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

Russia’s Trade with Nigeria

In the 4th quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Nigeria totaled $187,955,325, up 43.55% ($57,020,054) from the 4th quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Nigeria in the 4th quarter of 2018 totaled $177,077,524, up 46.00% ($55,795,604) from the 4th quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Nigeria in the 4th quarter of 2018 totaled $10,877,801, up 12.68% ($1,224,450) from the 4th quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Nigeria in the 4th quarter of 2018 was $166,199,723, a 48.89% increase ($54,571,154) over the 4th quarter of 2017.

Nigeria was Russia’s 78th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2018 (up from 82nd in the 4th quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1006% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0783% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

Nigeria was Russia’s 69th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2018 (up from 70th in the 4th quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1422% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1179% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

Nigeria was Russia’s 98th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2018 (down from 97th in the 4th quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0174% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0150% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Nigeria

The major share of Russian exports to Nigeria 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) - 61.84% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (75.10% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 22.78% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (13.43% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.65% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (8.48% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.66% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (1.29% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.96% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (1.64% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

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

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $24,055,013;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $18,176,164;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $10,019,218;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $3,148,996;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $915,676.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s exports to Nigeria 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
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,335,596 2.45 4,177,2783.79
10 Cereals 105,049,326 59.32 86,873,16220.92
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 112,090 0.06 25,049347.48
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 5,500-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 250 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 40,340,523 22.78 16,285,510147.71
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 770,268 0.43 1,044,766-26.27
29 Organic chemicals 143,454 0.08 554,130-74.11
30 Pharmaceutical products 17,377,162 9.81 7,357,944136.17
31 Fertilizers 1,503,346 0.85 587,670155.81
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 463,929 0.26 719,962-35.56
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,390 0.00 3,00013.00
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 240 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 232,291 0.13 6,4193,518.80
39 Plastics and articles thereof 33,873 0.02 6,450425.16
40 Rubber and articles thereof 93,043 0.05 1,2687,237.78
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 114-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 42,465 0.02 387,421-89.04
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 278,374 0.16 326,993-14.87
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,375,449 0.78 1,269,8818.31
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 30 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 1,248 0.00 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 962 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 24 0.00 0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 8,414 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 4,708,224 2.66 1,559,228201.96
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,603 0.00 7,914-29.20
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,087-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,076 0.00 317554.89
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 13 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 138,772 0.08 42,514226.41
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 40,904 0.02 21,44890.71
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,330 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 14,855 0.01 14,1475.00
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 799-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 1,949-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Nigeria

The major share of Russian imports from Nigeria 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) - 98.29% of Russia’s total imports from Nigeria (97.52% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.63% of Russia’s total imports from Nigeria (2.48% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

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

  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $1,318,058.

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

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $52,215;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - a decrease of $34,582.
Russia’s imports from Nigeria in the 4th quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2018
over Q4 2017
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,353 0.04 2,82953.87
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 7,154 0.07 5,46830.83
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,037 0.02 1,42642.85
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 168,799 1.55 172,871-2.36
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5,160 0.05 1992,492.96
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 880,722 8.10 932,937-5.60
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 577 0.01 150284.67
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 9,613,830 88.38 8,295,77215.89
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,762 0.03 1,89298.84
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,956 0.03 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 34-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,252 0.02 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,382 0.03 10,348-67.32
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 305 0.00 34,887-99.13
40 Rubber and articles thereof 173,509 1.60 194,217-10.66
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 196-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,755 0.03 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 5,248 0.05 1254,098.40
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia