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Russian trade in goods with Algeria in Q4 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 Algeria in the fourth quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Algeria

In the 4th quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Algeria totaled $3,111,533,776, up 79.31% ($1,376,287,542) from the 4th quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Algeria in the 4th quarter of 2018 totaled $3,109,277,045, up 79.40% ($1,376,082,975) from the 4th quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Algeria in the 4th quarter of 2018 totaled $2,256,731, up 9.97% ($204,567) from the 4th quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Algeria in the 4th quarter of 2018 was $3,107,020,314, a 79.48% increase ($1,375,878,408) over the 4th quarter of 2017.

Algeria was Russia’s 17th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2018 (up from 22nd in the 4th quarter of 2017), accounting for 1.6654% of Russia’s total trade (up from 1.0382% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

Algeria was Russia’s 11th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2018 (up from 17th in the 4th quarter of 2017), accounting for 2.4976% of Russia’s total exports (up from 1.6849% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

Algeria was Russia’s 123rd largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2018 (down from 119th in the 4th quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0036% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0032% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Algeria

The major share of Russian exports to Algeria in the 4th quarter of 2018 (and in the 4th quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 27.47% of Russia’s total exports to Algeria (23.66% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 21.50% of Russia’s total exports to Algeria (8.94% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 8.02% of Russia’s total exports to Algeria (1.59% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.00% of Russia’s total exports to Algeria (3.38% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Algeria in the 4th quarter of 2018 over the 4th quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $591,479,324;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $470,176,734;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $221,905,559;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $72,961,174;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $10,972,629.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Algeria in the 4th quarter of 2018 over the 4th quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $75,912,689;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $55,989,798;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $25,028,014;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $21,740,029;
  • 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 $17,921,465.
Russia’s exports to Algeria in the 4th quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2018
over Q4 2017
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 288,252 0.01 901,475-68.02
10 Cereals 0 0.00 5,053,023-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 127,154 0.00 96,60031.63
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 36,500 0.00 32,77011.38
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 26,266,467 0.84 48,006,496-45.29
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 616,942-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,360,144 0.14 3,893,00412.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 249,504,057 8.02 27,598,498804.05
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,021,026 0.03 63,4381,509.49
29 Organic chemicals 10,972,630 0.35 11,097,262,900.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 25,605 0.00 7,015265.00
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 2,224,881-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,228 0.00 1,332,668-99.91
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 479 0.00 0
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 1,091 0.00 4,856-77.53
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 10,697-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,199,054 0.04 1,007,88918.97
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 75,309 0.00 2,3333,127.99
39 Plastics and articles thereof 139,306 0.00 54,797154.22
40 Rubber and articles thereof 317,748 0.01 599,590-47.01
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 125,897-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 26,318 0.00 262,945-89.99
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,924,061 0.09 1,553,00088.28
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,138,256 0.04 253,862348.38
52 Cotton 0 0.00 1,899-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 578-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 12,463-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 318,981 0.01 178,00979.19
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 12,184 0.00 48,680-74.97
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 150 0.00 114,900.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 541,346-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 32,317 0.00 238,337-86.44
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5,983 0.00 23,221-74.23
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 125 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 217,223 0.01 155,25439.91
72 Iron and steel 76,326,234 2.45 152,238,923-49.86
73 Articles of iron or steel 494,756 0.02 990,224-50.04
74 Copper and articles thereof 17,255 0.00 17,1690.50
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,292-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 54,410 0.00 352,774-84.58
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 684-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 1,598-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 591,686,149 19.03 206,825285,980.57
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 952 0.00 1,181,602-99.92
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 96,545,244 3.11 23,584,070309.37
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 34,855,383 1.12 52,776,848-33.96
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 198,819,802 6.39 223,847,816-11.18
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 470,204,111 15.12 27,3771,717,415.11
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 53,809,203 1.73 109,799,001-50.99
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 404 0.00 642-37.07
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 132,623 0.00 32,301310.58
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,530 0.00 2,546-0.63
SS Classified 1,287,316,341 41.40 1 073 229 91319.95

Russia’s Imports from Algeria

The major share of Russian imports from Algeria in the 4th quarter of 2018 (and in the 4th quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 75.03% of Russia’s total imports from Algeria (95.27% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 19.75% of Russia’s total imports from Algeria (4.56% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.02% of Russia’s total imports from Algeria (0.17% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Algeria in the 4th quarter of 2018 over the 4th 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 $352,121;
  • 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 $86,985;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $68,087;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $16,143.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Algeria in the 4th quarter of 2018 over the 4th quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $312,426;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $20,855.
Russia’s imports from Algeria in the 4th quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2018
over Q4 2017
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,517,683 67.25 1,830,109-17.07
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 151,308 6.70 83,22181.81
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,308 0.15 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 20,910 0.93 41,765-49.93
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 445,608 19.75 93,487376.65
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,581 0.29 0
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 90,567 4.01 3,5822,428.39
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 16,143 0.72 0
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4,623 0.20 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia