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Russian trade with the United Arab Emirates 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 the United Arab Emirates in 2014: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with the United Arab Emirates

In 2014, Russia’s trade with the United Arab Emirates was $1,997,035,479, down 20.64% ($519,243,766) from 2013.

Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in 2014 were $1,737,506,687, down 16.98% ($355,469,641) from 2013.

Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in 2014 were $259,528,792, down 38.69% ($163,774,125) from 2013.

Russia’s trade surplus with the United Arab Emirates in 2014 was $1,477,977,895, a 11.48% decrease ($191,695,516) over 2013.

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 48th largest trading partner in 2014 (down from 45th in 2013), accounting for 0.2551% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.2988% in 2013).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 41st largest export market in 2014 (down from 36th in 2013), accounting for 0.3496% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.3969% in 2013).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 68th largest supplier in 2014 (down from 61st in 2013), accounting for 0.0907% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1344% in 2013).

Russia’s Exports to the United Arab Emirates

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 63.11% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (65.27% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.07% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (4.49% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 6.54% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (6.00% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.74% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (2.66% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.54% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (3.55% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.99% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (1.44% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.90% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (1.10% in 2013).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $63,010,136;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $30,109,985;
  • 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 $9,384,783;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $8,076,082;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $6,820,303;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $6,386,060;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $6,067,295.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in 2014 over 2013 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 $269,407,393;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - a decrease of $11,903,534;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $11,695,567;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $7,414,278.
Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
01 Live animals 57,937 0.00 50,30815.16
02 Meat and edible meat offal 101 0.00 59,597-99.83
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 9,454 0.00 12,676-25.42
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,401 0.00 5,1754.37
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 662,253 0.04 467,84241.55
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 156,152-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 480,409 0.03 962,386-50.08
10 Cereals 119,651,732 6.89 56,641,596111.24
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 283,750 0.02 174,77362.35
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 107,485-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9,545,032 0.55 16,959,310-43.72
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 109,971 0.01 246,311-55.35
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,272,782 0.25 3,075,74538.92
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 71,653 0.00 42,29569.41
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 80,693 0.00 48,86365.14
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 114,295 0.01 61,94484.51
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7,954,776 0.46 9,252,241-14.02
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,828,237 0.22 2,071,77984.78
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 10,438,387 0.60 3,618,084188.51
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 94,961 0.01 346,987-72.63
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 113,489,155 6.53 125,184,722-9.34
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,512,852 0.09 2,125,197-28.81
29 Organic chemicals 1,729,963 0.10 436,914295.95
30 Pharmaceutical products 115,399 0.01 35,750222.79
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 2,437,197-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 227,051 0.01 273,177-16.89
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 115,628 0.01 150,929-23.39
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 639,275 0.04 5,546,993-88.48
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 48,830 0.00 9,956390.46
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 20,000 0.00 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 49 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,981,699 0.17 2,219,39034.35
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,769,342 0.27 1,685,576182.95
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,432,041 0.20 8,187,487-58.08
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 77,223 0.00 154,267-49.94
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2,350,433 0.14 14,253,967-83.51
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 15,281,772 0.88 9,214,47765.85
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,045,544 0.06 1,068,300-2.13
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 18,087,479 1.04 19,698,552-8.18
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 126,147 0.01 110,42614.24
50 Silk 0 0.00 32,874-100.00
52 Cotton 281 0.00 1,721-83.67
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 130 0.00 763-82.96
54 Man-made filaments 3,779,256 0.22 1,345,630180.85
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 109,808-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 11,594 0.00 5,554108.75
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,932 0.00 49,265-96.08
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 92 0.00 4,234-97.83
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 16,929 0.00 49,158-65.56
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 354,138 0.02 1,960,066-81.93
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 797,650 0.05 892,670-10.64
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 379,194 0.02 826,255-54.11
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 306,959 0.02 397,830-22.84
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 596,324 0.03 1,753,297-65.99
65 Headgear and parts thereof 23,160 0.00 55,752-58.46
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,480 0.00 323358.20
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 155,413 0.01 875,483-82.25
69 Ceramic products 136,108 0.01 473,485-71.25
70 Glass and glassware 199,057 0.01 144,94737.33
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,096,612,943 63.11 1,366,020,336-19.72
72 Iron and steel 49,446,321 2.85 43,060,26114.83
73 Articles of iron or steel 24,471,122 1.41 19,415,19626.04
74 Copper and articles thereof 78,758 0.00 88,349-10.86
75 Nickel and articles thereof 132,044 0.01 106,10324.45
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 12,161,531 0.70 4,085,449197.68
78 Lead and articles thereof 1 0.00 898,695-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 20-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 959,320 0.06 343,647179.16
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8,637,644 0.50 5,841,35847.87
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 436,832 0.03 422,0733.50
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 34,518,345 1.99 30,820,69212.00
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 18,771,140 1.08 9,386,35799.98
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 61,867 0.00 15,465300.05
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 34,664,305 2.00 4,554,320661.13
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 93,190 0.01 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11,537,890 0.66 10,905,4875.80
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 58,575 0.00 55,2306.06
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 623,598 0.04 765,920-18.58
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 275,050 0.02 63,968329.98
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 48,109 0.00 24,33197.73
SS Classified 113,446,699 6.53 299 969 130-62.18

Russia’s Imports from the United Arab Emirates

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 32.05% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (48.51% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 23.43% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (7.31% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 20.64% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (14.52% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.84% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (5.72% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.78% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (1.54% in 2013).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $44,637,961;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $19,328,234;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $14,604,054;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $10,318,122;
  • 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 $2,582,839;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $1,773,157.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $164,543,094;
  • 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) - a decrease of $73,101,392;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $7,639,598;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $3,985,224;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $1,939,596;
  • 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 $1,595,155;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $875,581;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $818,634;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $792,287.
Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 8,442 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,911 0.00 3,787-23.13
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 85,871 0.03 19,021351.45
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 51,383,474 19.80 59,023,072-12.94
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 121,800 0.05 60,95399.83
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 1,200-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 860 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 18,536 0.01 7572,348.61
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 273,213 0.11 1,091,847-74.98
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 38,125 0.01 82,852-53.98
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 77,455 0.03 7,239969.97
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,497 0.00 842,872.62
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 39,741 0.02 11,815236.36
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,511,620 0.58 1,173,53028.81
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 359 0.00 37,226-99.04
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,119,500 0.43 800,04939.93
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,682,871 1.03 100,0322,582.01
29 Organic chemicals 25,341,989 9.76 6,013,755321.40
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,010,383 0.39 463,860117.82
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,317,398 1.28 1,544,241114.82
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 287,521 0.11 361,277-20.42
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 165,598-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 283,537 0.11 740,532-61.71
39 Plastics and articles thereof 27,503,504 10.60 17,185,38260.04
40 Rubber and articles thereof 369,485 0.14 4,354,709-91.52
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 49,795 0.02 100,292-50.35
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 68,500-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,645 0.00 9,776-62.71
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 312,440 0.12 907,129-65.56
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 163,486 0.06 220,213-25.76
52 Cotton 35,747 0.01 197,759-81.92
54 Man-made filaments 408,866 0.16 545,555-25.06
55 Man-made staple fibers 201,900 0.08 57,781249.42
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 177,713 0.07 139,54927.35
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 24,265 0.01 8,408188.59
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 6,628 0.00 4,67941.65
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 165,720-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 16,246 0.01 17,717-8.30
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,000,801 1.16 3,679,989-18.46
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 517,506 0.20 735,844-29.67
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 184,421 0.07 18,109918.39
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 52,528 0.02 928,109-94.34
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,954 0.00 3,18424.18
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 179 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 42 0.00 3,605-98.83
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 68,315 0.03 25,839164.39
69 Ceramic products 2,172,108 0.84 4,111,704-47.17
70 Glass and glassware 4,599,354 1.77 5,019,399-8.37
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 789,705 0.30 852,710-7.39
72 Iron and steel 10,617 0.00 349,782-96.96
73 Articles of iron or steel 36,914,457 14.22 22,310,40365.46
74 Copper and articles thereof 147,022 0.06 23,967513.44
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 126,502 0.05 107,15618.05
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 3,895-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,301,684 0.50 1,420,412-8.36
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 13,145 0.01 11,85010.93
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 80,446,872 31.00 35,808,911124.66
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 2,441,040 0.94 4,036,195-39.52
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 11,017 0.00 4,060171.35
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 165,504 0.06 62,668164.10
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 164,543,094-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 108,115 0.04 900,402-87.99
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 20 0.00 840-97.62
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 9,148,585 3.53 82,249,977-88.88
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 249,831 0.10 304,165-17.86
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 19,248 0.01 8,628123.09
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 622-100.00
SS Classified 154,397 0.06 91 50268.74

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