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

Russia’s Trade with Qatar

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Qatar totaled $24,039,455, up 95.70% ($11,755,654) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Qatar in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $16,512,164, up 935.56% ($14,917,656) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Qatar in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $7,527,291, down 29.58% ($3,162,002) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade balance with Qatar went from a deficit of $9,094,785 in the 3rd quarter of 2016, to a surplus of $8,984,873 in the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Qatar was Russia’s 123rd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 107th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0164% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0101% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Qatar was Russia’s 113th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 105th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0193% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0022% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Qatar was Russia’s 108th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 96th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0124% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0214% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Qatar

The major share of Russian exports to Qatar 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) - 73.76% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (11.27% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 13.31% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (10.87% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.91% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (5.35% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.10% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (67.54% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.58% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (4.96% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.54% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $11,693,176;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,392,331;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $647,853;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $505,422;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $503,366;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $419,925;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $330,427;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $165,310;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $122,446;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $111,260;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $98,038;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $60,036.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Qatar 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) - a decrease of $1,040,719;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $74,357.
Russia’s exports to Qatar in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
01 Live animals 7,649 0.05 5,90029.64
02 Meat and edible meat offal 165,310 1.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 98,038 0.59 0
10 Cereals 11,693,176 70.82 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 12,870-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 6,504-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 214,496 1.30 154,46038.87
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 19 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 419,925 2.54 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 123-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 74,357-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 505,422 3.06 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,529 0.04 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 133,302 0.81 10,8561,127.91
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 400,179 2.42 69,752473.72
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 26,656 0.16 7,738244.48
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 1,670-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 5 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,156 0.01 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 13,455 0.08 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 21 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,100 0.01 0
70 Glass and glassware 111,260 0.67 0
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 1,040,719-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 503,366 3.05 0
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,142 0.01 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5,874 0.04 36,265-83.80
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,392,331 8.43 0
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 151,511 0.92 167,577-9.59
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 653,570 3.96 5,71711,332.04
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 3,772 0.02 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 900 0.01 0

Russia’s Imports from Qatar

The major share of Russian imports from Qatar 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) - 51.61% of Russia’s total imports from Qatar (39.10% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 48.21% of Russia’s total imports from Qatar (60.90% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $662,719;
  • 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 $212,710;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $197,592.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Qatar 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 $2,880,652;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1,367,521.
Russia’s imports from Qatar in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,629,111 48.21 6,509,763-44.25
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 212,710 2.83 0
29 Organic chemicals 1,180,298 15.68 2,547,819-53.67
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 242,190 3.22 44,598443.05
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,249,773 29.89 1,587,05441.76
73 Articles of iron or steel 93 0.00 5957.63
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 13,116 0.17 0

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