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

Russia’s Trade with Ethiopia

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Ethiopia was $7,782,603, down 59.49% ($11,426,915) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Ethiopia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $1,128,297, down 92.97% ($14,914,292) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Ethiopia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $6,654,306, up 110.12% ($3,487,377) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade balance with Ethiopia went from a surplus of $12,875,660 in the 2nd quarter of 2016, to a deficit of $5,526,009 in the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Ethiopia was Russia’s 132nd largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 109th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0056% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0176% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Ethiopia was Russia’s 152nd largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 98th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0013% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0241% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Ethiopia was Russia’s 97th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 107th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0119% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0075% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Ethiopia

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

  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 69.69% of Russia’s total exports to Ethiopia (1.32% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.32% of Russia’s total exports to Ethiopia (3.90% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.31% of Russia’s total exports to Ethiopia (0.68% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.51% of Russia’s total exports to Ethiopia (89.51% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.18% of Russia’s total exports to Ethiopia (4.58% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Ethiopia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $465,755;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $95,973;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $57,434;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $51,945;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $25,918;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $12,815;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $5,407.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $14,360,248;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $714,639;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $334,028;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $128,499;
  • 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) - a decrease of $31,975;
  • 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 $30,337;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $15,315;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $6,552;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $3,885.
Russia’s exports to Ethiopia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
10 Cereals 0 0.00 14,360,248-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 95,973 8.51 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,063 0.09 31,400-96.61
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,696 0.42 11,248-58.25
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 232 0.02 0
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 297 0.03 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 12,815 1.14 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 26,109 2.31 19113,569.63
40 Rubber and articles thereof 71,063 6.30 65,6568.24
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 268,585 23.80 211,15127.20
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 51,945 4.60 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 465,755 41.28 0
69 Ceramic products 82 0.01 0
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 683-100.00
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 714,639-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,990 0.18 17,305-88.50
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 411-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 352-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 2,830-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 67,532 5.99 196,031-65.55
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 31,975-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 57,284 5.08 391,312-85.36
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,876 0.25 6,761-57.46
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 396-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Ethiopia

The major share of Russian imports from Ethiopia 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) - 98.16% of Russia’s total imports from Ethiopia (97.91% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.25% of Russia’s total imports from Ethiopia (1.51% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $1,748,270;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $1,427,137;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $238,490;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $48,321;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - an increase of $20,275.

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

  • Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn (HS code 53) - a decrease of $28,751.
Russia’s imports from Ethiopia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 536,984 8.07 298,49479.90
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,676,050 40.22 1,248,913114.27
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,136,192 47.13 1,387,922125.96
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 156,698 2.35 138,88812.82
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 25,920 0.39 26,526-2.28
39 Plastics and articles thereof 14 0.00 0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 38,583 0.58 18,308110.74
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 28,751-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 67,432 1.01 19,111252.84
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 15,437 0.23 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 69 0.00 0
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 0.00 16-18.75
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 914 0.01 0

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