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Russian trade with Kuwait 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 Kuwait in 2015: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Kuwait

In 2015, Russia’s trade with Kuwait totaled $405,905,755, up 727.73% ($356,867,487) from 2014.

Russia’s exports to Kuwait in 2015 totaled $405,822,514, up 798.92% ($360,676,947) from 2014.

Russia’s imports from Kuwait in 2015 were $83,241, down 97.86% ($3,809,460) from 2014.

Russia’s trade surplus with Kuwait in 2015 was $405,739,273, a 883.54% increase ($364,486,407) over 2014.

Kuwait was Russia’s 79th largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 131st in 2014), accounting for 0.0771% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0063% in 2014).

Kuwait was Russia’s 67th largest export market in 2015 (up from 119th in 2014), accounting for 0.1181% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0091% in 2014).

Kuwait was Russia’s 171st largest supplier in 2015 (down from 133rd in 2014), accounting for 0.0000% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0014% in 2014).

Russia’s Exports to Kuwait

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 57.62% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (42.81% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 27.43% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (6.52% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.70% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (34.25% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.61% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (13.99% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.15% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (1.19% in 2014).

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

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $211,870,359;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $106,880,439;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $35,826,501;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $2,623,475;
  • 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 $2,618,215;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1,683,058.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Kuwait in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s exports to Kuwait 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
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,900 0.00 1,50026.67
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 215,030 0.05 0
10 Cereals 51,190,465 12.61 15,363,964233.19
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 18,688 0.00 65,265-71.37
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 30,452 0.01 20,46048.84
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 285 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 43,421 0.01 3,6791,080.24
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12,890 0.00 7,38574.54
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 20,468 0.01 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 6,824 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,787,093 0.44 104,0351,617.78
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 183,300 0.05 0
29 Organic chemicals 30,712 0.01 0
31 Fertilizers 36,250 0.01 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 309,000 0.08 523,182-40.94
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9,148 0.00 13,177-30.58
40 Rubber and articles thereof 57,261 0.01 3,0891,753.71
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 741 0.00 124497.58
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 881 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,447,168 0.60 1,509,97562.07
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 240,865 0.06 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,846,298 0.95 4,805,050-19.95
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,519 0.00 364,119.44
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 71-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 581 0.00 3,925-85.20
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 59,170 0.01 118,986-50.27
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 40 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 745 0.00 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 50 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 30 0.00 0
69 Ceramic products 476 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 11,985 0.00 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,773 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 13,006,054 3.20 10,382,57925.27
73 Articles of iron or steel 116,360 0.03 110,1535.63
74 Copper and articles thereof 220,690,219 54.38 8,819,8602,402.20
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 40-100.00
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 252-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 14,808 0.00 13,7517.69
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 14 0.00 208-93.27
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 461,249 0.11 1,166,530-60.46
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 3,747,840 0.92 1,129,625231.78
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 6,450 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 106,880,439 26.34 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 224,719 0.06 648,776-65.36
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 80 0.00 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 22,928 0.01 95,438-75.98
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6,465 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 12,115 0.00 0
SS Classified 67,265 0.02 234 452-71.31

Russia’s Imports from Kuwait

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 94.67% of Russia’s total imports from Kuwait (99.46% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.15% of Russia’s total imports from Kuwait (0.13% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.20% of Russia’s total imports from Kuwait (0.18% in 2014).

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

  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $700.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Kuwait in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $3,096,574;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $696,196;
  • Headgear and parts thereof (HS code 65) - a decrease of $3,661;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $3,254;
  • 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 $2,856;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $2,772;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $1,016;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $1,003;
  • 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 $955;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $856;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $460;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $373.
Russia’s imports from Kuwait in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 3,096,574-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 78,806 94.67 775,002-89.83
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,000 1.20 3,772-73.49
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 3,254-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 3,661-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 1,003-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 1,355 1.63 655106.87
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 955-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 288 0.35 1,144-74.83
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 1,016-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 96 0.12 469-79.53
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 1,696 2.04 4,552-62.74
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 184-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 460-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia