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

Russia’s Trade with Nigeria

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Nigeria totaled $126,668,150, up 51.70% ($43,170,208) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Nigeria in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $118,172,807, up 50.56% ($39,684,683) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Nigeria in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $8,495,343, up 69.57% ($3,485,525) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Nigeria in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $109,677,464, a 49.27% increase ($36,199,158) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Nigeria was Russia’s 89th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 78th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0866% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0685% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Nigeria was Russia’s 74th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 65th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1384% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1091% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Nigeria was Russia’s 101st largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 105th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0140% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0100% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Nigeria

The major share of Russian exports to Nigeria 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) - 65.00% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (79.88% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 28.71% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (13.29% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.06% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (2.64% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.83% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (2.67% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.01% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (1.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Nigeria 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) - an increase of $23,491,286;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $17,003,777;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2,244,000;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1,305,136;
  • 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 $575,229.

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

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $2,672,584;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $786,805;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $598,901;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $559,411;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $377,683.
Russia’s exports to Nigeria in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 286,817 0.24 2,959,401-90.31
10 Cereals 76,454,193 64.70 59,450,41628.60
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 71,097 0.06 262,774-72.94
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 26,923-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 33,924,313 28.71 10,433,027225.16
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 837,873 0.71 262,644219.01
29 Organic chemicals 247,834 0.21 807,245-69.30
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,244,000 1.90 0
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 598,901-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 218,602 0.18 126,95072.20
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 8,937 0.01 272,333-96.72
39 Plastics and articles thereof 40,725 0.03 7,413449.37
40 Rubber and articles thereof 21,370 0.02 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 107,568 0.09 79,86734.68
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 323,985 0.27 405,637-20.13
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,915,441 2.47 1,610,30581.05
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 156 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,920 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 786,805-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,876 0.00 785138.98
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8,523 0.01 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,169 0.00 382,852-98.65
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 152,962 0.13 4,8993,022.31
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 217,480 0.18 7,3172,872.26
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 55,180 0.05 1,6303,285.28
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 24,786 0.02 0

Russia’s Imports from Nigeria

The major share of Russian imports from Nigeria 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) - 97.53% of Russia’s total imports from Nigeria (88.39% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.24% of Russia’s total imports from Nigeria (6.38% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Nigeria (1.12% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Nigeria (4.01% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $3,581,856;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $294,670.

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

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $201,127;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $127,997;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $55,863.
Russia’s imports from Nigeria in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 86-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 8,883 0.10 10,117-12.20
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,010 0.01 1,325-23.77
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 54,481 0.64 65,033-16.23
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,268 0.01 2,786-54.49
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,006,640 11.85 711,97041.39
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 100 0.00 302-66.89
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 7,210,298 84.87 3,628,44298.72
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,299 0.02 6,184-78.99
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 582 0.01 5662.83
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 183-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 966 0.01 1,341-27.96
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 201,127-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,315 0.04 4,246-21.93
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 180 0.00 293-38.57
40 Rubber and articles thereof 187,074 2.20 315,071-40.62
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 55,863-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 389-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 300 0.00 679-55.82
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 8,623 0.10 3,815126.03
SS Classified 10,324 0.12 0

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia