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

Russia’s Trade with Nigeria

In the 1st quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Nigeria totaled $85,155,993, up 91.45% ($40,676,850) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Nigeria in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $64,417,523, up 47.92% ($20,869,626) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Nigeria in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $20,738,470, up 2,126.96% ($19,807,224) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Nigeria in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $43,679,053, a 2.49% increase ($1,062,402) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Nigeria was Russia’s 85th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 95th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0662% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0458% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Nigeria was Russia’s 76th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 80th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0773% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0711% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Nigeria was Russia’s 83rd largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 124th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0459% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0026% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Nigeria

The major share of Russian exports to Nigeria 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) - 67.11% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (83.76% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.83% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (2.62% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 12.25% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (6.95% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.80% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (0.09% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.80% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (5.93% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Nigeria 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 $7,001,043;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $6,733,884;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $4,808,811;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1,779,383;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,600,540;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $624,551.

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

  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,206,349;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $243,238.
Russia’s exports to Nigeria in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 137,482 0.21 119,84614.72
10 Cereals 43,091,026 66.89 36,357,14218.52
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 408-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 57,567 0.09 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 7,833,366 12.16 3,024,555158.99
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 323,543 0.50 315,8072.45
29 Organic chemicals 423,188 0.66 411,0172.96
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,802,896 2.80 202,356790.95
31 Fertilizers 7,001,043 10.87 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 624,551 0.97 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 0 0.00 41,100-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 875 0.00 966-9.42
39 Plastics and articles thereof 16,803 0.03 162,222-89.64
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7,059 0.01 6,5727.41
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 87,594 0.14 63,90937.06
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 77,251 0.12 320,489-75.90
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 992,587 1.54 2,198,936-54.86
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 17,952-100.00
72 Iron and steel 1,798,435 2.79 19,0529,339.61
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,043 0.01 20,899-80.65
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 84,766 0.13 126,594-33.04
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 22,789 0.04 52,485-56.58
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 4,127 0.01 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 14,825-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 33,000-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 26,532 0.04 37,765-29.74

Russia’s Imports from Nigeria

The major share of Russian imports from Nigeria 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) - 98.51% of Russia’s total imports from Nigeria (81.22% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.34% of Russia’s total imports from Nigeria (5.83% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.14% of Russia’s total imports from Nigeria (3.20% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Nigeria (9.20% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Nigeria 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 $12,007,635;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $7,647,520;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $225,680.

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

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $84,856.
Russia’s imports from Nigeria in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,345 0.01 3,818-38.58
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 14,712 0.07 4,908199.76
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 181 0.00 1,665-89.13
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 98,772 0.48 77,24027.88
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 50 0.00 2,470-97.98
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 12,066,524 58.18 58,88920,390.29
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 171 0.00 4,392-96.11
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 8,247,415 39.77 599,8951,274.81
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 1,402-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 101-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 353-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 1,249-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 782 0.00 85,638-99.09
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 132 0.00 2,392-94.48
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 0 0.00 28-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 277,594 1.34 51,914434.72
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 29,502 0.14 29,821-1.07
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 61-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 53-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 290 0.00 4,943-94.13
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 0 0.00 14-100.00

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