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

Russia’s Trade with Tunisia

In the 3rd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Tunisia was $133,960,663, down 41.36% ($94,487,062) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Tunisia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 were $95,121,103, down 51.03% ($99,113,846) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Tunisia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 totaled $38,839,560, up 13.52% ($4,626,784) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Tunisia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 was $56,281,543, a 64.83% decrease ($103,740,630) over the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Tunisia was Russia’s 78th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 72nd in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0808% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1328% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Tunisia was Russia’s 77th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 62nd in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0921% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.1731% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Tunisia was Russia’s 80th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 81st in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0621% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0571% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Tunisia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 64.58% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (54.62% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 18.39% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (31.04% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.67% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (6.91% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.21% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (4.73% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.02% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (2.28% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

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

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $537,044;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $458,569;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $438,916;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $411,909.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Tunisia 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 $44,670,577;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $39,848,602;
  • 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 $5,039,352;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $3,846,623;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $3,360,165;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $3,075,765;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $681,836;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $393,691.
Russia’s exports to Tunisia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
10 Cereals 4,823,160 5.07 8,669,783-44.37
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 393,691-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 135,912 0.14 120,30912.97
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 1,539-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 61,429,344 64.58 106,099,921-42.10
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 8,004,639 8.42 13,043,991-38.63
29 Organic chemicals 585,944 0.62 48,9001,098.25
30 Pharmaceutical products 21,546 0.02 0
31 Fertilizers 488,389 0.51 29,8201,537.79
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 24,838 0.03 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 2,910 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 15,905 0.02 151,137-89.48
39 Plastics and articles thereof 51,207 0.05 118,432-56.76
40 Rubber and articles thereof 878 0.00 34,661-97.47
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 30-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 452,593 0.48 318,48242.11
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 3,075,765-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,470,501 1.55 1,031,58542.55
54 Man-made filaments 43,327 0.05 0
70 Glass and glassware 8,905 0.01 0
72 Iron and steel 16,145,204 16.97 55,993,806-71.17
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,165 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 936,470 0.98 4,296,635-78.20
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 411,909 0.43 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 20 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 16,161 0.02 88,652-81.77
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 14,900 0.02 3,283353.85
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 27,734 0.03 709,570-96.09
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,542 0.01 3,557112.03
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 100-100.00
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 0 0.00 1,300-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Tunisia

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 65.63% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (67.35% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 12.51% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (15.46% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.49% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (7.48% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.34% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (6.76% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

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

  • 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 $2,174,607;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $1,525,387;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $829,851;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $297,218;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $283,332;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $200,384;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $199,712;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $167,097;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $121,420.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Tunisia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd 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) - a decrease of $490,692;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $321,253;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $162,413;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $141,710.
Russia’s imports from Tunisia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
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 485,373 1.25 627,083-22.60
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 38,299-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 107,753 0.28 75,36742.97
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,465,758 3.77 1,265,37415.84
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,985 0.01 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 474 0.00 1,145-58.60
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 802 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 388,680 1.00 91,462324.96
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,349 0.00 95,803-98.59
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 27,127-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 211,950 0.55 90,530134.12
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 19,606 0.05 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 167,097 0.43 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 10,170 0.03 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,216,887 10.86 2,042,280106.48
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,259 0.01 1,324146.15
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 80,467 0.21 13758,635.04
39 Plastics and articles thereof 123,561 0.32 444,814-72.22
40 Rubber and articles thereof 36,934 0.10 70,404-47.54
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 464,741 1.20 406,08714.44
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,212 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,085 0.01 5,263-22.38
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 36,087 0.09 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 441 0.00 33332.43
54 Man-made filaments 16,422 0.04 34,545-52.46
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 196 0.00 2,749-92.87
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,417 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 872 0.00 98,352-99.11
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,099,953 13.13 4,900,2414.08
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 12,857,531 33.10 11,332,14413.46
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 31,063 0.08 27,69112.18
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 7,443,159 19.16 6,613,30812.55
65 Headgear and parts thereof 39,715 0.10 32,46922.32
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 136 0.00 11,272-98.79
69 Ceramic products 125,762 0.32 214,490-41.37
70 Glass and glassware 929 0.00 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,044 0.01 3,924-22.43
73 Articles of iron or steel 71,278 0.18 46,45753.43
74 Copper and articles thereof 175 0.00 19,315-99.09
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,362 0.01 2,568108.80
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9,122 0.02 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 88 0.00 170-48.24
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,100,912 2.83 817,58034.65
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 3,368,898 8.67 3,859,590-12.71
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 274,386 0.71 332,429-17.46
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 115,748 0.30 278,161-58.39
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 18,177 0.05 40,798-55.45
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4,361 0.01 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 63,284 0.16 21,461194.88
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 286,067 0.74 185,45254.25
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 72,832 0.19 54,77832.96
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia