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Russian trade in goods with Azerbaijan in Q2 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 second quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Azerbaijan

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Azerbaijan was $685,175,454, down 28.84% ($277,724,019) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in the 2nd quarter of 2018 were $423,599,753, down 41.12% ($295,885,421) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $261,575,701, up 7.46% ($18,161,402) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Azerbaijan in the 2nd quarter of 2018 was $162,024,052, a 65.97% decrease ($314,046,823) over the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Azerbaijan was Russia’s 41st largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 30th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.4009% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.6890% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Azerbaijan was Russia’s 43rd largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 27th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.3844% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.8568% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Azerbaijan was Russia’s 39th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 41st in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.4309% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.4363% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Azerbaijan

The major share of Russian exports to Azerbaijan in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 23.19% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (21.15% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 21.37% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (8.44% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 19.90% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (38.99% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 14.24% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (6.73% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.12% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (5.69% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.45% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (1.06% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $16,508,636;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $14,283,242;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $10,871,363;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $8,819,083;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $8,541,002;
  • 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 $7,540,197;
  • 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 $6,333,303;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $4,316,724;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3,964,324;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $2,708,730;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $2,648,761;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2,600,894;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $2,594,381.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd 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) - a decrease of $190,609,475;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $24,129,567;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $21,611,452;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $18,649,206;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $16,822,843;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $3,964,944;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,862,468;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $1,672,644.
Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
01 Live animals 1,052,320 0.25 881,21919.42
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,898,879 0.68 190,1491,424.53
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 701,113 0.17 116,974499.38
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,832,311 0.67 2,346,15720.72
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 16,783-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 617,600 0.15 247,540149.50
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 21,683 0.01 69,608-68.85
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,080,220 0.26 972,49611.08
10 Cereals 31,001,227 7.32 55,130,794-43.77
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,014,260 0.48 1,970,4942.22
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 330,095 0.08 4,295,039-92.31
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 14,123 0.00 9,03756.28
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 1,988 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 16,720,137 3.95 12,403,41334.80
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 3,621,103 0.85 4,506,295-19.64
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,571,696 0.61 21,220,902-87.88
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 9,078,289 2.14 6,483,90840.01
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7,101,631 1.68 6,472,0289.73
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,031,937 0.48 1,687,37220.42
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,173,827 1.46 7,322,276-15.68
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,734,254 0.88 3,194,20016.91
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,331,101 0.31 2,543,939-47.68
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,292,513 0.78 20,115,356-83.63
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,350,829 0.55 2,053,36914.49
26 Ores, slag and ash 135,100 0.03 77,70273.87
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 16,358,366 3.86 5,487,003198.13
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,354,889 0.56 2,208,8316.61
29 Organic chemicals 450,197 0.11 604,792-25.56
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,209,552 1.23 5,121,1201.73
31 Fertilizers 15,656,587 3.70 7,115,585120.03
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 938,969 0.22 693,15635.46
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,726,162 1.35 5,502,3634.07
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 4,519,432 1.07 4,494,4650.56
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 270,583 0.06 175,42354.25
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 623,541 0.15 436,83142.74
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 5,044 0.00 1,852172.35
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,983,953 0.70 3,899,879-23.49
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,937,447 2.11 6,336,55341.05
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,649,364 0.86 4,375,690-16.60
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 4,730-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 36,293 0.01 59,004-38.49
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 350-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 46,412,837 10.96 37,593,75423.46
45 Cork and articles of cork 4,032 0.00 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 1,069-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 13,233,101 3.12 10,584,34025.03
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 656,913 0.16 210,281212.40
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 6,637-100.00
52 Cotton 213,341 0.05 160,46732.95
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 53,337 0.01 57,081-6.56
54 Man-made filaments 2,376 0.00 280748.57
55 Man-made staple fibers 258,083 0.06 202,57927.40
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 169,083 0.04 84,263100.66
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 88 0.00 3,495-97.48
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 24 0.00 6300.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 137,854 0.03 115,02719.84
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 17,580 0.00 20,630-14.78
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 134,543 0.03 261,045-48.46
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 78,866 0.02 214,087-63.16
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 302,338 0.07 30,961876.51
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 121,863 0.03 146,187-16.64
65 Headgear and parts thereof 6,712 0.00 11,532-41.80
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 178 0.00 730-75.62
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 4,598 0.00 833451.98
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,507,062 0.83 3,484,9630.63
69 Ceramic products 2,398,448 0.57 1,621,33147.93
70 Glass and glassware 7,552,256 1.78 6,823,39010.68
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 16,560 0.00 14,23916.30
72 Iron and steel 56,063,525 13.24 41,780,28334.19
73 Articles of iron or steel 26,964,709 6.37 10,456,073157.89
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,573,340 0.37 1,321,58519.05
75 Nickel and articles thereof 46,842 0.01 2,7741,588.61
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,492,012 1.06 6,164,656-27.13
78 Lead and articles thereof 9,222 0.00 72,973-87.36
79 Zinc and articles thereof 13,550 0.00 2,805383.07
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 24,785 0.01 9,617157.72
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 655,420 0.15 249,300162.90
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 663,858 0.16 677,801-2.06
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 18,045,743 4.26 14,081,41928.15
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 31,493,420 7.43 25,160,11725.17
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 7,890,314 1.86 350,1172,153.62
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 22,377,715 5.28 212,987,190-89.49
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 103,207 0.02 21,714,659-99.52
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,365,991 1.03 6,228,459-29.90
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,179 0.00 1,582100.95
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 1,055,042 0.25 873,06220.84
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 118,432 0.03 126,108-6.09
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,198,000 0.52 1,875,22517.21
SS Classified 1,730,759 0.41 112 855 485-98.47

Russia’s Imports from Azerbaijan

The major share of Russian imports from Azerbaijan in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 73.69% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (72.56% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 10.64% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (8.66% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.12% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (4.84% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.48% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (2.79% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.59% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (1.18% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.51% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (3.20% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd 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 $11,767,016;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $9,713,047;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $6,297,109;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $1,545,632.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $6,482,816;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $2,938,769;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $1,113,617.
Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
01 Live animals 0 0.00 2,844-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 37,600 0.01 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 107,091 0.04 47,535125.29
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 488,648 0.19 1,236,887-60.49
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 75,562 0.03 162,497-53.50
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 149,884,279 57.30 140,171,2326.93
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 34,145,408 13.05 22,378,39252.58
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 693,292 0.27 1,806,909-61.63
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 63,681 0.02 64,417-1.14
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,595 0.00 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,119 0.00 699489.27
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 265,879 0.10 219,29721.24
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 591,653 0.23 890,623-33.57
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 62,615 0.02 86,450-27.57
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,737,628 1.05 2,411,92613.50
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 193,269 0.07 350,839-44.91
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,714,892 1.04 5,653,661-51.98
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 687,270 0.26 1,131,602-39.27
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,623,855 1.00 2,176,21220.57
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 25,207,909 9.64 18,910,80033.30
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 984,500 0.38 446,550120.47
29 Organic chemicals 794,507 0.30 119,438565.20
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 103,786 0.04 110,935-6.44
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 2,166-100.00
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 34,763-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 284,107 0.11 277,1992.49
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,981,512 0.76 1,865,7276.21
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,185 0.00 6,892-24.77
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 50,000 0.02 53,225-6.06
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 29,251 0.01 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,486 0.00 254,968-98.63
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 71,016 0.03 37,70388.36
52 Cotton 4,337,014 1.66 2,791,38255.37
54 Man-made filaments 546,074 0.21 293,35986.15
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 169,301 0.06 73,836129.29
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 30,380 0.01 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 32,249 0.01 13,649136.27
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,961,928 1.51 3,622,5599.37
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 19,517 0.01 0
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 2,242-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,879,826 1.48 4,047,143-4.13
74 Copper and articles thereof 73,559 0.03 186,477-60.55
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,834,825 2.61 7,540,154-9.35
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 454 0.00 576-21.18
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 329 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 634,868 0.24 686,606-7.54
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 611,255 0.23 30,8151,883.63
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 1,331-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 17,184 0.01 6,500,000-99.74
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 77,133 0.03 582,531-86.76
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 76,431 0.03 163,191-53.16
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 2,250-100.00
SS Classified 15,377,779 5.88 15 963 810-3.67
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia