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

Russia’s Trade with Zimbabwe

In the 4th quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Zimbabwe totaled $14,759,251, up 6.60% ($913,619) from the 4th quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Zimbabwe in the 4th quarter of 2018 totaled $8,172,805, up 687.02% ($7,134,353) from the 4th quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Zimbabwe in the 4th quarter of 2018 were $6,586,446, down 48.57% ($6,220,734) from the 4th quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade balance with Zimbabwe went from a deficit of $11,768,728 in the 4th quarter of 2017, to a surplus of $1,586,359 in the 4th quarter of 2018.

Zimbabwe was Russia’s 135th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2018 (down from 128th in the 4th quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0079% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0083% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

Zimbabwe was Russia’s 129th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2018 (up from 155th in the 4th quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0066% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0010% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

Zimbabwe was Russia’s 102nd largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2018 (down from 95th in the 4th quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0106% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0199% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Zimbabwe

The major share of Russian exports to Zimbabwe 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) - 64.99% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 34.34% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (24.30% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.67% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (1.98% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.00% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (73.71% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $5,311,862;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $2,551,189;
  • 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 $52,355.

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

  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $765,292.
Russia’s exports to Zimbabwe in the 4th quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2018
over Q4 2017
10 Cereals 5,311,862 64.99 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,975 0.04 0
31 Fertilizers 2,803,578 34.30 252,3891,010.82
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 187-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 765,292-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 7,253-100.00
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 54,147 0.66 1,7922,921.60
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 243 0.00 11,539-97.89

Russia’s Imports from Zimbabwe

The major share of Russian imports from Zimbabwe 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) - 98.85% of Russia’s total imports from Zimbabwe (98.17% in the 4th quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.50% of Russia’s total imports from Zimbabwe (1.81% in the 4th quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Zimbabwe 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) - an increase of $248,684;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - an increase of $42,730.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Zimbabwe 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) - a decrease of $5,976,527;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $228,591;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $210,266;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $100,000.
Russia’s imports from Zimbabwe in the 4th quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2018
over Q4 2017
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 19,321 0.29 30,816-37.30
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 8,555 0.13 1,316550.08
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 766,187 11.63 517,50348.05
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 581,288 8.83 809,879-28.23
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 404 0.01 1,204-66.45
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,481 0.05 3,712-6.22
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 100,000-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 5,131,680 77.91 11,108,207-53.80
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 32,790 0.50 22,05048.71
26 Ores, slag and ash 10 0.00 210,276-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 42,730 0.65 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 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 0 0.00 2,215-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia