Russian foreign trade
reports and reviews

Russian trade in goods with Bulgaria in Q2 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 Bulgaria in the second quarter of 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Bulgaria

In the 2nd quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Bulgaria was $491,140,886, down 31.11% ($221,819,149) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Bulgaria in the 2nd quarter of 2020 were $362,056,023, down 37.45% ($216,797,047) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Bulgaria in the 2nd quarter of 2020 were $129,084,863, down 3.74% ($5,022,102) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with Bulgaria in the 2nd quarter of 2020 was $232,971,160, a 47.62% decrease ($211,774,945) over the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Bulgaria was Russia’s 43rd largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (down from 39th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.4026% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.4454% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Bulgaria was Russia’s 42nd largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (down from 37th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.5178% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.5745% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Bulgaria was Russia’s 50th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (up from 52nd in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.2478% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.2261% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Bulgaria

The major share of Russian exports to Bulgaria in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 45.17% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (7.45% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 30.69% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (78.65% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.08% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (2.70% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.16% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (8.15% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.58% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (0.22% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Bulgaria in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $139,947,447;
  • 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 $31,046,377;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $12,200,000;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $4,554,149;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - an increase of $3,596,313;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,618,048;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,360,420.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Bulgaria in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd 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) - a decrease of $344,123,281;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $34,997,503;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $9,326,584;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $5,196,680;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $4,828,785;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $3,420,900;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,606,318.
Russia’s exports to Bulgaria in the 2nd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2020
over Q2 2019
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 82,173-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 143,951 0.04 50,083187.42
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 9,701 0.00 7,77924.71
10 Cereals 0 0.00 1,685-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 12,042 0.00 28,512-57.77
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,594,853 1.27 40,70411,188.46
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 14,812 0.00 12,79015.81
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6,518 0.00 9,019-27.73
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 10,773 0.00 10,923-1.37
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 40,016 0.01 60,655-34.03
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 67,472 0.02 78,303-13.83
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 102,296 0.03 65,62955.87
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 227,050 0.06 246,502-7.89
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 506,490 0.14 602,415-15.92
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 489 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 7,300 0.00 19,196-61.97
26 Ores, slag and ash 21 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 111,119,442 30.69 455,242,723-75.59
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 37,046,405 10.23 6,000,028517.44
29 Organic chemicals 1,825,203 0.50 207,155781.08
30 Pharmaceutical products 61,133 0.02 62,801-2.66
31 Fertilizers 1,747,304 0.48 975,77079.07
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 98,587 0.03 72,16436.62
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 306,326 0.08 89,409242.61
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 12,711 0.00 2,875342.12
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 9,070 0.00 10,710-15.31
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 20,093 0.01 21,192-5.19
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 2,414-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 295,232 0.08 184,82559.74
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,941,202 1.09 2,580,78252.71
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,976,142 0.55 5,397,042-63.38
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 466 0.00 49,942-99.07
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,065,225 0.57 2,161,110-4.44
45 Cork and articles of cork 1,704 0.00 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 112 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,247,262 0.34 1,826,794-31.72
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 156,358 0.04 8,6761,702.19
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 795-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 300-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 57,606 0.02 136,353-57.75
55 Man-made staple fibers 47,552 0.01 48,565-2.09
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 34,759 0.01 90,434-61.56
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 22-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 9,725 0.00 2483,821.37
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 9,967 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 16,331 0.00 6,257161.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 10,133 0.00 15,528-34.74
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,766 0.00 13,600-87.01
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 96,156-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 153-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 19-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 68-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,636,286 0.45 1,989,489-17.75
69 Ceramic products 194,421 0.05 50,875282.15
70 Glass and glassware 1,016,288 0.28 1,986,290-48.83
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 18,261 0.01 33,985-46.27
72 Iron and steel 3,889,460 1.07 8,718,245-55.39
73 Articles of iron or steel 142,645,963 39.40 2,698,5165,186.09
74 Copper and articles thereof 100,038 0.03 9,426,622-98.94
75 Nickel and articles thereof 341 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 16,760,005 4.63 21,956,685-23.67
78 Lead and articles thereof 891 0.00 712,628.57
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 30,747 0.01 82,887-62.90
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 62,988 0.02 90,331-30.27
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 37,957 0.01 142,180-73.30
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,118,013 1.69 41,115,516-85.12
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 2,151,725 0.59 3,014,935-28.63
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 694,075 0.19 713,217-2.68
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 168,444 0.05 1,774,762-90.51
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 12,200,000 3.37 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 979,667 0.27 539,60581.55
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 60,894 0.02 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 3,772,624 1.04 176,3112,039.76
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 12,695 0.00 19,573-35.14
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 25,121 0.01 18,86133.19
SS Classified 1,617,519 0.45 7 682 900-78.95

Russia’s Imports from Bulgaria

The major share of Russian imports from Bulgaria in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 41.05% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (31.67% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 40.49% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (39.88% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.89% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (10.63% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.30% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (3.67% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.93% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (8.15% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.66% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (1.11% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Bulgaria in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $12,327,769;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $12,237,170;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1,243,776;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $554,167;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $405,882.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Bulgaria in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $10,128,339;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $4,496,063;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $2,799,295;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $2,368,451;
  • 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 $1,746,324;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,537,787;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $1,206,765;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $1,095,705;
  • 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 $953,890;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $678,058;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $661,512;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $614,025;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $593,262;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $575,616;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $445,442;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $429,702.
Russia’s imports from Bulgaria in the 2nd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2020
over Q2 2019
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,448,988 1.12 1,172,41523.59
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,830 0.00 15,707-75.62
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 367,750 0.28 70,913418.59
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 18,632 0.01 153,242-87.84
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 28,305 0.02 30,832-8.20
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 172,331 0.13 252,260-31.69
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,141,530 0.88 1,717,146-33.52
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 467,290 0.36 586,601-20.34
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,054,534 0.82 1,209,020-12.78
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 506,584 0.39 851,089-40.48
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 447,326 0.35 877,028-49.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,596,911 1.24 1,191,02934.08
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,638,131 1.27 6,134,194-73.30
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 256,934 0.20 303,065-15.22
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 29,402 0.02 105,042-72.01
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 15,864 0.01 1,452992.56
29 Organic chemicals 560,415 0.43 281,32199.21
30 Pharmaceutical products 43,517,341 33.71 31,189,57239.53
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 363,053 0.28 306,61518.41
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,609,962 2.02 2,055,79526.96
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 219,165 0.17 42,664413.70
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,186,353 0.92 1,425,396-16.77
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 8,069 0.01 2,793188.90
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,276,530 0.99 1,954,588-34.69
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,531,565 1.19 3,069,352-50.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,701,705 1.32 2,147,147-20.75
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 111,472 0.09 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 313,148 0.24 927,173-66.23
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 547 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 11,251 0.01 15,297-26.45
45 Cork and articles of cork 95 0.00 1,965-95.17
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 801,097 0.62 1,462,609-45.23
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 39,571 0.03 10,374281.44
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 332,321 0.26 690,447-51.87
52 Cotton 8,822 0.01 22,618-61.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 805 0.00 3,171-74.61
54 Man-made filaments 78,437 0.06 85,808-8.59
55 Man-made staple fibers 431,377 0.33 628,627-31.38
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 873,218 0.68 780,87911.83
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 47 0.00 130-63.85
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 62,348 0.05 67,042-7.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 37,493 0.03 23,28861.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,230,934 0.95 3,599,385-65.80
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,730,596 1.34 4,529,891-61.80
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 112,154 0.09 110,2401.74
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 95,169 0.07 285,671-66.69
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5,122 0.00 9,116-43.81
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 80,105 0.06 92,773-13.65
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 40,835 0.03 39,4183.59
69 Ceramic products 495,895 0.38 451,9579.72
70 Glass and glassware 261,450 0.20 339,371-22.96
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 41-100.00
72 Iron and steel 2,300,681 1.78 1,056,905117.68
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,054,610 0.82 1,282,518-17.77
74 Copper and articles thereof 221,483 0.17 257,643-14.03
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 416,015 0.32 328,80226.52
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 37,783 0.03 38,461-1.76
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 247,414 0.19 300,800-17.75
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,275,712 0.99 1,657,579-23.04
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 24,883,681 19.28 35,012,020-28.93
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 11,029,648 8.54 12,775,972-13.67
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 65,382 0.05 1,019,272-93.59
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,152,765 0.89 1,746,027-33.98
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 12,237,170 9.48 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,902,868 2.25 2,933,154-1.03
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 23,973 0.02 36,929-35.08
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,841 0.00 53,649-96.57
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 752,831 0.58 1,848,536-59.27
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,042,415 0.81 2,249,180-53.65
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 115,782 0.09 163,531-29.20
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 22,418-100.00
Share the publication on:
Russian foreign trade statistics
Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia