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

Russia’s Trade with Saudi Arabia

In the 4th quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Saudi Arabia totaled $248,595,463, up 171.67% ($157,087,577) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Saudi Arabia in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $213,257,118, up 284.05% ($157,728,797) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Saudi Arabia in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $35,338,345, down 1.78% ($641,220) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Saudi Arabia in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $177,918,773, a 810.13% increase ($158,370,017) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Saudi Arabia was Russia’s 68th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 89th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1487% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0672% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Saudi Arabia was Russia’s 60th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 80th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2073% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0662% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Saudi Arabia was Russia’s 79th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 75th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0550% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0686% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Saudi Arabia

The major share of Russian exports to Saudi Arabia 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) - 62.08% of Russia’s total exports to Saudi Arabia (61.62% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 17.08% of Russia’s total exports to Saudi Arabia (1.24% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.61% of Russia’s total exports to Saudi Arabia (21.29% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.19% of Russia’s total exports to Saudi Arabia (9.59% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.55% of Russia’s total exports to Saudi Arabia (2.04% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.20% of Russia’s total exports to Saudi Arabia (3.20% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Saudi Arabia 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 $71,871,207;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $35,724,555;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $14,837,948;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $7,642,101;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $6,771,807;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $4,486,928;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $3,815,507;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2,310,024;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1,932,850.

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

  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $662,748.
Russia’s exports to Saudi Arabia in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,162 0.00 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,812 0.00 4,080-6.57
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,326,753 2.03 511,246746.32
10 Cereals 104,348,186 48.93 32,476,979221.30
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 3,028-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 14,925,600 7.00 87,65216,928.25
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 54 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,294 0.00 3,698-37.97
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 8,772,902 4.11 1,130,801675.81
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 6,125 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 210 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 204-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 36,413,795 17.08 689,2405,183.18
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 348,057 0.16 130,700166.30
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 322,171-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,335,580 1.10 25,5569,039.07
31 Fertilizers 27,099 0.01 108,172-74.95
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,348 0.00 93,384-96.41
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 52,881 0.02 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 10,835,926 5.08 10,977,410-1.29
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9,647 0.00 54,176-82.19
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,883,370 3.23 111,5636,069.94
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 55 0.00 0
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 7,365 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,983,435 0.93 2,191,890-9.51
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 205,566 0.10 868,314-76.33
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,751,761 3.17 2,264,833198.11
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,369 0.00 1130,527.27
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 73,764-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 400,130 0.19 145,111175.74
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 8 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 70,671 0.03 201,794-64.98
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 76 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 140 0.00 1,045-86.60
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 49 0.00 567-91.36
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 31 0.00 1,322-97.66
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 2,991,539 1.40 1,058,689182.57
73 Articles of iron or steel 296,525 0.14 42,393599.47
74 Copper and articles thereof 275 0.00 1,074-74.39
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 31-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 48 0.00 1,348-96.44
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,361 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9,766 0.00 24,616-60.33
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,200 0.00 6,614-81.86
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,875,770 0.88 1,320,30342.07
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 151,007 0.07 210,322-28.20
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 151,058 0.07 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 384,772 0.18 243,55057.98
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 146 0.00 1348.96
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,068 0.00 31,517-90.27
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 103,962-100.00
SS Classified 8,669,121 4.07 5 057171,328.14

Russia’s Imports from Saudi Arabia

The major share of Russian imports from Saudi Arabia 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) - 93.38% of Russia’s total imports from Saudi Arabia (96.97% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.14% of Russia’s total imports from Saudi Arabia (2.15% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.44% of Russia’s total imports from Saudi Arabia (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

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

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $4,059,648;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,412,169;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $976,283;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $651,506;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $338,329;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $167,353;
  • Zinc and articles thereof (HS code 79) - an increase of $149,751.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Saudi Arabia 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) - a decrease of $7,745,086;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $336,660;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $258,610.
Russia’s imports from Saudi Arabia in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 13,008 0.04 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 167,353 0.47 0
29 Organic chemicals 9,952,334 28.16 5,892,68668.89
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,412,169 4.00 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,162,768 3.29 1,499,428-22.45
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 21,606 0.06 21,0412.69
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 289,331 0.82 547,941-47.20
39 Plastics and articles thereof 19,182,815 54.28 26,927,901-28.76
40 Rubber and articles thereof 976,283 2.76 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 67,178 0.19 135,697-50.49
54 Man-made filaments 1,110,827 3.14 772,49843.80
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 37,019 0.10 30,99719.43
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 240-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 149,751 0.42 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 60,466 0.17 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 651,506 1.84 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 80,110 0.23 150,616-46.81
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,821 0.01 495671.92
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 25-100.00
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