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

Russia’s Trade with Zimbabwe

In the 3rd quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Zimbabwe totaled $18,735,737, up 285.49% ($13,875,485) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Zimbabwe in the 3rd quarter of 2020 totaled $35,615, up 17.68% ($5,352) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Zimbabwe in the 3rd quarter of 2020 totaled $18,700,122, up 287.17% ($13,870,133) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade deficit with Zimbabwe in the 3rd quarter of 2020 was $18,664,507, a 288.87% increase ($13,864,781) over the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Zimbabwe was Russia’s 124th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (up from 150th in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0137% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0029% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Zimbabwe was Russia’s 179th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (up from 181st in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0000% of Russia’s total exports (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Zimbabwe was Russia’s 89th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (up from 110th in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0323% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0077% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Zimbabwe

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 35.65% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (17.27% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.00% of Russia’s total exports to Zimbabwe (82.73% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4,239;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3,324;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $3,060.

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

  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $25,036.
Russia’s exports to Zimbabwe in the 3rd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2020
over Q3 2019
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 25,036-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,239 11.90 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 860 2.41 954-9.85
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,597 21.33 4,27377.79
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,060 8.59 0
SS Classified 19,859 55.76 0

Russia’s Imports from Zimbabwe

The major share of Russian imports from Zimbabwe 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) - 100.00% of Russia’s total imports from Zimbabwe (99.22% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $13,294,069;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $609,660.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Zimbabwe 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
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 14,030 0.08 19,084-26.48
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 53,248 0.28 88,541-39.86
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 286,870 1.53 255,77812.16
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 963,053 5.15 353,393172.52
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5,618 0.03 1,962186.34
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 12,904 0.07 5562,220.86
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 11,899 0.06 15,576-23.61
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 17,351,674 92.79 4,057,605327.63
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 37,000-100.00
69 Ceramic products 800 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 26 0.00 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 0 0.00 494-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia