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Russian trade in goods with Brazil in Q3 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 third quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Brazil

In the 3rd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Brazil totaled $1,325,591,074, up 22.00% ($239,038,953) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 3rd quarter of 2019 totaled $810,761,047, up 67.72% ($327,372,013) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 3rd quarter of 2019 were $514,830,027, down 14.64% ($88,333,060) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade balance with Brazil went from a deficit of $119,774,053 in the 3rd quarter of 2018, to a surplus of $295,931,020 in the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Brazil was Russia’s 24th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 33rd in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.7992% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.6315% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Brazil was Russia’s 29th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 42nd in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.7847% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.4308% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Brazil was Russia’s 26th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 22nd in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.8231% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.0074% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Brazil

The major share of Russian exports to Brazil in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 81.76% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (84.04% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 13.04% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (9.89% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.35% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (2.37% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.38% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (2.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.07% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (1.08% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $255,543,470;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $64,425,560;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $5,202,966;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $4,829,305;
  • 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 $2,658,744;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $2,619,387.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $6,543,666;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $3,333,159.
Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 15,501 0.00 0
10 Cereals 5,828,648 0.72 4,668,85024.84
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,644,755 0.33 25,36810,325.56
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 140,865 0.02 320,375-56.03
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 31,260 0.00 193,577-83.85
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 9,163,032 1.13 15,706,698-41.66
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 96,527,301 11.91 32,101,741200.69
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,162,714 0.64 5,225,974-1.21
29 Organic chemicals 4,962,172 0.61 2,830,62675.30
31 Fertilizers 636,656,231 78.53 381,112,76167.05
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 506,305 0.06 310,90962.85
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 177,940 0.02 32,649445.01
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 1,010 0.00 211,480-99.52
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 5,537-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,017,643 0.25 766,146163.35
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,565,369 0.19 1,870,592-16.32
40 Rubber and articles thereof 11,839,072 1.46 13,861,546-14.59
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 20 0.00 59-66.10
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 281,591 0.03 202,25739.22
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 679,800 0.08 1,473,266-53.86
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,044,586 0.13 506,768106.13
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 75 0.00 895-91.62
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 4-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 24 0.00 116-79.31
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 8-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 117,324 0.01 205,761-42.98
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4,000 0.00 385938.96
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 313,153 0.04 260,85820.05
69 Ceramic products 122,715 0.02 6,5991,759.60
70 Glass and glassware 114,542 0.01 87131,557.47
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 30,280 0.00 2,1601,301.85
72 Iron and steel 9,232,381 1.14 4,029,415129.12
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,322,362 0.29 5,655,521-58.94
74 Copper and articles thereof 620 0.00 81,959-99.24
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4,653 0.00 14,375-67.63
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,031,501 0.74 1,202,196401.71
78 Lead and articles thereof 44 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,280,995 0.16 170,346652.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 11,786 0.00 96,869-87.83
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 163,838 0.02 184,932-11.41
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 396,389 0.05 730,761-45.76
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 9,345,066 1.15 6,686,32239.76
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,311,799 0.16 2,092,284-37.30
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 126,191 0.02 140,795-10.37
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 76 0.00 300-74.67
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 88 0.00 67,941-99.87
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 76 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 42 0.00 2382.61
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 2,600-100.00
SS Classified 585,212 0.07 328 34378.23

Russia’s Imports from Brazil

The major share of Russian imports from Brazil in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 66.04% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (49.52% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.56% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (12.91% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.74% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (3.14% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.79% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (20.48% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.08% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (0.77% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $82,732,741;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $22,335,517;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $10,644,993;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $4,838,237;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $4,442,879;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $3,829,763.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd 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 $81,746,861;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $40,007,248;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $12,810,286;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $6,711,000;
  • 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 $4,788,588.
Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 113,512,374 22.05 30,779,633268.79
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,004,336 0.20 1,361,080-26.21
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,335,689 0.84 4,977,056-12.89
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 83 0.00 120-30.83
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 28,600 0.01 20,76937.71
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 4,750,550 0.92 5,180,145-8.29
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 30,060,371 5.84 19,415,37854.83
10 Cereals 0 0.00 59,260-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 25,739 0.00 12,054113.53
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 109,707,030 21.31 149,714,278-26.72
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 30,788 0.01 467,184-93.41
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 1,683 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,610,701 0.31 2,923,334-44.90
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 164,281 0.03 233,215-29.56
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 6,020 0.00 185,894-96.76
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 13,305,555 2.58 13,419,886-0.85
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 17,525,351 3.40 30,335,637-42.23
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 44,740 0.01 36,65022.07
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,468,000 0.29 1,586,950-7.50
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 42,436,614 8.24 37,993,73511.69
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 932,900 0.18 756,01223.40
26 Ores, slag and ash 5,671 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 592 0.00 5,791-89.78
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 63,254,393 12.29 68,042,981-7.04
29 Organic chemicals 6,471,851 1.26 1,633,614296.17
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,227,941 0.24 491,621149.77
31 Fertilizers 16,980 0.00 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 127,536 0.02 339,132-62.39
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 371,427 0.07 374,109-0.72
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 87,453 0.02 14,685495.53
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,108,642 0.60 3,901,256-20.32
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 7,198 0.00 8,802-18.22
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 760,388 0.15 540,57840.66
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,926,774 0.57 1,762,71366.04
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,743,749 0.34 769,794126.52
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 772,969 0.15 494,02956.46
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 49,164 0.01 10,902350.96
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 2,895-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 88,707 0.02 16,085451.49
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 4,167,550 0.81 4,082,6262.08
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,321,920 0.26 533,840147.62
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 470 0.00 3,038-84.53
52 Cotton 2 0.00 24-91.67
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 514,497 0.10 397,41229.46
54 Man-made filaments 198,081 0.04 212,325-6.71
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 43,863-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 25,703 0.00 38,243-32.79
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 389,547 0.08 153,460153.84
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 135,497 0.03 110,61222.50
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 41,468 0.01 76,188-45.57
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 122,721 0.02 74,41364.92
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,399,233 0.27 2,600,824-46.20
65 Headgear and parts thereof 75 0.00 4566.67
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,296,896 0.25 1,799,955-27.95
69 Ceramic products 157,665 0.03 35,793340.49
70 Glass and glassware 266,915 0.05 222,13520.16
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 7,431 0.00 48,019-84.52
72 Iron and steel 38,489,014 7.48 16,153,497138.27
73 Articles of iron or steel 906,766 0.18 1,007,084-9.96
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,059,440 0.79 229,6771,667.46
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 51,667 0.01 51,758-0.18
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,217 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 5,510 0.00 2,97885.02
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,447,935 0.28 1,472,502-1.67
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 44,402 0.01 41,8486.10
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 24,029,939 4.67 30,740,939-21.83
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 4,175,409 0.81 3,951,4435.67
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,222,100 1.01 86,968,961-94.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,509,066 0.29 1,860,322-18.88
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 13,216 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 21,218 0.00 24,033-11.71
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 32,534 0.01 16,63195.62
SS Classified 2,802,083 0.54 72 341 342-96.13
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia