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

Russia’s Trade with Vietnam

In 2016, Russia’s trade with Vietnam was $3,838,285,622, down 1.48% ($57,831,560) from 2015.

Russia’s exports to Vietnam in 2016 were $1,373,024,131, down 25.49% ($469,654,648) from 2015.

Russia’s imports from Vietnam in 2016 totaled $2,465,261,491, up 20.06% ($411,823,088) from 2015.

Russia’s trade deficit with Vietnam in 2016 was $1,092,237,360, a 418.24% increase ($881,477,736) over 2015.

Vietnam was Russia’s 29th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 28th in 2015), accounting for 0.8206% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.7403% in 2015).

Vietnam was Russia’s 41st largest export market in 2016 (down from 38th in 2015), accounting for 0.4809% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.5363% in 2015).

Vietnam was Russia’s 18th largest supplier in 2016 (up from 21st in 2015), accounting for 1.3526% of Russia’s total imports (up from 1.1241% in 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Vietnam

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 40.70% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (45.33% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 18.24% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (12.58% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 11.86% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (1.71% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.03% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (6.93% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.19% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (1.06% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.09% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (1.28% in 2015).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $127,902,497;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $39,263,275;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $37,189,416;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $36,502,154;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $30,336,016;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $19,445,056;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $12,104,033;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $7,184,528;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $6,427,607;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $4,578,568;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $4,422,563.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $301,309,056;
  • 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 $88,071,473;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $16,722,999;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $6,533,141;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $5,241,006.
Russia’s exports to Vietnam in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 15,729,026 1.15 3,624,993333.91
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 7,957,902 0.58 773,374928.98
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,952 0.00 21,205-81.36
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,610,089 0.19 1,636,07159.53
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 10,979 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,956 0.00 431,445-99.55
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 82,930 0.01 176,779-53.09
10 Cereals 19,508,005 1.42 62,94930,890.17
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5,712,902 0.42 2,227,297156.49
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,251,797 0.31 1,280,935231.93
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 6,723 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,425,192 0.10 1,397,3491.99
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 50,205 0.00 30,02367.22
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,169,309 0.30 511,708714.78
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 491,787 0.04 179,857173.43
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,311,441 0.24 1,481,795123.47
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 654,963 0.05 430,98651.97
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 567,831 0.04 373,11152.19
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,013,547 0.15 2,954,042-31.84
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,753,840 0.20 1,967,89839.94
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 10,166-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 14,294,543 1.04 19,535,549-26.83
26 Ores, slag and ash 12,536,186 0.91 19,069,327-34.26
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 223,548,198 16.28 193,212,18215.70
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,799,547 0.28 2,351,28661.59
29 Organic chemicals 3,298,065 0.24 1,362,443142.07
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,986,506 0.22 2,716,8579.93
31 Fertilizers 83,371,807 6.07 100,094,806-16.71
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,500,364 0.11 199,755651.10
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,957,641 0.14 383,820410.04
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 444,189 0.03 1,395,152-68.16
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 34,414 0.00 17,50696.58
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 3,320,971-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 4,150 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 650,269 0.05 820,041-20.70
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9,994,820 0.73 3,567,213180.19
40 Rubber and articles thereof 15,915,122 1.16 11,492,55938.48
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 933,313 0.07 2,574,098-63.74
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 18,210 0.00 32,997-44.81
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 8,181 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,107,597 0.44 3,752,72362.75
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 184-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 6,807,682 0.50 3,315,047105.36
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12,016,779 0.88 10,821,91911.04
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,795,543 0.28 5,731,342-33.78
50 Silk 0 0.00 35-100.00
52 Cotton 27,419 0.00 8123,276.72
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 5,137 0.00 4,13724.17
54 Man-made filaments 1,058,050 0.08 1,941,019-45.49
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 59,300-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 9,146 0.00 9,369-2.38
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 36,851 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 840 0.00 6,291-86.65
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,390 0.00 4,101-41.72
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 261,769 0.02 234,06711.84
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 87,104 0.01 13,013569.36
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4,816 0.00 11,756-59.03
65 Headgear and parts thereof 12,843 0.00 7151,696.22
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 54 0.00 126-57.14
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 198,405 0.01 116,10370.89
69 Ceramic products 4,263 0.00 5,343-20.21
70 Glass and glassware 84,233 0.01 40,860106.15
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 3,484-100.00
72 Iron and steel 136,981,698 9.98 9,079,2011,408.74
73 Articles of iron or steel 15,235,314 1.11 10,656,74642.96
74 Copper and articles thereof 49,142 0.00 181,961-72.99
75 Nickel and articles thereof 50,505 0.00 5648,854.79
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7,891,840 0.57 10,385,225-24.01
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 200-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 12,428 0.00 4432,705.42
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 95,232 0.01 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,471,775 0.18 1,107,621123.16
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 31,181 0.00 102,256-69.51
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 60,431,109 4.40 21,167,834185.49
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 67,335,773 4.90 155,407,246-56.67
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 46,181 0.00 9,307396.20
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 77,482,953 5.64 40,293,53792.30
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 301,747,140 21.98 603,056,196-49.96
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 51,830,621 3.77 15,328,467238.13
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 344,253 0.03 4,1308,235.42
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 233,987 0.02 7,5183,012.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,267 0.00 20,628-93.86
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 10,913 0.00 11,239-2.90
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 89,811 0.01 15,474480.40
SS Classified 173,520,186 12.64 568 052 695-69.45

Russia’s Imports from Vietnam

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 57.31% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (54.71% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 20.75% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (21.47% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.63% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (16.42% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.36% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (1.96% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.49% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (1.11% in 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Vietnam in 2016 over 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) - an increase of $228,517,145;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $54,922,853;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $51,706,430;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $35,861,671;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $22,815,107;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $13,268,560;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $11,722,318;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $9,401,506;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $7,590,611;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $7,435,812.

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $8,744,436;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $7,904,273.
Russia’s imports from Vietnam in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
01 Live animals 101,900 0.00 93,8008.64
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 88,527,572 3.59 76,805,25415.26
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 334 0.00 11,058-96.98
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 152,682 0.01 92,52065.03
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 392,860 0.02 695,589-43.52
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 25,631,363 1.04 34,375,799-25.44
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 183,142,006 7.43 147,280,33524.35
10 Cereals 9,574,447 0.39 17,478,720-45.22
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 166,822 0.01 107,31055.46
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 267,567 0.01 358,423-25.35
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 527,800 0.02 298,77376.66
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 46,105 0.00 31,41946.74
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 24,751 0.00 3,881537.75
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,389,565 0.18 3,096,38641.76
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 50,207 0.00 191,204-73.74
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 9,831 0.00 6,61248.68
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,644,354 0.15 4,168,145-12.57
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 22,255,413 0.90 25,470,365-12.62
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 21,297,506 0.86 25,923,897-17.85
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 399,273 0.02 427,927-6.70
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 172,260 0.01 262,013-34.26
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 35,110 0.00 266,275-86.81
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,188,110 0.05 5,167,917-77.01
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 912,991 0.04 1,869,927-51.18
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 330,202 0.01 264,73824.73
29 Organic chemicals 180 0.00 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 14,329,504 0.58 6,738,893112.64
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 7,945,364 0.32 3,782,779110.04
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 407,708 0.02 448,224-9.04
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 414,108 0.02 649,697-36.26
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 925,083 0.04 1,502,244-38.42
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,677,498 0.07 1,254,07933.76
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,355,255 0.10 2,498,868-5.75
39 Plastics and articles thereof 12,177,088 0.49 12,889,661-5.53
40 Rubber and articles thereof 17,598,109 0.71 10,162,29773.17
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 24,423 0.00 7713,067.70
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 31,696,973 1.29 30,280,5714.68
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,037,012 0.04 1,874,562-44.68
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 894,746 0.04 1,274,456-29.79
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 59-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2,692,056 0.11 2,608,8273.19
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 675,057 0.03 854,085-20.96
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 59,145 0.00 92,219-35.86
50 Silk 0 0.00 9,777-100.00
52 Cotton 1,737,633 0.07 2,251,420-22.82
54 Man-made filaments 103,265 0.00 88,00617.34
55 Man-made staple fibers 563,812 0.02 1,400,422-59.74
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 149,362 0.01 209,111-28.57
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 252 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 89,247 0.00 338,021-73.60
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 4,720,055 0.19 2,579,48482.98
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 254,815 0.01 236,9977.52
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 76,901,270 3.12 54,086,16342.18
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 145,394,113 5.90 149,747,922-2.91
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 10,987,859 0.45 14,289,926-23.11
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 268,121,833 10.88 213,198,98025.76
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,250,916 0.09 2,294,997-1.92
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 38 0.00 2,045-98.14
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 269,109 0.01 92,448191.09
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 257,597 0.01 598,759-56.98
69 Ceramic products 1,470,532 0.06 2,683,645-45.20
70 Glass and glassware 328,197 0.01 398,892-17.72
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,864,386 0.08 1,372,40435.85
72 Iron and steel 9,497,712 0.39 9,012,5855.38
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,960,939 0.32 7,368,2258.04
74 Copper and articles thereof 473 0.00 130,518-99.64
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 115,204 0.00 14,655686.11
78 Lead and articles thereof 20 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,887 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 6,763 0.00 2,503170.20
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 17,995,045 0.73 4,726,485280.73
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,184,899 0.05 1,497,659-20.88
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 197,190,466 8.00 197,061,9920.07
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 1,151,095,294 46.69 922,578,14924.77
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 32,500-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 904,007 0.04 1,095,923-17.51
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 51,706,430 2.10 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 12,040,052 0.49 2,638,546356.31
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 86,799 0.00 18,545368.05
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 29,919 0.00 53,677-44.26
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 12,473,161 0.51 15,452,243-19.28
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 18,595,480 0.75 14,381,11929.30
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 10,267,565 0.42 9,676,5906.11
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 68,668-100.00
SS Classified 494,745 0.02 87 823463.34

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