Russian foreign trade
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Russian trade with Qatar in 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 Qatar in 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Qatar

In 2020, Russia’s trade with Qatar totaled $100,616,522, up 21.80% ($18,010,925) from 2019.

Russia’s exports to Qatar in 2020 totaled $63,956,447, up 38.76% ($17,865,897) from 2019.

Russia’s imports from Qatar in 2020 totaled $36,660,075, up 0.40% ($145,028) from 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with Qatar in 2020 was $27,296,372, a 185.06% increase ($17,720,869) over 2019.

Qatar was Russia’s 118th largest trading partner in 2020 (up from 123rd in 2019), accounting for 0.0177% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0124% in 2019).

Qatar was Russia’s 115th largest export market in 2020 (up from 119th in 2019), accounting for 0.0190% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0109% in 2019).

Qatar was Russia’s 100th largest supplier in 2020 (down from 99th in 2019), accounting for 0.0158% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0150% in 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Qatar

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 42.67% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (20.21% in 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 37.16% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (59.66% in 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.70% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (8.07% in 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.83% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (2.77% in 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.72% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (3.55% in 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.11% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (3.30% in 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Qatar in 2020 over 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $17,915,578;
  • 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 $2,248,780;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $1,785,898;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $691,230;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $579,960;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $486,345;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $236,275;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $198,168.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Qatar in 2020 over 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $4,203,376;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $585,350;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $559,453;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $403,036;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $395,254;
  • 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 $388,188.
Russia’s exports to Qatar in 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2020
over 2019
01 Live animals 111,049 0.17 117,660-5.62
02 Meat and edible meat offal 178,264 0.28 737,717-75.84
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 151,805 0.24 554,841-72.64
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 8,420-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 138,164 0.22 97,02242.40
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,831,388 4.43 3,416,738-17.13
10 Cereals 17,171,362 26.85 21,374,738-19.67
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5,852 0.01 6,694-12.58
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 58,026 0.09 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,235 0.01 10,483-59.60
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,299,896 3.60 513,998347.45
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 26,685 0.04 9,126192.41
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,371 0.01 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9,769 0.02 53,086-81.60
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 338,766 0.53 399,252-15.15
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 436,005 0.68 199,730118.30
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,739,163 2.72 1,638,0006.18
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 10,640 0.02 398,828-97.33
30 Pharmaceutical products 41,920 0.07 64,292-34.80
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 142,000 0.22 156,600-9.32
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 89,102 0.14 70,19326.94
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 651 0.00 34,147-98.09
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 502 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 687,436 1.07 583,62617.79
39 Plastics and articles thereof 88,016 0.14 79,31110.98
40 Rubber and articles thereof 287,066 0.45 132,916115.98
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,972 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,497,445 2.34 917,48563.21
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 308,069 0.48 359,455-14.30
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,103 0.01 899356.40
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 20 0.00 0
52 Cotton 63 0.00 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 7,200-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 70 0.00 120-41.67
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 115 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 9,429-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 376,602 0.59 178,434111.06
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 75 0.00 237-68.35
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 7,001 0.01 1,568346.49
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 1,106-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 1,150-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2,120 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 43,476 0.07 65,612-33.74
69 Ceramic products 204,282 0.32 61,546231.92
70 Glass and glassware 1,079,873 1.69 593,52881.94
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 20 0.00 504-96.03
72 Iron and steel 26,660,834 41.69 8,745,256204.86
73 Articles of iron or steel 529,253 0.83 386,97436.77
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,067 0.01 164,052-97.52
75 Nickel and articles thereof 10,021 0.02 2,365323.72
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,981 0.00 5,223-42.93
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 85,121 0.13 8,004963.48
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 79 0.00 1,673-95.28
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,302,856 3.60 1,611,62642.89
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 3,324,255 5.20 1,075,475209.10
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 23,844 0.04 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 63,592 0.10 458,846-86.14
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 490,586 0.77 573,887-14.52
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 42-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3,446 0.01 834,051.81
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 23,204 0.04 66,131-64.91
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 19,752 0.03 24,278-18.64
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 32,317 0.05 7,315341.79
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,800 0.00 65,488-97.25
SS Classified 0 0.00 38 141-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Qatar

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 66.72% of Russia’s total imports from Qatar (60.38% in 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 33.15% of Russia’s total imports from Qatar (39.55% in 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Qatar in 2020 over 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 $2,412,622;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,566,037.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Qatar in 2020 over 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2,625,302;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $1,095,762;
  • 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 $136,179.
Russia’s imports from Qatar in 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2020
over 2019
01 Live animals 0 0.00 7,659-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 1,745-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 456-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 358-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 529-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 1,299-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 1,301-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 564-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 24,460,060 66.72 22,047,43810.94
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 369,215 1.01 505,394-26.95
29 Organic chemicals 9,201,296 25.10 7,635,25920.51
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 387-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 25,300 0.07 1,121,062-97.74
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,555,110 6.97 5,180,412-50.68
40 Rubber and articles thereof 344 0.00 23546.38
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 725 0.00 36499.18
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 19 0.00 3,404-99.44
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 12,008 0.03 0
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 1,171-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,177 0.01 878261.85
74 Copper and articles thereof 16,068 0.04 2536,250.99
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 47-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,824 0.02 3,81478.92
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 9,088 0.02 4631,862.85
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 481 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 360 0.00 555-35.14
Russian foreign trade statistics
Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia