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

Russia’s Trade with Tanzania

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Tanzania totaled $54,521,690, up 15.55% ($7,336,883) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Tanzania in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $43,416,350, up 45.68% ($13,614,558) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Tanzania in the 2nd quarter of 2018 were $11,105,340, down 36.11% ($6,277,675) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Tanzania in the 2nd quarter of 2018 was $32,311,010, a 160.18% increase ($19,892,233) over the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Tanzania was Russia’s 98th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 100th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0319% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0338% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Tanzania was Russia’s 91st largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 95th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0394% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0355% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Tanzania was Russia’s 94th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 88th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0183% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0312% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Tanzania

The major share of Russian exports to Tanzania 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) - 90.89% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (90.70% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.33% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (4.85% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.61% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (0.82% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.97% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (1.91% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.00% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (1.21% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Tanzania 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 $12,338,214;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1,149,818;
  • 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 $230,874;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $227,038;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $171,569.

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

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $358,583;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $136,461.
Russia’s exports to Tanzania in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
10 Cereals 39,297,895 90.51 26,959,68145.77
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 164,398 0.38 71,842128.83
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 179,478 0.41 7,9092,169.29
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,386,142 3.19 236,324486.54
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 354,820 0.82 123,946186.27
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 15,488-100.00
31 Fertilizers 1,524,530 3.51 1,297,49217.50
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0 0.00 8,576-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 11,539 0.03 21,750-46.95
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 410,822 0.95 547,283-24.93
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 40-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 1,594-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 517 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 688-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 358,583-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 856-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 84,774 0.20 149,740-43.39
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 1,435 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Tanzania

The major share of Russian imports from Tanzania 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) - 100.00% of Russia’s total imports from Tanzania (100.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

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

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $4,855,871;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $1,215,337;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $114,844;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $97,025.
Russia’s imports from Tanzania in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,085 0.01 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,889 0.02 6,302-70.03
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 8,889 0.08 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 97,025-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,519,673 13.68 2,735,010-44.44
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 231,557 2.09 346,401-33.15
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 9,342,247 84.12 14,198,118-34.20
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 159-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia