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

Russia’s Trade with Bulgaria

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Bulgaria was $763,436,423, down 6.82% ($55,891,312) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Bulgaria in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $616,115,744, down 10.40% ($71,538,077) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Bulgaria in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $147,320,679, up 11.88% ($15,646,765) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Bulgaria in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $468,795,065, a 15.68% decrease ($87,184,842) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Bulgaria was Russia’s 36th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 34th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.5222% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.6720% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Bulgaria was Russia’s 28th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 27th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.7218% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.9558% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Bulgaria was Russia’s 52nd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 53rd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2422% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.2635% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Bulgaria

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 74.08% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (86.83% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 18.53% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (7.15% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.83% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (2.25% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.56% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (2.45% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $54,476,115;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $14,795,534.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Bulgaria 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 $140,678,651;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $2,367,841.
Russia’s exports to Bulgaria in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 48,765 0.01 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 192,290 0.03 256,876-25.14
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 483 0.00 40220.15
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 18,009 0.00 30,878-41.68
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 38,260 0.01 8,084373.28
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 307,200 0.05 202,57551.65
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 13,392 0.00 10,64225.84
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 80,246 0.01 64,78323.87
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 60,870 0.01 46,33131.38
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 93,913 0.02 88,0796.62
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 144,545 0.02 116,79423.76
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 632,811 0.10 418,24951.30
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,505 0.00 4,41824.60
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 456,407,933 74.08 597,086,584-23.56
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 921,386 0.15 690,90733.36
29 Organic chemicals 432,488 0.07 1,903,685-77.28
30 Pharmaceutical products 13,233 0.00 42,992-69.22
31 Fertilizers 7,708,143 1.25 5,921,65630.17
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 103,773 0.02 74,54139.22
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 404,121 0.07 75,452435.60
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 4,725 0.00 44,941-89.49
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,659 0.00 4,759-44.13
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 107,470 0.02 102,7304.61
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 122,099 0.02 170,922-28.56
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,866,732 0.47 2,443,73617.31
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,769,914 0.77 3,972,94920.06
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 24 0.00 91-73.63
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,928,506 0.31 1,425,93335.25
45 Cork and articles of cork 364 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,094,263 0.34 2,873,433-27.12
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 406,688 0.07 18,4992,098.43
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 126,929 0.02 149,703-15.21
54 Man-made filaments 147,444 0.02 66,709121.03
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3,210 0.00 4,380-26.71
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 14,249 0.00 5,592154.81
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 13,210 0.00 9,14344.48
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,441 0.00 1512,841.06
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 8,697 0.00 3,461151.29
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 38,372 0.01 30,12927.36
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,500 0.00 87371.82
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,738,251 0.28 1,411,67523.13
69 Ceramic products 58,224 0.01 23,078152.29
70 Glass and glassware 2,236,364 0.36 1,646,47735.83
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 32 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 5,584,800 0.91 5,780,315-3.38
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,708,368 0.44 1,323,401104.65
74 Copper and articles thereof 20,604 0.00 247,814-91.69
75 Nickel and articles thereof 31,190 0.01 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,803,328 0.94 8,171,169-28.98
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,333,540 0.22 1,213,8529.86
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 73,079 0.01 12,585480.68
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 67,027 0.01 91,232-26.53
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 165,211 0.03 32,966401.16
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 55,367,278 8.99 40,571,74436.47
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 1,475,930 0.24 2,723,783-45.81
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 1,497,709 0.24 1,942,584-22.90
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 546,206 0.09 1,357,641-59.77
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 54,480,690 8.84 4,5751,190,734.75
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 823,070 0.13 2,533,151-67.51
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4,600 0.00 11,887-61.30
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 316,464 0.05 52,693500.58
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,921 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 18,017 0.00 18,146-0.71
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,021 0.00 0
SS Classified 1,469,958 0.24 110 9911,224.39

Russia’s Imports from Bulgaria

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 36.41% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (37.35% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 33.79% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (28.46% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 14.35% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (13.07% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.53% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (6.54% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.21% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (3.73% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.32% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (1.74% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $10,768,901;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $4,600,962;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $3,446,123;
  • 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 $2,393,530;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,541,615;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $822,291;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $813,808;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $685,772;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $579,732;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $500,240;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $475,326;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $445,000.

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

  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $5,237,209;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $1,703,857;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $860,791;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $773,474;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $631,313;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $607,182;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $560,757.
Russia’s imports from Bulgaria in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 9-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 173,149 0.12 733,906-76.41
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 653 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 179,417 0.12 166,0818.03
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 48,468 0.03 8,279485.43
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 7,027-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 231,795 0.16 202,54014.44
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,150,265 0.78 327,974250.72
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 343,071 0.23 90,102280.76
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 948,863 0.64 1,020,024-6.98
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 654,085 0.44 802,159-18.46
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,110,934 0.75 1,081,5332.72
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 717,525 0.49 242,199196.25
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,060,345 2.76 3,924,5513.46
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 192,455 0.13 240,169-19.87
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 197,404 0.13 89,354120.92
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,036,166 3.42 1,590,043216.73
29 Organic chemicals 399,662 0.27 813,602-50.88
30 Pharmaceutical products 36,825,786 25.00 26,056,88541.33
31 Fertilizers 15 0.00 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 286,262 0.19 158,71480.36
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,533,724 1.04 2,394,515-35.95
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 131,001 0.09 58,264124.84
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,592,196 1.08 1,147,19638.79
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 127,641 0.09 33,431281.80
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,051,841 1.39 2,659,023-22.83
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,793,245 1.22 2,566,719-30.13
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 16,139 0.01 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 502,028 0.34 522,867-3.99
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,936 0.00 4,641-58.28
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 53,727 0.04 19,050182.03
45 Cork and articles of cork 55 0.00 221-75.11
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,877,136 1.27 2,254,906-16.75
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10,522 0.01 14,371-26.78
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 394,547 0.27 221,53378.10
52 Cotton 35,304 0.02 334,557-89.45
54 Man-made filaments 76,128 0.05 152,037-49.93
55 Man-made staple fibers 269,106 0.18 548,792-50.96
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,210,624 0.82 1,476,903-18.03
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 56,758-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,932 0.00 1,222139.93
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 68,258 0.05 138,740-50.80
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,597,252 3.12 5,228,565-12.07
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6,665,215 4.52 6,164,9758.11
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 318,934 0.22 180,77576.43
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 7,234,270 4.91 2,633,308174.72
65 Headgear and parts thereof 58,655 0.04 69,931-16.12
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 211,830 0.14 3,6465,709.93
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 110,969 0.08 45,316144.88
69 Ceramic products 748,277 0.51 617,14021.25
70 Glass and glassware 185,541 0.13 5,422,750-96.58
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 135 0.00 4,563-97.04
72 Iron and steel 909,219 0.62 1,036,659-12.29
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,172,744 1.47 1,486,97246.12
74 Copper and articles thereof 278,013 0.19 181,19353.43
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 405,861 0.28 375,4338.10
79 Zinc and articles thereof 33,607 0.02 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 32,275 0.02 15215,066.67
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 774,754 0.53 195,022297.26
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,589,340 1.08 1,631,646-2.59
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 33,193,002 22.53 31,651,3874.87
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 16,396,410 11.13 14,002,88017.09
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 165,521 0.11 5,8562,726.52
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,381,243 1.62 1,567,43551.92
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 16,849-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,497,826 1.02 1,938,232-22.72
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 62,804 0.04 41,78850.29
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 9,985 0.01 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 1,483,265 1.01 1,734,324-14.48
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,391,686 0.94 3,095,543-55.04
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 107,636 0.07 180,814-40.47

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