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

Russia’s Trade with Kuwait

In 2016, Russia’s trade with Kuwait totaled $480,115,322, up 18.28% ($74,209,567) from 2015.

Russia’s exports to Kuwait in 2016 totaled $479,990,564, up 18.28% ($74,168,050) from 2015.

Russia’s imports from Kuwait in 2016 totaled $124,758, up 49.88% ($41,517) from 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Kuwait in 2016 was $479,865,806, a 18.27% increase ($74,126,533) over 2015.

Kuwait was Russia’s 76th largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 79th in 2015), accounting for 0.1026% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0771% in 2015).

Kuwait was Russia’s 65th largest export market in 2016 (up from 67th in 2015), accounting for 0.1681% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1181% in 2015).

Kuwait was Russia’s 165th largest supplier in 2016 (up from 171st in 2015), accounting for 0.0001% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0000% in 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Kuwait

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 97.82% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (57.62% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.20% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (27.43% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.75% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (1.61% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.04% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (12.70% in 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Kuwait in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $247,261,611.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Kuwait 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) - a decrease of $106,810,844;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $51,181,093;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $11,670,781;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $2,377,500;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $1,787,093.
Russia’s exports to Kuwait in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,737 0.00 1,90096.68
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 66,754 0.01 215,030-68.96
10 Cereals 9,372 0.00 51,190,465-99.98
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 19,080 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 34,005 0.01 18,68881.96
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,121 0.00 30,452-93.03
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 285-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 28,419 0.01 43,421-34.55
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 19,628 0.00 12,89052.27
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 20,468-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 6,824-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 1,787,093-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 32,400 0.01 183,300-82.32
29 Organic chemicals 305,650 0.06 30,712895.21
30 Pharmaceutical products 130,500 0.03 0
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 36,250-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,534 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 53,873 0.01 309,000-82.57
39 Plastics and articles thereof 19,154 0.00 9,148109.38
40 Rubber and articles thereof 59,844 0.01 57,2614.51
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 500 0.00 741-32.52
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 881-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,121,480 0.44 2,447,168-13.31
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 240,865-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,468,798 0.31 3,846,298-61.81
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 815 0.00 1,519-46.35
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 31,194 0.01 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,863 0.00 581220.65
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 55,966 0.01 59,170-5.41
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,200 0.00 405,400.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 745-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 50-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 16,352 0.00 3054,406.67
69 Ceramic products 21,316 0.00 4764,378.15
70 Glass and glassware 5,983 0.00 11,985-50.08
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 1,773-100.00
72 Iron and steel 1,335,273 0.28 13,006,054-89.73
73 Articles of iron or steel 198,505 0.04 116,36070.60
74 Copper and articles thereof 467,951,830 97.49 220,690,219112.04
75 Nickel and articles thereof 9,631 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,198 0.00 0
78 Lead and articles thereof 126 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4,539 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 36,298 0.01 14,808145.12
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 89 0.00 14535.71
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,489,017 0.31 461,249222.82
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 3,864,852 0.81 3,747,8403.12
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 6,450-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 69,595 0.01 106,880,439-99.93
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 320,590 0.07 224,71942.66
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 80-100.00
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 15,572 0.00 22,928-32.08
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 122,892 0.03 6,4651,800.88
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 32,540 0.01 12,115168.59
SS Classified 22,479 0.00 67 265-66.58

Russia’s Imports from Kuwait

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 49.27% of Russia’s total imports from Kuwait (2.15% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 48.09% of Russia’s total imports from Kuwait (94.67% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Kuwait (1.20% in 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Kuwait in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $51,485;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $9,986;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $1,930;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,402.

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

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $20,206;
  • 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 $1,696;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,000.
Russia’s imports from Kuwait in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
29 Organic chemicals 1,402 1.12 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 58,600 46.97 78,806-25.64
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 1,000-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 3,285 2.63 1,355142.44
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 288-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 96-100.00
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 0 0.00 1,696-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9,986 8.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 51,485 41.27 0

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