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

Russia’s Trade with Kuwait

In the 4th quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Kuwait totaled $136,958,413, up 18.48% ($21,364,659) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Kuwait in the 4th quarter of 2016 totaled $136,838,122, up 18.38% ($21,246,562) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Kuwait in the 4th quarter of 2016 totaled $120,291, up 5,382.73% ($118,097) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Kuwait in the 4th quarter of 2016 was $136,717,831, a 18.28% increase ($21,128,465) over the 4th quarter of 2015.

Kuwait was Russia’s 76th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2016 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.1005% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0884% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Kuwait was Russia’s 67th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 63rd in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.1632% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1402% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Kuwait was Russia’s 150th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2016 (up from 181st in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0002% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0000% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Kuwait

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 97.52% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (85.74% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.44% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (1.46% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.78% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (1.85% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.03% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (10.74% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

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

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $34,095,509;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $683,210.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $12,311,332;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,123,595.
Russia’s exports to Kuwait in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
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 0 0.00 34,108-100.00
10 Cereals 0 0.00 12,311,332-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 19,080 0.01 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 6,496-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 1,027-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,820 0.00 32,285-78.88
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 6,227 0.00 6,679-6.77
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 0.00 103,970-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 14,800 0.01 0
29 Organic chemicals 231,904 0.17 0
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 36,250-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 10,800 0.01 42,384-74.52
39 Plastics and articles thereof 60 0.00 63-4.76
40 Rubber and articles thereof 26,211 0.02 4,118536.50
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 180-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 744,765 0.54 695,2677.12
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 318,875 0.23 1,442,470-77.89
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 70 0.00 1,510-95.36
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,863 0.00 1051,674.29
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 19,862 0.01 6,980184.56
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 40-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 85-100.00
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 0 0.00 30-100.00
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 476-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 20-100.00
72 Iron and steel 199,868 0.15 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 63,950 0.05 45,93139.23
74 Copper and articles thereof 133,148,949 97.30 99,053,44034.42
75 Nickel and articles thereof 962 0.00 0
78 Lead and articles thereof 121 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 22,877 0.02 10,850110.85
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 829,336 0.61 146,126467.55
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 975,671 0.71 1,341,597-27.28
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 59,000 0.04 166,737-64.61
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 105,287 0.08 35,232198.84
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 497 0.00 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 25-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 205-100.00
SS Classified 21,984 0.02 36 220-39.30

Russia’s Imports from Kuwait

The major share of Russian imports from Kuwait 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) - 50.61% of Russia’s total imports from Kuwait (77.30% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 49.39% of Russia’s total imports from Kuwait (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Kuwait (22.70% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

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

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $58,600;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $50,893;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $9,986;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $812.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Kuwait in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th 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) - a decrease of $1,696;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $498.
Russia’s imports from Kuwait in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
29 Organic chemicals 812 0.68 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 58,600 48.72 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 498-100.00
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 8.30 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 50,893 42.31 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia