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Russian trade with Azerbaijan in 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 Azerbaijan in 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Azerbaijan

In 2017, Russia’s trade with Azerbaijan totaled $2,627,206,779, up 34.43% ($672,879,561) from 2016.

Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in 2017 totaled $1,935,121,981, up 28.32% ($427,057,258) from 2016.

Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in 2017 totaled $692,084,798, up 55.08% ($245,822,303) from 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Azerbaijan in 2017 was $1,243,037,183, a 17.07% increase ($181,234,955) over 2016.

Azerbaijan was Russia’s 39th largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 44th in 2016), accounting for 0.4498% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.4178% in 2016).

Azerbaijan was Russia’s 36th largest export market in 2017 (up from 38th in 2016), accounting for 0.5419% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.5282% in 2016).

Azerbaijan was Russia’s 45th largest supplier in 2017 (up from 52nd in 2016), accounting for 0.3049% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.2448% in 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Azerbaijan

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 30.53% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (35.18% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 26.34% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (10.50% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.95% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (13.21% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 9.40% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (9.82% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.40% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (9.25% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.06% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (4.97% in 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $257,523,504;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $47,063,098;
  • 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 $42,304,554;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $41,651,866;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $37,568,667;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $26,615,354;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $20,033,633;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $10,825,729;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $9,416,375;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $7,816,962;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $7,362,705;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $6,542,577;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $6,400,554;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $5,875,373.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $44,746,308;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $17,656,287;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $7,771,791;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $5,969,215.
Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
01 Live animals 5,447,836 0.28 1,591,437242.32
02 Meat and edible meat offal 6,185,797 0.32 594,439940.61
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,019,859 0.10 596,786238.46
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 10,176,596 0.53 10,488,196-2.97
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 19,280 0.00 32,505-40.69
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 57,077 0.00 29,69692.20
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 6,452,794 0.33 14,224,585-54.64
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 408,352 0.02 614,332-33.53
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,657,488 0.19 2,063,75877.22
10 Cereals 229,507,380 11.86 209,473,7479.56
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 10,513,337 0.54 11,146,944-5.68
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 9,423,907 0.49 3,919,614140.43
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 17,798 0.00 54,936-67.60
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 122,731 0.01 17,969583.02
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 63,097,252 3.26 61,272,2242.98
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 16,850,020 0.87 10,974,64753.54
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 63,353,131 3.27 16,290,033288.91
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 30,467,939 1.57 23,925,36227.35
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 27,147,689 1.40 22,621,94920.01
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 7,067,807 0.37 5,824,18821.35
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 26,396,678 1.36 21,029,75725.52
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11,468,806 0.59 8,918,43128.60
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 8,719,591 0.45 7,857,18810.98
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 52,162,534 2.70 96,908,842-46.17
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 7,020,128 0.36 5,197,92435.06
26 Ores, slag and ash 425,735 0.02 381,03811.73
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 51,789,007 2.68 69,445,294-25.42
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 9,842,299 0.51 13,961,867-29.51
29 Organic chemicals 1,922,414 0.10 2,547,966-24.55
30 Pharmaceutical products 19,554,162 1.01 20,585,603-5.01
31 Fertilizers 35,976,296 1.86 34,390,0784.61
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,889,136 0.15 2,244,15128.74
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 22,115,306 1.14 15,714,75240.73
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 17,095,707 0.88 14,421,54618.54
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 739,423 0.04 859,692-13.99
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 2,702,698 0.14 2,292,60617.89
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3,226 0.00 9,040-64.31
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 11,458,969 0.59 8,300,33838.05
39 Plastics and articles thereof 23,482,803 1.21 14,066,42866.94
40 Rubber and articles thereof 14,725,446 0.76 10,130,60845.36
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 60,685 0.00 121,171-49.92
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 273,830 0.01 70,154290.33
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 401 0.00 88355.68
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 136,728,811 7.07 110,113,45724.17
45 Cork and articles of cork 1,833 0.00 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 1,186 0.00 5,587-78.77
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,163 0.00 28,586-95.93
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 43,861,759 2.27 36,499,05420.17
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,378,426 0.07 1,503,750-8.33
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 19,848 0.00 0
52 Cotton 562,115 0.03 304,50384.60
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 77,957 0.00 111,442-30.05
54 Man-made filaments 205,135 0.01 9,8601,980.48
55 Man-made staple fibers 565,126 0.03 4,40612,726.28
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 524,213 0.03 1,799,640-70.87
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 5,323 0.00 94,475-94.37
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 18,822 0.00 1,0911,625.21
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 606,545 0.03 347,49274.55
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 63,623 0.00 16,164293.61
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,390,004 0.07 519,702167.46
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,024,027 0.05 833,90422.80
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 243,465 0.01 405,870-40.01
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,069,142 0.06 951,10912.41
65 Headgear and parts thereof 86,799 0.00 69,19025.45
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,266 0.00 10,963-88.45
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 5,596 0.00 4,68019.57
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 12,438,295 0.64 9,608,29829.45
69 Ceramic products 5,866,396 0.30 6,616,442-11.34
70 Glass and glassware 25,931,805 1.34 22,858,89513.44
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 64,682 0.00 126,755-48.97
72 Iron and steel 164,817,102 8.52 127,248,43529.52
73 Articles of iron or steel 57,708,169 2.98 52,752,2539.39
74 Copper and articles thereof 7,047,142 0.36 6,941,5801.52
75 Nickel and articles thereof 246,177 0.01 59,781311.80
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 17,539,118 0.91 9,722,15680.40
78 Lead and articles thereof 132,915 0.01 242,081-45.09
79 Zinc and articles thereof 3,093 0.00 51,469-93.99
80 Tin and articles thereof 2,640 0.00 23,180-88.61
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 43,502 0.00 83,807-48.09
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,166,963 0.06 862,02135.38
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,879,693 0.10 1,264,19248.69
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 51,760,389 2.67 40,934,66026.45
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 96,368,715 4.98 54,064,16178.25
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 1,908,339 0.10 7,877,554-75.77
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 295,066,264 15.25 37,542,760685.95
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 54,020,142 2.79 12,368,276336.76
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,523,656 0.54 5,623,30187.14
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 21,749 0.00 6,581230.48
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2,840 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 2,619,978 0.14 1,934,01535.47
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,129,359 0.06 399,326182.82
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 7,305,433 0.38 5,501,29132.79
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 1,581-100.00
SS Classified 118,245,891 6.11 204 503 038-42.18

Russia’s Imports from Azerbaijan

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 64.87% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (72.49% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 10.44% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (11.98% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.43% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (3.98% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.31% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (1.74% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.89% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (5.24% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.01% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (2.20% in 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $81,797,723;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $30,141,087;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $29,130,040;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $14,080,519;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $12,770,259;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $11,659,200;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $7,106,393;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $3,653,143;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $3,416,892;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $3,055,162;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $2,517,704;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $2,364,641.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
01 Live animals 2,844 0.00 1,91448.59
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 393,566 0.06 157,395150.05
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,784,118 0.55 1,266,414198.81
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 54 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 258,841 0.04 460,396-43.78
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 207,462,620 29.98 125,664,89765.09
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 195,366,215 28.23 165,225,12818.24
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5,144,970 0.74 2,780,32985.05
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 2,457-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 178,216 0.03 196,907-9.49
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 13,067 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4,345 0.00 7,886-44.90
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 699 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 677,387 0.10 330,840104.75
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,487,843 0.36 1,721,66744.50
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 274,034 0.04 109,573150.09
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 9,294,891 1.34 5,641,74864.75
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 943,055 0.14 1,531,035-38.40
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 18,062,811 2.61 16,831,4287.32
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,633,824 0.67 1,578,662193.53
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 10,537,119 1.52 3,430,726207.14
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 16,155-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 61,690,742 8.91 50,031,54223.30
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,536,050 0.22 589,400160.61
29 Organic chemicals 5,679,107 0.82 4,180,08335.86
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 248,543 0.04 184,34834.82
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 19,380 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 52,116 0.01 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 8,862-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 903,216 0.13 1,220,115-25.97
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,431,317 0.78 3,645,54648.99
40 Rubber and articles thereof 13,168 0.00 5982,102.01
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 250,817 0.04 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 215 0.00 216-0.46
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 15,448 0.00 73,072-78.86
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 451,056 0.07 1,105,479-59.20
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 152,578 0.02 137,03411.34
52 Cotton 11,868,052 1.71 12,580,986-5.67
54 Man-made filaments 748,133 0.11 281,252166.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 149-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 221,359 0.03 221,831-0.21
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,518 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 68,299 0.01 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 13,713,135 1.98 10,296,24333.19
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 326,985 0.05 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 17,580 0.00 77,179-77.22
69 Ceramic products 19,520 0.00 21,037-7.21
70 Glass and glassware 10,792 0.00 8,70723.95
73 Articles of iron or steel 15,014,789 2.17 2,244,530568.95
74 Copper and articles thereof 981,779 0.14 1,108,851-11.46
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 28,470,976 4.11 14,390,45797.85
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 14,666 0.00 8,64269.71
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 690-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,995,089 0.43 2,279,77531.38
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 864,749 0.12 1,155,283-25.15
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 403,861 0.06 44,719803.11
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 352,391 0.05 4,3218,055.31
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 31,130,040 4.50 2,000,0001,456.50
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,012,782 0.15 2,294,348-55.86
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 221,847 0.03 240,938-7.92
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7,495 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,250 0.00 4,028-44.14
SS Classified 47,652,439 6.89 8 866 677437.43
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