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

Russia’s Trade with Qatar

In the 2nd quarter of 2021, Russia’s trade with Qatar was $22,599,568, down 19.26% ($5,389,642) from the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s exports to Qatar in the 2nd quarter of 2021 were $6,974,317, down 68.52% ($15,177,940) from the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s imports from Qatar in the 2nd quarter of 2021 totaled $15,625,251, up 167.70% ($9,788,298) from the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s trade balance with Qatar went from a surplus of $16,315,304 in the 2nd quarter of 2020, to a deficit of $8,650,934 in the 2nd quarter of 2021.

Qatar was Russia’s 125th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (down from 108th in the 2nd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.0119% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0229% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

Qatar was Russia’s 129th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (down from 98th in the 2nd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.0061% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0317% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

Qatar was Russia’s 96th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (up from 103rd in the 2nd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.0211% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0112% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

Russia’s Exports to Qatar

The major share of Russian exports to Qatar 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) - 51.43% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (28.17% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.51% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (3.94% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.08% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (1.13% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.45% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (59.83% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.26% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (2.42% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.44% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (3.71% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.67% of Russia’s total exports to Qatar (0.03% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

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

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $1,637,073;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $500,585;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $338,796;
  • 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 $277,585;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $216,517;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $187,925;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $167,900;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $138,502;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $108,186;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $74,106;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $73,877;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $72,742;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $68,525;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $41,435;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $31,720;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $30,957.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $12,832,215;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $4,924,927;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $656,224;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $161,463;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $134,426;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $128,012;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $110,982;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $72,000;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $66,967;
  • 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 $58,723.
Russia’s exports to Qatar in the 2nd quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2021
over Q2 2020
02 Meat and edible meat offal 379,514 5.44 40,718832.05
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 66,967-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 642,945 9.22 426,42850.77
10 Cereals 0 0.00 4,924,927-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,637,073 23.47 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 4,235-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 543,376 7.79 704,839-22.91
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7,066 0.10 10,267-31.18
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 7,241 0.10 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,544 0.02 751,958.67
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 229,666 3.29 61,766271.83
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 138,502 1.99 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,753 0.05 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 166,394 2.39 822,618-79.77
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 277,585 3.98 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 72,000-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 39,994 0.57 9,037342.56
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 89 0.00 170-47.65
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 160,957 2.31 92,43274.14
39 Plastics and articles thereof 73,303 1.05 56112,966.49
40 Rubber and articles thereof 151,000 2.17 76,89496.37
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 53 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 282,864 4.06 410,876-31.16
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 13,910 0.20 124,892-88.86
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 15 0.00 11,400.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 437 0.01 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 114,580 1.64 6,3941,691.99
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,422 0.02 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 101 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 97,690 1.40 23,813310.24
69 Ceramic products 2,412 0.03 17,591-86.29
70 Glass and glassware 315,252 4.52 127,327147.59
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 20-100.00
72 Iron and steel 389,515 5.58 13,221,730-97.05
73 Articles of iron or steel 48,707 0.70 16,987186.73
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,244 0.06 2,16596.03
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 7,381 0.11 12,725-42.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 139,496 2.00 273,922-49.07
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 525,243 7.53 583,966-10.06
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 41,435 0.59 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 514,789 7.38 14,2043,524.25
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 12,551 0.18 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 896-100.00
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 66 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,152 0.03 814164.37

Russia’s Imports from Qatar

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 79.34% of Russia’s total imports from Qatar (60.51% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 20.59% of Russia’s total imports from Qatar (39.40% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Qatar in the 2nd quarter of 2021 over the 2nd 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) - an increase of $8,865,172;
  • 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 $611,664;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $490,148;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $201,388.

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

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $385,197.
Russia’s imports from Qatar in the 2nd quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2021
over Q2 2020
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 2,650 0.02 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 12,396,932 79.34 3,531,760251.01
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 611,664 3.91 0
29 Organic chemicals 2,013,961 12.89 1,523,81332.17
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 201,388 1.29 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 390,420 2.50 775,617-49.66
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 78-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 725-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 19-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,455 0.01 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,764 0.03 2,078129.26
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 2,558-100.00
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 1,572 0.01 305415.41
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 377 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 68 0.00 0
Russian foreign trade statistics
Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia