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

Russia’s Trade with Tunisia

In the 1st quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Tunisia was $157,293,750, down 2.51% ($4,055,116) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Tunisia in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $119,059,729, down 0.46% ($545,553) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Tunisia in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $38,234,021, down 8.41% ($3,509,563) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Tunisia in the 1st quarter of 2019 was $80,825,708, a 3.81% increase ($2,964,010) over the 1st quarter of 2018.

Tunisia was Russia’s 77th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 75th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0999% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1024% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Tunisia was Russia’s 67th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 68th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1141% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.1161% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Tunisia was Russia’s 77th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 74th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0721% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0764% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Tunisia

The major share of Russian exports to Tunisia 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) - 46.28% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (56.37% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 21.66% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (12.48% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.96% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (16.15% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.91% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (12.76% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.99% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (2.13% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $10,562,493;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $3,422,413;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $3,362,543;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $1,898,660;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $402,473.

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

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $15,749,511;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $3,239,312;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1,660,938.
Russia’s exports to Tunisia in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
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 0 0.00 101,213-100.00
10 Cereals 11,373,711 9.55 13,034,649-12.74
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 7,580-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 31,110 0.03 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9,458,721 7.94 6,096,17855.16
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 402,473 0.34 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 37,384 0.03 77,548-51.79
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 78,423 0.07 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,000 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,422,413 2.87 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 51,675,514 43.40 67,425,025-23.36
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 10,267,951 8.62 13,507,263-23.98
29 Organic chemicals 1,186,059 1.00 1,523,559-22.15
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,248 0.01 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 118,200 0.10 106,65710.82
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 34,304 0.03 77,149-55.54
39 Plastics and articles thereof 126,685 0.11 11,1151,039.77
40 Rubber and articles thereof 54,751 0.05 35,69153.40
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 353,775 0.30 35,114907.50
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,765,768 2.32 867,108218.96
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,625,920 1.37 1,644,859-1.15
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 50,553 0.04 0
70 Glass and glassware 19,726 0.02 0
72 Iron and steel 24,560,415 20.63 13,997,92275.46
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,832 0.00 2,345-21.88
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,229,398 1.03 928,88532.35
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,636 0.01 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 27,842 0.02 122,749-77.32
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 135,917 0.11 2,6734,984.81

Russia’s Imports from Tunisia

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 65.36% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (58.20% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.13% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (15.31% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.77% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (18.63% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.95% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (5.43% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $1,083,787;
  • 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 $978,750;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $891,545;
  • 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 $131,024.

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

  • 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 $3,258,477;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $1,206,640;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $787,412;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $600,623;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $520,519;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $216,567;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - a decrease of $123,686.
Russia’s imports from Tunisia in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
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 578,601 1.51 1,099,120-47.36
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 28,460 0.07 50,223-43.33
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 124 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,092,385 5.47 2,879,797-27.34
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,452,327 3.80 2,052,950-29.26
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 3,159-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 4,408 0.01 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 153,517 0.40 113,42135.35
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 44,534 0.12 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 49,468 0.13 36,62635.06
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 108,802 0.28 73,29848.44
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 32,471-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 126,741 0.33 23,366442.42
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 26,181-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 56,573-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,877,390 7.53 1,898,64051.55
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 8,556-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,368 0.01 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 116,619 0.31 333,186-65.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 41,105 0.11 27,72548.26
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 611,885 1.60 480,86127.25
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 12,880 0.03 47,594-72.94
45 Cork and articles of cork 56,008 0.15 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 565-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 16,724 0.04 3564,597.75
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6 0.00 469-98.72
54 Man-made filaments 37,200 0.10 22,84562.84
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 6,308 0.02 1,281392.43
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 395 0.00 124,081-99.68
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,210,305 13.63 4,318,76020.64
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 13,106,520 34.28 12,022,7339.01
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 58,997 0.15 24,791137.98
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6,566,399 17.17 7,773,039-15.52
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,502 0.01 5,887-57.50
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 141 0.00 421-66.51
69 Ceramic products 73,529 0.19 42,13774.50
70 Glass and glassware 771 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 0 0.00 626-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 82,496 0.22 73,73711.88
74 Copper and articles thereof 22 0.00 1,038-97.88
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 595 0.00 87,453-99.32
78 Lead and articles thereof 215 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 119 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 105 0.00 772-86.40
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 647,915 1.69 654,118-0.95
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 3,401,972 8.90 6,660,449-48.92
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 211,868 0.55 231,529-8.49
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 238,392 0.62 229,6183.82
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 16,690 0.04 20,139-17.13
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3,806 0.01 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 55,548 0.15 92,345-39.85
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 113,072 0.30 82,84736.48
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 21,787 0.06 27,801-21.63
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia