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

Russia’s Trade with Zimbabwe

In the 3rd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Zimbabwe was $4,860,252, down 51.34% ($5,128,320) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Zimbabwe in the 3rd quarter of 2019 were $30,263, down 96.46% ($825,037) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Zimbabwe in the 3rd quarter of 2019 were $4,829,989, down 47.12% ($4,303,283) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade deficit with Zimbabwe in the 3rd quarter of 2019 was $4,799,726, a 42.02% decrease ($3,478,246) over the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Zimbabwe was Russia’s 150th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 137th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0029% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0058% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Zimbabwe was Russia’s 181st largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 160th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0000% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0008% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Zimbabwe was Russia’s 110th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 97th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0077% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0153% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Zimbabwe

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

  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 82.73% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (97.89% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.27% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (1.12% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

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

  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $25,036;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $4,227.

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

  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $837,267;
  • 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 $8,560;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $8,473.
Russia’s exports to Zimbabwe in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 8,473-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 25,036 82.73 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 837,267-100.00
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 954 3.15 9,514-89.97
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,273 14.12 469,189.13

Russia’s Imports from Zimbabwe

The major share of Russian imports from Zimbabwe 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) - 99.22% of Russia’s total imports from Zimbabwe (99.37% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $72,102;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $15,576.

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $3,486,474;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $695,227;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $200,000;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $19,825.
Russia’s imports from Zimbabwe in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 19,084 0.40 17,8077.17
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 88,541 1.83 16,439438.60
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 255,778 5.30 244,8004.48
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 353,393 7.32 1,048,620-66.30
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,962 0.04 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 556 0.01 3,876-85.66
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 15,576 0.32 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 200,000-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,057,605 84.01 7,544,079-46.21
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 37,000 0.77 56,825-34.89
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 826-100.00
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 494 0.01 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia