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Russian trade in goods with Bulgaria in Q1 2021

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 first quarter of 2021: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Bulgaria

In the 1st quarter of 2021, Russia’s trade with Bulgaria was $569,969,165, down 31.94% ($267,444,240) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s exports to Bulgaria in the 1st quarter of 2021 were $450,373,163, down 37.73% ($272,924,082) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s imports from Bulgaria in the 1st quarter of 2021 totaled $119,596,002, up 4.80% ($5,479,842) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s trade surplus with Bulgaria in the 1st quarter of 2021 was $330,777,161, a 45.70% decrease ($278,403,924) over the 1st quarter of 2020.

Bulgaria was Russia’s 43rd largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2021 (down from 34th in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.3688% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.5891% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Bulgaria was Russia’s 37th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2021 (down from 27th in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.4882% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.8129% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Bulgaria was Russia’s 54th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2021 (up from 57th in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.1920% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.2147% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Russia’s Exports to Bulgaria

The major share of Russian exports to Bulgaria in the 1st quarter of 2021 (and in the 1st quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 83.29% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (64.17% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.97% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (11.56% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.85% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (3.16% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.76% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (13.73% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.65% of Russia’s total exports to Bulgaria (6.32% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Bulgaria in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $6,116,008;
  • 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 $2,962,348;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1,794,063.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Bulgaria in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 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 $89,082,968;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $71,292,078;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $58,828,969;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $43,850,513;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $14,486,709;
  • 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 $5,111,360;
  • 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 $4,237,329.
Russia’s exports to Bulgaria in the 1st quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2021
over Q1 2020
01 Live animals 15,227 0.00 3,342355.63
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 80,755-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 92,384 0.02 241,145-61.69
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 65,225 0.01 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 94,753 0.02 8,1661,060.34
10 Cereals 285,061 0.06 41,595585.33
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 45,387 0.01 36,68823.71
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 397,305 0.09 44,247,818-99.10
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 10,506 0.00 8,03230.80
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 14,345 0.00 7,77584.50
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 43,308 0.01 8,383416.62
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 132,834 0.03 50,366163.74
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 237,491 0.05 86,362174.99
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 156,602 0.03 99,37457.59
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 483,374 0.11 267,06680.99
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 840,831 0.19 560,66249.97
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 8,063 0.00 7,5456.87
26 Ores, slag and ash 98,417 0.02 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 375,014,252 83.27 464,097,220-19.19
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,064,539 0.90 8,301,868-51.04
29 Organic chemicals 903,994 0.20 1,074,581-15.87
30 Pharmaceutical products 11,548 0.00 40,718-71.64
31 Fertilizers 12,115,666 2.69 5,999,658101.94
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 84,549 0.02 86,084-1.78
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 370,832 0.08 182,371103.34
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 3,400 0.00 21,022-83.83
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,645 0.00 97,818-97.30
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 860,602 0.19 51,2271,579.98
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 367,003 0.08 394,860-7.05
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,820,525 0.63 2,938,578-4.02
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,719,550 1.05 3,646,50529.43
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,557 0.00 509402.36
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,089,521 0.46 2,173,132-3.85
45 Cork and articles of cork 1,223 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,536,045 0.34 1,423,1187.94
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 19,038 0.00 9,66696.96
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 434,453 0.10 537,837-19.22
52 Cotton 0 0.00 1,840-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 169,659 0.04 17,592864.41
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 63,674-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 108,103 0.02 12,988732.33
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 102 0.00 236-56.78
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 19,662 0.00 9,273112.03
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 23,196 0.01 18,27826.91
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 18,221 0.00 22,073-17.45
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,630 0.00 2,953-44.80
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 33,958 0.01 59,315-42.75
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 14 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,087,971 0.46 1,625,40628.46
69 Ceramic products 166,027 0.04 212,978-22.04
70 Glass and glassware 481,453 0.11 659,367-26.98
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8,117 0.00 38,892-79.13
72 Iron and steel 5,253,860 1.17 3,459,79751.85
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,801,962 0.40 60,630,931-97.03
74 Copper and articles thereof 11,657 0.00 15,138-23.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 18,941,179 4.21 18,562,7342.04
78 Lead and articles thereof 682,620 0.15 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 8,070 0.00 19,965-59.58
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 67,062 0.01 807,589-91.70
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 132,514 0.03 124,0306.84
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,517,339 0.78 74,809,417-95.30
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 1,437,019 0.32 1,109,84329.48
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 1,634,082 0.36 6,745,442-75.78
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 271,599 0.06 714,582-61.99
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 14,486,709-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,056,434 0.23 1,426,741-25.95
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 189,957 0.04 54,325249.67
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 3,634,155 0.81 671,807440.95
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 24,708 0.01 1,4651,586.55
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 61,778 0.01 7,719700.34
SS Classified 86,000 0.02 72 30018.95

Russia’s Imports from Bulgaria

The major share of Russian imports from Bulgaria in the 1st quarter of 2021 (and in the 1st quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 38.07% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (40.43% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 33.10% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (23.15% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.29% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (13.30% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 10.12% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (11.80% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.72% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (3.60% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.05% of Russia’s total imports from Bulgaria (0.79% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Bulgaria in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $14,908,650;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,996,668;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $820,913;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $749,997;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $643,583;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $609,730;
  • 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 $397,065.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Bulgaria in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 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) - a decrease of $2,899,732;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $2,638,157;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $2,511,119;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $1,705,357;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $1,179,285;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $936,747;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $860,559;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $690,796;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $495,802;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $372,502.
Russia’s imports from Bulgaria in the 1st quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2021
over Q1 2020
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 2,638,157-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 41,083 0.03 33,82221.47
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,066,695 0.89 245,782334.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 16,359 0.01 7,249125.67
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 59,028 0.05 41,89540.90
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 189,204 0.16 234,161-19.20
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,229,984 1.86 3,409,269-34.59
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 974,400 0.81 364,670167.20
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 836,839 0.70 1,209,341-30.80
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,146,144 1.79 1,396,14753.72
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 499,775 0.42 512,340-2.45
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,395,515 2.00 2,298,6144.22
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,851,969 1.55 2,788,716-33.59
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 401,232 0.34 407,692-1.58
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 132,429 0.11 112,58617.62
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 109 0.00 83,517-99.87
29 Organic chemicals 230,566 0.19 484,469-52.41
30 Pharmaceutical products 30,355,613 25.38 15,446,96396.52
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 32-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 247,408 0.21 307,234-19.47
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,939,919 1.62 2,435,721-20.36
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 53,200 0.04 99,035-46.28
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 400,479 0.33 1,091,275-63.30
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 2,729 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,942,351 2.46 2,298,76828.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,937,269 1.62 2,797,828-30.76
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,475,160 1.23 1,375,3587.26
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 123,415-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 790,855 0.66 720,2399.80
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 22 0.00 4450.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 52,642 0.04 4,3381,113.51
45 Cork and articles of cork 202 0.00 36,633.33
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,180,339 0.99 850,89738.72
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 20,562 0.02 50,769-59.50
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 32,302 0.03 295,621-89.07
52 Cotton 38,348 0.03 29,21931.24
54 Man-made filaments 71,836 0.06 52,52836.76
55 Man-made staple fibers 270,365 0.23 300,128-9.92
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 759,830 0.64 529,24143.57
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 55 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 50 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 39,720 0.03 44,180-10.10
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 21,893 0.02 25,898-15.46
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,077,469 4.25 4,884,0473.96
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,945,618 4.14 6,650,975-25.64
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 366,118 0.31 247,50647.92
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 312,814 0.26 334,303-6.43
65 Headgear and parts thereof 70,588 0.06 23,649198.48
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 97,224 0.08 42,889126.69
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 101,835 0.09 33,875200.62
69 Ceramic products 606,241 0.51 904,765-32.99
70 Glass and glassware 367,996 0.31 411,483-10.57
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 139-100.00
72 Iron and steel 425,842 0.36 494,232-13.84
73 Articles of iron or steel 885,071 0.74 1,124,014-21.26
74 Copper and articles thereof 163,788 0.14 200,501-18.31
75 Nickel and articles thereof 147 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 94,485 0.08 337,239-71.98
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 15,091 0.01 77,728-80.58
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 315,860 0.26 308,9772.23
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,350,666 1.13 1,560,636-13.45
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 28,853,345 24.13 26,856,6777.43
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 13,909,064 11.63 16,808,796-17.25
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 49,727 0.04 34,34944.77
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,240,745 1.04 963,58228.76
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,480,482 1.24 1,468,5770.81
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 14,644 0.01 23,853-38.61
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 66,943 0.06 55,15821.37
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 1,597,411 1.34 1,200,34633.08
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,337,869 1.12 3,848,988-65.24
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 56,234 0.05 65,546-14.21
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 35,584 0.03 0
SS Classified 52,621 0.04 6 209747.50
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia