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Russian trade with Australia in the 3rd 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 Australia in the third quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Australia

In the 3rd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Australia was $110,840,021, down 29.97% ($47,428,415) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Australia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 were $15,837,297, down 42.43% ($11,670,910) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Australia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 were $95,002,724, down 27.35% ($35,757,505) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade deficit with Australia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 was $79,165,427, a 23.33% decrease ($24,086,595) over the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Australia was Russia’s 79th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 74th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0909% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1247% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Australia was Russia’s 105th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 98th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0220% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0346% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Australia was Russia’s 53rd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 47th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.1901% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.2759% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Australia

The major share of Russian exports to Australia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 51.41% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (22.29% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes codes 28-40) - 13.09% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (14.30% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.02% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (4.28% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.41% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (7.60% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 6.52% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (44.75% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.64% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (3.13% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Australia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1,908,959;
  • 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 $390,825;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $372,307;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $251,984;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $251,504;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $250,778;
  • 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 $143,123;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $98,608;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $94,652;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $88,799;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $65,093.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Australia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd 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 $11,278,403;
  • 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 $1,689,103;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1,061,064;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $404,546;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $297,888;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $178,027;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $158,937;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $152,000;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $128,439;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $95,306;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $76,848;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $60,666;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $51,977.
Russia’s exports to Australia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,160 0.01 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 177-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 363-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 861 0.01 178,888-99.52
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 13,075 0.08 10,95019.41
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 152,000-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 576 0.00 61,242-99.06
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 77,108 0.49 45,79968.36
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,264 0.01 53,241-97.63
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 109,350 0.69 14,698643.98
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,052 0.02 3,607-15.39
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 40,736 0.26 35,57614.50
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12,802 0.08 45,226-71.69
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 632,651 3.99 260,344143.01
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 981 0.01 98901.02
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,031,035 6.51 12,309,438-91.62
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 465,173 2.94 2,154,276-78.41
29 Organic chemicals 437,838 2.76 735,726-40.49
31 Fertilizers 834,717 5.27 993,654-16.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 252,874 1.60 1,37018,357.96
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 178 0.00 344-48.26
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 58 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 13,870 0.09 19,549-29.05
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9,772 0.06 13,137-25.61
40 Rubber and articles thereof 57,971 0.37 14,821291.14
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 90 0.00 147-38.78
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7,967,799 50.31 6,058,84031.51
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 167,707 1.06 69,099142.71
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6,167 0.04 4,73330.30
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 12,360 0.08 33,629-63.25
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3 0.00 46-93.48
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 11,339 0.07 2153,895.24
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,272 0.02 2401,263.33
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 246 0.00 2,565-90.41
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 63,185 0.40 158,491-60.13
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 29,188 0.18 16,36978.31
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 287-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,894 0.02 3161,132.28
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 404,546-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 188,470 1.19 316,909-40.53
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 940 0.01 531,673.58
72 Iron and steel 498,605 3.15 1,559,669-68.03
73 Articles of iron or steel 15,309 0.10 25,192-39.23
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 78-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 465 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 697,864 4.41 445,88056.51
78 Lead and articles thereof 8 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 118,626 0.75 53,533121.59
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 671 0.00 7,611-91.18
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 284,979 1.80 361,827-21.24
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 635,339 4.01 244,514159.84
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 351,002 2.22 312,17812.44
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 37,120-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 473,290 2.99 222,512112.70
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 205,880 1.30 62,757228.06
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 88,933 0.56 13466,267.91
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 475-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 11,645 0.07 3,912197.67
SS Classified 2,919 0.02 0

Russia’s Imports from Australia

The major share of Russian imports from Australia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes codes 28-40) - 71.66% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (74.59% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 12.75% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (10.14% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.80% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (4.70% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.66% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (0.85% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.63% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (7.66% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Australia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $6,662,914;
  • 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 $3,118,185;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,318,073;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $970,156;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $539,066;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $482,106;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $343,052.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Australia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd 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 $29,972,450;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $9,317,465;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $5,277,823;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $1,480,199;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $986,785;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - a decrease of $941,710;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $370,389;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $302,443.
Russia’s imports from Australia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,532,547 1.61 3,012,746-49.13
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 9,215 0.01 4,067126.58
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 3,804 0.00 8,174-53.46
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 3,811-100.00
10 Cereals 0 0.00 200,704-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,476 0.00 2,968-50.27
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 134,420 0.14 274 493-51.03
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 28,028 0.03 11,637140.85
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 974,623 1.03 4 46721,718.29
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6,662,914 7.01 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 6,825-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 9,588-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 73,922 0.08 51,17744.44
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 785,868 0.83 1,772,653-55.67
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,004,067 1.06 776,28429.34
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 376,774 0.40 479,892-21.49
26 Ores, slag and ash 221,852 0.23 9,539,317-97.67
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,621 0.00 2,528-35.88
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 62,569,897 65.86 92,542,347-32.39
29 Organic chemicals 540 0.00 1,625-66.77
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,587,462 1.67 1,244 41027.57
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 44,932-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 33,815 0.04 80,561-58.03
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 222,122 0.23 186,26419.25
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 143,127 0.15 131,8928.52
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 816,899 0.86 924,950-11.68
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,735,801 1.83 1,196,73545.04
39 Plastics and articles thereof 651,470 0.69 641,0701.62
40 Rubber and articles thereof 317,595 0.33 538,713-41.05
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 659,434 0.69 1,601,144-58.81
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,230 0.00 1,97912.68
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,010 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 11,938 0.01 3,867208.71
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 8,434 0.01 14 415-41.49
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 49,179-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 369,941 0.39 740,330-50.03
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,563 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 22,110 0.02 10,695106.73
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 26,277 0.03 8,136222.97
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,103 0.00 9,393-77.61
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,796 0.00 1,51218.78
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 121 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 211 0.00 2100.48
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 36 0.00 99-63.64
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,936 0.01 5,5237.48
69 Ceramic products 8,202 0.01 30,875-73.43
70 Glass and glassware 144,109 0.15 126,99413.48
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,273 0.00 10,731-60.18
72 Iron and steel 3,110 0.00 1362,186.76
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,264,797 1.33 782,69161.60
74 Copper and articles thereof 83,058 0.09 105,864-21.54
75 Nickel and articles thereof 54,074 0.06 23,639128.75
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 11,986 0.01 4,054195.66
78 Lead and articles thereof 224 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,887 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 133,501 0.14 189,948-29.72
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 26,260 0.03 5,841349.58
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,595,653 4.84 9,873,476-53.45
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 4,223,221 4.45 1,105,036282.18
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 2,394 0.00 3,096-22.67
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 561,370 0.59 863,813-35.01
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 390 0.00 1,480-73.65
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,731,022 2.87 1,412,94993.29
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 248 0.00 14768.71
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 33,208 0.03 0
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 95,995 0.10 33,680185.02
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,624 0.00 39,003-95.84
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 18,119 0.02 5,464231.61

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