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

Russia’s Trade with Ethiopia

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Ethiopia totaled $31,315,106, up 302.37% ($23,532,503) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Ethiopia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $25,422,053, up 2,153.13% ($24,293,756) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Ethiopia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 were $5,893,053, down 11.44% ($761,253) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade balance with Ethiopia went from a deficit of $5,526,009 in the 2nd quarter of 2017, to a surplus of $19,529,000 in the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Ethiopia was Russia’s 114th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 132nd in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0183% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0056% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Ethiopia was Russia’s 101st largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 152nd in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0231% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0013% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Ethiopia was Russia’s 103rd largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 97th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0097% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0119% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Ethiopia

The major share of Russian exports to Ethiopia 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) - 76.13% of Russia’s total exports to Ethiopia (8.51% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 21.73% of Russia’s total exports to Ethiopia (0.18% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.92% of Russia’s total exports to Ethiopia (69.69% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.13% of Russia’s total exports to Ethiopia (10.31% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.08% of Russia’s total exports to Ethiopia (11.32% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $19,220,961;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $5,523,699;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $121,894.

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

  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $367,518.
Russia’s exports to Ethiopia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
10 Cereals 19,220,961 75.61 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 133,407 0.52 95,97339.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 30,200 0.12 1,0632,741.02
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,285 0.01 4,696-30.05
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 232-100.00
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 0.00 297-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0 0.00 12,815-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 26,109-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 71,063-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 390,479 1.54 268,58545.38
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 51,945-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 98,237 0.39 465,755-78.91
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 82-100.00
72 Iron and steel 5,523,699 21.73 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,041 0.00 1,990-47.69
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 908 0.00 67,532-98.66
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 457 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 19,379 0.08 57,284-66.17
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 2,876-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Ethiopia

The major share of Russian imports from Ethiopia 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) - 95.43% of Russia’s total imports from Ethiopia (98.16% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.57% of Russia’s total imports from Ethiopia (1.25% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $161,699;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $34,475;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $30,591;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $24,620.

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $552,898;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $223,529;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $196,619;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - a decrease of $38,583.
Russia’s imports from Ethiopia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 340,365 5.78 536,984-36.62
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,452,521 41.62 2,676,050-8.35
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,583,294 43.84 3,136,192-17.63
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 187,289 3.18 156,69819.52
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 60,395 1.02 25,920133.01
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 14-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 38,583-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 92,052 1.56 67,43236.51
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 177,136 3.01 15,4371,047.48
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 69-100.00
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 1 0.00 13-92.31
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 914-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia