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Russian trade with the United Arab Emirates 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 the United Arab Emirates in 2015: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with the United Arab Emirates

In 2015, Russia’s trade with the United Arab Emirates was $1,245,567,490, down 37.63% ($751,467,989) from 2014.

Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in 2015 were $1,081,165,394, down 37.77% ($656,341,293) from 2014.

Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in 2015 were $164,402,096, down 36.65% ($95,126,696) from 2014.

Russia’s trade surplus with the United Arab Emirates in 2015 was $916,763,298, a 37.97% decrease ($561,214,597) over 2014.

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 55th largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 48th in 2014), accounting for 0.2367% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.2551% in 2014).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 45th largest export market in 2015 (down from 41st in 2014), accounting for 0.3147% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.3496% in 2014).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 69th largest supplier in 2015 (down from 68th in 2014), accounting for 0.0900% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0907% in 2014).

Russia’s Exports to the United Arab Emirates

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 42.58% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (63.11% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 14.04% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (5.74% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.62% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (9.07% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.09% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (5.54% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 8.26% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (6.54% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.85% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (0.90% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.43% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (1.99% in 2014).

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $49,951,782;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $25,102,622;
  • 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 $18,724,744;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $14,710,176;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $11,151,247;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $8,218,933;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $7,871,184;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $5,474,702.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates 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 $636,235,559;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $35,319,433;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $24,521,620;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $20,758,483;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $9,392,790;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $6,755,710;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $5,876,435;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $3,653,977;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $3,395,752.
Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
01 Live animals 25,390 0.00 57,937-56.18
02 Meat and edible meat offal 14,632 0.00 10114,387.13
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 7,754 0.00 9,454-17.98
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 156,402 0.01 5,4012,795.80
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 250 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,652,800 0.15 662,253149.57
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 802,067 0.07 480,40966.96
10 Cereals 84,332,299 7.80 119,651,732-29.52
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 8,154,934 0.75 283,7502,773.99
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 17,520 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 152,242 0.01 9,545,032-98.41
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 170,627 0.02 109,97155.16
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 877,030 0.08 4,272,782-79.47
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,546,355 0.51 71,6537,640.58
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 145,698 0.01 80,69380.56
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 172,598 0.02 114,29551.01
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,214,464 0.57 7,954,776-21.88
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,789,425 0.17 3,828,237-53.26
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,561,952 0.42 10,438,387-56.30
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 314,898 0.03 94,961231.61
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 88,967,535 8.23 113,489,155-21.61
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,335,466 0.22 1,512,85254.38
29 Organic chemicals 2,585,258 0.24 1,729,96349.44
30 Pharmaceutical products 51,814 0.00 115,399-55.10
31 Fertilizers 49,951,782 4.62 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 232,851 0.02 227,0512.55
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 380,621 0.04 115,628229.18
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 673,285 0.06 639,2755.32
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,203 0.00 48,830-93.44
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 24,300 0.00 20,00021.50
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 49-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,410,631 0.22 2,981,699-19.15
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,115,365 0.10 4,769,342-76.61
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,507,664 0.32 3,432,0412.20
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 21,513 0.00 77,223-72.14
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2,396,654 0.22 2,350,4331.97
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 8,526,062 0.79 15,281,772-44.21
45 Cork and articles of cork 16 0.00 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 280 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,834,028 0.17 1,045,54475.41
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 15,786,434 1.46 18,087,479-12.72
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 168,710 0.02 126,14733.74
52 Cotton 1,020 0.00 281262.99
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 6 0.00 130-95.38
54 Man-made filaments 1,831,198 0.17 3,779,256-51.55
55 Man-made staple fibers 930 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,513 0.00 11,594-78.32
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 26,939 0.00 1,9321,294.36
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 100 0.00 928.70
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 23,609 0.00 16,92939.46
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 304,247 0.03 354,138-14.09
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 97,785 0.01 797,650-87.74
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 786,666 0.07 379,194107.46
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 299,861 0.03 306,959-2.31
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 188,644 0.02 596,324-68.37
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,045 0.00 23,160-86.85
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 145 0.00 1,480-90.20
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 124 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 843,210 0.08 155,413442.56
69 Ceramic products 21,184 0.00 136,108-84.44
70 Glass and glassware 539,890 0.05 199,057171.22
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 460,377,384 42.58 1,096,612,943-58.02
72 Iron and steel 64,156,497 5.93 49,446,32129.75
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,712,639 0.34 24,471,122-84.83
74 Copper and articles thereof 166,532 0.02 78,758111.45
75 Nickel and articles thereof 10,567 0.00 132,044-92.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 23,312,778 2.16 12,161,53191.69
78 Lead and articles thereof 287 0.00 128,600.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 54 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 313,918 0.03 959,320-67.28
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6,326,545 0.59 8,637,644-26.76
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 267,273 0.02 436,832-38.82
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 34,680,751 3.21 34,518,3450.47
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 37,495,884 3.47 18,771,14099.75
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 65,176 0.01 61,8675.35
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 59,766,927 5.53 34,664,30572.42
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 81,419 0.01 93,190-12.63
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 19,756,823 1.83 11,537,89071.23
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 54,553 0.01 58,575-6.87
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 1,725,112 0.16 623,598176.64
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 172,918 0.02 275,050-37.13
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 75,043 0.01 48,10955.99
SS Classified 67,592,389 6.25 113 446 699-40.42

Russia’s Imports from the United Arab Emirates

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 37.26% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (20.64% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 26.30% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (32.05% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 24.75% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (23.43% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.66% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (14.84% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.48% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (1.78% in 2014).

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $11,273,211;
  • 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 $5,348,899;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $1,528,685;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $1,203,905;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $941,604;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $707,398.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $38,847,247;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $29,888,123;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $25,341,989;
  • 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 $8,554,530;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $4,468,546;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $1,645,641;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $1,595,897;
  • 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 $1,434,845;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $1,276,188;
  • 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 $712,604;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $663,904;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $557,014.
Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
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 111,753 0.07 8,4421,223.77
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 117,180 0.07 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 2,911-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 11,359,082 6.91 85,87113,128.08
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 46,914,928 28.54 51,383,474-8.70
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,203,905 0.73 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 156,794 0.10 121,80028.73
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 860-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 59,395 0.04 18,536220.43
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 33,245 0.02 273,213-87.83
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7,094 0.00 38,125-81.39
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 209,727 0.13 77,455170.77
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 35,215 0.02 2,4971,310.29
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 87,228 0.05 39,741119.49
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 954,606 0.58 1,511,620-36.85
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 112,384 0.07 35931,204.74
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 963,794 0.59 1,119,500-13.91
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 8,031,770 4.89 2,682,871199.37
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 25,341,989-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,096 0.00 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 346,479 0.21 1,010,383-65.71
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,041,210 1.24 3,317,398-38.47
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 1,816,206 1.10 287,521531.68
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 26,997 0.02 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,225,141 0.75 283,537332.09
39 Plastics and articles thereof 27,022,838 16.44 27,503,504-1.75
40 Rubber and articles thereof 173,294 0.11 369,485-53.10
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 20,375 0.01 49,795-59.08
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 21,057 0.01 3,645477.70
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 243,420 0.15 312,440-22.09
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 142,487 0.09 163,486-12.84
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 5,102 0.00 0
52 Cotton 5,848 0.00 35,747-83.64
54 Man-made filaments 474,849 0.29 408,86616.14
55 Man-made staple fibers 92,769 0.06 201,900-54.05
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 144,149 0.09 177,713-18.89
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 24,265-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 17,171 0.01 6,628159.07
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 6,498 0.00 0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 10,185 0.01 16,246-37.31
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,355,160 0.82 3,000,801-54.84
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 297,091 0.18 517,506-42.59
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,394 0.00 184,421-98.16
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 15,947 0.01 52,528-69.64
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,611 0.00 3,954-59.26
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 179-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 9,991 0.01 4223,688.10
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,194 0.00 68,315-93.86
69 Ceramic products 576,211 0.35 2,172,108-73.47
70 Glass and glassware 4,567,436 2.78 4,599,354-0.69
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 77,101 0.05 789,705-90.24
72 Iron and steel 5 0.00 10,617-99.95
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,026,334 4.27 36,914,457-80.97
74 Copper and articles thereof 22,203 0.01 147,022-84.90
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 168,347 0.10 126,50233.08
79 Zinc and articles thereof 3,057 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,009,082 1.22 1,301,68454.34
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 74,085 0.05 13,145463.60
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 41,599,625 25.30 80,446,872-48.29
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 1,006,195 0.61 2,441,040-58.78
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 0 0.00 11,017-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 242,704 0.15 165,50446.65
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 392,335 0.24 108,115262.89
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 20-100.00
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 594,055 0.36 9,148,585-93.51
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 41,047 0.02 249,831-83.57
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 30,264 0.02 19,24857.23
SS Classified 89,351 0.05 154 397-42.13

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Russian foreign trade statistics
Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia