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

Russia’s Trade with Zimbabwe

In the 1st quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Zimbabwe was $9,974,826, down 14.13% ($1,641,917) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Zimbabwe in the 1st quarter of 2019 totaled $1,524,429, up 41,212.44% ($1,520,739) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Zimbabwe in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $8,450,397, down 27.23% ($3,162,656) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade deficit with Zimbabwe in the 1st quarter of 2019 was $6,925,968, a 40.34% decrease ($4,683,395) over the 1st quarter of 2018.

Zimbabwe was Russia’s 135th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 130th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0063% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0074% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Zimbabwe was Russia’s 147th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 187th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0015% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0000% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Zimbabwe was Russia’s 96th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 93rd in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0159% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0213% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Zimbabwe

The major share of Russian exports to Zimbabwe 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) - 99.58% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (100.00% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $1,517,958;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $4,778.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s exports to Zimbabwe 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
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 3,690-100.00
31 Fertilizers 1,517,958 99.58 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,652 0.11 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 41 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,778 0.31 0

Russia’s Imports from Zimbabwe

The major share of Russian imports from Zimbabwe 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) - 98.04% of Russia’s total imports from Zimbabwe (99.85% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.54% of Russia’s total imports from Zimbabwe (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

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

  • 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 $129,844.

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $2,236,655;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $977,245;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $100,000.
Russia’s imports from Zimbabwe in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 34,330 0.41 37,198-7.71
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 265,528 3.14 1,242,773-78.63
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 10,500 0.12 1,826475.03
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,267 0.01 3,764-66.34
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 100,000-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 7,972,958 94.35 10,209,613-21.91
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 35,970 0.43 17,879101.19
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 129,844 1.54 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia