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

Russia’s Trade with Qatar

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Qatar totaled $23,105,481, up 56.50% ($8,342,043) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Qatar in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $15,081,288, up 39.77% ($4,291,567) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Qatar in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $8,024,193, up 101.93% ($4,050,476) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Qatar in the 2nd quarter of 2018 was $7,057,095, a 3.54% increase ($241,091) over the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Qatar was Russia’s 118th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 123rd in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0135% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0106% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Qatar was Russia’s 112th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 113th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0137% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0128% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Qatar was Russia’s 100th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 108th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0132% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0071% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Qatar

The major share of Russian exports to Qatar 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) - 92.77% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (80.88% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.47% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (2.66% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.65% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (13.15% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.46% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (1.99% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.34% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (1.16% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Qatar 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 $4,404,236;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $572,500;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $176,974;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $137,572;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $123,814;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $88,642;
  • 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 $84,168;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $81,777;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $57,494;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $48,060.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Qatar 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 $1,193,694;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $129,418;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $78,327;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $73,743;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $54,400;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $51,514.
Russia’s exports to Qatar in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 137,572 0.91 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 572,500 3.80 0
10 Cereals 13,069,485 86.66 8,665,24950.83
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 42,973 0.28 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 9,389 0.06 2,377294.99
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 140,877 0.93 59,100138.37
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 18,700 0.12 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 51,337 0.34 125,080-58.96
29 Organic chemicals 9 0.00 78,336-99.99
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,632 0.04 4,35129.44
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 16,476 0.11 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 54,400-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 280,039 1.86 103,065171.71
39 Plastics and articles thereof 53,132 0.35 5,072947.56
40 Rubber and articles thereof 16,526 0.11 41,704-60.37
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 150-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 53,258 0.35 182,676-70.85
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 16,194 0.11 32,267-49.81
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 6,527-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 49,096 0.33 8,666466.54
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 88,642 0.59 0
69 Ceramic products 1,295 0.01 0
70 Glass and glassware 25,531 0.17 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 57,494 0.38 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 125,169 0.83 1,3559,137.56
74 Copper and articles thereof 277 0.00 0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 498 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 178 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 114,501 0.76 123,798-7.51
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 117,799 0.78 33,631250.27
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,434 0.01 1,195,128-99.88
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 15,275 0.10 66,789-77.13

Russia’s Imports from Qatar

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 61.11% of Russia’s total imports from Qatar (19.17% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 30.32% of Russia’s total imports from Qatar (80.56% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.57% of Russia’s total imports from Qatar (0.04% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Qatar in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd 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 $4,141,864;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $737,716;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $686,210;
  • 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 $516,915.

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

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1,344,271;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $678,854.
Russia’s imports from Qatar in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,903,728 61.11 761,864543.65
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 516,915 6.44 0
29 Organic chemicals 355,373 4.43 1,699,644-79.09
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 737,716 9.19 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 822,657 10.25 1,501,511-45.21
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 126 0.00 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 12 0.00 8,866-99.86
73 Articles of iron or steel 44 0.00 380-88.42
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 686,210 8.55 0
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 1,205 0.02 1,452-17.01
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 207 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia