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

Russia’s Trade with Kenya

In 2019, Russia’s trade with Kenya was $253,985,354, down 25.84% ($88,499,405) from 2018.

Russia’s exports to Kenya in 2019 were $159,960,071, down 26.48% ($57,613,655) from 2018.

Russia’s imports from Kenya in 2019 were $94,025,283, down 24.73% ($30,885,750) from 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Kenya in 2019 was $65,934,788, a 28.84% decrease ($26,727,905) over 2018.

Kenya was Russia’s 95th largest trading partner in 2019 (down from 92nd in 2018), accounting for 0.0381% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0498% in 2018).

Kenya was Russia’s 91st largest export market in 2019 (down from 89th in 2018), accounting for 0.0378% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0484% in 2018).

Kenya was Russia’s 87th largest supplier in 2019 (down from 82nd in 2018), accounting for 0.0386% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0525% in 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Kenya

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 64.05% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (74.47% in 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 11.15% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (8.73% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.76% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (2.25% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.29% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (5.17% in 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.69% of Russia’s total exports to Kenya (2.94% in 2018).

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $12,659,927;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $7,913,169;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $984,784.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $59,299,717;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $2,730,723;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $2,079,774;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $707,790.
Russia’s exports to Kenya in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 221,668 0.14 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 18,015-100.00
10 Cereals 101,194,191 63.26 160,493,908-36.95
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 2,043-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 329,117-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 7,680-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,041,593 0.65 1,180,859-11.79
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 4,302,098 2.69 6,381,872-32.59
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 580,553 0.36 859,005-32.42
29 Organic chemicals 289,267 0.18 380,969-24.07
30 Pharmaceutical products 26,276 0.02 0
31 Fertilizers 16,048,609 10.03 3,388,682373.59
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 111,900 0.07 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
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 29,110 0.02 68,000-57.19
39 Plastics and articles thereof 23,590 0.01 28,475-17.16
40 Rubber and articles thereof 95,043 0.06 170,128-44.13
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 2,757-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,274,592 1.42 2,442,965-6.89
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 37,223 0.02 323,013-88.48
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 15,517,638 9.70 16,225,428-4.36
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2 0.00 1,261-99.84
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 64,400-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 69,579 0.04 0
72 Iron and steel 16,343,076 10.22 8,429,90793.87
73 Articles of iron or steel 8,442 0.01 4,131104.36
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 72,722 0.05 2,803,445-97.41
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 18,778 0.01 1,5001,151.87
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 14,342 0.01 4,561214.45
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,284,078 0.80 299,294329.04
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 219,713 0.14 289,926-24.22
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,459 0.00 2251,881.78
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 85,939 0.05 20,532318.56
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 0.02 0
SS Classified 15,442 0.01 13 346 894-99.88

Russia’s Imports from Kenya

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 99.45% of Russia’s total imports from Kenya (99.55% in 2018).

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $3,878,831;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $1,587,509;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $428,289.

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $16,918,229;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $16,509,816;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $3,226,594.
Russia’s imports from Kenya in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
01 Live animals 208 0.00 1,040-80.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 18,180 0.02 18,486-1.66
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 25,601,668 27.23 42,111,484-39.21
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 787,744 0.84 359,455119.15
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 9,925,845 10.56 13,152,439-24.53
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 49,840,105 53.01 66,758,334-25.34
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 772,605 0.82 830,429-6.96
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,978 0.00 26,409-84.94
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,172,267 2.31 584,758271.48
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,387,797 4.67 508,966762.10
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) 3,582 0.00 5,407-33.75
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 2,716-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 30,637 0.03 35,337-13.30
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 465,934 0.50 508,789-8.42
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 25-100.00
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 0.01 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 0.00 564-51.77
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8,606 0.01 6,39534.57
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia