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

Russia’s Trade with Brazil

In 2017, Russia’s trade with Brazil totaled $5,230,806,935, up 21.39% ($921,776,418) from 2016.

Russia’s exports to Brazil in 2017 totaled $2,032,492,643, up 13.83% ($246,921,571) from 2016.

Russia’s imports from Brazil in 2017 totaled $3,198,314,292, up 26.74% ($674,854,847) from 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with Brazil in 2017 was $1,165,821,649, a 57.99% increase ($427,933,276) over 2016.

Brazil was Russia’s 26th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 23rd in 2016), accounting for 0.8956% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.9212% in 2016).

Brazil was Russia’s 35th largest export market in 2017 (up from 37th in 2016), accounting for 0.5692% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.6254% in 2016).

Brazil was Russia’s 18th largest supplier in 2017 (down from 15th in 2016), accounting for 1.4092% of Russia’s total imports (up from 1.3845% in 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Brazil

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 74.47% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (72.44% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 17.53% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (21.72% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.20% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (2.37% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.11% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (1.88% in 2016).

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $200,560,960;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $29,805,000;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $15,826,163;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $14,828,303;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $7,845,995;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $6,951,671;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $6,352,165.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Brazil in 2017 over 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 $47,394,016.
Russia’s exports to Brazil in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
10 Cereals 0 0.00 9,000-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 342,026 0.02 600,770-43.07
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 721 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,288 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 609,475 0.03 245,364148.40
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 1,167,680-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 217,377 0.01 98,067121.66
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 232-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 38,365,263 1.89 22,539,10070.22
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 317,979,163 15.64 365,373,179-12.97
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 14,822,587 0.73 9,432,84157.14
29 Organic chemicals 4,496,909 0.22 2,325,02493.41
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,484 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 1,441,412,605 70.92 1,240,851,64516.16
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,631,178 0.08 326,725399.25
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 12,130 0.00 2,180456.42
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 25,094 0.00 25,406-1.23
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 10,547 0.00 14,478-27.15
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 442,069 0.02 310,89242.19
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,910,479 0.24 2,308,870112.68
40 Rubber and articles thereof 45,770,495 2.25 37,924,50020.69
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 739 0.00 89,137.50
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 929,158 0.05 1,340,766-30.70
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 4,635,915 0.23 3,167,92346.34
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,116,234 0.15 4,249,673-26.67
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 258,186 0.01 4,984,587-94.82
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 190,512-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 4,650-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 54 0.00 16237.50
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 350 0.00 2,448-85.70
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,761 0.00 572,989.47
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 35 0.00 7400.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 306,140 0.02 188,83962.12
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,829 0.00 5,499-48.55
65 Headgear and parts thereof 515 0.00 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 80 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 366,877 0.02 56,991543.75
69 Ceramic products 411,724 0.02 183,320124.59
70 Glass and glassware 310,959 0.02 43,829609.48
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 55,488 0.00 13,450312.55
72 Iron and steel 58,554,978 2.88 28,749,978103.67
73 Articles of iron or steel 10,792,429 0.53 5,888,29583.29
74 Copper and articles thereof 122,040 0.01 34,711251.59
75 Nickel and articles thereof 14,678 0.00 1,527861.23
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 11,482,605 0.56 5,130,440123.81
78 Lead and articles thereof 3 0.00 250.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,231,784 0.16 2,307,04540.08
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 658,629 0.03 133495,109.77
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 446,533 0.02 252,38176.93
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,118,307 0.55 5,639,59197.15
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 21,706,958 1.07 19,369,60012.07
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 30,660 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9,910,046 0.49 2,958,375234.98
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 20,442,373 1.01 5,614,070264.13
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,961 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 600 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 2,798 0.00 21,257-86.84
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 39,158 0.00 0
SS Classified 2,479,169 0.12 11 615 139-78.66

Russia’s Imports from Brazil

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 77.45% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (86.73% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.54% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (3.76% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.39% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (2.97% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.92% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (5.07% in 2016).

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

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $245,253,351;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $143,228,401;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $113,222,634;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $58,126,072;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $30,351,011;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $15,466,212.

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $43,986,940;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $43,363,582;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $43,339,172;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $14,183,342.
Russia’s imports from Brazil in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,380,182,087 43.15 1,134,928,73621.61
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 6,164 0.00 12,231-49.60
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,500,879 0.11 3,441,5321.72
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 16,257,153 0.51 10,919,30748.88
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 4,901 0.00 590730.68
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 160,981 0.01 92,48174.07
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 20,570,333 0.64 14,128,91645.59
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 106,649,721 3.33 91,183,50916.96
10 Cereals 310,360 0.01 707,403-56.13
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 173,936 0.01 206,786-15.89
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 574,415,188 17.96 461,192,55424.55
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2,593,034 0.08 7,216,615-64.07
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 19,520 0.00 1,0181,817.49
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4,123,110 0.13 2,362,03174.56
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,930,599 0.15 48,269,771-89.79
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 47,867 0.00 45,1206.09
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 65,073,683 2.03 66,900,945-2.73
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 106,833,494 3.34 97,675,5929.38
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 40,537 0.00 56,210-27.88
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 12,340,595 0.39 26,523,937-53.47
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 178,722,761 5.59 222,709,701-19.75
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,843,055 0.09 2,181,93030.30
26 Ores, slag and ash 4,201,054 0.13 117,5763,473.05
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 4,620-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 44,513,846 1.39 87,877,428-49.35
29 Organic chemicals 15,582,462 0.49 17,361,453-10.25
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,661,397 0.18 3,995,72941.69
31 Fertilizers 3,892 0.00 1,725125.62
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 789,734 0.02 921,325-14.28
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,810,528 0.06 1,526,45918.61
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 1,519,949 0.05 600,171153.25
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 10,504,470 0.33 4,817,562118.05
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 88,537 0.00 94,904-6.71
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,305,339 0.07 1,234,18086.79
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,604,777 0.21 4,646,33042.15
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,036,676 0.13 4,841,170-16.62
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 1,400,225 0.04 2,019,838-30.68
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 37,568 0.00 40,635-7.55
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 40,052 0.00 26,80849.40
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,061,928 0.03 836,47926.95
45 Cork and articles of cork 72 0.00 8800.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 8,255,539 0.26 6,903,92819.58
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,430,191 0.11 1,313,406161.17
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 32,647 0.00 20,20761.56
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 784 0.00 0
52 Cotton 781 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,691,249 0.05 1,618,0674.52
54 Man-made filaments 584,961 0.02 643,861-9.15
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 664-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 31,330 0.00 94,454-66.83
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 109 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 92,016 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 419,198 0.01 253,88465.11
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 322,058 0.01 115,237179.47
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 148,538 0.00 77,29592.17
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 431,774 0.01 265,97462.34
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 14,834,179 0.46 12,755,15716.30
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,887 0.00 726159.92
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6,434,615 0.20 5,483,75417.34
69 Ceramic products 1,061,129 0.03 986,3017.59
70 Glass and glassware 908,043 0.03 568,95459.60
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 344,632 0.01 284,43421.16
72 Iron and steel 97,114,438 3.04 66,763,42745.46
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,092,473 0.13 3,276,07224.92
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,079,653 0.03 818,73431.87
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,172,130 0.04 90,6521,193.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 312,647-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 179-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,528,400 0.14 3,309,26236.84
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 445,303 0.01 281,44258.22
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 111,304,984 3.48 53,178,912109.30
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 14,883,622 0.47 13,208,76612.68
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 667,928 0.02 2,33828,468.35
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 168,556,031 5.27 25,327,630565.50
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 550,811 0.02 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9,016,230 0.28 3,279,481174.93
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,310 0.00 572129.02
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 200,120 0.01 86,063132.53
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 33,934 0.00 3,502868.99
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 188,600 0.01 361,725-47.86
SS Classified 165,490,201 5.17 50 423328,103.80
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia