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

Russia’s Trade with New Zealand

In the 1st quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with New Zealand totaled $66,220,031, up 174.03% ($42,054,513) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to New Zealand in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $1,898,772, up 13.21% ($221,575) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from New Zealand in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $64,321,259, up 186.02% ($41,832,938) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with New Zealand in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $62,422,487, a 199.95% increase ($41,611,363) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

New Zealand was Russia’s 91st largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 109th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0515% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0249% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

New Zealand was Russia’s 130th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 140th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0023% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0027% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

New Zealand was Russia’s 65th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 79th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1423% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0628% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to New Zealand

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

  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 31.86% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (13.34% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 24.32% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (13.48% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 20.19% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (36.17% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.37% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (9.99% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.76% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (10.31% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.73% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (4.05% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.21% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (12.15% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $285,200;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $205,975;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $173,400;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $37,389;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $16,125;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $10,489;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $8,822;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $8,553;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $7,477;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $6,932;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $6,541.

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

  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $236,037;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $199,813;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $45,805;
  • 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 $23,000;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $22,133;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $14,082;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $13,032;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $8,113;
  • 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 $7,928.
Russia’s exports to New Zealand in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,281 0.12 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 483 0.03 228111.84
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 13,032-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,836 0.15 3,674-22.81
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 64 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 14,082-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6,935 0.37 6,4367.75
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 22,300 1.17 6,175261.13
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 9,448 0.50 1,971379.35
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 11,606 0.61 3,053280.15
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,870 0.15 6,779-57.66
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 119,120 6.27 112,1886.18
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 23 0.00 6283.33
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,928 0.21 203,741-98.07
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 23,000-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 84 0.00 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,764 0.15 277897.83
31 Fertilizers 329,250 17.34 44,050647.45
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 102,995 5.42 148,800-30.78
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,952 0.10 876122.83
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 608 0.03 188223.40
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 519 0.03 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 390 0.02 1,007-61.27
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10,483 0.55 3,942165.93
40 Rubber and articles thereof 12,740 0.67 3,918225.17
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5,296 0.28 3,52150.41
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 425,868 22.43 219,89393.67
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 173,792 9.15 39244,234.69
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,347 0.28 3,52451.73
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 302,860 15.95 538,897-43.80
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 182-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 5,308 0.28 3081,623.38
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,589 0.29 8,619-35.15
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 34,191 1.80 35,423-3.48
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,703 0.30 3,35969.78
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 29,124 1.53 18,63556.29
65 Headgear and parts thereof 643 0.03 1,209-46.82
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 38,122 2.01 7335,100.82
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 1,003-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 228 0.01 340-32.94
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 26 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 121 0.01 252-51.98
73 Articles of iron or steel 55,210 2.91 63,323-12.81
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,920 0.15 2231,209.42
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 396 0.02 0
78 Lead and articles thereof 64 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 7,146 0.38 2,036250.98
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,052 0.27 2,055145.84
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 107,986 5.69 130,119-17.01
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 28,041 1.48 35,969-22.04
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11,363 0.60 6,80666.96
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 4,686 0.25 1,651183.83
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 1,212-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 11 0.00 90-87.78

Russia’s Imports from New Zealand

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 93.82% of Russia’s total imports from New Zealand (91.56% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.51% of Russia’s total imports from New Zealand (3.59% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.82% of Russia’s total imports from New Zealand (3.66% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from New Zealand in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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 $37,711,858;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $3,607,540;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,070,292;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $710,384;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $375,746;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $344,070;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $301,554.

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

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $1,125,438;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $860,624;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $433,144;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $391,925.
Russia’s imports from New Zealand in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,892,347 6.05 4,284,272-9.15
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,491,791 2.32 2,617,229-43.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 47,876,327 74.43 10,164,469371.02
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 8,602 0.01 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 4,615 0.01 1,864147.59
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 186,325 0.29 17,829945.07
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 858,307 1.33 514,23766.91
10 Cereals 15,564 0.02 448,708-96.53
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 502,038 0.78 1,362,662-63.16
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 23,355 0.04 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,089,732 6.36 482,192748.15
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,396,304 2.17 685,920103.57
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 11,435-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 88,491 0.14 0
29 Organic chemicals 3,015 0.00 10,569-71.47
30 Pharmaceutical products 144,027 0.22 102,95339.90
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 469 0.00 24194.61
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 32,982 0.05 15,351114.85
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 931,560 1.45 630,00647.87
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 10,598 0.02 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 39,138 0.06 40,429-3.19
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,843 0.02 24,216-55.22
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,320 0.01 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,668 0.00 250567.20
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 496 0.00 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 26-100.00
50 Silk 63 0.00 0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 3,505 0.01 1811,836.46
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 59 0.00 98-39.80
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,144 0.00 248361.29
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 219 0.00 20,071-98.91
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 313,963 0.49 165,71489.46
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 562-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 1 0.00 127-99.21
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,767 0.01 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 80,703 0.13 32,138151.11
74 Copper and articles thereof 639 0.00 341,779.41
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,453 0.00 7,927-69.06
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6,407 0.01 6,792-5.67
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 67 0.00 471-85.77
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,324,553 2.06 254,261420.94
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 314,463 0.49 296,5246.05
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 27,350 0.04 2,1731,158.63
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 40,935-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 589,295 0.92 213,549175.95
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,504 0.00 31,512-95.23
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 21,739 0.03 3660,286.11
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 16,711 0.03 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 740 0.00 110572.73

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia