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Russian trade with the United Arab Emirates in 2013

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 2013: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with the United Arab Emirates

In 2013, Russia’s trade with the United Arab Emirates totaled $2,516,279,245, up 69.18% ($1,028,962,840) from 2012.

Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in 2013 totaled $2,092,976,328, up 70.80% ($867,581,652) from 2012.

Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in 2013 totaled $423,302,917, up 61.61% ($161,381,188) from 2012.

Russia’s trade surplus with the United Arab Emirates in 2013 was $1,669,673,411, a 73.30% increase ($706,200,464) over 2012.

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 45th largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 61st in 2012), accounting for 0.2988% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1766% in 2012).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 36th largest export market in 2013 (up from 52nd in 2012), accounting for 0.3969% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2335% in 2012).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 61st largest supplier in 2013 (up from 67th in 2012), accounting for 0.1344% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0826% in 2012).

Russia’s Exports to the United Arab Emirates

The major share of Russian exports to the United Arab Emirates in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 65.27% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (36.62% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 6.00% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (23.03% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.49% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (6.10% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.55% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (8.34% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.66% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (5.13% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.44% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (1.15% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.10% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (1.87% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in 2013 over 2012 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) - an increase of $917,330,383;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $24,226,218;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $11,476,288;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $10,022,543;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - an increase of $8,517,724;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $6,824,923.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $156,966,679;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $44,192,977;
  • 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 $7,105,959.
Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
01 Live animals 50,308 0.00 25,70095.75
02 Meat and edible meat offal 59,597 0.00 68,274-12.71
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 12,676 0.00 3,664245.96
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,175 0.00 39,796-87.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 467,842 0.02 983,727-52.44
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 156,152 0.01 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 962,386 0.05 226,055325.73
10 Cereals 56,641,596 2.71 32,415,37874.74
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 174,773 0.01 745,298-76.55
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 107,485 0.01 13,026725.16
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 16,959,310 0.81 16,846,5280.67
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 246,311 0.01 58,004324.64
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,075,745 0.15 211,0821,357.13
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 42,295 0.00 9,019368.95
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 48,863 0.00 336,962-85.50
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 61,944 0.00 75,290-17.73
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9,252,241 0.44 11,078,444-16.48
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,071,779 0.10 3,129,073-33.79
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,618,084 0.17 8,474,504-57.31
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 346,987 0.02 237146,308.02
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 53,400-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 125,184,722 5.98 282,151,401-55.63
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,125,197 0.10 475,554346.89
29 Organic chemicals 436,914 0.02 165,660163.74
30 Pharmaceutical products 35,750 0.00 9323,735.84
31 Fertilizers 2,437,197 0.12 604,600303.11
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 273,177 0.01 1,062,034-74.28
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 150,929 0.01 228,238-33.87
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 5,546,993 0.27 8,220,534-32.52
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 9,956 0.00 3972,407.81
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 84,263-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,219,390 0.11 1,869,03418.75
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,685,576 0.08 656,437156.78
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8,187,487 0.39 9,501,108-13.83
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 869-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 154,267 0.01 34,881342.27
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 14,253,967 0.68 5,736,243148.49
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 9,214,477 0.44 3,807,507142.01
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,068,300 0.05 508,143110.24
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 19,698,552 0.94 9,676,009103.58
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 110,426 0.01 131,367-15.94
50 Silk 32,874 0.00 0
52 Cotton 1,721 0.00 8,099-78.75
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 763 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 1,345,630 0.06 10,63912,548.09
55 Man-made staple fibers 109,808 0.01 760,544-85.56
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5,554 0.00 2,87393.32
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 49,265 0.00 12,711287.58
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4,234 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 49,158 0.00 34,91740.79
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,960,066 0.09 931,112110.51
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 892,670 0.04 943,087-5.35
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 826,255 0.04 683,18720.94
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 397,830 0.02 80,135396.45
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,753,297 0.08 775,144126.19
65 Headgear and parts thereof 55,752 0.00 32,89569.48
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 323 0.00 1,860-82.63
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 875,483 0.04 311,249181.28
69 Ceramic products 473,485 0.02 1,222,705-61.28
70 Glass and glassware 144,947 0.01 323,021-55.13
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,366,020,336 65.27 448,689,953204.45
72 Iron and steel 43,060,261 2.06 87,253,238-50.65
73 Articles of iron or steel 19,415,196 0.93 7,938,908144.56
74 Copper and articles thereof 88,349 0.00 144,080-38.68
75 Nickel and articles thereof 106,103 0.01 369,966-71.32
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,085,449 0.20 1,038,751293.30
78 Lead and articles thereof 898,695 0.04 3,66924,394.28
80 Tin and articles thereof 20 0.00 2900.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 343,647 0.02 206,12066.72
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5,841,358 0.28 5,115,06414.20
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 422,073 0.02 81,176419.95
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 30,820,692 1.47 23,995,76928.44
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 9,386,357 0.45 16,492,316-43.09
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 15,465 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,554,320 0.22 8,587,427-46.97
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 12,329-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,905,487 0.52 13,831,429-21.15
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 55,230 0.00 107,912-48.82
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 765,920 0.04 590,28329.75
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 63,968 0.00 64,718-1.16
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 24,331 0.00 5,224365.75
SS Classified 299,969,130 14.33 205 023 49246.31

Russia’s Imports from the United Arab Emirates

The major share of Russian imports from the United Arab Emirates in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 48.51% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (22.70% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.52% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (11.89% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.31% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (14.18% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.72% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (19.70% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.54% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (1.95% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.20% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (2.51% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $151,676,767;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $30,898,552;
  • 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 $20,752,107;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $7,787,406;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $3,596,943;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $1,621,107.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $28,632,094;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $15,175,781;
  • 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 $5,732,682;
  • 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 $2,674,193;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,694,206;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $1,370,917.
Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 368-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,787 0.00 7,190-47.33
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 19,021 0.00 150,023-87.32
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 59,023,072 13.94 28,124,520109.86
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 60,953 0.01 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,200 0.00 2,628-54.34
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 757 0.00 1,120-32.41
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,091,847 0.26 217,132402.85
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 82,852 0.02 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 7,239 0.00 18,200-60.23
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 84 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11,815 0.00 87,541-86.50
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,173,530 0.28 2,544,447-53.88
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 37,226 0.01 35510,386.20
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 800,049 0.19 8,5019,311.23
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 100,032 0.02 0
29 Organic chemicals 6,013,755 1.42 21,189,536-71.62
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 463,860 0.11 887,777-47.75
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,544,241 0.36 986,53256.53
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 361,277 0.09 216,55466.83
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 165,598 0.04 25662,292.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 740,532 0.17 173,949325.72
39 Plastics and articles thereof 17,185,382 4.06 9,397,97682.86
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,354,709 1.03 4,284,2021.65
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 100,292 0.02 48,905105.08
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 68,500 0.02 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 9,776 0.00 22,039-55.64
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 907,129 0.21 57,4331,479.46
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 220,213 0.05 229,917-4.22
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 4,270-100.00
52 Cotton 197,759 0.05 0
54 Man-made filaments 545,555 0.13 1,048,966-47.99
55 Man-made staple fibers 57,781 0.01 102,945-43.87
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 139,549 0.03 77,53379.99
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 8,408 0.00 1,421491.70
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4,679 0.00 26,129-82.09
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 165,720 0.04 97,10770.66
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 17,717 0.00 15,43014.82
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,679,989 0.87 2,914,92326.25
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 735,844 0.17 714,0093.06
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 18,109 0.00 5,364237.60
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 928,109 0.22 88,207952.19
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,184 0.00 353801.98
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3,605 0.00 9,241-60.99
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 25,839 0.01 16,41557.41
69 Ceramic products 4,111,704 0.97 514,761698.76
70 Glass and glassware 5,019,399 1.19 3,398,29247.70
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 852,710 0.20 6,585,392-87.05
72 Iron and steel 349,782 0.08 23,1511,410.87
73 Articles of iron or steel 22,310,403 5.27 50,942,497-56.20
74 Copper and articles thereof 23,967 0.01 112,945-78.78
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 107,156 0.03 205,716-47.91
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 5,931-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,895 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,420,412 0.34 264,422437.18
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 11,850 0.00 39,417-69.94
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 35,808,911 8.46 37,503,117-4.52
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 4,036,195 0.95 6,710,388-39.85
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 4,060 0.00 189,018-97.85
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 62,668 0.01 107,989-41.97
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 164,543,094 38.87 12,866,3271,178.87
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 900,402 0.21 2,078,241-56.67
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 840 0.00 61337.03
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 17,559-100.00
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 82,249,977 19.43 61,497,87033.74
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 304,165 0.07 59,424411.86
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8,628 0.00 22,932-62.38
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 622 0.00 8,515-92.70
SS Classified 91,502 0.02 4 988 029-98.17

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia