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Russian trade in goods with Hong Kong in Q1 2017

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Hong Kong in the first quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Hong Kong

In the 1st quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Hong Kong totaled $174,498,975, up 15.27% ($23,111,104) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $123,923,879, up 6.11% ($7,132,637) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $50,575,096, up 46.19% ($15,978,467) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $73,348,783, a 10.76% decrease ($8,845,830) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Hong Kong was Russia’s 64th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 66th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1357% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1559% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Hong Kong was Russia’s 62nd largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 58th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1487% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.1906% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Hong Kong was Russia’s 67th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 68th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1119% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0966% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Hong Kong

The major share of Russian exports to Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 46.23% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (60.93% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 20.58% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (9.58% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.59% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (9.48% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.78% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (11.61% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.34% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (1.06% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.16% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (1.09% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.52% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (1.90% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $14,311,499;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $7,052,338;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - an increase of $2,952,436;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $1,323,706;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,217,540;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,028,423;
  • 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 $792,093;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $650,277;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $382,966.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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 $13,876,772;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $3,449,657;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $1,970,462;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - a decrease of $1,784,285;
  • 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 $926,184;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $612,441;
  • 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) - a decrease of $398,715.
Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 12,781,202 10.31 5,728,864123.10
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 634 0.00 18,663-96.60
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 7,469 0.01 11,998-37.75
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6,353,035 5.13 5,029,32926.32
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 10 0.00 28-64.29
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 42 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,890 0.00 6,307-54.18
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 635 0.00 188237.77
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 500-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 7,109 0.01 2402,862.08
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 107,868 0.09 242,939-55.60
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 95 0.00 288-67.01
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 740 0.00 11,992-93.83
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 42,145 0.03 2,0701,935.99
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,140 0.00 1,598221.65
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 422 0.00 1,358-68.92
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11,487 0.01 11,924-3.66
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 11,713 0.01 8,00446.34
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 25,490,174 20.57 11,178,675128.03
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 839,276 0.68 47,1831,678.77
29 Organic chemicals 1,217,570 0.98 304,058,466.67
30 Pharmaceutical products 408,830 0.33 279,96146.03
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 40,523 0.03 46,771-13.36
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 13,478 0.01 77,192-82.54
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 0 0.00 398,715-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 26-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 282,313 0.23 232,24021.56
39 Plastics and articles thereof 79,819 0.06 88,705-10.02
40 Rubber and articles thereof 12,076 0.01 62,448-80.66
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 5,563,725 4.49 2,611,289113.06
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 379 0.00 1,988-80.94
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 11,060 0.01 1,795,345-99.38
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 166,030 0.13 39,363321.79
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 663,955 0.54 13,6784,754.18
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 605,155 0.49 1,217,596-50.30
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,040 0.00 211392.89
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 1-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 9 0.00 12-25.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 10,161 0.01 3,744171.39
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 16,580 0.01 15,8784.42
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 520 0.00 114,627.27
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,405 0.00 2,40341.70
65 Headgear and parts thereof 80 0.00 35128.57
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 239 0.00 94154.26
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 23,312 0.02 12,73983.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 231 0.00 33,171-99.30
69 Ceramic products 3,869 0.00 2,37263.11
70 Glass and glassware 16,309 0.01 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 57,284,474 46.23 71,161,246-19.50
72 Iron and steel 12,550 0.01 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 15,770 0.01 7222,084.21
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 242,998 0.20 2,213,460-89.02
78 Lead and articles thereof 240,380 0.19 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 106,024 0.09 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 20,983 0.02 3705,571.08
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 221 0.00 89148.31
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,041,481 0.84 658,51558.16
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 5,898,975 4.76 6,825,159-13.57
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,942,048 1.57 5,391,705-63.98
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 287,360 0.23 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,716,543 1.39 688,120149.45
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 9,045 0.01 7,55219.77
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 16,669-100.00
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 3,956 0.00 34,130-88.41
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 51,803 0.04 151,717-65.86
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 51,844 0.04 97,641-46.90
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 38,400 0.03 270,297-85.79
SS Classified 156,270 0.13 35 684337.93

Russia’s Imports from Hong Kong

The major share of Russian imports from Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 66.42% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (56.57% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.70% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (10.46% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 7.59% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (14.14% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.51% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (0.91% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.03% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (3.77% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.02% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (2.02% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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 $8,309,512;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $6,385,331;
  • 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) - an increase of $1,458,352;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $917,968;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $789,623;
  • 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 $673,769;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $573,143;
  • 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 $337,695.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $1,128,133;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $540,096;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $373,938;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $335,894;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $321,525;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $247,666;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $247,379;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $240,072;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $213,284;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $170,864.
Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 307-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 125,942-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 946 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,036 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 39,211 0.08 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 917 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 112,900 0.22 3,5343,094.68
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 30,720 0.06 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 682,428 1.35 344,73397.96
29 Organic chemicals 135,895 0.27 154,221-11.88
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 48,890-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 93,305 0.18 30,168209.28
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 17,383 0.03 60,492-71.26
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 193,168 0.38 60,147221.16
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 77,994 0.15 54,03144.35
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,091,466 6.11 2,518,32322.76
40 Rubber and articles thereof 108,149 0.21 348,221-68.94
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 97,088 0.19 72,04734.76
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 362,736 0.72 684,261-46.99
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 35,678 0.07 182,432-80.44
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,521 0.01 32,228-82.87
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 14,636-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 18,399 0.04 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 259,922 0.51 171,76651.32
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 232,272 0.46 479,938-51.60
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 27,360-100.00
52 Cotton 1,604 0.00 82,772-98.06
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 1,161-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 33,675 0.07 407,613-91.74
55 Man-made staple fibers 904 0.00 98,271-99.08
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,361 0.00 8,002-82.99
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 5,170-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 49,595 0.10 6187,925.08
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,909 0.00 4,848-60.62
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 37,442 0.07 30,07624.49
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,938,278 3.83 1,020,31089.97
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,056,197 2.09 1,227,061-13.92
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 143,687 0.28 279,550-48.60
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 500,150 0.99 1,628,283-69.28
65 Headgear and parts thereof 25,330 0.05 28,667-11.64
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 15,932 0.03 2,696490.95
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 32,476 0.06 39,773-18.35
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 257 0.00 13,938-98.16
69 Ceramic products 101,012 0.20 71,86040.57
70 Glass and glassware 107,908 0.21 66,51662.23
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,773,853 3.51 315,501462.23
72 Iron and steel 157,724 0.31 48,170227.43
73 Articles of iron or steel 539,970 1.07 461,49717.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 83,972 0.17 25,486229.48
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 167,677 0.33 415,056-59.60
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 182,671 0.36 52,397248.63
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 162,577 0.32 54,107200.47
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 237,504 0.47 249,258-4.72
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 12,227,405 24.18 5,842,074109.30
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 19,703,294 38.96 11,393,78272.93
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 14,792 0.03 3,829286.31
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 400,108 0.79 940,204-57.44
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 67,402 0.13 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,177,241 2.33 1,390,525-15.34
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 811,500 1.60 21,8773,609.38
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 25,604 0.05 24,6074.05
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 979,278 1.94 305,509220.54
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,169,912 4.29 2,505,806-13.40
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 47,674 0.09 97,422-51.06
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 18,660-100.00
SS Classified 87 0.00 0

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