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Russian trade with Japan in the 1st quarter of 2016

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia's foreign trade in goods with Japan in the first quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia's Trade with Japan

In the 1st quarter of 2016, Russia's trade with Japan was $3,688,954,398, down 39.13% ($2,371,258,862) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's exports to Japan in the 1st quarter of 2016 were $2,336,657,299, down 46.26% ($2,011,382,608) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's imports from Japan in the 1st quarter of 2016 were $1,352,297,099, down 21.02% ($359,876,254) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's trade surplus with Japan in the 1st quarter of 2016 was $984,360,200, a 62.66% decrease ($1,651,506,354) over the 1st quarter of 2015.

Japan was Russia's 7th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2016 (down from 6th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 3.7911% of Russia's total trade (down from 4.5807% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Japan was Russia's 8th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2016 (down from 6th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 3.8077% of Russia's total exports (down from 4.8169% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Japan was Russia's 7th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2016 (down from 6th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 3.7628% of Russia's total imports (down from 4.0735% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Russia's Exports to Japan

The major share of Russian exports to Japan in the 1st quarter of 2016 (and in the 1st quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 84.12% of Russia's total exports to Japan (87.96% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.96% of Russia's total exports to Japan (6.41% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.44% of Russia's total exports to Japan (2.28% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.60% of Russia's total exports to Japan (2.04% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.08% of Russia's total exports to Japan (0.58% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's exports to Japan in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $22,962,395;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $7,674,426.

The largest declines in Russia's exports to Japan in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $1,882,378,157;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $107,892,939;
  • 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 $27,932,751;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $13,683,887;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $9,097,638.
Russia's exports to Japan in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total export
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
01 Live animals 1,000 0.00 -99.77
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,569 0.00 232.93
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 17,464,510 0.75 37.41
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 102,452 0.00 2,652.61
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 177,950 0.01
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 117,965 0.01 -40.55
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 586 0.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 39 0.00 -35.00
10 Cereals 3,654,576 0.16 350.22
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 137 0.00 -99.12
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 176,514 0.01 55.39
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 15,097 0.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 45,115 0.00 333.80
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 211,665 0.01 39.11
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 637 0.00 632.18
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 9,681 0.00 966.19
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 431 0.00 54.48
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,607 0.00 -65.86
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 41,428 0.00 -98.53
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 16,059 0.00 -55.90
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 178,817 0.01 -82.19
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,051,007 0.13 -56.52
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 507,708 0.02 201.55
26 Ores, slag and ash 41,423,724 1.77 124.38
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,923,658,721 82.33 -49.46
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,882,646 0.12 -37.67
29 Organic chemicals 3,165,894 0.14 26.94
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,925 0.00
31 Fertilizers 347,670 0.01 -61.48
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,759 0.00 9.05
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 322,516 0.01 774.74
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 4,109 0.00 -33.79
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 494 0.00 -27.25
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 137,908 0.01 -8.76
39 Plastics and articles thereof 15,378 0.00 -64.99
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,954,880 0.30 -66.30
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 104 0.00 -90.85
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 95,043 0.00 -64.86
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 95,538,449 4.09 8.73
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 8,049,677 0.34 -28.20
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 31,127 0.00 -73.32
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 95,808 0.00 103.06
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,072 0.00 1,146.51
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 390 0.00 -68.80
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 -100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,667 0.00 -31.62
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 45,575 0.00 586.78
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,939 0.00 -5.65
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 124,142 0.01 -47.96
65 Headgear and parts thereof 226 0.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 302 0.00 -86.85
69 Ceramic products 1,048 0.00 -57.26
70 Glass and glassware 133,770 0.01 -1.66
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 60,799,735 2.60 -31.48
72 Iron and steel 35,245,988 1.51 -20.52
73 Articles of iron or steel 24,211 0.00 207.36
75 Nickel and articles thereof 5,595 0.00 -51.20
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 123,765,671 5.30 -46.57
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,592,792 0.15 33.74
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 747 0.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 570 0.00 102.13
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,996,963 0.09 373.44
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 624,730 0.03 100.50
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 114,353 0.00 173.96
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,431,143 0.06 152.78
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 120,300 0.01 26.84
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 62,999 0.00 404.64
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 90 0.00 -96.07
SS Classified 46,899 0.00 -56.45

Russia's Imports from Japan

The major share of Russian imports from Japan in the 1st quarter of 2016 (and in the 1st quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 77.23% of Russia's total imports from Japan (75.56% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.52% of Russia's total imports from Japan (11.97% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.09% of Russia's total imports from Japan (6.56% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.67% of Russia's total imports from Japan (1.22% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's imports from Japan in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $52,600,856;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $29,423,895.

The largest declines in Russia's imports from Japan in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 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 $206,329,625;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $84,227,276;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $43,601,771;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $41,752,595;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $30,904,955;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $12,901,036;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $11,377,633;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $7,400,053.
Russia's imports from Japan in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total import
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
01 Live animals 280,000 0.02
02 Meat and edible meat offal 41,609 0.00 146.75
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,049,169 0.23 -0.37
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 19,584 0.00 -23.74
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 13,141 0.00 50.41
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7,287 0.00 -37.21
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 205,504 0.02 8.24
10 Cereals 16,363 0.00 158.58
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 438 0.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 42,986 0.00 -58.88
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 259,566 0.02 5.45
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 2,119 0.00 -20.87
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 16,756 0.00 -55.38
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 677 0.00 -66.20
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 72,164 0.01 -23.43
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 174,920 0.01 -18.69
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 55,534 0.00 16.08
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 36,533 0.00 275.08
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 939,904 0.07 -48.16
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 451,263 0.03 -70.66
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 6,725 0.00 448.98
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 7,467 0.00 12.61
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 17,333 0.00 3,968.78
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 -100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 11,921,531 0.88 5.21
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 266,087 0.02 -85.66
29 Organic chemicals 4,422,612 0.33 49.70
30 Pharmaceutical products 12,259,255 0.91 10.06
31 Fertilizers 590 0.00 -99.18
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,123,885 0.30 32.27
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7,228,062 0.53 24.62
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 4,982,411 0.37 14.81
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 559,812 0.04 58.85
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 11,088,747 0.82 -6.05
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 34,694,537 2.57 558.26
39 Plastics and articles thereof 18,601,037 1.38 -70.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 84,650,229 6.26 -11.85
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 203,747 0.02 342.26
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 10,502 0.00 406.36
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 31,189 0.00 68.84
45 Cork and articles of cork 362 0.00 -86.79
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 51 0.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,212,791 0.16 19.33
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 324,862 0.02 92.05
50 Silk 17,443 0.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 -100.00
52 Cotton 20,994 0.00 -81.43
54 Man-made filaments 2,850,772 0.21 17.32
55 Man-made staple fibers 14,027,227 1.04 -5.52
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3,709,807 0.27 99.38
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 76,841 0.01 17.64
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 9,362 0.00 17.39
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 441,239 0.03 23.03
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 104,939 0.01 -26.65
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 87,217 0.01 -14.66
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 421,351 0.03 160.23
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 387,382 0.03 -9.62
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 38,974 0.00 18.72
65 Headgear and parts thereof 375,197 0.03 11.06
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 276 0.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3,836 0.00 250.96
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,196,724 0.09 -31.38
69 Ceramic products 970,690 0.07 -31.35
70 Glass and glassware 4,117,211 0.30 -31.68
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 61,331 0.00 -75.15
72 Iron and steel 7,440,543 0.55 -84.87
73 Articles of iron or steel 17,136,877 1.27 -64.33
74 Copper and articles thereof 374,667 0.03 83.16
75 Nickel and articles thereof 19,115 0.00 -64.40
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 701,000 0.05 44.86
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,439 0.00 1,244.86
79 Zinc and articles thereof 5,407 0.00 290.40
80 Tin and articles thereof 755 0.00 -37.03
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 373,150 0.03 174.23
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9,913,988 0.73 16.93
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,829,593 0.43 1.73
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 225,519,808 16.68 -27.19
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 83,524,265 6.18 -4.59
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 8,447 0.00 -4.17
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 629,594,255 46.56 -24.68
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 57,560,590 4.26 1,060.56
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 48,151,217 3.56 -13.32
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 577,240 0.04 -46.28
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 459,756 0.03 -47.09
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 5,526,118 0.41 -31.74
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 585,448 0.04 67.41
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 26,678,183 1.97 -32.60
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 94,785 0.01
SS Classified 2,299 0.00 -53.26
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia