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

Russia’s Trade with Brazil

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Brazil was $1,086,552,121, down 18.51% ($246,803,917) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $483,389,034, up 3.77% ($17,545,643) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 3rd quarter of 2018 were $603,163,087, down 30.47% ($264,349,560) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade deficit with Brazil in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $119,774,053, a 70.18% decrease ($281,895,203) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Brazil was Russia’s 33rd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 24th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.6315% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.9121% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Brazil was Russia’s 42nd largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 38th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.4308% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.5457% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Brazil was Russia’s 22nd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 17th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 1.0074% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.4262% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Brazil

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 84.04% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (69.17% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 9.89% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (22.74% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.37% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (4.16% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.00% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (3.17% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.08% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (0.06% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $76,850,709;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $4,738,606;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $4,668,850;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $4,363,263;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2,869,498;
  • 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 $2,583,932.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Brazil 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) - a decrease of $62,875,830;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $10,013,186;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $4,604,701;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $1,590,300.
Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
10 Cereals 4,668,850 0.97 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 25,368 0.01 76,104-66.67
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 721-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 2,288-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 320,375 0.07 178,05479.93
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 193,577 0.04 25,937646.34
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 15,706,698 3.25 10,968,09243.20
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 32,101,741 6.64 94,977,571-66.20
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,225,974 1.08 2,642,04297.80
29 Organic chemicals 2,830,626 0.59 1,641,22072.47
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 9,484-100.00
31 Fertilizers 381,112,761 78.84 304,262,05225.26
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 310,909 0.06 304,2192.20
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 32,649 0.01 11,444185.29
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 211,480 0.04 7,4452,740.56
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 5,537 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 766,146 0.16 140,584444.97
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,870,592 0.39 2,196,147-14.82
40 Rubber and articles thereof 13,861,546 2.87 10,992,04826.11
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 59 0.00 51,080.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 202,257 0.04 230,792-12.36
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,473,266 0.30 1,107,13233.07
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 506,768 0.10 533,346-4.98
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 895 0.00 254,242-99.65
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4 0.00 22-81.82
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 28-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 116 0.00 238-51.26
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 8 0.00 14-42.86
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 205,761 0.04 62,243230.58
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 385 0.00 92318.48
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 260,858 0.05 93,754178.24
69 Ceramic products 6,599 0.00 101,354-93.49
70 Glass and glassware 87 0.00 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,160 0.00 6,132-64.77
72 Iron and steel 4,029,415 0.83 14,042,601-71.31
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,655,521 1.17 1,292,258337.65
74 Copper and articles thereof 81,959 0.02 9388,027.96
75 Nickel and articles thereof 14,375 0.00 13110,476.92
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,202,196 0.25 2,792,496-56.95
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 170,346 0.04 940,533-81.89
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 96,869 0.02 188,419-48.59
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 184,932 0.04 124,76748.22
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 730,761 0.15 2,012,727-63.69
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 6,686,322 1.38 5,621,82418.94
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,092,284 0.43 2,408,878-13.14
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 140,795 0.03 4,745,496-97.03
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 300 0.00 0
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 67,941 0.01 2,6482,465.75
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 23 0.00 0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,600 0.00 0
SS Classified 328,343 0.07 845 792-61.18

Russia’s Imports from Brazil

The major share of Russian imports from Brazil 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) - 49.52% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (79.29% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 20.48% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (8.69% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.91% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (2.64% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.14% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (3.24% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

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

  • 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 $57,329,424;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $37,923,012;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $10,608,763;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $5,725,533;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $2,718,873;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $1,840,856.

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

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $371,443,768;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $14,396,362;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $9,209,093;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $7,078,295;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $3,627,588;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $2,858,042;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $2,138,003.
Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
02 Meat and edible meat offal 30,779,633 5.10 402,223,401-92.35
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,361,080 0.23 901,63350.96
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,977,056 0.83 4,317,52315.28
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 120 0.00 712-83.15
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 20,769 0.00 31,931-34.96
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,180,145 0.86 3,339,28955.13
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 19,415,378 3.22 23,042,966-15.74
10 Cereals 59,260 0.01 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 12,054 0.00 63,539-81.03
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 149,714,278 24.82 156,792,573-4.51
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 467,184 0.08 621,714-24.86
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,923,334 0.48 1,216,568140.29
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 233,215 0.04 1,046,364-77.71
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 185,894 0.03 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 13,419,886 2.22 16,277,928-17.56
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 30,335,637 5.03 24,610,10423.26
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 36,650 0.01 5,459571.37
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,586,950 0.26 926,83371.22
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 37,993,735 6.30 52,390,097-27.48
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 756,012 0.13 779,359-3.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 330-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5,791 0.00 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 68,042,981 11.28 10,713,557535.11
29 Organic chemicals 1,633,614 0.27 3,771,617-56.69
30 Pharmaceutical products 491,621 0.08 1,711,233-71.27
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 2,526-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 339,132 0.06 111,325204.63
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 374,109 0.06 547,159-31.63
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 14,685 0.00 386,498-96.20
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,901,256 0.65 2,406,95762.08
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 8,802 0.00 9,260-4.95
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 540,578 0.09 203,248165.97
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,762,713 0.29 1,914,958-7.95
40 Rubber and articles thereof 769,794 0.13 1,158,793-33.57
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 494,029 0.08 165,805197.96
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 10,902 0.00 4,081167.14
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2,895 0.00 1,61279.59
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 16,085 0.00 205,606-92.18
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 4,082,626 0.68 1,363,753199.37
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 533,840 0.09 359,66148.43
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,038 0.00 1,84564.66
52 Cotton 24 0.00 80-70.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 397,412 0.07 519,793-23.54
54 Man-made filaments 212,325 0.04 31,909565.41
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 43,863 0.01 20,637112.55
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 38,243 0.01 30,23026.51
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 153,460 0.03 193,718-20.78
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 110,612 0.02 56,99794.07
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 76,188 0.01 28,757164.94
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 74,413 0.01 148,619-49.93
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,600,824 0.43 2,321,57712.03
65 Headgear and parts thereof 45 0.00 655-93.13
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,799,955 0.30 1,344,73433.85
69 Ceramic products 35,793 0.01 277,123-87.08
70 Glass and glassware 222,135 0.04 246,296-9.81
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 48,019 0.01 127,750-62.41
72 Iron and steel 16,153,497 2.68 25,362,590-36.31
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,007,084 0.17 1,001,5910.55
74 Copper and articles thereof 229,677 0.04 142,82660.81
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 51,758 0.01 302,527-82.89
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,978 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,472,502 0.24 1,144,36028.67
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 41,848 0.01 127,539-67.19
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 30,740,939 5.10 20,132,17652.70
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 3,951,443 0.66 3,699,0566.82
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 0.00 430,543-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 86,968,961 14.42 49,045,94977.32
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,860,322 0.31 2,088,446-10.92
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 822-100.00
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 24,033 0.00 61,833-61.13
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 16,631 0.00 47,276-64.82
SS Classified 72,341,342 11.99 44 948 42160.94
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia