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Russian trade with Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong in the third quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Hong Kong

In the 3rd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Hong Kong totaled $245,976,360, up 24.12% ($47,793,575) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2016 totaled $204,855,412, up 43.43% ($62,028,464) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2016 were $41,120,948, down 25.72% ($14,234,889) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2016 was $163,734,464, a 87.19% increase ($76,263,353) over the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Hong Kong was Russia’s 61st largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 70th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.2017% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1562% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Hong Kong was Russia’s 53rd largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 59th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.2847% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1796% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Hong Kong was Russia’s 70th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 58th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0823% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1168% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Hong Kong

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 66.26% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (59.28% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.62% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (8.23% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.84% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (7.10% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 8.22% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (14.79% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.45% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (1.88% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.64% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (3.59% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd 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 $51,075,507;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $9,467,835;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $7,063,495;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3,824,280;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1,012,406;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $946,591;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $771,254.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Hong Kong 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 $4,283,969;
  • 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 $2,742,466;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - a decrease of $1,960,088;
  • 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 $1,352,275;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - a decrease of $1,211,166;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $1,134,714.
Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 10,608,191 5.18 3,544,696199.27
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 41,580 0.02 70,304-40.86
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 708 0.00 73,302-99.03
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6,964,765 3.40 6,018,17415.73
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 35 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 18 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 7,473 0.00 8,590-13.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 12,249 0.01 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 387,186 0.19 394,056-1.74
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 47 0.00 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 170 0.00 890-80.90
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 41,663 0.02 9564,258.05
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,094 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,717 0.00 10,618-74.41
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 33,677 0.02 18,05686.51
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 16,800 0.01 19,870-15.45
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 16,824,360 8.21 21,108,329-20.30
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 266,026 0.13 3,008,492-91.16
30 Pharmaceutical products 282,350 0.14 1,417,064-80.08
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 69,338 0.03 54,29027.72
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 26,279 0.01 100,177-73.77
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 354,167 0.17 134,891162.56
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 10 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 50 0.00 149,620-99.97
39 Plastics and articles thereof 144,732 0.07 204,604-29.26
40 Rubber and articles thereof 169,616 0.08 63,087168.86
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 2,514,577 1.23 4 474,665-43.80
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 599 0.00 11,845-94.94
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,734 0.00 1,212,900-99.86
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 328,954 0.16 66,754392.79
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 141,693 0.07 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 340,912 0.17 843,185-59.57
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 57,624 0.03 17,313232.84
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 29-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 127 0.00 81,487.50
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 79 0.00 97-18.56
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 9,286 0.00 17,075-45.62
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 29,003 0.01 8,327248.30
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7,945 0.00 734982.43
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8,354 0.00 22,229-62.42
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 409-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 17,787 0.01 9,70283.33
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 78 0.00 61,019-99.87
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 258-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 6,955 0.00 22,524-69.12
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 135,743,044 66.26 84,667,53760.32
72 Iron and steel 1,016,339 0.50 3,93325,741.32
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,402 0.00 29,476-88.46
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,182-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,220,730 1.57 2,622,30622.82
78 Lead and articles thereof 771,254 0.38 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,198 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 25,698-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,974 0.00 292576.03
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,742,515 2.32 918,235416.48
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 7,301,781 3.56 8,654,056-15.63
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 0 0.00 365,916-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 10,318,961 5.04 851,1261,112.39
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,434,310 0.70 967,15448.30
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 6,532 0.00 45,079-85.51
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 18 0.00 13,578-99.87
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,420 0.00 57,048-94.01
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 336,942 0.16 57,995480.98
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 221,456 0.11 258,249-14.25
SS Classified 8,528 0.00 117,949-92.77

Russia’s Imports from Hong Kong

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 69.22% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (59.99% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 8.15% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (16.15% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.20% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (4.28% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.52% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (2.89% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.86% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (1.15% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

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

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $580,189;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $472,374;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $364,872;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $311,829;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $285,158;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $138,319;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $124,477.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd 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 $4,046,299;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $3,565,749;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - a decrease of $2,053,025;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $1,510,181;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,404,205;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $1,202,585;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $629,614;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $558,446;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $359,024;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $239,393;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $229,896;
  • 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 $227,671;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $223,566;
  • 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) - a decrease of $148,715.
Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 318 0.00 406-21.67
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,250 0.01 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 4,201-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 390-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,319 0.00 3,820-65.47
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 963 0.00 17,369-94.46
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 13,200-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 13,560 0.03 135,000-89.96
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 305,492 0.74 240,70826.91
29 Organic chemicals 69,547 0.17 94,092-26.09
31 Fertilizers 34,732 0.08 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 187,087 0.45 223,724-16.38
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 39,413 0.10 16,617137.18
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 12,159 0.03 20,991-42.08
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 149,880 0.36 112,91732.73
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,578,726 3.84 1,527,9133.33
40 Rubber and articles thereof 171,525 0.42 133,80028.20
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 346,747 0.84 705,771-50.87
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 265,498 0.65 2,318,523-88.55
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 25,440 0.06 66,671-61.84
45 Cork and articles of cork 2,026 0.00 35,964-94.37
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 5,795 0.01 658,815.38
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 435,739 1.06 297,42046.51
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 708,839 1.72 236,465199.76
52 Cotton 6,728 0.02 11,122-39.51
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 2,652 0.01 0
54 Man-made filaments 16,626 0.04 240,192-93.08
55 Man-made staple fibers 3,217 0.01 632,831-99.49
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 33,109 0.08 26,28925.94
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 42,313-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 28,967 0.07 4,102606.17
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 87,726 0.21 0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 56,465 0.14 30,36685.95
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 911,244 2.22 4 476,993-79.65
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 986,795 2.40 2,496,976-60.48
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 182,453 0.44 199,864-8.71
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 954,385 2.32 589,51361.89
65 Headgear and parts thereof 56,285 0.14 89,245-36.93
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 7,609 0.02 68,468-88.89
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 16,125 0.04 33,329-51.62
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 18,727 0.05 11,67860.36
69 Ceramic products 38,071 0.09 82,928-54.09
70 Glass and glassware 65,933 0.16 295,829-77.71
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 248,627 0.60 476,298-47.80
72 Iron and steel 48,265 0.12 2,5791,771.46
73 Articles of iron or steel 524,949 1.28 520,0880.93
74 Copper and articles thereof 5,805 0.01 814613.14
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 286,034 0.70 87632,552.28
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 50,960 0.12 108,723-53.13
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 241,399 0.59 116,922106.46
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 291,144 0.71 849,590-65.73
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,515,403 10.98 5,919,608-23.72
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 22,030,428 53.57 26,076,727-15.52
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 4,800 0.01 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 480,575 1.17 358,19234.17
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,330 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,430,884 3.48 850,69568.20
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 426,614 1.04 114,785271.66
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 29,810 0.07 107,679-72.32
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 320,871 0.78 469,586-31.67
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,115,571 5.14 3,318,156-36.24
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 237,307 0.58 283,745-16.37
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 239,393-100.00
SS Classified 0 0.00 3,316-100.00

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia