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Russian trade in goods with Brazil in Q2 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 Brazil in the second quarter of 2021: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Brazil

In the 2nd quarter of 2021, Russia’s trade with Brazil totaled $1,795,532,675, up 89.41% ($847,583,802) from the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 2nd quarter of 2021 totaled $1,082,308,591, up 143.65% ($638,099,939) from the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 2nd quarter of 2021 totaled $713,224,084, up 41.59% ($209,483,863) from the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s trade balance with Brazil went from a deficit of $59,531,569 in the 2nd quarter of 2020, to a surplus of $369,084,507 in the 2nd quarter of 2021.

Brazil was Russia’s 20th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (up from 26th in the 2nd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.9488% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.7770% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

Brazil was Russia’s 21st largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (up from 30th in the 2nd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.9409% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.6353% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

Brazil was Russia’s 21st largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (up from 24th in the 2nd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.9610% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.9671% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

Russia’s Exports to Brazil

The major share of Russian exports to Brazil in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 65.75% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (80.85% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 25.14% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (13.68% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.94% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (3.10% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.25% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (0.19% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.54% of Russia’s total exports to Brazil (1.83% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 2nd quarter of 2021 over the 2nd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $327,950,308;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $200,135,638;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $69,582,187;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $15,962,463;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $11,235,730;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $10,857,779;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $6,445,003.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 2nd quarter of 2021 over the 2nd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $8,531,393;
  • 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 $4,199,432.
Russia’s exports to Brazil in the 2nd quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2021
over Q2 2020
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 85,237 0.01 89,425-4.68
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 11,224,587 1.04 366,8082,960.07
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 577,089 0.05 213,663170.09
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,124,103 0.10 159,840603.27
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 85,783 0.01 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 443,448 0.04 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 12,793,856 1.18 1,558,126721.11
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 259,346,967 23.96 59,211,329338.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,933,886 0.27 2,772,3385.83
29 Organic chemicals 5,294,522 0.49 3,956,37133.82
30 Pharmaceutical products 58,831 0.01 0
31 Fertilizers 674,674,968 62.34 346,724,66094.59
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,277,081 0.12 504,721153.03
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 168,640 0.02 414,080-59.27
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 175,317 0.02 51,121242.95
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 625,772 0.06 673,716-7.12
39 Plastics and articles thereof 16,405,316 1.52 442,8533,604.46
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,033,617 0.93 3,588,614179.60
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 517,278 0.05 161,185220.92
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,326,744 0.12 227,632482.85
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 372,172 0.03 296,65225.46
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 39-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 64,280 0.01 42,85649.99
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 136,345 0.01 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 161,664 0.01 34475,382.35
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 197,927 0.02 256,019-22.69
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 837 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 142,289 0.01 27,851410.89
70 Glass and glassware 603 0.00 1,022-41.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8,650 0.00 1,440500.69
72 Iron and steel 71,091,750 6.57 1,509,5634,609.43
73 Articles of iron or steel 810,021 0.07 971,231-16.60
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,141 0.00 0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,754 0.00 322755.28
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,177,608 0.20 10,709,001-79.67
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 6-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 904,790 0.08 546,30165.62
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 10,740 0.00 4,797123.89
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 90,307 0.01 31,613185.66
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 709,828 0.07 146,816383.48
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 3,448,861 0.32 7,648,293-54.91
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,352,347 0.12 249,655441.69
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 315,072 0.03 90,938246.47
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 7 0.00 4,712-99.85
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 0 0.00 111-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 719-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,086,538 0.10 2,30447,058.77
SS Classified 49,018 0.00 549 875-91.09

Russia’s Imports from Brazil

The major share of Russian imports from Brazil in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 76.53% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (73.48% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.36% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (8.07% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.94% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (7.48% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.98% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (6.09% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.96% of Russia’s total imports from Brazil (2.13% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 2nd quarter of 2021 over the 2nd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $150,412,310;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $29,506,445;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $12,161,330;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $10,165,972;
  • 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 $6,666,029;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $5,641,921;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $4,844,536;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $4,206,493;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $3,867,951;
  • 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 $3,379,678;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3,218,624;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $2,535,218;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $2,279,493.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 2nd quarter of 2021 over the 2nd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $10,671,593;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $10,172,638;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $6,287,739;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $3,140,393;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $2,901,168.
Russia’s imports from Brazil in the 2nd quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2021
over Q2 2020
02 Meat and edible meat offal 76,207,999 10.69 86,879,592-12.28
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,511,662 0.21 873,66573.03
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,848,830 0.40 3,160,252-9.85
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 5,783 0.00 2,96095.37
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 58,268 0.01 57,0512.13
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 24,845,264 3.48 14,679,29269.25
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 43,810,447 6.14 31,649,11738.43
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 12,871 0.00 8,18057.35
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 311,803,881 43.72 161,391,57193.20
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 28,542 0.00 2,790923.01
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 9,898 0.00 9,1847.77
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 7,658,481 1.07 2,016,560279.78
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 561,987 0.08 346,00662.42
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 113,588 0.02 60,64387.31
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 18,388,845 2.58 13,544,30935.77
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 17,247,823 2.42 20,388,216-15.40
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 13,870 0.00 3341,930.30
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,803,138 0.67 3,027,58058.65
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 35,919,682 5.04 32,051,73112.07
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,040,326 0.15 755,67637.67
26 Ores, slag and ash 23,750 0.00 23,5001.06
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 35,266 0.00 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 14,078,309 1.97 7,412,28089.93
29 Organic chemicals 7,867,270 1.10 9,992,020-21.26
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,293,263 0.74 6,940,800-23.74
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 8,288-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 208,290 0.03 231,524-10.04
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 566,911 0.08 249,171127.52
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 274,160 0.04 93,992191.68
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5,739,925 0.80 3,869,18348.35
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 5,730 0.00 17,984-68.14
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,623,509 0.51 1,344,016169.60
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,665,280 0.37 2,601,1712.46
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,022,944 0.28 4,924,112-58.92
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 79,815 0.01 338,824-76.44
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 171 0.00 26,237-99.35
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 31,562 0.00 133,336-76.33
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 147,774 0.02 245,319-39.76
45 Cork and articles of cork 31 0.00 21,450.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 4,360,924 0.61 1,825,706138.86
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,355,266 0.33 8,643,005-72.75
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 379 0.00 1,336-71.63
52 Cotton 959 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 218,610 0.03 631,756-65.40
54 Man-made filaments 307,854 0.04 138,689121.97
55 Man-made staple fibers 960 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 93 0.00 12675.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 16,155 0.00 2,864464.07
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 137,939 0.02 261,311-47.21
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 22,413 0.00 30,475-26.45
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 9,512 0.00 17,989-47.12
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 53,903 0.01 5,502879.70
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,918,911 0.27 1,830,1314.85
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 169-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,669,712 0.23 1,099,30751.89
69 Ceramic products 19,565 0.00 15,20128.71
70 Glass and glassware 1,128,953 0.16 893,77526.31
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5,489 0.00 13,114-58.14
72 Iron and steel 18,243,921 2.56 28,416,559-35.80
73 Articles of iron or steel 880,176 0.12 659,92233.38
74 Copper and articles thereof 266,173 0.04 538,304-50.55
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 41,618 0.01 35,67516.66
79 Zinc and articles thereof 2,377 0.00 2,00318.67
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,762,012 0.25 1,009,89674.47
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 57,399 0.01 17,277232.23
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 59,859,624 8.39 30,353,17997.21
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 8,561,510 1.20 5,181,83265.22
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 2,944 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 8,373,711 1.17 4,167,218100.94
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,192,134 0.59 973,510330.62
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 48,215-100.00
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 89,439 0.01 30,880189.63
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,705 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 28,486 0.00 17,54662.35
SS Classified 9,078,113 1.27 7 521 69620.69
Russian foreign trade statistics
Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia