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Russian trade in goods with Azerbaijan in Q1 2018

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 the first quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Azerbaijan

In the 1st quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Azerbaijan totaled $508,741,353, up 17.85% ($77,064,351) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $383,674,170, up 20.08% ($64,161,580) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $125,067,183, up 11.50% ($12,902,771) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Azerbaijan in the 1st quarter of 2018 was $258,606,987, a 24.72% increase ($51,258,809) over the 1st quarter of 2017.

Azerbaijan was Russia’s 48th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2018 (down from 44th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.3227% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.3358% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Azerbaijan was Russia’s 42nd largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2018 (down from 41st in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.3724% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.3834% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Azerbaijan was Russia’s 53rd largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2018 (down from 50th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.2290% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.2481% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Azerbaijan

The major share of Russian exports to Azerbaijan in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 27.82% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (37.50% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 15.88% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (15.27% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 14.68% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (17.43% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 13.46% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (10.88% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.47% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (8.81% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.89% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (6.40% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $14,241,396;
  • 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 $12,470,160;
  • 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) - an increase of $6,907,628;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $5,742,627;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $5,257,897;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $3,991,595;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3,893,557;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $3,199,146;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $3,003,692;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2,878,714;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $2,675,708;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2,434,005;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1,989,193;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1,862,133;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1,790,757;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1,786,768;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1,659,883;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $1,472,191;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1,419,777.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $26,759,975;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $10,247,434;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $9,696,214;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1,214,752;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1,213,453.
Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
01 Live animals 559,373 0.15 664,003-15.76
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,149,853 0.56 160,6601,238.14
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 608,265 0.16 201,782201.45
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,672,522 0.70 2,620,0582.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 27,019 0.01 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 18,094 0.00 11,92051.80
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 827,570 0.22 2,041,023-59.45
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 173,471 0.05 158,2919.59
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 650,393 0.17 784,894-17.14
10 Cereals 39,252,211 10.23 40,466,963-3.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,861,936 0.49 2,361,373-21.15
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 745,664 0.19 613,49421.54
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 10,640 0.00 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 23,495 0.01 12,72284.68
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 16,912,226 4.41 15,440,0359.53
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 3,109,763 0.81 3,991,737-22.09
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5,061,433 1.32 14,757,647-65.70
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 9,732,692 2.54 6,729,00044.64
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7,125,317 1.86 5,263,18435.38
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,067,055 0.54 1,611,54528.27
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,405,681 1.67 4,985,90428.48
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,407,224 0.63 1,686,39742.74
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,806,876 0.47 2,465,845-26.72
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,528,161 0.66 12,775,595-80.21
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,648,573 0.43 1,124,37546.62
26 Ores, slag and ash 64,002 0.02 79,636-19.63
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 20,902,570 5.45 19,242,6878.63
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,072,803 0.80 2,063,26448.93
29 Organic chemicals 128,637 0.03 238,458-46.05
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,212,168 1.36 2,778,16387.61
31 Fertilizers 13,259,353 3.46 7,516,72676.40
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,019,261 0.27 378,883169.02
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,269,361 1.11 3,992,8226.93
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 3,841,745 1.00 3,582,9917.22
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 118,437 0.03 102,10216.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 301,042 0.08 431,624-30.25
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,764 0.00 922199.78
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,319,314 0.60 1,265,24483.31
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,472,901 1.69 3,594,18780.09
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,999,497 1.04 2,212,72980.75
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 7,261 0.00 46,343-84.33
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 75,560 0.02 70,9926.43
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 52 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 39,221,940 10.22 24,980,54457.01
45 Cork and articles of cork 5,007 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12,204,968 3.18 9,529,26028.08
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 214,390 0.06 258,182-16.96
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 4,253-100.00
52 Cotton 50,073 0.01 46,6907.25
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 306 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 42,588 0.01 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 98,773 0.03 49,60599.12
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 303,491 0.08 140,614115.83
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3,021 0.00 923,183.70
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 13,819 0.00 3,817262.04
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 95,802 0.02 100,117-4.31
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 20,466 0.01 12,26566.87
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 283,208 0.07 456,369-37.94
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 117,324 0.03 139,661-15.99
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 51,168 0.01 51,0030.32
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 333,763 0.09 339,926-1.81
65 Headgear and parts thereof 13,505 0.00 21,531-37.28
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 16,763 0.00 3205,138.44
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,705,829 0.71 1,601,07469.00
69 Ceramic products 1,402,145 0.37 800,96375.06
70 Glass and glassware 5,670,890 1.48 4,798,00118.19
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 39 0.00 13,812-99.72
72 Iron and steel 37,675,571 9.82 33,683,97611.85
73 Articles of iron or steel 16,444,594 4.29 11,186,69747.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,073,464 0.54 1,279,02762.11
75 Nickel and articles thereof 53,473 0.01 52,0332.77
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,822,643 1.00 2,031,88688.13
78 Lead and articles thereof 7,373 0.00 6581,020.52
79 Zinc and articles thereof 719 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 6 0.00 497-98.79
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 49,451 0.01 24,043105.68
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 580,221 0.15 180,468221.51
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 228,992 0.06 344,625-33.55
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,445,705 2.98 7,552,14851.56
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 26,217,532 6.83 13,747,37290.71
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 7,552,918 1.97 645,2901,070.47
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9,509,281 2.48 6,310,13550.70
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 19,001 0.00 26,778,976-99.93
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,562,449 0.41 672,210132.43
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,138 0.00 5,672-79.94
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 386,866 0.10 527,641-26.68
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 112,359 0.03 412,939-72.79
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,260,094 0.59 1,585,60342.54
SS Classified 27,348,807 7.13 616 3754,337.04

Russia’s Imports from Azerbaijan

The major share of Russian imports from Azerbaijan in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 58.10% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (46.82% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 18.03% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (16.73% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.27% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (6.30% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.13% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (4.77% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.73% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (1.91% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.74% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (23.17% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $19,501,262;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $4,475,227;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $2,643,133;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $2,058,835;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $1,339,991;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $1,074,426;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $771,200;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $602,922.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $24,630,040;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $2,324,705;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $833,929;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $688,019.
Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 180,114 0.14 92,18995.37
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 689,990 0.55 773,080-10.75
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 9,297 0.01 18,619-50.07
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 26,598,613 21.27 23,955,48011.03
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 38,478,465 30.77 18,977,203102.76
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,037,518 0.83 1,015,5272.17
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 32,829 0.03 61,528-46.64
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 11,532 0.01 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,322 0.00 252821.43
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 241,017 0.19 109,263120.58
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 220,057 0.18 381,269-42.28
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 27,473-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,510,508 2.01 1,170,517114.48
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 90,767 0.07 218,697-58.50
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,223,051 1.78 4,547,756-51.12
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 337,191 0.27 1,171,120-71.21
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,786,218 1.43 2,474,237-27.81
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 20,767,009 16.60 16,291,78227.47
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 550,100 0.44 273,600101.06
29 Organic chemicals 1,065,045 0.85 462,123130.47
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 33,280 0.03 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 114-100.00
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 0 0.00 2,790-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 372,751 0.30 149,774148.88
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,393,165 1.11 1,252,38911.24
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 6,276-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 215-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 20,221 0.02 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,680 0.00 191,058-99.12
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 39,136 0.03 7,279437.66
52 Cotton 3,408,063 2.72 2,333,63746.04
54 Man-made filaments 440,568 0.35 79,374455.05
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 178,339 0.14 11,1731,496.16
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 1,518-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 11,853-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,367,989 1.89 2,590,632-8.59
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 24,908 0.02 320,593-92.23
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 19,520-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,454,157 2.76 3,425,3190.84
74 Copper and articles thereof 142,756 0.11 196,641-27.40
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,489,576 4.39 3,430,74160.01
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 360 0.00 12,988-97.23
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 865,034 0.69 1,103,215-21.59
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 448,454 0.36 111,944300.61
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 42,530-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 7,537-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 24,630,040-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 868,751 0.69 97,551790.56
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 15,503 0.01 26,245-40.93
SS Classified 8,670,849 6.93 79 75110,772.40
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia