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

Russia’s Trade with Bulgaria

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Bulgaria totaled $818,957,994, up 25.33% ($165,532,470) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Bulgaria in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $690,159,791, up 29.44% ($156,986,771) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Bulgaria in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $128,798,203, up 7.11% ($8,545,699) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Bulgaria in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $561,361,588, a 35.95% increase ($148,441,072) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Bulgaria was Russia’s 36th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 34th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.5860% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.6004% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Bulgaria was Russia’s 28th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 27th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.8219% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.8024% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Bulgaria was Russia’s 52nd largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 53rd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2309% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.2837% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Bulgaria

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 79.37% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (80.57% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 12.80% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (9.28% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.93% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (3.66% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.65% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (4.58% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Bulgaria 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 $118,188,943;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $37,970,580;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $2,327,710.

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

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $7,062,477;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $6,499,831;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $2,283,465;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $2,188,191.
Russia’s exports to Bulgaria in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 53,255 0.01 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 16,903 0.00 134,085-87.39
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 283-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 62,341 0.01 19,238224.05
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 55,992 0.01 1,456,945-96.16
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 11,491-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 176,782 0.03 174,9661.04
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 7,443 0.00 8,917-16.53
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 54,979 0.01 73,106-24.80
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 68,274 0.01 66,0433.38
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 51,326 0.01 2,4262,015.66
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 151,961 0.02 150,0251.29
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 381,548 0.06 478,400-20.24
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 24,071 0.00 2,310942.03
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 547,742,225 79.36 429,553,28227.51
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 965,997 0.14 589,70263.81
29 Organic chemicals 1,190,137 0.17 8,252,614-85.58
30 Pharmaceutical products 19,798 0.00 19,1433.42
31 Fertilizers 1,972,088 0.29 8,471,919-76.72
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 33,884 0.00 29,97013.06
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 41,387 0.01 164,995-74.92
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 14,480 0.00 19,999-27.60
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,619 0.00 3,195-18.03
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 61,410 0.01 152,690-59.78
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,286 0.00 11,207-88.53
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 198,385 0.03 365,390-45.71
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,144,378 0.46 2,347,69233.93
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,739,360 0.54 3,967,284-5.75
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 798 0.00 18,014-95.57
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,923,808 0.28 1,832,2465.00
45 Cork and articles of cork 2 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 9,251-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,695,804 0.39 2,647,1891.84
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 36,127 0.01 202,402-82.15
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 106,557 0.02 107,242-0.64
52 Cotton 171 0.00 9,640-98.23
54 Man-made filaments 43,777 0.01 39,50610.81
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 136,978-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 7,191 0.00 1,192503.27
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 79 0.00 23,850.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 11,532 0.00 7215,916.67
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,664 0.00 2,22764.53
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,246 0.00 693,155.07
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 8,496 0.00 3,962114.44
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 71,484 0.01 47,02052.03
65 Headgear and parts thereof 231 0.00 559-58.68
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,152,386 0.17 1,147,6270.41
69 Ceramic products 59,722 0.01 6,749784.90
70 Glass and glassware 1,264,544 0.18 1,283,487-1.48
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 7,669 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 7,874,305 1.14 10,062,496-21.75
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,069,918 0.16 1,247,588-14.24
74 Copper and articles thereof 42,308 0.01 30213,909.27
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3,503 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,883,392 0.56 6,166,857-37.03
78 Lead and articles thereof 227,443 0.03 1,710,479-86.70
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 101,509 0.01 88,77414.35
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 91,679 0.01 64,88841.29
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 44,405 0.01 147,273-69.85
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 80,745,484 11.70 42,774,90488.77
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 1,314,155 0.19 1,316,017-0.14
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 1,835,622 0.27 3,159,745-41.91
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,050,615 0.15 1,021,7512.82
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,923,922 0.42 596,212390.42
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 444,579 0.06 617,898-28.05
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 114-100.00
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 109,663 0.02 153,818-28.71
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 21,698 0.00 19,20213.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 13,167 0.00 1,951574.88
SS Classified 20,733,827 3.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Bulgaria

The major share of Russian imports from Bulgaria 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) - 36.89% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (30.65% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 36.36% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (37.59% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 7.75% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (7.65% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.42% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (11.04% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.91% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (3.75% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.63% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (1.53% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $7,886,407;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3,114,047;
  • 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 $2,377,663;
  • 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 $1,105,921;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $780,257;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $683,654;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $602,776;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $521,077.

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

  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $4,563,964;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $1,755,000;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $1,007,757;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $747,370;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $656,202;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $446,059;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $403,023.
Russia’s imports from Bulgaria in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 1,755,000-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 128,059 0.10 1,135,816-88.73
10 Cereals 0 0.00 29,062-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 259,825 0.20 111,989132.01
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 58,298 0.05 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 8,176 0.01 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 297,572 0.23 254,81316.78
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 406,879 0.32 278,09946.31
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 205,257 0.16 262,821-21.90
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,425,661 1.11 1,229,16115.99
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 669,830 0.52 969,014-30.88
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,075,402 0.83 1,822,772-41.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 424,089 0.33 870,148-51.26
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,594,153 3.57 4,556,3970.83
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 277,089 0.22 281,039-1.41
26 Ores, slag and ash 12,876 0.01 249,328-94.84
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 273,654 0.21 38,031619.56
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,185,775 3.25 1,808,112131.50
29 Organic chemicals 443,054 0.34 551,628-19.68
30 Pharmaceutical products 34,763,797 26.99 26,877,39029.34
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 253,189 0.20 129,46495.57
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,008,792 1.56 1,783,39512.64
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 113,113 0.09 63,27678.76
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,586,026 1.23 805,76996.83
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 628,539 0.49 1,284,741-51.08
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,133,538 1.66 1,845,24915.62
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,403,445 1.09 1,702,719-17.58
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 60,808 0.05 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 492,304 0.38 564,184-12.74
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 37 0.00 44-15.91
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,049 0.00 21,127-71.37
45 Cork and articles of cork 211 0.00 57270.18
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,966,212 1.53 1,798,1759.34
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 133,307 0.10 25,481423.16
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 261,441 0.20 36,299620.24
52 Cotton 922 0.00 136,929-99.33
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 1,279-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 63,656 0.05 91,371-30.33
55 Man-made staple fibers 448,811 0.35 339,34132.26
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,065,957 0.83 1,113,319-4.25
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 282 0.00 25012.80
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 2,485-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 929 0.00 318192.14
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 20,813 0.02 89,266-76.68
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,849,662 2.21 3,252,685-12.39
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,144,990 3.22 3,623,91314.38
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 229,578 0.18 208,06510.34
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 875,032 0.68 191,378357.23
65 Headgear and parts thereof 19,146 0.01 20,564-6.90
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 94,306-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 76,500 0.06 16,811355.06
69 Ceramic products 700,596 0.54 725,641-3.45
70 Glass and glassware 250,254 0.19 4,814,218-94.80
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 819 0.00 13,983-94.14
72 Iron and steel 672,924 0.52 812,712-17.20
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,354,991 3.38 1,240,944250.94
74 Copper and articles thereof 161,920 0.13 67,798138.83
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 316,070 0.25 234,74634.64
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 51,887 0.04 39132,943.59
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 237,402 0.18 460,196-48.41
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,816,191 1.41 1,696,6757.04
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 29,574,453 22.96 29,664,809-0.30
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 13,409,251 10.41 12,303,3308.99
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 656 0.00 9,180-92.85
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,966,473 1.53 1,363,69744.20
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 162,684 0.13 12,8991,161.21
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,720,997 1.34 1,852,605-7.10
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 33,756 0.03 22,75148.37
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 46,670 0.04 25,67581.77
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 1,939,363 1.51 1,832,2235.85
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 828,390 0.64 561,79447.45
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 199,721 0.16 213,709-6.55

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