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Russian trade with the United Arab Emirates 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 the United Arab Emirates in 2012: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with the United Arab Emirates

In 2012, Russia’s trade with the United Arab Emirates was $1,487,316,405, down 0.11% ($1,659,923) from 2011.

Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in 2012 were $1,225,394,676, down 10.90% ($149,885,256) from 2011.

Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in 2012 totaled $261,921,729, up 130.37% ($148,225,333) from 2011.

Russia’s trade surplus with the United Arab Emirates in 2012 was $963,472,947, a 23.63% decrease ($298,110,589) over 2011.

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 61st largest trading partner in 2012 (down from 56th in 2011), accounting for 0.1766% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1810% in 2011).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 52nd largest export market in 2012 (down from 48th in 2011), accounting for 0.2335% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2662% in 2011).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 67th largest supplier in 2012 (up from 80th in 2011), accounting for 0.0826% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0372% in 2011).

Russia’s Exports to the United Arab Emirates

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 36.62% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (41.13% in 2011);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 23.03% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (7.71% in 2011);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.34% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (17.49% in 2011);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.10% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (5.96% in 2011);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.13% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (4.75% in 2011);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.87% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (3.35% in 2011);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.15% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (1.16% in 2011).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in 2012 over 2011 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 $176,058,125;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $14,381,258;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $8,464,504.

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

  • 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 $116,985,987;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $97,817,976;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $31,239,832;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $28,640,382;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $19,740,003;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $7,803,526;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $7,279,471.
Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
01 Live animals 25,700 0.00 12,195110.74
02 Meat and edible meat offal 68,274 0.01 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,664 0.00 6,627-44.71
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 39,796 0.00 25,85653.91
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 983,727 0.08 4,113,593-76.09
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 226,055 0.02 53442,232.40
10 Cereals 32,415,378 2.65 63,655,210-49.08
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 745,298 0.06 481,04854.93
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 13,026 0.00 281,158-95.37
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 16,846,528 1.37 2,465,270583.35
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 58,004 0.00 298,460-80.57
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 211,082 0.02 416,348-49.30
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 9,019 0.00 5,01479.88
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 336,962 0.03 133,201152.97
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 75,290 0.01 57,18631.66
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,078,444 0.90 7,792,69742.16
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,129,073 0.26 2,193,88842.63
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 8,474,504 0.69 10,00084,645.04
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 237 0.00 1,489-84.08
26 Ores, slag and ash 53,400 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 282,151,401 23.03 106,093,276165.95
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 475,554 0.04 275,42172.66
29 Organic chemicals 165,660 0.01 698,050-76.27
30 Pharmaceutical products 932 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 604,600 0.05 506,12119.46
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,062,034 0.09 1,409,782-24.67
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 228,238 0.02 1,066,230-78.59
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 8,220,534 0.67 8,758,578-6.14
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 397 0.00 3,249-87.78
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 84,263 0.01 18,450356.71
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,869,034 0.15 2,640,990-29.23
39 Plastics and articles thereof 656,437 0.05 1,457,157-54.95
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9,501,108 0.78 29,241,111-67.51
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 869 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 34,881 0.00 523,512-93.34
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 5,736,243 0.47 4,779,88220.01
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,807,507 0.31 4,480,311-15.02
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 34-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 508,143 0.04 642,467-20.91
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9,676,009 0.79 10,558,840-8.36
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 131,367 0.01 269,108-51.18
52 Cotton 8,099 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 10,639 0.00 77,447-86.26
55 Man-made staple fibers 760,544 0.06 692,6979.79
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,873 0.00 6,927-58.52
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 12,711 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 34,917 0.00 25,16138.77
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 931,112 0.08 603,43154.30
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 943,087 0.08 182,643416.36
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 683,187 0.06 16,1204,138.13
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 80,135 0.01 657,445-87.81
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 775,144 0.06 250,449209.50
65 Headgear and parts thereof 32,895 0.00 1,6971,838.42
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,860 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 311,249 0.03 1,848,776-83.16
69 Ceramic products 1,222,705 0.10 0
70 Glass and glassware 323,021 0.03 259,98024.25
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 448,689,953 36.62 565,675,940-20.68
72 Iron and steel 87,253,238 7.12 185,071,214-52.85
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,938,908 0.65 36,579,290-78.30
74 Copper and articles thereof 144,080 0.01 7,423,551-98.06
75 Nickel and articles thereof 369,966 0.03 335,81410.17
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,038,751 0.08 4,144,837-74.94
78 Lead and articles thereof 3,669 0.00 88,594-95.86
80 Tin and articles thereof 2 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 206,120 0.02 221,095-6.77
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5,115,064 0.42 6,560,827-22.04
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 81,176 0.01 43,44286.86
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 23,995,769 1.96 31,799,295-24.54
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 16,492,316 1.35 13,589,27721.36
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 0 0.00 599-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 8,587,427 0.70 6,708,63228.01
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 12,329 0.00 137,400-91.03
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 13,831,429 1.13 13,150,0085.18
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 107,912 0.01 141,899-23.95
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 590,283 0.05 955,536-38.22
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 64,718 0.01 265,173-75.59
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,224 0.00 3,58645.68
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 2,992-100.00
SS Classified 205,023,492 16.73 242 385 815-15.41

Russia’s Imports from the United Arab Emirates

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 22.70% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (33.68% in 2011);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 19.70% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (2.79% in 2011);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.18% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (10.72% in 2011);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.89% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (5.60% in 2011);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.51% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (0.80% in 2011);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.95% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (7.43% in 2011).

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

  • 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) - an increase of $59,244,686;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $49,158,844;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $23,138,274;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $20,015,904;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $12,861,877;
  • 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) - an increase of $5,671,330;
  • 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 $5,520,314;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $4,077,304;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,486,653;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $1,259,360;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,224,857.

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

  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $1,726,391;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - a decrease of $1,174,853;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $873,228.
Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 368 0.00 508-27.56
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 7,190 0.00 73,463-90.21
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 150,023 0.06 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 28,124,520 10.74 4,986,246464.04
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 12,064-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2,628 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,120 0.00 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 217,132 0.08 2,3719,057.82
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 18,200 0.01 1,0231,679.08
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 87,541 0.03 5,9241,377.73
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,544,447 0.97 1,285,08798.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 355 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 8,501 0.00 77,327-89.01
29 Organic chemicals 21,189,536 8.09 1,173,6321,705.47
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 887,777 0.34 760,06716.80
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 986,532 0.38 647,51052.36
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 216,554 0.08 80,185170.07
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 25 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 173,949 0.07 351,862-50.56
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9,397,976 3.59 8,969,6134.78
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,284,202 1.64 206,8981,970.68
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 48,905 0.02 53,462-8.52
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 22,039 0.01 36,300-39.29
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 57,433 0.02 71,436-19.60
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 229,917 0.09 337,214-31.82
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 4,270 0.00 0
52 Cotton 0 0.00 3,464-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 1,048,966 0.40 2,775,357-62.20
55 Man-made staple fibers 102,945 0.04 44,571130.97
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 77,533 0.03 2,6282,850.27
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,421 0.00 274,759-99.48
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 26,129 0.01 9,667170.29
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 97,107 0.04 1,271,960-92.37
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 15,430 0.01 5,434183.95
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,914,923 1.11 2,935,100-0.69
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 714,009 0.27 1,025,977-30.41
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,364 0.00 52,903-89.86
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 88,207 0.03 44,003100.46
65 Headgear and parts thereof 353 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 9,241 0.00 1,939376.59
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 16,415 0.01 194,271-91.55
69 Ceramic products 514,761 0.20 433,93818.63
70 Glass and glassware 3,398,292 1.30 3,593,484-5.43
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6,585,392 2.51 914,062620.45
72 Iron and steel 23,151 0.01 14,37361.07
73 Articles of iron or steel 50,942,497 19.45 1,783,6532,756.08
74 Copper and articles thereof 112,945 0.04 1,3987,979.04
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 205,716 0.08 217,904-5.59
79 Zinc and articles thereof 5,931 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 264,422 0.10 1,137,650-76.76
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 39,417 0.02 21,84780.42
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 37,503,117 14.32 36,016,4644.13
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 6,710,388 2.56 1,190,074463.86
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 189,018 0.07 217,321-13.02
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 107,989 0.04 15,309605.40
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 12,866,327 4.91 4,450289,030.94
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,078,241 0.79 853,384143.53
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 613 0.00 1,322-53.63
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 17,559 0.01 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 61,497,870 23.48 2,253,1842,629.38
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 59,424 0.02 51,88014.54
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 22,932 0.01 9,341145.50
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 8,515 0.00 19,461-56.25
SS Classified 4,988,029 1.90 37 171 672-86.58
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