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Russian trade in goods with Azerbaijan in Q1 2019

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Azerbaijan in the first quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Azerbaijan

In the 1st quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Azerbaijan totaled $561,404,388, up 10.35% ($52,663,035) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in the 1st quarter of 2019 totaled $411,583,949, up 7.27% ($27,909,779) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in the 1st quarter of 2019 totaled $149,820,439, up 19.79% ($24,753,256) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Azerbaijan in the 1st quarter of 2019 was $261,763,510, a 1.22% increase ($3,156,523) over the 1st quarter of 2018.

Azerbaijan was Russia’s 46th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 48th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.3566% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.3227% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Azerbaijan was Russia’s 42nd largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2019 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.3943% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.3724% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Azerbaijan was Russia’s 49th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 53rd in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.2824% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.2290% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Azerbaijan

The major share of Russian exports to Azerbaijan in the 1st quarter of 2019 (and in the 1st quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 27.44% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (27.82% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 17.24% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (15.88% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 16.87% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (14.68% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.17% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (11.47% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 12.51% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (13.46% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 8.65% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (5.89% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $14,411,274;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $12,640,610;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $9,642,802;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $9,443,105;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $7,267,410;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $6,706,516;
  • 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 $3,761,442;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $2,708,163;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $2,133,517;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $2,123,534;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1,432,987.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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) - a decrease of $7,277,713;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $3,045,698;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $3,044,940;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $2,953,543;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1,647,010.
Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
01 Live animals 1,253,963 0.30 559,373124.17
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,415,679 0.34 2,149,853-34.15
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 659,235 0.16 608,2658.38
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,181,077 0.53 2,672,522-18.39
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 10,000 0.00 27,019-62.99
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 6,728 0.00 18,094-62.82
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,951,104 0.72 827,570256.60
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 307,229 0.07 173,47177.11
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 723,626 0.18 650,39311.26
10 Cereals 46,519,621 11.30 39,252,21118.51
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,333,907 0.57 1,861,93625.35
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 117,705 0.03 745,664-84.21
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 8,500 0.00 10,640-20.11
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 23,495-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 13,867,286 3.37 16,912,226-18.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 3,201,214 0.78 3,109,7632.94
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,107,890 0.51 5,061,433-58.35
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 12,440,855 3.02 9,732,69227.83
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 8,029,302 1.95 7,125,31712.69
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,223,229 0.54 2,067,0557.56
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,113,153 1.49 6,405,681-4.57
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,384,303 0.58 2,407,224-0.95
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,385,971 0.58 1,806,87632.05
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,684,188 0.41 2,528,161-33.38
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,834,872 0.45 1,648,57311.30
26 Ores, slag and ash 221,337 0.05 64,002245.83
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 33,543,180 8.15 20,902,57060.47
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,182,322 0.77 3,072,8033.56
29 Organic chemicals 582,549 0.14 128,637352.86
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,350,084 1.06 5,212,168-16.54
31 Fertilizers 22,902,155 5.56 13,259,35372.72
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 809,023 0.20 1,019,261-20.63
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,402,878 1.56 4,269,36149.97
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 4,383,049 1.06 3,841,74514.09
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 179,700 0.04 118,43751.73
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 200,903 0.05 301,042-33.26
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 14,249 0.00 2,764415.52
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,985,991 0.48 2,319,314-14.37
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,143,747 1.49 6,472,901-5.09
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,062,584 0.74 3,999,497-23.43
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 7,261-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 46,288 0.01 75,560-38.74
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 52-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 37,574,930 9.13 39,221,940-4.20
45 Cork and articles of cork 2,787 0.00 5,007-44.34
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 153 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,758 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 13,637,955 3.31 12,204,96811.74
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 255,770 0.06 214,39019.30
52 Cotton 59,068 0.01 50,07317.96
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 306-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 218,333 0.05 42,588412.66
55 Man-made staple fibers 186,272 0.05 98,77388.59
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 128,824 0.03 303,491-57.55
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 352 0.00 3,021-88.35
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 18,597 0.00 13,81934.58
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 49,913 0.01 95,802-47.90
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 59,599 0.01 20,466191.21
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 270,260 0.07 283,208-4.57
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 442,785 0.11 117,324277.40
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 167,495 0.04 51,168227.34
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 257,151 0.06 333,763-22.95
65 Headgear and parts thereof 28,932 0.01 13,505114.23
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 15 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 12,103 0.00 16,763-27.80
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,343,121 0.57 2,705,829-13.40
69 Ceramic products 1,656,710 0.40 1,402,14518.16
70 Glass and glassware 5,572,799 1.35 5,670,890-1.73
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8,018 0.00 3920,458.97
72 Iron and steel 34,629,873 8.41 37,675,571-8.08
73 Articles of iron or steel 30,855,868 7.50 16,444,59487.64
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,380,139 0.34 2,073,464-33.44
75 Nickel and articles thereof 103,008 0.03 53,47392.64
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,958,571 0.72 3,822,643-22.60
78 Lead and articles thereof 42,615 0.01 7,373477.99
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 719-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 6-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 15,740 0.00 49,451-68.17
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 450,075 0.11 580,221-22.43
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 527,661 0.13 228,992130.43
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 20,888,810 5.08 11,445,70582.50
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 29,978,974 7.28 26,217,53214.35
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 275,205 0.07 7,552,918-96.36
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 16,215,797 3.94 9,509,28170.53
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 518,888 0.13 19,0012,630.85
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,546,093 0.38 1,562,449-1.05
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,007 0.00 1,13876.36
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 744,614 0.18 386,86692.47
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 243,238 0.06 112,359116.48
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,228,241 0.54 2,260,094-1.41
SS Classified 2,253,156 0.55 27 348 807-91.76

Russia’s Imports from Azerbaijan

The major share of Russian imports from Azerbaijan in the 1st quarter of 2019 (and in the 1st quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 58.66% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (58.10% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 16.53% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (18.03% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.12% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (5.13% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.51% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (7.27% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.10% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (2.73% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.03% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (1.74% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $7,813,991;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $2,875,775;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $2,768,810;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $2,724,654;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,956,897;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $1,587,411;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $1,331,924;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $1,318,907;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $1,150,570;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $627,789;
  • 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 $512,065.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2,396,807;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $1,407,846;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $948,537;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $483,633.
Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 60,297 0.04 180,114-66.52
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,021,914 1.35 689,990193.04
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 68,531 0.05 9,297637.13
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 29,367,423 19.60 26,598,61310.41
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 46,292,456 30.90 38,478,46520.31
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 639,976 0.43 1,037,518-38.32
10 Cereals 12,000 0.01 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 11 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 14,085 0.01 32,829-57.10
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 11,532-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 18 0.00 2,322-99.22
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,382 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 148,640 0.10 241,017-38.33
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 210,023 0.14 220,057-4.56
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 55,102 0.04 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,339,005 1.56 2,510,508-6.83
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 62,885 0.04 90,767-30.72
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,098,826 3.40 2,223,051129.36
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,487,761 0.99 337,191341.22
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,373,629 2.25 1,786,21888.87
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 21,394,798 14.28 20,767,0093.02
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 599,900 0.40 550,1009.05
29 Organic chemicals 116,508 0.08 1,065,045-89.06
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,338 0.00 33,280-83.96
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 565,959 0.38 372,75151.83
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,350,062 2.24 1,393,165140.46
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 30,000 0.02 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 9,835 0.01 20,221-51.36
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 312 0.00 1,680-81.43
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 65,174 0.04 39,13666.53
52 Cotton 3,152,616 2.10 3,408,063-7.50
54 Man-made filaments 699,440 0.47 440,56858.76
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 113,784 0.08 178,339-36.20
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,686,896 2.46 2,367,98955.70
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 21,650 0.01 24,908-13.08
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,746 0.00 0
69 Ceramic products 1,364 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 703 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,057,350 0.71 3,454,157-69.39
74 Copper and articles thereof 110,469 0.07 142,756-22.62
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,081,730 2.72 5,489,576-25.65
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,054 0.00 360192.78
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 799 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 460,692 0.31 865,034-46.74
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 451,284 0.30 448,4540.63
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 512,065 0.34 0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,724,654 1.82 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 385,118 0.26 868,751-55.67
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 2,098 0.00 15,503-86.47
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 80 0.00 0
SS Classified 14,957,997 9.98 8 670 84972.51
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia