Russian foreign trade
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Russian trade with Bulgaria 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 Bulgaria in 2011: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Bulgaria

In 2011, Russia’s trade with Bulgaria totaled $4,182,298,122, up 5.72% ($226,394,947) from 2010.

Russia’s exports to Bulgaria in 2011 totaled $3,493,234,780, up 2.26% ($77,218,693) from 2010.

Russia’s imports from Bulgaria in 2011 totaled $689,063,342, up 27.63% ($149,176,254) from 2010.

Russia’s trade surplus with Bulgaria in 2011 was $2,804,171,438, a 2.50% decrease ($71,957,561) over 2010.

Bulgaria was Russia’s 29th largest trading partner in 2011 (down from 27th in 2010), accounting for 0.5085% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.6320% in 2010).

Bulgaria was Russia’s 27th largest export market in 2011 (down from 26th in 2010), accounting for 0.6760% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.8603% in 2010).

Bulgaria was Russia’s 46th largest supplier in 2011 (just as in 2010), accounting for 0.2254% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.2358% in 2010).

Russia’s Exports to Bulgaria

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 87.31% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (87.34% in 2010);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.62% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (6.74% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.27% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (2.24% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.67% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (0.82% in 2010).

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

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $66,431,237;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $34,056,342;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $19,431,624.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Bulgaria in 2011 over 2010 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 $32,125,310;
  • 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 $18,820,039;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $14,564,797.
Russia’s exports to Bulgaria in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
01 Live animals 20,883 0.00 20,3552.59
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 4,421 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 305,752 0.01 26,1431,069.54
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,506 0.00 84478.44
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 32,119 0.00 0
10 Cereals 39,137 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4,032 0.00 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 553 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,325 0.00 3,3010.73
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,021,422 0.09 377,469700.44
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 324,557 0.01 207,52556.39
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 462,195 0.01 786,737-41.25
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 52,884 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,282,299 0.04 1,257,9291.94
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,429,669 0.04 1,424,5910.36
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 6,719 0.00 15,453-56.52
26 Ores, slag and ash 175,506 0.01 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,049,872,746 87.31 2,983,441,5092.23
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 6,892,251 0.20 4,809,46043.31
29 Organic chemicals 3,167,106 0.09 535,019491.96
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,371 0.00 9,3660.05
31 Fertilizers 24,974,366 0.71 5,542,742350.58
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 138,571 0.00 253,399-45.32
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 155,662 0.00 127,28622.29
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 603,536 0.02 128,933368.10
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 16,390 0.00 5,506197.68
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 2,110,030 0.06 1,330,42458.60
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 46,248 0.00 5,709710.09
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 605,978 0.02 458,81432.07
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,917,800 0.11 6,144,781-36.24
40 Rubber and articles thereof 15,615,157 0.45 8,770,31978.05
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 53,714 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 21 0.00 352-94.03
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,501,199 0.07 720,678247.06
45 Cork and articles of cork 1,456 0.00 553163.29
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 72,979-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 23,703,655 0.68 17,997,73931.70
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,078,117 0.06 10,097,630-79.42
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 216,286 0.01 458,850-52.86
52 Cotton 0 0.00 5,887-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 70,941 0.00 53,06233.69
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 11,155-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 21,165 0.00 9852,048.73
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 92,152 0.00 57715,870.88
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 47,664 0.00 9,051426.62
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 8,504 0.00 11,352-25.09
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 481 0.00 1,591-69.77
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 14,892 0.00 4,970199.64
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 119,629 0.00 108,56210.19
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,377 0.00 1,07428.21
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 103 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,132,685 0.09 3,682,794-14.94
69 Ceramic products 103,068 0.00 253,089-59.28
70 Glass and glassware 362,517 0.01 2,286,075-84.14
72 Iron and steel 32,385,273 0.93 34,807,844-6.96
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,994,243 0.20 4,550,48253.70
74 Copper and articles thereof 7,946,236 0.23 3,063,736159.36
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,641-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 63,904,593 1.83 29,848,251114.10
78 Lead and articles thereof 2,759,035 0.08 3,796,050-27.32
80 Tin and articles thereof 34,501 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 49,624 0.00 13,081279.36
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 176,507 0.01 216,796-18.58
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 125,190 0.00 282,319-55.66
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 135,776,303 3.89 138,039,762-1.64
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 6,666,660 0.19 38,791,970-82.81
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 432,459 0.01 19,252,498-97.75
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,846,153 0.11 2,798,73537.42
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 11,148,898 0.32 25,713,695-56.64
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,599,240 0.10 5,568,215-35.36
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,461 0.00 381,933.33
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 687 0.00 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 1,762,475 0.05 725,130143.06
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 191,499 0.01 223,852-14.45
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 23,095 0.00 9,703138.02
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 290 0.00 9,241-96.86
SS Classified 67,587,541 1.93 56 839 46418.91

Russia’s Imports from Bulgaria

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 37.00% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (31.70% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 36.43% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (40.92% in 2010);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.90% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (12.97% in 2010);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.87% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (5.28% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.12% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (4.02% in 2010).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $44,695,272;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $20,378,442;
  • 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 $12,031,276;
  • 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 $8,340,070;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $7,504,735;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $6,608,890;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $4,518,688;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $4,065,062;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $3,945,128;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $3,832,098;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $3,222,046;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $3,102,908;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3,038,259;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $2,951,753;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2,929,930;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - an increase of $2,753,934;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - an increase of $2,559,037;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $2,494,811;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $2,423,529;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $2,389,862;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $2,336,641.

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

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $3,116,656;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - a decrease of $2,646,699.
Russia’s imports from Bulgaria in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
02 Meat and edible meat offal 270,329 0.04 571,890-52.73
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 277,662 0.04 305,545-9.13
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,058,032 0.15 832,62027.07
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 27,801 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 314,309 0.05 487,095-35.47
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,527,073 0.51 1,951,98580.69
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,224,078 0.18 1,309,881-6.55
10 Cereals 0 0.00 92,864-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,485,856 0.65 2,972,60950.91
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 11,472 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 332,797 0.05 1,698,065-80.40
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 118,338 0.02 139,751-15.32
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 618,005 0.09 332,87985.65
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 980,735 0.14 266,186268.44
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 560,646 0.08 103,599441.17
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 8,083,323 1.17 6,052,48933.55
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,746,914 0.25 1,888,647-7.50
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 32,734,350 4.75 35,851,006-8.69
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,872,434 0.27 800,376133.94
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 16,875,551 2.45 14,380,74017.35
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,903,161 0.71 384,4731,175.29
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 75,105-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 25,307,113 3.67 13,275,83790.63
29 Organic chemicals 6,541,880 0.95 3,590,12782.22
30 Pharmaceutical products 179,671,192 26.07 175,726,0642.25
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 612,859 0.09 547,98311.84
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 13,018,701 1.89 8,953,63945.40
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 461,291 0.07 513,328-10.14
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,708,087 0.39 2,919,420-7.24
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 28,648 0.00 21,66132.26
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 5,090,169 0.74 2,336,235117.88
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,773,140 0.26 1,056,19867.88
39 Plastics and articles thereof 11,349,428 1.65 8,246,52037.63
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,451,548 0.65 3,715,98719.79
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 373,939 0.05 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,272,574 0.18 353,761259.73
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 18,898 0.00 16,54914.19
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 176,182 0.03 42,431315.22
45 Cork and articles of cork 7,551 0.00 12,402-39.11
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,474,385 0.21 1,618,349-8.90
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 287,650 0.04 728,040-60.49
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 148,649 0.02 71,446108.06
52 Cotton 332,171 0.05 64,124418.01
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 48,809 0.01 31515,394.92
54 Man-made filaments 127,232 0.02 2,8974,291.85
55 Man-made staple fibers 3,958,321 0.57 1,534,792157.91
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 434,313 0.06 494,117-12.10
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 77,154 0.01 238,135-67.60
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,914 0.00 193,310-99.01
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 390,247 0.06 43,669793.65
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 785,236 0.11 3,431,935-77.12
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 12,574,414 1.82 8,742,31643.83
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 16,713,288 2.43 10,104,39865.41
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,439,361 0.21 1,744,152-17.48
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,209,349 0.47 1,756,13782.75
65 Headgear and parts thereof 228,471 0.03 97,204135.04
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 573,946 0.08 243,632135.58
69 Ceramic products 10,943,218 1.59 7,721,17241.73
70 Glass and glassware 6,496,182 0.94 7,129,279-8.88
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 55,008 0.01 73,144-24.79
72 Iron and steel 6,808,528 0.99 4,471,88752.25
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,477,932 1.09 4,548,00264.42
74 Copper and articles thereof 7,521,496 1.09 5,131,63446.57
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,741 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 519,569 0.08 365,57242.12
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,597 0.00 9,949-63.85
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 644,509 0.09 516,43624.80
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,398,069 0.78 6,665,221-19.01
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 134,945,318 19.58 90,250,04649.52
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 45,057,096 6.54 36,717,02622.71
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 0.00 190,209-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 40,115,858 5.82 19,737,416103.25
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 23,477,555 3.41 15,972,82046.98
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11,326,528 1.64 8,288,26936.66
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 908 0.00 454100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 98,509 0.01 110,302-10.69
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 7,985,627 1.16 5,426,59047.16
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,087,695 0.59 3,079,35732.75
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 406,423 0.06 546,173-25.59
SS Classified 0 0.00 1 215-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia