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

Russia’s Trade with Japan

In the 4th quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Japan was $4,486,157,486, down 14.43% ($756,697,731) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Japan in the 4th quarter of 2016 were $2,587,097,296, down 24.41% ($835,629,620) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Japan in the 4th quarter of 2016 totaled $1,899,060,190, up 4.34% ($78,931,889) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Japan in the 4th quarter of 2016 was $688,037,106, a 57.07% decrease ($914,561,509) over the 4th quarter of 2015.

Japan was Russia’s 8th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 7th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 3.2921% of Russia’s total trade (down from 4.0093% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Japan was Russia’s 11th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 8th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 3.0859% of Russia’s total exports (down from 4.1522% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Japan was Russia’s 7th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 6th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 3.6220% of Russia’s total imports (down from 3.7655% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Japan

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 71.75% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (78.13% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.08% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (6.70% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.84% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (2.62% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.14% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (2.71% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.29% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (5.23% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.14% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (1.82% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.69% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (2.77% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

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

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $68,521,461;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $36,633,468;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $26,152,864;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $12,092,858;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $7,917,333.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Japan 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 $821,045,051;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $94,427,919;
  • 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 $74,275,732.
Russia’s exports to Japan in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
01 Live animals 36,000 0.00 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 15,118 0.00 9,66456.44
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 103,089,379 3.98 76,936,51533.99
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 350-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 540,850 0.02 505,1257.07
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 354,876 0.01 489,328-27.48
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 1,130-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 437 0.00 212106.13
10 Cereals 46,274,362 1.79 9,640,894379.98
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4,204 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 36,986 0.00 69,909-47.09
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,480 0.00 13,009-57.88
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 224,328 0.01 613,542-63.44
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 975 0.00 306218.63
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 14,717 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,366 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 8,488 0.00 7,27116.74
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 139,720 0.01 50,889174.56
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 18,605 0.00 3,502431.27
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 1,418,059-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 373,772 0.01 32,0851,064.94
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,015,890 0.04 309,032228.73
26 Ores, slag and ash 33,362,949 1.29 30,895,3607.99
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,821,765,873 70.42 2,642,810,924-31.07
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,685,736 0.10 76,961,468-96.51
29 Organic chemicals 4,334,191 0.17 5,228,718-17.11
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,156 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 865,376 0.03 145,000496.81
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,931 0.00 1,102438.20
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 208,283 0.01 151,88637.13
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 8,479 0.00 2,689215.32
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,527 0.00 408274.26
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 128,440 0.00 184,454-30.37
39 Plastics and articles thereof 194,312 0.01 42,809353.90
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9,431,039 0.36 11,930,435-20.95
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 68,740 0.00 7349,265.12
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 47,069 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 95,775,461 3.70 83,682,60314.45
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 11,114,441 0.43 8,778,34626.61
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 104,301 0.00 120,328-13.32
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 41,089 0.00 37,3909.89
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,959 0.00 436,781.40
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 117 0.00 156-25.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2,428 0.00 1,76837.33
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 38,860 0.00 9,763298.03
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 17,573 0.00 131,244-86.61
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 19,793 0.00 6,462206.30
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 354,465 0.01 363,173-2.40
65 Headgear and parts thereof 43 0.00 12,906-99.67
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 12,593-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 152,880 0.01 6,1782,374.59
69 Ceramic products 16,869 0.00 3,549375.32
70 Glass and glassware 1,029,002 0.04 195,344426.76
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 55,343,685 2.14 62,271,836-11.13
72 Iron and steel 58,408,764 2.26 50,491,43115.68
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,185,247 0.08 29,9387,199.24
74 Copper and articles thereof 196,935 0.01 28070,233.93
75 Nickel and articles thereof 33,694 0.00 17,11696.86
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 244,653,010 9.46 176,131,54938.90
80 Tin and articles thereof 115 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 6,901,334 0.27 2,727,663153.01
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 18,368 0.00 9120,084.62
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 42,009 0.00 1,8522,168.30
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,226,579 0.12 1,657,65994.65
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 2,155,468 0.08 525,870309.89
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 77,308 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 237,685 0.01 3,038,363-92.18
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 78,372,768 3.03 172,800,687-54.65
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,085,126 0.04 858,28826.43
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 550 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 50 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 197,587 0.01 142,90638.26
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,695 0.00 207,937-98.70
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 14,313 0.00 4,795198.50
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 71 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Japan

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 81.76% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (81.00% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.03% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (9.68% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.93% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (3.93% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.71% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (1.34% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Japan in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th 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 $59,941,849;
  • 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 $19,421,462;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $11,578,103;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $10,715,019;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $7,427,601;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $7,215,782;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $6,942,079;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $6,416,606;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $6,337,270.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $22,648,216;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $19,519,160;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $10,268,407.
Russia’s imports from Japan in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 88,553 0.00 15,076487.38
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,016,680 0.11 1,908,0545.69
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 194-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 289 0.00 17169.01
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 66,136 0.00 34,90989.45
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 34,633 0.00 25,43436.17
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 296,747 0.02 254,30816.69
10 Cereals 90,737 0.00 12,423630.40
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,200 0.00 2,254-2.40
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 11,956 0.00 15,301-21.86
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 210,650 0.01 127,23465.56
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 1,955 0.00 1,04487.26
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 31,496 0.00 21,34147.58
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 476 0.00 1,402-66.05
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 405,443 0.02 211,80691.42
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 339,265 0.02 291,10216.55
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 166,271 0.01 126,73231.20
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 57,535 0.00 24,974130.38
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,798,534 0.09 1,560,34215.27
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,327,163 0.07 1,648,834-19.51
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,879 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 24,334 0.00 22,4488.40
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,493 0.00 62,431-91.20
26 Ores, slag and ash 28,223 0.00 47,145-40.14
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 13,125,976 0.69 11,911,12910.20
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,027,834 0.05 4,114,909-75.02
29 Organic chemicals 2,904,814 0.15 5,044,247-42.41
30 Pharmaceutical products 27,620,638 1.45 16,905,61963.38
31 Fertilizers 31,644 0.00 14,723114.93
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,132,860 0.27 4,254,12420.66
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 14,745,524 0.78 8,328,91877.04
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 6,293,043 0.33 5,488,43314.66
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 276,187 0.01 506,513-45.47
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 14,040,360 0.74 17,787,367-21.07
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9,920,270 0.52 9,287,6846.81
39 Plastics and articles thereof 30,404,121 1.60 23,462,04229.59
40 Rubber and articles thereof 78,016,224 4.11 80,958,083-3.63
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 284,490 0.01 188,73850.73
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2,728 0.00 313771.57
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 13,346 0.00 59,293-77.49
45 Cork and articles of cork 866 0.00 412110.19
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 63 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 5,082 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,728,813 0.14 2,077,51931.35
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 327,687 0.02 430,825-23.94
50 Silk 21,142 0.00 1,1241,780.96
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 145 0.00 0
52 Cotton 124,132 0.01 210,135-40.93
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,383 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 3,062,043 0.16 3,654,297-16.21
55 Man-made staple fibers 6,801,509 0.36 17,069,916-60.15
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,750,052 0.09 2,265,064-22.74
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 141,682 0.01 36,360289.66
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 8,986 0.00 4,93782.01
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 438,181 0.02 355,24523.35
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 110,717 0.01 79,14739.89
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 303,650 0.02 147,453105.93
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 483,336 0.03 220,573119.13
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 262,110 0.01 373,300-29.79
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 31,650 0.00 20,32355.73
65 Headgear and parts thereof 12,575 0.00 2,829344.50
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 29,555-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2,872 0.00 4,179-31.28
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,507,608 0.18 2,481,16841.37
69 Ceramic products 1,430,708 0.08 909,25257.35
70 Glass and glassware 5,888,478 0.31 4,745,96924.07
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 125,368 0.01 127,564-1.72
72 Iron and steel 4,156,362 0.22 26,804,578-84.49
73 Articles of iron or steel 31,104,119 1.64 23,676,51831.37
74 Copper and articles thereof 405,015 0.02 308,61931.23
75 Nickel and articles thereof 775,742 0.04 514,27750.84
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,053,091 0.06 1,795,457-41.35
78 Lead and articles thereof 2,000 0.00 2,977-32.82
79 Zinc and articles thereof 4,457 0.00 1,605177.69
80 Tin and articles thereof 6,522 0.00 1,648295.75
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 302,676 0.02 165,38583.01
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9,009,524 0.47 12,291,333-26.70
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 8,794,216 0.46 5,891,79849.26
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 371,143,281 19.54 363,927,4991.98
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 136,484,393 7.19 117,062,93116.59
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 8,953 0.00 142,811-93.73
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 944,875,257 49.75 884,933,4086.77
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 12,548,770 0.66 970,6671,192.80
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 87,673,609 4.62 107,192,769-18.21
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,064,288 0.06 868,28922.57
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 588,938 0.03 578,4651.81
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 7,070,003 0.37 5,730,34923.38
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 661,730 0.03 676,492-2.18
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 42,808,244 2.25 36,470,97417.38
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 58,618 0.00 92,909-36.91
SS Classified 39,837 0.00 52 303-23.83

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