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Russian trade with Hong Kong in 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 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Hong Kong

In 2016, Russia’s trade with Hong Kong was $865,295,064, down 10.67% ($103,356,637) from 2015.

Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in 2016 were $697,637,550, down 10.11% ($78,472,936) from 2015.

Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in 2016 were $167,657,514, down 12.92% ($24,883,701) from 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Hong Kong in 2016 was $529,980,036, a 9.18% decrease ($53,589,235) over 2015.

Hong Kong was Russia’s 63rd largest trading partner in 2016 (just as in 2015), accounting for 0.1850% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1841% in 2015).

Hong Kong was Russia’s 56th largest export market in 2016 (down from 54th in 2015), accounting for 0.2444% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2259% in 2015).

Hong Kong was Russia’s 72nd largest supplier in 2016 (down from 66th in 2015), accounting for 0.0920% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1054% in 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Hong Kong

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 62.50% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (60.10% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.73% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (8.16% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.20% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (5.54% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 8.60% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (10.13% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.08% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (1.66% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.57% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (10.41% in 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in 2016 over 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 $31,097,036;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $24,388,632;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $3,690,681;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $2,148,965.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in 2016 over 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) - a decrease of $70,458,868;
  • 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 $30,410,905;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $15,701,827;
  • 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 $10,169,740;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - a decrease of $8,166,314;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $3,571,876;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $2,906,743;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2,575,254.
Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
01 Live animals 0 0.00 65,000-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 41,238,827 5.91 16,850,195144.74
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 315,718 0.05 73,310330.66
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 80,966 0.01 237,925-65.97
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 27,704,535 3.97 24,013,85415.37
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 333 0.00 3233.10
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 21 0.00 1723.53
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 21,102 0.00 29,181-27.69
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 13,668 0.00 1,903618.23
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 21,768 0.00 15,36841.64
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,933 0.00 1,96749.11
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,544,217 0.22 1,517,5731.76
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 25,680 0.00 3,057740.04
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 17,411 0.00 47,057-63.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 62,347 0.01 19,116226.15
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 9,784 0.00 16,055-39.06
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,350 0.00 18,582-38.92
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 86,819 0.01 51,89767.29
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 59,157 0.01 42,24240.04
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 2,906,743-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 59,968,376 8.60 75,670,203-20.75
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,693,685 0.39 73,152,553-96.32
29 Organic chemicals 137,687 0.02 21,015555.18
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,077,291 0.73 5,169,728-1.79
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 136,520 0.02 159,944-14.65
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 218,649 0.03 302,789-27.79
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 998,342 0.14 189,373427.18
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 36 0.00 15140.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 938-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 685,004 0.10 960,025-28.65
39 Plastics and articles thereof 498,213 0.07 475,4104.80
40 Rubber and articles thereof 500,899 0.07 383,21930.71
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 11,776,950 1.69 19,943,264-40.95
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,338 0.00 13,132-74.58
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3,229,756 0.46 1,415,712128.14
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 999,679 0.14 141,917604.41
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,107,873 0.16 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,522,309 0.36 6,094,185-58.61
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 106,375 0.02 44,064141.41
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 21,721 0.00 5,359305.32
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 127 0.00 81,487.50
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 98 0.00 318-69.18
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 721-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 28,049 0.00 34,014-17.54
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 46,113 0.01 203,365-77.33
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 15,437 0.00 2,223594.42
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 38,367 0.01 52,245-26.56
65 Headgear and parts thereof 205 0.00 101,950.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 94 0.00 409-77.02
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 75,672 0.01 22,457236.96
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 44,282 0.01 184,959-76.06
69 Ceramic products 2,372 0.00 82,716-97.13
70 Glass and glassware 16,228 0.00 89,367-81.84
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 436,058,071 62.50 466,468,976-6.52
72 Iron and steel 1,016,339 0.15 1,098,293-7.46
73 Articles of iron or steel 60,709 0.01 79,589-23.72
74 Copper and articles thereof 46 0.00 12,000-99.62
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,452 0.00 101,745-98.57
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 11,071,047 1.59 11,136,176-0.58
78 Lead and articles thereof 2,148,965 0.31 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 164,699 0.02 27,300503.29
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 10,528 0.00 423,189-97.51
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,169 0.00 292985.27
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,168,096 1.17 6,483,88525.98
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 31,874,385 4.57 42,044,125-24.19
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 0.00 673,784-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 36,492,055 5.23 5,395,019576.40
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 185,601 0.03 1,041,496-82.18
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,110,194 0.73 7,685,448-33.51
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 48,139 0.01 50,559-4.79
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 16,669 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 65,916 0.01 53,94422.19
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 194,128 0.03 210,686-7.86
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 902,967 0.13 110,782715.08
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,577,169 0.23 2,006,770-21.41
SS Classified 300,823 0.04 279 4067.67

Russia’s Imports from Hong Kong

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 63.60% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (63.24% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 9.13% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (12.33% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.88% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (5.40% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.39% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (3.45% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.01% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (1.39% in 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.88% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (0.76% in 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in 2016 over 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 $3,320,191;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2,171,973;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,913,247;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $1,899,086;
  • 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 $1,696,745;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $830,368;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $788,118;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $720,373;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $708,033;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $639,534;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $584,721.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $20,319,621;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $5,136,403;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $3,346,090;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - a decrease of $3,113,395;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $2,263,853;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $1,597,920;
  • 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 $962,959;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $952,187;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $855,343;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $577,503;
  • 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 $558,297.
Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 625 0.00 1,375-54.55
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 128,192 0.08 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 2,225-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,227 0.00 5,405-77.30
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 390-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,963 0.00 41,324-95.25
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 24,604 0.01 28,750-14.42
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 31,499-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 13,560 0.01 198,000-93.15
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 474-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,410,217 0.84 1,018,97938.40
29 Organic chemicals 573,364 0.34 842,044-31.91
30 Pharmaceutical products 87 0.00 108-19.44
31 Fertilizers 34,732 0.02 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 595,309 0.36 594,8560.08
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 295,434 0.18 67,883335.21
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 128,953 0.08 183,975-29.91
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 87,281 0.05 48,64079.44
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 408,354 0.24 668,371-38.90
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,534,278 5.09 6,621,03128.90
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,141,339 0.68 353,221223.12
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 131,934 0.08 256,756-48.62
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,824,097 1.09 2,382,394-23.43
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,151,131 0.69 4,264,526-73.01
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 130,579 0.08 323,093-59.58
45 Cork and articles of cork 16,662 0.01 72,380-76.98
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 21,544 0.01 80,094-73.10
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,133,370 0.68 966,85117.22
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,073,507 1.24 1,243,13966.80
50 Silk 0 0.00 7,002-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 64,807 0.04 0
52 Cotton 95,129 0.06 126,212-24.63
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 8,658 0.01 0
54 Man-made filaments 809,250 0.48 2,407,170-66.38
55 Man-made staple fibers 106,885 0.06 684,388-84.38
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 42,349 0.03 111,288-61.95
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 5,613 0.00 107,853-94.80
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 49,040 0.03 14,616235.52
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 95,172 0.06 51,95683.18
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 525,964 0.31 116,284352.31
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,616,674 3.35 8,962,764-37.33
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,638,032 2.17 8,774,435-58.54
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 844,780 0.50 645,10030.95
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,171,514 1.89 1,272,428149.25
65 Headgear and parts thereof 134,838 0.08 203,564-33.76
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 24,385 0.01 70,332-65.33
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 72,459 0.04 191,763-62.21
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 115,650 0.07 21,473438.58
69 Ceramic products 284,796 0.17 329,968-13.69
70 Glass and glassware 379,443 0.23 734,675-48.35
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,159,839 1.88 1,463,094115.97
72 Iron and steel 374,104 0.22 126,215196.40
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,193,024 1.31 1,849,96818.54
74 Copper and articles thereof 755,030 0.45 46,9971,506.55
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,538,107 0.92 898,57371.17
78 Lead and articles thereof 52 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 6,416 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 175,189 0.10 1,127,376-84.46
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,091,490 0.65 506,769115.38
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,232,305 0.74 2,087,648-40.97
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 20,316,627 12.12 40,636,248-50.00
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 77,820,679 46.42 74,500,4884.46
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 23,838 0.01 49,426-51.77
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,882,526 1.72 3,131,840-7.96
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 249,401 0.15 277,503-10.13
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,339,143 3.18 3,167,17068.58
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,253,816 0.75 533,443135.04
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 192,543 0.11 223,253-13.76
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 1,923,861 1.15 2,886,820-33.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 10,614,818 6.33 12,878,671-17.58
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 543,772 0.32 753,290-27.81
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 18,660 0.01 260,436-92.84
SS Classified 4,493 0.00 4 933-8.92

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