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

Russia’s Trade with Vietnam

In 2015, Russia’s trade with Vietnam totaled $3,896,117,182, up 3.94% ($147,710,655) from 2014.

Russia’s exports to Vietnam in 2015 totaled $1,842,678,779, up 26.83% ($389,792,378) from 2014.

Russia’s imports from Vietnam in 2015 were $2,053,438,403, down 10.55% ($242,081,723) from 2014.

Russia’s trade deficit with Vietnam in 2015 was $210,759,624, a 74.99% decrease ($631,874,101) over 2014.

Vietnam was Russia’s 28th largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 37th in 2014), accounting for 0.7403% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.4788% in 2014).

Vietnam was Russia’s 38th largest export market in 2015 (up from 47th in 2014), accounting for 0.5363% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2924% in 2014).

Vietnam was Russia’s 21st largest supplier in 2015 (up from 26th in 2014), accounting for 1.1241% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.8027% in 2014).

Russia’s Exports to Vietnam

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 45.33% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (52.65% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 12.58% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (10.44% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.93% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (8.67% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.71% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (4.09% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.28% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (1.97% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.06% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (1.32% in 2014).

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

  • 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 $80,764,605;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $68,822,426;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $28,333,766;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $9,189,752;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $5,714,275.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Vietnam 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 $29,463,822;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $14,878,575;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $12,422,717;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $9,387,940;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $6,713,448.
Russia’s exports to Vietnam in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,624,993 0.20 2,456,01847.60
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 773,374 0.04 1,008,135-23.29
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 21,205 0.00 19,04311.35
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,636,071 0.09 730,365124.01
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 1,088-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 431,445 0.02 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 176,779 0.01 53,368231.25
10 Cereals 62,949 0.00 4,084,484-98.46
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,227,297 0.12 83,4812,568.03
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,280,935 0.07 1,841,001-30.42
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,397,349 0.08 854,07663.61
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 30,023 0.00 6,606354.48
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 511,708 0.03 1,958,772-73.88
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 179,857 0.01 308,659-41.73
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,481,795 0.08 526,536181.42
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 430,986 0.02 462,100-6.73
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 373,111 0.02 86,307332.31
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,954,042 0.16 3,343,736-11.65
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,967,898 0.11 1,290,97652.43
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 10,166 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 19,535,549 1.06 17,395,11712.30
26 Ores, slag and ash 19,069,327 1.03 9,879,57593.02
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 193,212,182 10.49 124,389,75655.33
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,351,286 0.13 4,641,181-49.34
29 Organic chemicals 1,362,443 0.07 1,039,83231.03
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,716,857 0.15 3,034,619-10.47
31 Fertilizers 100,094,806 5.43 106,808,254-6.29
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 199,755 0.01 119,04067.80
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 383,820 0.02 31,7291,109.68
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 1,395,152 0.08 1,013,02237.72
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 17,506 0.00 5533,065.64
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 3,320,971 0.18 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 820,041 0.04 318,772157.25
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,567,213 0.19 3,119,87014.34
40 Rubber and articles thereof 11,492,559 0.62 5,778,28498.89
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 2,574,098 0.14 1,504,55071.09
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 32,997 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,752,723 0.20 5,052,731-25.73
45 Cork and articles of cork 184 0.00 91,944.44
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,315,047 0.18 2,415,62237.23
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10,821,919 0.59 9,956,1468.70
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,731,342 0.31 11,240,255-49.01
50 Silk 35 0.00 0
52 Cotton 812 0.00 97737.11
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 4,137 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 1,941,019 0.11 1,702,11414.04
55 Man-made staple fibers 59,300 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 9,369 0.00 2204,158.64
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 6,291 0.00 15,392-59.13
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,101 0.00 1332,983.46
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 234,067 0.01 343,500-31.86
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 13,013 0.00 155,665-91.64
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 11,756 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 715 0.00 888,583-99.92
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 126 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 116,103 0.01 112,9902.76
69 Ceramic products 5,343 0.00 79,679-93.29
70 Glass and glassware 40,860 0.00 120,362-66.05
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,484 0.00 10,463-66.70
72 Iron and steel 9,079,201 0.49 23,957,776-62.10
73 Articles of iron or steel 10,656,746 0.58 23,079,463-53.83
74 Copper and articles thereof 181,961 0.01 798,617-77.22
75 Nickel and articles thereof 564 0.00 41,166-98.63
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 10,385,225 0.56 7,188,52144.47
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 225-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 200 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 443 0.00 11,000-95.97
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 2,841,626-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,107,621 0.06 870,53327.23
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 102,256 0.01 626,298-83.67
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 21,167,834 1.15 50,631,656-58.19
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 155,407,246 8.43 74,642,641108.20
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 9,307 0.00 27,734-66.44
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 40,293,537 2.19 11,959,771236.91
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 603,056,196 32.73 602,951,7890.02
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 15,328,467 0.83 24,716,407-37.98
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4,130 0.00 3,18629.63
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 7,518 0.00 251,709-97.01
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 20,628 0.00 86,895-76.26
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 11,239 0.00 2,288391.22
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 15,474 0.00 0
SS Classified 568,052,695 30.83 297 914 23490.68

Russia’s Imports from Vietnam

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 54.71% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (47.00% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 21.47% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (26.03% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 16.42% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (18.29% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.96% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (2.41% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.11% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (1.45% in 2014).

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

  • 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 $167,196,878.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Vietnam 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 $123,022,012;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $67,053,633;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $64,399,064;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $30,535,358;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $26,431,933;
  • 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 $16,048,891;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $15,268,803;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $15,055,511;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $11,226,886;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $10,655,304.
Russia’s imports from Vietnam in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
01 Live animals 93,800 0.00 17,126447.71
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 76,805,254 3.74 91,860,765-16.39
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 11,058 0.00 23,547-53.04
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 92,520 0.00 86,1707.37
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 695,589 0.03 600,55615.82
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 34,375,799 1.67 64,911,157-47.04
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 147,280,335 7.17 162,549,138-9.39
10 Cereals 17,478,720 0.85 13,072,11733.71
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 107,310 0.01 269,294-60.15
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 358,423 0.02 486,653-26.35
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 298,773 0.01 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 31,419 0.00 45,904-31.55
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,881 0.00 11,550-66.40
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 3,096,386 0.15 4,039,262-23.34
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 191,204 0.01 230,009-16.87
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 6,612 0.00 36,431-81.85
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,168,145 0.20 7,757,028-46.27
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 25,470,365 1.24 36,697,251-30.59
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 25,923,897 1.26 36,579,201-29.13
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 427,927 0.02 573,125-25.33
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 262,013 0.01 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 266,275 0.01 1,182,690-77.49
26 Ores, slag and ash 5,167,917 0.25 4,855,6146.43
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,869,927 0.09 503,787271.17
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 264,738 0.01 16,313,629-98.38
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 84,799-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,738,893 0.33 5,867,61414.85
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,782,779 0.18 4,050,705-6.61
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 448,224 0.02 398,33312.52
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 649,697 0.03 725,719-10.48
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,502,244 0.07 1,840,024-18.36
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,254,079 0.06 559,802124.02
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,498,868 0.12 1,684,90248.31
39 Plastics and articles thereof 12,889,661 0.63 12,289,9374.88
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,162,297 0.49 11,570,384-12.17
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 771 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 30,280,571 1.47 34,398,432-11.97
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,874,562 0.09 3,844,499-51.24
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,274,456 0.06 2,192,290-41.87
45 Cork and articles of cork 59 0.00 1,397-95.78
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2,608,827 0.13 3,436,295-24.08
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 854,085 0.04 1,286,528-33.61
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 92,219 0.00 26,665245.84
50 Silk 9,777 0.00 0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 143-100.00
52 Cotton 2,251,420 0.11 855,339163.22
54 Man-made filaments 88,006 0.00 143,914-38.85
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,400,422 0.07 1,545,100-9.36
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 209,111 0.01 234,123-10.68
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 338,021 0.02 155,350117.59
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,579,484 0.13 7,23035,577.51
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 236,997 0.01 209,42413.17
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 54,086,163 2.63 80,518,096-32.83
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 149,747,922 7.29 216,801,555-30.93
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 14,289,926 0.70 16,145,183-11.49
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 213,198,980 10.38 277,598,044-23.20
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,294,997 0.11 2,999,828-23.50
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 2,045 0.00 2,979-31.35
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 92,448 0.00 353,133-73.82
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 598,759 0.03 1,107,412-45.93
69 Ceramic products 2,683,645 0.13 5,386,561-50.18
70 Glass and glassware 398,892 0.02 923,586-56.81
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,372,404 0.07 1,971,124-30.37
72 Iron and steel 9,012,585 0.44 13,326,104-32.37
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,368,225 0.36 12,064,745-38.93
74 Copper and articles thereof 130,518 0.01 125,0794.35
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 14,655 0.00 6,284133.21
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 184-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 204-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,918,036-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,503 0.00 617,200-99.59
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,726,485 0.23 3,443,06637.28
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,497,659 0.07 1,780,661-15.89
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 197,061,992 9.60 320,084,004-38.43
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 922,578,149 44.93 755,381,27122.13
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 32,500 0.00 31,1344.39
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,095,923 0.05 1,170,915-6.40
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,638,546 0.13 2,125,61924.13
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 18,545 0.00 104,819-82.31
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 53,677 0.00 62,690-14.38
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 15,452,243 0.75 21,509,653-28.16
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 14,381,119 0.70 17,483,704-17.75
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 9,676,590 0.47 10,279,874-5.87
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 68,668 0.00 1,3844,861.56
SS Classified 87,823 0.00 85 0433.27
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