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

Russia’s Trade with New Zealand

In 2016, Russia’s trade with New Zealand was $227,793,446, down 55.73% ($286,789,053) from 2015.

Russia’s exports to New Zealand in 2016 were $77,687,273, down 80.73% ($325,471,229) from 2015.

Russia’s imports from New Zealand in 2016 totaled $150,106,173, up 34.72% ($38,682,176) from 2015.

Russia’s trade balance with New Zealand went from a surplus of $291,734,505 in 2015, to a deficit of $72,418,900 in 2016.

New Zealand was Russia’s 94th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 77th in 2015), accounting for 0.0487% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0978% in 2015).

New Zealand was Russia’s 97th largest export market in 2016 (down from 68th in 2015), accounting for 0.0272% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.1173% in 2015).

New Zealand was Russia’s 73rd largest supplier in 2016 (up from 76th in 2015), accounting for 0.0824% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0610% in 2015).

Russia’s Exports to New Zealand

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 90.36% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (98.66% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.28% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (0.20% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.62% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (0.28% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.61% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (0.20% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.51% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (0.12% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.31% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (0.20% in 2015).

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

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $838,141;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $456,784;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $334,935;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $238,755.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to New Zealand 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 $327,550,308.
Russia’s exports to New Zealand in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,975 0.00 5,260-62.45
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6,912 0.01 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 695 0.00 5,923-88.27
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,379 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 14,644 0.02 2,750432.51
10 Cereals 9,311 0.01 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 20,217 0.03 15,60929.52
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 3,951-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 16,939 0.02 118,787-85.74
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 17,827 0.02 33,017-46.01
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 173,428 0.22 38,424351.35
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 25,441 0.03 17,19647.95
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 37,902 0.05 14,681158.17
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,607 0.01 5,82399.33
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 676,683 0.87 539,24225.49
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 7,861 0.01 4816,277.08
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 70,190,042 90.35 397,740,350-82.35
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 452,800 0.58 320,21241.41
29 Organic chemicals 80 0.00 33,263-99.76
30 Pharmaceutical products 277 0.00 1,641-83.12
31 Fertilizers 569,167 0.73 234,232142.99
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 546,243 0.70 89,459510.61
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 19,444 0.03 10,90478.32
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 762 0.00 1,347-43.43
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,007 0.00 3,222-68.75
39 Plastics and articles thereof 68,082 0.09 51,12033.18
40 Rubber and articles thereof 111,303 0.14 60,72583.29
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 7,455 0.01 2,548192.58
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,044,274 1.34 805,51929.64
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 192,700 0.25 3,7285,068.99
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 11,996 0.02 12,199-1.66
52 Cotton 0 0.00 139-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 606 0.00 2,926-79.29
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,097,144 1.41 952,58215.18
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 3,474-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 212 0.00 396-46.46
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 394 0.00 4,250-90.73
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 12,931 0.02 12,8770.42
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 68,348 0.09 77,607-11.93
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 25,526 0.03 43,332-41.09
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 51,283 0.07 40,29627.27
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,703 0.00 1,6622.47
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 42,441 0.05 15,225178.76
69 Ceramic products 1,003 0.00 230,328-99.56
70 Glass and glassware 1,057 0.00 1,971-46.37
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 11-100.00
72 Iron and steel 119,575 0.15 123,215-2.95
73 Articles of iron or steel 194,737 0.25 331,761-41.30
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,725 0.00 4,345-37.28
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 843,718 1.09 5,57715,028.53
78 Lead and articles thereof 11 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5,702 0.01 12,638-54.88
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6,398 0.01 13,192-51.50
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 370,183 0.48 384,362-3.69
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 112,370 0.14 114,030-1.46
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 14,129 0.02 1688,206.25
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 6,645-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 30,376 0.04 54,424-44.19
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 40-100.00
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 10,088 0.01 13,925-27.55
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8,055 0.01 9,980-19.29
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 135 0.00 596-77.35
SS Classified 427,970 0.55 525 500-18.56

Russia’s Imports from New Zealand

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 89.75% of Russia’s total imports from New Zealand (89.29% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.08% of Russia’s total imports from New Zealand (6.35% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.52% of Russia’s total imports from New Zealand (2.61% in 2015).

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

  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $41,485,750;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $3,924,971;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $678,444;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $455,832.

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

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $4,523,181;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $2,303,818;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $716,619;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $452,288.
Russia’s imports from New Zealand in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 18,899,414 12.59 23,422,595-19.31
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 13,093,463 8.72 12,804,2232.26
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 67,668,457 45.08 26,182,707158.45
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 83,319 0.06 13,760505.52
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 51,891 0.03 123,285-57.91
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 130,523 0.09 4,8272,604.02
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7,559,268 5.04 9,863,086-23.36
10 Cereals 636,315 0.42 835,989-23.88
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,887,732 1.92 3,287,790-12.17
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 7,275-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 76,868-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,382 0.00 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 92,664-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 18,450,084 12.29 17,771,6403.82
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,149 0.00 6,263-33.75
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,226,088 3.48 4,989,5904.74
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 19,858 0.01 11,84767.62
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 11,485-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 16,528 0.01 444,725-96.28
30 Pharmaceutical products 519,399 0.35 971,687-46.55
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 858 0.00 7,991-89.26
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 51,141 0.03 34,84246.78
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 5,896 0.00 27,600-78.64
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,953,766 2.63 28,79513,630.74
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 377,274 0.25 1,093,893-65.51
39 Plastics and articles thereof 307,332 0.20 272,75612.68
40 Rubber and articles thereof 52,667 0.04 22,536133.70
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 17,755 0.01 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 25,096-100.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3,219 0.00 6,366-49.43
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,962 0.00 6,672-70.59
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 29-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 145 0.00 1,143-87.31
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 18,826 0.01 1899,860.85
50 Silk 0 0.00 54-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 10,188 0.01 8,10325.73
52 Cotton 65 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 98 0.00 782-87.47
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 6,495-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 299 0.00 1,298-76.96
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 9,499-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 20,071 0.01 14,24840.87
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,035,814 0.69 908,51614.01
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,884 0.00 7,648-62.29
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 27-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,318 0.00 46,229-97.15
69 Ceramic products 967 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 18,448 0.01 17610,381.82
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 446,145 0.30 0
72 Iron and steel 17 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 689,229 0.46 784,979-12.20
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,354 0.00 3,072-55.92
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 13,739 0.01 1,461840.38
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 42,635 0.03 56,251-24.21
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 14,698 0.01 1,2911,038.50
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,437,906 2.29 3,438,536-0.02
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 1,468,449 0.98 1,221,11920.25
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 59,477 0.04 20,151195.16
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 40,935 0.03 225,222-81.82
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,624,028 1.75 2,168,19621.02
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 40,621 0.03 16,722142.92
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 186 0.00 1,301-85.70
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 51,279 0.03 11,878331.71
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 44,815 0.03 6,542585.04
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 597 0.00 10,188-94.14
SS Classified 200 0.00 3 799-94.74

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