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

Russia’s Trade with the United Arab Emirates

In the 4th quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with the United Arab Emirates was $249,289,822, down 36.52% ($143,435,427) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 4th quarter of 2016 were $197,716,708, down 44.95% ($161,429,540) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 4th quarter of 2016 totaled $51,573,114, up 53.59% ($17,994,113) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with the United Arab Emirates in the 4th quarter of 2016 was $146,143,594, a 55.11% decrease ($179,423,653) over the 4th quarter of 2015.

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 63rd largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 49th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.1829% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.3003% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 56th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 41st in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.2358% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.4357% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 69th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2016 (up from 72nd in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0984% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0695% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to the United Arab Emirates

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 35.69% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (26.99% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 15.45% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (12.64% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.37% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (20.42% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 9.46% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (4.83% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.68% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (14.21% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.89% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (5.74% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.01% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (1.53% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

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

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $3,424,681;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $1,785,202;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,627,868;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $849,750;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $846,012;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $596,492.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates 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 $43,254,233;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $33,372,420;
  • 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 $26,379,423;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $9,072,097;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $7,098,621;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $4,985,783;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $4,862,005;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $3,859,760;
  • 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 $1,056,349;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $901,782;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $892,868;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $885,915;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $699,321;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $661,471.
Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
01 Live animals 19,643 0.01 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 607,671 0.31 11,1795,335.83
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 6,103 0.00 2,111189.10
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 21,296 0.01 20,9671.57
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 290 0.00 25016.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,412,775 0.71 1,284,21010.01
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,213 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 74,559 0.04 123,403-39.58
10 Cereals 18,233,787 9.22 61,488,020-70.35
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 55,285 0.03 5,041,068-98.90
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 37,807 0.02 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 963 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 55,920 0.03 47,44217.87
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 36,440 0.02 116,703-68.78
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 80,045 0.04 92,956-13.89
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 963,227 0.49 1,849,142-47.91
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 20,808 0.01 17,49618.93
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 168,551 0.09 54,162211.20
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,363,577 1.20 1,513,82756.13
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,289,645 0.65 443,633190.70
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 988,476 0.50 1,241,456-20.38
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,033,265 1.03 248,063719.66
26 Ores, slag and ash 3,424,681 1.73 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 13,243,994 6.70 17,103,754-22.57
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 388,516 0.20 919,323-57.74
29 Organic chemicals 572,989 0.29 807,286-29.02
30 Pharmaceutical products 564 0.00 28,147-98.00
31 Fertilizers 13,503,615 6.83 46,876,035-71.19
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 55,162 0.03 18,219202.77
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 511,591 0.26 144,886253.10
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 38,074 0.02 56,335-32.42
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 438 0.00 1,842-76.22
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 31,343 0.02 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 529,870 0.27 536,460-1.23
39 Plastics and articles thereof 416,288 0.21 284,80446.17
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,106,676 0.56 1,350,226-18.04
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 12,536 0.01 7071,673.13
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 49,754 0.03 19,056161.09
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 994,833 0.50 1,656,304-39.94
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 533,817 0.27 513,7453.91
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,429,070 1.23 3,321,938-26.88
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 22,065 0.01 17,50026.09
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 6-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 553,275 0.28 424,12730.45
55 Man-made staple fibers 67,282 0.03 32,242,633.33
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 202 0.00 1,593-87.32
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 12 0.00 26,939-99.96
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 362 0.00 100262.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,559 0.00 7,508-79.24
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 9,384 0.00 35,440-73.52
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 220,776 0.11 7,0023,053.04
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 163,732 0.08 29,367457.54
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9,124 0.00 111,056-91.78
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 19,411 0.01 79,550-75.60
65 Headgear and parts thereof 10,013 0.01 4422,165.38
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 90-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 223,300 0.11 411,741-45.77
69 Ceramic products 13,158 0.01 15,476-14.98
70 Glass and glassware 461,045 0.23 29,3141,472.78
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 70,563,909 35.69 96,943,332-27.21
72 Iron and steel 7,353,938 3.72 8,255,720-10.92
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,202,395 1.62 1,574,527103.39
74 Copper and articles thereof 12,275 0.01 35,089-65.02
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,987 0.00 10,257-70.88
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,008,752 0.51 8,107,373-87.56
78 Lead and articles thereof 46 0.00 165-72.12
79 Zinc and articles thereof 42 0.00 54-22.22
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 160,379 0.08 9,9191,516.89
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,858,906 0.94 2,558,227-27.34
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 28,406 0.01 50,692-43.96
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,720,928 4.92 14,582,933-33.34
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 8,949,693 4.53 10,006,042-10.56
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 36,997 0.02 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,868,944 1.96 12,941,041-70.10
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 7,000 0.00 11,338-38.26
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,961,939 4.03 7,867,8501.20
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 8,202 0.00 5,67744.48
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 351,309 0.18 484,906-27.55
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 270,315 0.14 1,42218,909.49
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 7,252 0.00 5,95021.88
SS Classified 14,252,113 7.21 47 261 029-69.84

Russia’s Imports from the United Arab Emirates

The major share of Russian imports from the United Arab Emirates 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) - 43.23% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (19.21% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 25.35% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (29.29% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 21.97% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (36.68% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.04% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (5.23% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.72% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (2.23% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates 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) - an increase of $13,034,563;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3,162,622;
  • 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 $2,599,239;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $1,026,740;
  • 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 $612,669;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $571,227;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $422,781;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $301,247;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $273,264.

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

  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $1,203,905;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $1,175,201;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $666,942;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $236,372;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $197,668;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $186,307;
  • 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 $169,407.
Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 17,454 0.03 30,399-42.58
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 321,609 0.62 1,496,810-78.51
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 9,965,075 19.32 8,938,33511.49
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 1,203,905-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 20,418 0.04 2049,908.82
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3,314 0.01 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 25,971 0.05 55,431-53.15
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 27,322 0.05 18,12750.73
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 56,662 0.11 4,9531,043.99
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 37,734 0.07 157,740-76.08
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 86,902 0.17 11277,491.07
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 313,387 0.61 40,123681.07
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 452,337 0.88 372,27121.51
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 65,985 0.13 69,727-5.37
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 22,673 0.04 85,849-73.59
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,745,398 7.26 1,146,159226.78
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 96,851 0.19 180,819-46.44
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 759,536 1.47 828,769-8.35
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 1,390,682 2.70 778,01378.75
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 42,652 0.08 279,024-84.71
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,012,084 13.60 6,589,3036.42
40 Rubber and articles thereof 25,878 0.05 34,562-25.13
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4,954 0.01 4321,046.76
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2,767 0.01 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 120,649 0.23 2,1345,553.66
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 124,026 0.24 63,29295.96
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 36,787 0.07 50,239-26.78
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 1,993-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 89,189 0.17 220,761-59.60
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 48,758-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4,165 0.01 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2,668 0.01 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 418 0.00 8,930-95.32
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 60 0.00 6,318-99.05
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 4,588-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 186,908 0.36 384,576-51.40
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 71,139 0.14 67,3395.64
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 16,904 0.03 7172,257.60
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 3,361-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 18 0.00 0
69 Ceramic products 272,218 0.53 167,20762.80
70 Glass and glassware 1,156,153 2.24 1,823,095-36.58
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 76,207-100.00
72 Iron and steel 349 0.00 56,880.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,023,534 3.92 1,452,30739.33
74 Copper and articles thereof 960 0.00 8809.09
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 158 0.00 145,530-99.89
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 456,401 0.88 155,154194.16
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 115,733 0.22 1,01111,347.38
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,866,727 17.19 5,704,10555.44
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 360,661 0.70 530,068-31.96
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 1,863 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 17,678 0.03 15,04417.51
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 13,034,563 25.27 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 16,094 0.03 202,401-92.05
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 78,785 0.15 82,817-4.87
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,880 0.00 812,220.99
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 7,912 0.02 6,27126.17
SS Classified 9,813 0.02 42 745-77.04
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia