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

Russia’s Trade with Qatar

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Qatar was $22,807,818, down 5.12% ($1,231,637) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Qatar in the 3rd quarter of 2018 were $9,687,273, down 41.33% ($6,824,891) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Qatar in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $13,120,545, up 74.31% ($5,593,254) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade balance with Qatar went from a surplus of $8,984,873 in the 3rd quarter of 2017, to a deficit of $3,433,272 in the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Qatar was Russia’s 123rd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 115th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0133% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0164% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Qatar was Russia’s 121st largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 106th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0086% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0193% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Qatar was Russia’s 94th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 98th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0219% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0124% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Qatar

The major share of Russian exports to Qatar 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) - 62.73% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (73.76% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 20.49% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (3.10% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.31% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (13.31% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.56% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (2.54% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.50% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (3.91% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.99% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (2.58% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1,611,311;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $1,174,576;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $626,583;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $419,860;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $134,109;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $117,532;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $77,303;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $42,759;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $38,933;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $30,737.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Qatar 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 $7,493,176;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,388,697;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $552,037;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $400,958;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $347,549;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $313,514;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $172,364;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $133,274;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $98,038;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $86,891;
  • 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 $78,665;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $61,717.
Russia’s exports to Qatar in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
01 Live animals 11,836 0.12 7,64954.74
02 Meat and edible meat offal 78,419 0.81 165,310-52.56
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 419,860 4.33 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 98,038-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,174,576 12.12 0
10 Cereals 4,200,000 43.36 11,693,176-64.08
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 38,933 0.40 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 152,779 1.58 214,496-28.77
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 19-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 247,561 2.56 419,925-41.05
29 Organic chemicals 12,375 0.13 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 23,351 0.24 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 104,464 1.08 505,422-79.33
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,725 0.05 6,529-27.63
40 Rubber and articles thereof 28 0.00 133,302-99.98
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 691 0.01 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 86,665 0.89 400,179-78.34
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,133 0.03 26,656-88.25
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,633 0.06 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2,177 0.02 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 5-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,642 0.03 1,156128.55
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 56,214 0.58 13,455317.79
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 175 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,040 0.02 219,614.29
65 Headgear and parts thereof 330 0.00 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 120 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,988 0.03 2,10042.29
69 Ceramic products 30,737 0.32 0
70 Glass and glassware 228,792 2.36 111,260105.64
72 Iron and steel 1,611,311 16.63 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 155,817 1.61 503,366-69.04
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,142-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 77,303 0.80 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 139,983 1.45 5,8742,283.09
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 118 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,634 0.04 1,392,331-99.74
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 72,846 0.75 151,511-51.92
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 626,583 6.47 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 101,533 1.05 653,570-84.46
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 160 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 6,211 0.06 3,77264.66
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 900-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 530 0.01 0

Russia’s Imports from Qatar

The major share of Russian imports from Qatar 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) - 72.59% of Russia’s total imports from Qatar (48.21% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 27.40% of Russia’s total imports from Qatar (51.61% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Qatar 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 $5,894,621;
  • 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 $338,026;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $195,141.

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

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $860,246.
Russia’s imports from Qatar in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 9,523,732 72.59 3,629,111162.43
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 550,736 4.20 212,710158.91
29 Organic chemicals 1,217,829 9.28 1,180,2983.18
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 437,331 3.33 242,19080.57
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,389,527 10.59 2,249,773-38.24
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 597 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 123 0.00 9332.26
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 32 0.00 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 638 0.00 13,116-95.14
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia