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

Russia’s Trade with Brazil

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Brazil totaled $1,404,436,315, up 1.91% ($26,289,620) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $764,896,469, up 36.12% ($202,957,100) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 2nd quarter of 2018 were $639,539,846, down 21.64% ($176,667,480) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade balance with Brazil went from a deficit of $254,267,957 in the 2nd quarter of 2017, to a surplus of $125,356,623 in the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Brazil was Russia’s 26th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 20th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.8217% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.9861% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Brazil was Russia’s 31st largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.6941% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.6692% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Brazil was Russia’s 23rd largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 17th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 1.0535% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.4631% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Brazil

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 69.35% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (73.88% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 25.48% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (18.23% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.96% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (4.01% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.92% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (3.27% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $110,771,191;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $71,777,142;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $20,636,033;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $4,523,012;
  • 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 $2,345,216.

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

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $5,354,215;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $3,416,119.
Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 32,517 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 29,820 0.00 25,36817.55
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 89,244 0.01 38,887129.50
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 35,971 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 61,581 0.01 24,944146.88
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 28,649,695 3.75 8,013,662257.51
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 166,213,938 21.73 94,436,79676.01
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 6,567,892 0.86 4,222,67655.54
29 Organic chemicals 2,120,596 0.28 1,195,37277.40
31 Fertilizers 502,897,428 65.75 392,126,23728.25
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 96,073 0.01 830,856-88.44
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,492 0.00 0
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 325,431 0.04 1,64819,647.03
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 3,032-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 45,369 0.01 114,875-60.51
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,249,378 0.29 1,268,05877.39
40 Rubber and articles thereof 16,142,941 2.11 15,383,0084.94
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 286,720 0.04 206,73638.69
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 553,075 0.07 1,373,560-59.73
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 652,388 0.09 563,85015.70
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 21,697 0.00 9722,268.04
54 Man-made filaments 26,986 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 6,301 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 6 0.00 2200.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 49 0.00 179-72.63
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 312-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 151,347 0.02 17,895745.75
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 378 0.00 707-46.53
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 67-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 78,143 0.01 224,336-65.17
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 85,290-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 246 0.00 73,477-99.67
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 15,532 0.00 14,8004.95
72 Iron and steel 16,683,726 2.18 17,438,365-4.33
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,048,662 0.66 525,650860.46
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,000 0.00 65851.98
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,282 0.00 791,522.78
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 70,221 0.01 3,486,340-97.99
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 3-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 210,777 0.03 740,838-71.55
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 451,996 0.06 194,057132.92
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 164,586 0.02 120,07837.07
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,555,456 0.33 2,485,0062.84
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 7,093,392 0.93 5,467,48029.74
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,975,539 0.39 2,971,9500.12
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,085,614 0.27 7,439,829-71.97
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 605 0.00 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,917 0.00 11,596-66.22
SS Classified 195,459 0.03 810 713-75.89

Russia’s Imports from Brazil

The major share of Russian imports from Brazil 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) - 55.18% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (82.59% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.21% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (7.11% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.44% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (3.39% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.48% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (2.75% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Brazil 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) - an increase of $56,017,058;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $9,356,722;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $6,885,877;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $6,627,946;
  • 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 $2,518,528;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $2,348,393;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $2,288,546.

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

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $320,912,928;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $7,326,790;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $7,109,924;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $4,314,320;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3,624,151;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $2,876,869.
Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
02 Meat and edible meat offal 32,635,248 5.10 353,548,176-90.77
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 6,164-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,248,911 0.20 1,024,55221.90
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,630,029 0.88 3,281,63671.56
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 208-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 347,797 0.05 129,050169.51
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 13,980,044 2.19 4,623,322202.38
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 23,616,265 3.69 27,930,585-15.45
10 Cereals 161,540 0.03 15,600935.51
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 26,842 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 183,739,759 28.73 186,616,628-1.54
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,409,353 0.22 491,175186.94
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 8,482 0.00 17,693-52.06
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,222,109 0.35 367,993503.85
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 954,706 0.15 1,122,795-14.97
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 494 0.00 17,412-97.16
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 19,333,828 3.02 12,447,95155.32
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 22,254,343 3.48 29,581,133-24.77
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11,706 0.00 7,81149.87
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,199,603 0.19 1,639,611-26.84
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 44,119,672 6.90 51,229,596-13.88
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 768,764 0.12 577,35633.15
26 Ores, slag and ash 4,326,826 0.68 4,200,7243.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 735 0.00 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 12,966,987 2.03 10,448,45924.10
29 Organic chemicals 2,191,901 0.34 3,169,902-30.85
30 Pharmaceutical products 495,721 0.08 1,570,350-68.43
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 143,633 0.02 290,697-50.59
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 602,262 0.09 460,26830.85
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 48,696 0.01 591,921-91.77
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,160,492 0.34 3,092,811-30.14
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 5,964 0.00 65,016-90.83
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 613,206 0.10 180,359239.99
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,670,561 0.26 1,455,37214.79
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,372,448 0.21 1,140,14520.37
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 388,428 0.06 242,70360.04
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 12,973 0.00 3,789242.39
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3,837 0.00 30,062-87.24
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 189,909 0.03 351,994-46.05
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 27,674 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,742,963 0.27 756,510130.40
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 533,652 0.08 277,19392.52
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7,893 0.00 7,8680.32
52 Cotton 26 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 437,827 0.07 495,994-11.73
54 Man-made filaments 283,385 0.04 229,61123.42
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 43,295 0.01 7016,076.18
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 109-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 24,933 0.00 23,0668.09
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 104,473 0.02 31,518231.47
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 144,181 0.02 155,922-7.53
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 69,849 0.01 83,396-16.24
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,017 0.00 7,015-28.48
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4,300,566 0.67 2,012,020113.74
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 347-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,484,324 0.23 1,542,081-3.75
69 Ceramic products 17,412 0.00 84,753-79.46
70 Glass and glassware 168,848 0.03 169,594-0.44
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 110,040 0.02 65,00869.27
72 Iron and steel 31,496,099 4.92 24,868,15326.65
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,134,423 0.18 1,057,4047.28
74 Copper and articles thereof 560,765 0.09 547,0342.51
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 69,570 0.01 205,035-66.07
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,820 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,421,858 0.22 901,47257.73
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 86,483 0.01 87,281-0.91
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 29,709,776 4.65 33,333,927-10.87
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 3,695,770 0.58 3,030,83121.94
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 104,206 0.02 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 75,003,623 11.73 18,986,565295.04
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 550,811-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,562,401 0.24 2,149,647-27.32
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 378 0.00 163131.90
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 19,631 0.00 75,070-73.85
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 32,630 0.01 6,775381.62
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 24,178 0.00 28,214-14.30
SS Classified 104,245,803 16.30 22 465 219364.03
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia