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Russian trade with the United Arab Emirates 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 the United Arab Emirates in the second quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with the United Arab Emirates

In the 2nd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with the United Arab Emirates totaled $418,937,289, up 72.07% ($175,465,221) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 2nd quarter of 2016 totaled $255,053,158, up 26.37% ($53,227,847) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 2nd quarter of 2016 totaled $163,884,131, up 293.51% ($122,237,374) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with the United Arab Emirates in the 2nd quarter of 2016 was $91,169,027, a 43.08% decrease ($69,009,527) over the 2nd quarter of 2015.

The United Arab Emirates was Russia's 44th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (up from 63rd in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.3849% of Russia's total trade (up from 0.1786% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia's 42nd largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (up from 53rd in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.3838% of Russia's total exports (up from 0.2205% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia's 44th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (up from 66th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.3866% of Russia's total imports (up from 0.0930% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to the United Arab Emirates

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 34.53% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (29.61% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 22.52% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (14.12% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.35% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (1.16% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 8.88% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (19.80% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.82% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (5.26% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.07% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (22.23% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.06% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (3.48% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $39,803,785;
  • 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 $28,310,930;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $25,218,115;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $4,681,451;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $3,904,744;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $3,400,138;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $2,925,598;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - an increase of $1,692,657;
  • 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 $1,133,031.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates 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 $20,705,037;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $18,655,455;
  • 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 $5,570,663;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3,057,567;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $2,496,947;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2,048,969;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,895,550.
Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 2nd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2016
over Q2 2015
01 Live animals 11,255 0.00 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 599,126 0.23 129464,338.76
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 9,140 0.00 7301,152.05
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 7,737 0.00 784886.86
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 454 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 561,424 0.22 103,207443.98
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,409 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 139,844 0.05 119,74216.79
10 Cereals 7,502,510 2.94 3,597,766108.53
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,956,582 1.16 30,9849,442.29
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 25,179 0.01 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 331,448 0.13 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 8,529 0.00 2,990185.25
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 56,429 0.02 280,734-79.90
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,833,515 0.72 1,281,86543.03
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 98,648 0.04 32,663202.02
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 50,851 0.02 37,57035.35
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,706,942 0.67 1,714,616-0.45
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,140,515 0.45 579,13296.94
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 344,225 0.13 2,841,172-87.88
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,400,299 1.33 1612,111,886.96
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 19,253,142 7.55 39,958,179-51.82
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,462,510 0.57 329,479343.89
29 Organic chemicals 359,619 0.14 483,643-25.64
30 Pharmaceutical products 121,780 0.05 8,9151,266.01
31 Fertilizers 39,803,785 15.61 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 32,474 0.01 51,363-36.78
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 286,245 0.11 166,55471.86
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 145,542 0.06 130,72811.33
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 809-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 8,100 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 952,800 0.37 498,52191.13
39 Plastics and articles thereof 319,788 0.13 84,455279.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 757,193 0.30 584,06329.64
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5,206 0.00 5,532-5.89
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 396,913 0.16 326,73321.48
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,857,581 1.12 2,757,3433.64
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 550,901 0.22 492,23711.92
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,843,106 0.72 3,738,656-50.70
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 12,506 0.00 36,506-65.74
52 Cotton 0 0.00 1,020-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 113-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 652,079 0.26 549,96518.57
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 12,236 0.00 9201,230.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 73 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 29,998 0.01 10,856176.33
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,575 0.00 129,808-98.79
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 19,590 0.01 39,271-50.12
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 249,834 0.10 223,72011.67
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,787 0.00 30,644-81.12
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 11,131 0.00 68,712-83.80
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5,041 0.00 4112,195.12
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 8,699 0.00 1246,915.32
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 313,615 0.12 35,493783.60
69 Ceramic products 112,895 0.04 23148,772.29
70 Glass and glassware 30,388 0.01 317,719-90.44
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 88,075,074 34.53 59,764,14447.37
72 Iron and steel 47,157,260 18.49 21,939,145114.95
73 Articles of iron or steel 451,673 0.18 864,049-47.73
74 Copper and articles thereof 20,773 0.01 11,39782.27
75 Nickel and articles thereof 178 0.00 34423.53
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 8,494,314 3.33 3,812,863122.78
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 32-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 124,000 0.05 152,000-18.42
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,160,670 0.46 1,693,797-31.48
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 32,322 0.01 27,94715.65
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,049,262 1.59 7,106,829-43.02
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 4,583,916 1.80 10,154,579-54.86
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 0 0.00 45,176-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,553,173 1.39 22,208,628-84.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 1,173-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,303,134 1.30 5,352,103-38.28
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 87 0.00 42,829-99.80
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 2,575,684 1.01 883,027191.69
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 62,000 0.02 57,4697.88
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,445 0.00 13,585-89.36
SS Classified 0 0.00 6,008,007-100.00

Russia’s Imports from the United Arab Emirates

The major share of Russian imports from the United Arab Emirates 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) - 85.34% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (21.20% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.01% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (24.27% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.49% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (42.34% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.07% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (6.51% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.41% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (1.66% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $132,107,459;
  • 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 $1,770,601;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $1,519,927;
  • 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) - an increase of $600,258.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $6,132,341;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $4,453,501;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,025,820;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $997,433;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $546,705.
Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 2nd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
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 16,933 0.01 29,827-43.23
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 346,474 0.21 4,799,975-92.78
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 6,159,382 3.76 12,291,723-49.89
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 70,840-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 8,380 0.01 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,391 0.00 19,036-87.44
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 187,181 0.11 17,730955.73
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 49,330 0.03 24,229103.60
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 590,302 0.36 379,02255.74
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 34,219 0.02 3889,950.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 113,454 0.07 329,345-65.55
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,985,350 2.43 2,214,74979.95
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 1,096-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,468 0.00 58,587-95.79
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 589,341 0.36 289,153103.82
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 620,468 0.38 20,2102,970.10
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 91,156 0.06 280,114-67.46
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,167,609 3.76 7,193,429-14.26
40 Rubber and articles thereof 25,009 0.02 51,773-51.69
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5,792 0.00 2,808106.27
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 544 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 129,143 0.08 74 41573.54
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 41,383 0.03 59,757-30.75
52 Cotton 987 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 183,087-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 48,206 0.03 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 111,830 0.07 38,258192.30
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,530 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 565 0.00 0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2,238 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 424,413 0.26 374,45213.37
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 72,373 0.04 85,215-15.07
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,898 0.00 3231,416.41
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,845 0.00 2,29567.54
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 5-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 9,879-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 17,745 0.01 3,407420.84
69 Ceramic products 24,777 0.02 150,796-83.57
70 Glass and glassware 2,249,083 1.37 729,156208.45
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,631,226 1.00 2,177,931-25.10
74 Copper and articles thereof 40,232 0.02 7,772417.65
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7,608 0.00 5,74932.34
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 66,439 0.04 516,461-87.14
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6,075 0.00 3,14693.10
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,428,172 4.53 8,425,605-11.84
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 238,537 0.15 282,732-15.63
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 1,863 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 23,690 0.01 25,870-8.43
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 132,107,459 80.61 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 63,582 0.04 93,064-31.68
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 122,786 0.07 243,389-49.55
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 14,896 0.01 37,366-60.13
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,767 0.00 6,337-56.34
SS Classified 0 0.00 36,706-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia