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

Russia’s Trade with Kenya

In the 4th quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Kenya totaled $72,956,483, up 0.34% ($249,241) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Kenya in the 4th quarter of 2019 totaled $53,655,719, up 1.17% ($620,866) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Kenya in the 4th quarter of 2019 were $19,300,764, down 1.89% ($371,625) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Kenya in the 4th quarter of 2019 was $34,354,955, a 2.97% increase ($992,491) over the 4th quarter of 2018.

Kenya was Russia’s 91st largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2019 (up from 95th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0406% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0389% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Kenya was Russia’s 82nd largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2019 (up from 88th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0480% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0426% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Kenya was Russia’s 92nd largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2019 (down from 91st in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0284% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0316% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Kenya

The major share of Russian exports to Kenya 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) - 50.57% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (77.72% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 23.06% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (1.71% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.80% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (5.74% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 10.13% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (11.03% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.68% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (3.35% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $11,368,429;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $2,676,190;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $735,903;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $730,378;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $222,037;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $218,735.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $14,865,036;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $558,380.
Russia’s exports to Kenya in the 4th quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2019
over Q4 2018
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 53,161 0.10 0
10 Cereals 26,346,819 49.10 41,211,855-36.07
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 735,686 1.37 5,30813,759.95
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 4,318-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,510,552 4.68 1,774,64941.47
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 133,981 0.25 252,295-46.90
29 Organic chemicals 170,731 0.32 134,76826.69
30 Pharmaceutical products 10,604 0.02 0
31 Fertilizers 11,888,017 22.16 519,5882,187.97
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 73,000 0.14 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 0 0.00 416-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 19,989 0.04 8822,614.77
40 Rubber and articles thereof 74,281 0.14 59812,321.57
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 742,746 1.38 520,70942.64
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 15,423 0.03 94,768-83.73
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,677,920 8.72 5,236,300-10.66
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 1,261-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 1,968-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 13,408 0.02 0
72 Iron and steel 5,720,155 10.66 3,043,96587.92
73 Articles of iron or steel 3 0.00 506-99.41
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 72,722 0.14 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 233,760 0.44 15,0251,455.81
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 113,119 0.21 206,581-45.24
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 19,504 0.04 9,88797.27
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 30,138 0.06 0

Russia’s Imports from Kenya

The major share of Russian imports from Kenya 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) - 99.25% of Russia’s total imports from Kenya (99.20% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $1,976,685;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $799,354;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $266,351;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $184,099.

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

  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $3,496,224;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $64,612.
Russia’s imports from Kenya in the 4th quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2019
over Q4 2018
01 Live animals 0 0.00 1,040-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 6,935-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 4,903,576 25.41 8,399,800-41.62
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 322,311 1.67 138,212133.20
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 309,720 1.60 43,369614.15
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 12,481,376 64.67 10,504,69118.82
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 250,153 1.30 266,982-6.30
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,290 0.01 2,636-13.13
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 850,283 4.41 50,9291,569.55
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 36,566 0.19 101,178-63.86
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 15 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 749-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 20,447 0.11 20,1831.31
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 117,915 0.61 135,685-13.10
65 Headgear and parts thereof 21 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 5,819 0.03 0
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 272 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia