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

Russia’s Trade with Tanzania

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Tanzania totaled $76,093,554, up 14.50% ($9,638,977) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Tanzania in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $52,804,690, up 2.00% ($1,034,834) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Tanzania in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $23,288,864, up 58.59% ($8,604,143) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Tanzania in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $29,515,826, a 20.41% decrease ($7,569,309) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Tanzania was Russia’s 91st largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0442% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0455% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Tanzania was Russia’s 90th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 88th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0471% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0606% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Tanzania was Russia’s 86th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 92nd in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0389% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0241% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Tanzania

The major share of Russian exports to Tanzania 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) - 90.84% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (71.48% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.44% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (26.39% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.28% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (0.79% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.40% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (1.28% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $10,258,921;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $752,235;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $630,528;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $186,520;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $167,450.

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $10,853,288.
Russia’s exports to Tanzania in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
10 Cereals 47,069,591 89.14 36,810,67027.87
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 630,528 1.19 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 167,450 0.32 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 102,744 0.19 194,436-47.16
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 186,520 0.35 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 550,586 1.04 664,637-17.16
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 193,589 0.37 97,24099.08
29 Organic chemicals 24,082 0.05 13,72175.51
31 Fertilizers 2,652,495 5.02 13,505,783-80.36
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0 0.00 28,825-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 17,550-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,134 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 53,414 0.10 11,655358.29
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,149,739 2.18 397,504189.24
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,892 0.01 536439.55
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 3,145-100.00
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 19,926 0.04 23,800-16.28
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 266-100.00
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 88-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Tanzania

The major share of Russian imports from Tanzania 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) - 100.00% of Russia’s total imports from Tanzania (99.99% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $11,900,707.

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

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $1,906,755;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $1,184,221;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $226,875.
Russia’s imports from Tanzania in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
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 2,593 0.01 7,060-63.27
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 28,153 0.12 4256,524.24
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 226,875-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,833,966 7.87 3,018,187-39.24
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 312,570 1.34 2,219,325-85.92
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 21,111,582 90.65 9,210,875129.20
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 1,380-100.00
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 0 0.00 594-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia