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Russian trade with Kuwait in 2014

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Kuwait in 2014: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Kuwait

In 2014, Russia’s trade with Kuwait totaled $49,038,268, up 44.43% ($15,085,806) from 2013.

Russia’s exports to Kuwait in 2014 totaled $45,145,567, up 39.27% ($12,729,170) from 2013.

Russia’s imports from Kuwait in 2014 totaled $3,892,701, up 153.42% ($2,356,636) from 2013.

Russia’s trade surplus with Kuwait in 2014 was $41,252,866, a 33.59% increase ($10,372,534) over 2013.

Kuwait was Russia’s 131st largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 133rd in 2013), accounting for 0.0063% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0040% in 2013).

Kuwait was Russia’s 119th largest export market in 2014 (up from 122nd in 2013), accounting for 0.0091% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0061% in 2013).

Kuwait was Russia’s 133rd largest supplier in 2014 (up from 149th in 2013), accounting for 0.0014% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0005% in 2013).

Russia’s Exports to Kuwait

The major share of Russian exports to Kuwait in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 42.81% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (0.94% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 34.25% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (0.25% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 13.99% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (20.86% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.52% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (75.59% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.19% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (1.66% in 2013).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Kuwait in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $15,363,964;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $10,382,579;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $8,612,885;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $684,209;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $676,417;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $468,154;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $267,376.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Kuwait in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $22,670,250;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,129,901;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $264,439.
Russia’s exports to Kuwait in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,500 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 50,385-100.00
10 Cereals 15,363,964 34.03 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 65,265 0.14 3,1201,991.83
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 20,460 0.05 26,280-22.15
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,679 0.01 1,96287.51
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7,385 0.02 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 104,035 0.23 131,017-20.59
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 264,439-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 523,182 1.16 255,806104.52
39 Plastics and articles thereof 13,177 0.03 19,044-30.81
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,089 0.01 2041,414.22
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 124 0.00 383-67.62
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,509,975 3.34 825,76682.86
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,805,050 10.64 5,934,951-19.04
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 36 0.00 231-84.42
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 71 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,925 0.01 2,27372.68
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 118,986 0.26 79,11650.39
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 11,636-100.00
72 Iron and steel 10,382,579 23.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 110,153 0.24 9,9621,005.73
74 Copper and articles thereof 8,819,860 19.54 206,9754,161.32
75 Nickel and articles thereof 40 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 793-100.00
78 Lead and articles thereof 252 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 13,751 0.03 88,564-84.47
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 208 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,166,530 2.58 490,113138.01
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 1,129,625 2.50 1,162,465-2.83
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 22,670,250-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 648,776 1.44 180,622259.19
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 95,438 0.21 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 40-100.00
SS Classified 234,452 0.52 0

Russia’s Imports from Kuwait

The major share of Russian imports from Kuwait in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 99.46% of Russia’s total imports from Kuwait (99.40% in 2013).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Kuwait in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $2,773,262.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Kuwait in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $428,590.
Russia’s imports from Kuwait in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
29 Organic chemicals 3,096,574 79.55 323,312857.77
39 Plastics and articles thereof 775,002 19.91 1,203,592-35.61
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,772 0.10 2,63043.42
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,254 0.08 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,661 0.09 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,003 0.03 0
70 Glass and glassware 655 0.02 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 955 0.02 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,144 0.03 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,016 0.03 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 469 0.01 0
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 4,552 0.12 6,531-30.30
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 184 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 460 0.01 0

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia