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

Russia’s Trade with Nigeria

In the 4th quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Nigeria was $130,935,271, down 22.55% ($38,112,207) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Nigeria in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $121,281,920, down 26.09% ($42,809,535) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Nigeria in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $9,653,351, up 94.78% ($4,697,328) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Nigeria in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $111,628,569, a 29.85% decrease ($47,506,863) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Nigeria was Russia’s 82nd largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 71st in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0783% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1241% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Nigeria was Russia’s 70th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 63rd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1179% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.1957% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Nigeria was Russia’s 97th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 107th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0150% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0095% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Nigeria

The major share of Russian exports to Nigeria 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) - 75.10% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (47.36% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 13.43% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (8.45% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.48% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (3.42% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.64% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (0.99% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.29% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (0.16% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.06% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (3.83% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $13,777,350;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $3,341,847;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $2,441,384;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1,559,228;
  • 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 $746,964;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $467,836;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $387,421;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $372,185.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Nigeria 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) - a decrease of $6,124,512;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $546,968.
Russia’s exports to Nigeria in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,177,278 3.44 4,376,113-4.54
10 Cereals 86,873,162 71.63 73,095,81218.85
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 25,049 0.02 238,584-89.50
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,500 0.00 1,539257.37
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 21,611-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 16,285,510 13.43 13,844,12617.63
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,044,766 0.86 297,802250.83
29 Organic chemicals 554,130 0.46 244,926126.24
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,357,944 6.07 4,016,09783.21
31 Fertilizers 587,670 0.48 215,485172.72
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 719,962 0.59 252,126185.56
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,000 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 0 0.00 2,020-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 15,012-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,419 0.01 553,387-98.84
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,450 0.01 10,801-40.28
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,268 0.00 7,847-83.84
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 114 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 387,421 0.32 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 326,993 0.27 238,33637.20
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,269,881 1.05 1,380,561-8.02
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 536-100.00
52 Cotton 0 0.00 458-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 255-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 297-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 7,333-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 49,022-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 13,902-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 2,091-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 2,054-100.00
72 Iron and steel 1,559,228 1.29 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,914 0.01 99,810-92.07
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,087 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,535-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 464-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 317 0.00 161,389-99.80
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 42,514 0.04 6,167,026-99.31
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 21,448 0.02 53,906-60.21
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 53,964-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 14,147 0.01 7,21396.13
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 799 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 0 0.00 421-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,949 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 41,891-100.00
SS Classified 0 0.00 58 614 703-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Nigeria

The major share of Russian imports from Nigeria 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) - 97.52% of Russia’s total imports from Nigeria (98.34% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.48% of Russia’s total imports from Nigeria (1.53% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

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

  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $4,166,491;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $301,651;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $122,500;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $72,896;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $34,716.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Nigeria 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 2,829 0.03 1,88849.84
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 5,468 0.06 3,80743.63
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,426 0.01 418241.15
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 172,871 1.79 99,97572.91
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 199 0.00 4,479-95.56
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 932,937 9.66 631,28647.78
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 150 0.00 223-32.74
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 8,295,772 85.94 4,129,281100.90
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,892 0.02 819131.01
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 787-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 34 0.00 239-85.77
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 749-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 10,348 0.11 3,921163.91
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 34,887 0.36 17120,301.75
40 Rubber and articles thereof 194,217 2.01 71,717170.81
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 190-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 196 0.00 342-42.69
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 125 0.00 5,462-97.71
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 72-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 197-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia