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

Russia’s Trade with Tunisia

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Tunisia totaled $228,447,725, up 59.87% ($85,553,311) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Tunisia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $194,234,949, up 85.23% ($89,375,977) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Tunisia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 were $34,212,776, down 10.05% ($3,822,666) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Tunisia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $160,022,173, a 139.47% increase ($93,198,643) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Tunisia was Russia’s 72nd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 75th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1328% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0977% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Tunisia was Russia’s 62nd largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 67th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1731% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1228% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Tunisia was Russia’s 81st largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 75th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0571% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0625% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Tunisia

The major share of Russian exports to Tunisia 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) - 54.62% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (61.61% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 31.04% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (9.40% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.91% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (0.61% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.73% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (25.68% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.28% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (2.57% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Tunisia 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 $50,726,804;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $47,399,899;
  • 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 $13,043,991;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $3,037,775;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $1,033,656;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1,031,477;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $709,570.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Tunisia 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 $9,399,515;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $9,227,058;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $8,854,850.
Russia’s exports to Tunisia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
10 Cereals 8,669,783 4.46 18,069,298-52.02
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 8,854,850-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 393,691 0.20 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 120,309 0.06 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,539 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 9,227,058-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 106,099,921 54.62 55,373,11791.61
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 13,043,991 6.72 0
29 Organic chemicals 48,900 0.03 513,269-90.47
31 Fertilizers 29,820 0.02 17,17573.62
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 151,137 0.08 74,897101.79
39 Plastics and articles thereof 118,432 0.06 6,1481,826.35
40 Rubber and articles thereof 34,661 0.02 31,9678.43
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 30 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 318,482 0.16 655,809-51.44
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,075,765 1.58 2,042,10950.62
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,031,585 0.53 108955,071.30
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 60-100.00
72 Iron and steel 55,993,806 28.83 8,593,907551.55
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 432-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,296,635 2.21 1,258,860241.31
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 505-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 88,652 0.05 100,085-11.42
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 3,283 0.00 39,014-91.59
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 709,570 0.37 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,557 0.00 1811,865.19
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 100 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 1,300 0.00 123956.91

Russia’s Imports from Tunisia

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 67.35% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (65.15% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 15.46% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (18.85% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.48% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (4.69% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.76% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (7.57% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Tunisia 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 $1,380,002;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1,200,350;
  • 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 $426,662;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $335,067;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $167,244;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $137,339.

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

  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $4,374,155;
  • 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 $1,976,181;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $330,074;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $323,569;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $237,063;
  • Zinc and articles thereof (HS code 79) - a decrease of $182,639.
Russia’s imports from Tunisia in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 627,083 1.83 864,146-27.43
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 38,299 0.11 99,119-61.36
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 75,367 0.22 116,725-35.43
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,265,374 3.70 1,588,943-20.36
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,145 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 91,462 0.27 73,88823.78
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 95,803 0.28 4,2142,173.45
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 27,127 0.08 53,323-49.13
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 90,530 0.26 60,53649.55
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 1,807-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 17,396-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 186-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 18,456-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,042,280 5.97 1,615,61826.41
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,324 0.00 4,997-73.50
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 137 0.00 18,744-99.27
39 Plastics and articles thereof 444,814 1.30 109,747305.31
40 Rubber and articles thereof 70,404 0.21 33,660109.16
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 406,087 1.19 449,920-9.74
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,263 0.02 14,894-64.66
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 37-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 333 0.00 1,318-74.73
52 Cotton 0 0.00 403-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 34,545 0.10 23,20948.84
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,749 0.01 1,111147.43
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 98,352 0.29 20,963369.17
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,900,241 14.32 3,699,89132.44
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 11,332,144 33.12 9,952,14213.87
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 27,691 0.08 52,772-47.53
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6,613,308 19.33 10,987,463-39.81
65 Headgear and parts thereof 32,469 0.09 41,772-22.27
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 775-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 11,272 0.03 1577,079.62
69 Ceramic products 214,490 0.63 47,246353.99
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 315-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,924 0.01 3271,100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 46,457 0.14 26,74273.72
74 Copper and articles thereof 19,315 0.06 6,309206.15
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,568 0.01 1,133126.65
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 182,639-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 170 0.00 510-66.67
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 817,580 2.39 680,24120.19
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 3,859,590 11.28 5,835,771-33.86
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 332,429 0.97 367,646-9.58
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 278,161 0.81 284,498-2.23
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 40,798 0.12 13,306206.61
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 21,461 0.06 93,817-77.12
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 185,452 0.54 515,526-64.03
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 54,778 0.16 51,0847.23
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia