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Russian trade in goods with Brazil in Q4 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 fourth quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Brazil

In the 4th quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Brazil was $1,197,898,938, down 17.96% ($262,277,158) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 4th quarter of 2019 were $631,447,093, down 23.00% ($188,590,696) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 4th quarter of 2019 were $566,451,845, down 11.51% ($73,686,462) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Brazil in the 4th quarter of 2019 was $64,995,248, a 63.87% decrease ($114,904,234) over the 4th quarter of 2018.

Brazil was Russia’s 30th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2019 (down from 27th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.6660% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.7815% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Brazil was Russia’s 38th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2019 (down from 34th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.5646% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.6587% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Brazil was Russia’s 27th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2019 (down from 21st in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.8327% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.0268% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Brazil

The major share of Russian exports to Brazil in the 4th quarter of 2019 (and in the 4th quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 81.30% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (82.15% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 11.28% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (14.45% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.12% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (1.54% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.38% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (0.04% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.41% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (1.32% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $12,032,009;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $5,932,246;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $4,923,936;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $2,022,943.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $159,581,766;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $30,658,332;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $16,635,107;
  • 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 $2,743,099;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $2,554,538.
Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 4th quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2019
over Q4 2018
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 44,115 0.01 0
10 Cereals 12,032,009 1.91 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,154,470 0.34 131,5271,538.04
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 597,878 0.09 94,608531.95
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 53,280 0.01 77,347-31.12
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 154,354 0.02 32,314377.67
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,968,186 0.31 18,603,293-89.42
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 69,261,298 10.97 99,919,630-30.68
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,732,148 0.43 5,475,247-50.10
29 Organic chemicals 7,488,284 1.19 2,564,348192.02
30 Pharmaceutical products 50 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 489,299,244 77.49 648,881,010-24.59
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 556,629 0.09 339,91963.75
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 189,999 0.03 213,940-11.19
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 22,881 0.00 118,899-80.76
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 604,121 0.10 1,335,574-54.77
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,652,456 0.26 1,348,34022.55
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,849,854 1.72 13,404,392-19.06
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 89-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 221,351 0.04 358,450-38.25
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,056,640 0.17 2,334,835-54.74
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 650,342 0.10 450,75344.28
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 40 0.00 599-93.32
54 Man-made filaments 89,922 0.01 110,087-18.32
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 9-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 98 0.00 61,533.33
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 190-100.00
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 154,907 0.02 155,944-0.66
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,038 0.00 2,61816.04
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 61,071 0.01 38,26559.60
69 Ceramic products 86,235 0.01 0
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 51,568-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 17,160 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 16,834,695 2.67 10,902,44954.41
73 Articles of iron or steel 929,088 0.15 175,858428.32
74 Copper and articles thereof 74,191 0.01 0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 361 0.00 1,806-80.01
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,162,634 0.18 431,300169.57
78 Lead and articles thereof 5 0.00 24-79.17
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 608,891 0.10 980,286-37.89
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 14,854 0.00 14310,287.41
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 45,301 0.01 120,700-62.47
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 168,338 0.03 645,382-73.92
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 6,594,586 1.04 8,152,446-19.11
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,926,516 0.31 1,924,5100.10
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 204,252 0.03 130,66656.32
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 774 0.00 300158.00
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 46 0.00 57,348-99.92
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 31,372 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 46 0.00 3,893-98.82
SS Classified 849,083 0.13 466 86981.87

Russia’s Imports from Brazil

The major share of Russian imports from Brazil in the 4th quarter of 2019 (and in the 4th quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 63.81% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (56.94% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.88% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (4.96% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.52% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (29.01% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.84% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (7.38% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $91,262,555;
  • 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 $44,061,462;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $8,225,502;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $2,894,948;
  • 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 $2,282,679;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,724,329.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th 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 $146,976,013;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $69,128,153;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $21,899,318;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $13,942,057;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $8,537,313;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $4,079,800;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $2,317,333;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $2,278,564.
Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 4th quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2019
over Q4 2018
01 Live animals 11,069 0.00 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 126,118,060 22.26 34,855,505261.83
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,481,801 0.26 1,424,4204.03
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,464,637 0.61 5,743,201-39.67
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 137 0.00 50174.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 14,105,104 2.49 13,993,6640.80
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 27,629,039 4.88 24,734,09111.70
10 Cereals 0 0.00 39,760-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,243 0.00 85,968-96.23
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 115,198,524 20.34 184,326,677-37.50
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 16,809 0.00 2,340618.33
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 11,083 0.00 1,343725.24
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,824,245 0.32 1,516,53820.29
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 524,517 0.09 809,587-35.21
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 72,965 0.01 65,97010.60
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 898-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 18,163,436 3.21 20,480,769-11.31
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 19,853,307 3.50 28,390,620-30.07
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 30,103 0.01 22,40434.36
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,051,069 0.36 3,176,704-35.43
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 30,899,343 5.45 44,841,400-31.09
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 922,719 0.16 904,1302.06
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 962,720-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 2,475-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 62,029,404 10.95 17,967,942245.22
29 Organic chemicals 4,359,183 0.77 4,414,559-1.25
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,333,683 0.59 1,609,354107.14
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 181,043 0.03 153,55717.90
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 448,588 0.08 500,359-10.35
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 146,127 0.03 178,232-18.01
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,841,302 0.68 3,348,65114.71
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 26,009 0.00 84,002-69.04
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 306,702 0.05 525,022-41.58
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,948,196 0.52 1,988,28348.28
40 Rubber and articles thereof 982,529 0.17 951,0353.31
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 467,164 0.08 182,272156.30
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 12,452 0.00 6,173101.72
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 746 0.00 3,187-76.59
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 109,971 0.02 103,1236.64
45 Cork and articles of cork 10 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 4,294,458 0.76 3,337,32728.68
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 879,184 0.16 301,676191.43
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 572 0.00 1,641-65.14
52 Cotton 97 0.00 61,516.67
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 439,086 0.08 497,676-11.77
54 Man-made filaments 88,697 0.02 202,040-56.10
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 34,697 0.01 24144,470.83
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 13,920 0.00 41,576-66.52
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,991 0.00 103,096-98.07
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 143,165 0.03 69,669105.49
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 15,009 0.00 11,85526.60
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 88,332 0.02 157,545-43.93
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 739,524 0.13 891,157-17.02
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,321,622 0.23 2,313,895-42.88
69 Ceramic products 117,648 0.02 320,857-63.33
70 Glass and glassware 460,236 0.08 331,85938.68
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 159,163 0.03 129,47222.93
72 Iron and steel 22,306,654 3.94 44,205,972-49.54
73 Articles of iron or steel 707,662 0.12 991,261-28.61
74 Copper and articles thereof 8,546,786 1.51 321,2842,560.20
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 39,756 0.01 54,530-27.09
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,598 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 8,603-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 5,168 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,443,039 0.25 1,627,497-11.33
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 21,700 0.00 29,307-25.96
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 23,396,470 4.13 27,476,270-14.85
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 6,254,111 1.10 3,971,43257.48
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 4,502-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,577,205 0.98 152,553,218-96.34
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,700,063 0.30 1,730,663-1.77
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 5,321 0.00 43,133-87.66
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 18,478 0.00 12,27950.48
SS Classified 46,056,114 8.13 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia