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Russian trade in goods with Brazil in Q2 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 Brazil in the second quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Brazil

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Brazil totaled $1,378,146,695, up 28.24% ($303,461,346) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $561,939,369, up 29.13% ($126,773,254) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $816,207,326, up 27.63% ($176,688,092) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with Brazil in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $254,267,957, a 24.43% increase ($49,914,838) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Brazil was Russia’s 20th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 23rd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.9861% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.9874% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Brazil was Russia’s 31st largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 32nd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.6692% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.6549% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Brazil was Russia’s 17th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 1.4631% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.5086% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Brazil

The major share of Russian exports to Brazil in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 73.88% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (87.07% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 18.23% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (7.76% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.01% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (1.64% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.27% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (1.84% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.38% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (1.56% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $67,598,463;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $26,255,431;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $13,697,171;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $7,839,033;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $6,713,503;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2,791,830;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $2,611,155;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,917,020.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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) - a decrease of $4,982,817;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,789,043.
Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 25,368 0.00 213,984-88.14
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 38,887 0.01 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 24,944 0.00 79,336-68.56
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 8,013,662 1.43 6,935,27915.55
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 94,436,796 16.81 26,838,333251.87
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,222,676 0.75 3,899,6318.28
29 Organic chemicals 1,195,372 0.21 908,64531.56
31 Fertilizers 392,126,237 69.78 365,870,8067.18
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 830,856 0.15 9,0809,050.40
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 500-100.00
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 1,648 0.00 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,032 0.00 4,501-32.64
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 114,875 0.02 84,04736.68
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,268,058 0.23 563,292125.12
40 Rubber and articles thereof 15,383,008 2.74 7,543,975103.91
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 8-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 206,736 0.04 220,550-6.26
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,373,560 0.24 816,82468.16
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 563,850 0.10 782,852-27.97
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 97 0.00 4,982,914-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,950-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 179 0.00 2,448-92.69
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 312 0.00 57447.37
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 17,895 0.00 77,010-76.76
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 707 0.00 3,060-76.90
65 Headgear and parts thereof 67 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 224,336 0.04 22,761885.62
69 Ceramic products 85,290 0.02 146,004-41.58
70 Glass and glassware 73,477 0.01 1,2695,690.15
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 14,800 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 17,438,365 3.10 3,741,194366.12
73 Articles of iron or steel 525,650 0.09 2,314,693-77.29
74 Copper and articles thereof 658 0.00 18,428-96.43
75 Nickel and articles thereof 79 0.00 277-71.48
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,486,340 0.62 875,185298.35
78 Lead and articles thereof 3 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 740,838 0.13 176,747319.15
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 194,057 0.03 133145,807.52
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 120,078 0.02 4,1022,827.30
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,485,006 0.44 567,986337.51
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 5,467,480 0.97 6,531,771-16.29
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,971,950 0.53 180,1201,549.98
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,439,829 1.32 726,326924.31
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 0 0.00 19,037-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 11,596 0.00 0
SS Classified 810,713 0.14 0

Russia’s Imports from Brazil

The major share of Russian imports from Brazil in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 82.59% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (84.82% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.11% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (3.67% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.39% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (4.25% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.75% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (5.84% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $94,333,590;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $34,265,677;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $16,722,058;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $15,959,406;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $11,716,967;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $6,199,662;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $4,200,724.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $16,522,287;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $5,599,569;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $4,700,096;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $3,542,918.
Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 353,548,176 43.32 259,214,58636.39
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 6,164 0.00 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,024,552 0.13 1,083,278-5.42
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,281,636 0.40 2,483,91432.12
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 208 0.00 57264.91
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 129,050 0.02 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 4,623,322 0.57 3,820,20121.02
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 27,930,585 3.42 21,730,92328.53
10 Cereals 15,600 0.00 106,594-85.37
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 428-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 186,616,628 22.86 152,350,95122.49
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 491,175 0.06 2,224,089-77.92
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 17,693 0.00 3435,058.31
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 367,993 0.05 493,457-25.43
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,122,795 0.14 1,828,804-38.60
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 17,412 0.00 28,962-39.88
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 12,447,951 1.53 15,990,869-22.16
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 29,581,133 3.62 17,864,16665.59
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7,811 0.00 22,493-65.27
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,639,611 0.20 6,339,707-74.14
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 51,229,596 6.28 56,829,165-9.85
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 577,356 0.07 557,3413.59
26 Ores, slag and ash 4,200,724 0.51 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 46-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 10,448,459 1.28 26,970,746-61.26
29 Organic chemicals 3,169,902 0.39 4,955,686-36.04
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,570,350 0.19 803,54395.43
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 290,697 0.04 351,810-17.37
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 460,268 0.06 274,16367.88
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 591,921 0.07 232,225154.89
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,092,811 0.38 1,608,28692.30
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 65,016 0.01 10,404524.91
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 180,359 0.02 100,85478.83
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,455,372 0.18 770,28188.94
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,140,145 0.14 1,247,945-8.64
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 242,703 0.03 333,034-27.12
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,789 0.00 20,846-81.82
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 30,062 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 351,994 0.04 236,83048.63
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 8-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 756,510 0.09 2,724,095-72.23
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 277,193 0.03 397,161-30.21
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7,868 0.00 4081,828.43
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 495,994 0.06 468,4195.89
54 Man-made filaments 229,611 0.03 115,06199.56
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 701 0.00 89,538-99.22
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 109 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 23,066 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 31,518 0.00 49,750-36.65
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 155,922 0.02 68,858126.44
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 83,396 0.01 40,650105.16
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7,015 0.00 30,067-76.67
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,012,020 0.25 2,325,595-13.48
65 Headgear and parts thereof 347 0.00 18389.62
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,542,081 0.19 1,279,76920.50
69 Ceramic products 84,753 0.01 1,0258,168.59
70 Glass and glassware 169,594 0.02 125,80434.81
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 65,008 0.01 75,781-14.22
72 Iron and steel 24,868,153 3.05 25,187,474-1.27
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,057,404 0.13 992,3176.56
74 Copper and articles thereof 547,034 0.07 260,010110.39
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 205,035 0.03 29,392597.59
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 901,472 0.11 610,60447.64
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 87,281 0.01 88,690-1.59
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 33,333,927 4.08 16,611,869100.66
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 3,030,831 0.37 2,967,8012.12
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 18,986,565 2.33 3,027,159527.21
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 550,811 0.07 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,149,647 0.26 857,755150.61
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 163 0.00 0
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 75,070 0.01 30,496146.16
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6,775 0.00 3,41498.45
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 28,214 0.00 173,054-83.70
SS Classified 22,465,219 2.75 0

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