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

Russia’s Trade with New Zealand

In 2015, Russia’s trade with New Zealand was $514,582,499, down 22.49% ($149,348,110) from 2014.

Russia’s exports to New Zealand in 2015 were $403,158,502, down 4.79% ($20,277,134) from 2014.

Russia’s imports from New Zealand in 2015 were $111,423,997, down 53.67% ($129,070,976) from 2014.

Russia’s trade surplus with New Zealand in 2015 was $291,734,505, a 59.47% increase ($108,793,842) over 2014.

New Zealand was Russia’s 77th largest trading partner in 2015 (just as in 2014), accounting for 0.0978% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0848% in 2014).

New Zealand was Russia’s 68th largest export market in 2015 (up from 73rd in 2014), accounting for 0.1173% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0852% in 2014).

New Zealand was Russia’s 76th largest supplier in 2015 (down from 70th in 2014), accounting for 0.0610% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0841% in 2014).

Russia’s Exports to New Zealand

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 98.66% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (95.24% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.20% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (3.59% in 2014).

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

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $14,874,675;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $5,546,537.
Russia’s exports to New Zealand in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 5,260 0.00 882496.37
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 5,923 0.00 2,352151.83
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,750 0.00 10,821-74.59
10 Cereals 0 0.00 59-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 15,609 0.00 16,083-2.95
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,951 0.00 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 355-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 118,787 0.03 473,479-74.91
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 33,017 0.01 17,16092.41
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 38,424 0.01 20,98483.11
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 17,196 0.00 9,32084.51
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 14,681 0.00 19,177-23.44
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,823 0.00 8,794-33.78
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 539,242 0.13 707,376-23.77
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 48 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 397,740,350 98.66 403,286,887-1.38
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 320,212 0.08 0
29 Organic chemicals 33,263 0.01 19174,968.42
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,641 0.00 8,297-80.22
31 Fertilizers 234,232 0.06 15,108,907-98.45
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 89,459 0.02 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 10,904 0.00 1,576591.88
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 1,347 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,222 0.00 13,941-76.89
39 Plastics and articles thereof 51,120 0.01 18,477176.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 60,725 0.02 41,32946.93
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,548 0.00 3,089-17.51
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 805,519 0.20 870,232-7.44
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,728 0.00 3,6671.66
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 12,199 0.00 4792,446.76
52 Cotton 139 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 2,926 0.00 638358.62
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 952,582 0.24 649,65046.63
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3,474 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 396 0.00 1,232-67.86
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 4,250 0.00 1,550174.19
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 12,877 0.00 5,823121.14
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 77,607 0.02 51,67650.18
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 43,332 0.01 32,80432.09
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 40,296 0.01 18,853113.74
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,662 0.00 1,03660.42
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 15,225 0.00 6,493134.48
69 Ceramic products 230,328 0.06 95,341141.58
70 Glass and glassware 1,971 0.00 1,18865.91
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 11 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 123,215 0.03 443,771-72.23
73 Articles of iron or steel 331,761 0.08 195,31069.86
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,345 0.00 59,309-92.67
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 25,262-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,577 0.00 17,425-67.99
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 81-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 12,638 0.00 10,47420.66
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 13,192 0.00 11,77312.05
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 384,362 0.10 455,640-15.64
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 114,030 0.03 173,794-34.39
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 16 0.00 0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 6,645 0.00 28,257-76.48
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 54,424 0.01 116,516-53.29
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 40 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 13,925 0.00 6,99998.96
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 9,980 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 596 0.00 79,077-99.25
SS Classified 525,500 0.13 301 92274.05

Russia’s Imports from New Zealand

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 89.29% of Russia’s total imports from New Zealand (91.46% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.35% of Russia’s total imports from New Zealand (4.76% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.61% of Russia’s total imports from New Zealand (1.27% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.76% of Russia’s total imports from New Zealand (1.62% in 2014).

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

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $697,032;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $681,669;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $452,952;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $336,699.

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

  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $63,233,989;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $32,392,285;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $10,280,249;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $9,491,753;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $3,622,926;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $3,297,931;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $2,053,199;
  • 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 $1,300,311;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,161,314;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,007,079;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $703,636;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $689,609;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $470,369.
Russia’s imports from New Zealand in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
02 Meat and edible meat offal 23,422,595 21.02 55,814,880-58.04
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 12,804,223 11.49 22,295,976-42.57
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 26,182,707 23.50 89,416,696-70.72
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 13,760 0.01 33,940-59.46
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 123,285 0.11 196,004-37.10
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,827 0.00 164,098-97.06
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 9,863,086 8.85 13,486,012-26.86
10 Cereals 835,989 0.75 154,320441.72
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,287,790 2.95 5,340,989-38.44
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 7,275 0.01 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 76,868 0.07 135,339-43.20
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 186,991-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 92-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 92,664 0.08 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 17,771,640 15.95 28,051,889-36.65
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 6,263 0.01 2,539146.67
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 29,610-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,989,590 4.48 4,652,8917.24
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 11,847 0.01 4,780147.85
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 11,485 0.01 10,9724.68
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 772-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 193-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 444,725 0.40 915,094-51.40
30 Pharmaceutical products 971,687 0.87 518,73587.32
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 18-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 7,991 0.01 8,035-0.55
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 34,842 0.03 124,838-72.09
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 27,600 0.02 65,570-57.91
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 28,795 0.03 19,47647.85
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,093,893 0.98 396,861175.64
39 Plastics and articles thereof 272,756 0.24 962,365-71.66
40 Rubber and articles thereof 22,536 0.02 31,702-28.91
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 25,096 0.02 52,208-51.93
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 6,366 0.01 15,856-59.85
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,672 0.01 37,626-82.27
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 24,084-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 29 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,143 0.00 89827.28
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 189 0.00 8,359-97.74
50 Silk 54 0.00 0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 8,103 0.01 32,405-74.99
52 Cotton 0 0.00 1,110-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 782 0.00 194,015.79
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 6,495 0.01 7,090-8.39
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,298 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 9,499 0.01 12,523-24.15
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 919-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 14,248 0.01 15,465-7.87
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 908,516 0.82 744,77521.99
65 Headgear and parts thereof 7,648 0.01 8,445-9.44
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 27 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 46,229 0.04 45,9530.60
70 Glass and glassware 176 0.00 1,357-87.03
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 1,313-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 784,979 0.70 540,33345.28
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,072 0.00 19,824-84.50
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,461 0.00 3,299,392-99.96
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 56,251 0.05 34,05965.16
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,291 0.00 6,395-79.81
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,438,536 3.09 4,599,850-25.25
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 1,221,119 1.10 2,521,430-51.57
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 20,151 0.02 223,760-90.99
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 225,222 0.20 928,858-75.75
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,168,196 1.95 3,175,275-31.72
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 16,722 0.02 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,301 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 11,878 0.01 22,691-47.65
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6,542 0.01 331,409-98.03
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 10,188 0.01 21,266-52.09
SS Classified 3,799 0.00 738 349-99.49
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia