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

Russia’s Trade with Zimbabwe

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Zimbabwe was $9,988,572, down 17.23% ($2,078,971) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Zimbabwe in the 3rd quarter of 2018 were $855,300, down 22.33% ($245,841) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Zimbabwe in the 3rd quarter of 2018 were $9,133,272, down 16.72% ($1,833,130) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade deficit with Zimbabwe in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $8,277,972, a 16.09% decrease ($1,587,289) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Zimbabwe was Russia’s 137th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 131st in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0058% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0083% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Zimbabwe was Russia’s 160th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 148th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0008% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0013% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Zimbabwe was Russia’s 97th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 95th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0153% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0180% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Zimbabwe

The major share of Russian exports to Zimbabwe in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 97.89% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (24.12% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.12% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.99% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (25.98% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.00% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (49.89% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $571,665;
  • 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) - an increase of $9,514;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $6,520.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Zimbabwe 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 $353,158;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $284,118;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $102,170;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $94,031.
Russia’s exports to Zimbabwe in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 102,170-100.00
10 Cereals 0 0.00 353,158-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 94,031-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 8,473 0.99 1,953333.85
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 284,118-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 837,267 97.89 265,602215.23
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 109-100.00
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 9,514 1.11 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 46 0.01 0

Russia’s Imports from Zimbabwe

The major share of Russian imports from Zimbabwe 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) - 99.37% of Russia’s total imports from Zimbabwe (99.64% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $200,000;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $93,477;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $54,075.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Zimbabwe 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) - a decrease of $1,930,335;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $217,825;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $36,895.
Russia’s imports from Zimbabwe in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
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 17,807 0.19 23,385-23.85
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 16,439 0.18 11,08148.35
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 244,800 2.68 462,625-47.08
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,048,620 11.48 955,1439.79
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,876 0.04 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 200,000 2.19 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 7,544,079 82.60 9,474,414-20.37
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 56,825 0.62 2,7501,966.36
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 57-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 36,895-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 826 0.01 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 41-100.00
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 0 0.00 11-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia