Russian foreign trade
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Russian trade with New Zealand in 2012

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with New Zealand in 2012: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with New Zealand

In 2012, Russia’s trade with New Zealand was $220,323,589, down 1.59% ($3,552,014) from 2011.

Russia’s exports to New Zealand in 2012 totaled $8,732,307, up 59.35% ($3,252,444) from 2011.

Russia’s imports from New Zealand in 2012 were $211,591,282, down 3.12% ($6,804,458) from 2011.

Russia’s trade deficit with New Zealand in 2012 was $202,858,975, a 4.72% decrease ($10,056,902) over 2011.

New Zealand was Russia’s 93rd largest trading partner in 2012 (up from 95th in 2011), accounting for 0.0262% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0272% in 2011).

New Zealand was Russia’s 138th largest export market in 2012 (just as in 2011), accounting for 0.0017% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0011% in 2011).

New Zealand was Russia’s 68th largest supplier in 2012 (down from 67th in 2011), accounting for 0.0667% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0714% in 2011).

Russia’s Exports to New Zealand

The major share of Russian exports to New Zealand in 2012 (and in 2011) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 62.84% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (6.57% in 2011);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.31% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (13.53% in 2011);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.60% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (16.55% in 2011);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.81% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (3.27% in 2011);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.60% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (0.63% in 2011);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.85% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (56.65% in 2011).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to New Zealand in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $5,392,922;
  • 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 $406,701;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $130,706;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $61,348;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $39,536;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $33,648;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $29,056.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to New Zealand in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $2,901,464;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - a decrease of $191,395;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $169,059;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $97,010;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $78,971;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $44,136;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $36,518.
Russia’s exports to New Zealand in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 10,600 0.12 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 45,584 0.52 61,128-25.43
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,550 0.05 4,13510.04
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 53 0.00 226-76.55
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 42,130 0.48 2,5941,524.13
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7,158 0.08 1,614343.49
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 815,573 9.34 837,074-2.57
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 10-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 44,136-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 791,084 9.06 384,383105.81
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 36,518-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,730 0.03 1,55975.11
31 Fertilizers 248,288 2.84 214,64015.68
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 19,941 0.23 5853,308.72
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0 0.00 16,659-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,441 0.04 82,412-95.82
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9,698 0.11 4,88698.49
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5,494 0.06 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 139,748 1.60 9,0421,445.54
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 3,640-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 195 0.00 21,724-99.10
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 148,423 1.70 151,656-2.13
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 53-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 7,960-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 203 0.00 3,200-93.66
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 570 0.01 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8,146 0.09 16,312-50.06
65 Headgear and parts thereof 383 0.00 143167.83
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 1,948-100.00
69 Ceramic products 29,056 0.33 0
70 Glass and glassware 5,402 0.06 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 15,936 0.18 1,2611,163.76
72 Iron and steel 61,348 0.70 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 9,323 0.11 9,599-2.88
74 Copper and articles thereof 266 0.00 1,740-84.71
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,901,464-100.00
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 191,395-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,385 0.04 1901,681.58
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 23,393 0.27 192,452-87.84
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 5,452,515 62.44 59,5939,049.59
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 766 0.01 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11,021 0.13 108,031-89.80
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 3,807 0.04 8,644-55.96
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 403 0.00 4,823-91.64
SS Classified 811,694 9.30 92 434778.13

Russia’s Imports from New Zealand

The major share of Russian imports from New Zealand in 2012 (and in 2011) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 81.60% of Russia’s total imports from New Zealand (83.54% in 2011);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.18% of Russia’s total imports from New Zealand (7.76% in 2011);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.41% of Russia’s total imports from New Zealand (4.64% in 2011);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.35% of Russia’s total imports from New Zealand (2.24% in 2011);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.76% of Russia’s total imports from New Zealand (1.15% in 2011).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from New Zealand in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $4,289,293;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $3,447,846;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2,960,999;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $2,123,396;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1,033,072;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $692,776.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from New Zealand in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $19,455,007;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $1,278,201;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $901,619;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $747,590.
Russia’s imports from New Zealand in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
02 Meat and edible meat offal 35,437,722 16.75 31,148,42913.77
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 17,393,497 8.22 16,360,4256.31
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 88,825,046 41.98 108,280,053-17.97
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 88,767 0.04 96,255-7.78
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 25,133 0.01 43,379-42.06
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7,196,011 3.40 7,696,033-6.50
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 1,248-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 791,161 0.37 1,316,008-39.88
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 5,564 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 407,010 0.19 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 404,647 0.19 91544,123.72
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 17,706,570 8.37 14,258,72424.18
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,298,533 0.61 605,757114.37
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 26,986 0.01 175,921-84.66
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,050,804 1.44 2,465,62723.73
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5,337 0.00 5,503-3.02
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 48-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 106 0.00 20430.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,263 0.00 4,084-44.59
29 Organic chemicals 2,176,725 1.03 2,735,000-20.41
30 Pharmaceutical products 578,959 0.27 115,095403.03
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 381 0.00 36958.33
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 114,863 0.05 122,693-6.38
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 94,352 0.04 9,412902.46
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,115,717 1.47 992,321213.98
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 196,828 0.09 221,043-10.95
39 Plastics and articles thereof 777,804 0.37 663,27917.27
40 Rubber and articles thereof 20,305 0.01 37,520-45.88
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 1,107-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 28,411 0.01 2,2051,188.48
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 46,300 0.02 17,292167.75
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 65-100.00
45 Cork and articles of cork 20,293 0.01 13,30752.50
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,107 0.00 26,443-84.47
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,462 0.00 573853.23
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 140,879 0.07 313,977-55.13
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 31,911 0.02 35,536-10.20
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 22,318 0.01 3,746495.78
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 73-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 125,348 0.06 15,730696.87
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 39,205 0.02 36,1198.54
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 92 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 692,138 0.33 396,97174.35
65 Headgear and parts thereof 16,597 0.01 7,122133.04
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 99-100.00
69 Ceramic products 281 0.00 15087.33
70 Glass and glassware 15,300 0.01 8191,150.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,600,839 0.76 2,502,458-36.03
72 Iron and steel 384,116 0.18 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 679,962 0.32 528,43328.68
74 Copper and articles thereof 21,251 0.01 11,16990.27
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 8,193,222 3.87 9,471,423-13.50
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 45,793 0.02 84,043-45.51
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 483 0.00 38,774-98.75
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,157,359 2.91 6,904,949-10.83
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 3,392,584 1.60 3,341,1771.54
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 811,201 0.38 942,067-13.89
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 766,257 0.36 418,31383.18
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,295,349 3.92 5,334,35055.51
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 82 0.00 34141.18
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 131,291 0.06 531,023-75.28
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 59,995 0.03 26,513126.29
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 30,143 0.01 10,792179.31
SS Classified 91,622 0.04 24 871268.39
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia