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

Russia’s Trade with Qatar

In the 1st quarter of 2021, Russia’s trade with Qatar was $14,998,407, down 48.26% ($13,991,855) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s exports to Qatar in the 1st quarter of 2021 were $5,344,869, down 70.90% ($13,021,661) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s imports from Qatar in the 1st quarter of 2021 were $9,653,538, down 9.13% ($970,194) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s trade balance with Qatar went from a surplus of $7,742,798 in the 1st quarter of 2020, to a deficit of $4,308,669 in the 1st quarter of 2021.

Qatar was Russia’s 127th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2021 (down from 108th in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.0097% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0204% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Qatar was Russia’s 130th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2021 (down from 101st in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.0058% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0206% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Qatar was Russia’s 99th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2021 (down from 94th in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.0155% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0200% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Russia’s Exports to Qatar

The major share of Russian exports to Qatar 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) - 33.17% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (11.80% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 25.87% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (2.21% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.27% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (73.65% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.94% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (2.14% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.56% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (3.43% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.34% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (4.92% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.93% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (1.04% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $613,986;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $424,818;
  • 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 $406,278;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $349,776;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $172,373;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $81,900;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $62,223;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $34,974;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $28,244;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $20,186.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Qatar 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 $12,441,251;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $726,476;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $493,884;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $456,896;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $351,807;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $334,164;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $93,190;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $69,726;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $67,443;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $47,971;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $44,232;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $37,270;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $23,462;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $19,927;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $19,500;
  • 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) - a decrease of $16,412.
Russia’s exports to Qatar in the 1st quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2021
over Q1 2020
02 Meat and edible meat offal 172,373 3.23 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 47,971-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 658,181 12.31 1,009,988-34.83
10 Cereals 0 0.00 19,500-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 424,818 7.95 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,916 0.09 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 311,025 5.82 804,909-61.36
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 62 0.00 1,254-95.06
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,927 0.07 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,330 0.04 829181.06
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 59,166 1.11 79,093-25.19
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 136,234 2.55 203,677-33.11
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 239 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 178,069 3.33 904,545-80.31
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 33 0.00 10,640-99.69
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,018 0.06 2,13341.49
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 274 0.01 70,000-99.61
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 28,244 0.53 0
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 8,315 0.16 4811,628.69
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 476 0.01 63655.56
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 211,738 3.96 235,200-9.98
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,892 0.17 46,162-80.74
40 Rubber and articles thereof 109,861 2.06 27,961292.91
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 35 0.00 1,933-98.19
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 168,216 3.15 625,112-73.09
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 66,539 1.24 4,3161,441.68
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 8,735 0.16 1595,393.71
52 Cotton 67 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 920 0.02 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 537 0.01 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 184 0.00 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2,050 0.04 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 66 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 5 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,396 0.04 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 96,722 1.81 189,912-49.07
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 206 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 1,293-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 54,605 1.02 19,631178.16
69 Ceramic products 13,772 0.26 9,86439.62
70 Glass and glassware 409,311 7.66 59,535587.51
72 Iron and steel 683,419 12.79 13,124,670-94.79
73 Articles of iron or steel 50,151 0.94 384,315-86.95
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,504 0.07 479631.52
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 931-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 23,167 0.43 2,981677.16
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,897 0.04 13,349-85.79
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 539 0.01 79582.28
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 856,570 16.03 242,584253.10
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 519,575 9.72 113,297358.60
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 803 0.02 65023.54
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,032 0.11 50,264-88.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,051 0.02 0
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 642 0.01 17,054-96.24
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 11,952-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 42,462 0.79 27,76452.94
SS Classified 8,500 0.16 0

Russia’s Imports from Qatar

The major share of Russian imports from Qatar 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) - 69.00% of Russia’s total imports from Qatar (72.02% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 30.94% of Russia’s total imports from Qatar (27.98% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

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

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $680,712;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $320,094.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Qatar 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 $990,658;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $985,817.
Russia’s imports from Qatar in the 1st quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2021
over Q1 2020
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6,660,548 69.00 7,651,206-12.95
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 320,094 3.32 0
29 Organic chemicals 2,477,029 25.66 1,796,31737.89
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 21 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 189,953 1.97 1,175,770-83.84
40 Rubber and articles thereof 16 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,562 0.03 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,188 0.02 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 830 0.01 42794.38
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 297 0.00 122,375.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia