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Russian trade in goods with Zimbabwe in Q2 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 second quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Zimbabwe

In the 2nd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Zimbabwe totaled $9,699,242, up 2.31% ($219,160) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Zimbabwe in the 2nd quarter of 2019 were $45,394, down 93.32% ($633,840) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Zimbabwe in the 2nd quarter of 2019 totaled $9,653,848, up 9.69% ($853,000) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade deficit with Zimbabwe in the 2nd quarter of 2019 was $9,608,454, a 18.31% increase ($1,486,840) over the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Zimbabwe was Russia’s 137th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (down from 136th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0061% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0055% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Zimbabwe was Russia’s 175th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (down from 164th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0000% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0006% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Zimbabwe was Russia’s 96th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (up from 98th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0163% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0145% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Zimbabwe

The major share of Russian exports to Zimbabwe in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 65.98% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.67% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (0.07% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 12.48% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (99.85% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.87% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (0.07% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Zimbabwe in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $29,949;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $6,661;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $3,118;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3,020.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Zimbabwe in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $599,458;
  • 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 $73,926;
  • 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 $2,216;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $502;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $477.
Russia’s exports to Zimbabwe in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,661 14.67 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 502-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 29,949 65.98 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 477-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,118 6.87 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 9-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,646 5.83 602,104-99.56
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 73,926-100.00
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 0 0.00 2,216-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,020 6.65 0

Russia’s Imports from Zimbabwe

The major share of Russian imports from Zimbabwe in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 99.83% of Russia’s total imports from Zimbabwe (99.58% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Zimbabwe in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $1,728,336;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $175,000.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Zimbabwe in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $1,023,274.
Russia’s imports from Zimbabwe in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 19,601 0.20 19,935-1.68
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 23,742 0.25 5,453335.39
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 172,009 1.78 178,742-3.77
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 340,902 3.53 1,364,176-75.01
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,986 0.03 11,695-74.47
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,143 0.04 4,940-16.13
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,800 0.04 11,846-67.92
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 200,000 2.07 25,000700.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 8,870,665 91.89 7,142,32924.20
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 16,000 0.17 30,060-46.77
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 6,671-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 1-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia