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

Russia’s Trade with Saudi Arabia

In the 1st quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Saudi Arabia totaled $124,232,183, up 31.49% ($29,752,124) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Saudi Arabia in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $86,591,960, up 31.12% ($20,550,009) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Saudi Arabia in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $37,640,223, up 32.36% ($9,202,115) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Saudi Arabia in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $48,951,737, a 30.18% increase ($11,347,894) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Saudi Arabia was Russia’s 76th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 77th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0966% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0973% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Saudi Arabia was Russia’s 70th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 71st in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1039% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.1078% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Saudi Arabia was Russia’s 73rd largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 71st in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0832% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0794% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Saudi Arabia

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 35.68% of Russia’s total exports to Saudi Arabia (5.88% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 20.17% of Russia’s total exports to Saudi Arabia (64.01% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 18.85% of Russia’s total exports to Saudi Arabia (12.43% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 13.84% of Russia’s total exports to Saudi Arabia (1.53% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 9.30% of Russia’s total exports to Saudi Arabia (13.52% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.72% of Russia’s total exports to Saudi Arabia (2.34% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $26,825,645;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $10,974,530;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $5,498,448;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $3,055,500;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $1,795,433;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,111,606;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $898,839;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $698,842;
  • 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 $489,193.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Saudi Arabia 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 $29,659,786;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1,356,332;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,286,257;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $408,770.
Russia’s exports to Saudi Arabia in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
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 0 0.00 1,802-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 143,734 0.17 75,82189.57
10 Cereals 10,533,903 12.16 40,193,689-73.79
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4,992,000 5.76 1,936,500157.78
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,795,433 2.07 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 67,134-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,255 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 1,290-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 11,984,227 13.84 1,009,6971,086.91
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 895,421 1.03 406,228120.42
29 Organic chemicals 698,842 0.81 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,244,984 1.44 133,378833.43
31 Fertilizers 58,644 0.07 9,182538.68
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 34,889 0.04 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 640-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,754,700 8.96 7,616,3911.82
39 Plastics and articles thereof 98,829 0.11 3,1962,992.27
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,536,782 6.39 38,33414,343.53
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,495,235 5.19 5,851,567-23.18
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 126,040 0.15 534,810-76.43
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,432,247 3.96 2,533,40835.48
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,800 0.00 9,232-80.50
54 Man-made filaments 41,342 0.05 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 80,441-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 225,496 0.26 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 16,804-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 22,158 0.03 0
69 Ceramic products 15,975 0.02 0
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 6,802-100.00
72 Iron and steel 30,563,088 35.30 3,737,443717.75
73 Articles of iron or steel 172,705 0.20 74,261132.56
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 50-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 30 0.00 307-90.23
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 151,326 0.17 73,251106.59
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6,525 0.01 3217,400.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 75,464 0.09 1,361,721-94.46
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 323,892 0.37 94,274243.56
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,448 0.00 31,207-95.36
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 224,636 0.26 57,589290.07
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 421 0.00 157168.15
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,020 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 25,559 0.03 84,123-69.62
SS Classified 906,910 1.05 1 21974,297.87

Russia’s Imports from Saudi Arabia

The major share of Russian imports from Saudi Arabia 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) - 94.93% of Russia’s total imports from Saudi Arabia (92.05% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.32% of Russia’s total imports from Saudi Arabia (4.30% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.00% of Russia’s total imports from Saudi Arabia (2.72% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

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

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $5,694,562;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2,308,564;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,421,945;
  • 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 $265,452;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $196,729;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $178,270;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $136,652;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $123,740.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $663,853;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $349,754;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $194,521.
Russia’s imports from Saudi Arabia in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
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 123,740 0.33 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 929 0.00 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,134 0.01 1772,235.59
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,410 0.01 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,442 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 71,655 0.19 0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 8,622 0.02 0
29 Organic chemicals 11,142,388 29.60 5,447,826104.53
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,914,676 7.74 606,112380.88
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 328,200 0.87 359,500-8.71
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 23,300 0.06 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 61 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 363,442 0.97 226,79060.25
39 Plastics and articles thereof 20,958,004 55.68 19,536,0597.28
40 Rubber and articles thereof 807 0.00 131516.03
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 244,204 0.65 65,934270.38
54 Man-made filaments 871,983 2.32 1,221,737-28.63
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,620 0.01 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 194,521-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 495 0.00 28772.47
74 Copper and articles thereof 664 0.00 0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,814-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 196,729 0.52 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 110,162 0.29 774,015-85.77
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 265,988 0.71 53649,524.63
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 251-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,568 0.01 1,418151.62

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia