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Russian trade with Kuwait 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 Kuwait in the first quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia's Trade with Kuwait

In the 1st quarter of 2016, Russia's trade with Kuwait totaled $103,458,606, up 221.25% ($71,254,075) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's exports to Kuwait in the 1st quarter of 2016 totaled $103,458,606, up 221.91% ($71,319,394) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's imports from Kuwait in the 1st quarter of 2016 were $0, down 100.00% ($65,319) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's trade surplus with Kuwait in the 1st quarter of 2016 was $103,458,606, a 222.56% increase ($71,384,713) over the 1st quarter of 2015.

Kuwait was Russia's 75th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2016 (up from 104th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.1063% of Russia's total trade (up from 0.0243% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Kuwait was Russia's 62nd largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2016 (up from 88th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.1686% of Russia's total exports (up from 0.0356% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

There were no Russia's imports from Kuwait in the 1st quarter of 2016 (Kuwait was Russia's 148th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2015, accounting for 0.0002% of Russia's total imports).

Russia's Exports to Kuwait

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 97.48% of Russia's total exports to Kuwait (63.55% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.35% of Russia's total exports to Kuwait (3.81% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.07% of Russia's total exports to Kuwait (27.57% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of Russia's total exports to Kuwait (3.80% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

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

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $91,886,396;
  • 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 $757,522;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $544,665.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $11,460,881;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $8,740,315;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $1,222,040.
Russia's exports to Kuwait in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total export
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 33,364 0.03 -67.05
10 Cereals 9,372 0.01 -99.89
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 23,110 0.02 834.87
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 -100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,987 0.01 4.34
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 -100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 14,500 0.01
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,534 0.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0 0.00 -100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,614 0.01
40 Rubber and articles thereof 55 0.00 -73.93
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 -100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 724,276 0.70 303.25
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 -100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 667,320 0.65 -17.03
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 500 0.00 5,455.56
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 -100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 11,530 0.01 -26.54
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 16,352 0.02
70 Glass and glassware 5,983 0.01 1.73
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 -100.00
72 Iron and steel 1,135,405 1.10 -90.99
73 Articles of iron or steel 23,956 0.02 35.35
74 Copper and articles thereof 99,694,813 96.36 1,176.76
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 613 0.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 38 0.00 -97.94
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 82 0.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 85,668 0.08 6.78
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 805,317 0.78 1,584.94
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,440 0.00 -95.64
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 102,742 0.10 503.80
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 76,500 0.07
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,040 0.00 -50.41
SS Classified 495 0.00 -98.41

Russia's Imports from Kuwait

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.00% of Russia's total imports from Kuwait (99.57% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

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

  • No such product groups.

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

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $65,036;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $187;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $96.
Russia's imports from Kuwait in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total import
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 -100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia