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

Russia’s Trade with Zimbabwe

In the 4th quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Zimbabwe was $8,550,741, down 42.07% ($6,208,510) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Zimbabwe in the 4th quarter of 2019 were $1,615,626, down 80.23% ($6,557,179) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Zimbabwe in the 4th quarter of 2019 totaled $6,935,115, up 5.29% ($348,669) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade balance with Zimbabwe went from a surplus of $1,586,359 in the 4th quarter of 2018, to a deficit of $5,319,489 in the 4th quarter of 2019.

Zimbabwe was Russia’s 132nd largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2019 (up from 135th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0048% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0079% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Zimbabwe was Russia’s 142nd largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2019 (down from 129th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0014% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0066% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Zimbabwe was Russia’s 106th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2019 (down from 102nd in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0102% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0106% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Zimbabwe

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

  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 49.03% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 37.49% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (64.99% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.39% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (0.67% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.07% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (34.34% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Zimbabwe in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th 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) - an increase of $792,126;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $148,333;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $144,001;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $82,691;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $34,620;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $5,523.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Zimbabwe 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 $4,937,218;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $2,775,918;
  • 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 $52,146.
Russia’s exports to Zimbabwe in the 4th quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2019,
US dollars ($)
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 82,691 5.12 0
10 Cereals 374,644 23.19 5,311,862-92.95
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 148,333 9.18 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,201 0.07 2,975-59.63
31 Fertilizers 27,660 1.71 2,803,578-99.01
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 34,620 2.14 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,190 0.14 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 76 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 53 0.00 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 792,126 49.03 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 135 0.01 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 129 0.01 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 144,001 8.91 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 2,001 0.12 54,147-96.30
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,766 0.36 2432,272.84

Russia’s Imports from Zimbabwe

The major share of Russian imports from Zimbabwe 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) - 100.00% of Russia’s total imports from Zimbabwe (98.85% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $836,141.

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $443,915;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - a decrease of $42,730;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $32,790.
Russia’s imports from Zimbabwe in the 4th quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2019
over Q4 2018
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 36,147 0.52 19,32187.09
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,066 0.03 8,555-75.85
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 322,272 4.65 766,187-57.94
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 596,711 8.60 581,2882.65
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 8,008 0.12 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,288 0.02 404218.81
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 802 0.01 3,481-76.96
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 5,967,821 86.05 5,131,68016.29
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 32,790-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 10-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 42,730-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia