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Russian trade in goods with Brazil in Q2 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 second quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Brazil

In the 2nd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Brazil was $1,171,908,226, down 16.56% ($232,528,089) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 2nd quarter of 2019 were $573,024,954, down 25.08% ($191,871,515) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 2nd quarter of 2019 were $598,883,272, down 6.36% ($40,656,574) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade balance with Brazil went from a surplus of $125,356,623 in the 2nd quarter of 2018, to a deficit of $25,858,318 in the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Brazil was Russia’s 32nd largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (down from 26th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.7320% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.8217% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Brazil was Russia’s 38th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (down from 31st in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.5687% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.6941% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Brazil was Russia’s 21st largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (up from 23rd in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 1.0095% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.0535% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Brazil

The major share of Russian exports to Brazil in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 78.65% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (69.35% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 15.26% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (25.48% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.01% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (1.92% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.98% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (2.96% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $6,651,876;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $2,157,938.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd 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 $85,486,867;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $76,647,365;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $21,928,596;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $9,538,086;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $3,472,211;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $3,310,712;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2,040,679;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,004,900.
Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 32,517-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 20,219 0.00 0
10 Cereals 18,680 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,187,758 0.38 29,8207,236.55
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 141,912 0.02 89,24459.02
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 35,971-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 33,346 0.01 61,581-45.85
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 6,721,099 1.17 28,649,695-76.54
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 80,727,071 14.09 166,213,938-51.43
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,882,836 0.85 6,567,892-25.66
29 Organic chemicals 2,075,850 0.36 2,120,596-2.11
31 Fertilizers 426,250,063 74.39 502,897,428-15.24
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,098,849 0.19 96,0731,043.76
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 177,940 0.03 3,4924,995.65
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 146,241 0.03 325,431-55.06
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,274,687 0.22 45,3692,709.60
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,938,849 0.34 2,249,378-13.81
40 Rubber and articles thereof 12,832,229 2.24 16,142,941-20.51
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 30 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 244,055 0.04 286,720-14.88
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,561,547 0.27 553,075182.34
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 978,195 0.17 652,38849.94
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 21,697-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 183,720 0.03 26,986580.80
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 6,301-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 6-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 49-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 26 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 112,716 0.02 151,347-25.52
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,097 0.00 378454.76
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 150,238 0.03 78,14392.26
69 Ceramic products 38,323 0.01 0
70 Glass and glassware 121,483 0.02 24649,283.33
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 18,280 0.00 15,53217.69
72 Iron and steel 7,145,640 1.25 16,683,726-57.17
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,576,451 0.28 5,048,662-68.77
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,000-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,282-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,406,785 0.25 70,2211,903.37
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,043,885 0.18 210,777395.26
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 237 0.00 451,996-99.95
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 195,309 0.03 164,58618.67
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 550,556 0.10 2,555,456-78.46
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 13,745,268 2.40 7,093,39293.78
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,890,051 0.50 2,975,539-2.87
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 44,935 0.01 2,085,614-97.85
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 750 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 0 0.00 605-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 3-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 3,917-100.00
SS Classified 486,748 0.08 195 459149.03

Russia’s Imports from Brazil

The major share of Russian imports from Brazil in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 76.68% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (55.18% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.29% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (3.48% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.49% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (17.21% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.31% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (5.44% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $111,581,570;
  • 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 $22,061,349;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $18,222,859;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $4,144,573;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,834,321.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd 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 $73,003,379;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $14,602,583;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $6,481,029;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $4,326,826;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $2,175,276.
Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 144,216,818 24.08 32,635,248341.91
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,404,435 0.23 1,248,91112.45
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,522,830 0.76 5,630,029-19.67
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 306 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 90,582 0.02 347,797-73.96
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 12,320,332 2.06 13,980,044-11.87
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 27,760,838 4.64 23,616,26517.55
10 Cereals 0 0.00 161,540-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 26,842-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 169,137,176 28.24 183,739,759-7.95
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 12,935 0.00 1,409,353-99.08
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 1,977 0.00 8,482-76.69
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 612,262 0.10 2,222,109-72.45
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 631,398 0.11 954,706-33.86
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 79,325 0.01 49415,957.69
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 12,852,799 2.15 19,333,828-33.52
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 21,739,146 3.63 22,254,343-2.32
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 57,658 0.01 11,706392.55
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,418,295 0.24 1,199,60318.23
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 62,342,531 10.41 44,119,67241.30
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,021,792 0.17 768,76432.91
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 4,326,826-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 12,869 0.00 7351,650.88
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 35,028,336 5.85 12,966,987170.13
29 Organic chemicals 2,871,770 0.48 2,191,90131.02
30 Pharmaceutical products 901,510 0.15 495,72181.86
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 212,215 0.04 143,63347.75
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 278,514 0.05 602,262-53.76
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 129,204 0.02 48,696165.33
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,251,020 0.54 2,160,49250.48
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 85,966 0.01 5,9641,341.42
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,302,804 0.22 613,206112.46
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,287,607 0.55 1,670,56196.80
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,315,806 0.39 1,372,44868.74
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 459,817 0.08 388,42818.38
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 13,130 0.00 12,9731.21
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 50,926 0.01 3,8371,227.23
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 118,298 0.02 189,909-37.71
45 Cork and articles of cork 4 0.00 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 27,674-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 963,608 0.16 1,742,963-44.71
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 925,054 0.15 533,65273.34
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 276 0.00 7,893-96.50
52 Cotton 0 0.00 26-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 463,723 0.08 437,8275.91
54 Man-made filaments 96,362 0.02 283,385-66.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 64,898 0.01 43,29549.90
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 43,769 0.01 24,93375.55
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 29,696 0.00 104,473-71.58
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 112,236 0.02 144,181-22.16
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 8,160 0.00 69,849-88.32
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 66,115 0.01 5,0171,217.82
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,914,800 0.65 4,300,566-8.97
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,050,908 0.34 1,484,32438.17
69 Ceramic products 4,852 0.00 17,412-72.13
70 Glass and glassware 500,405 0.08 168,848196.36
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 282,965 0.05 110,040157.15
72 Iron and steel 29,320,823 4.90 31,496,099-6.91
73 Articles of iron or steel 864,990 0.14 1,134,423-23.75
74 Copper and articles thereof 252,612 0.04 560,765-54.95
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 39,281 0.01 69,570-43.54
79 Zinc and articles thereof 3,228 0.00 1,82077.36
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,265,426 0.21 1,421,858-11.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 60,275 0.01 86,483-30.30
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 31,544,097 5.27 29,709,7766.17
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 3,762,666 0.63 3,695,7701.81
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 0.00 104,206-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,000,244 0.33 75,003,623-97.33
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,576,878 0.26 1,562,4010.93
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 378-100.00
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 22,688 0.00 19,63115.57
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 31,829 0.01 32,630-2.45
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8,020 0.00 24,178-66.83
SS Classified 8,059,157 1.35 104 245 803-92.27
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia