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

Russia’s Trade with Tanzania

In the 2nd quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Tanzania totaled $43,294,948, up 74.54% ($18,489,696) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Tanzania in the 2nd quarter of 2020 totaled $28,255,626, up 298.99% ($21,173,880) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Tanzania in the 2nd quarter of 2020 were $15,039,322, down 15.14% ($2,684,184) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade balance with Tanzania went from a deficit of $10,641,760 in the 2nd quarter of 2019, to a surplus of $13,216,304 in the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Tanzania was Russia’s 99th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (up from 114th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0355% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0155% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Tanzania was Russia’s 91st largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (up from 127th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0404% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0070% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Tanzania was Russia’s 89th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0289% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0299% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Tanzania

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 82.61% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (6.74% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.48% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (56.95% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.93% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.87% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (6.55% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.99% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (29.48% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $22,976,934;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1,648,376;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $587,836;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $346,428;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $256,969.

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $2,571,341;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,495,118;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $370,138;
  • 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 $228,282.
Russia’s exports to Tanzania in the 2nd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2020
over Q2 2019
10 Cereals 22,976,934 81.32 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 364,283 1.29 107,314239.46
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 370,138-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 810,177 2.87 463,74974.70
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 108,432 0.38 336,714-67.80
29 Organic chemicals 603,556 2.14 15,7203,739.41
31 Fertilizers 1,109,322 3.93 3,680,663-69.86
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 421 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9,313 0.03 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 13-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 29,325-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 563,155 1.99 2,058,273-72.64
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 273 0.00 2,468-88.94
73 Articles of iron or steel 26,557 0.09 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,648,376 5.83 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,875 0.01 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 18,222 0.06 0
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 10,178 0.04 17,059-40.34
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,552 0.02 2351,837.02
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 75-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Tanzania

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 100.00% of Russia’s total imports from Tanzania (100.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $707,202;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $298,972;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $277,480;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $78,975.

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $3,976,348;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $63,880.
Russia’s imports from Tanzania in the 2nd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2020
over Q2 2019
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 3,118 0.02 8,345-62.64
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 277,480 1.85 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 100,217 0.67 164,097-38.93
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,371,996 15.77 1,664,79442.48
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,820,771 12.11 1,521,79919.65
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 503-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 78,975 0.53 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 10,386,737 69.06 14,363,085-27.68
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 883-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 28 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia