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Russian trade in goods with Bulgaria 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 Bulgaria in the first quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Bulgaria

In the 1st quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Bulgaria totaled $904,824,891, up 2.55% ($22,537,119) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Bulgaria in the 1st quarter of 2019 totaled $782,756,021, up 3.00% ($22,775,385) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Bulgaria in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $122,068,870, down 0.19% ($238,266) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Bulgaria in the 1st quarter of 2019 was $660,687,151, a 3.61% increase ($23,013,651) over the 1st quarter of 2018.

Bulgaria was Russia’s 35th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 36th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.5748% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.5597% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Bulgaria was Russia’s 31st largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2019 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.7499% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.7377% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Bulgaria was Russia’s 55th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 54th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.2301% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.2240% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Bulgaria

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 80.21% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (81.04% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.32% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (9.88% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.06% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (2.60% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.87% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (2.27% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

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

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $33,422,930;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $25,361,532;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $12,020,570;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $11,889,891;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $10,166,172;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $7,392,399.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Bulgaria 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 $53,447,664;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $3,236,887.
Russia’s exports to Bulgaria in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 137,113 0.02 275,169-50.17
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 24,301 0.00 5,876313.56
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 11,879 0.00 15,440-23.06
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 22,224 0.00 29,977-25.86
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 13,525 0.00 3,048343.73
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 126,191 0.02 3,1233,940.70
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 8,294 0.00 8,874-6.54
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 90,731 0.01 101,336-10.47
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 119,701 0.02 75,18659.21
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 102,722 0.01 112,852-8.98
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 250,665 0.03 218,85514.53
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 781,117 0.10 345,298126.22
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 7,403 0.00 9,536-22.37
26 Ores, slag and ash 58,029 0.01 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 627,792,353 80.20 615,902,4621.93
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,077,523 0.14 1,215,200-11.33
29 Organic chemicals 724,434 0.09 905,919-20.03
30 Pharmaceutical products 26,967 0.00 10,589154.67
31 Fertilizers 13,602,859 1.74 6,210,460119.03
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 76,760 0.01 66,72415.04
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 61,133 0.01 41,61546.90
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 26,989 0.00 8,995200.04
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 9,824 0.00 3,334194.66
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,020,433 0.13 113,716797.35
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 120,443 0.02 94,47527.49
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,478,353 0.19 4,715,240-68.65
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,226,223 0.54 3,856,6269.58
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 79 0.00 395-80.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,285,641 0.29 2,522,565-9.39
45 Cork and articles of cork 17 0.00 19,458-99.91
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 686 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,998,488 0.26 2,297,998-13.03
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7,226 0.00 15,136-52.26
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 745 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 48 0.00 129-62.79
54 Man-made filaments 160,414 0.02 246,720-34.98
55 Man-made staple fibers 101,170 0.01 131,249-22.92
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 62,896 0.01 4,2681,373.66
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 15 0.00 966.67
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 279 0.00 1,205-76.85
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,094 0.00 4,395-52.35
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 12,421 0.00 8211,412.91
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 17,655 0.00 6,332178.82
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 80,532 0.01 44,07182.73
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,409 0.00 3,894-12.46
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,754,594 0.22 1,603,1749.45
69 Ceramic products 37,418 0.00 50,399-25.76
70 Glass and glassware 806,041 0.10 741,4428.71
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 100,158 0.01 0
72 Iron and steel 7,638,066 0.98 6,865,32911.26
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,641,556 0.85 60,089,220-88.95
74 Copper and articles thereof 33,423,134 4.27 20416,383,789.22
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 16,592,278 2.12 6,426,106158.20
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,278,472-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 1,073 0.00 801,241.25
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 72,779 0.01 208,130-65.03
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 594,446 0.08 102,785478.34
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 169,036 0.02 100,73167.81
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 37,857,448 4.84 12,495,916202.96
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 1,709,160 0.22 1,573,8248.60
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 941,030 0.12 2,034,746-53.75
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,707,994 0.22 1,090,77856.58
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 12,589,871 1.61 569,3012,111.46
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 459,811 0.06 2,032,229-77.37
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 4,095-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 9,087-100.00
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 177,907 0.02 146,06521.80
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,186 0.00 9,861-87.97
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 12,445 0.00 11,25710.55
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 2,607-100.00
SS Classified 2,736,586 0.35 22 886 228-88.04

Russia’s Imports from Bulgaria

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 34.78% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (39.55% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 31.99% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (32.97% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.15% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (8.60% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 10.64% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (10.68% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.86% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (3.68% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.61% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (1.47% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

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

  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $5,479,147;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $2,931,528;
  • 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 $2,172,799;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1,907,244;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $882,700;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $773,635;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $666,798;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $472,099;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $375,497.

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $5,254,848;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3,272,062;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $1,160,222;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,113,418;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $854,319;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $719,828;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $577,241;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $572,341;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $559,620;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $525,924;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $517,866;
  • Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric (HS code 51) - a decrease of $481,402;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $458,363.
Russia’s imports from Bulgaria in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,931,528 2.40 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,559 0.00 41,949-91.52
10 Cereals 13,728 0.01 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 908 0.00 59153.64
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 206,546 0.17 766,166-73.04
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 76,365 0.06 70,2738.67
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 100,720 0.08 5,3911,768.30
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,906 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 327,012 0.27 223,97146.01
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,474,071 1.21 591,371149.26
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 816,776 0.67 825,202-1.02
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,506,360 1.23 1,034,26145.65
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 609,970 0.50 786,713-22.47
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 896,668 0.73 999,904-10.32
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,631,395 1.34 1,584,2952.97
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,013,514 2.47 3,585,855-15.96
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 381,054 0.31 371,7392.51
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 90,398 0.07 76,19718.64
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 20,919 0.02 0
29 Organic chemicals 820,232 0.67 747,3799.75
30 Pharmaceutical products 31,216,817 25.57 36,471,665-14.41
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 337,704 0.28 171,81496.55
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,901,346 1.56 2,427,270-21.67
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 59,481 0.05 261,998-77.30
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,467,459 1.20 2,627,681-44.15
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,928,112 2.40 1,020,868186.83
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,954,804 1.60 2,809,123-30.41
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,745,955 1.43 1,830,318-4.61
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 784,913 0.64 409,41691.72
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 66,270 0.05 2,5102,540.24
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 137-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 664,309 0.54 1,777,727-62.63
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10,215 0.01 11,476-10.99
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 725,090 0.59 1,206,492-39.90
52 Cotton 2,591 0.00 46,506-94.43
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3,945 0.00 2,08789.03
54 Man-made filaments 23,852 0.02 133,903-82.19
55 Man-made staple fibers 388,770 0.32 299,11729.97
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 955,191 0.78 763,08925.17
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 301 0.00 56,753-99.47
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 2,209-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 37,769 0.03 18,831100.57
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 20,525 0.02 3,554477.52
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,472,016 3.66 3,698,38120.92
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6,159,039 5.05 6,005,2582.56
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 48,828 0.04 217,320-77.53
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 132,200 0.11 590,563-77.61
65 Headgear and parts thereof 9,345 0.01 17,503-46.61
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 14,718 0.01 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 86,217 0.07 35,654141.82
69 Ceramic products 560,936 0.46 540,8473.71
70 Glass and glassware 89,212 0.07 266,700-66.55
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 135 0.00 8,069-98.33
72 Iron and steel 697,636 0.57 1,215,502-42.61
73 Articles of iron or steel 673,649 0.55 1,250,890-46.15
74 Copper and articles thereof 220,497 0.18 204,4607.84
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 309,544 0.25 288,0547.46
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 13,662 0.01 34,329-60.20
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 201,092 0.16 313,022-35.76
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,380,694 1.13 1,191,53615.88
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 21,389,845 17.52 24,661,907-13.27
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 14,131,667 11.58 11,958,86818.17
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 3,273 0.00 126,904-97.42
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,222,957 1.00 1,942,785-37.05
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,299,520 1.88 1,632,72240.84
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 42,300 0.03 26,47559.77
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,330 0.00 691,827.54
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 1,975,397 1.62 1,701,08416.13
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,651,300 4.63 172,1533,182.72
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 61,813 0.05 110,479-44.05
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 29,801-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia