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

Russia’s Trade with Zimbabwe

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Zimbabwe was $9,480,082, down 34.46% ($4,984,100) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Zimbabwe in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $679,234, up 229.79% ($473,277) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Zimbabwe in the 2nd quarter of 2018 were $8,800,848, down 38.28% ($5,457,377) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade deficit with Zimbabwe in the 2nd quarter of 2018 was $8,121,614, a 42.20% decrease ($5,930,654) over the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Zimbabwe was Russia’s 136th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 124th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0055% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0103% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Zimbabwe was Russia’s 164th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 166th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0006% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0002% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Zimbabwe was Russia’s 98th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 91st in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0145% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0256% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Zimbabwe

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 99.85% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (19.95% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.07% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (8.80% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.00% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (71.25% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $564,024;
  • 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 $73,926;
  • 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 $2,216.

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

  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $146,750;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $14,837;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $3,006;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $2,782.
Russia’s exports to Zimbabwe in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 2,782-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 502 0.07 15,339-96.73
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 146,750-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 477 0.07 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 9 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 602,104 88.64 38,0801,481.16
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 73,926 10.88 0
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 2,216 0.33 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 3,006-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Zimbabwe

The major share of Russian imports from Zimbabwe 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) - 99.58% of Russia’s total imports from Zimbabwe (99.93% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Zimbabwe 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) - an increase of $454,662.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Zimbabwe 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 $5,659,816;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $192,445;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $101,320.
Russia’s imports from Zimbabwe in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
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 19,935 0.23 30,539-34.72
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 5,453 0.06 4,22429.10
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 178,742 2.03 371,187-51.85
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,364,176 15.50 909,51449.99
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 11,695 0.13 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,940 0.06 2312,038.53
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 11,846 0.13 3,560232.75
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 25,000 0.28 126,320-80.21
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 7,142,329 81.16 12,802,145-44.21
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 30,060 0.34 10,354190.32
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,671 0.08 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 1 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 151-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia