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

Russia’s Trade with Qatar

In 2019, Russia’s trade with Qatar totaled $82,605,597, up 4.84% ($3,814,559) from 2018.

Russia’s exports to Qatar in 2019 totaled $46,090,550, up 8.84% ($3,744,153) from 2018.

Russia’s imports from Qatar in 2019 totaled $36,515,047, up 0.19% ($70,406) from 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Qatar in 2019 was $9,575,503, a 62.25% increase ($3,673,747) over 2018.

Qatar was Russia’s 123rd largest trading partner in 2019 (up from 128th in 2018), accounting for 0.0124% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0115% in 2018).

Qatar was Russia’s 119th largest export market in 2019 (up from 121st in 2018), accounting for 0.0109% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0094% in 2018).

Qatar was Russia’s 99th largest supplier in 2019 (down from 97th in 2018), accounting for 0.0150% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0153% in 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Qatar

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 59.66% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (72.67% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 20.21% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (7.41% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.07% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (6.51% in 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.55% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (2.23% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.30% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (4.25% in 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.77% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (4.64% in 2018).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $6,335,243;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,051,823;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $693,497;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $659,298;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $462,134;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $418,798;
  • 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 $398,828;
  • 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 $274,796;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $158,256;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $145,205.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $4,046,222;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $792,075;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $782,462;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $728,796;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $303,128;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $283,108;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $194,377.
Russia’s exports to Qatar in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
01 Live animals 117,660 0.26 35,336232.97
02 Meat and edible meat offal 737,717 1.60 78,419840.74
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 554,841 1.20 857,969-35.33
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 8,420 0.02 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 97,022 0.21 24,000304.26
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,416,738 7.41 3,699,846-7.65
10 Cereals 21,374,738 46.38 25,420,960-15.92
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6,694 0.01 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 10,483 0.02 42,973-75.61
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 513,998 1.12 51,864891.05
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 9,126 0.02 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 53,086 0.12 1,9662,600.20
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 399,252 0.87 505,686-21.05
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 199,730 0.43 54,525266.31
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,638,000 3.55 944,50373.42
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 398,828 0.87 0
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 12,384-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 64,292 0.14 23,351175.33
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 156,600 0.34 97,97259.84
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 70,193 0.15 59,64717.68
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 34,147 0.07 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 583,626 1.27 1,312,422-55.53
39 Plastics and articles thereof 79,311 0.17 196,335-59.60
40 Rubber and articles thereof 132,916 0.29 97,12336.85
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 801-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 917,485 1.99 1,709,560-46.33
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 359,455 0.78 240,46749.48
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 899 0.00 16,308-94.49
55 Man-made staple fibers 7,200 0.02 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 120 0.00 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 2,177-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 31,543-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 9,429 0.02 3,744151.84
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 178,434 0.39 142,20625.48
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 237 0.00 2283.95
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,568 0.00 4,585-65.80
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,106 0.00 350216.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,150 0.00 120858.33
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 65,612 0.14 130,047-49.55
69 Ceramic products 61,546 0.13 32,03292.14
70 Glass and glassware 593,528 1.29 515,19515.20
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 504 0.00 64,353-99.22
72 Iron and steel 8,745,256 18.97 2,410,013262.87
73 Articles of iron or steel 386,974 0.84 436,225-11.29
74 Copper and articles thereof 164,052 0.36 5,7962,730.43
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,365 0.01 498374.90
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,223 0.01 77,404-93.25
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,904-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8,004 0.02 202,381-96.05
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,673 0.00 5,753-70.92
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,611,626 3.50 559,803187.89
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 1,075,475 2.33 800,67934.32
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 458,846 1.00 1,241,308-63.04
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 573,887 1.25 155,089270.04
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 42 0.00 160-73.75
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 83 0.00 0
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 66,131 0.14 19,726235.25
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 24,278 0.05 5,627331.46
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 7,315 0.02 10,434-29.89
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 65,488 0.14 0
SS Classified 38,141 0.08 2 6001,366.96

Russia’s Imports from Qatar

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 60.38% of Russia’s total imports from Qatar (65.40% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 39.55% of Russia’s total imports from Qatar (32.70% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.01% of Russia’s total imports from Qatar (1.89% in 2018).

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

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $4,144,665.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Qatar 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) - a decrease of $1,787,366;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $1,305,216;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $682,428;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $404,335.
Russia’s imports from Qatar in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
01 Live animals 7,659 0.02 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,745 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 456 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 358 0.00 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 529 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,299 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,301 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 564 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 22,047,438 60.38 23,834,804-7.50
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 505,394 1.38 1,810,610-72.09
29 Organic chemicals 7,635,259 20.91 3,490,594118.74
30 Pharmaceutical products 387 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,121,062 3.07 1,525,397-26.51
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,180,412 14.19 5,091,4881.75
40 Rubber and articles thereof 235 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 364 0.00 922-60.52
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,404 0.01 2331,360.94
70 Glass and glassware 1,171 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 878 0.00 379131.66
74 Copper and articles thereof 253 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 47 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,814 0.01 686,242-99.44
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 463 0.00 3,765-87.70
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 207-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 555 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia