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Russian trade with Australia in the 4th 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 fourth quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Australia

In the 4th quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Australia was $134,981,965, down 23.62% ($41,752,177) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Australia in the 4th quarter of 2016 were $14,589,810, down 38.59% ($9,167,658) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Australia in the 4th quarter of 2016 were $120,392,155, down 21.30% ($32,584,519) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade deficit with Australia in the 4th quarter of 2016 was $105,802,345, a 18.12% decrease ($23,416,861) over the 4th quarter of 2015.

Australia was Russia’s 78th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 70th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0991% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1352% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Australia was Russia’s 108th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 101st in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0174% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0288% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Australia was Russia’s 52nd largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 45th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.2296% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.3165% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Australia

The major share of Russian exports to Australia in the 4th quarter of 2016 (and in the 4th quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 49.19% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (32.16% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.60% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (14.88% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 12.42% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (6.76% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.29% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (17.68% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.17% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (24.31% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.11% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (2.25% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Australia in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $272,520;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $271,784;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $155,041;
  • 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 $137,466;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $109,677;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $105,161;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $103,399;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $84,539;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $47,702;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $46,821;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $45,715;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $44,605.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Australia in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th 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 $5,018,285;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $3,078,097;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $785,462;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $742,819;
  • 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 $622,406;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $182,216;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $80,891;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $77,683;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $54,578.
Russia’s exports to Australia in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 1,795-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 17,044 0.12 19,834-14.07
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 276-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 39-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,427 0.02 2116,219.05
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 469 0.00 55,047-99.15
10 Cereals 0 0.00 394-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 16,630 0.11 9,79069.87
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 112 0.00 6086.67
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 47,702 0.33 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,005 0.01 20,210-90.08
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 40,503 0.28 17,985125.20
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 48,194 0.33 46,4863.67
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 151,457 1.04 48,058215.15
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 8,282 0.06 11,272-26.53
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 86,710 0.59 52,15366.26
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 132,328 0.91 22,651484.20
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 191,281 1.31 228,023-16.11
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 259-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 189 0.00 3,177-94.05
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 753,890 5.17 5,772,175-86.94
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 934,631 6.41 1,557,037-39.97
29 Organic chemicals 421,516 2.89 499,199-15.56
30 Pharmaceutical products 946 0.01 185,155.56
31 Fertilizers 466,150 3.20 1,251,612-62.76
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 331,967 2.28 60,183451.60
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 9,422 0.06 3,002213.86
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 1,176 0.01 379210.29
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,238 0.03 3,77012.41
39 Plastics and articles thereof 102,123 0.70 55,30284.66
40 Rubber and articles thereof 149,529 1.02 104,92442.51
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 173 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,837,095 46.86 7,579,914-9.80
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 319,962 2.19 47,442574.43
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 19,706 0.14 12,68255.39
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 16,418 0.11 19,498-15.80
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 8 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,309 0.03 2331,749.36
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,754 0.01 812,065.43
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 60,744 0.42 62,992-3.57
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 42,217 0.29 31,65033.39
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,110 0.02 1042,890.38
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 726 0.00 6796.92
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 185-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 39,439 0.27 221,655-82.21
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 860-100.00
72 Iron and steel 326,282 2.24 3,404,379-90.42
73 Articles of iron or steel 167,935 1.15 62,774167.52
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,547 0.01 4,832-67.98
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 599,165 4.11 514,62616.43
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,690 0.01 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 259,248 1.78 213,53321.41
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 228 0.00 89156.18
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 429,159 2.94 274,11856.56
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 851,296 5.83 713,83019.26
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 217,978 1.49 224,438-2.88
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 313,076 2.15 393,967-20.53
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4,173 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 125,550 0.86 106,35918.04
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 12,104 0.08 21,417-43.48
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 42 0.00 0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,280 0.02 0
SS Classified 10,475 0.07 0

Russia’s Imports from Australia

The major share of Russian imports from Australia in the 4th quarter of 2016 (and in the 4th quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 72.36% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (61.73% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 15.65% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (11.03% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.45% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (24.14% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.31% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (1.14% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Australia in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $2,433,632;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,362,777;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $903,406;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $807,267;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $428,707;
  • 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 $406,064.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Australia in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $26,586,125;
  • 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 $5,007,540;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $2,170,784;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $1,398,677;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,366,502;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $1,242,842;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $553,764;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - a decrease of $381,711.
Russia’s imports from Australia in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
01 Live animals 0 0.00 26,586,125-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,797,322 1.49 3,968,106-54.71
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,873 0.00 2,371105.53
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 7,659 0.01 8,593-10.87
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,751 0.00 4,634-62.21
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,668 0.00 10,360-83.90
10 Cereals 0 0.00 160,958-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 659,483 0.55 513,66128.39
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,112 0.00 15,068-92.62
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 58,269 0.05 20328,603.94
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5,503,632 4.57 3,070,00079.27
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,867 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 46,119 0.04 4,802860.41
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 32,313 0.03 22,92040.98
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 67,965 0.06 56,11621.12
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,232,106 1.85 1,424,83956.66
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 963,685 0.80 1,084,154-11.11
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 341,248 0.28 466,615-26.87
26 Ores, slag and ash 28,058 0.02 1,270,900-97.79
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,995 0.00 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 83,157,742 69.07 88,165,282-5.68
29 Organic chemicals 2,830 0.00 2321,119.83
30 Pharmaceutical products 934,281 0.78 1,488,045-37.21
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 34,013 0.03 276,928-87.72
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 362,926 0.30 329,17710.25
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 178,078 0.15 174,3522.14
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 240,572 0.20 1,639,249-85.32
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,344,591 1.12 1,386,728-3.04
39 Plastics and articles thereof 549,379 0.46 555,985-1.19
40 Rubber and articles thereof 306,037 0.25 423,780-27.78
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 562,928 0.47 944,639-40.41
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5,199 0.00 515909.51
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 75-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 788 0.00 0
45 Cork and articles of cork 17 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 13,575 0.01 8,88552.79
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 26,758 0.02 62,639-57.28
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 39,620-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 2 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 925,269 0.77 496,56286.34
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 9 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 6,507 0.01 11,573-43.77
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 13,540 0.01 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 25,172 0.02 12,376103.39
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 610 0.00 9,670-93.69
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 99-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 10,966 0.01 20,876-47.47
69 Ceramic products 50,409 0.04 38,35131.44
70 Glass and glassware 236,741 0.20 156,84650.94
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 31,866 0.03 10,508203.25
72 Iron and steel 157 0.00 1560.64
73 Articles of iron or steel 529,802 0.44 798,080-33.62
74 Copper and articles thereof 30,071 0.02 100,023-69.94
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,694 0.00 18,701-85.59
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7,189 0.01 18,352-60.83
78 Lead and articles thereof 21,230 0.02 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 2,444-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 123,425 0.10 195,963-37.02
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,574 0.00 8,317-81.07
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13,260,573 11.01 10,897,79621.68
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 1,554,847 1.29 1,148,78335.35
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 11,239-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 502,771 0.42 820,785-38.75
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 903,406 0.75 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,625,709 2.18 3,992,211-34.23
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,645 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 15,434 0.01 16,779-8.02
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 11,907 0.01 11,8020.89
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 20,441 0.02 11,82672.85
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,350 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia