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

Russia’s Trade with Tunisia

In the 4th quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Tunisia was $184,290,920, down 9.14% ($18,538,819) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Tunisia in the 4th quarter of 2019 were $151,030,954, down 13.45% ($23,470,504) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Tunisia in the 4th quarter of 2019 totaled $33,259,966, up 17.41% ($4,931,685) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Tunisia in the 4th quarter of 2019 was $117,770,988, a 19.43% decrease ($28,402,189) over the 4th quarter of 2018.

Tunisia was Russia’s 75th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2019 (up from 76th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1025% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1086% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Tunisia was Russia’s 63rd largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2019 (up from 70th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1350% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.1402% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Tunisia was Russia’s 82nd largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2019 (up from 87th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0489% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0454% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Tunisia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 71.46% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (58.27% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 15.64% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (25.60% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.72% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (6.95% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.17% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (6.67% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.61% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (2.34% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Tunisia in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th 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) - an increase of $17,729,994;
  • 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 $756,578.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $20,552,685;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $11,480,790;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $5,283,270;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $3,315,704;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $1,634,281;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $645,742.
Russia’s exports to Tunisia in the 4th quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2019
over Q4 2018
10 Cereals 15,562 0.01 5,298,832-99.71
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,430,000 1.61 5,745,704-57.71
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 555,357 0.37 429,83029.20
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 207,255 0.14 114,09281.66
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,000 0.00 17,120-64.95
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 62,400 0.04 37,19867.75
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 43,571 0.03 11,524,361-99.62
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 107,881,926 71.43 90,151,93219.67
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 12,203,442 8.08 11,446,8646.61
29 Organic chemicals 307,674 0.20 341,490-9.90
30 Pharmaceutical products 8,207 0.01 15,731-47.83
31 Fertilizers 138,560 0.09 77,22079.44
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 110,400 0.07 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 7,354-100.00
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 6,435 0.00 3,33193.19
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 225,932 0.15 53,018326.14
39 Plastics and articles thereof 40,500 0.03 34,44317.59
40 Rubber and articles thereof 128,084 0.08 150,393-14.83
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 167,541-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,048,830 0.69 2,683,111-60.91
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,387,510 0.92 1,235,71912.28
52 Cotton 37,576 0.02 0
54 Man-made filaments 39,960 0.03 0
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 37,103-100.00
72 Iron and steel 22,975,883 15.21 43,528,568-47.22
73 Articles of iron or steel 668 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 585,324 0.39 442,73832.21
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 49,155 0.03 694,897-92.93
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,818 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 189,142 0.13 10,5941,685.37
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 29,061 0.02 166,464-82.54
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 304,366 0.20 78,174289.34
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9,356 0.01 7,63622.52

Russia’s Imports from Tunisia

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 56.36% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (61.86% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.92% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (5.43% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 14.23% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (19.06% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.53% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (9.31% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Tunisia in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th 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 $4,239,810;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $1,232,677;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $765,933;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $421,926;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $383,131;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $223,713;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $111,639;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $101,244.

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

  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $817,599;
  • 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 $715,682;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $635,949;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $158,862.
Russia’s imports from Tunisia in the 4th quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2019
over Q4 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 199,244 0.60 835,193-76.14
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,372 0.01 36,856-93.56
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 7,782 0.02 2629,830.77
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,148,711 3.45 765,58050.04
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 757,087 2.28 655,84315.44
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 37,133 0.11 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 792 0.00 55642.45
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 5,580 0.02 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 807 0.00 45,743-98.24
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 52,931 0.16 23,138128.76
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 38,338 0.12 46,004-16.66
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 511,339 1.54 89,413471.88
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 9,640-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 76,576 0.23 87,513-12.50
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 42,699-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 12,306 0.04 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,508,270 16.56 1,268,460334.25
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 15,872 0.05 8,64883.53
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 101,424 0.30 86,03117.89
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 2,028 0.01 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 111,639 0.34 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 162,083 0.49 143,12513.25
40 Rubber and articles thereof 57,604 0.17 32,81675.54
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 321,366 0.97 480,228-33.08
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 1,821-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 22,876 0.07 54,857-58.30
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 6-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 19,790 0.06 17,42813.55
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 929 0.00 75622.88
54 Man-made filaments 65,413 0.20 46,17141.68
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,645 0.00 1,35621.31
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,681 0.01 723,914.29
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,555 0.00 1,20728.83
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,856,943 14.60 4,091,01018.72
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 10,675,030 32.10 9,442,35313.05
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 38,500 0.12 40,842-5.73
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,078,771 9.26 3,896,370-20.98
65 Headgear and parts thereof 26,401 0.08 4,666465.82
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,807 0.01 1,138146.66
69 Ceramic products 4,188 0.01 43,339-90.34
70 Glass and glassware 350 0.00 4,355-91.96
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,703 0.01 90887.56
73 Articles of iron or steel 55,557 0.17 86,518-35.79
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 14,491-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 13,929 0.04 1,979603.84
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 741-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 607 0.00 212186.32
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,037,050 3.12 813,33727.51
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 3,273,129 9.84 3,988,811-17.94
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 188,857 0.57 278,067-32.08
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 232,751 0.70 319,142-27.07
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 20,839 0.06 20,8350.02
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 10,370 0.03 4,871112.89
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 47,893 0.14 32,13849.02
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 424,433 1.28 434,501-2.32
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 24,685 0.07 26,536-6.98
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia