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Russian trade in goods with Azerbaijan in Q3 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 Azerbaijan in the third quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Azerbaijan

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Azerbaijan totaled $534,562,620, up 8.76% ($43,070,037) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $403,240,707, up 5.91% ($22,490,659) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $131,321,913, up 18.58% ($20,579,378) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Azerbaijan in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $271,918,794, a 0.71% increase ($1,911,281) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Azerbaijan was Russia’s 46th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.3107% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.3362% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Azerbaijan was Russia’s 43rd largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 41st in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.3594% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.4461% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Azerbaijan was Russia’s 51st largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 57th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.2193% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1821% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Azerbaijan

The major share of Russian exports to Azerbaijan in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 24.42% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (35.81% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 21.56% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (17.32% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 18.70% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (14.21% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 14.79% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (13.38% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.77% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (12.17% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.90% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (2.32% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd 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 $11,121,262;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $9,397,551;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $8,822,804;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $8,524,486;
  • 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 $6,714,286;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $4,461,690;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $4,005,829;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3,926,705;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $2,445,153;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $2,036,615;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $1,753,325;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1,738,565;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $1,413,051;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $1,408,528;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $1,360,694.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $28,454,961;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $7,298,132;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $5,154,068;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $2,690,588;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $2,360,860;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $2,141,740;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $1,610,855.
Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
01 Live animals 1,241,283 0.31 1,925,585-35.54
02 Meat and edible meat offal 673,753 0.17 3,034,613-77.80
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 838,900 0.21 586,92342.93
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,682,219 0.67 2,571,2794.31
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 8,530 0.00 19,280-55.76
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,300,963 0.32 1,542,069-15.64
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 6,995 0.00 54,706-87.21
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 901,536 0.22 725,51824.26
10 Cereals 32,493,206 8.06 60,948,167-46.69
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,727,990 0.43 2,762,014-37.44
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 203,428 0.05 2,894,016-92.97
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2,932 0.00 8,761-66.53
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 1,084 0.00 82,975-98.69
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 13,167,289 3.27 11,806,59511.52
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,389,705 1.09 2,981,17747.25
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,105,780 1.02 9,259,848-55.66
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 8,172,627 2.03 5,727,47442.69
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 8,364,112 2.07 6,625,54726.24
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,185,068 0.54 1,950,42112.03
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,401,483 1.59 5,943,8237.70
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,292,936 1.31 3,256,32162.54
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,066,098 0.26 1,085,579-1.79
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,256,391 0.81 10,554,523-69.15
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,809,881 0.45 2,009,371-9.93
26 Ores, slag and ash 187,567 0.05 162,76115.24
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 17,771,407 4.41 6,650,145167.23
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,847,578 0.71 1,957,63445.46
29 Organic chemicals 332,857 0.08 580,305-42.64
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,795,872 1.19 4,676,7062.55
31 Fertilizers 10,682,787 2.65 12,293,642-13.10
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 780,869 0.19 959,431-18.61
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,621,644 1.15 5,793,272-20.22
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 3,954,094 0.98 4,667,405-15.28
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 380,301 0.09 284,68133.59
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 715,101 0.18 1,181,952-39.50
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 12,930 0.00 3823,284.82
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,237,743 0.80 2,793,23415.91
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,774,461 1.68 6,891,665-1.70
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,281,601 1.06 4,272,7700.21
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 9,612-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 83,918 0.02 95,245-11.89
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 46,791,789 11.60 38,267,30322.28
45 Cork and articles of cork 4,104 0.00 556638.13
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 973 0.00 117731.62
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,760 0.00 1,163137.32
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12,436,462 3.08 12,379,0270.46
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 411,239 0.10 284,97644.31
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 59 0.00 8,958-99.34
52 Cotton 29,962 0.01 163,283-81.65
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 89 0.00 20,876-99.57
54 Man-made filaments 177,262 0.04 90,10496.73
55 Man-made staple fibers 309,746 0.08 102,866201.12
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 236,576 0.06 197,98819.49
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 647 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 6,414 0.00 4241,412.74
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 119,186 0.03 213,878-44.27
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 34,709 0.01 7,695351.06
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 365,917 0.09 327,17111.84
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 210,135 0.05 186,82212.48
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 173,763 0.04 29,710484.86
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 369,139 0.09 296,20824.62
65 Headgear and parts thereof 30,574 0.01 15,45897.79
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,477 0.00 418253.35
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 665 0.00 1,410-52.84
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,952,427 0.98 3,530,56611.95
69 Ceramic products 2,202,888 0.55 1,765,99824.74
70 Glass and glassware 4,230,433 1.05 6,372,173-33.61
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 164 0.00 5,355-96.94
72 Iron and steel 52,133,384 12.93 43,310,58020.37
73 Articles of iron or steel 24,636,597 6.11 15,239,04661.67
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,807,640 0.94 2,394,58959.01
75 Nickel and articles thereof 47,845 0.01 64,122-25.38
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,819,832 1.20 4,281,31112.58
78 Lead and articles thereof 89,538 0.02 10,713735.79
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 288-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 200 0.00 1,168-82.88
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 120,823 0.03 1,17810,156.62
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 562,422 0.14 209,343168.66
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 740,178 0.18 431,48071.54
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 18,355,492 4.55 14,428,78727.21
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 34,527,240 8.56 27,812,95424.14
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 1,169,332 0.29 714,20463.73
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 11,142,069 2.76 7,136,24056.13
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4,479,940 1.11 2,726,61564.30
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,735,372 1.42 1,273,682350.30
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4,856 0.00 9,456-48.65
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3,140 0.00 2,84010.56
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 1,192,625 0.30 700,37970.28
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 248,945 0.06 402,081-38.09
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,893,678 0.47 1,785,0666.08
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 12,603 0.00 0
SS Classified 3,662,478 0.91 1 915 99691.15

Russia’s Imports from Azerbaijan

The major share of Russian imports from Azerbaijan in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 49.89% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (54.56% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 23.67% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (12.89% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.63% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (5.86% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.01% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (10.45% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.95% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (3.90% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.21% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (1.47% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd 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 $17,420,690;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $10,286,281;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $1,150,129;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $792,223.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $3,117,507;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $2,983,143;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $2,006,967;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,749,339;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $890,727;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $666,389;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $600,724;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $519,379.
Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 145,886 0.11 44,584227.22
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 507,566 0.39 783,413-35.21
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 54-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 15,200-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 7,243,634 5.52 10,361,141-30.09
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 50,407,934 38.39 40,121,65325.64
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 600,546 0.46 1,119,925-46.38
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 82 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 309 0.00 10,920-97.17
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 86 0.00 3,480-97.53
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 3,134 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 79,700 0.06 118,107-32.52
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 400,768 0.31 409,068-2.03
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 15,343 0.01 84,011-81.74
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,823,623 1.39 1,906,926-4.37
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 147,377 0.11 86,97769.44
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,051,437 2.32 3,942,164-22.59
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,083,385 0.82 1,408,966-23.11
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,145,727 1.63 2,746,451-21.87
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 28,943,717 22.04 11,523,027151.18
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 483,900 0.37 476,2001.62
29 Organic chemicals 746,100 0.57 2,753,067-72.90
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 67,825 0.05 97,070-30.13
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 14,563-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 374,929 0.29 289,39129.56
39 Plastics and articles thereof 889,410 0.68 694,06928.14
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 81,000 0.06 150,750-46.27
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 10 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 23,860 0.02 5047,620.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 317,154 0.24 15,5081,945.10
52 Cotton 4,503,833 3.43 3,353,70434.29
54 Man-made filaments 298,017 0.23 72,914308.72
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 47,599 0.04 31,33851.89
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 31,843 0.02 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,822,914 2.91 3,030,69126.14
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 7,224 0.01 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 17,580-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,082,391 1.59 3,831,730-45.65
74 Copper and articles thereof 63,399 0.05 328,859-80.72
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,430,541 3.37 7,413,684-40.24
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6,270 0.00 3301,800.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 8 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 173,364 0.13 839,753-79.36
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 26,187 0.02 208,554-87.44
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 0 0.00 360,000-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 49,757-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 77,178 0.06 172,630-55.29
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 60,884 0.05 9,308554.10
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 7,495-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 18 0.00 0
SS Classified 16,105,801 12.26 11 837 47336.06
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia