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

Russia’s Trade with Tanzania

In the 1st quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Tanzania was $34,767,321, down 15.18% ($6,223,460) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Tanzania in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $24,035,962, down 27.57% ($9,147,836) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Tanzania in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $10,731,359, up 37.46% ($2,924,376) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Tanzania in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $13,304,603, a 47.57% decrease ($12,072,212) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Tanzania was Russia’s 104th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 100th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0270% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0422% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Tanzania was Russia’s 93rd largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 89th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0288% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0541% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Tanzania was Russia’s 92nd largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 94th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0237% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0218% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Tanzania

The major share of Russian exports to Tanzania 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) - 84.48% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (75.81% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.59% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (9.78% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.30% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (1.32% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.41% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (1.53% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.00% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (11.44% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Tanzania 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) - an increase of $405,421;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $143,193;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $74,928.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Tanzania 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 $5,070,624;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $3,795,558;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $744,922;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $175,855.
Russia’s exports to Tanzania in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 74,928 0.31 0
10 Cereals 20,022,568 83.30 25,093,192-20.21
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,509 0.01 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 1,710-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 204,883 0.85 61,690232.12
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,573 0.02 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 332,553 1.38 508,408-34.59
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 46,162 0.19 0
31 Fertilizers 2,499,030 10.40 3,243,952-22.96
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 43-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 22,887 0.10 75,183-69.56
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 769,495 3.20 364,074111.36
73 Articles of iron or steel 700 0.00 50638.34
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 3,795,558-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 38,407 0.16 33,77813.70
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 5,704-100.00
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 16,267 0.07 0

Russia’s Imports from Tanzania

The major share of Russian imports from Tanzania 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) - 100.00% of Russia’s total imports from Tanzania (99.73% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $1,287,712;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $857,531;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $797,932.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Tanzania 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 Tanzania 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
01 Live animals 0 0.00 1,217-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 8,110 0.08 9,668-16.12
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7,863 0.07 2,453220.55
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,939,587 27.39 1,651,87577.95
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 850,988 7.93 53,0561,503.94
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 6,924,808 64.53 6,067,27714.13
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 14,871-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 697-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 5,869-100.00

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia