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

Russia's Trade with the United Kingdom

In the 1st quarter of 2016, Russia's trade with the United Kingdom was $2,341,961,545, down 15.60% ($433,022,958) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's exports to the United Kingdom in the 1st quarter of 2016 were $1,686,180,117, down 6.65% ($120,049,656) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's imports from the United Kingdom in the 1st quarter of 2016 were $655,781,428, down 32.31% ($312,973,302) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's trade surplus with the United Kingdom in the 1st quarter of 2016 was $1,030,398,689, a 23.04% increase ($192,923,646) over the 1st quarter of 2015.

The United Kingdom was Russia's 13th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2016 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 2.4068% of Russia's total trade (up from 2.0975% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

The United Kingdom was Russia's 11th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2016 (up from 15th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 2.7477% of Russia's total exports (up from 2.0010% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

The United Kingdom was Russia's 12th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2016 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 1.8248% of Russia's total imports (down from 2.3048% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Russia's Exports to the United Kingdom

The major share of Russian exports to the United Kingdom 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) - 81.47% of Russia's total exports to the United Kingdom (80.67% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 6.70% of Russia's total exports to the United Kingdom (2.61% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.26% of Russia's total exports to the United Kingdom (4.27% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.89% of Russia's total exports to the United Kingdom (6.69% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.74% of Russia's total exports to the United Kingdom (2.21% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.32% of Russia's total exports to the United Kingdom (1.06% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's exports to the United Kingdom in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 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) - an increase of $65,950,013.

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

  • 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 $84,906,578;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $74,046,526;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $13,754,112;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $9,362,131;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $9,223,562;
  • Zinc and articles thereof (HS code 79) - a decrease of $8,797,966;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $7,721,582;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $6,265,673;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $5,684,099.
Russia's exports to the United Kingdom in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total export
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,807,108 0.11 -32.05
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 200,483 0.01 59.11
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 97 0.00 -99.95
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 13,224 0.00 -25.54
10 Cereals 3,290,294 0.20 25,777.26
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,944 0.00 525.04
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 16,526 0.00 32,303.92
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 -100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 -100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 18,987 0.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 48,787 0.00 136.42
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 331 0.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 63,834 0.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 40,851 0.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 62,259 0.00 109.48
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,866,068 0.11 -30.12
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,700,945 0.22 -53.05
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 37,777 0.00 842.54
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 326 0.00 -97.62
26 Ores, slag and ash 10,874,348 0.64 -46.26
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,362,773,845 80.82 -5.15
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,968,669 0.24 -95.53
29 Organic chemicals 3,993,197 0.24 16.98
30 Pharmaceutical products 196,957 0.01 -23.32
31 Fertilizers 18,985,988 1.13 -24.81
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 142,952 0.01 352.84
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 610,485 0.04 10.93
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 2,619 0.00 -95.90
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 -100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 5,004 0.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 737,265 0.04 1,916.86
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,045,481 0.12 147.14
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,118,304 0.07 -25.17
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 -100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8,084 0.00 -79.36
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,553,722 0.09 -70.67
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 21,424,489 1.27 -20.97
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 509,649 0.03 10.33
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7,370,792 0.44 -39.65
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 108,562 0.01 -32.39
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 106 0.00
54 Man-made filaments 8 0.00 100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 174 0.00 -83.44
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,803 0.00 9,389.47
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 8,440 0.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 11 0.00 -75.56
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 -100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 -100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 68,617 0.00 10.98
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 291,408 0.02 -54.43
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 53,674 0.00 51.31
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 40,152 0.00 -54.39
65 Headgear and parts thereof 370 0.00 -91.88
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 1,533,382 0.09 74.60
69 Ceramic products 9,089 0.00 25,868.57
70 Glass and glassware 1,002,258 0.06 6,124.05
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 113,034,748 6.70 140.07
72 Iron and steel 19,521,304 1.16 -28.34
73 Articles of iron or steel 774,159 0.05 -29.93
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,643 0.00 -99.98
75 Nickel and articles thereof 71,156 0.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,520,413 0.33 -71.36
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,519,107 0.09 152.35
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 10,506,311 0.62 -2.39
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 57,837 0.00 135.97
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 80,282 0.00 361.52
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,679,184 0.51 -6.52
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 6,425,403 0.38 70.84
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 139,628 0.01 408.50
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,354,605 0.14 1,214.92
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 23,639 0.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,667,861 0.28 -21.39
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 60,828 0.00 179.12
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 9,176 0.00 3,212.64
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 732,698 0.04 -14.02
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 106,968 0.01 -20.89
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 34,081 0.00 -33.11
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 -100.00
SS Classified 61,247,341 3.63 192.16

Russia's Imports from the United Kingdom

The major share of Russian imports from the United Kingdom 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) - 45.49% of Russia's total imports from the United Kingdom (52.91% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 32.98% of Russia's total imports from the United Kingdom (30.49% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.29% of Russia's total imports from the United Kingdom (6.26% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.60% of Russia's total imports from the United Kingdom (4.19% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.44% of Russia's total imports from the United Kingdom (1.53% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.28% of Russia's total imports from the United Kingdom (1.16% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.25% of Russia's total imports from the United Kingdom (1.55% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

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

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $5,477,971;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $4,352,113;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $3,731,175;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $3,360,112;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $2,710,350.

The largest declines in Russia's imports from the United Kingdom in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 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) - a decrease of $133,179,880;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $51,749,208;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $39,248,708;
  • 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) - a decrease of $35,497,092;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $27,426,895;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $10,058,475;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $7,591,643;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $7,538,681;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $6,814,810;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $4,469,021;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $3,072,514;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $2,247,757;
  • 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 $2,187,187.
Russia's imports from the United Kingdom in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total import
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
01 Live animals 390,165 0.06 -56.62
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 891,808 0.14 -56.91
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 12,780 0.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 86,067 0.01 1,118.04
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 -100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 712,989 0.11 -64.33
10 Cereals 21,617 0.00 2,270.29
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 148,286 0.02 46.88
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 326,945 0.05 33.08
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,434,992 0.22 82.82
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 93 0.00 -50.79
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 252,782 0.04 -22.99
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 478,333 0.07 -55.59
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 837,742 0.13 -37.82
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,611,416 0.55 10.84
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,022,576 0.16 -15.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,960,579 0.76 -14.26
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 25,582,704 3.90 -28.22
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,406,539 0.67 321.10
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 9,170,688 1.40 90.32
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,572,803 0.24 0.99
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6,639,085 1.01 -50.65
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,246,732 0.34 -3.08
29 Organic chemicals 7,345,245 1.12 15.76
30 Pharmaceutical products 88,017,937 13.42 -30.84
31 Fertilizers 10,736 0.00 -78.65
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 16,876,972 2.57 19.13
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 25,893,162 3.95 -22.55
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 9,467,029 1.44 -78.95
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,146,998 0.33 145.26
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 22,093 0.00 8.98
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,531,399 0.23 -34.80
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 25,881,116 3.95 16.85
39 Plastics and articles thereof 28,265,582 4.31 -13.65
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8,572,519 1.31 -0.99
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 37,629 0.01 250,760.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 247,598 0.04 -59.38
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 28,592 0.00 -74.41
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 301,823 0.05 34.43
45 Cork and articles of cork 164 0.00 -61.50
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12,224,286 1.86 -5.12
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,499,103 0.53 101.78
50 Silk 3,011 0.00 -84.86
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 64,618 0.01 -30.01
52 Cotton 29,417 0.00 -31.69
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 40,861 0.01 75.35
54 Man-made filaments 1,111,895 0.17 -29.90
55 Man-made staple fibers 117,477 0.02 -57.93
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,390,210 0.21 -68.85
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 611,192 0.09 -6.23
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 9,431 0.00 -83.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 199,485 0.03 -39.75
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 35,304 0.01 230.96
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 813,491 0.12 7.83
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,118,258 0.17 -3.43
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,761,414 0.27 70.45
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 947,331 0.14 56.37
65 Headgear and parts thereof 105,272 0.02 -7.61
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 8,812 0.00 68.84
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 -100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,673,190 0.26 -49.81
69 Ceramic products 2,120,758 0.32 46.88
70 Glass and glassware 1,990,757 0.30 -7.35
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,292,914 0.20 -62.85
72 Iron and steel 2,068,374 0.32 -78.59
73 Articles of iron or steel 26,830,589 4.09 25.65
74 Copper and articles thereof 777,655 0.12 -32.48
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,539,585 0.23 17.18
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,332,178 0.20 -30.67
78 Lead and articles thereof 84,900 0.01 85.70
79 Zinc and articles thereof 888,900 0.14 189,430.92
80 Tin and articles thereof 540 0.00 -85.83
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 989,793 0.15 -50.14
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,277,014 0.19 -30.91
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 942,527 0.14 -27.60
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 118,866,733 18.13 0.32
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 49,288,140 7.52 -72.99
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 131,779 0.02 -43.25
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 103,966,724 15.85 -33.23
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 39,400 0.01 -98.28
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 25,999,557 3.96 -51.34
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,662 0.00 41.45
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 13,264 0.00 -13.53
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 6,077,753 0.93 7.02
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 288,023 0.04 -51.75
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 846,930 0.13 12.11
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4,075 0.00 -94.26
SS Classified 2,902,531 0.44 948.98
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