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Russian trade with Azerbaijan in 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 Azerbaijan in 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Azerbaijan

In 2019, Russia’s trade with Azerbaijan totaled $3,169,705,993, up 27.46% ($682,960,857) from 2018.

Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in 2019 totaled $2,312,763,432, up 34.98% ($599,293,695) from 2018.

Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in 2019 totaled $856,942,561, up 10.82% ($83,667,162) from 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Azerbaijan in 2019 was $1,455,820,871, a 54.84% increase ($515,626,533) over 2018.

Azerbaijan was Russia’s 39th largest trading partner in 2019 (up from 45th in 2018), accounting for 0.4755% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.3614% in 2018).

Azerbaijan was Russia’s 38th largest export market in 2019 (up from 42nd in 2018), accounting for 0.5470% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.3808% in 2018).

Azerbaijan was Russia’s 42nd largest supplier in 2019 (up from 45th in 2018), accounting for 0.3515% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.3247% in 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Azerbaijan

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 26.78% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (24.64% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 18.02% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (18.89% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 13.89% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (18.44% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.24% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (11.55% in 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 11.05% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (13.90% in 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 10.31% of Russia’s total exports to Azerbaijan (4.86% in 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in 2019 over 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 $153,838,473;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $142,362,104;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $59,073,770;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $35,964,621;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - an increase of $33,800,675;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $21,981,846;
  • 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 $20,118,470;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $13,351,523;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $10,313,461;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $8,905,418;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $8,812,684;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $8,253,812.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in 2019 over 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $11,873,143;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $6,982,147.
Russia’s exports to Azerbaijan in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
01 Live animals 5,327,871 0.23 5,002,5456.50
02 Meat and edible meat offal 5,945,615 0.26 6,210,089-4.26
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,292,988 0.14 4,464,202-26.24
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 11,314,208 0.49 11,053,3932.36
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 99,950 0.00 47,915108.60
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 23,631 0.00 43,036-45.09
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 14,803,513 0.64 6,549,701126.02
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 488,516 0.02 258,56788.93
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,628,857 0.20 3,779,82222.46
10 Cereals 277,517,018 12.00 135,154,914105.33
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 14,610,032 0.63 8,522,94571.42
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 8,648,601 0.37 2,015,036329.20
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 98,824 0.00 42,470132.69
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 24,472 0.00 42,313-42.16
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 59,309,450 2.56 65,608,739-9.60
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 16,793,054 0.73 15,641,7867.36
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 37,298,062 1.61 15,316,216143.52
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 46,128,215 1.99 39,958,62615.44
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 39,155,228 1.69 33,289,50517.62
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 10,133,933 0.44 8,255,31922.76
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 29,420,918 1.27 27,061,7608.72
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 13,905,030 0.60 14,426,782-3.62
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 12,919,761 0.56 7,001,00484.54
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 7,362,069 0.32 12,369,090-40.48
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 9,018,785 0.39 7,692,33817.24
26 Ores, slag and ash 570,642 0.02 545,9104.53
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 228,877,811 9.90 75,039,338205.01
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 11,232,654 0.49 14,135,359-20.54
29 Organic chemicals 6,314,714 0.27 1,290,627389.27
30 Pharmaceutical products 22,147,793 0.96 23,420,189-5.43
31 Fertilizers 109,756,007 4.75 50,682,237116.56
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 9,525,672 0.41 3,757,450153.51
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 35,021,977 1.51 21,670,45461.61
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 21,473,922 0.93 17,790,18920.71
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,211,156 0.05 1,166,1423.86
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,456,349 0.06 3,270,645-55.47
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 51,388 0.00 21,243141.91
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 12,718,869 0.55 11,596,1769.68
39 Plastics and articles thereof 37,567,748 1.62 32,082,64217.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 14,587,692 0.63 17,071,735-14.55
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 13,142 0.00 7,26180.99
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 231,344 0.01 249,373-7.23
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 4,894 0.00 1054,560.95
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 190,522,099 8.24 181,616,6814.90
45 Cork and articles of cork 15,277 0.00 19,430-21.37
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 6,094 0.00 1,519301.18
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 7,109 0.00 8,717-18.45
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 63,442,582 2.74 54,629,89816.13
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,590,956 0.07 1,814,512-12.32
50 Silk 483 0.00 0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 14,875 0.00 13,29911.85
52 Cotton 490,466 0.02 437,64912.07
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 51,487 0.00 55,529-7.28
54 Man-made filaments 710,567 0.03 444,32159.92
55 Man-made staple fibers 326,287 0.01 780,737-58.21
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 963,011 0.04 1,043,339-7.70
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 55,683 0.00 37,45948.65
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 49,244 0.00 22,369120.14
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 718,617 0.03 580,11323.88
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 117,350 0.01 109,8956.78
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,119,980 0.05 999,66812.04
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,164,602 0.05 664,50475.26
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 662,578 0.03 719,248-7.88
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 911,565 0.04 958,735-4.92
65 Headgear and parts thereof 119,337 0.01 113,8204.85
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 20,722 0.00 1,7831,062.20
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 22,978 0.00 22,7590.96
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 14,264,141 0.62 13,903,0832.60
69 Ceramic products 9,045,722 0.39 8,652,4984.54
70 Glass and glassware 25,529,409 1.10 23,725,0537.61
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 66,431 0.00 25,011165.61
72 Iron and steel 178,510,086 7.72 190,383,229-6.24
73 Articles of iron or steel 104,896,343 4.54 94,582,88210.90
74 Copper and articles thereof 8,498,962 0.37 8,960,301-5.15
75 Nickel and articles thereof 599,877 0.03 152,199294.14
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 23,203,301 1.00 16,752,96438.50
78 Lead and articles thereof 154,471 0.01 181,663-14.97
79 Zinc and articles thereof 14,589 0.00 14,3211.87
80 Tin and articles thereof 9,516 0.00 2064,519.42
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 452,870 0.02 195,060132.17
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,680,577 0.07 2,241,641-25.03
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,239,229 0.14 2,447,40132.35
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 107,594,389 4.65 71,629,76850.21
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 170,944,617 7.39 150,826,14713.34
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 51,224,879 2.21 17,424,204193.99
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 66,470,737 2.87 59,648,83711.44
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 11,274,780 0.49 7,936,16542.07
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9,175,513 0.40 16,157,660-43.21
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 12,651 0.00 11,7527.65
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 141 0.00 3,140-95.51
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 4,601,640 0.20 4,383,8064.97
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,162,424 0.05 683,16270.15
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 11,768,565 0.51 8,901,12832.21
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 13,908-100.00
SS Classified 104,231,248 4.51 64 931 37660.53

Russia’s Imports from Azerbaijan

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 66.99% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (68.04% in 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 13.31% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (13.40% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.16% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (1.73% in 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.75% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (4.64% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.18% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (4.31% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.01% of Russia’s total imports from Azerbaijan (1.17% in 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in 2019 over 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $24,312,297;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $16,050,962;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $12,903,164;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $10,904,738;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $7,701,729;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $4,762,141;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $2,706,206.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in 2019 over 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $8,100,201;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $4,382,908;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $3,044,724.
Russia’s imports from Azerbaijan in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
01 Live animals 7,095 0.00 954643.71
02 Meat and edible meat offal 17,524 0.00 37,600-53.39
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 579,127 0.07 491,23617.89
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 16,651,397 1.94 3,748,233344.25
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 112,757 0.01 84,85932.88
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 235,576,970 27.49 224,672,2324.85
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 280,567,984 32.74 264,517,0226.07
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,529,429 0.30 3,291,306-23.15
10 Cereals 12,000 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 18 0.00 82-78.05
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 127,933 0.01 118,5207.94
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 58,228-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 545 0.00 6,003-90.92
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 36,335 0.00 15,432135.45
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 798,136 0.09 746,4706.92
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,071,123 0.36 1,685,82482.17
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 422,805 0.05 190,422122.04
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 11,164,126 1.30 10,052,38311.06
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 380,971 0.04 658,596-42.15
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 16,733,204 1.95 11,971,06339.78
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 5,278,892 0.62 3,782,50239.56
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 12,269,984 1.43 9,563,77828.30
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 101,779,017 11.88 94,077,2888.19
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,277,383 0.38 2,906,70012.75
29 Organic chemicals 299,233 0.03 3,343,957-91.05
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 153,826 0.02 234,064-34.28
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,000 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,136,351 0.25 1,462,79546.05
39 Plastics and articles thereof 29,764,649 3.47 5,452,352445.90
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 5,185-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 30,000 0.00 161,000-81.37
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 44 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 9,835 0.00 96,235-89.78
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,246 0.00 31,491-96.04
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 964,420 0.11 879,3449.67
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 11,047-100.00
52 Cotton 13,936,946 1.63 18,319,854-23.92
54 Man-made filaments 1,452,725 0.17 2,059,140-29.45
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 492,885 0.06 610,084-19.21
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 30,380-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 37,736 0.00 90,851-58.46
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 16,078,256 1.88 14,708,8819.31
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 130,335 0.02 57,842125.33
65 Headgear and parts thereof 38 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6,361 0.00 0
69 Ceramic products 1,364 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 89,021 0.01 0
72 Iron and steel 1,836,800 0.21 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,437,687 0.52 12,537,888-64.61
74 Copper and articles thereof 273,411 0.03 483,235-43.42
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 20,649,447 2.41 20,286,5571.79
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 39,870 0.00 7,392439.37
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 799 0.00 337137.09
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,797,344 0.21 1,728,6523.97
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 1,615,475 0.19 1,136,75342.11
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 1,401,333 0.16 127,798996.52
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 127,449 0.01 0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,724,654 0.32 4,917,184-44.59
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,022,068 0.12 1,115,714-8.39
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 97,479 0.01 181,706-46.35
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 308 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 165 0.00 18816.67
SS Classified 63,932,246 7.46 50 520 93026.55
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia