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Russian trade with South Korea in the 2nd 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 South Korea in the second quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with South Korea

In the 2nd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with South Korea was $3,160,894,222, down 28.24% ($1,244,083,386) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to South Korea in the 2nd quarter of 2016 were $1,998,638,826, down 39.98% ($1,331,453,861) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from South Korea in the 2nd quarter of 2016 totaled $1,162,255,396, up 8.13% ($87,370,475) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with South Korea in the 2nd quarter of 2016 was $836,383,430, a 62.91% decrease ($1,418,824,336) over the 2nd quarter of 2015.

South Korea was Russia’s 10th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 2.9042% of Russia’s total trade (down from 3.2310% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

South Korea was Russia’s 11th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (down from 8th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 3.0078% of Russia’s total exports (down from 3.6376% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

South Korea was Russia’s 8th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (up from 10th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 2.7418% of Russia’s total imports (up from 2.3999% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to South Korea

The major share of Russian exports to South Korea in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 70.47% of Russia’s total exports to South Korea (77.91% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.78% of Russia’s total exports to South Korea (11.88% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.62% of Russia’s total exports to South Korea (6.56% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.25% of Russia’s total exports to South Korea (1.69% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.90% of Russia’s total exports to South Korea (0.93% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to South Korea in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd 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) - an increase of $9,701,985.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to South Korea in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd 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 $1,190,207,025;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $61,736,918;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $38,194,537;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $19,819,165;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $8,251,088;
  • 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 $7,698,799;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $6,161,689.
Russia’s exports to South Korea in the 2nd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2016
over Q2 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 2,526-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 247,179,642 12.37 308,916,560-19.98
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,620 0.00 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,617,748 0.08 1,951,354-17.10
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 57,498 0.00 19,500194.86
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 14,000 0.00 14,640-4.37
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 27,817 0.00 11,887134.01
10 Cereals 56,463,396 2.83 76,282,561-25.98
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 13,436 0.00 2,337,794-99.43
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 15,012 0.00 6423,356.25
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 173,847 0.01 232,785-25.32
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 9,835 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 18,071-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 825-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 64,686 0.00 69,960-7.54
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 2,379-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 11,791 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 732,505 0.04 109,555568.62
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 116,278 0.01 151,706-23.35
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 7,685,135 0.38 5,547,75938.53
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,108,309 0.06 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 173 0.00 28,550.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 17,564,331 0.88 13,210,63832.96
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,390,905,785 69.59 2,581,112,810-46.11
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 28,644,356 1.43 18,942,37151.22
29 Organic chemicals 1,944,231 0.10 1,364,59742.48
30 Pharmaceutical products 132,730 0.01 152,985-13.24
31 Fertilizers 83,830 0.00 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,522,239 0.08 342,392344.59
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 9,865 0.00 16,874-41.54
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 4,086 0.00 42,622-90.41
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 463 0.00 1,885-75.44
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 28,731 0.00 5,344437.63
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 169,670 0.01 174,195-2.60
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,368,889 0.07 2,304,272-40.59
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,164,729 0.21 7,490,702-44.40
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 104 0.00 725-85.66
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 412,383 0.02 702,299-41.28
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 24,397,343 1.22 26,293,639-7.21
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 18,808,817 0.94 27,059,905-30.49
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 943,512 0.05 1,838,316-48.68
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 791,683 0.04 1,047,207-24.40
50 Silk 0 0.00 1,101-100.00
52 Cotton 1,221 0.00 260,950.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,160 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 228,821 0.01 449,935-49.14
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 638,681 0.03 285,550123.67
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 5-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 4,486 0.00 4,2824.76
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 94,873 0.00 286,783-66.92
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 9,049 0.00 11,017-17.86
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,132 0.00 13,017-91.30
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 35,115 0.00 1,7071,957.12
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 92,852 0.00 117,610-21.05
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 1,384-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 25,132 0.00 130,233-80.70
69 Ceramic products 298,700 0.01 24,2491,131.80
70 Glass and glassware 230,973 0.01 149,90354.08
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 598,626 0.03 2,167,209-72.38
72 Iron and steel 79,325,385 3.97 85,487,074-7.21
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,966,623 0.15 5,087,824-41.69
74 Copper and articles thereof 55,296 0.00 8,318564.78
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,207-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 87,682,371 4.39 125,876,908-30.34
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 69-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,108,420 0.11 1,885,85211.80
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 58,445 0.00 111,830-47.74
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 480 0.00 3,909-87.72
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,953,289 0.20 8,571,775-53.88
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 5,227,318 0.26 12,926,117-59.56
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 32,522 0.00 2,821,273-98.85
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5,685,934 0.28 748,250659.90
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,841,134 0.09 4,661,960-60.51
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 34,849 0.00 5556,179.10
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3,010 0.00 25,727-88.30
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 209,355 0.01 23,011809.80
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,012 0.00 3,078-2.14
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 57 0.00 323-82.35
SS Classified 0 0.00 429,934-100.00

Russia’s Imports from South Korea

The major share of Russian imports from South Korea in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 65.26% of Russia’s total imports from South Korea (59.28% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.62% of Russia’s total imports from South Korea (16.69% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.92% of Russia’s total imports from South Korea (11.34% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.17% of Russia’s total imports from South Korea (2.73% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.08% of Russia’s total imports from South Korea (2.41% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.28% of Russia’s total imports from South Korea (2.36% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.13% of Russia’s total imports from South Korea (1.18% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from South Korea in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $142,154,874;
  • 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 $30,119,048;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $5,735,877;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $3,567,656.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from South Korea in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd 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 $51,461,276;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $13,797,340;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $9,781,944;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $8,075,282;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $6,654,928.
Russia’s imports from South Korea in the 2nd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2016
over Q2 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 452,531 0.04 1,179,905-61.65
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 17,816 0.00 47,644-62.61
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,774 0.00 22,245-83.03
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 93,118 0.01 128,325-27.44
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,431 0.00 6,010-42.91
10 Cereals 6,249 0.00 72,096-91.33
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 5,250-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 512,605 0.04 664,777-22.89
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 23,193 0.00 8,321178.73
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 215,571 0.02 251,732-14.36
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 43,138-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 222,340 0.02 140,15958.63
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 158,341 0.01 174,136-9.07
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,445,138 0.30 4,154,765-17.08
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 351,959 0.03 262,79033.93
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8,948,804 0.77 8,594,1444.13
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,234,383 0.45 4,978,1335.15
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 70,954 0.01 101,613-30.17
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 5,434,402 0.47 8,508,746-36.13
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,508,714 0.13 2,124,836-29.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 13,413,185 1.15 23,195,129-42.17
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,860,237 0.42 7,801,127-37.70
29 Organic chemicals 20,496,860 1.76 20,725,920-1.11
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,640,855 0.40 3,881,93319.55
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 16,272-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 6,804,489 0.59 6,059,32512.30
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 8,841,557 0.76 6,612,52033.71
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 5,491,447 0.47 5,193,9445.73
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,874,312 0.16 1,509,16824.20
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 2,222-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 60,867 0.01 63,183-3.67
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,948,646 0.60 3,707,16587.44
39 Plastics and articles thereof 94,114,353 8.10 90,546,6973.94
40 Rubber and articles thereof 39,036,180 3.36 33,300,30317.22
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 826,657 0.07 735,10812.45
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 640,267 0.06 1,057,343-39.45
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2,974 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 105,981 0.01 162,833-34.91
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 30-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 7,484 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12,533,905 1.08 11,714,6266.99
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 513,116 0.04 772,257-33.56
52 Cotton 557,335 0.05 826,640-32.58
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 35,036 0.00 3,697847.69
54 Man-made filaments 3,770,868 0.32 3,860,831-2.33
55 Man-made staple fibers 5,133,783 0.44 6,544,823-21.56
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,680,422 0.23 3,792,140-29.32
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 20,540 0.00 29,946-31.41
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 244,404 0.02 166,16447.09
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 5,092,195 0.44 3,838,24832.67
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2,217,354 0.19 2,513,496-11.78
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 775,212 0.07 453,43970.96
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 352,257 0.03 468,738-24.85
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,064,409 0.26 3,135,576-2.27
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 136,732 0.01 150,840-9.35
65 Headgear and parts thereof 40,490 0.00 35,01715.63
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 26,010-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 59,224 0.01 34,67770.79
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,878,577 0.33 3,696,0294.94
69 Ceramic products 227,208 0.02 378,494-39.97
70 Glass and glassware 6,336,736 0.55 6,950,709-8.83
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 132,013 0.01 338,316-60.98
72 Iron and steel 32,706,368 2.81 40,781,650-19.80
73 Articles of iron or steel 24,227,819 2.08 30,882,747-21.55
74 Copper and articles thereof 834,459 0.07 812,9932.64
75 Nickel and articles thereof 46,956 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,140,238 0.18 1,584,85235.04
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 6,070-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 708,196 0.06 1,239,084-42.85
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 6,672-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 16,007 0.00 4,032297.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 21,775,660 1.87 35,573,000-38.79
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 9,579,831 0.82 11,046,953-13.28
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 315,836,192 27.17 173,681,31881.85
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 172,955,836 14.88 142,836,78821.09
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 77,822 0.01 111,174-30.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 231,740,392 19.94 283,201,668-18.17
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,207,391 0.28 773,817314.49
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 34,633,095 2.98 36,538,707-5.22
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 117,615 0.01 754,997-84.42
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 30,414 0.00 37,413-18.71
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 24,186,657 2.08 21,173,02714.23
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 672,578 0.06 716,827-6.17
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,090,380 0.35 2,974,46437.52
SS Classified 0 0.00 4,477,068-100.00

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