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Russian trade with Hong Kong in 2015

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Hong Kong in 2015: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Hong Kong

In 2015, Russia’s trade with Hong Kong was $968,651,701, down 33.41% ($485,904,443) from 2014.

Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in 2015 were $776,110,486, down 37.91% ($473,820,448) from 2014.

Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in 2015 were $192,541,215, down 5.91% ($12,083,995) from 2014.

Russia’s trade surplus with Hong Kong in 2015 was $583,569,271, a 44.17% decrease ($461,736,453) over 2014.

Hong Kong was Russia’s 63rd largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 58th in 2014), accounting for 0.1841% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1858% in 2014).

Hong Kong was Russia’s 54th largest export market in 2015 (down from 50th in 2014), accounting for 0.2259% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2515% in 2014).

Hong Kong was Russia’s 66th largest supplier in 2015 (up from 73rd in 2014), accounting for 0.1054% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0716% in 2014).

Russia’s Exports to Hong Kong

The major share of Russian exports to Hong Kong in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 60.10% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (51.94% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.41% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (13.67% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 10.13% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (20.34% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.16% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (6.23% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.54% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (4.35% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.66% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (0.37% in 2014).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $10,740,854;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $3,047,205.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in 2015 over 2014 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 $182,749,563;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $167,331,164;
  • 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 $86,899,299;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $15,025,526;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $9,067,175;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $8,263,810;
  • 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 $7,247,601;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - a decrease of $3,037,889.
Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
01 Live animals 65,000 0.01 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 16,850,195 2.17 31,875,721-47.14
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 73,310 0.01 9,300688.28
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 237,925 0.03 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 24,013,854 3.09 20,966,64914.53
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 323 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 17 0.00 107-84.11
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 29,181 0.00 89,381-67.35
10 Cereals 0 0.00 198,681-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,903 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 15,368 0.00 34,966-56.05
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,967 0.00 43,591-95.49
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,517,573 0.20 1,014,31649.62
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,057 0.00 309889.32
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 47,057 0.01 41111,349.39
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 19,116 0.00 8,561123.29
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 16,055 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 18,582 0.00 34,133-45.56
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 51,897 0.01 137,446-62.24
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 42,242 0.01 65,960-35.96
26 Ores, slag and ash 2,906,743 0.37 11,170,553-73.98
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 75,670,203 9.75 243,001,367-68.86
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 73,152,553 9.43 160,051,852-54.29
29 Organic chemicals 21,015 0.00 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,169,728 0.67 6,785,503-23.81
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 840,000-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 159,944 0.02 91,00975.75
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 302,789 0.04 175,45772.57
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 189,373 0.02 18,990897.22
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 15 0.00 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 938 0.00 2,135-56.07
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 960,025 0.12 1,563,159-38.58
39 Plastics and articles thereof 475,410 0.06 842,776-43.59
40 Rubber and articles thereof 383,219 0.05 498,828-23.18
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 19,943,264 2.57 22,981,153-13.22
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 13,132 0.00 6,104115.14
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,415,712 0.18 838,08968.92
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 141,917 0.02 414,893-65.79
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 14,738-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,094,185 0.79 6,775,047-10.05
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 44,064 0.01 54,172-18.66
50 Silk 0 0.00 20,379-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 8,292-100.00
52 Cotton 0 0.00 1,364-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 210-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 8,957-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 6,772-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5,359 0.00 184,474-97.09
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 8 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 318 0.00 193,476-99.84
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 721 0.00 17,777-95.94
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 2,036-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 34,014 0.00 52,955-35.77
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 203,365 0.03 56,038262.91
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,223 0.00 1,32368.03
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 52,245 0.01 107,420-51.36
65 Headgear and parts thereof 10 0.00 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 409 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 22,457 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 184,959 0.02 2,5277,219.31
69 Ceramic products 82,716 0.01 34,953136.65
70 Glass and glassware 89,367 0.01 225,860-60.43
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 466,468,976 60.10 649,218,539-28.15
72 Iron and steel 1,098,293 0.14 2,199,899-50.08
73 Articles of iron or steel 79,589 0.01 1,492,249-94.67
74 Copper and articles thereof 12,000 0.00 484,052-97.52
75 Nickel and articles thereof 101,745 0.01 21,460374.11
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 11,136,176 1.43 395,3222,716.99
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 17-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 27,300 0.00 8,603217.33
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 423,189 0.05 6,3616,552.87
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 292 0.00 25,066-98.84
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,483,885 0.84 6,604,789-1.83
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 42,044,125 5.42 49,291,726-14.70
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 673,784 0.09 100,312571.69
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,395,019 0.70 5,155,9814.64
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,041,496 0.13 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,685,448 0.99 16,752,623-54.12
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 50,559 0.01 149,851-66.26
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 53,944 0.01 867,897-93.78
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 210,686 0.03 56,436273.32
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 110,782 0.01 44,521148.83
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,006,770 0.26 2,624,238-23.53
SS Classified 279,406 0.04 2 900 822-90.37

Russia’s Imports from Hong Kong

The major share of Russian imports from Hong Kong in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 63.24% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (49.47% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 12.33% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (16.09% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.40% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (4.57% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.45% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (4.38% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.39% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (4.64% in 2014).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $16,794,256;
  • 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 $11,894,843;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,216,937;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $1,015,545;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $829,604.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in 2015 over 2014 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 $7,867,635;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $6,776,230;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $6,715,031;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $4,631,505;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $2,996,358;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $2,036,367;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $2,024,382;
  • 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 $1,483,855;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $1,464,270;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - a decrease of $1,401,839;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $1,014,413;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $993,730;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $945,112;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - a decrease of $787,013;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $641,499.
Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,375 0.00 125,091-98.90
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 198,584-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 19,833-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,225 0.00 12,787-82.60
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,405 0.00 3,61949.35
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 390 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 41,324 0.02 40,5281.96
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 49,111-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 28,750 0.01 12,268134.35
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 31,499 0.02 9,790221.75
26 Ores, slag and ash 198,000 0.10 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 474 0.00 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,018,979 0.53 871,74316.89
29 Organic chemicals 842,044 0.44 416,067102.38
30 Pharmaceutical products 108 0.00 8822.73
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 594,856 0.31 381,77655.81
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 67,883 0.04 459,988-85.24
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 183,975 0.10 444,093-58.57
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 48,640 0.03 27180,048.15
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 481-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 668,371 0.35 805,956-17.07
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,621,031 3.44 5,404,09422.52
40 Rubber and articles thereof 353,221 0.18 561,861-37.13
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 256,756 0.13 57,342347.76
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,382,394 1.24 5,378,752-55.71
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 4,264,526 2.21 5,666,365-24.74
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 323,093 0.17 422,905-23.60
45 Cork and articles of cork 72,380 0.04 37,83991.28
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 80,094 0.04 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 966,851 0.50 1,008,065-4.09
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,243,139 0.65 8,019,369-84.50
50 Silk 7,002 0.00 0
52 Cotton 126,212 0.07 74,93168.44
54 Man-made filaments 2,407,170 1.25 1,391,62572.98
55 Man-made staple fibers 684,388 0.36 201,276240.02
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 111,288 0.06 656,681-83.05
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 107,853 0.06 93,89314.87
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 14,616 0.01 37,216-60.73
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 51,956 0.03 389,382-86.66
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 116,284 0.06 903,297-87.13
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 8,962,764 4.65 10,999,131-18.51
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 8,774,435 4.56 13,405,940-34.55
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 645,100 0.34 1,659,513-61.13
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,272,428 0.66 2,736,698-53.50
65 Headgear and parts thereof 203,564 0.11 187,4088.62
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 70,332 0.04 43,67061.05
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 191,763 0.10 150,60927.33
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 21,473 0.01 111,856-80.80
69 Ceramic products 329,968 0.17 482,061-31.55
70 Glass and glassware 734,675 0.38 495,15348.37
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,463,094 0.76 1,517,617-3.59
72 Iron and steel 126,215 0.07 448,927-71.89
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,849,968 0.96 2,843,698-34.94
74 Copper and articles thereof 46,997 0.02 314,319-85.05
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 898,573 0.47 1,843,685-51.26
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 15,523-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 407-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,127,376 0.59 1,080,5414.33
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 506,769 0.26 1,148,268-55.87
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,087,648 1.08 1,258,04465.94
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 40,636,248 21.11 23,841,99270.44
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 74,500,488 38.69 62,605,64519.00
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 49,426 0.03 200,005-75.29
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,131,840 1.63 10,999,475-71.53
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 277,503 0.14 12,0152,209.64
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,167,170 1.64 3,563,281-11.12
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 533,443 0.28 716,418-25.54
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 223,253 0.12 394,756-43.45
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 2,886,820 1.50 4,370,675-33.95
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 12,878,671 6.69 19,593,702-34.27
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 753,290 0.39 1,062,033-29.07
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 260,436 0.14 2,284,818-88.60
SS Classified 4,933 0.00 80 604-93.88

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Russian foreign trade statistics
Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia