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

Russia’s Trade with Singapore

In the 4th quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Singapore totaled $730,305,643, up 24.63% ($144,321,210) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Singapore in the 4th quarter of 2016 totaled $596,455,332, up 34.86% ($154,174,213) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Singapore in the 4th quarter of 2016 were $133,850,311, down 6.86% ($9,853,003) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Singapore in the 4th quarter of 2016 was $462,605,021, a 54.94% increase ($164,027,216) over the 4th quarter of 2015.

Singapore was Russia’s 39th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 38th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.5359% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.4481% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Singapore was Russia’s 30th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2016 (up from 35th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.7114% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.5365% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Singapore was Russia’s 50th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 47th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.2553% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.2973% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Singapore

The major share of Russian exports to Singapore 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) - 85.72% of Russia’s total exports to Singapore (88.79% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.91% of Russia’s total exports to Singapore (7.20% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.76% of Russia’s total exports to Singapore (1.74% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.99% of Russia’s total exports to Singapore (1.27% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Singapore 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) - an increase of $117,314,212;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $33,500,000;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $5,442,736;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $2,496,490.

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

  • 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 $3,427,183.
Russia’s exports to Singapore in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 420-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,445 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 11,649 0.00 12,565-7.29
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 25,208 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,558 0.00 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 22,865 0.00 16,22640.92
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6,471 0.00 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 18,381 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7,304 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 164,695 0.03 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,993 0.00 20,273-90.17
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8,824 0.00 18,983-53.52
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 101,166 0.02 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,218 0.00 65,294-98.13
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,899,643 0.32 590,245221.84
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 509,357,531 85.40 392,043,31929.92
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,240 0.00 23,830-94.80
29 Organic chemicals 194 0.00 45331.11
30 Pharmaceutical products 105,011 0.02 7,8771,233.13
31 Fertilizers 4,394,345 0.74 3,972,65910.61
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 244,784 0.04 571,227-57.15
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 161,275 0.03 126,25927.73
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 583,225 0.10 297,27796.19
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 10 0.00 0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 8,768-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 144,484 0.02 31,131364.12
39 Plastics and articles thereof 226,778 0.04 529,701-57.19
40 Rubber and articles thereof 59,364 0.01 51,76814.67
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 26 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 116,600 0.02 227,254-48.69
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 6,549 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 494,188 0.08 462,8686.77
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 389 0.00 18,434-97.89
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,496,490 0.42 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 14,293 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 27-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 151 0.00 2,166-93.03
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 17 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,611 0.00 4,618-43.46
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6,530 0.00 4,66839.89
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 3,688-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 50,103 0.01 81,567-38.57
69 Ceramic products 812 0.00 51,344-98.42
70 Glass and glassware 17,547 0.00 11714,897.44
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 9,600 0.00 3,436,783-99.72
72 Iron and steel 59,967 0.01 604,686-90.08
73 Articles of iron or steel 275,227 0.05 339,726-18.99
74 Copper and articles thereof 663 0.00 4,670-85.80
75 Nickel and articles thereof 5,453,209 0.91 10,47351,969.22
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 440,665 0.07 2,213,556-80.09
78 Lead and articles thereof 3,901,580 0.65 4,255,207-8.31
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 53,584 0.01 113,486-52.78
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 327,537 0.05 174,06288.17
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 449-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 14,958,463 2.51 14,167,4805.58
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 609,206 0.10 755,849-19.40
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 18,407 0.00 251,019-92.67
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 351,660 0.06 0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 48,500,000 8.13 15,000,000223.33
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 663,388 0.11 1,685,389-60.64
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 2,625-100.00
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 48,401 0.01 20,904131.54
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 9,825 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,924 0.00 1371,304.38
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 481 0.00 0
SS Classified 12,578 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Singapore

The major share of Russian imports from Singapore 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) - 61.50% of Russia’s total imports from Singapore (72.60% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 24.21% of Russia’s total imports from Singapore (16.12% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.30% of Russia’s total imports from Singapore (2.53% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.66% of Russia’s total imports from Singapore (1.90% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.92% of Russia’s total imports from Singapore (6.20% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Singapore in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 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 $7,723,082;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $3,980,217;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $3,506,753;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $3,104,391;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $2,614,973;
  • 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 $2,011,185;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,482,309;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $772,409;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $743,414;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $666,274.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $30,578,558;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $2,301,724;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,908,458;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $670,807;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $606,218;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $423,192.
Russia’s imports from Singapore in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
01 Live animals 626 0.00 901-30.52
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 43,657 0.03 279,286-84.37
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 863 0.00 308180.19
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 19,410 0.01 20,472-5.19
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 90,938-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 7,087 0.01 10,808-34.43
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 28-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 20,993-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 25,380 0.02 193,093-86.86
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 33,430 0.02 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,882,058 3.65 7,183,782-32.04
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 144,906-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 15,464 0.01 59,801-74.14
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 215,974 0.16 886,781-75.65
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 16,481-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 5,866-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 134 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6,238,664 4.66 2,731,911128.36
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 42 0.00 727-94.22
29 Organic chemicals 3,131,839 2.34 27,44811,310.08
30 Pharmaceutical products 12,822,852 9.58 8,842,63545.01
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,597,181 3.43 3,824,77220.19
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 52,953 0.04 120,876-56.19
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 415,642 0.31 675,341-38.45
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 83,716 0.06 92,439-9.44
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 24-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,113,895 0.83 1,537,087-27.53
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9,239,606 6.90 7,757,29719.11
40 Rubber and articles thereof 949,341 0.71 283,067235.38
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,042 0.00 277276.17
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7,604 0.01 2332,960.87
45 Cork and articles of cork 7 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10,478 0.01 7,46740.32
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 41,466 0.03 37,29311.19
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 2,736-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 10,589 0.01 58,724-81.97
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 127 0.00 921-86.21
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 21-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 12,751 0.01 6,44697.81
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 15,080 0.01 1,3271,036.40
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 118 0.00 290-59.31
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 1,103-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 3,688-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 20,259 0.02 626,477-96.77
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 2,421-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 12,881 0.01 6,52597.41
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 62,037 0.05 0
72 Iron and steel 137 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,691,015 2.01 2,453,4129.68
74 Copper and articles thereof 52,522 0.04 36,01945.82
75 Nickel and articles thereof 87,710 0.07 18,602371.51
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 213,396 0.16 23,253817.71
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 45,760 0.03 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 8,855 0.01 2,557246.30
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,410,950 2.55 795,977328.52
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 585,492 0.44 303,84092.70
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 30,369,831 22.69 32,278,289-5.91
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 23,416,716 17.49 21,405,5319.40
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 25,108 0.02 15,40063.04
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 791,949 0.59 48,5351,531.71
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 7,884,000 5.89 38,462,558-79.50
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 19,836,713 14.82 12,113,63163.76
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 211,841 0.16 66,086220.55
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 119,869 0.09 114,8664.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 432 0.00 726-40.50
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 13,762 0.01 2256,016.44

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia