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

Russia’s Trade with Brazil

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Brazil totaled $1,333,356,038, up 17.29% ($196,598,910) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $465,843,391, down 1.33% ($6,274,178) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $867,512,647, up 30.52% ($202,873,088) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with Brazil in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $401,669,256, a 108.64% increase ($209,147,266) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Brazil was Russia’s 20th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 23rd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.9121% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.9324% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Brazil was Russia’s 31st largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 32nd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.5457% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.6562% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Brazil was Russia’s 17th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 1.4262% of Russia’s total imports (up from 1.3299% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Brazil

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 69.17% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (70.27% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 22.74% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (23.34% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.16% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (3.46% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.17% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (2.44% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $4,126,357;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $3,663,485;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $2,780,333;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $2,462,530;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,548,764;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,404,134.

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $16,700,265;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $7,890,138;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2,128,295.
Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
10 Cereals 0 0.00 9,000-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 76,104 0.02 185,222-58.91
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 721 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,288 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 178,054 0.04 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 25,937 0.01 1,4281,716.32
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 232-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 10,968,092 2.35 7,304,60750.15
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 94,977,571 20.39 102,867,709-7.67
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,642,042 0.57 2,622,2240.76
29 Organic chemicals 1,641,220 0.35 483,022239.78
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,484 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 304,262,052 65.31 320,962,317-5.20
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 304,219 0.07 66,600356.79
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 11,444 0.00 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 7,445 0.00 24,547-69.67
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 140,584 0.03 105,15133.70
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,196,147 0.47 647,383239.23
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,992,048 2.36 6,865,69160.10
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 230,792 0.05 286,667-19.49
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,107,132 0.24 575,00992.54
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 533,346 0.11 924,748-42.33
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 254,242 0.05 1,58215,970.92
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,000-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 22 0.00 5340.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 28 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 238 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 14 0.00 7100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 62,243 0.01 61,2951.55
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 92 0.00 1,285-92.84
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 93,754 0.02 9,420895.27
69 Ceramic products 101,354 0.02 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6,132 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 14,042,601 3.01 11,262,26824.69
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,292,258 0.28 3,420,553-62.22
74 Copper and articles thereof 93 0.00 6445.31
75 Nickel and articles thereof 13 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,792,496 0.60 329,966746.30
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 940,533 0.20 1,223,736-23.14
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 188,419 0.04 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 124,767 0.03 105,84717.87
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,012,727 0.43 1,049,35191.81
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 5,621,824 1.21 5,414,7723.82
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,408,878 0.52 1,004,744139.75
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,745,496 1.02 4,066,23916.70
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 2,648 0.00 0
SS Classified 845,792 0.18 233 878261.64

Russia’s Imports from Brazil

The major share of Russian imports from Brazil 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) - 79.29% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (89.03% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.69% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (3.14% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.24% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (2.30% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.64% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (4.24% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $103,745,157;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $43,413,379;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $12,291,937;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $8,880,440;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $6,130,634;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $3,027,978.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Brazil 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 $11,043,043;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $6,911,691;
  • 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 $6,780,399.
Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 402,223,401 46.37 298,478,24434.76
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 901,633 0.10 747,12720.68
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,317,523 0.50 3,445,36025.31
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 712 0.00 242,866.67
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 31,931 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,339,289 0.38 1,821,21983.35
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 23,042,966 2.66 20,014,98815.13
10 Cereals 0 0.00 210,600-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 63,539 0.01 121,466-47.69
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 156,792,573 18.07 150,661,9394.07
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 621,714 0.07 2,516,317-75.29
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 675-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,216,568 0.14 581,529109.20
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,046,364 0.12 2,176,902-51.93
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 3,323-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 16,277,928 1.88 15,507,4584.97
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 24,610,104 2.84 24,159,4011.87
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,459 0.00 3,69847.62
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 926,833 0.11 7,838,524-88.18
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 52,390,097 6.04 63,433,140-17.41
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 779,359 0.09 611,00527.55
26 Ores, slag and ash 330 0.00 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 10,713,557 1.23 17,493,956-38.76
29 Organic chemicals 3,771,617 0.43 5,330,863-29.25
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,711,233 0.20 1,340,80827.63
31 Fertilizers 2,526 0.00 1,72546.43
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 111,325 0.01 101,5549.62
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 547,159 0.06 494,05010.75
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 386,498 0.04 64,724497.15
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,406,957 0.28 1,011,959137.85
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 9,260 0.00 9,756-5.08
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 203,248 0.02 146,24138.98
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,914,958 0.22 1,294,43447.94
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,158,793 0.13 921,29925.78
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 165,805 0.02 638,649-74.04
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4,081 0.00 5,884-30.64
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,612 0.00 12,287-86.88
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 205,606 0.02 194,1165.92
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,363,753 0.16 1,079,57026.32
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 359,661 0.04 362,397-0.75
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,845 0.00 17,181-89.26
52 Cotton 80 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 519,793 0.06 468,94710.84
54 Man-made filaments 31,909 0.00 188,580-83.08
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 664-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 20,637 0.00 4764,235.50
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 30,230 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 193,718 0.02 70,482174.85
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 56,997 0.01 11,914378.40
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 28,757 0.00 15,40786.65
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 148,619 0.02 106,75039.22
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,321,577 0.27 2,665,039-12.89
65 Headgear and parts thereof 655 0.00 52724.29
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,344,734 0.16 1,877,371-28.37
69 Ceramic products 277,123 0.03 24,2071,044.81
70 Glass and glassware 246,296 0.03 78,004215.75
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 127,750 0.01 2,2295,631.27
72 Iron and steel 25,362,590 2.92 13,070,65394.04
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,001,591 0.12 717,79939.54
74 Copper and articles thereof 142,826 0.02 378,218-62.24
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 302,527 0.03 22,3411,254.13
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,144,360 0.13 1,037,39810.31
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 127,539 0.01 62,732103.31
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 20,132,176 2.32 11,251,73678.93
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 3,699,056 0.43 2,982,06124.04
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 430,543 0.05 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 49,045,949 5.65 5,632,570770.76
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,088,446 0.24 1,014,287105.90
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 822 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 61,833 0.01 13,267366.07
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 47,276 0.01 91,508-48.34
SS Classified 44,948,421 5.18 0

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