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Russian trade in goods with Japan 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 Japan in the first quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Japan

In the 1st quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Japan totaled $3,941,532,890, up 6.73% ($248,510,012) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Japan in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $2,278,141,358, down 2.79% ($65,504,603) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Japan in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $1,663,391,532, up 23.27% ($314,014,615) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Japan in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $614,749,826, a 38.17% decrease ($379,519,218) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Japan was Russia’s 9th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 7th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 3.0661% of Russia’s total trade (down from 3.8041% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Japan was Russia’s 11th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 8th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 2.7337% of Russia’s total exports (down from 3.8244% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Japan was Russia’s 6th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 7th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 3.6788% of Russia’s total imports (down from 3.7695% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Japan

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 74.84% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (83.87% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 13.44% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (7.24% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.82% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (4.43% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.81% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (2.59% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.40% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (1.08% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

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

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $133,195,258;
  • 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 $48,793,888.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Japan 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) - a decrease of $232,363,722;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $28,502,887.
Russia’s exports to Japan in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
01 Live animals 0 0.00 1,000-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 33,410 0.00 3,569836.12
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 21,878,309 0.96 17,464,51025.27
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 12,288 0.00 102,452-88.01
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 177,950-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 223,286 0.01 117,96589.28
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 586-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,617 0.00 396,610.26
10 Cereals 6,729,562 0.30 3,654,57684.14
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 933 0.00 137581.02
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 29,421 0.00 176,514-83.33
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 15,097-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,780 0.00 45,115-87.19
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 48,759 0.00 211,665-76.96
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,574 0.00 637304.08
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 10,110 0.00 9,6814.43
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 590 0.00 43136.89
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 7,500 0.00 2,607187.69
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 112,696 0.00 41,428172.03
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 27,535 0.00 16,05971.46
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 59,068 0.00 178,817-66.97
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,630,659 0.12 3,051,007-13.78
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 641,838 0.03 507,70826.42
26 Ores, slag and ash 12,920,837 0.57 41,423,724-68.81
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,691,294,999 74.24 1,923,658,721-12.08
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,173,465 0.18 2,882,64644.78
29 Organic chemicals 2,028,337 0.09 3,165,894-35.93
30 Pharmaceutical products 50,000 0.00 1,9252,497.40
31 Fertilizers 71,060 0.00 347,670-79.56
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 35 0.00 5,759-99.39
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7,259 0.00 322,516-97.75
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 619 0.00 4,109-84.94
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 7 0.00 494-98.58
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 128,987 0.01 137,908-6.47
39 Plastics and articles thereof 262,940 0.01 15,3781,609.85
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,461,424 0.28 6,954,881-7.10
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 61 0.00 104-41.35
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 95,043-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 98,936,323 4.34 95,519,3833.58
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 10,806,974 0.47 8,064,54634.01
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 75,649 0.00 31,127143.03
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 29,123 0.00 95,808-69.60
55 Man-made staple fibers 424 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 24 0.00 1,072-97.76
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 343 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,546 0.00 390296.41
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 200 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,191 0.00 3,66741.56
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 26,372 0.00 45,575-42.13
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 13,754 0.00 2,939367.98
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 116,607 0.01 124,142-6.07
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 226-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 37 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 622 0.00 302105.96
69 Ceramic products 878 0.00 1,048-16.22
70 Glass and glassware 64,594 0.00 133,770-51.71
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 109,593,623 4.81 60,799,73580.25
72 Iron and steel 38,244,522 1.68 35,245,9888.51
73 Articles of iron or steel 153,163 0.01 24,223532.30
74 Copper and articles thereof 550 0.00 0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 27,120 0.00 5,595384.72
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 263,953,755 11.59 130,758,497101.86
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,875,039 0.17 3,592,7927.86
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 747-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,066 0.00 570262.46
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 545,956 0.02 1,996,977-72.66
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 720,170 0.03 624,73315.28
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 329,236 0.01 114,356187.90
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 638,960 0.03 1,431,143-55.35
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 61,812 0.00 120,300-48.62
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 59,560 0.00 62,999-5.46
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 200 0.00 90122.22
SS Classified 0 0.00 46 899-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Japan

The major share of Russian imports from Japan 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) - 78.87% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (77.16% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.45% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (13.57% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.89% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (3.10% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.96% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (1.67% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $168,635,510;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $82,564,284;
  • 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 $46,057,509;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $39,655,086;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $8,674,569;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $7,029,132;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $6,960,619;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $6,275,819.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $35,189,616;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $28,696,408;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $6,542,771.
Russia’s imports from Japan in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
01 Live animals 0 0.00 280,000-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 49,905 0.00 41,60919.94
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,619,711 0.22 3,049,16918.71
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 20,063 0.00 19,5842.45
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 22,666 0.00 13,14172.48
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 8,052 0.00 7,28710.50
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 128,036 0.01 205,152-37.59
10 Cereals 71,848 0.00 16,363339.09
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 464 0.00 4385.94
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 19,014 0.00 42,986-55.77
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 320,927 0.02 259,56623.64
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 5,989 0.00 2,119182.63
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 39,102 0.00 16,756133.36
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 890 0.00 67731.46
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 143,590 0.01 72,16498.98
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 159,079 0.01 174,920-9.06
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 69,234 0.00 55,53424.67
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 16,785 0.00 36,533-54.06
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,720,681 0.10 928,85085.25
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 667,085 0.04 451,26347.83
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 9,632 0.00 6,72543.23
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 15,497 0.00 6,946123.11
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 21,027 0.00 17,33321.31
26 Ores, slag and ash 22,597 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 13,639,636 0.82 11,921,53114.41
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,234,305 0.07 266,087363.87
29 Organic chemicals 3,596,238 0.22 4,422,612-18.69
30 Pharmaceutical products 15,071,823 0.91 12,259,25522.94
31 Fertilizers 1,156 0.00 59095.93
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,930,104 0.24 4,123,823-4.70
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 9,389,032 0.56 7,217,09630.09
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 4,905,244 0.29 4,971,011-1.32
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 154,267 0.01 559,812-72.44
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 13,414,424 0.81 11,088,74720.97
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,997,504 0.36 34,693,912-82.71
39 Plastics and articles thereof 24,863,106 1.49 18,587,28733.76
40 Rubber and articles thereof 124,593,504 7.49 84,938,41846.69
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 343,888 0.02 203,74768.78
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3,979 0.00 10,502-62.11
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 542,388 0.03 30,8801,656.44
45 Cork and articles of cork 4,182 0.00 3621,055.25
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3,710 0.00 517,174.51
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,631,477 0.16 2,224,31718.30
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 182,524 0.01 324,862-43.81
50 Silk 0 0.00 17,443-100.00
52 Cotton 35,198 0.00 20,99467.66
54 Man-made filaments 3,829,192 0.23 2,850,77234.32
55 Man-made staple fibers 7,484,456 0.45 14,027,227-46.64
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,479,583 0.15 3,709,807-33.16
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 79,167 0.00 75,9624.22
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2,303 0.00 9,362-75.40
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 503,290 0.03 441,23914.06
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 130,966 0.01 104,93924.80
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 298,256 0.02 87,217241.97
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 442,657 0.03 421,3515.06
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 332,559 0.02 387,211-14.11
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 35,311 0.00 38,974-9.40
65 Headgear and parts thereof 341,094 0.02 375,197-9.09
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 22 0.00 276-92.03
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 4,758 0.00 3,83624.04
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,803,241 0.23 1,195,725218.07
69 Ceramic products 1,192,978 0.07 954,21625.02
70 Glass and glassware 5,629,558 0.34 4,114,44936.82
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 366,357 0.02 61,331497.34
72 Iron and steel 3,454,650 0.21 7,440,543-53.57
73 Articles of iron or steel 24,096,358 1.45 17,135,73940.62
74 Copper and articles thereof 517,001 0.03 374,66737.99
75 Nickel and articles thereof 597,002 0.04 19,1153,023.21
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,181,103 0.07 700,77568.54
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,052 0.00 1,439-26.89
79 Zinc and articles thereof 3,727 0.00 5,407-31.07
80 Tin and articles thereof 26,206 0.00 7553,370.99
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 144,046 0.01 373,150-61.40
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8,673,108 0.52 9,913,806-12.51
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 9,398,239 0.57 5,820,98961.45
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 307,893,911 18.51 225,329,62736.64
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 129,566,480 7.79 83,508,97155.15
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 12,040 0.00 8,44742.54
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 797,672,846 47.95 629,037,33626.81
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 20,003,295 1.20 55,192,911-63.76
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 56,825,784 3.42 48,151,21518.02
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 909,865 0.05 577,24057.62
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 440,735 0.03 459,756-4.14
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 8,552,257 0.51 5,523,37954.84
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,044,782 0.06 585,44878.46
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 33,700,705 2.03 26,671,57326.35
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 94,785-100.00
SS Classified 31,029 0.00 2 2991,249.67

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia