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Russian trade in goods with Tunisia in Q3 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 Tunisia in the third quarter of 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Tunisia

In the 3rd quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Tunisia was $76,121,176, down 43.18% ($57,839,487) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Tunisia in the 3rd quarter of 2020 were $45,013,540, down 52.68% ($50,107,563) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Tunisia in the 3rd quarter of 2020 were $31,107,636, down 19.91% ($7,731,924) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with Tunisia in the 3rd quarter of 2020 was $13,905,904, a 75.29% decrease ($42,375,639) over the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Tunisia was Russia’s 88th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (down from 78th in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0557% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0808% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Tunisia was Russia’s 81st largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (down from 77th in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0572% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0921% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Tunisia was Russia’s 78th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (up from 80th in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0537% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0621% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Tunisia

The major share of Russian exports to Tunisia in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 44.40% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (5.21% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 39.53% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (18.39% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.97% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (9.67% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.55% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (2.02% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.21% of Russia’s total exports to Tunisia (64.58% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Tunisia in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $9,039,576;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $5,303,876;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $1,320,647;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $611,475;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $446,482;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $254,173.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Tunisia in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd 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 $61,333,434;
  • 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 $3,878,695;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $745,038;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $452,593;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $399,158;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $239,827;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $206,859.
Russia’s exports to Tunisia in the 3rd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2020
over Q3 2019
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 124,830 0.28 0
10 Cereals 13,862,736 30.80 4,823,160187.42
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,303,876 11.78 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 611,475 1.36 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 83,181 0.18 135,912-38.80
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 95,910 0.21 61,429,344-99.84
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,125,944 9.17 8,004,639-48.46
29 Organic chemicals 379,085 0.84 585,944-35.30
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 21,546-100.00
31 Fertilizers 248,562 0.55 488,389-49.11
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 69,400 0.15 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,522 0.01 24,838-81.79
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 2,910-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 47,172 0.10 15,905196.59
39 Plastics and articles thereof 14,768 0.03 51,207-71.16
40 Rubber and articles thereof 48,804 0.11 8785,458.54
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 452,593-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,320,647 2.93 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 725,463 1.61 1,470,501-50.67
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 43,327-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 40,401 0.09 8,905353.69
72 Iron and steel 16,591,686 36.86 16,145,2042.77
73 Articles of iron or steel 208 0.00 1,165-82.15
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,190,643 2.65 936,47027.14
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 12,751 0.03 411,909-96.90
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 205 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 45 0.00 20125.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 83,826 0.19 16,161418.69
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 6,513 0.01 14,900-56.29
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 297 0.00 27,734-98.93
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 20,590 0.05 7,542173.00

Russia’s Imports from Tunisia

The major share of Russian imports from Tunisia in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 61.41% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (65.63% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 19.85% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (12.51% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.27% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (11.49% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.04% of Russia’s total imports from Tunisia (7.34% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Tunisia in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 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 $1,416,039;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $310,154;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $179,136.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Tunisia in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $4,134,627;
  • 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 $1,525,527;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $1,313,156;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $1,040,652;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $608,012;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $345,998;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $165,891;
  • 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 $138,013;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $109,251;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $108,224;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $105,887;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $98,656.
Russia’s imports from Tunisia in the 3rd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2020
over Q3 2019
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 319,482 1.03 485,373-34.18
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 19,047 0.06 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 9,097 0.03 107,753-91.56
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 857,746 2.76 1,465,758-41.48
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 1,985-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 474-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 802-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 42,682 0.14 388,680-89.02
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 314 0.00 1,349-76.72
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 17,642 0.06 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 522,104 1.68 211,950146.33
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 29,336 0.09 19,60649.63
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 61,210 0.20 167,097-63.37
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 13,502 0.04 10,17032.76
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,691,360 8.65 4,216,887-36.18
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 3,259-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 158,033 0.51 80,46796.39
39 Plastics and articles thereof 302,697 0.97 123,561144.98
40 Rubber and articles thereof 43,175 0.14 36,93416.90
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 326,728 1.05 464,741-29.70
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 1,212-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 14,898 0.05 4,085264.70
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 20,000 0.06 36,087-44.58
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9 0.00 441-97.96
54 Man-made filaments 108,891 0.35 16,422563.08
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 636 0.00 196224.49
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 1,417-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 494 0.00 872-43.35
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,059,301 13.05 5,099,953-20.41
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 11,544,375 37.11 12,857,531-10.21
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 33,402 0.11 31,0637.53
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,308,532 10.64 7,443,159-55.55
65 Headgear and parts thereof 47,342 0.15 39,71519.20
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 180 0.00 13632.35
69 Ceramic products 16,511 0.05 125,762-86.87
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 929-100.00
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 3,044-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 27,945 0.09 71,278-60.79
74 Copper and articles thereof 16 0.00 175-90.86
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 11,309 0.04 5,362110.91
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 9,122-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 584 0.00 88563.64
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,027,174 3.30 1,100,912-6.70
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 4,784,937 15.38 3,368,89842.03
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 166,162 0.53 274,386-39.44
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 196,945 0.63 115,74870.15
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 5,106 0.02 18,177-71.91
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,101 0.00 4,361-74.75
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 69,230 0.22 63,2849.40
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 193,377 0.62 286,067-32.40
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 55,024 0.18 72,832-24.45
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia