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

Russia’s Trade with Qatar

In the 4th quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Qatar totaled $26,158,104, up 103.38% ($13,296,633) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Qatar in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $20,305,135, up 417.18% ($16,379,018) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Qatar in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $5,852,969, down 34.50% ($3,082,385) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade balance with Qatar went from a deficit of $5,009,237 in the 4th quarter of 2016, to a surplus of $14,452,166 in the 4th quarter of 2017.

Qatar was Russia’s 118th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 125th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0156% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0094% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Qatar was Russia’s 107th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 129th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0197% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0047% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Qatar was Russia’s 102nd largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 97th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0091% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0170% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Qatar

The major share of Russian exports to Qatar 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) - 84.88% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (4.58% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.28% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (42.83% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.25% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (5.89% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.34% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (10.90% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.29% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (31.57% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.00% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (1.04% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Qatar 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 $16,065,339;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,120,032;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $571,759;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $399,894;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $184,388;
  • 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 $176,569;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $139,220;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $133,625;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $87,338.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Qatar 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 $1,326,783;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $600,067;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $307,600;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $286,343;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $85,348;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $72,351.
Russia’s exports to Qatar in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
01 Live animals 28,856 0.14 1,0002,785.60
02 Meat and edible meat offal 42,714 0.21 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 184,388 0.91 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 32,771 0.16 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 571,759 2.82 0
10 Cereals 16,065,339 79.12 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 87,338 0.43 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 16,194 0.08 15,5404.21
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 4,770-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 205,635 1.01 158,64529.62
29 Organic chemicals 114,688 0.56 187,039-38.68
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 20,126 0.10 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 437,280 2.15 37,3861,069.64
39 Plastics and articles thereof 38,796 0.19 6,844466.86
40 Rubber and articles thereof 48,479 0.24 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 327,508 1.61 412,856-20.67
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 148,339 0.73 14,714908.15
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 136 0.00 386-64.77
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 25 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 29 0.00 5,307-99.45
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 41-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 22 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 26,241 0.13 32,020-18.05
69 Ceramic products 10,010 0.05 5,87970.27
70 Glass and glassware 139,220 0.69 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 40,921-100.00
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 286,343-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 8,021 0.04 315,621-97.46
74 Copper and articles thereof 193 0.00 265-27.17
75 Nickel and articles thereof 23,011 0.11 623,078-96.31
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 28,557 0.14 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 14,263-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 193,851 0.95 1,520,634-87.25
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 313,775 1.55 137,206128.69
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 33,057 0.16 3,618813.68
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,140,163 5.62 20,1315,563.72
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 7,661-100.00
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 44,262-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 18,614 0.09 10,94770.04
SS Classified 0 0.00 18 740-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Qatar

The major share of Russian imports from Qatar 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) - 66.40% of Russia’s total imports from Qatar (24.36% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 33.38% of Russia’s total imports from Qatar (75.56% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

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

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $537,224;
  • 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 $477,502;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $390,979;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $303,880.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Qatar 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 $4,798,468.
Russia’s imports from Qatar in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,953,479 33.38 6,751,947-71.07
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 477,502 8.16 0
29 Organic chemicals 1,529,314 26.13 1,138,33534.35
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 303,880 5.19 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,575,556 26.92 1,038,33251.74
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8 0.00 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 65 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 647 0.01 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8 0.00 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 4,286 0.07 6,740-36.41
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,224 0.14 0
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