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

Russia’s Trade with Tunisia

In the 4th quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Tunisia totaled $202,829,739, up 84.48% ($92,883,298) from the 4th quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Tunisia in the 4th quarter of 2018 totaled $174,501,458, up 120.71% ($95,438,811) from the 4th quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Tunisia in the 4th quarter of 2018 were $28,328,281, down 8.27% ($2,555,513) from the 4th quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Tunisia in the 4th quarter of 2018 was $146,173,177, a 203.40% increase ($97,994,324) over the 4th quarter of 2017.

Tunisia was Russia’s 76th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2018 (up from 84th in the 4th quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1086% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0658% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

Tunisia was Russia’s 70th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2018 (up from 76th in the 4th quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1402% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0769% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

Tunisia was Russia’s 87th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2018 (down from 80th in the 4th quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0454% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0480% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Tunisia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 58.27% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (44.27% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 25.60% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (9.96% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.95% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (0.88% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.67% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (40.37% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.34% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (3.08% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.15% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (1.45% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Tunisia 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 $64,682,052;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $37,730,082;
  • 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 $11,446,864;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $1,996,069;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1,068,238;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $962,858;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $694,897.

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

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $11,144,590;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $9,503,184;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $1,628,953;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $641,458.
Russia’s exports to Tunisia in the 4th quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
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 0 0.00 56,225-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 4,646-100.00
10 Cereals 5,298,832 3.04 14,802,016-64.20
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 13,859-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,745,704 3.29 16,890,294-65.98
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 429,830 0.25 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 114,092 0.07 146,949-22.36
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 17,120 0.01 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 37,198 0.02 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 11,524,361 6.60 9,528,29220.95
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 90,151,932 51.66 25,469,880253.96
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 11,446,864 6.56 0
29 Organic chemicals 341,490 0.20 507,070-32.65
30 Pharmaceutical products 15,731 0.01 10,58548.62
31 Fertilizers 77,220 0.04 14,600428.90
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 99,984-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7,354 0.00 2,313217.94
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 3,331 0.00 846293.74
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 53,018 0.03 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 34,443 0.02 7,250375.08
40 Rubber and articles thereof 150,393 0.09 56,293167.16
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 167,541 0.10 539,237-68.93
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,683,111 1.54 1,720,25355.97
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,235,719 0.71 167,481637.83
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 8,691-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 162-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 37,103 0.02 0
72 Iron and steel 43,528,568 24.94 5,798,486650.69
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 1,683-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 442,738 0.25 2,071,691-78.63
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 694,897 0.40 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 10,594 0.01 247,520-95.72
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 166,464 0.10 164,7881.02
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 78,174 0.04 719,632-89.14
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,636 0.00 11,713-34.81
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 0 0.00 208-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Tunisia

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 61.86% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (52.03% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 19.06% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (18.74% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.31% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (14.63% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.43% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (11.65% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $2,425,925;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $695,043;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $161,558;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $97,346.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Tunisia 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) - a decrease of $1,928,070;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $1,500,154;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $1,182,044;
  • 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 $574,468;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $287,930;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $238,075;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $170,261;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - a decrease of $113,792;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $93,598.
Russia’s imports from Tunisia in the 4th quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
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 835,193 2.95 1,073,268-22.18
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 36,856 0.13 87,955-58.10
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 26 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 765,580 2.70 1,053,510-27.33
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 655,843 2.32 1,837,887-64.32
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 556 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 45,743 0.16 216,004-78.82
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 23,138 0.08 53,978-57.13
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 46,004 0.16 66,940-31.28
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 89,413 0.32 68,73030.09
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 9,640 0.03 8,72410.50
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 87,513 0.31 8,889884.51
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 42,699 0.15 43,286-1.36
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 10,065-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,268,460 4.48 3,196,530-60.32
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 8,648 0.03 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 86,031 0.30 179,629-52.11
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 0 0.00 1,650-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 143,125 0.51 178,263-19.71
40 Rubber and articles thereof 32,816 0.12 43,301-24.21
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 480,228 1.70 434,08610.63
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,821 0.01 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 54,857 0.19 13,192315.84
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 6 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 17,428 0.06 2,407624.05
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 756 0.00 175,500.00
54 Man-made filaments 46,171 0.16 62,331-25.93
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,356 0.00 199581.41
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 7 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,207 0.00 114,999-98.95
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,091,010 14.44 3,395,96720.47
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 9,442,353 33.33 7,016,42834.57
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 40,842 0.14 74,936-45.50
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,896,370 13.75 5,396,524-27.80
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4,666 0.02 7,753-39.82
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,138 0.00 398185.93
69 Ceramic products 43,339 0.15 9,874338.92
70 Glass and glassware 4,355 0.02 696,211.59
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 908 0.00 369146.07
73 Articles of iron or steel 86,518 0.31 24,680250.56
74 Copper and articles thereof 14,491 0.05 8671,571.40
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,979 0.01 1,982-0.15
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 741 0.00 1,593-53.48
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 212 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 813,337 2.87 749,7318.48
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 3,988,811 14.08 4,563,279-12.59
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 278,067 0.98 253,9499.50
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 319,142 1.13 221,79643.89
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 20,835 0.07 33,629-38.04
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4,871 0.02 0
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 32,138 0.11 51,083-37.09
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 434,501 1.53 272,94359.19
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 26,536 0.09 50,120-47.06
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia