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

Russia’s Trade with Australia

In 2016, Russia’s trade with Australia was $532,391,430, down 22.21% ($152,025,239) from 2015.

Russia’s exports to Australia in 2016 were $64,478,087, down 37.18% ($38,156,574) from 2015.

Russia’s imports from Australia in 2016 were $467,913,343, down 19.57% ($113,868,665) from 2015.

Russia’s trade deficit with Australia in 2016 was $403,435,256, a 15.80% decrease ($75,712,091) over 2015.

Australia was Russia’s 74th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 73rd in 2015), accounting for 0.1138% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1300% in 2015).

Australia was Russia’s 104th largest export market in 2016 (down from 98th in 2015), accounting for 0.0226% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0299% in 2015).

Australia was Russia’s 51st largest supplier in 2016 (down from 45th in 2015), accounting for 0.2567% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.3185% in 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Australia

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

  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 44.49% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (22.03% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 19.24% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (25.88% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.93% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (10.31% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.84% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (5.06% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 8.63% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (31.62% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.19% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (2.69% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.01% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (0.51% in 2015).

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

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $5,769,092;
  • 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 $1,775,059;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,163,021;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $736,217;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $506,037;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $473,213;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $358,836;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $302,452.

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

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $26,887,160;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $10,360,083;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $5,370,375;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $3,490,617;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $713,253;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $568,284;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $549,917;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $509,050;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $464,134;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $404,506.
Russia’s exports to Australia in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 1,795-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 45,513 0.07 27,40866.06
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 598-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 363-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 39-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,510 0.01 1,110216.22
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,361 0.01 571,645-99.41
10 Cereals 6,465 0.01 615951.22
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 57,562 0.09 75,943-24.20
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 112 0.00 152,060-99.93
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 47,746 0.07 48,837-2.23
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,625 0.01 160,687-96.50
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 171,133 0.27 92,92284.17
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 113,953 0.18 150,056-24.06
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 442,687 0.69 83,851427.94
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 16,523 0.03 32,828-49.67
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 161,981 0.25 206,653-21.62
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 151,563 0.24 157,827-3.97
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,472,416 2.28 999,20347.36
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 187 0.00 259-27.80
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,528 0.00 3,377-54.75
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5,566,082 8.63 32,453,242-82.85
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,318,944 5.15 13,679,027-75.74
29 Organic chemicals 1,757,619 2.73 2,266,669-22.46
30 Pharmaceutical products 10,831 0.02 1763,611.76
31 Fertilizers 6,068,474 9.41 9,559,091-36.52
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 797,864 1.24 61,6471,194.25
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 15,223 0.02 3,448341.50
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 1,978 0.00 14,167-86.04
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,014 0.00 302566.89
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 20,659 0.03 30,816-32.96
39 Plastics and articles thereof 166,557 0.26 235,679-29.33
40 Rubber and articles thereof 246,198 0.38 710,332-65.34
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,441 0.00 147880.27
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 28,117,696 43.61 22,348,60425.81
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 527,684 0.82 225,232134.28
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 42,453 0.07 40,0106.11
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 104,908 0.16 79,78431.49
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,000 0.00 802,400.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 108 0.00 241-55.19
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 11,339 0.02 2153,895.24
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 11,365 0.02 5711,890.37
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,732 0.00 4,037-32.33
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 376,954 0.58 346,7428.71
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 138,468 0.21 94,22246.96
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,463 0.01 391785.68
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6,644 0.01 5,48521.13
69 Ceramic products 374 0.00 404,880-99.91
70 Glass and glassware 312,770 0.49 862,687-63.74
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,481 0.01 3,73719.91
72 Iron and steel 2,682,222 4.16 8,052,597-66.69
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,391,583 2.16 228,562508.84
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,102 0.00 6,014-48.42
75 Nickel and articles thereof 465 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,260,720 3.51 1,754,68328.84
78 Lead and articles thereof 8 0.00 10-20.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,380 0.01 2,53533.33
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 704,507 1.09 534,28331.86
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,520 0.00 7,848-67.89
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 983,785 1.53 1,697,038-42.03
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 3,083,655 4.78 1,308,596135.65
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 897,489 1.39 923,925-2.86
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 57,646 0.09 37,12055.30
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,320,393 2.05 1,222,8887.97
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4,173 0.01 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 606,668 0.94 487,90724.34
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 109,012 0.17 108,9820.03
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 252 0.00 486-48.15
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 13,925 0.02 3,912255.96
SS Classified 13,394 0.02 57 891-76.86

Russia’s Imports from Australia

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 68.92% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (67.90% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 18.01% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (18.50% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.02% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (8.94% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.10% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (0.76% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.62% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (2.37% in 2015).

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

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $22,483,424;
  • 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 $3,665,102.

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

  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $67,593,199;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $43,403,150;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $10,803,733;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $6,035,165;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3,500,270;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - a decrease of $2,783,720;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $2,616,395;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $2,271,231;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $1,609,030.
Russia’s imports from Australia in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
01 Live animals 38,163,050 8.16 81,566,200-53.21
02 Meat and edible meat offal 8,062,119 1.72 9,671,149-16.64
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6,070 0.00 200,757-96.98
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 31,343 0.01 27,11115.61
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 14,735 0.00 24,143-38.97
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,668 0.00 20,790-91.98
10 Cereals 1,905 0.00 490,017-99.61
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,476 0.00 5,884-74.92
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,472,483 0.31 1,078,99136.47
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 57,229 0.01 38,23349.68
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,095,248 0.23 47,4932,206.13
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 25,553,424 5.46 3,070,000732.36
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,867 0.00 752,389.33
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 94,890 0.02 134,349-29.37
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 50,729 0.01 71,123-28.67
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 283,010 0.06 190,20948.79
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,445,395 1.16 7,716,626-29.43
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,919,093 0.84 3,273,25019.73
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,677,354 0.36 1,797,140-6.67
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,194,861 0.26 11,998,594-90.04
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 8,864 0.00 2,903205.34
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 303,909,536 64.95 371,502,735-18.19
29 Organic chemicals 10,668 0.00 8,77721.54
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,808,840 1.03 5,167,952-6.95
31 Fertilizers 22,656 0.00 44,932-49.58
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 67,953 0.01 445,846-84.76
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 971,740 0.21 1,233,960-21.25
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 502,489 0.11 593,325-15.31
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,104,982 0.66 5,721,377-45.73
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,684,073 1.21 6,146,928-7.53
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,232,389 0.48 2,244,848-0.56
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,187,854 0.25 1,914,922-37.97
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 2,163,310 0.46 4,947,030-56.27
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8,905 0.00 11,165-20.24
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 75-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,380 0.00 12,017-71.87
45 Cork and articles of cork 377 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 31,830 0.01 155,961-79.59
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 48,426 0.01 112,234-56.85
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 95,464 0.02 39,620140.95
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 8 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 2 0.00 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 49,179-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,234,678 0.48 2,156,6123.62
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,572 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 40,806 0.01 59,845-31.81
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 80,387 0.02 21,231278.63
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 51,488 0.01 44,95114.54
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 42,901 0.01 34,05625.97
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 121 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 335 0.00 621-46.05
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 36 0.00 198-81.82
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 35,372 0.01 54,726-35.37
69 Ceramic products 154,394 0.03 268,624-42.52
70 Glass and glassware 709,990 0.15 483,95446.71
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 48,293 0.01 28,15171.55
72 Iron and steel 3,492 0.00 3,1959.30
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,866,337 0.83 3,261,14118.56
74 Copper and articles thereof 170,991 0.04 260,618-34.39
75 Nickel and articles thereof 57,711 0.01 90,910-36.52
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 28,665 0.01 41,256-30.52
78 Lead and articles thereof 21,454 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4,309 0.00 3,30830.26
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 937,729 0.20 738,62926.96
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 38,135 0.01 28,65233.10
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 27,149,063 5.80 30,649,333-11.42
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 7,021,054 1.50 3,355,952109.21
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 2,394 0.00 50,671-95.28
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,544,178 0.76 9,579,343-63.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 904,250 0.19 1,48060,997.97
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,279,110 1.77 8,402,991-1.47
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,816 0.00 11,863-67.83
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 56,543 0.01 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 188,961 0.04 151,87424.42
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 70,647 0.02 157,347-55.10
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 63,375 0.01 61,9192.35
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,350 0.00 0
SS Classified 105,711 0.02 63716,495.13

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