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

Russia’s Trade with Qatar

In 2011, Russia’s trade with Qatar totaled $54,583,961, up 274.54% ($40,010,259) from 2010.

Russia’s exports to Qatar in 2011 totaled $9,366,668, up 171.62% ($5,918,266) from 2010.

Russia’s imports from Qatar in 2011 totaled $45,217,293, up 306.44% ($34,091,993) from 2010.

Russia’s trade deficit with Qatar in 2011 was $35,850,625, a 366.99% increase ($28,173,727) over 2010.

Qatar was Russia’s 131st largest trading partner in 2011 (up from 141st in 2010), accounting for 0.0066% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0023% in 2010).

Qatar was Russia’s 132nd largest export market in 2011 (up from 141st in 2010), accounting for 0.0018% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0009% in 2010).

Qatar was Russia’s 99th largest supplier in 2011 (up from 117th in 2010), accounting for 0.0148% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0049% in 2010).

Russia’s Exports to Qatar

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 57.70% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (0.00% in 2010);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 19.20% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (14.20% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 16.19% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (57.85% in 2010);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.43% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (25.79% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.12% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (1.49% in 2010).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $5,358,240;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,405,713;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,378,164;
  • 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 $129,766;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $95,625.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1,978,398;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $286,550;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $199,806;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $36,720.
Russia’s exports to Qatar in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
10 Cereals 5,358,240 57.21 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 21,553 0.23 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 24,750 0.26 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 398-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 36,720-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0 0.00 13,000-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10,124 0.11 2803,515.71
40 Rubber and articles thereof 670 0.01 886-24.38
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 600,358 6.41 886,908-32.31
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 654 0.01 331,881.82
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,196 0.01 2,529-52.71
55 Man-made staple fibers 24,365 0.26 22,4648.46
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 186 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 85 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,712 0.04 439745.56
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 1,978,398-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,420,922 15.17 15,2099,242.64
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,126-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 95,625 1.02 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,431,268 15.28 53,1042,595.22
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 287,723 3.07 157,95782.15
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 78,964 0.84 278,770-71.67
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6,128 0.07 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 145 0.00 181-19.89

Russia’s Imports from Qatar

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 99.96% of Russia’s total imports from Qatar (99.87% in 2010).

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

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $23,362,719;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $10,225,174;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $494,559.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Qatar 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
29 Organic chemicals 29,748,721 65.79 6,386,002365.84
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 6,691 0.01 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 532,012 1.18 37,4531,320.48
39 Plastics and articles thereof 14,912,428 32.98 4,687,254218.15
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 5-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,195 0.00 581105.68
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10,616 0.02 10,4131.95
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,290 0.00 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 360 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 269 0.00 1,283-79.03
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 35-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 1,321-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,711 0.01 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 953-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia