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

Russia’s Trade with Ethiopia

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Ethiopia totaled $31,353,990, up 89.04% ($14,768,033) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Ethiopia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $25,934,486, up 181.53% ($16,722,640) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Ethiopia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 were $5,419,504, down 26.51% ($1,954,607) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Ethiopia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $20,514,982, a 1,016.32% increase ($18,677,247) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Ethiopia was Russia’s 114th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 126th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0182% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0113% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Ethiopia was Russia’s 102nd largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 118th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0231% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0108% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Ethiopia was Russia’s 104th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 99th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0091% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0121% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Ethiopia

The major share of Russian exports to Ethiopia 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) - 42.90% of Russia’s total exports to Ethiopia (1.01% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 36.28% of Russia’s total exports to Ethiopia (10.08% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.86% of Russia’s total exports to Ethiopia (0.19% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 8.17% of Russia’s total exports to Ethiopia (15.16% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.62% of Russia’s total exports to Ethiopia (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.17% of Russia’s total exports to Ethiopia (72.90% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Ethiopia 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 $11,098,822;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $8,594,995;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $2,814,973;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $425,041;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $419,800;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $297,346.

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $4,476,223;
  • 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 $2,099,674;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $91,750;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $81,000.
Russia’s exports to Ethiopia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
10 Cereals 9,278,815 35.78 683,8201,256.91
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 81,000-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 129,210 0.50 163,855-21.14
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 419,800 1.62 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 15,580 0.06 9815,797.96
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 377-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,360 0.01 6,317-46.81
31 Fertilizers 11,098,822 42.80 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 222-100.00
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 7,119-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0 0.00 650-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 91 0.00 27,232-99.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7,671 0.03 50,944-84.94
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 529,383 2.04 232,037128.15
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,589,796 6.13 1,164,75536.49
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 58,910-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 874 0.00 180385.56
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 0
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 199-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 1,621-100.00
72 Iron and steel 2,814,973 10.85 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 510 0.00 15,187-96.64
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,296-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 32 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 993-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 320 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,785 0.01 95,535-96.04
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 7,186 0.03 2,106,860-99.66
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 32,222 0.12 4,508,445-99.29
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 100 0.00 4,194-97.62
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,956 0.01 0

Russia’s Imports from Ethiopia

The major share of Russian imports from Ethiopia 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) - 90.74% of Russia’s total imports from Ethiopia (99.29% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 8.63% of Russia’s total imports from Ethiopia (0.71% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $332,796;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $79,777;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - an increase of $34,009.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Ethiopia 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 $1,213,416;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $1,012,357;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $155,938;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - a decrease of $18,457.
Russia’s imports from Ethiopia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 281,664 5.20 437,602-35.63
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 769,450 14.20 1,982,866-61.20
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,671,235 67.74 4,683,592-21.61
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 154,764 2.86 159,068-2.71
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 40,478 0.75 58,935-31.32
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3 0.00 0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 34,009 0.63 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 128,051 2.36 48,274165.26
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 336,570 6.21 3,7748,818.12
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,272 0.06 0
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 8 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia