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

Russia’s Trade with Colombia

In 2011, Russia’s trade with Colombia totaled $317,259,153, up 19.52% ($51,817,292) from 2010.

Russia’s exports to Colombia in 2011 totaled $159,133,685, up 19.73% ($26,224,568) from 2010.

Russia’s imports from Colombia in 2011 totaled $158,125,468, up 19.31% ($25,592,724) from 2010.

Russia’s trade surplus with Colombia in 2011 was $1,008,217, a 167.88% increase ($631,844) over 2010.

Colombia was Russia’s 91st largest trading partner in 2011 (down from 85th in 2010), accounting for 0.0386% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0424% in 2010).

Colombia was Russia’s 89th largest export market in 2011 (down from 84th in 2010), accounting for 0.0308% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0335% in 2010).

Colombia was Russia’s 74th largest supplier in 2011 (down from 73rd in 2010), accounting for 0.0517% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0579% in 2010).

Russia’s Exports to Colombia

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 68.84% of Russia’s total exports to Colombia (45.71% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 17.53% of Russia’s total exports to Colombia (41.21% in 2010);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.57% of Russia’s total exports to Colombia (2.74% in 2010).

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $44,561,337;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4,865,238;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $3,372,494;
  • 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 $2,353,068;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2,151,891;
  • 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 $1,059,833;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $989,082;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $758,253;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $637,410;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $591,607.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $27,260,505.
Russia’s exports to Colombia in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8,730 0.01 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,256,786 0.79 619,376102.91
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 15,466 0.01 17,513-11.69
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,366,439 2.74 3,306,60632.05
29 Organic chemicals 1,419,887 0.89 828,28071.43
31 Fertilizers 98,210,214 61.72 53,648,87783.06
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,242 0.00 506,384.00
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 321 0.00 7,845-95.91
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 36 0.00 50-28.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 155,786 0.10 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,449 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 659 0.00 37,921-98.26
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,936,476 1.22 1,629,25218.86
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,448,917 2.17 1,297,026165.91
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 288 0.00 32800.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 45,332 0.03 25,26079.46
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 15,277 0.01 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 932,241 0.59 173,988435.81
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 18 0.00 0
52 Cotton 0 0.00 2,278-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 213 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,041 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 24 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 9,939 0.01 912989.80
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 387 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,111 0.00 1,150-3.39
65 Headgear and parts thereof 156 0.00 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 74 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,514 0.00 304,946.67
70 Glass and glassware 80,532 0.05 55,91744.02
72 Iron and steel 27,176,644 17.08 54,437,149-50.08
73 Articles of iron or steel 461,567 0.29 296,74555.54
74 Copper and articles thereof 40,504 0.03 9,273336.79
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 61,914 0.04 2,4022,477.60
78 Lead and articles thereof 97 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 48,511 0.03 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 87,084 0.05 10,671716.08
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 16,933 0.01 11,94141.81
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,337,780 3.98 1,472,542330.40
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 3,065,972 1.93 712,904330.07
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,390,605 2.13 18,11118,621.25
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,433,160 1.53 1,444,07868.49
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 1,590-100.00
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 7,475 0.00 4,67959.76
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 141,940 0.09 44,800216.83
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,786 0.00 2,15975.36
SS Classified 3,947,158 2.48 12 787 710-69.13

Russia’s Imports from Colombia

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 90.67% of Russia’s total imports from Colombia (86.60% in 2010);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.65% of Russia’s total imports from Colombia (6.53% in 2010);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.68% of Russia’s total imports from Colombia (4.00% in 2010).

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

  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $21,512,191;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $7,567,199;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $5,040,916;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - an increase of $1,044,644;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $564,528;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $499,792.

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

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $5,121,576;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $4,130,205;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $2,290,728.
Russia’s imports from Colombia in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
02 Meat and edible meat offal 564,528 0.36 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 252,576 0.16 34,904623.63
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 26,301 0.02 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 91,332,339 57.76 69,820,14830.81
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 50,405 0.03 36,36338.62
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 14,489,935 9.16 6,922,736109.31
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 10,602,288 6.70 5,561,37290.64
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,209 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4 0.00 2100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,821,701 1.15 6,943,277-73.76
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,249,138 1.42 1,811,83824.14
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,104 0.00 75745.84
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 197,956 0.13 67,178194.67
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 21,029,921 13.30 23,320,649-9.82
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 747,433 0.47 247,641201.82
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,675 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 8,922,887 5.64 8,658,7233.05
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 103,373-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 52,817-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 144,612 0.09 2,3606,027.63
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,432 0.00 366,663-98.52
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,922 0.00 687325.33
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 2,748,681 1.74 1,704,03761.30
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 137,656 0.09 68,246101.71
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 77,907 0.05 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 22,645 0.01 11,55895.92
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 77,085 0.05 94,708-18.61
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,610 0.00 749114.95
52 Cotton 0 0.00 15,085-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 2,656-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 24-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,062 0.00 4,462-76.20
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 112,553 0.07 71,13258.23
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 97,200 0.06 60,41960.88
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 17,798 0.01 2,090751.58
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5 0.00 1,123-99.55
65 Headgear and parts thereof 249 0.00 302-17.55
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 23,428-100.00
69 Ceramic products 47,227 0.03 22,638108.62
70 Glass and glassware 284,612 0.18 188,58250.92
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 18,586-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 25,412 0.02 10,237148.24
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,227 0.00 3,848-42.13
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 176 0.00 1,389-87.33
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,053,119 0.67 5,183,324-79.68
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 12,099 0.01 88,687-86.36
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 11,949 0.01 2,250431.07
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 932 0.00 32,266-97.11
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,128 0.00 551,950.91
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 205,669 0.13 161,11827.65
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 733,211 0.46 801,709-8.54
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,890 0.00 1,769176.43
SS Classified 0 0.00 4 779-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia