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

Russia’s Trade with the United Arab Emirates

In the 3rd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with the United Arab Emirates was $282,969,394, down 1.34% ($3,831,324) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2016 totaled $254,357,156, up 6.40% ($15,304,831) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2016 were $28,612,238, down 40.08% ($19,136,155) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2016 was $225,744,918, a 18.00% increase ($34,440,986) over the 3rd quarter of 2015.

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 55th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.2321% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2260% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 44th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 49th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.3535% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.3006% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 79th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 65th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0573% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1008% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to the United Arab Emirates

The major share of Russian exports to the United Arab Emirates 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) - 26.39% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (53.08% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 16.88% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (10.59% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 16.61% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (13.72% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes codes 28-40) - 14.49% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (2.59% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 13.87% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (9.85% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 7.01% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (3.87% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.81% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (2.28% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $31,666,533;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $11,894,241;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $11,708,094;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $9,432,357;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $6,759,396;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $5,642,584;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $2,954,355;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $2,728,861;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $2,126,518;
  • 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 $2,115,178;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,799,395;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1,310,950;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $972,274;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $925,718.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates 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) - a decrease of $59,782,329;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $8,747,307;
  • 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 $2,149,223;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,123,845;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $810,939.
Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
01 Live animals 21,600 0.01 25,390-14.93
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,314,274 0.52 3,32439,438.93
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,655 0.00 85892.89
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,629 0.00 10,792-84.91
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,023,475 0.40 51,2011,898.94
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 102,174 0.04 548,914-81.39
10 Cereals 30,141,391 11.85 18,433,29763.52
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5,788,878 2.28 3,060,01789.18
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 27,300 0.01 17,52055.82
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 54,380 0.02 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 6,553 0.00 2,800134.04
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 49,818 0.02 53,276-6.49
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,352,691 0.53 828,57163.26
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 13,777 0.01 38,948-64.63
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 57,739 0.02 35,56362.36
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,613,498 0.63 1,715,891-5.97
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,239,372 0.49 487,926154.01
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 137,640 0.05 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,020,761 1.19 66,4064,448.93
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 14,819,332 5.83 9,176,74861.49
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 241,263 0.09 884,592-72.73
29 Organic chemicals 149,166 0.06 580,070-74.28
30 Pharmaceutical products 12,910 0.01 14,752-12.49
31 Fertilizers 34,742,280 13.66 3,075,7471,029.56
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 44,001 0.02 20,644113.14
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 336,122 0.13 53,491528.37
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 38,878 0.02 139,124-72.06
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 768-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 24,400-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 514,330 0.20 506,2501.60
39 Plastics and articles thereof 250,300 0.10 152,84463.76
40 Rubber and articles thereof 536,939 0.21 741,825-27.62
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 15,082-100.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 184,871-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,150,691 0.85 1,224,97375.57
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 204,225 0.08 828,047-75.34
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,227,623 0.88 3,351,468-33.53
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 28,706 0.01 56,916-49.56
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 810,939-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 927-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 19,084 0.01 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 384 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 214 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 5,998 0.00 9,313-35.60
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 7,155 0.00 58,673-87.81
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 124,001 0.05 45,345173.46
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 86,276 0.03 404,678-78.68
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 15,970 0.01 121,865-86.90
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 11,934 0.00 4,400177.53
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,642 0.00 582,731.03
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,451 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 9,939 0.00 155,222-93.60
69 Ceramic products 7,465 0.00 5,41937.76
70 Glass and glassware 91,493 0.04 181,142-49.49
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 67,112,935 26.39 126,895,264-47.11
72 Iron and steel 29,769,871 11.70 20,337,51446.38
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,510,495 2.95 751,099899.93
74 Copper and articles thereof 28,454 0.01 16,41673.33
75 Nickel and articles thereof 17,543 0.01 2766,256.16
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,677,711 0.66 10,425,018-83.91
78 Lead and articles thereof 22 0.00 89-75.28
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,152 0.00 152,000-99.24
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,171,120 1.25 1,044,602203.57
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 84,868 0.03 65,57229.43
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 17,966,346 7.06 6,072,105195.88
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 9,210,403 3.62 11,359,626-18.92
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 13,704 0.01 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,873,986 1.52 3,740,9143.56
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 58,497 0.02 17,900226.80
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,152,153 1.63 2,352,75876.48
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 87 0.00 745-88.32
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 2,263,273 0.89 148,0951,428.26
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,121 0.00 100,256-97.88
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 23,344 0.01 14,15964.87
SS Classified 4,770,694 1.88 7,346,830-35.06

Russia’s Imports from the United Arab Emirates

The major share of Russian imports from the United Arab Emirates 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) - 48.89% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (28.45% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 26.41% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (33.47% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.26% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (27.79% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.03% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (5.56% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.31% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (0.95% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates 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) - an increase of $955,049;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $784,153;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $126,998;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $108,090;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $102,000;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $99,760.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates 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 $10,601,128;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $4,328,377;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $4,034,639;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $896,758;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $480,437;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $363,645;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $148,246;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $130,704;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $117,180;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $108,429;
  • 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) - a decrease of $99,493;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $94,240.
Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
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 5,650 0.02 31,895-82.29
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 117,180-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 331,160 1.16 4,465,799-92.41
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 6,986,715 24.42 11,315,092-38.25
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 50,750-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,319 0.00 1,649-20.01
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,030 0.01 10,006-69.72
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,248 0.01 1,59141.29
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 37,524 0.13 30,88021.52
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 114,320 0.40 6,2301,734.99
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 41,349 0.14 22,87680.75
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 31,805 0.11 28,88210.12
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 28,121 0.10 42,619-34.02
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 115,875 0.40 246,579-53.01
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,119,535 10.90 2,164 48644.12
29 Organic chemicals 99,760 0.35 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 78,798 0.28 90,670-13.09
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 441,104 1.54 549,533-19.73
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 704,336 2.46 803,829-12.38
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 111,356 0.39 591,793-81.18
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9,368,063 32.74 9,339,2710.31
40 Rubber and articles thereof 64,498 0.23 43,22149.23
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 165 0.00 8,074-97.96
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 319 0.00 5,720-94.42
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 75,205 0.26 74 4441.02
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,712 0.02 22,933-79.45
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 3,109-100.00
52 Cotton 0 0.00 5,848-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 82,805 0.29 71,00116.63
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 44,011-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2 0.00 444-99.55
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 30 0.00 3,522-99.15
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 180-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 5,597-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 154,330 0.54 248,570-37.91
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 84,402 0.29 65,75728.35
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 51,830 0.18 1,8302,732.24
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,382 0.01 3,212-25.84
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 1,606-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 11 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 112-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 44,123 0.15 24917,620.08
69 Ceramic products 218,317 0.76 91,319139.07
70 Glass and glassware 2,043,428 7.14 1,259,27562.27
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 894-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,342,008 4.69 1,705,653-21.32
74 Copper and articles thereof 386 0.00 1,357-71.55
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 137 0.00 5,770-97.63
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 90 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 39,417 0.14 936,175-95.79
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 57,516 0.20 6,058849.42
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,400,441 8.39 13,001,569-81.54
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 105,506 0.37 104,4841.07
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 16,155 0.06 164 401-90.17
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 102,000 0.36 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 24,187 0.08 9962,328.41
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 244 0.00 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 38,491 0.13 35,3059.02
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 167 0.00 3,344-95.01
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6,007 0.02 7,943-24.37
SS Classified 30,859 0.11 2,900964.10

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