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

Russia’s Trade with Ethiopia

In the 1st quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Ethiopia totaled $27,739,037, up 253.42% ($19,890,283) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Ethiopia in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $22,933,227, up 412.43% ($18,457,862) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Ethiopia in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $4,805,810, up 42.46% ($1,432,421) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Ethiopia in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $18,127,417, a 1,544.99% increase ($17,025,441) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Ethiopia was Russia’s 109th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 128th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0216% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0081% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Ethiopia was Russia’s 95th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 124th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0275% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0073% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Ethiopia was Russia’s 103rd largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 102nd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0106% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0094% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Ethiopia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 97.49% of Russia’s total exports to Ethiopia (0.31% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.28% of Russia’s total exports to Ethiopia (18.07% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.08% of Russia’s total exports to Ethiopia (79.92% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.15% of Russia’s total exports to Ethiopia (1.69% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $22,303,490;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $112,568.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $3,442,500;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $439,305;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $75,485.
Russia’s exports to Ethiopia in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
10 Cereals 0 0.00 3,442,500-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 246,998 1.08 134,43083.74
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 31,900 0.14 62,800-49.20
29 Organic chemicals 35 0.00 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,459 0.01 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 58 0.00 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 12,972-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 294,014 1.28 369,499-20.43
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 439,305-100.00
69 Ceramic products 103 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 22,434 0.10 8,382167.64
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 31,991 0.14 5,477484.10
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 22,303,490 97.25 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 745 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Ethiopia

The major share of Russian imports from Ethiopia 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) - 97.84% of Russia’s total imports from Ethiopia (99.15% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.16% of Russia’s total imports from Ethiopia (0.85% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $559,524;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $495,443;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $243,219;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $68,658;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $45,787.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Ethiopia 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 imports from Ethiopia 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
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 719,039 14.96 475,82051.12
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,216,187 46.11 1,656,66333.77
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 8,773 0.18 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,513,753 31.50 1,018,31048.65
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 216,389 4.50 170,60226.84
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 27,934 0.58 23,25520.12
39 Plastics and articles thereof 12 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 97,387 2.03 28,729238.98
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,403 0.05 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,931 0.08 0
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 2 0.00 10-80.00

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