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

Russia’s Trade with Tanzania

In the 1st quarter of 2021, Russia’s trade with Tanzania was $39,541,971, down 5.19% ($2,165,200) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s exports to Tanzania in the 1st quarter of 2021 were $29,571,169, down 22.28% ($8,477,920) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s imports from Tanzania in the 1st quarter of 2021 totaled $9,970,802, up 172.57% ($6,312,720) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s trade surplus with Tanzania in the 1st quarter of 2021 was $19,600,367, a 43.01% decrease ($14,790,640) over the 1st quarter of 2020.

Tanzania was Russia’s 104th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2021 (down from 100th in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.0256% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0293% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Tanzania was Russia’s 94th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2021 (down from 86th in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.0321% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0428% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Tanzania was Russia’s 98th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2021 (up from 110th in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.0160% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0069% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Russia’s Exports to Tanzania

The major share of Russian exports to Tanzania 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) - 50.88% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (90.92% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 40.93% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (4.27% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.47% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.39% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (0.98% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.28% of Russia’s total exports to Tanzania (3.59% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Tanzania 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 $10,213,171;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1,320,103;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $241,809;
  • 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 $172,576;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $128,843;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $92,846.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $19,639,316;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $986,224.
Russia’s exports to Tanzania in the 1st quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2021,
US dollars ($)
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 0 0.00 35,934-100.00
10 Cereals 14,662,649 49.58 34,301,965-57.25
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 383,841 1.30 254,99850.53
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 108,245 0.37 15,399602.94
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 599,500 2.03 357,69167.60
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 427,136 1.44 254,56067.79
29 Organic chemicals 14,857 0.05 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,700 0.03 0
31 Fertilizers 11,580,445 39.16 1,367,274746.97
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 3,680-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 17,472 0.06 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,725 0.01 674304.30
40 Rubber and articles thereof 52,496 0.18 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 379,061 1.28 1,365,285-72.24
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 153 0.00 8,537-98.21
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,091 0.00 122794.26
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,320,103 4.46 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,205 0.00 60,160-98.00
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 10,490 0.04 22,810-54.01

Russia’s Imports from Tanzania

The major share of Russian imports from Tanzania 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) - 99.95% of Russia’s total imports from Tanzania (99.52% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $3,035,652;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $2,921,592;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $377,465;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $67,979.

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

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $79,099.
Russia’s imports from Tanzania in the 1st quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2021
over Q1 2020
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 9,087 0.09 9,236-1.61
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 1,776-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 67,979 0.68 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,586,361 15.91 1,208,89631.22
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,940,958 39.52 1,019,366286.61
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,862 0.04 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 79,099-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,357,640 43.70 1,321,988229.63
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 150 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 217 0.00 1,744-87.56
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,548 0.05 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 2,356-100.00
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 6,662-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 6,959-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia