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

Russia’s Trade with Japan

In the 3rd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Japan was $4,232,575,981, down 10.64% ($503,966,783) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Japan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 were $2,344,106,640, down 28.32% ($926,128,323) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Japan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 totaled $1,888,469,341, up 28.79% ($422,161,540) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Japan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 was $455,637,299, a 74.74% decrease ($1,348,289,863) over the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Japan was Russia’s 8th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 3.4715% of Russia’s total trade (down from 3.7321% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Japan was Russia’s 11th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 7th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 3.2582% of Russia’s total exports (down from 4.1122% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Japan was Russia’s 7th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 3.7786% of Russia’s total imports (up from 3.0942% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Japan

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 70.22% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (77.87% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 11.34% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (7.23% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.16% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (5.89% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.07% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (4.29% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.13% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (2.43% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.29% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (1.46% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Japan 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 $29,132,877;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $20,709,715;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $16,225,098;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $12,616,606.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Japan 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 $898,373,961;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $69,601,557;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $23,742,088;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $7,779,534.
Russia’s exports to Japan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
01 Live animals 68,600 0.00 10,000586.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,378 0.00 3,077-55.22
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 114,095,444 4.87 137,837,532-17.22
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 277 0.00 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 433,850 0.02 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 350,744 0.01 303,29215.65
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,917 0.00 1272,984.25
10 Cereals 278,442 0.01 944,431-70.51
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,271 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 181 0.00 204 411-99.91
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 200,329 0.01 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 619,320 0.03 789,274-21.53
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 261 0.00 18441.85
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 1,895-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,691 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 104,408 0.00 100,6023.78
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 37,180 0.00 9,865276.89
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 255,360 0.01 158,03861.58
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,358,616 0.10 42,8505,404.35
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 692,474 0.03 415,18866.79
26 Ores, slag and ash 22,773,301 0.97 25,226,703-9.73
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,622,507,016 69.22 2,520,880,977-35.64
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,674,248 0.16 4,483,239-16.18
29 Organic chemicals 1,708,410 0.07 2,332,844-26.77
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 82,082-100.00
31 Fertilizers 977,069 0.04 580,49068.32
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 370 0.00 38873.68
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 201,289 0.01 30,563558.60
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 153 0.00 2,840-94.61
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 360 0.00 4,461-91.75
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 675 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 166,189 0.01 73,622125.73
39 Plastics and articles thereof 100,049 0.00 89,80811.40
40 Rubber and articles thereof 11,107,196 0.47 18,886,730-41.19
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 961 0.00 64,607-98.51
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2,690 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 87,447,074 3.73 66,737,35931.03
45 Cork and articles of cork 19 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 9,225,776 0.39 12,641,430-27.02
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 91,650 0.00 129,566-29.26
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 51,752 0.00 27,16490.52
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 203-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5,499 0.00 6,368-13.65
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 354 0.00 117202.56
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 425 0.00 2,254-81.14
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 3,302-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 15,090 0.00 6,175144.37
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 29,864 0.00 42,265-29.34
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9,138 0.00 15,376-40.57
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 262,108 0.01 133,28396.66
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 223-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 13,843 0.00 5127,043.14
69 Ceramic products 9,511 0.00 12,406-23.34
70 Glass and glassware 119,648 0.01 74,46060.90
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 77,027,941 3.29 47,895,06460.83
72 Iron and steel 59,672,904 2.55 43,447,80637.34
73 Articles of iron or steel 138,423 0.01 118,40516.91
75 Nickel and articles thereof 32,895 0.00 7,763323.74
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 201,856,846 8.61 189,240,2406.67
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4,126,837 0.18 3,460,71119.25
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,156 0.00 803,845.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,973 0.00 765157.91
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 944,117 0.04 518,69382.02
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 254,348 0.01 969,859-73.77
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 722,313 0.03 2,020,536-64.25
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 118,872,768 5.07 188,474,425-36.93
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 266,349 0.01 621,178-57.12
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 36-100.00
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 84,109 0.00 117,158-28.21
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,525 0.00 47,432-88.35
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 103 0.00 3,440-97.01
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,938 0.00 0
SS Classified 83,625 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Japan

The major share of Russian imports from Japan 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) - 81.71% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (72.17% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.26% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (15.75% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.11% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (4.55% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.07% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (1.73% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.80% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (1.02% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Japan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd 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) - an increase of $530,191,036;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $8,464,299;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $7,183,444.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $40,900,404;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $27,565,442;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $11,263,554;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $11,019,034;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $9,826,381;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $8,445,631;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $7,258,315;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $6,910,151;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $5,808,375.
Russia’s imports from Japan in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
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 79,969 0.00 91,011-12.13
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 903,753 0.05 1,831,843-50.66
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,025 0.00 9,821-89.56
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 48,826 0.00 12,655285.82
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 11,609 0.00 28,652-59.48
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 244,119 0.01 187,54630.16
10 Cereals 54,961 0.00 7,527630.18
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,280 0.00 8,860-85.55
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 16,514 0.00 26,799-38.38
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 67,363 0.00 190,628-64.66
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 492 0.00 246100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 25,454 0.00 38,665-34.17
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 62,274-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 140,368 0.01 132,2566.13
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 96,786 0.01 142,708-32.18
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 83,568 0.00 112,089-25.44
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 29,093 0.00 51,471-43.48
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,314,959 0.07 1,279,5572.77
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,840,225 0.10 1,639,18112.26
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 31,744 0.00 6,658376.78
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 31,235 0.00 42,538-26.57
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 45,756 0.00 4,528910.51
26 Ores, slag and ash 93,648 0.00 71,04831.81
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 15,013,092 0.79 14,810,9131.37
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 558,697 0.03 4,438,503-87.12
29 Organic chemicals 4,031,259 0.21 5,608,441-28.12
30 Pharmaceutical products 19,477,435 1.03 15,534,55725.38
31 Fertilizers 33,429 0.00 3858,582.86
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,076,828 0.27 5,170,245-1.81
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 11,816,614 0.63 7,125,32065.84
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 6,093,632 0.32 4,268,40942.76
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,234,735 0.07 1,260,219-2.02
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 108-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 12,733,013 0.67 11,606,3349.71
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 12,764,334 0.68 20,022,649-36.25
39 Plastics and articles thereof 27,686,413 1.47 36,132,044-23.37
40 Rubber and articles thereof 92,313,162 4.89 119,878,604-22.99
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 276,154 0.01 138,56399.30
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3,225 0.00 7,115-54.67
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 13,550 0.00 99,946-86.44
45 Cork and articles of cork 2,446 0.00 1,049133.17
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 62 0.00 27129.63
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 538 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,079,787 0.16 2,399,61628.34
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 252,407 0.01 613,504-58.86
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 14 0.00 0
52 Cotton 89,665 0.00 175,966-49.04
54 Man-made filaments 2,334,399 0.12 1,930,25320.94
55 Man-made staple fibers 14,032,176 0.74 19,840,551-29.28
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,852,159 0.10 2,253,358-17.80
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 122,403 0.01 65,81785.97
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 11,102 0.00 28,520-61.07
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 497,372 0.03 362,56437.18
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 106,435 0.01 51,667106.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 420,274 0.02 80,897419.52
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 450,632 0.02 243,14085.34
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 192,760 0.01 248,285-22.36
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 36,531 0.00 4,613691.91
65 Headgear and parts thereof 22,930 0.00 128,530-82.16
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 5,669 0.00 1,065432.30
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2,124 0.00 4,215-49.61
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,692,744 0.14 2,052,69531.18
69 Ceramic products 912,748 0.05 1,506,324-39.41
70 Glass and glassware 5,236,211 0.28 7,053,575-25.77
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 293,258 0.02 172,11570.38
72 Iron and steel 3,341,729 0.18 10,251,880-67.40
73 Articles of iron or steel 19,515,817 1.03 29,342,198-33.49
74 Copper and articles thereof 468,106 0.02 390,66119.82
75 Nickel and articles thereof 57,313 0.00 19,971186.98
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,185,254 0.06 746,65458.74
78 Lead and articles thereof 988 0.00 1,035-4.54
79 Zinc and articles thereof 2,355 0.00 1,39968.33
80 Tin and articles thereof 897 0.00 9,980-91.01
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 202,204 0.01 210,948-4.15
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8,111,731 0.43 19,375,285-58.13
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6,883,851 0.36 6,344,4748.50
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 326,288,652 17.28 367,189,056-11.14
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 107,291,508 5.68 109,030,592-1.60
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 9,278 0.00 49,807-81.37
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,031,318,573 54.61 501,127,537105.80
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5,277,816 0.28 16,296,850-67.61
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 72,939,911 3.86 64 475,61213.13
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,128,789 0.06 1,095,4273.05
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 508,578 0.03 558,665-8.97
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 6,618,743 0.35 5,724,15315.63
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,067,828 0.06 664,59360.67
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 49,294,207 2.61 42,110,76317.06
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 3,000-100.00
SS Classified 20,048 0.00 88,099-77.24

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