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

Russia’s Trade with Colombia

In 2017, Russia’s trade with Colombia totaled $541,396,295, up 78.96% ($238,867,688) from 2016.

Russia’s exports to Colombia in 2017 totaled $426,642,752, up 113.35% ($226,671,257) from 2016.

Russia’s imports from Colombia in 2017 totaled $114,753,543, up 11.89% ($12,196,431) from 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Colombia in 2017 was $311,889,209, a 220.17% increase ($214,474,826) over 2016.

Colombia was Russia’s 77th largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 87th in 2016), accounting for 0.0927% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0647% in 2016).

Colombia was Russia’s 69th largest export market in 2017 (up from 80th in 2016), accounting for 0.1195% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0700% in 2016).

Colombia was Russia’s 81st largest supplier in 2017 (just as in 2016), accounting for 0.0506% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0563% in 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Colombia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 72.10% of Russia’s total exports to Colombia (43.37% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.50% of Russia’s total exports to Colombia (35.14% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.33% of Russia’s total exports to Colombia (13.73% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.83% of Russia’s total exports to Colombia (4.47% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.41% of Russia’s total exports to Colombia (1.80% in 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Colombia 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) - an increase of $220,877,169;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4,335,082;
  • 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 $3,583,004;
  • 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 $2,491,894;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1,300,967.

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $8,498,427;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $1,860,675.
Russia’s exports to Colombia in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 47,200 0.01 34,31837.54
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 51 0.00 2,867-98.22
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 307,609,522 72.10 86,732,353254.67
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,802,583 0.66 310,689802.05
29 Organic chemicals 996,378 0.23 596,85966.94
31 Fertilizers 55,167,865 12.93 63,666,292-13.35
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 10 0.00 5,575-99.82
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 163,000 0.04 270,600-39.76
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 1,393 0.00 638118.34
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,345 0.00 98137.10
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,964,970 0.46 1,161,28669.21
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,509,659 0.59 1,548,12462.11
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,530,283 0.59 2,704,951-6.46
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 150 0.00 498-69.88
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,657,091 0.39 404,270309.90
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 103,719 0.02 8,9241,062.25
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,873,541 0.44 572,574227.21
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 710 0.00 796-10.80
52 Cotton 4 0.00 40.00
54 Man-made filaments 19 0.00 3,737-99.49
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 20-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 5,300 0.00 1,022418.59
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 190 0.00 325-41.54
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 134,942 0.03 284,254-52.53
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 61 0.00 624-90.22
65 Headgear and parts thereof 20 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 173,477 0.04 10,7751,510.00
70 Glass and glassware 10,538 0.00 35,293-70.14
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,743,965 0.41 3,604,640-51.62
72 Iron and steel 20,156,400 4.72 21,148,019-4.69
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,355,209 0.79 3,577,242-6.21
74 Copper and articles thereof 13,231 0.00 10,22929.35
75 Nickel and articles thereof 18,581 0.00 22,425-17.14
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,335,574 0.78 2,647,22726.00
78 Lead and articles thereof 2,295 0.00 561309.09
80 Tin and articles thereof 1 0.00 10.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 11,961 0.00 36,165-66.93
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 93,216 0.02 1,4846,181.40
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 25,365 0.01 8,626194.05
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,707,392 2.04 4,372,31099.15
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 6,178,512 1.45 2,595,508138.05
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 25,542 0.01 405,123-93.70
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,448,518 0.34 1,557,352-6.99
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 20,807-100.00
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 7,262 0.00 3182,183.65
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 28,591 0.01 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 63 0.00 582-89.18
SS Classified 3,737,053 0.88 1 604 227132.95

Russia’s Imports from Colombia

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 87.71% of Russia’s total imports from Colombia (88.86% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 6.76% of Russia’s total imports from Colombia (6.64% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.67% of Russia’s total imports from Colombia (1.03% in 2016).

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

  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $6,849,024;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $4,149,517;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $3,850,213;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $1,202,249;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $1,010,971;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $949,096;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $453,708.

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

  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $3,857,874;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $1,009,528;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $732,531;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $464,309.
Russia’s imports from Colombia in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 13,766,993 12.00 14,499,524-5.05
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 20,503 0.02 27,564-25.62
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6,849,024 5.97 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 327,600 0.29 791,909-58.63
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 27,481,088 23.95 31,338,962-12.31
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 9,098 0.01 5,13877.07
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,886,278 5.13 1,736,761238.92
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 24,010,385 20.92 22,808,1365.27
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,703 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 663 0.00 6620.15
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 112,272-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 64,973-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,160,354 2.75 3,494,875-9.57
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,558,990 2.23 2,664,464-3.96
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 58,363 0.05 20,985178.12
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 16,264,283 14.17 12,414,07031.01
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 162,380 0.14 58,470177.72
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 86,955 0.08 1,096,483-92.07
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 7,757,319 6.76 6,808,22313.94
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 94,266 0.08 85,7099.98
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 2,293-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,621 0.00 8,477-80.88
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 573,562 0.50 809,758-29.17
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 301 0.00 527-42.88
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,141,036 0.99 130,065777.28
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 38,345 0.03 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 66,286 0.06 15,871317.65
40 Rubber and articles thereof 229 0.00 6,228-96.32
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 74,793 0.07 3,2282,217.01
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 34-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 1,710 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 16,367 0.01 11,03448.33
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 35 0.00 200-82.50
50 Silk 5,095 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 567,772 0.49 390,56545.37
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 201,940 0.18 75,870166.17
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 171,117 0.15 109,74155.93
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 36,111 0.03 54,331-33.54
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 38-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,703 0.00 290487.24
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,207 0.00 16,067-86.26
69 Ceramic products 2,147 0.00 3,228-33.49
70 Glass and glassware 19,341 0.02 26,638-27.39
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 140,987 0.12 95614,647.59
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,156 0.01 26,508-76.78
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 13,990 0.01 4,110240.39
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 2,574-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,517 0.01 31,416-69.71
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 511 0.00 3,403-84.98
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 59,292 0.05 48,50922.23
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4 0.00 7,077-99.94
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,813 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 406 0.00 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,101,002 2.70 2,647,29417.14
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,902 0.00 36,324-94.76
SS Classified 0 0.00 55 278-100.00
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