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Russian trade in goods with Brazil in Q1 2020

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Brazil in the first quarter of 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Brazil

In the 1st quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Brazil was $770,258,849, down 14.13% ($126,738,703) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2020 were $292,816,234, down 32.57% ($141,432,216) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2020 totaled $477,442,615, up 3.18% ($14,693,513) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade deficit with Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2020 was $184,626,381, a 547.80% increase ($156,125,729) over the 1st quarter of 2019.

Brazil was Russia’s 37th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2020 (down from 36th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.5419% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.5698% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Brazil was Russia’s 47th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2020 (down from 41st in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.3291% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.4160% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Brazil was Russia’s 23rd largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2020 (up from 26th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.8982% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.8724% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Brazil

The major share of Russian exports to Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2020 (and in the 1st quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 72.10% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (79.77% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 17.43% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (15.50% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.05% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (1.54% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.83% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (2.41% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.59% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (0.09% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $3,979,400;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2,741,447;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $2,162,762;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $2,049,958;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,801,005;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1,680,704;
  • 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 $1,505,562.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $128,106,357;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $13,429,583;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $10,508,420;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $2,833,661;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $1,408,120.
Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
02 Meat and edible meat offal 123,979 0.04 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 63,029-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 43,909 0.01 2,0921,998.90
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4,049,540 1.38 70,1405,673.51
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 387,642 0.13 141,912173.16
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 44,966 0.02 119,531-62.38
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 479,409 0.16 13,908,992-96.55
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 50,547,754 17.26 53,381,415-5.31
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,522,042 1.54 4,580,786-1.28
29 Organic chemicals 5,106,841 1.74 3,305,83654.48
31 Fertilizers 189,295,185 64.65 317,401,542-40.36
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,290,600 0.78 240,642851.87
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 177,940-100.00
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 36,735 0.01 160,362-77.09
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 742,948 0.25 1,052,967-29.44
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,172,179 0.40 1,018,47415.09
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7,947,559 2.71 18,455,979-56.94
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 30-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 333,233 0.11 273,45221.86
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 978,307 0.33 1,410,678-30.65
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 940,367 0.32 513,15583.25
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 1,666-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 69,474 0.02 53,14930.72
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 21 0.00 82-74.39
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1 0.00 100-99.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,405 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 136,269 0.05 110,57523.24
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 621 0.00 3,927-84.19
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 63,078 0.02 161,512-60.95
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 17,418-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 77,946 0.03 90,161-13.55
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 29,600 0.01 3,895659.95
72 Iron and steel 4,967,139 1.70 2,804,37777.12
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,140,269 1.41 1,398,822195.98
74 Copper and articles thereof 624 0.00 1,343-53.54
75 Nickel and articles thereof 7,651 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,242,566 0.77 561,862299.13
78 Lead and articles thereof 83 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 457,111 0.16 1,865,231-75.49
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 929-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 30,207 0.01 70,631-57.23
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 583,197 0.20 378,13854.23
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 8,562,094 2.92 7,056,53221.34
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,870,617 0.64 2,549,494-26.63
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 189,520 0.06 472,173-59.86
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 761 0.00 816-6.74
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 0 0.00 4,475-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 315 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 112-100.00
SS Classified 339,470 0.12 362 076-6.24

Russia’s Imports from Brazil

The major share of Russian imports from Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2020 (and in the 1st quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 70.11% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (67.66% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.16% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (9.27% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.21% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (12.91% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.41% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (5.91% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.35% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (1.78% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.92% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (1.47% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $37,201,397;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $8,306,838;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $7,782,910;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $1,604,593.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $23,311,206;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $18,793,239;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $8,378,883;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $3,400,610;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $2,985,142;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $2,714,138;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $2,497,025;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $1,786,740;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $1,729,561.
Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
02 Meat and edible meat offal 88,521,980 18.54 107,315,219-17.51
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,489,377 0.31 1,147,64429.78
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,207,464 0.25 2,605,931-53.66
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 15 0.00 93-83.87
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 51,739-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,309,321 1.11 3,704,72843.31
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 35,337,373 7.40 27,554,46328.25
10 Cereals 0 0.00 19,880-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 8,271-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 122,604,695 25.68 85,403,29843.56
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4,556 0.00 6,240-26.99
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 1,676 0.00 1,6114.03
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 490,548 0.10 450,3778.92
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 457,108 0.10 211,537116.09
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 22,167 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 13,347,411 2.80 15,134,151-11.81
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 19,639,703 4.11 22,136,728-11.28
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 23,929 0.01 78,985-69.70
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,887,173 0.40 1,476,01927.86
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 44,394,905 9.30 45,774,505-3.01
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,031,135 0.22 913,92812.82
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 845,286-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 22,696,817 4.75 46,008,023-50.67
29 Organic chemicals 5,294,438 1.11 4,988,7556.13
30 Pharmaceutical products 753,404 0.16 654,64315.09
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 205,490 0.04 113,92780.37
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 399,989 0.08 430,681-7.13
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 95,496 0.02 53,05979.98
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,043,115 0.64 2,613,55116.44
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 16,295 0.00 10,37557.06
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,709,788 0.57 1,423,73090.33
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,203,903 0.67 2,644,46421.16
40 Rubber and articles thereof 792,433 0.17 814,738-2.74
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 115,801 0.02 360,345-67.86
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 13,743 0.00 15,776-12.89
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 10,807-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 112,337 0.02 224,981-50.07
45 Cork and articles of cork 7 0.00 91-92.31
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 16,377-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,198,425 0.67 5,912,563-45.90
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,077,550 0.23 641,06968.09
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,411 0.00 1,3296.17
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 162,560 0.03 69,583133.62
54 Man-made filaments 126,218 0.03 48,290161.38
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 27,297 0.01 12227,375.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 23,424 0.00 28,685-18.34
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 44,443 0.01 91,053-51.19
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 102,159 0.02 189,293-46.03
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 21,458 0.00 53,094-59.58
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 10,002 0.00 74,304-86.54
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5,931,512 1.24 7,661,073-22.58
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,052,204 0.22 2,111,583-50.17
69 Ceramic products 35,135 0.01 114,871-69.41
70 Glass and glassware 113,358 0.02 209,479-45.89
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 81,896 0.02 81,023,600.00
72 Iron and steel 12,212,068 2.56 15,197,210-19.64
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,277,810 0.27 1,139,74012.11
74 Copper and articles thereof 985,359 0.21 9,364,242-89.48
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 27,816 0.01 32,371-14.07
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,921 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,016 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,764,104 0.37 1,544,43814.22
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 22,031 0.00 68,908-68.03
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 38,996,465 8.17 30,689,62727.07
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 4,280,302 0.90 3,205,50633.53
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,307,837 0.90 7,708,447-44.12
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 943,819 0.20 1,312,160-28.07
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 9-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 364-100.00
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 17,619 0.00 42,902-58.93
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 13,993 0.00 8,63462.07
SS Classified 25,355,811 5.31 3 299768,490.82
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia