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

Russia’s Trade with Tunisia

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Tunisia was $98,572,230, down 18.81% ($22,836,194) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Tunisia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $69,577,001, down 28.73% ($28,042,093) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Tunisia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $28,995,229, up 21.88% ($5,205,899) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Tunisia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $40,581,772, a 45.03% decrease ($33,247,992) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Tunisia was Russia’s 85th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 73rd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0705% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1115% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Tunisia was Russia’s 79th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 62nd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0829% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.1469% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Tunisia was Russia’s 81st largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 80th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0520% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0561% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Tunisia

The major share of Russian exports to Tunisia 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) - 37.27% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (72.78% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 35.79% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (18.18% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 23.56% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (1.51% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.95% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (4.74% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.66% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (2.33% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $14,833,043;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $6,855,771;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $1,563,996;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $506,691;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $219,448.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Tunisia 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) - a decrease of $46,679,050;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $3,205,973;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $1,288,659;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $642,932.
Russia’s exports to Tunisia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
10 Cereals 8,360,790 12.02 1,505,019455.53
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 16,465,004 23.66 16,245,5561.35
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 75,683 0.11 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,306,061 3.31 742,065210.76
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 23,622,988 33.95 70,302,038-66.40
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 53,600-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 878,857 1.26 4,084,830-78.48
30 Pharmaceutical products 10,893 0.02 21,971-50.42
31 Fertilizers 124,608 0.18 210,981-40.94
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 77,929 0.11 66,39917.36
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,400 0.00 3,058-21.52
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 288-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 12,720 0.02 23,865-46.70
39 Plastics and articles thereof 134,987 0.19 87,91753.54
40 Rubber and articles thereof 117,305 0.17 69,44568.92
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 286,468 0.41 168,58569.92
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 1,288,659-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 172,638 0.25 815,570-78.83
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 5,500-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 2,116-100.00
72 Iron and steel 15,992,844 22.99 1,159,8011,278.93
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,801 0.01 0
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 374-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 797-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 393,158 0.57 292,69134.33
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 24,750-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 154 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 526,334 0.76 19,6432,579.50
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 5,049 0.01 212,782-97.63
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 13,884-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,330 0.00 196,910-98.31

Russia’s Imports from Tunisia

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 48.08% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (55.31% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 22.49% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (21.43% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 21.19% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (17.08% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.12% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (0.39% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.44% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (1.84% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

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

  • 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 $1,622,253;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $1,350,316;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $950,831;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $619,709;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $527,532;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $442,248;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $338,814;
  • Zinc and articles thereof (HS code 79) - an increase of $293,321;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $255,176;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - an increase of $237,596;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $175,090;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $130,550.

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $696,673;
  • 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 $305,002;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $241,357;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $203,200;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $95,218.
Russia’s imports from Tunisia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 886,665 3.06 1,128,022-21.40
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 108,412 0.37 311,612-65.21
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 3,737-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,990,245 6.86 1,370,53645.22
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,304,105 11.40 1,953,78969.11
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4,296 0.01 708506.78
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 5,774-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 94,684 0.33 189,902-50.14
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 51,025 0.18 93,886-45.65
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 32,014 0.11 7,316337.59
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 30,484 0.11 30,923-1.42
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,851 0.01 222733.78
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 17,001 0.06 4943,341.50
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,182 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,167 0.01 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 305,002-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,650 0.01 3,944-32.81
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,784 0.02 52,672-87.12
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 442,248 1.53 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 233,774 0.81 58,684298.36
40 Rubber and articles thereof 22,977 0.08 17,70429.78
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 442,312 1.53 464,601-4.80
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 533-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 15,307 0.05 14,5495.21
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,402 0.00 9,010-84.44
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,795 0.01 599199.67
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 38 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 62,151 0.21 2,4402,447.17
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 3,390-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 635 0.00 13,073-95.14
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 239,717 0.83 2,12111,202.07
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,090,225 10.66 2,835,0499.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 8,032,375 27.70 8,729,048-7.98
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 55,102 0.19 64,773-14.93
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,455,503 8.47 1,504,67263.19
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5,716 0.02 2,91296.29
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 984 0.00 404143.56
69 Ceramic products 41,767 0.14 102,426-59.22
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 635-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 47-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 601,837 2.08 74,305709.95
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,897 0.01 11,610-75.05
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 154 0.00 47227.66
79 Zinc and articles thereof 293,321 1.01 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,371 0.02 3,61720.85
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,198 0.01 2,23043.41
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 843,059 2.91 504,24567.19
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 4,647,001 16.03 3,024,74853.63
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 420,167 1.45 430,023-2.29
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 234,427 0.81 103,877125.68
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 27,024 0.09 13,215104.49
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 63,564 0.22 37,79968.16
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 114,285 0.39 198,941-42.55
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 61,331 0.21 99,464-38.34

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