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Russian trade in goods with Azerbaijan in Q4 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 Azerbaijan in the fourth quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Azerbaijan

In the 4th quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Azerbaijan was $742,577,031, down 1.31% ($9,852,504) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $517,259,339, down 12.02% ($70,693,822) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $225,317,692, up 36.99% ($60,841,318) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Azerbaijan in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $291,941,647, a 31.06% decrease ($131,535,140) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Azerbaijan was Russia’s 41st largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 37th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.4443% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.5522% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Azerbaijan was Russia’s 38th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 33rd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.5029% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.7013% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Azerbaijan was Russia’s 42nd largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 46th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.3505% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.3137% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Azerbaijan

The major share of Russian exports to Azerbaijan in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 35.26% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (29.27% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 23.06% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (10.17% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.87% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (9.66% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 9.28% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (6.72% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.10% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (8.60% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.31% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (6.65% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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) - an increase of $57,376,611;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $14,527,818;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $10,564,877;
  • 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 $9,083,683;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $5,055,501;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4,360,856;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $4,200,133;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $3,634,530;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $3,265,651;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $3,200,800;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $3,071,555;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $2,678,005;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $2,184,299;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $2,113,918;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1,754,388;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1,639,818;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1,631,436.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $17,380,378;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $14,815,032;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $11,661,649;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $9,545,607;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $2,010,007.
Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
01 Live animals 1,977,028 0.38 1,034,56691.10
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,800,375 0.54 122,3702,188.45
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,114,183 0.22 184,205504.86
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,639,099 0.51 3,038,316-13.14
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 8,856-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 28,375 0.01 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,622,164 0.51 3,587,386-26.91
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 125,747 0.02 167,529-24.94
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,174,581 0.23 631,01386.14
10 Cereals 72,961,453 14.11 69,326,9235.24
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,419,450 0.66 4,891,125-30.09
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,596,827 0.31 2,166,177-26.28
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 10,475-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 27,035 0.01 12,534115.69
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 23,447,211 4.53 22,234,8845.45
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 5,370,811 1.04 4,964,5188.18
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 18,114,734 3.50 7,549,857139.93
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 11,527,557 2.23 8,326,75738.44
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 8,786,932 1.70 7,032,54424.95
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,818,472 0.35 1,427,82427.36
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8,144,876 1.57 6,505,05825.21
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,331,885 0.64 2,124,02156.87
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,624,230 0.51 3,233,058-18.83
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 8,717,061 1.69 23,532,093-62.96
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,833,009 0.35 1,242,75347.50
26 Ores, slag and ash 105,637 0.02 88,59519.24
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 20,370,361 3.94 37,750,739-46.04
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,612,570 0.70 2,295,82457.35
29 Organic chemicals 498,860 0.10 353,41041.16
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,978,170 1.35 7,452,893-6.37
31 Fertilizers 9,050,345 1.75 20,711,994-56.30
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 857,662 0.17 693,75223.63
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,826,844 1.32 4,642,54547.05
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 4,389,648 0.85 3,761,48616.70
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 177,218 0.03 175,2921.10
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 652,291 0.13 811,471-19.62
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 71 0.00 616-88.47
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,500,266 0.68 2,915,54520.06
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,668,538 1.29 3,596,98385.39
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,864,089 0.75 3,128,21023.52
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 55,256-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 48,591 0.01 25,48490.67
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 51 0.00 88-42.05
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 35,943,203 6.95 30,887,70216.37
45 Cork and articles of cork 1,277 0.00 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 37-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 25,774-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 11,447,863 2.21 8,182,21239.91
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 624,987 0.12 420,36448.68
52 Cotton 191,676 0.04 99,14293.33
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 24,273-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 114,752 0.02 20156,990.55
55 Man-made staple fibers 210,076 0.04 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 101,350 0.02 136,607-25.81
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,736 0.00 2,199-21.06
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 14,575 0.00 7818,585.90
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 177,521 0.03 143,19223.97
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 23,033 0.00 10,906111.20
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 345,419 0.07 160,461115.27
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 483,456 0.09 512,661-5.70
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 131,790 0.03 57,070130.93
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 286,818 0.06 423,585-32.29
65 Headgear and parts thereof 38,281 0.01 46,129-17.01
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 118 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3,033 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,821,690 0.74 2,771,84437.88
69 Ceramic products 1,678,109 0.32 1,288,47430.24
70 Glass and glassware 7,938,237 1.53 5,824,31936.29
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 31,276 0.01 18,91665.34
72 Iron and steel 46,138,200 8.92 31,610,38245.96
73 Articles of iron or steel 20,811,955 4.02 16,611,82225.28
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,051,938 0.40 2,676,079-23.32
75 Nickel and articles thereof 127,248 0.02 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,785,773 1.31 5,154,33731.65
78 Lead and articles thereof 48,571 0.01 93,033-47.79
80 Tin and articles thereof 975 0.00 2,960-67.06
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 8,664 0.00 40,460-78.59
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 527,851 0.10 193,301173.07
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 425,782 0.08 401,5026.05
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 15,703,794 3.04 11,342,93838.45
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 29,603,637 5.72 20,519,95444.27
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 198,728 0.04 2,208,735-91.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 68,632,700 13.27 11,256,089509.74
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,799,891 0.54 12,345,498-77.32
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,349,307 0.45 2,132,96810.14
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 5,039 0.00 4411,042.63
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 518,895 0.10 856,173-39.39
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 188,235 0.04 124,60351.07
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,059,538 0.40 1,803,38414.20
SS Classified 2,858,035 0.55 155 727 331-98.16

Russia’s Imports from Azerbaijan

The major share of Russian imports from Azerbaijan in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 70.73% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (80.14% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 8.04% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (7.85% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.24% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (4.42% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.65% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (2.57% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.90% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (1.20% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $18,571,300;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $7,139,848;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $4,235,379;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $3,751,807;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2,399,854;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $2,102,974;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $1,860,053;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,654,838;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $1,549,118;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $1,465,046.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $767,491.
Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 209,257 0.09 29,788602.49
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 985,838 0.44 1,061,924-7.16
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 62,525 0.03 55,94811.76
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 32,949,043 14.62 25,809,19527.66
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 113,904,630 50.55 95,333,33019.48
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,202,609 0.53 653,13484.13
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 2,275-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 41,348 0.02 43,660-5.30
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 13,067 0.01 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 613 0.00 6,925-91.15
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 230,562 0.10 74,426209.79
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 788,681 0.35 850,167-7.23
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 74,113 0.03 28,725158.01
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,775,683 1.68 1,915,63097.10
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 286,532 0.13 907,746-68.43
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,915,503 1.74 4,682,994-16.39
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 922,135 0.41 352,197161.82
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,140,219 1.39 1,675,17387.46
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 14,985,533 6.65 11,233,72633.40
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 339,700 0.15 0
29 Organic chemicals 2,344,481 1.04 689,643239.96
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 40,537 0.02 43,087-5.92
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 17,100 0.01 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 186,851 0.08 403,438-53.69
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,358,075 0.60 838,67461.93
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 46,842 0.02 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 15,448 0.01 19,600-21.18
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,916 0.00 477,894-98.97
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 92,088 0.04 3,8782,274.63
52 Cotton 3,370,283 1.50 1,821,16585.06
54 Man-made filaments 262,683 0.12 73,060259.54
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 100,738 0.04 13,013674.13
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 42,798 0.02 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,430,600 1.97 2,327,62690.35
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6,392 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 27,957-100.00
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 20,965-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 8,550 0.00 1575,345.86
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,698,612 1.64 1,298,758184.78
74 Copper and articles thereof 269,802 0.12 119,927124.97
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 10,086,398 4.48 5,851,01972.39
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 772 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 605-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 365,516 0.16 858,754-57.44
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 504,947 0.22 514,888-1.93
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 0 0.00 44,719-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 295,097 0.13 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 157,426 0.07 186,167-15.44
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 11,744 0.01 54,548-78.47
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 1,824-100.00
SS Classified 19,771,405 8.77 4 068 045386.02

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