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Russian trade in goods with Brazil in Q1 2019

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Brazil in the first quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Brazil

In the 1st quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Brazil was $896,997,552, down 17.04% ($184,305,652) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $434,248,450, down 12.25% ($60,649,418) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $462,749,102, down 21.09% ($123,656,234) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade deficit with Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2019 was $28,500,652, a 68.85% decrease ($63,006,816) over the 1st quarter of 2018.

Brazil was Russia’s 36th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 33rd in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.5698% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.6860% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Brazil was Russia’s 41st largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 38th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.4160% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.4804% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Brazil was Russia’s 26th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 22nd in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.8724% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.0738% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Brazil

The major share of Russian exports to Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2019 (and in the 1st quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 79.77% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (69.52% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 15.50% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (25.18% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.41% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (2.79% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.54% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (2.08% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $5,442,976;
  • 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 $2,172,685;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $2,171,768;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $1,415,345.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $47,985,932;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $9,341,188;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $8,593,404;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $4,037,124;
  • 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 $2,322,082;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,375,427;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,316,627.
Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 63,029 0.01 25,587146.33
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,092 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 70,140 0.02 25,368176.49
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 7,875-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 141,912 0.03 89,24459.02
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 119,531 0.03 31,548278.89
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 13,908,992 3.20 23,250,180-40.18
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 53,381,415 12.29 101,367,347-47.34
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,580,786 1.05 2,408,10190.22
29 Organic chemicals 3,305,836 0.76 1,134,068191.50
31 Fertilizers 317,401,542 73.09 325,994,946-2.64
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 240,642 0.06 52,651357.05
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 177,940 0.04 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 160,362 0.04 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,052,967 0.24 134,180684.74
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,018,474 0.23 1,316,689-22.65
40 Rubber and articles thereof 18,455,979 4.25 13,013,00341.83
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 30 0.00 579-94.82
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 273,452 0.06 186,90646.30
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,410,678 0.32 593,017137.88
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 513,155 0.12 402,13327.61
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,666 0.00 305,453.33
54 Man-made filaments 53,149 0.01 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 82 0.00 32,633.33
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 100 0.00 5969.49
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 110,575 0.03 195,096-43.32
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,927 0.00 1821,716.67
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 161,512 0.04 74,262117.49
69 Ceramic products 17,418 0.00 74,387-76.58
70 Glass and glassware 90,161 0.02 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,895 0.00 16,240-76.02
72 Iron and steel 2,804,377 0.65 2,394,49017.12
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,398,822 0.32 2,715,449-48.49
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,343 0.00 185625.95
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 561,862 0.13 4,598,986-87.78
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,865,231 0.43 449,886314.60
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 929 0.00 6,569-85.86
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 70,631 0.02 115,186-38.68
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 378,138 0.09 1,753,565-78.44
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 7,056,532 1.62 9,378,614-24.76
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,549,494 0.59 2,353,7518.32
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 472,173 0.11 333,11741.74
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 816 0.00 300172.00
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 4,475 0.00 8,271-45.90
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 112 0.00 0
SS Classified 362,076 0.08 395 982-8.56

Russia’s Imports from Brazil

The major share of Russian imports from Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2019 (and in the 1st quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 67.66% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (57.63% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.91% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (11.71% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.27% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (16.43% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.91% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (5.18% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.78% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (1.54% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.47% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (0.57% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $18,542,355;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $9,117,128;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $8,012,962;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $3,017,852;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,657,820.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $50,654,203;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $47,698,911;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $12,045,709;
  • 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 $6,667,420;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $3,130,769;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $2,159,846;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $1,624,400.
Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 107,315,219 23.19 88,772,86420.89
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,147,644 0.25 649,91376.58
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,605,931 0.56 4,230,331-38.40
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 93 0.00 31200.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 51,739 0.01 44,24216.95
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,704,728 0.80 4,806,688-22.93
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 27,554,463 5.95 26,593,2203.61
10 Cereals 19,880 0.00 253,200-92.15
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 8,271 0.00 9,483-12.78
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 85,403,298 18.46 133,102,209-35.84
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 6,240 0.00 701,653-99.11
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 1,611 0.00 11,257-85.69
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 450,377 0.10 722,775-37.69
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 211,537 0.05 502,178-57.88
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 27,147-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 15,134,151 3.27 15,341,112-1.35
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 22,136,728 4.78 21,547,2352.74
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 78,985 0.02 84,570-6.60
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,476,019 0.32 2,765,457-46.63
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 45,774,505 9.89 37,761,54321.22
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 913,928 0.20 888,6032.85
26 Ores, slag and ash 845,286 0.18 3,976,055-78.74
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 151-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 46,008,023 9.94 52,675,443-12.66
29 Organic chemicals 4,988,755 1.08 3,330,93549.77
30 Pharmaceutical products 654,643 0.14 2,814,489-76.74
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 113,927 0.02 235,541-51.63
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 430,681 0.09 234,87883.36
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 53,059 0.01 167,246-68.27
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,613,551 0.56 3,384,078-22.77
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 10,375 0.00 106,431-90.25
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,423,730 0.31 1,900,166-25.07
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,644,464 0.57 1,648,57860.41
40 Rubber and articles thereof 814,738 0.18 2,188,905-62.78
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 360,345 0.08 80,368348.37
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 15,776 0.00 32,920-52.08
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 10,807 0.00 4,020168.83
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 224,981 0.05 68,723227.37
45 Cork and articles of cork 91 0.00 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 16,377 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 5,912,563 1.28 2,894,711104.25
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 641,069 0.14 400,67560.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,329 0.00 2,638-49.62
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 69,583 0.02 392,678-82.28
54 Man-made filaments 48,290 0.01 194,365-75.15
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 12 0.00 48,707-99.98
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 28,685 0.01 32,559-11.90
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 91,053 0.02 112,415-19.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 189,293 0.04 94,208100.93
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 53,094 0.01 20,168163.26
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 74,304 0.02 11,607540.17
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 7,661,073 1.66 8,150,165-6.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,111,583 0.46 1,510,96239.75
69 Ceramic products 114,871 0.02 312,148-63.20
70 Glass and glassware 209,479 0.05 126,68965.35
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8 0.00 12,711-99.94
72 Iron and steel 15,197,210 3.28 27,242,919-44.22
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,139,740 0.25 1,234,422-7.67
74 Copper and articles thereof 9,364,242 2.02 247,1143,689.44
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 32,371 0.01 178,832-81.90
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,285-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,544,438 0.33 1,338,18115.41
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 68,908 0.01 133,967-48.56
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 30,689,627 6.63 31,644,485-3.02
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 3,205,506 0.69 3,879,108-17.36
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 0 0.00 124,891-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 7,708,447 1.67 58,362,650-86.79
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,312,160 0.28 2,342,795-43.99
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 9 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 364 0.00 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 42,902 0.01 25,53268.03
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8,634 0.00 23,955-63.96
SS Classified 3,299 0.00 33 643 156-99.99
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia