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

Russia’s Trade with Venezuela

In 2019, Russia’s trade with Venezuela was $67,072,163, down 21.35% ($18,206,290) from 2018.

Russia’s exports to Venezuela in 2019 were $66,200,019, down 21.25% ($17,863,051) from 2018.

Russia’s imports from Venezuela in 2019 were $872,144, down 28.24% ($343,239) from 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Venezuela in 2019 was $65,327,875, a 21.15% decrease ($17,519,812) over 2018.

Venezuela was Russia’s 130th largest trading partner in 2019 (down from 126th in 2018), accounting for 0.0101% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0124% in 2018).

Venezuela was Russia’s 111th largest export market in 2019 (down from 110th in 2018), accounting for 0.0157% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0187% in 2018).

Venezuela was Russia’s 153rd largest supplier in 2019 (down from 145th in 2018), accounting for 0.0004% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0005% in 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Venezuela

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 72.55% of Russia’s total exports to Venezuela (82.25% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 21.35% of Russia’s total exports to Venezuela (5.99% in 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.65% of Russia’s total exports to Venezuela (0.04% in 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.28% of Russia’s total exports to Venezuela (2.62% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.01% of Russia’s total exports to Venezuela (6.87% in 2018).

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

  • 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 $9,619,768;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $4,659,962;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1,718,249;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1,083,889.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $16,200,640;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $10,719,629;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $5,103,804;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $1,352,155;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $592,874;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $291,768.
Russia’s exports to Venezuela in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 4,659,962 7.04 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 124,473 0.19 0
10 Cereals 41,738,262 63.05 57,938,902-27.96
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 414,282 0.63 11,133,911-96.28
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,090,600 1.65 6,71116,150.93
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 58,633-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 14 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 847,145 1.28 2,199,300-61.48
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 161,799 0.24 0
29 Organic chemicals 24,550 0.04 19,54725.59
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 200-100.00
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 5,103,804-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 592 0.00 391,417.95
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 538 0.00 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 27,868-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 479-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 18,450 0.03 12,03953.25
39 Plastics and articles thereof 447,645 0.68 571,201-21.63
40 Rubber and articles thereof 18,284 0.03 38,309-52.27
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 1,320-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,752,306 2.65 34,0575,045.22
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 23-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 3,094 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 275 0.00 59366.10
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 616-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 170-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 481-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 383-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 1,270-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 168-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 114 0.00 582-80.41
70 Glass and glassware 336 0.00 139141.73
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 125,594-100.00
72 Iron and steel 31,234 0.05 12,389152.11
73 Articles of iron or steel 514,946 0.78 345,73448.94
74 Copper and articles thereof 106 0.00 8426.19
75 Nickel and articles thereof 169 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,054 0.00 1501,936.00
78 Lead and articles thereof 2 0.00 15-86.67
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,853 0.01 295,621-98.70
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 16,982 0.03 8,75094.08
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,791,487 5.73 3,661,7523.54
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 10,141,822 15.32 522,0541,842.68
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 10,162 0.02 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 67,194-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 187,969 0.28 780,843-75.93
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 23,208 0.04 1,0322,148.84
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 3,626-100.00
SS Classified 172,304 0.26 1 088 021-84.16

Russia’s Imports from Venezuela

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 90.78% of Russia’s total imports from Venezuela (87.52% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.45% of Russia’s total imports from Venezuela (1.40% in 2018).

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

  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $59,621;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $34,178;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3,699.

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

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $365,676;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - a decrease of $57,700;
  • 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) - a decrease of $11,768;
  • 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 $3,976.
Russia’s imports from Venezuela in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 509-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 34,178 3.92 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 414 0.05 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 227,755 26.11 168,13435.46
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 529,378 60.70 895,054-40.86
29 Organic chemicals 153 0.02 332-53.92
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 687-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,962 0.45 1,703132.65
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 68,900 7.90 126,600-45.58
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 47-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,570 0.29 4,353-40.96
74 Copper and articles thereof 875 0.10 63737.36
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 252-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,959 0.45 2601,422.69
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 0 0.00 3,976-100.00
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 0 0.00 11,768-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 1,071-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia