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

Russia’s Trade with Morocco

In the 1st quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Morocco totaled $525,353,746, up 33.44% ($131,643,733) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Morocco in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $319,880,908, up 72.08% ($133,989,300) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Morocco in the 1st quarter of 2018 were $205,472,838, down 1.13% ($2,345,567) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade balance with Morocco went from a deficit of $21,926,797 in the 1st quarter of 2017, to a surplus of $114,408,070 in the 1st quarter of 2018.

Morocco was Russia’s 46th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2018 (up from 48th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.3333% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.3063% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Morocco was Russia’s 46th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2018 (up from 52nd in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.3105% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2231% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Morocco was Russia’s 41st largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2018 (down from 37th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.3763% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.4596% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Morocco

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 69.93% of Russia’s total exports to Morocco (77.00% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 19.49% of Russia’s total exports to Morocco (8.24% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.38% of Russia’s total exports to Morocco (5.51% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.88% of Russia’s total exports to Morocco (7.86% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Morocco 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 $88,051,616;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $34,911,065;
  • 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 $15,132,473;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $11,991,471;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $2,308,312;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,639,758.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Morocco 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 $11,704,114;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $7,496,509;
  • 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 $1,545,958.
Russia’s exports to Morocco in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
10 Cereals 50,031,318 15.64 15,120,253230.89
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 11,991,471 3.75 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 177,094 0.06 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 28,721 0.01 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 124,201-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 101,262 0.03 56,67778.67
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7,779 0.00 12,914-39.76
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,232,307 1.01 10,728,816-69.87
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 220,456,407 68.92 132,404,79166.50
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 15,193,168 4.75 60,69524,931.99
29 Organic chemicals 184,074 0.06 52,032253.77
30 Pharmaceutical products 488,000 0.15 0
31 Fertilizers 11,909,600 3.72 9,601,28824.04
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 168,784 0.05 70,037140.99
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 48,680 0.02 10,613358.68
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 1,010 0.00 1,097-7.93
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 205,581 0.06 76,936167.21
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,766,310 0.55 126,5521,295.72
40 Rubber and articles thereof 42,673 0.01 237,957-82.07
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 18 0.00 608-97.04
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 48,414 0.02 177,135-72.67
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 287,519 0.09 54,597426.62
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 405,890 0.13 375,8667.99
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 25 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 9 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 29 0.00 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 123 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 275 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 9,022 0.00 11,859-23.92
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 5,965-100.00
72 Iron and steel 2,734,970 0.85 14,439,084-81.06
73 Articles of iron or steel 56,527 0.02 1,3264,162.97
74 Copper and articles thereof 197 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 10,069 0.00 172,657-94.17
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 393 0.00 458-14.19
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 439 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 29,224 0.01 67,512-56.71
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 133,070 0.04 1,679,028-92.07
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 82,137 0.03 107,557-23.63
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 6,614 0.00 18,693-64.62
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 38,783 0.01 44,806-13.44
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,922 0.00 495,863.27
SS Classified 0 0.00 49 549-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Morocco

The major share of Russian imports from Morocco 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) - 71.38% of Russia’s total imports from Morocco (78.35% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 15.17% of Russia’s total imports from Morocco (16.33% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.38% of Russia’s total imports from Morocco (0.99% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.58% of Russia’s total imports from Morocco (0.76% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Morocco 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 $12,246,862;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $3,817,051;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $1,617,458;
  • 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 $839,128.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Morocco 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) - a decrease of $15,458,969;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $3,088,016;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $2,080,791.
Russia’s imports from Morocco in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
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 1,786,606 0.87 1,890,812-5.51
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 19,231 0.01 33,065-41.84
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 68,065,904 33.13 66,448,4462.43
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 74,115,089 36.07 89,574,058-17.26
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,533 0.00 39,984-93.66
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 45,455 0.02 52,693-13.74
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 198,382-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 136,204 0.07 54,739148.82
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 39,870-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 355,270 0.17 274,45729.44
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 65,755 0.03 73,596-10.65
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 822 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 276 0.00 0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,064,462 1.00 4,145,253-50.20
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,260 0.00 0
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 238,421-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 207 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 394,851 0.19 479,938-17.73
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 596 0.00 845-29.47
39 Plastics and articles thereof 305,397 0.15 125,692142.97
40 Rubber and articles thereof 398,458 0.19 300,76332.48
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 118,195 0.06 139,424-15.23
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 34,984 0.02 10,376237.16
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 7,276 0.00 4,21772.54
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 36,349 0.02 5,986507.23
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 870 0.00 1,534-43.29
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 62,463-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 4,133 0.00 21,304-80.60
55 Man-made staple fibers 502 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 14,231 0.01 53,793-73.54
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2,715 0.00 1,79251.51
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 50 0.00 3,485-98.57
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,563,802 2.71 5,135,4638.34
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 17,993,994 8.76 18,033,443-0.22
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 61,251 0.03 32,28989.70
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 7,502,345 3.65 10,590,361-29.16
65 Headgear and parts thereof 19,975 0.01 7,253175.40
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,083 0.00 37,526-89.12
69 Ceramic products 386,563 0.19 231,04567.31
70 Glass and glassware 839 0.00 73014.93
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 13,803 0.01 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,471,392 0.72 1,581,192-6.94
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,817,149 1.86 983,894,950.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 13,069 0.01 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 6,247 0.00 6,775-7.79
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 987-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 620-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 84,178 0.04 47,81476.05
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 2,186,101 1.06 1,346,97362.30
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 12,900,796 6.28 653,9341,872.80
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,169 0.00 12,521-90.66
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 1,595-100.00
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 163,321 0.08 90,55380.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 856-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 729 0.00 421,635.71
SS Classified 5,300,351 2.58 5 730 947-7.51
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia