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Russian trade in goods with Azerbaijan in Q3 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 Azerbaijan in the third quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Azerbaijan

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Azerbaijan totaled $491,492,583, up 5.91% ($27,421,219) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $380,750,048, down 3.44% ($13,567,089) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $110,742,535, up 58.76% ($40,988,308) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Azerbaijan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $270,007,513, a 16.81% decrease ($54,555,397) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Azerbaijan was Russia’s 30th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 40th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.3362% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.3806% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Azerbaijan was Russia’s 27th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 37th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.4461% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.5481% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Azerbaijan was Russia’s 41st largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 47th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1821% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1396% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Azerbaijan

The major share of Russian exports to Azerbaijan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 35.81% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (38.13% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 17.32% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (12.03% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 14.21% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (11.54% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 13.38% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (11.66% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.17% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (9.14% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.32% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (4.99% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $11,544,896;
  • 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 $8,484,946;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $6,653,259;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $5,802,583;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $4,861,299;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $4,053,640;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $2,959,356;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,890,239;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $2,709,116;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $2,673,671;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2,432,270;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1,988,229;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $1,638,320;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $1,593,474;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $1,342,306;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1,187,853;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $1,183,740.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $18,909,905;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $13,942,131;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $10,901,092;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $4,897,949;
  • 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 $1,625,503.
Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
01 Live animals 1,925,585 0.51 287,265570.32
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,034,613 0.80 75,2573,932.33
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 586,923 0.15 107,844444.23
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,571,279 0.68 2,522,8881.92
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 19,280 0.01 11,09173.83
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,542,069 0.41 1,125,22637.05
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 54,706 0.01 275,997-80.18
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 725,518 0.19 491,84847.51
10 Cereals 60,948,167 16.01 74,890,298-18.62
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,762,014 0.73 1,168,540136.36
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,894,016 0.76 220,3451,213.40
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 8,761 0.00 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 82,975 0.02 1,4275,714.65
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 11,806,595 3.10 10,464,28912.83
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,981,177 0.78 2,165,69337.65
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 9,259,848 2.43 3,457,265167.84
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,727,474 1.50 6,252,252-8.39
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,625,547 1.74 6,974,067-5.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,950,421 0.51 1,450,54534.46
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,943,823 1.56 5,481,2008.44
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,256,321 0.86 2,616,69224.44
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,085,579 0.29 868,03725.06
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 10,554,523 2.77 29,464,428-64.18
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,009,371 0.53 2,059,512-2.43
26 Ores, slag and ash 162,761 0.04 77,551109.88
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6,650,145 1.75 17,551,237-62.11
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,957,634 0.51 3,583,137-45.37
29 Organic chemicals 580,305 0.15 1,528,223-62.03
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,676,706 1.23 4,070,81814.88
31 Fertilizers 12,293,642 3.23 5,640,383117.96
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 959,431 0.25 953,4130.63
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,793,272 1.52 4,609,53225.68
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 4,667,405 1.23 4,479,4044.20
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 284,681 0.07 223,71427.25
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,181,952 0.31 556,455112.41
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 382 0.00 7,173-94.67
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,793,234 0.73 2,842,616-1.74
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,891,665 1.81 4,459,39554.54
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,272,770 1.12 3,084,91738.51
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 9,612 0.00 61,819-84.45
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 95,245 0.03 14,521555.91
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 38,267,303 10.05 33,406,00414.55
45 Cork and articles of cork 556 0.00 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 117 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,163 0.00 2,812-58.64
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12,379,027 3.25 12,137,1831.99
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 284,976 0.07 421,506-32.39
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 8,958 0.00 0
52 Cotton 163,283 0.04 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 20,876 0.01 49,867-58.14
54 Man-made filaments 90,104 0.02 7,7231,066.70
55 Man-made staple fibers 102,866 0.03 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 197,988 0.05 633,303-68.74
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 727-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 424 0.00 22588.44
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 213,878 0.06 59,195261.31
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 7,695 0.00 5,25846.35
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 327,171 0.09 136,159140.29
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 186,822 0.05 94,02298.70
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 29,710 0.01 223,800-86.72
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 296,208 0.08 141,745108.97
65 Headgear and parts thereof 15,458 0.00 6,352143.36
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 418 0.00 889-52.98
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,410 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,530,566 0.93 3,282,6577.55
69 Ceramic products 1,765,998 0.46 1,958,434-9.83
70 Glass and glassware 6,372,173 1.67 6,389,265-0.27
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5,355 0.00 37,175-85.60
72 Iron and steel 43,310,580 11.38 31,765,68436.34
73 Articles of iron or steel 15,239,046 4.00 11,185,40636.24
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,394,589 0.63 1,608,66648.86
75 Nickel and articles thereof 64,122 0.02 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,281,311 1.12 2,293,08286.71
78 Lead and articles thereof 10,713 0.00 82,695-87.05
79 Zinc and articles thereof 288 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 1,168 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,178 0.00 7,918-85.12
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 209,343 0.05 136,16753.74
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 431,480 0.11 346,46424.54
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 14,428,787 3.79 11,538,54825.05
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 27,812,954 7.30 19,328,00843.90
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 714,204 0.19 1,634,675-56.31
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 7,136,240 1.87 12,034,189-40.70
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,726,615 0.72 17,49915,481.55
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,273,682 0.33 948,32334.31
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 9,456 0.00 2134,339.44
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2,840 0.00 0
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 700,379 0.18 442,71258.20
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 402,081 0.11 119,934235.25
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,785,066 0.47 1,994,922-10.52
SS Classified 1,915,996 0.50 33 661 417-94.31

Russia’s Imports from Azerbaijan

The major share of Russian imports from Azerbaijan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 54.56% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (52.98% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 12.89% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (19.58% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.45% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (7.82% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.86% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (10.22% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.90% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (5.49% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.47% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (3.47% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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 $12,885,003;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $6,890,551;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3,600,281;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $2,578,086;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $2,176,632;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $1,354,534;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,169,413;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $624,812;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $618,345;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $514,270;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $369,818;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $361,970;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - an increase of $360,000.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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 $1,566,598;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,511,612;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $843,963;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $722,736.
Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 44,584 0.04 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 783,413 0.71 165,068374.60
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 54 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 15,200 0.01 37,304-59.25
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 10,361,141 9.36 3,470,590198.54
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 40,121,653 36.23 27,236,65047.31
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,119,925 1.01 495,113126.20
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 10,920 0.01 6,15777.36
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,480 0.00 794,305.06
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 118,107 0.11 88,00734.20
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 409,068 0.37 211,91093.04
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 84,011 0.08 43,78691.87
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,906,926 1.72 1,537,10824.06
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 86,977 0.08 179,853-51.64
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,942,164 3.56 3,427,89415.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,408,966 1.27 54,4322,488.49
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,746,451 2.48 569,819381.99
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 11,523,027 10.41 13,089,625-11.97
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 476,200 0.43 168,400182.78
29 Organic chemicals 2,753,067 2.49 1,583,65473.84
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 97,070 0.09 141,261-31.28
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 14,563 0.01 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 8,862-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 289,391 0.26 389,760-25.75
39 Plastics and articles thereof 694,069 0.63 1,538,032-54.87
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 150,750 0.14 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 12,000-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 50 0.00 170,288-99.97
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 15,508 0.01 3,265374.98
52 Cotton 3,353,704 3.03 4,076,440-17.73
54 Man-made filaments 72,914 0.07 68,4566.51
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 31,338 0.03 114,983-72.75
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,030,691 2.74 2,868,4235.66
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 17,580 0.02 11,55352.17
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 8,550-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,831,730 3.46 231,4491,555.54
74 Copper and articles thereof 328,859 0.30 381,218-13.73
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7,413,684 6.69 4,835,59853.31
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 330 0.00 8,482-96.11
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 85-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 839,753 0.76 477,78375.76
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 208,554 0.19 253,767-17.82
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 360,000 0.33 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 49,757 0.04 2,3112,053.05
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 172,630 0.16 1,684,242-89.75
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 9,308 0.01 68,150-86.34
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7,495 0.01 0
SS Classified 11,837,473 10.69 33 82034,901.40

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia