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

Russia’s Trade with Bulgaria

In the 4th quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Bulgaria totaled $908,755,393, up 16.95% ($131,691,584) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Bulgaria in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $755,932,718, up 17.65% ($113,403,367) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Bulgaria in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $152,822,675, up 13.59% ($18,288,217) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Bulgaria in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $603,110,043, a 18.72% increase ($95,115,150) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Bulgaria was Russia’s 38th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 35th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.5437% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.5702% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Bulgaria was Russia’s 31st largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 29th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.7349% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.7664% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Bulgaria was Russia’s 50th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 49th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2377% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.2566% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Bulgaria

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 70.53% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (88.21% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 22.73% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (6.64% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.79% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (2.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.37% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (1.65% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Bulgaria in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $162,408,922;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $5,185,661;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $4,304,705;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $3,102,888;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2,590,944.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Bulgaria 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 $33,574,241;
  • 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) - a decrease of $22,571,052;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $7,274,637.
Russia’s exports to Bulgaria in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 609,326 0.08 242,561151.21
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 26,599 0.00 20,66828.70
10 Cereals 95,815 0.01 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 22,594 0.00 31,761-28.86
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 49,045 0.01 12,893280.40
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 6,703 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,732 0.00 223,235-99.22
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 21,067 0.00 17,84118.08
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 202,737 0.03 178,14313.81
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 69,040 0.01 68,2961.09
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 45,236 0.01 44,6631.28
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 231,338 0.03 165,22140.02
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 538,861 0.07 566,523-4.88
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,488 0.00 8,847-83.18
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 533,166,965 70.53 566,741,206-5.92
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 811,867 0.11 726,93311.68
29 Organic chemicals 892,067 0.12 814,3429.54
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,390 0.00 43,836-87.70
31 Fertilizers 6,743,148 0.89 2,438,443176.53
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 65,260 0.01 35,45684.06
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 98,075 0.01 538,303-81.78
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 9,528 0.00 38,010-74.93
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,430 0.00 808200.74
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 149,612 0.02 141,7295.56
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,286 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 358,058 0.05 250,94942.68
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,343,337 0.31 1,752,81433.69
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,421,438 0.85 3,830,49467.64
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6,222 0.00 689803.05
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,978,747 0.26 1,574,27425.69
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 180 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,296,037 0.30 3,055,490-24.86
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 60,734 0.01 57,2146.15
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 14,125 0.00 181,668-92.22
52 Cotton 2,464 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 38 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 33,136-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4,122 0.00 29,444-86.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 469 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 22 0.00 21,000.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 12,129 0.00 5,095138.06
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 4,807 0.00 2,072132.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 25,497 0.00 1,5081,590.78
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,889 0.00 668482.19
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,871 0.00 9,128-35.68
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 46,315 0.01 44,4624.17
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,681 0.00 643161.43
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,678,761 0.22 994,22568.85
69 Ceramic products 80,481 0.01 37,434114.99
70 Glass and glassware 3,086,028 0.41 1,429,939115.82
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 30 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 10,298,846 1.36 5,113,185101.42
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,179,794 0.16 1,367,704-13.74
74 Copper and articles thereof 41,699 0.01 5,218699.14
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 8,677,691 1.15 5,574,80355.66
78 Lead and articles thereof 702,123 0.09 615,31114.11
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 5,720 0.00 58,408-90.21
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 74,488 0.01 45,29464.45
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 106,520 0.01 41,834154.63
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 166,020,958 21.96 3,612,0364,496.33
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 2,469,726 0.33 25,040,778-90.14
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 1,042,072 0.14 2,688,894-61.25
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 985,186 0.13 1,792,374-45.03
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 639,206 0.08 7,913,843-91.92
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 637,390 0.08 1,627,328-60.83
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4,600 0.00 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 246,338 0.03 207,91618.48
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 16,084 0.00 22,638-28.95
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 14,181 0.00 14,0171.17
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 9,356 0.00 1,500523.73
SS Classified 462,049 0.06 395 20416.91

Russia’s Imports from Bulgaria

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 37.27% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (41.01% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 37.25% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (30.93% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 9.58% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (10.02% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.04% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (7.33% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.97% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (3.45% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.86% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (1.49% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $9,930,490;
  • 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 $4,543,487;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2,552,536;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,675,243;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $876,402;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $602,668;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $593,382;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $581,595;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $579,731;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $558,647;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $503,230;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $494,286.

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

  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $1,488,775;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $1,110,622;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $929,940;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $798,052;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $711,877.
Russia’s imports from Bulgaria in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 70,472 0.05 76,976-8.45
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 427 0.00 2,776-84.62
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 244,162 0.16 142,14571.77
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,272 0.00 1,40461.82
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 11,092 0.01 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 251,320 0.16 192,06930.85
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,135,827 0.74 533,159113.04
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 288,438 0.19 9,7942,845.05
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,516,523 0.99 1,763,888-14.02
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 790,547 0.52 985,610-19.79
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,700,161 1.11 1,993,531-14.72
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 592,993 0.39 412,85343.63
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,630,441 1.72 3,741,063-29.69
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 300,978 0.20 228,43031.76
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 43,099 0.03 87,235-50.59
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,840,322 2.51 4,770,262-19.49
29 Organic chemicals 739,323 0.48 790,853-6.52
30 Pharmaceutical products 42,188,323 27.61 40,513,0804.14
31 Fertilizers 39,189 0.03 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 215,705 0.14 225,470-4.33
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,761,204 1.81 2,266,91821.80
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 260,355 0.17 89,218191.82
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,365,010 1.55 1,806,36330.93
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,924 0.00 91,332-93.51
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,817,832 1.84 3,031,923-7.06
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,719,366 1.13 1,588,1818.26
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 539,069 0.35 694,200-22.35
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 1,843-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 12,532 0.01 3,012316.07
45 Cork and articles of cork 322 0.00 28911.42
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,283,742 0.84 1,995,619-35.67
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 14,561 0.01 7,95783.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 548,497 0.36 318,46372.23
52 Cotton 30,460 0.02 70,763-56.95
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 2,966 0.00 2,59214.43
54 Man-made filaments 106,189 0.07 160,756-33.94
55 Man-made staple fibers 402,481 0.26 479,327-16.03
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,129,586 0.74 1,230,167-8.18
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 298 0.00 802-62.84
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 13,735 0.01 1,304953.30
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 162,261-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,412,107 2.89 3,818,72515.54
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,503,886 2.95 4,438,5911.47
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 476,263 0.31 177,479168.35
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,983,887 1.95 2,480,65720.29
65 Headgear and parts thereof 29,288 0.02 43,169-32.16
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 95,347-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 45,014 0.03 35,22927.78
69 Ceramic products 644,467 0.42 779,364-17.31
70 Glass and glassware 149,714 0.10 1,638,489-90.86
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 34 0.00 2,243-98.48
72 Iron and steel 1,225,661 0.80 1,217,9350.63
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,665,468 2.40 1,112,932229.35
74 Copper and articles thereof 222,243 0.15 298,033-25.43
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 502,369 0.33 356,88240.77
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 86,284 0.06 15655,210.26
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 603,656 0.40 410,76146.96
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,293,635 0.85 1,248,3713.63
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 38,264,726 25.04 28,334,23635.05
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 14,405,933 9.43 9,862,44646.07
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 36,283 0.02 314,673-88.47
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,066,272 1.35 1,484,67739.17
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 31,830-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,157,459 1.41 1,577,72836.74
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 51,830 0.03 18,810175.54
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 59,424 0.04 63,000-5.68
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 1,466,102 0.96 2,264,154-35.25
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,686,531 1.76 1,810,12948.42
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 164,896 0.11 144,52414.10
SS Classified 3,500 0.00 0

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