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

Russia’s Trade with Tunisia

In 2017, Russia’s trade with Tunisia totaled $511,028,479, up 9.78% ($45,517,536) from 2016.

Russia’s exports to Tunisia in 2017 totaled $375,371,779, up 5.68% ($20,179,482) from 2016.

Russia’s imports from Tunisia in 2017 totaled $135,656,700, up 22.97% ($25,338,054) from 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Tunisia in 2017 was $239,715,079, a 2.11% decrease ($5,158,572) over 2016.

Tunisia was Russia’s 79th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 77th in 2016), accounting for 0.0875% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0995% in 2016).

Tunisia was Russia’s 72nd largest export market in 2017 (down from 69th in 2016), accounting for 0.1051% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.1244% in 2016).

Tunisia was Russia’s 78th largest supplier in 2017 (up from 79th in 2016), accounting for 0.0598% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0605% in 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Tunisia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 55.68% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (60.16% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 27.50% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (20.48% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 13.00% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (10.24% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.27% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (2.43% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.04% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (5.90% in 2016).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $28,564,654;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $9,850,674;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $2,787,198;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $1,745,162;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $1,383,211.

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $13,370,494;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $5,058,196;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $3,549,109;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $2,265,665.
Russia’s exports to Tunisia in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 56,225 0.01 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,646 0.00 0
10 Cereals 53,781,111 14.33 25,216,457113.28
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 7,670 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 13,859 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 48,919,479 13.03 47,174,3173.70
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 454,390 0.12 88,744412.02
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,070 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 204 0.00 0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 277,826-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 24,205,884 6.45 29,264,080-17.28
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 184,814,190 49.23 184,423,5110.21
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 21,285 0.01 96,578-77.96
29 Organic chemicals 2,800,571 0.75 6,349,680-55.89
30 Pharmaceutical products 25,397 0.01 24,7842.47
31 Fertilizers 261,383 0.07 13,631,877-98.08
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 245,991 0.07 130,35688.71
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,713 0.00 3,05854.12
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 846 0.00 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 288-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 87,617 0.02 280,355-68.75
39 Plastics and articles thereof 168,988 0.05 284,338-40.57
40 Rubber and articles thereof 287,485 0.08 169,59069.52
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,838,797 0.76 2,074,04736.87
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 5,222,266 1.39 3,839,05536.03
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 448,945 0.12 2,714,610-83.46
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 8,720 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 162 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 60 0.00 5,500-98.91
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 2,116-100.00
72 Iron and steel 44,240,011 11.79 34,389,33728.64
73 Articles of iron or steel 9,154 0.00 12,059-24.09
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 374-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,004-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,565,230 1.22 1,778,032156.76
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 171,200-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 505 0.00 24,750-97.96
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 154 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 919,376 0.24 767,96119.72
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 210,559 0.06 235,570-10.62
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 0 0.00 3,355-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 719,632 0.19 1,471,954-51.11
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 20,873 0.01 223,857-90.68
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 331 0.00 0
SS Classified 0 0.00 60 677-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Tunisia

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 58.20% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (63.17% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 18.12% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (17.55% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.21% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (14.42% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.86% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (1.26% in 2016).

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

  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $6,078,545;
  • 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 $5,949,316;
  • 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 $4,555,356;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $2,941,868;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1,755,677;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $1,121,514;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $489,166;
  • Zinc and articles thereof (HS code 79) - an increase of $475,960;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $452,332.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Tunisia 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) - a decrease of $598,380.
Russia’s imports from Tunisia in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
01 Live animals 5,322 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,691,481 2.72 3,202,31515.28
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 358,897 0.26 957,277-62.51
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 582 0.00 3,997-85.44
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,999,120 3.69 4,858,8962.89
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 9,146,154 6.74 6,204,28647.42
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4,296 0.00 2,47273.79
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 10,614 0.01 5,77483.82
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 432,474 0.32 276,70456.29
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 121,617 0.09 159,190-23.60
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 177,193 0.13 79,470122.97
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 193,896 0.14 80,122142.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 16,822 0.01 3,488382.28
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 59,292 0.04 72,552-18.28
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 55,312 0.04 22724,266.52
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 34,948 0.03 3,453912.11
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 6,245,524 4.60 296,2082,008.49
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 445-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 7,646 0.01 4,35275.69
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 205,157 0.15 195,3005.05
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 1,950 0.00 55,334-96.48
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 737,601 0.54 334,478120.52
39 Plastics and articles thereof 637,696 0.47 433,18647.21
40 Rubber and articles thereof 112,536 0.08 69,57661.75
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,772,397 1.31 1,674,3105.86
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 4,569-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 70,812 0.05 108,909-34.98
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 13,249 0.01 42,869-69.09
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 14,218 0.01 6,281126.37
52 Cotton 403 0.00 4,159-90.31
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 38 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 153,161 0.11 32,533370.79
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 33,422-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,199 0.00 16,718-86.85
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 498,687 0.37 202,168146.67
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 13,797,174 10.17 12,041,49714.58
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 35,140,932 25.90 34,019,4183.30
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 232,697 0.17 255,327-8.86
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 29,069,519 21.43 22,990,97426.44
65 Headgear and parts thereof 57,682 0.04 88,702-34.97
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 775 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7,308 0.01 32,941-77.81
69 Ceramic products 160,592 0.12 233,890-31.34
70 Glass and glassware 664 0.00 2,392-72.24
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 696 0.00 1,537-54.72
73 Articles of iron or steel 682,547 0.50 367,45185.75
74 Copper and articles thereof 12,137 0.01 19,786-38.66
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,270 0.00 1212,602.48
79 Zinc and articles thereof 475,960 0.35 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 104,051 0.08 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5,965 0.00 4,06046.92
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4,906 0.00 5,676-13.57
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,940,157 2.17 2,487,82518.18
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 19,349,009 14.26 14,793,65330.79
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 0 0.00 1,636-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,352,108 1.00 1,363,875-0.86
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 946,163 0.70 719,04231.59
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 88,875 0.07 80,32910.64
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 251,407 0.19 223,14412.67
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,005,136 0.74 915,4389.80
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 185,676 0.14 244,892-24.18
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia