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

Russia’s Trade with Nigeria

In the 3rd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Nigeria was $159,373,853, down 39.35% ($103,418,861) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Nigeria in the 3rd quarter of 2019 were $143,949,579, down 43.64% ($111,454,162) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Nigeria in the 3rd quarter of 2019 totaled $15,424,274, up 108.75% ($8,035,301) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Nigeria in the 3rd quarter of 2019 was $128,525,305, a 48.18% decrease ($119,489,463) over the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Nigeria was Russia’s 74th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 68th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0961% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1527% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Nigeria was Russia’s 66th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 50th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1393% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2276% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Nigeria was Russia’s 92nd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 99th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0247% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0123% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Nigeria

The major share of Russian exports to Nigeria 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) - 66.31% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (59.35% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 13.70% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (36.88% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.66% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (1.75% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.08% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (0.87% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $16,560,251;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $6,141,010.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Nigeria in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd 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 $74,463,529;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $55,931,668;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,034,855;
  • 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 $987,653;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $874,044;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $758,696.
Russia’s exports to Nigeria in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 106,228 0.07 429,608-75.27
10 Cereals 95,153,563 66.10 151,085,231-37.02
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 187,905 0.13 61,304206.51
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 142 0.00 1,539-90.77
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 19,726,524 13.70 94,190,053-79.06
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 326,514 0.23 1,314,167-75.15
29 Organic chemicals 682,974 0.47 490,85639.14
30 Pharmaceutical products 16,745,013 11.63 184,7628,963.02
31 Fertilizers 1,431,632 0.99 1,032,05138.72
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 326,456 0.23 1,200,500-72.81
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 12,100 0.01 21,098-42.65
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 17,920 0.01 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 105,752 0.07 192,837-45.16
39 Plastics and articles thereof 20,275 0.01 37,886-46.48
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 156-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 39 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,376 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 668,912 0.46 820,009-18.43
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 482,592 0.34 1,241,288-61.12
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 27 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 86 0.00 9,520-99.10
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 12,292 0.01 7881,459.90
72 Iron and steel 7,292,377 5.07 1,151,367533.37
73 Articles of iron or steel 21,345 0.01 1,056,200-97.98
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,028 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 253 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 601 0.00 24,573-97.55
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 140 0.00 8662.79
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 188,573 0.13 65,230189.09
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 120,058 0.08 11,894909.40
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 71,987 0.05 10,700572.78
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 40,960 0.03 42,835-4.38
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 4,028 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 21 0.00 308-93.18
SS Classified 195,886 0.14 726 895-73.05

Russia’s Imports from Nigeria

The major share of Russian imports from Nigeria 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) - 99.85% of Russia’s total imports from Nigeria (98.14% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Nigeria (1.84% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

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

  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $6,445,358;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $947,370;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $714,978.

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

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $134,600.
Russia’s imports from Nigeria in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 2,488-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 10,187 0.07 9,9242.65
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 716,782 4.65 1,80439,632.93
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 95,569 0.62 78,06222.43
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,682 0.02 3,10618.54
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,995,482 12.94 1,048,11290.39
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 30,831 0.20 4,177638.11
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 12,545,456 81.34 6,100,098105.66
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 928 0.01 2,564-63.81
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,414 0.02 422472.04
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 51-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 383-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 1,102-100.00
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 0.00 228-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 134,600-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,805 0.01 1,852-2.54
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 21,138 0.14 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia