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

Russia’s Trade with Qatar

In 2017, Russia’s trade with Qatar totaled $73,317,718, up 24.38% ($14,370,534) from 2016.

Russia’s exports to Qatar in 2017 totaled $49,785,035, up 103.55% ($25,326,366) from 2016.

Russia’s imports from Qatar in 2017 were $23,532,683, down 31.77% ($10,955,832) from 2016.

Russia’s trade balance with Qatar went from a deficit of $10,029,846 in 2016, to a surplus of $26,252,352 in 2017.

Qatar was Russia’s 122nd largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 121st in 2016), accounting for 0.0126% of Russia’s total trade (just as in 2016).

Qatar was Russia’s 116th largest export market in 2017 (up from 128th in 2016), accounting for 0.0139% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0086% in 2016).

Qatar was Russia’s 101st largest supplier in 2017 (down from 96th in 2016), accounting for 0.0104% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0189% in 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Qatar

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 76.84% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (67.76% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.55% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (9.62% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.06% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (2.58% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.32% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (4.58% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.36% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (13.93% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.09% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (0.59% in 2016).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $20,329,968;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,834,869;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,237,485;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1,171,919;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $571,759;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $536,783;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $400,875;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $342,965;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $250,480;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $208,024;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $204,121;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $201,789;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $188,085;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $184,388;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $164,526.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1,817,221;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $600,067;
  • 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) - a decrease of $211,040.
Russia’s exports to Qatar in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
01 Live animals 37,505 0.08 6,900443.55
02 Meat and edible meat offal 208,024 0.42 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 184,388 0.37 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,750 0.01 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 130,809 0.26 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 571,759 1.15 0
10 Cereals 36,423,765 73.16 16,093,797126.32
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 14,400 0.03 12,87011.89
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 87,338 0.18 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 19,495 0.04 15,53925.46
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 8,866 0.02 43,438-79.59
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 592-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 564,113 1.13 399,58741.17
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 19 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 545,005 1.09 144,130278.13
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 34,499 0.07 12327,947.97
29 Organic chemicals 235,636 0.47 326,921-27.92
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 24,476 0.05 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 52,035-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 54,400 0.11 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,388,339 2.79 216,420541.50
39 Plastics and articles thereof 58,328 0.12 12,039384.49
40 Rubber and articles thereof 224,376 0.45 22,587893.39
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 15,150 0.03 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,432,429 2.88 1,089,46431.48
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 216,041 0.43 27,956672.79
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,001 0.00 3,911-48.84
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 5 0.00 28-82.14
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 8,281 0.02 6,18833.82
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 30,520 0.06 5,307475.09
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 45-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 43 0.00 1,046-95.89
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 28,341 0.06 32,020-11.49
69 Ceramic products 10,010 0.02 39,982-74.96
70 Glass and glassware 250,480 0.50 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 40,921-100.00
72 Iron and steel 588,000 1.18 2,405,221-75.55
73 Articles of iron or steel 525,612 1.06 321,49163.49
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,335 0.00 3,408-31.48
75 Nickel and articles thereof 23,011 0.05 623,078-96.31
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 35,527 0.07 38,413-7.51
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,760 0.01 15,509-82.20
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,148,871 4.32 1,612,08833.30
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 498,917 1.00 709,957-29.73
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,241,103 2.49 3,61834,203.57
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,862,122 3.74 27,2536,732.72
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 7,661-100.00
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 3,772 0.01 44,459-91.52
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 40,414 0.08 24,99861.67
SS Classified 0 0.00 27 669-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Qatar

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 56.58% of Russia’s total imports from Qatar (31.19% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 43.25% of Russia’s total imports from Qatar (68.79% in 2016).

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

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2,158,840;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $849,839;
  • 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 $690,212.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Qatar 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 $13,546,092;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1,139,000.
Russia’s imports from Qatar in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 10,177,769 43.25 23,723,861-57.10
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 690,212 2.93 0
29 Organic chemicals 5,173,325 21.98 6,312,325-18.04
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 897,463 3.81 47,6241,784.48
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,554,749 27.85 4,395,90949.11
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 110-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8 0.00 14-42.86
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 8,931 0.04 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,120 0.00 252344.44
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8 0.00 1,620-99.51
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 20,872 0.09 6,800206.94
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,224 0.03 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia