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Russian trade in goods with Brazil 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 Brazil in the first quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Brazil

In the 1st quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Brazil totaled $1,081,303,204, up 5.20% ($53,480,475) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $494,897,868, up 27.51% ($106,786,167) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2018 were $586,405,336, down 8.33% ($53,305,692) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade deficit with Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2018 was $91,507,468, a 63.63% decrease ($160,091,859) over the 1st quarter of 2017.

Brazil was Russia’s 33rd largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2018 (down from 26th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.6860% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.7995% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Brazil was Russia’s 38th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2018 (down from 37th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.4804% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.4657% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Brazil was Russia’s 22nd largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2018 (down from 18th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 1.0738% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.4148% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Brazil

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 69.52% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (76.33% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 25.18% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (9.34% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.79% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (4.53% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.08% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (8.75% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 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 $66,145,128;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $43,745,113;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $22,208,468;
  • 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 $5,126,130;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $3,474,939;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $2,244,588.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $22,329,097;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $6,358,716;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $3,116,932;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,130,540.
Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 25,587 0.01 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 25,368 0.01 124,886-79.69
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 7,875 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 89,244 0.02 163,648-45.47
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 31,548 0.01 4087,632.35
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 23,250,180 4.70 1,041,7122,131.92
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 101,367,347 20.48 35,222,219187.79
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,408,101 0.49 2,312,1184.15
29 Organic chemicals 1,134,068 0.23 730,32155.28
31 Fertilizers 325,994,946 65.87 282,249,83315.50
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 52,651 0.01 433,904-87.87
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 0.00 138-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 134,180 0.03 57,842131.98
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,316,689 0.27 919,81043.15
40 Rubber and articles thereof 13,013,003 2.63 9,538,06436.43
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 579 0.00 49516.97
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 186,906 0.04 250,908-25.51
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 593,017 0.12 1,218,213-51.32
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 402,133 0.08 1,577,468-74.51
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 30 0.00 3,549-99.15
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 143-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 59 0.00 973-93.94
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 195,096 0.04 15,7761,136.66
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 18 0.00 429-95.80
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 448-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 80-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 74,262 0.02 12260,770.49
69 Ceramic products 74,387 0.02 18,919293.19
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 163,607-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 16,240 0.00 18,340-11.45
72 Iron and steel 2,394,490 0.48 24,723,587-90.31
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,715,449 0.55 5,832,381-53.44
74 Copper and articles thereof 185 0.00 121,284-99.85
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,838-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,598,986 0.93 2,354,39895.34
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 449,886 0.09 637,832-29.47
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6,569 0.00 273,166-97.60
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 115,186 0.02 21,757429.42
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,753,565 0.35 3,884,105-54.85
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 9,378,614 1.90 4,252,484120.54
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,353,751 0.48 2,759,017-14.69
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 333,117 0.07 6,691,833-95.02
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 50-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 300 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 8,271 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 18,803-100.00
SS Classified 395,982 0.08 473 793-16.42

Russia’s Imports from Brazil

The major share of Russian imports from Brazil 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) - 57.63% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (81.02% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 16.43% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (6.28% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.71% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (4.38% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.18% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (2.54% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.54% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (1.48% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $53,278,024;
  • 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 $33,439,422;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $13,084,852;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $3,976,055;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,170,835;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,930,231;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $1,800,102.

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

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $172,371,788;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $6,264,353;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $2,688,230.
Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
02 Meat and edible meat offal 88,772,864 15.14 261,144,652-66.01
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 649,913 0.11 981,945-33.81
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,230,331 0.72 3,602,37617.43
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 31 0.00 3,922-99.21
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 44,242 0.01 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 4,806,688 0.82 4,814,638-0.17
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 26,593,220 4.53 25,507,9424.25
10 Cereals 253,200 0.04 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 9,483 0.00 91,911-89.68
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 133,102,209 22.70 133,031,9330.05
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 701,653 0.12 256,545173.50
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 11,257 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 722,775 0.12 1,014,519-28.76
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 502,178 0.09 1,348,566-62.76
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 27,147 0.00 1,5111,696.62
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 15,341,112 2.62 18,029,342-14.91
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 21,547,235 3.67 27,811,588-22.52
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 84,570 0.01 1,3676,086.54
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,765,457 0.47 1,646,84967.92
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 37,761,543 6.44 39,008,249-3.20
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 888,603 0.15 466,44790.50
26 Ores, slag and ash 3,976,055 0.68 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 151 0.00 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 52,675,443 8.98 19,236,021173.84
29 Organic chemicals 3,330,935 0.57 1,777,96587.35
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,814,489 0.48 884,258218.29
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 1,366-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 235,541 0.04 138,99769.46
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 234,878 0.04 395,512-40.61
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 167,246 0.03 131,15627.52
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,384,078 0.58 1,583,976113.64
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 106,431 0.02 7,4341,331.68
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,900,166 0.32 1,692,66112.26
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,648,578 0.28 1,290,64027.73
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,188,905 0.37 884,317147.52
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 80,368 0.01 546,751-85.30
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 32,920 0.01 27,04921.71
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 4,020 0.00 4,739-15.17
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 68,723 0.01 192,963-64.39
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,894,711 0.49 4,181,469-30.77
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 400,675 0.07 358,61911.73
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,638 0.00 12,850-79.47
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 784-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 392,678 0.07 221,36477.39
54 Man-made filaments 194,365 0.03 238,777-18.60
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 48,707 0.01 9,559409.54
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 32,559 0.01 9,640237.75
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 112,415 0.02 142,086-20.88
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 94,208 0.02 47,13899.86
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 20,168 0.00 13,88745.23
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 11,607 0.00 118,831-90.23
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8,150,165 1.39 8,683,712-6.14
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 609-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,510,962 0.26 1,390,3348.68
69 Ceramic products 312,148 0.05 329,774-5.34
70 Glass and glassware 126,689 0.02 346,893-63.48
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 12,711 0.00 6,99481.74
72 Iron and steel 27,242,919 4.65 14,158,06792.42
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,234,422 0.21 773,81859.52
74 Copper and articles thereof 247,114 0.04 194,98326.74
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 178,832 0.03 30,019495.73
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,285 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,338,181 0.23 1,009,43632.57
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 133,967 0.02 83,81359.84
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 31,644,485 5.40 29,473,6507.37
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 3,879,108 0.66 3,647,4886.35
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 124,891 0.02 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 58,362,650 9.95 5,084,6261,047.83
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,342,795 0.40 1,984,84118.03
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 325-100.00
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 25,532 0.00 30,916-17.41
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 867-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 23,955 0.00 60,846-60.63
SS Classified 33,643,156 5.74 19 503 90672.49
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia