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Russian trade in goods with Qatar in Q1 2018

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 the first quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Qatar

In the 1st quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Qatar totaled $19,780,014, up 136.70% ($11,423,292) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Qatar in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $12,117,455, up 456.35% ($9,939,440) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Qatar in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $7,662,559, up 24.02% ($1,483,852) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade balance with Qatar went from a deficit of $4,000,692 in the 1st quarter of 2017, to a surplus of $4,454,896 in the 1st quarter of 2018.

Qatar was Russia’s 121st largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2018 (up from 130th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0125% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0065% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Qatar was Russia’s 116th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2018 (up from 129th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0118% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0026% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Qatar was Russia’s 97th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2018 (up from 99th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0140% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0137% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Qatar

The major share of Russian exports to Qatar in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 77.36% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (5.23% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 9.37% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (24.46% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.23% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (19.67% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.71% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (20.82% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.62% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.00% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (27.77% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Qatar in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $8,128,906;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $1,043,936;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $508,515;
  • 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 $240,525;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $226,218;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $195,881;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $117,596;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $92,803;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $79,806;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $56,699;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $49,873;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $36,843.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Qatar in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $588,000;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $236,993;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $42,612.
Russia’s exports to Qatar in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
01 Live animals 0 0.00 1,000-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 79,806 0.66 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 3,750-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,043,936 8.62 0
10 Cereals 8,128,906 67.08 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 14,400-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 3,301-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 6,489-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 85,881 0.71 84,8821.18
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 35,825 0.30 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 195,881 1.62 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 34,499-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 42,612-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 6,098 0.05 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 21,486 0.18 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 568,790 4.69 342,57266.04
39 Plastics and articles thereof 125,528 1.04 7,9321,482.55
40 Rubber and articles thereof 33,151 0.27 8913,620.65
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 110 0.00 0
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 15,000-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,030,581 8.50 522,06697.40
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 101,582 0.84 8,7791,057.10
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,640 0.02 1,86541.55
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,103 0.01 57392.50
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 12,729 0.11 8,37052.08
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 50 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 20 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 36,843 0.30 0
70 Glass and glassware 33,080 0.27 0
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 588,000-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 62,743 0.52 12,870387.51
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 57,795 0.48 1,0965,173.27
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,055 0.01 2,760-61.78
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 201,897 1.67 438,890-54.00
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 240,525 1.98 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 12,918-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,552 0.06 1,600372.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,827 0.02 20,900-91.26
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 35 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Qatar

The major share of Russian imports from Qatar in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 53.92% of Russia’s total imports from Qatar (62.04% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 46.05% of Russia’s total imports from Qatar (37.93% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Qatar in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $470,380;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $378,102;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $338,170;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $298,630.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Qatar in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Qatar in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,131,945 53.92 3,833,3157.79
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 470,380 6.14 0
29 Organic chemicals 1,142,171 14.91 764,06949.49
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 350,350 4.57 351,393-0.30
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,566,078 20.44 1,227,90827.54
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 2-100.00
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 1,635 0.02 2,020-19.06
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia