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

Russia’s Trade with Zimbabwe

In the 1st quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Zimbabwe was $12,700,653, down 40.70% ($8,718,428) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Zimbabwe in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $136,675, down 98.15% ($7,266,369) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Zimbabwe in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $12,563,978, down 10.36% ($1,452,059) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with Zimbabwe in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $12,427,303, a 87.92% increase ($5,814,310) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Zimbabwe was Russia’s 124th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 110th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0099% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0221% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Zimbabwe was Russia’s 165th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 116th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0121% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Zimbabwe was Russia’s 90th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 88th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0278% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0392% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Zimbabwe

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

  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 98.07% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (0.65% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.93% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.00% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (99.35% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

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

  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $134,034;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2,641.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Zimbabwe 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 $7,325,400;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $47,861;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $29,783.
Russia’s exports to Zimbabwe in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
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 7,325,400-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 29,783-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,641 1.93 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 47,861-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 134,034 98.07 0

Russia’s Imports from Zimbabwe

The major share of Russian imports from Zimbabwe 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 Zimbabwe (99.95% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Zimbabwe 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 $599,524.

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $2,039,260.
Russia’s imports from Zimbabwe in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
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 46,294 0.37 61,819-25.11
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 12,736 0.10 1,446780.77
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 799,440 6.36 199,916299.89
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 661 0.01 1,751-62.25
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 11,704,847 93.16 13,744,107-14.84
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 6,998-100.00

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia