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

Russia’s Trade with Kenya

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Kenya totaled $78,262,563, up 20.37% ($13,241,750) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Kenya in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $41,811,757, up 59.27% ($15,560,052) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Kenya in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $36,450,806, down 5.98% ($2,318,302) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade balance with Kenya went from a deficit of $12,517,403 in the 2nd quarter of 2016, to a surplus of $5,360,951 in the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Kenya was Russia’s 90th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 86th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0560% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0597% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Kenya was Russia’s 89th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 90th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0498% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0395% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Kenya was Russia’s 75th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 71st in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0653% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0915% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Kenya

The major share of Russian exports to Kenya 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) - 44.05% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (29.43% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 29.27% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (40.82% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 18.37% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (9.91% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.45% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (12.12% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.63% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (7.10% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $10,478,404;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $5,172,136;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $4,514,860;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $549,177;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $215,735;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $163,851.

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

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $2,971,312;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $1,156,662;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $882,368;
  • 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 $368,433;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $151,926.
Russia’s exports to Kenya in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
10 Cereals 18,203,287 43.54 7,724,883135.64
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 216,777 0.52 1,04220,703.93
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 25,608-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 681,340 1.63 1,838,002-62.93
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 75,783 0.18 444,216-82.94
29 Organic chemicals 62,205 0.15 11,929421.46
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 1,680-100.00
31 Fertilizers 7,302,011 17.46 2,129,875242.84
39 Plastics and articles thereof 62,433 0.15 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 176,444 0.42 12,5931,301.13
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 824,759 1.97 275,582199.28
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 89,346 0.21 241,272-62.97
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,781,866 4.26 2,664,234-33.12
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 863 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 16,240 0.04 5282,975.76
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 10,472-100.00
72 Iron and steel 9,770,685 23.37 5,255,82585.90
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 12,553-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,469,446 5.91 5,440,758-54.61
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 5,831-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 17,154-100.00
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 76,648 0.18 1,2506,031.84
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,443 0.00 121,028-98.81
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 106 0.00 15,390-99.31
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 75 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Kenya

The major share of Russian imports from Kenya 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) - 99.58% of Russia’s total imports from Kenya (99.72% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $3,251,071;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $769,476.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Kenya 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) - a decrease of $4,827,885;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $1,528,262;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $116,098.
Russia’s imports from Kenya in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
01 Live animals 166 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 12,574,635 34.50 14,102,897-10.84
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 16,693 0.05 31,273-46.62
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 4,536,076 12.44 1,285,005253.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 17,613,417 48.32 22,441,302-21.51
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 116,098-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 840-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,181 0.01 1,020113.82
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 122,024 0.33 17,083614.30
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,432,728 3.93 663,252116.02
39 Plastics and articles thereof 128 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,559 0.01 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 139,786 0.38 110,28926.75
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 460 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 29 0.00 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 9,924 0.03 4920,153.06

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia