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

Russia’s Trade with Venezuela

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Venezuela totaled $25,080,562, up 2.28% ($559,602) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Venezuela in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $24,926,527, up 2.58% ($627,391) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Venezuela in the 3rd quarter of 2018 were $154,035, down 30.56% ($67,789) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Venezuela in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $24,772,492, a 2.89% increase ($695,180) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Venezuela was Russia’s 121st largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 114th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0146% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0168% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Venezuela was Russia’s 103rd largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 101st in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0222% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0285% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Venezuela was Russia’s 145th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 146th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0003% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0004% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Venezuela

The major share of Russian exports to Venezuela 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) - 96.30% of Russia’s total exports to Venezuela (81.50% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.60% of Russia’s total exports to Venezuela (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.09% of Russia’s total exports to Venezuela (15.40% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.10% of Russia’s total exports to Venezuela (2.24% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $11,133,911;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $399,666;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $125,594.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Venezuela 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 $6,917,833;
  • 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 $3,158,835;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $544,099;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $291,708;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $112,158.
Russia’s exports to Venezuela in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
10 Cereals 12,848,737 51.55 19,766,570-35.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 11,133,911 44.67 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 21,210 0.09 37,605-43.60
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 400,045 1.60 379105,452.77
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 2,037-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 112,158-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 200 0.00 131,438.46
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 0.00 109-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,925 0.01 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 67,156 0.27 81,590-17.69
40 Rubber and articles thereof 31,407 0.13 13241,492.31
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 10,094-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 13-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 204-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 164-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 576-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 164-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 49-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3 0.00 119-97.48
70 Glass and glassware 139 0.00 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 125,594 0.50 0
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 58-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 24,040 0.10 7233,225.03
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 544,099-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 18-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 263,777 1.06 555,485-52.51
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 956 0.00 3,159,791-99.97
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 638 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,789 0.03 26,277-74.16
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 0.00 767-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 61-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Venezuela

The major share of Russian imports from Venezuela 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) - 73.40% of Russia’s total imports from Venezuela (79.96% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.13% of Russia’s total imports from Venezuela (8.75% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.87% of Russia’s total imports from Venezuela (10.92% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $36,882;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - an increase of $26,000;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - an increase of $9,830;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $561;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $509.

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

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $101,694;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $23,177;
  • 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 $16,753;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $599.
Russia’s imports from Venezuela in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
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 509 0.33 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 111,603 72.45 74,72149.36
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 947 0.61 102,641-99.08
29 Organic chemicals 113 0.07 9222.83
39 Plastics and articles thereof 561 0.36 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 434 0.28 141207.80
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 26,000 16.88 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 599-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 991 0.64 24,168-95.90
74 Copper and articles thereof 95 0.06 4897.92
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 252 0.16 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 26 0.02 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 2,180 1.42 18,933-88.49
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 9,830 6.38 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 494 0.32 4812.70
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia