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

Russia’s Trade with Zimbabwe

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Zimbabwe was $14,464,182, down 20.74% ($3,785,037) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Zimbabwe in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $205,957, down 82.38% ($962,968) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Zimbabwe in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $14,258,225, down 16.52% ($2,822,069) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with Zimbabwe in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $14,052,268, a 11.68% decrease ($1,859,101) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Zimbabwe was Russia’s 124th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 112th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0103% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0168% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Zimbabwe was Russia’s 166th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 139th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0002% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0018% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Zimbabwe was Russia’s 91st largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 84th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0256% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0403% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Zimbabwe

The major share of Russian exports to Zimbabwe 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) - 71.25% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (0.02% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 19.95% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (2.15% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.80% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.00% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (97.20% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Zimbabwe 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) - an increase of $146,552;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $15,316;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $12,930;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3,006;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2,782.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Zimbabwe 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 $1,136,165;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $7,358.
Russia’s exports to Zimbabwe in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
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 1,136,165-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,782 1.35 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 15,339 7.45 2366,591.30
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 146,750 71.25 19874,016.16
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 7,358-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 38,080 18.49 25,15051.41
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 31-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,006 1.46 0

Russia’s Imports from Zimbabwe

The major share of Russian imports from Zimbabwe 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) - 99.93% of Russia’s total imports from Zimbabwe (99.95% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Zimbabwe 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 $172,567;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $126,320.

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $3,140,633.
Russia’s imports from Zimbabwe in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
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 30,539 0.21 29,6203.10
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,224 0.03 410930.24
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 371,187 2.60 358,8003.45
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 909,514 6.38 736,94723.42
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 231 0.00 2,379-90.29
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,560 0.02 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 126,320 0.89 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 12,802,145 89.79 15,942,778-19.70
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 10,354 0.07 9,36010.62
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 151 0.00 0

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