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Russian trade with the United Arab Emirates 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 the United Arab Emirates in 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with the United Arab Emirates

In 2016, Russia’s trade with the United Arab Emirates was $1,243,801,913, down 0.14% ($1,765,577) from 2015.

Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in 2016 were $971,070,418, down 10.18% ($110,094,976) from 2015.

Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in 2016 totaled $272,731,495, up 65.89% ($108,329,399) from 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with the United Arab Emirates in 2016 was $698,338,923, a 23.83% decrease ($218,424,375) over 2015.

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 53rd largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 55th in 2015), accounting for 0.2659% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2367% in 2015).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 46th largest export market in 2016 (down from 45th in 2015), accounting for 0.3401% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.3147% in 2015).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 63rd largest supplier in 2016 (up from 69th in 2015), accounting for 0.1496% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0900% in 2015).

Russia’s Exports to the United Arab Emirates

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 34.92% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (42.58% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.30% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (9.09% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.50% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (5.85% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.86% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (14.04% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.43% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (10.62% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 7.88% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (8.26% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.15% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (2.43% in 2015).

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $64,186,708;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $29,541,047;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $16,243,386;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $8,788,144;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $5,559,902;
  • 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) - an increase of $3,650,330;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $3,424,681;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3,325,398.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in 2016 over 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 $121,236,870;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $36,835,997;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $24,996,881;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $19,650,001;
  • 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 $8,666,074;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $5,808,876;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $5,765,341.
Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
01 Live animals 173,004 0.02 25,390581.39
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,737,227 0.28 14,63218,607.13
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 22,108 0.00 7,754185.12
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 43,149 0.00 156,402-72.41
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 16 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 744 0.00 250197.60
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,144,664 0.43 1,652,800150.77
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,622 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 580,850 0.06 802,067-27.58
10 Cereals 64,682,298 6.66 84,332,299-23.30
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 8,862,842 0.91 8,154,9348.68
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 100,055 0.01 17,520471.09
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,487 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 671,626 0.07 152,242341.16
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 58,963 0.01 170,627-65.44
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 224,318 0.02 877,030-74.42
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,620,494 0.58 5,546,3551.34
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 195,202 0.02 145,69833.98
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 330,752 0.03 172,59891.63
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,475,780 0.67 6,214,4644.20
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,320,265 0.44 1,789,425141.43
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 104,543 0.01 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,971,536 0.20 4,561,952-56.78
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 9,103,042 0.94 314,8982,790.79
26 Ores, slag and ash 3,424,681 0.35 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 63,970,654 6.59 88,967,535-28.10
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,760,138 0.39 2,335,46661.00
29 Organic chemicals 2,369,510 0.24 2,585,258-8.35
30 Pharmaceutical products 160,078 0.02 51,814208.95
31 Fertilizers 114,138,490 11.75 49,951,782128.50
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 163,040 0.02 232,851-29.98
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,314,850 0.14 380,621245.45
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 230,961 0.02 673,285-65.70
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 7,304 0.00 3,203128.04
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 13,214 0.00 24,300-45.62
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 34,093 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,266,798 0.34 2,410,63135.52
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,934,383 0.20 1,115,36573.43
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,672,858 0.38 3,507,6644.71
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 17,742 0.00 21,513-17.53
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 831,672 0.09 2,396,654-65.30
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 9,004,106 0.93 8,526,0625.61
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 16-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 30 0.00 280-89.29
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,824,403 0.19 1,834,028-0.52
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9,977,558 1.03 15,786,434-36.80
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 85,390 0.01 168,710-49.39
52 Cotton 0 0.00 1,020-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 6-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 2,094,517 0.22 1,831,19814.38
55 Man-made staple fibers 67,282 0.01 9307,134.62
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 31,523 0.00 2,5131,154.40
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 396 0.00 26,939-98.53
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 650 0.00 100550.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 40,232 0.00 23,60970.41
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 107,540 0.01 304,247-64.65
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 364,488 0.04 97,785272.74
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 519,925 0.05 786,666-33.91
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 45,587 0.00 299,861-84.80
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 42,525 0.00 188,644-77.46
65 Headgear and parts thereof 17,234 0.00 3,045465.98
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 145-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 10,150 0.00 1248,085.48
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 629,345 0.06 843,210-25.36
69 Ceramic products 133,601 0.01 21,184530.67
70 Glass and glassware 598,104 0.06 539,89010.78
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 339,140,514 34.92 460,377,384-26.33
72 Iron and steel 93,697,544 9.65 64,156,49746.05
73 Articles of iron or steel 19,956,025 2.06 3,712,639437.52
74 Copper and articles thereof 231,268 0.02 166,53238.87
75 Nickel and articles thereof 20,708 0.00 10,56795.97
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 17,547,437 1.81 23,312,778-24.73
78 Lead and articles thereof 68 0.00 287-76.31
79 Zinc and articles thereof 42 0.00 54-22.22
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 418,223 0.04 313,91833.23
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6,817,181 0.70 6,326,5457.76
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 175,400 0.02 267,273-34.37
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 38,006,149 3.91 34,680,7519.59
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 28,829,810 2.97 37,495,884-23.11
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 50,701 0.01 65,176-22.21
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 22,930,930 2.36 59,766,927-61.63
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 65,496 0.01 81,419-19.56
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 25,316,725 2.61 19,756,82328.14
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 10,373 0.00 54,553-80.99
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 94 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 5,375,442 0.55 1,725,112211.60
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 392,721 0.04 172,918127.11
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 32,659 0.00 75,043-56.48
SS Classified 36,722,269 3.78 67 592 389-45.67

Russia’s Imports from the United Arab Emirates

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 62.38% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (26.30% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.88% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (24.75% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.20% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (37.26% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.80% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (5.66% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.86% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (1.48% in 2015).

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $145,244,022;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $5,583,391;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $3,392,833;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $1,761,595;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,413,564.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates 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 $18,288,733;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $18,142,781;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $9,729,119;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $1,352,819;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $920,881.
Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
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 67,992 0.02 111,753-39.16
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 117,180-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,629,963 0.60 11,359,082-85.65
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 28,772,147 10.55 46,914,928-38.67
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 584,680 0.21 1,203,905-51.43
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 20,418 0.01 156,794-86.98
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3,314 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 36,210 0.01 59,395-39.04
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 55,388 0.02 33,24566.61
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 59,904 0.02 7,094744.43
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 105,120 0.04 209,727-49.88
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 443,364 0.16 35,2151,159.02
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 404,881 0.15 87,228364.16
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,098,749 0.40 954,60615.10
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 156,433 0.06 112,38439.20
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 690,752 0.25 963,794-28.33
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 13,615,161 4.99 8,031,77069.52
29 Organic chemicals 99,760 0.04 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 1,096-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 258,714 0.09 346,479-25.33
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,322,050 0.85 2,041,21013.76
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 3,577,801 1.31 1,816,20696.99
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 26,997-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 304,260 0.11 1,225,141-75.17
39 Plastics and articles thereof 28,436,402 10.43 27,022,8385.23
40 Rubber and articles thereof 146,277 0.05 173,294-15.59
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 11,207 0.00 20,375-45.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2,767 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 121,512 0.04 21,057477.06
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 1,056 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 370,465 0.14 243,42052.19
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 120,624 0.04 142,487-15.34
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 5,102-100.00
52 Cotton 987 0.00 5,848-83.12
54 Man-made filaments 386,046 0.14 474,849-18.70
55 Man-made staple fibers 48,206 0.02 92,769-48.04
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 205,665 0.08 144,14942.68
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2,668 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,978 0.00 17,171-88.48
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 625 0.00 6,498-90.38
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2,238 0.00 10,185-78.03
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,298,410 0.48 1,355,160-4.19
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 321,465 0.12 297,0918.20
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 73,954 0.03 3,3942,078.96
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 10,291 0.00 15,947-35.47
65 Headgear and parts thereof 348 0.00 1,611-78.40
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 11 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 9,991-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 62,118 0.02 4,1941,381.12
69 Ceramic products 541,726 0.20 576,211-5.98
70 Glass and glassware 7,960,269 2.92 4,567,43674.28
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 117,757 0.04 77,10152.73
72 Iron and steel 915 0.00 518,200.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,589,569 2.42 7,026,334-6.22
74 Copper and articles thereof 126,746 0.05 22,203470.85
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 16,684 0.01 168,347-90.09
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 3,057-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 90 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 656,263 0.24 2,009,082-67.34
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 235,437 0.09 74,085217.79
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 23,310,892 8.55 41,599,625-43.96
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 1,091,298 0.40 1,006,1958.46
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 3,726 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 101,982 0.04 242,704-57.98
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 145,244,022 53.26 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 367,930 0.13 392,335-6.22
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 244 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 245,941 0.09 594,055-58.60
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 17,202 0.01 41,047-58.09
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 25,741 0.01 30,264-14.95
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 67 0.00 0
SS Classified 144,613 0.05 89 35161.85

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