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

Russia’s Trade with Bulgaria

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Bulgaria totaled $825,446,383, up 8.12% ($62,009,960) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Bulgaria in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $701,306,942, up 13.83% ($85,191,198) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Bulgaria in the 3rd quarter of 2018 were $124,139,441, down 15.74% ($23,181,238) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Bulgaria in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $577,167,501, a 23.12% increase ($108,372,436) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Bulgaria was Russia’s 39th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 38th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.4797% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.5222% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Bulgaria was Russia’s 31st largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 32nd in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.6251% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.7218% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Bulgaria was Russia’s 53rd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 50th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.2073% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.2422% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Bulgaria

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 87.50% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (74.08% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.57% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (2.83% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.95% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (2.56% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.51% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (18.53% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Bulgaria 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 $157,201,291;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $9,410,738;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $2,506,399.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $52,022,688;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $51,845,318.
Russia’s exports to Bulgaria in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 48,765-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 86,828 0.01 192,290-54.85
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 26,952 0.00 4835,480.12
10 Cereals 881,389 0.13 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 12,095 0.00 18,009-32.84
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 7,840 0.00 38,260-79.51
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 467 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,328 0.00 307,200-98.92
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 7,400 0.00 13,392-44.74
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 94,125 0.01 80,24617.30
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 70,574 0.01 60,87015.94
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 107,055 0.02 93,91313.99
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 164,585 0.02 144,54513.86
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 727,897 0.10 632,81115.03
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,194 0.00 5,505-5.65
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 613,609,224 87.50 456,407,93334.44
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 840,772 0.12 921,386-8.75
29 Organic chemicals 340,861 0.05 432,488-21.19
30 Pharmaceutical products 30,327 0.00 13,233129.18
31 Fertilizers 17,118,881 2.44 7,708,143122.09
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 71,034 0.01 103,773-31.55
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 492,923 0.07 404,12121.97
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 4,037 0.00 4,725-14.56
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 97,434 0.01 2,6593,564.31
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 104,627 0.01 107,470-2.65
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 19,918 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 226,730 0.03 122,09985.69
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,577,685 0.22 2,866,732-44.97
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,117,019 0.59 4,769,914-13.69
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 945 0.00 243,837.50
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,998,569 0.43 1,928,50655.49
45 Cork and articles of cork 242 0.00 364-33.52
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,434,644 0.49 2,094,26364.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 21,746 0.00 406,688-94.65
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 106,906 0.02 126,929-15.77
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 49 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 408,489 0.06 147,444177.05
55 Man-made staple fibers 83,428 0.01 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 30,965 0.00 3,210864.64
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 372 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,110 0.00 14,249-85.19
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 223 0.00 13,210-98.31
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6,648 0.00 4,44149.70
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,977 0.00 8,697-42.77
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 32,664 0.00 38,372-14.88
65 Headgear and parts thereof 326 0.00 1,500-78.27
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,695,084 0.38 1,738,25155.05
69 Ceramic products 444,478 0.06 58,224663.39
70 Glass and glassware 2,863,512 0.41 2,236,36428.04
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4 0.00 32-87.50
72 Iron and steel 8,091,199 1.15 5,584,80044.88
73 Articles of iron or steel 970,289 0.14 2,708,368-64.17
74 Copper and articles thereof 757 0.00 20,604-96.33
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 31,190-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,220,023 0.60 5,803,328-27.28
78 Lead and articles thereof 261,613 0.04 1,333,540-80.38
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 38,705 0.01 73,079-47.04
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 30,511 0.00 67,027-54.48
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 64,988 0.01 165,211-60.66
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,344,590 0.48 55,367,278-93.96
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 2,924,055 0.42 1,475,93098.12
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 361,094 0.05 1,497,709-75.89
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 431,359 0.06 546,206-21.03
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,635,372 0.38 54,480,690-95.16
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 898,123 0.13 823,0709.12
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 4,600-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 600 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 140,827 0.02 316,464-55.50
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 17,127 0.00 3,921336.80
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 19,060 0.00 18,0175.79
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,929 0.00 3,021-36.15
SS Classified 22,871,139 3.26 1 469 9581,455.90

Russia’s Imports from Bulgaria

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 37.43% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (36.41% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 30.41% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (33.79% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 14.61% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (14.35% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.26% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (6.53% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.95% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (4.21% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.35% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (1.32% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,592,348;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $887,597;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $512,348;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $491,431;
  • Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric (HS code 51) - an increase of $455,065;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $406,759;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $404,034;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $400,606.

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $8,794,016;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $4,998,619;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $4,451,115;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $4,274,999;
  • 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) - a decrease of $3,308,127;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $1,354,126;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,211,398;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,031,012;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $497,738;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $434,169;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $395,064.
Russia’s imports from Bulgaria in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 46,774 0.04 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 93,942 0.08 173,149-45.74
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 653-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 120,917 0.10 179,417-32.61
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 78,690 0.06 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 85,783 0.07 48,46876.99
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 11,147 0.01 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 267,369 0.22 231,79515.35
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,366,294 1.10 1,150,26518.78
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 834,502 0.67 343,071143.24
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,089,918 0.88 948,86314.87
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 770,589 0.62 654,08517.81
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 613,196 0.49 1,110,934-44.80
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 931,803 0.75 717,52529.86
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,706,219 2.18 4,060,345-33.35
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 258,680 0.21 192,45534.41
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 226,028 0.18 197,40414.50
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 37,547 0.03 5,036,166-99.25
29 Organic chemicals 750,040 0.60 399,66287.67
30 Pharmaceutical products 28,031,770 22.58 36,825,786-23.88
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 15-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 307,518 0.25 286,2627.43
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,421,321 1.95 1,533,72457.87
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 194,130 0.16 131,00148.19
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,998,955 1.61 1,592,19625.55
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 174 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 212,260 0.17 127,64166.29
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,405,079 1.94 2,051,84117.22
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,398,181 1.13 1,793,245-22.03
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 16,139-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 794,869 0.64 502,02858.33
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,772 0.00 1,936-8.47
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 111 0.00 53,727-99.79
45 Cork and articles of cork 65 0.00 5518.18
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,666,329 1.34 1,877,136-11.23
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 8,878 0.01 10,522-15.62
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 849,612 0.68 394,547115.34
52 Cotton 36,995 0.03 35,3044.79
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 7,250 0.01 0
54 Man-made filaments 83,538 0.07 76,1289.73
55 Man-made staple fibers 504,532 0.41 269,10687.48
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,614,658 1.30 1,210,62433.37
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 941 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 40,461 0.03 2,9321,279.98
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 173,819 0.14 68,258154.65
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,860,188 3.92 4,597,2525.72
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6,898,697 5.56 6,665,2153.50
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 143,361 0.12 318,934-55.05
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,783,155 2.24 7,234,270-61.53
65 Headgear and parts thereof 104,017 0.08 58,65577.34
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 31,414 0.03 211,830-85.17
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 261,806 0.21 110,969135.93
69 Ceramic products 670,062 0.54 748,277-10.45
70 Glass and glassware 586,147 0.47 185,541215.91
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 135-100.00
72 Iron and steel 836,982 0.67 909,219-7.94
73 Articles of iron or steel 961,346 0.77 2,172,744-55.75
74 Copper and articles thereof 393,693 0.32 278,01341.61
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 918,209 0.74 405,861126.24
78 Lead and articles thereof 157 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 33,607-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 15,670 0.01 32,275-51.45
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 340,585 0.27 774,754-56.04
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,437,159 1.16 1,589,340-9.58
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 28,918,003 23.29 33,193,002-12.88
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 13,088,283 10.54 16,396,410-20.18
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 17,405 0.01 165,521-89.48
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,350,231 1.09 2,381,243-43.30
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,090,174 2.49 1,497,826106.31
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 25,403 0.02 62,804-59.55
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,000 0.00 9,985-89.98
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 1,485,730 1.20 1,483,2650.17
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,742,922 1.40 1,391,68625.24
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 134,986 0.11 107,63625.41
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia