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

Russia’s Trade with Mozambique

In the 4th quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Mozambique totaled $40,824,965, up 14.25% ($5,092,898) from the 4th quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Mozambique in the 4th quarter of 2018 totaled $34,448,433, up 10.28% ($3,209,780) from the 4th quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Mozambique in the 4th quarter of 2018 totaled $6,376,532, up 41.91% ($1,883,118) from the 4th quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Mozambique in the 4th quarter of 2018 was $28,071,901, a 4.96% increase ($1,326,662) over the 4th quarter of 2017.

Mozambique was Russia’s 110th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2018 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0219% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0214% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

Mozambique was Russia’s 96th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2018 (down from 93rd in the 4th quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0277% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0304% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

Mozambique was Russia’s 104th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2018 (up from 105th in the 4th quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0102% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0070% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Mozambique

The major share of Russian exports to Mozambique 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) - 70.89% of Russia’s total exports to Mozambique (82.47% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 20.55% of Russia’s total exports to Mozambique (14.54% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 8.21% of Russia’s total exports to Mozambique (2.59% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $2,537,928;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $2,019,505;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $279,451.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1,621,389;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $114,136.
Russia’s exports to Mozambique in the 4th quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2018
over Q4 2017
02 Meat and edible meat offal 279,451 0.81 0
10 Cereals 24,141,911 70.08 25,763,300-6.29
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,827,045 8.21 807,540250.08
31 Fertilizers 7,079,553 20.55 4,541,62555.88
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9,757 0.03 3,046220.32
72 Iron and steel 27,034 0.08 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 34,898 0.10 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,534 0.01 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,006 0.03 123,142-92.69
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 6,240 0.02 0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 6,771 0.02 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 22,233 0.06 0

Russia’s Imports from Mozambique

The major share of Russian imports from Mozambique 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) - 96.87% of Russia’s total imports from Mozambique (99.87% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.91% of Russia’s total imports from Mozambique (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $1,323,438;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $408,698;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $185,325.

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $42,917.
Russia’s imports from Mozambique in the 4th quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
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 936,900 14.69 528,20277.38
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 42,917-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 5,239,795 82.17 3,916,35733.79
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 185,325 2.91 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 3,434-100.00
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 1,372-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,950 0.03 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 415 0.01 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 1,132-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 12,147 0.19 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia