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Russian trade in goods with Nigeria 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 Nigeria in the first quarter of 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Nigeria

In the 1st quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Nigeria totaled $85,395,990, up 12.17% ($9,264,476) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Nigeria in the 1st quarter of 2020 totaled $74,670,519, up 5.06% ($3,598,194) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Nigeria in the 1st quarter of 2020 totaled $10,725,471, up 112.00% ($5,666,282) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with Nigeria in the 1st quarter of 2020 was $63,945,048, a 3.13% decrease ($2,068,088) over the 1st quarter of 2019.

Nigeria was Russia’s 83rd largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2020 (up from 85th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0601% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0484% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Nigeria was Russia’s 74th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2020 (up from 76th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0839% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0681% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Nigeria was Russia’s 93rd largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2020 (up from 104th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0202% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0095% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Nigeria

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 32.05% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (17.93% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 20.09% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (12.95% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 18.45% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (10.71% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.00% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (52.75% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.78% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (0.31% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.36% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (4.83% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Nigeria in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 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 $11,189,341;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $8,483,960;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $5,410,018;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4,858,044;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $432,071;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $388,277.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $27,338,411;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $4,135,215;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $1,976,084;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,468,341;
  • 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 $930,145.
Russia’s exports to Nigeria in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 179,650 0.24 4,314,865-95.84
10 Cereals 5,788,750 7.75 33,127,161-82.53
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 78 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,009 0.01 51,516-88.34
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 600 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 1,211-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 23,934,004 32.05 12,744,66387.80
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 158,218 0.21 1,088,363-85.46
29 Organic chemicals 179,770 0.24 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,687,800 2.26 3,663,884-53.93
31 Fertilizers 10,102,581 13.53 1,618,621524.15
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,447,635 1.94 1,015,56442.54
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 13,117 0.02 5,769127.37
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 7,425 0.01 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 277 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 89,385 0.12 222,178-59.77
39 Plastics and articles thereof 18,089 0.02 8512,025.62
40 Rubber and articles thereof 70,882 0.09 32221,406.25
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 50,068 0.07 156,541-68.02
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 163,118 0.22 256,896-36.50
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,550,372 2.08 3,018,713-48.64
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 12 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 14,613,253 19.57 9,203,23558.78
73 Articles of iron or steel 390,936 0.52 2,65914,602.37
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 90-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,043,420 6.75 185,3762,620.64
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 3,088 0.00 31,037-90.05
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 13,622 0.02 1,1001,138.36
SS Classified 9,158,360 12.27 362 0002,429.93

Russia’s Imports from Nigeria

The major share of Russian imports from Nigeria 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) - 96.16% of Russia’s total imports from Nigeria (96.61% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.80% of Russia’s total imports from Nigeria (3.38% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

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

  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $4,584,830;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $757,596;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $161,059;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $100,282;
  • 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 $76,115.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Nigeria 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
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,010 0.02 5,535-63.69
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 8,835 0.08 4,356102.82
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 758,101 7.07 505150,019.01
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 135,078 1.26 34,796288.20
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,844 0.04 2391,508.37
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 102,969 0.96 130,076-20.84
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,086 0.05 3,23657.17
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 9,293,712 86.65 4,708,88297.37
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 826 0.01 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,704 0.03 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 40 0.00 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 76,115 0.71 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 243 0.00 15655.77
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 0.00 338-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 331,675 3.09 170,61694.40
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 4,233 0.04 405945.19
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 49-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia