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

Russia’s Trade with Vietnam

In the 3rd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Vietnam was $899,751,125, down 0.78% ($7,065,635) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Vietnam in the 3rd quarter of 2016 were $182,226,235, down 31.74% ($84,734,701) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Vietnam in the 3rd quarter of 2016 totaled $717,524,890, up 12.14% ($77,669,066) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade deficit with Vietnam in the 3rd quarter of 2016 was $535,298,655, a 43.55% increase ($162,403,767) over the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Vietnam was Russia’s 28th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.7380% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.7145% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Vietnam was Russia’s 54th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 44th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.2533% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.3357% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Vietnam was Russia’s 14th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 19th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 1.4357% of Russia’s total imports (up from 1.3502% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Vietnam

The major share of Russian exports to Vietnam 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) - 34.00% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (35.64% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 22.70% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (12.02% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.74% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (8.87% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.36% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (2.16% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.31% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (2.01% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.73% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (1.58% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $19,792,115;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $9,536,021;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $8,058,922;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $4,734,333;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $4,182,766;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $3,340,469;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $1,729,678;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,529,849;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,333,372;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $1,197,238;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $917,924;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $736,210;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $568,945.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Vietnam 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 $34,153,484;
  • 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 $13,046,970;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $1,000,449.
Russia’s exports to Vietnam in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
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 4,175,726 2.29 835,257399.93
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 736,210 0.40 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 10,994-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 542,052 0.30 258,576109.63
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 7,679 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,956 0.00 431,445-99.55
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 38,701 0.02 115,927-66.62
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 975,758 0.54 569,45371.35
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 631,706 0.35 943,419-33.04
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 381,375 0.21 204,71986.29
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 16,236-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 167,008 0.09 80,813106.66
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 35,126 0.02 14,842136.67
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 849,394 0.47 518,83063.71
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 41,348 0.02 38,2967.97
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 118,266 0.06 39,309200.86
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 428,411 0.24 784 405-45.38
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 546,901 0.30 502,5108.83
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,418,567 2.42 4,653,386-5.05
26 Ores, slag and ash 3,230,717 1.77 2,033,47958.88
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 54,313,141 29.81 88,466,625-38.61
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 682,781 0.37 519,87031.34
29 Organic chemicals 568,954 0.31 96,321,611.11
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,451,735 0.80 118,3631,126.51
31 Fertilizers 21,649,852 11.88 17,467,08623.95
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 266,924 0.15 45,645484.78
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 558,358 0.31 71,335682.73
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 406,358 0.22 910,609-55.38
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 180 0.00 0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 1,834-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 102,573 0.06 100,8571.70
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,106,976 0.61 615,72379.78
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,712,769 2.04 3,840,606-3.33
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 136,911 0.08 608,736-77.51
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 150-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,762,277 0.97 844,453108.71
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,384,212 1.31 654,534264.26
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,649,413 1.45 2,692,543-1.60
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,335 0.00 14,488-62.92
52 Cotton 15,340 0.01 3511,233.33
54 Man-made filaments 357,435 0.20 239,58349.19
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 22 0.00 1546.67
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 1,023-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,043 0.00 1,279-18.45
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,510 0.00 166,310-99.09
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 736 0.00 44366.14
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 5,500-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 579 0.00 715-19.02
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 126-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 13,715 0.01 30,287-54.72
69 Ceramic products 416 0.00 427-2.58
70 Glass and glassware 1,180 0.00 40,414-97.08
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 3-100.00
72 Iron and steel 21,187,346 11.63 1,395,2311,418.55
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,191,915 1.75 1,662,06692.05
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,045 0.00 1512,578.81
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,500,388 0.82 2,500,837-40.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 49,500 0.03 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 232,857 0.13 205,74213.18
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 7,034-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 10,117,403 5.55 2,058,481391.50
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 1,457,180 0.80 14,504,150-89.95
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 20,020,252 10.99 15,285,91930.97
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9,772,158 5.36 236,1374,038.34
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 1,550-100.00
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 8,998 0.00 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 456 0.00 38817.53
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 439 0.00 71518.31
SS Classified 5,205,672 2.86 99,591,889-94.77

Russia’s Imports from Vietnam

The major share of Russian imports from Vietnam 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) - 57.62% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (54.82% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 23.49% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (24.63% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.51% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (14.40% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.58% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (1.71% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Vietnam 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) - an increase of $44,938,500;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $23,062,296;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $14,716,802;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $6,973,464;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $4,533,156;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $4,373,227;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $3,319,026;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2,979,980;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $2,775,250.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Vietnam 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 $12,249,918;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $8,298,194;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $4,779,791;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $3,646,933.
Russia’s imports from Vietnam in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
01 Live animals 48,000 0.01 25,00092.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 17,301,704 2.41 12,928,47733.83
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 1,045-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 20,846 0.00 15,16537.46
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 99,912 0.01 53,35087.28
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7,151,422 1.00 7,666,203-6.71
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 45,477,245 6.34 42,701,9956.50
10 Cereals 4,763,874 0.66 8,410,807-43.36
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,312 0.00 37,768-91.23
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 39,836 0.01 84,279-52.73
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 131,200 0.02 33,945286.51
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 19,821 0.00 12,94553.12
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,749 0.00 2,109-17.07
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,271,627 0.18 1,316,164-3.38
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 19,459 0.00 130,116-85.04
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,893 0.00 910217.91
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,363,348 0.19 1,137,07219.90
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 6,177,143 0.86 7,068,559-12.61
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,624,188 0.78 10,403,979-45.94
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 155,998 0.02 134,75115.77
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 57,420 0.01 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,622 0.00 74,599-93.80
26 Ores, slag and ash 583,648 0.08 1,736,324-66.39
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 117,137 0.02 503,276-76.73
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 113,590 0.02 79,25443.32
29 Organic chemicals 180 0.00 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,701,362 0.66 1,382,336240.10
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,760,595 0.38 1,011,169173.01
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 136,167 0.02 114,71218.70
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 130,778 0.02 109,64819.27
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 436,005 0.06 496,224-12.14
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 380,588 0.05 352,6377.93
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 742,807 0.10 577,37628.65
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,187,351 0.44 3,896,223-18.19
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,904,151 0.82 2,924,171101.91
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 15,921 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 7,244,219 1.01 7,813,474-7.29
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 547,730 0.08 51,504963.47
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 214,070 0.03 236,169-9.36
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 36-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 669,063 0.09 474,15141.11
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 141,927 0.02 163,406-13.14
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 16,947 0.00 8,214106.32
52 Cotton 356,975 0.05 711,164-49.80
54 Man-made filaments 419 0.00 3,613-88.40
55 Man-made staple fibers 145,955 0.02 326,605-55.31
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 17,970 0.00 35,927-49.98
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2,453 0.00 124,054-98.02
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,335,728 0.19 973,66037.19
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 213,695 0.03 32,713553.24
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 18,617,761 2.59 14,084,60532.19
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 60,011,154 8.36 68,309,348-12.15
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,237,459 0.45 3,151,0982.74
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 84,290,571 11.75 69,573,76921.15
65 Headgear and parts thereof 223,026 0.03 250,577-11.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 13 0.00 874-98.51
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 68,660 0.01 23,957186.60
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 97,239 0.01 110,885-12.31
69 Ceramic products 465,481 0.06 437,3926.42
70 Glass and glassware 80,057 0.01 80,987-1.15
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 473,082 0.07 350,91134.82
72 Iron and steel 1,400,064 0.20 2,785,570-49.74
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,701,315 0.38 1,919,67040.72
74 Copper and articles thereof 28 0.00 60,006-99.95
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,797 0.00 6,026-53.58
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 816 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 530,614 0.07 1,065,121-50.18
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 243,749 0.03 366,243-33.45
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 48,238,926 6.72 60,488,844-20.25
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 334,546,939 46.63 289,608,43915.52
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 0 0.00 30,000-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 172,614 0.02 157,4899.60
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 23,062,296 3.21 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,446,649 1.04 473,1851,473.73
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 11,655 0.00 1,635612.84
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 6,967 0.00 1,748298.57
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 2,775,127 0.39 2,129,30330.33
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6,314,350 0.88 4,883,58929.30
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,516,112 0.35 3,046,283-17.40
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 724-100.00
SS Classified 136,319 0.02 80,26869.83

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