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

Russia’s Trade with Ethiopia

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Ethiopia totaled $16,585,957, up 18.94% ($2,640,757) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Ethiopia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $9,211,846, up 40.00% ($2,631,982) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Ethiopia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $7,374,111, up 0.12% ($8,775) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade balance with Ethiopia went from a deficit of $785,472 in the 3rd quarter of 2016, to a surplus of $1,837,735 in the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Ethiopia was Russia’s 132nd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 109th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0113% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0114% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Ethiopia was Russia’s 152nd largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 98th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0108% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0091% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Ethiopia was Russia’s 97th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 107th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0121% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0147% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Ethiopia

The major share of Russian exports to Ethiopia 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) - 72.90% of Russia’s total exports to Ethiopia (92.26% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 15.16% of Russia’s total exports to Ethiopia (4.52% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.08% of Russia’s total exports to Ethiopia (2.62% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.01% of Russia’s total exports to Ethiopia (0.21% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Ethiopia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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 $1,934,687;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1,164,755;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $683,820;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $81,000;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - an increase of $58,910;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $38,782.

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,191,949;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $94,241;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $65,493.
Russia’s exports to Ethiopia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
10 Cereals 683,820 7.42 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 81,000 0.88 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 163,855 1.78 172,364-4.94
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 98 0.00 0
29 Organic chemicals 377 0.00 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,317 0.07 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 222 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 7,119 0.08 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 650 0.01 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 27,232 0.30 1,4211,816.40
40 Rubber and articles thereof 50,944 0.55 12,162318.88
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 232,037 2.52 297,530-22.01
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,164,755 12.64 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 58,910 0.64 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 180 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 7,707-100.00
69 Ceramic products 199 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 1,621 0.02 474241.98
73 Articles of iron or steel 15,187 0.16 6,036151.61
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,296 0.01 2,232-41.94
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 4,702-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 993 0.01 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 3,149-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 95,535 1.04 189,776-49.66
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 2,106,860 22.87 172,1731,123.69
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,508,445 48.94 5,700,394-20.91
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,194 0.05 8,450-50.37
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 1,294-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Ethiopia

The major share of Russian imports from Ethiopia 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) - 99.29% of Russia’s total imports from Ethiopia (99.20% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $567,064;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $43,297.

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

  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $399,008;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $203,605;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - a decrease of $32,429.
Russia’s imports from Ethiopia in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
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 437,602 5.93 836,610-47.69
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,982,866 26.89 2,186,471-9.31
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,683,592 63.51 4,116,52813.78
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 159,068 2.16 151,1365.25
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 58,935 0.80 15,638276.87
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 32,429-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 48,274 0.65 26,49282.22
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,774 0.05 3211,693.75

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