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Russian trade with Brazil in 2011

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Brazil in 2011: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Brazil

In 2011, Russia’s trade with Brazil totaled $6,513,958,652, up 11.05% ($648,390,243) from 2010.

Russia’s exports to Brazil in 2011 totaled $2,124,912,493, up 18.16% ($326,585,187) from 2010.

Russia’s imports from Brazil in 2011 totaled $4,389,046,159, up 7.91% ($321,805,056) from 2010.

Russia’s trade deficit with Brazil in 2011 was $2,264,133,666, a 0.21% decrease ($4,780,131) over 2010.

Brazil was Russia’s 26th largest trading partner in 2011 (down from 25th in 2010), accounting for 0.7920% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.9370% in 2010).

Brazil was Russia’s 35th largest export market in 2011 (down from 33rd in 2010), accounting for 0.4112% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.4529% in 2010).

Brazil was Russia’s 17th largest supplier in 2011 (down from 16th in 2010), accounting for 1.4355% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.7768% in 2010).

Russia’s Exports to Brazil

The major share of Russian exports to Brazil in 2011 (and in 2010) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 79.94% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (49.13% in 2010);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 14.16% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (26.20% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.74% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (15.81% in 2010);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.13% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (2.42% in 2010);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.77% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (1.24% in 2010).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Brazil in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $779,337,318;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $42,579,482;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $37,728,848.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Brazil in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $217,217,821;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $212,892,443;
  • 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 $10,922,409;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $10,547,365.
Russia’s exports to Brazil in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
10 Cereals 0 0.00 5,506,191-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 11,491 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 683,459 0.03 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 290,048 0.01 696,569-58.36
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 97,555 0.00 237,784-58.97
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 58,736,900 2.76 16,157,418263.53
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 242,144,490 11.40 455,036,933-46.79
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 11,013,660 0.52 15,308,720-28.06
29 Organic chemicals 5,881,987 0.28 5,585,8165.30
31 Fertilizers 1,613,925,879 75.95 834,588,56193.38
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 18,523 0.00 3,545422.51
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 0 0.00 35,471-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 148 0.00 23,271-99.36
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 528,240 0.02 677,286-22.01
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,188,218 0.15 815,655290.88
40 Rubber and articles thereof 64,184,991 3.02 26,456,143142.61
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,939 0.00 13,117-69.97
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 113,946 0.01 65,90372.90
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,876,237 0.09 1,341,81239.83
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 14,286,659 0.67 19,464,995-26.60
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 121,562 0.01 1,452,274-91.63
52 Cotton 0 0.00 714-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3,309 0.00 3,2681.25
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 143 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,162 0.00 3,723-41.93
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 51-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,122 0.00 72,414-94.31
65 Headgear and parts thereof 40 0.00 43,732-99.91
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 152 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 69,465 0.00 191,441-63.71
69 Ceramic products 217 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 306,186 0.01 1,124,061-72.76
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 67,147 0.00 84,758-20.78
72 Iron and steel 50,779,113 2.39 267,996,934-81.05
73 Articles of iron or steel 172,627 0.01 407,022-57.59
74 Copper and articles thereof 643,096 0.03 256,943150.29
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,776,490 0.18 3,857,892-2.11
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 47,323-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 69-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,124,541 0.05 11,671,906-90.37
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,771,417 0.08 7,30124,162.66
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 22,367 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 909,696 0.04 3,441,066-73.56
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 18,868,973 0.89 29,791,382-36.66
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 168,300 0.01 33,732398.93
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 196,143-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,011,031 0.19 9,997,997-59.88
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 819 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 5,155 0.00 11,415-54.84
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 7,336 0.00 7,436-1.34
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,694 0.00 4,171-35.41
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 360 0.00 3,232-88.86
SS Classified 25,087,603 1.18 85 603 716-70.69

Russia’s Imports from Brazil

The major share of Russian imports from Brazil in 2011 (and in 2010) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 91.41% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (94.46% in 2010);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.36% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (1.78% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.57% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (1.56% in 2010).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Brazil in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $518,508,974;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $69,318,398;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $53,467,504;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $44,483,033;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $39,146,687;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $22,243,383;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $13,251,022.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Brazil in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $423,807,148;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $18,292,402.
Russia’s imports from Brazil in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,531,745,651 34.90 1,955,552,799-21.67
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 20,222 0.00 15,90927.11
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 56,872,968 1.30 54,768,6613.84
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 4,167 0.00 2,58061.51
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 15,741 0.00 4,022291.37
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 19,709,356 0.45 22,407,096-12.04
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 129,835,261 2.96 90,688,57443.17
10 Cereals 1,646,032 0.04 374,168339.92
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 762,553 0.02 180,129323.34
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 186,274,793 4.24 204,567,195-8.94
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 18,995 0.00 40,528-53.13
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 610,943 0.01 134,923352.81
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,954,158 0.11 14,080,518-64.82
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,520,162,512 34.64 1,001,653,53851.77
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 131,011 0.00 56,355132.47
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,749,730 0.06 4,943,966-44.38
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 71,372,241 1.63 83,076,465-14.09
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 84,257,143 1.92 62,013,76035.87
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 867,775 0.02 5,287,508-83.59
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 39,226,752 0.89 25,975,73051.01
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 360,596,150 8.22 316,113,11714.07
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,612,599 0.08 1,264,052185.80
26 Ores, slag and ash 7,371 0.00 145,336-94.93
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 273,978-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 334,505 0.01 1,264,943-73.56
29 Organic chemicals 11,771,725 0.27 8,880,27032.56
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,423,609 0.03 758,84787.60
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,209,822 0.03 735,18364.56
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,718,526 0.04 2,761,119-37.76
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 36,253 0.00 35,3442.57
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,858,083 0.07 2,454,13216.46
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 509,790 0.01 1,237,906-58.82
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,223,257 0.03 1,256,088-2.61
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,064,986 0.09 4,297,698-5.41
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,289,789 0.07 1,712,85792.06
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 4,582,865 0.10 1,961,233133.67
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 796,397 0.02 443,44979.59
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 20,769 0.00 97,770-78.76
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,911,460 0.13 4,123,50743.36
45 Cork and articles of cork 98 0.00 119,044-99.92
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 198 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 8,025,199 0.18 9,055,810-11.38
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,065,624 0.07 2,609,43417.48
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 24,063 0.00 11,292113.10
50 Silk 3,864 0.00 8,314-53.52
52 Cotton 28,567 0.00 12,524128.10
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,490,440 0.03 101,8931,362.75
55 Man-made staple fibers 22,745 0.00 80,438-71.72
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 98,385 0.00 97,7130.69
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3,688 0.00 570547.02
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 37,577 0.00 48,188-22.02
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 393,216 0.01 186,077111.32
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 509,304 0.01 248,998104.54
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 439,490 0.01 797,411-44.89
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 33,115,346 0.75 26,173,71826.52
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,124 0.00 6,350-66.55
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 20,144-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 10,330,059 0.24 11,012,332-6.20
69 Ceramic products 1,271,868 0.03 351,712261.62
70 Glass and glassware 1,411,559 0.03 1,569,579-10.07
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 749,907 0.02 1,788,411-58.07
72 Iron and steel 42,590,834 0.97 48,578,038-12.32
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,568,256 0.10 3,090,46747.82
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,260,230 0.07 2,005,87262.53
75 Nickel and articles thereof 53,467,504 1.22 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 48,342 0.00 276,312-82.50
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,573 0.00 917,377.78
80 Tin and articles thereof 2,025,795 0.05 2,818,525-28.13
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,586 0.00 2,088-24.04
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6,538,377 0.15 6,255,1544.53
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 392,442 0.01 239,80663.65
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 116,055,401 2.64 46,737,003148.32
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 9,609,413 0.22 7,947,71020.91
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 3,425 0.00 40,748-91.59
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 14,995,668 0.34 14,719,5841.88
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 50,960-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,961,021 0.16 2,956,787135.43
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 39 0.00 5,746-99.32
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 523-100.00
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 1,069,400 0.02 852,53625.44
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 79,924 0.00 101,364-21.15
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 156,290 0.00 229,229-31.82
SS Classified 10,991,358 0.25 391 4372,707.95
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia