 0.07 314,24348.44
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 117,576-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 19,236,021 3.01 10,511,42083.00
29 Organic chemicals 1,777,965 0.28 2,895,624-38.60
30 Pharmaceutical products 884,258 0.14 796,03611.08
31 Fertilizers 1,366 0.00 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 138,997 0.02 353,103-60.64
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 395,512 0.06 289,73436.51
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 131,156 0.02 143,395-8.54
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,583,976 0.25 836,83789.28
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 7,434 0.00 64,685-88.51
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,692,661 0.26 872,94693.90
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,290,640 0.20 694,32585.88
40 Rubber and articles thereof 884,317 0.14 1,218,076-27.40
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 546,751 0.09 248,075120.40
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 27,049 0.00 12,297119.96
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 4,739 0.00 1,756169.87
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 192,963 0.03 282,386-31.67
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 4,181,469 0.65 539,122675.61
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 358,619 0.06 495,910-27.68
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 12,850 0.00 4372,840.50
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 784 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 221,364 0.03 510,281-56.62
54 Man-made filaments 238,777 0.04 148,17561.15
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 9,559 0.00 3,179200.69
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 9,640 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 142,086 0.02 97,87845.17
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 47,138 0.01 21,991114.35
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 13,887 0.00 12,29812.92
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 118,831 0.02 24,552384.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8,683,712 1.36 7,347,98918.18
65 Headgear and parts thereof 609 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,390,334 0.22 686,588102.50
69 Ceramic products 329,774 0.05 143,145130.38
70 Glass and glassware 346,893 0.05 67,120416.83
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6,994 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 14,158,067 2.21 13,887,7891.95
73 Articles of iron or steel 773,818 0.12 872,078-11.27
74 Copper and articles thereof 194,983 0.03 83,567133.33
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 30,019 0.00 22,59632.85
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 312,647-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 179-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,009,436 0.16 702,97043.60
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 83,813 0.01 37,795121.76
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 29,473,650 4.61 8,045,772266.32
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 3,647,488 0.57 1,971,28585.03
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,084,626 0.79 1,361,993273.32
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,984,841 0.31 540,831267.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 325 0.00 0
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 30,916 0.00 2,5851,095.98
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 867 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 60,846 0.01 45,84632.72
SS Classified 19,503,906 3.05 50 42338,580.57

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