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

Russia’s Trade with Tanzania

In the 4th quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Tanzania totaled $49,592,345, up 49.00% ($16,309,687) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Tanzania in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $44,223,576, up 170.71% ($27,887,371) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Tanzania in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $5,368,769, down 68.32% ($11,577,684) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade balance with Tanzania went from a deficit of $610,248 in the 4th quarter of 2016, to a surplus of $38,854,807 in the 4th quarter of 2017.

Tanzania was Russia’s 100th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 111th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0297% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0244% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Tanzania was Russia’s 90th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 107th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0430% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0195% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Tanzania was Russia’s 104th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 93rd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0084% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0323% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Tanzania

The major share of Russian exports to Tanzania 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) - 88.46% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (85.09% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.67% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (5.22% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.23% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (0.90% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.44% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (1.89% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.08% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (6.89% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Tanzania 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 $25,641,088;
  • 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 $1,488,851;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $861,474;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $543,483;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $302,390;
  • 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 $298,719;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $226,269;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $192,341.

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

  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,111,827;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $524,275;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $196,737.
Russia’s exports to Tanzania in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
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 0 0.00 196,737-100.00
10 Cereals 38,717,463 87.55 13,076,375196.09
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 192,341 0.43 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 107,813 0.24 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 102,730 0.23 627,005-83.62
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 232,140 0.52 5,8713,854.01
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 846,850 1.91 303,367179.15
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 534,606 1.21 235,887126.64
29 Organic chemicals 14,550 0.03 13,2409.89
31 Fertilizers 1,464,524 3.31 603,050142.85
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 3,174 0.01 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,666 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 41,646 0.09 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,280 0.01 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 23,422 0.05 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 13,224 0.03 1,125,051-98.82
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 1,076-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 536 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 620-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 47,885 0.11 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 736-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 52,215 0.12 20,385156.14
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 1,518,121 3.43 29,2705,086.61
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 97,535-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 302,390 0.68 0

Russia’s Imports from Tanzania

The major share of Russian imports from Tanzania 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) - 100.00% of Russia’s total imports from Tanzania (100.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Tanzania 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 increase.

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $9,948,209;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $972,559;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $566,563;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $93,973.
Russia’s imports from Tanzania in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 7,687 0.14 4,96954.70
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 902 0.02 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 100,132 1.87 194,105-48.41
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,834,737 34.17 2,807,296-34.64
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 182,774 3.40 749,337-75.61
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,242,537 60.40 13,190,746-75.42
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