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Russian trade in goods with Nigeria 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 Nigeria in the first quarter of 2021: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Nigeria

In the 1st quarter of 2021, Russia’s trade with Nigeria totaled $104,873,279, up 22.81% ($19,477,289) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s exports to Nigeria in the 1st quarter of 2021 totaled $94,637,001, up 26.74% ($19,966,482) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s imports from Nigeria in the 1st quarter of 2021 were $10,236,278, down 4.56% ($489,193) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s trade surplus with Nigeria in the 1st quarter of 2021 was $84,400,723, a 31.99% increase ($20,455,675) over the 1st quarter of 2020.

Nigeria was Russia’s 86th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2021 (down from 83rd in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.0679% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0601% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Nigeria was Russia’s 76th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2021 (down from 74th in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.1026% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0839% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Nigeria was Russia’s 96th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2021 (down from 93rd in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.0164% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0202% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Russia’s Exports to Nigeria

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 65.04% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (8.00% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 15.96% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (32.05% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.60% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (18.45% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.51% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (20.09% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.63% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (2.36% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.17% of Russia’s total exports to Nigeria (6.78% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $43,746,184;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $11,484,318;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $603,315.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $9,415,592;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $8,831,084;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $4,945,011;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $2,281,440;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,077,666;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $456,478;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $390,342.
Russia’s exports to Nigeria in the 1st quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2021
over Q1 2020
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 11,663,968 12.32 179,6506,392.61
10 Cereals 49,534,934 52.34 5,788,750755.71
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 94,668 0.10 78121,269.23
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 261,456 0.28 6,0094,251.07
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 600-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 15,102,920 15.96 23,934,004-36.90
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 128,184 0.14 158,218-18.98
29 Organic chemicals 783,085 0.83 179,770335.60
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,940,000 2.05 1,687,80014.94
31 Fertilizers 7,821,141 8.26 10,102,581-22.58
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 991,157 1.05 1,447,635-31.53
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 14,261 0.02 13,1178.72
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 2 0.00 7,425-99.97
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 277-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 203,458 0.21 89,385127.62
39 Plastics and articles thereof 38,516 0.04 18,089112.92
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,650 0.01 70,882-92.03
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 50,068-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 121,788 0.13 163,118-25.34
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 472,706 0.50 1,550,372-69.51
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 12-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 74,699 0.08 0
72 Iron and steel 5,197,661 5.49 14,613,253-64.43
73 Articles of iron or steel 594 0.00 390,936-99.85
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 19,578 0.02 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 98,409 0.10 5,043,420-98.05
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 26,333 0.03 3,088752.75
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 33,180 0.04 13,622143.58
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 2,653 0.00 0
SS Classified 6,000 0.01 9 158 360-99.93

Russia’s Imports from Nigeria

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 98.13% of Russia’s total imports from Nigeria (96.16% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.40% of Russia’s total imports from Nigeria (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.43% of Russia’s total imports from Nigeria (3.80% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

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

  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $418,356;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $143,023.

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $752,224;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $289,642;
  • 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 $76,115.
Russia’s imports from Nigeria in the 1st quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2021
over Q1 2020
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,269 0.02 2,01012.89
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 125 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 5,837 0.06 8,835-33.93
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,877 0.06 758,101-99.22
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 154,270 1.51 135,07814.21
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,702 0.03 3,844-29.71
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 126,811 1.24 102,96923.15
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 32,183 0.31 5,086532.78
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 73 0.00 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 9,712,068 94.88 9,293,7124.50
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,408 0.01 82670.46
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,134 0.01 2,704-58.06
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 224 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 40-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 76,115-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,901 0.02 243682.30
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 161 0.00 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 42,033 0.41 331,675-87.33
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 4,172 0.04 4,233-1.44
74 Copper and articles thereof 143,023 1.40 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 7 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia