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Dynamics of Russian trade with South Africa from 2010 to 2017

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The dynamics of Russia’s foreign trade in goods with South Africa from 2010 to 2017: turnover, exports, imports, balance, rank, share, products.
Dynamics of Russia’s foreign trade with South Africa from 2010 to 2017 (in million US dollars)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Turnover 519 580 965 1,068 976 838 718 832
Exports 46 115 279 286 285 271 197 204
Imports 473 465 686 782 691 567 521 628
Balance -428 -351 -408 -496 -406 -296 -324 -424
Dynamics of the rank and share of South Africa in Russia’s foreign trade from 2010 to 2017
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Rank in Russia’s trade 71 77 68 69 67 67 68 68
Share in Russia’s trade, % 0.083 0.071 0.115 0.127 0.125 0.159 0.153 0.143
Rank in Russia’s exports 104 93 78 79 80 76 82 86
Share in Russia’s exports, % 0.012 0.022 0.053 0.054 0.057 0.079 0.069 0.057
Rank in Russia’s import 48 55 49 49 47 47 48 48
Share in Russia’s imports, % 0.207 0.152 0.216 0.248 0.242 0.310 0.286 0.277
Dynamics of the structure of Russia’s exports to South Africa by product types from 2010 to 2017 (percent of total exports)
Рroduct type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) 20.9 29.6 11.7 47.3 70.3 63.9 61.5 44.6
Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) 0.5 1.1 39.3 19.7 12.6 6.1 6.0 10.9
Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) 32.1 50.8 22.1 19.2 8.2 19.2 11.7 21.7
Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) 23.7 5.1 4.0 2.5 1.8 3.5 3.9 11.4
Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) 1.3 0.3 0.7 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.5 0.1
Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) 11.3 4.2 3.6 5.9 4.0 2.9 8.5 6.4
Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) 10.0 8.8 16.9 5.0 2.4 3.8 7.1 4.6
Dynamics of the structure of Russia’s imports from South Africa by product types from 2010 to 2017 (percent of total imports)
Рroduct type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) 46.8 51.2 38.7 40.9 40.1 42.2 38.3 41.9
Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) 19.2 16.0 16.7 19.8 23.1 23.1 29.0 24.0
Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) 6.5 9.7 8.7 5.5 4.6 5.3 7.9 9.5
Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.2
Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0
Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) 7.7 6.1 4.4 5.0 6.2 7.3 10.7 8.6
Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) 19.1 16.2 31.0 28.3 25.6 21.7 13.7 15.7
Dynamics of Russia’s exports to South Africa from 2010 to 2017 by product groups (in million US dollars)
HS
code
Name of product group 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2
10 Cereals 0.0 33.3 30.7 124.5 199.3 171.8 119.0 89.7
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9.6 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.8 0.9 0.7
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.0 1.7 10.8 0.2 0.6 0.6 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.1 0.9 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.2 1.3 109.7 56.3 35.7 14.4 10.9 21.3
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.4 1.1 0.7 1.0 0.8 0.8 2.7 5.6
29 Organic chemicals 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.3
31 Fertilizers 9.8 42.0 47.6 39.5 11.6 39.0 10.5 26.5
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 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.1 1.0 2.4 1.5 2.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.2 0.6 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.4 0.8 0.8
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3.6 13.8 12.7 13.3 9.2 9.2 7.2 9.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal​ 0.4 0.7 0.2 0.2 0.7 0.9 2.1 2.1
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.8 3.6 2.4 10.1
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard​ 0.2 0.0 1.6 2.1 1.7 4.9 3.2 10.9
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10.2 5.1 9.2 4.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.8 0.1
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0
70 Glass and glassware​ 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
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 0.0 3.7 0.1 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
72 Iron and steel 1.3 1.2 5.0 6.4 6.4 3.3 6.0 9.1
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.1 0.0 2.5 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2.0 2.9 2.9 2.7 3.3 3.1 10.1 2.4
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1.9 0.6 2.0 5.3 1.5 1.4 0.4 1.3
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof​ 0.7 1.6 0.5 4.4 1.8 1.3 0.9 1.3
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 3.1 8.0 44.6 2.7 1.6 2.7 4.1 4.5
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 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.9
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.7 0.4 1.8 6.4 3.5 6.4 8.6 2.8
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 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.0 0.8 0.2 0.2 0.8 0.0 0.1
SS Classified 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.1 1.8 0.2
Dynamics of Russia’s imports from South Africa from 2010 to 2017 by product groups (in million US dollars)
HS
code
Name of product group 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
01 Live animals 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates​ 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.4 0.8 0.7 0.9 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.8
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.9 0.1 0.1 0.4
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 195.9 214.8 214.9 254.1 230.1 198.0 158.8 214.5
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.0
10 Cereals 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.2 0.8 0.1 0.7 0.3
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.9 0.7 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.6 0.8 1.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 10.9 10.2 14.6 20.4 13.6 19.0 14.2 14.3
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.2
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12.1 10.3 33.1 39.3 29.3 19.6 23.3 31.0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3.1 3.7 7.6 7.4 15.1 10.2 15.0 3.2
26 Ores, slag and ash 85.3 69.6 105.6 146.6 143.7 119.9 135.1 146.6
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2.3 1.0 1.2 1.1 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.7
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 20.8 22.9 32.0 24.3 19.4 17.0 27.0 44.2
29 Organic chemicals 1.3 0.7 1.4 2.6 3.5 2.9 2.7 5.7
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.7 1.1 0.9 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.5 0.9
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5
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 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.2
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.1
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4.6 9.8 18.8 10.2 3.0 5.5 6.7 2.8
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2.4 8.7 3.4 3.0 3.9 1.7 1.3 0.8
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.7 1.4 2.8 1.2 1.3 1.8 2.3 4.2
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.1 0.5 0.8 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard​ 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.7 0.6
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.5
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0
69 Ceramic products 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.1
70 Glass and glassware​ 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2.1 1.9 1.1 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.1 0.3
72 Iron and steel 22.1 14.8 18.8 29.9 36.6 33.7 47.7 45.1
73 Articles of iron or steel 3.4 1.1 2.2 1.2 1.6 2.2 2.2 3.3
74 Copper and articles thereof 1.2 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6.9 8.4 5.2 3.4 2.7 3.5 3.3 3.4
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.8
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.4 1.0 0.2 0.1 0.0 1.0 1.1 0.5
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1.9 2.3 3.3 4.2 1.1 0.6 1.0 1.1
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof​ 33.5 12.6 27.3 66.5 17.7 20.5 15.0 28.3
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 40.4 13.0 21.2 19.3 15.5 5.5 2.9 6.0
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 1.0 1.2 0.7 1.4 2.1 0.5 0.8 2.3
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 14.7 48.5 163.2 133.6 141.2 96.3 51.8 61.4
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.4 0.3 0.6 0.8 0.5 0.3 0.9 0.7
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 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
SS Classified 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.4 0.1
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia