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

Russia’s Trade with the United Arab Emirates

In the 1st quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with the United Arab Emirates totaled $296,831,863, up 2.72% ($7,853,071) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $265,305,230, up 1.77% ($4,623,887) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $31,526,633, up 11.41% ($3,229,184) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with the United Arab Emirates in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $233,778,597, a 0.60% increase ($1,394,703) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 57th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 52nd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2309% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.2977% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 46th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 45th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.3184% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.4254% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 76th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 72nd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0697% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0791% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to the United Arab Emirates

The major share of Russian exports to the United Arab Emirates 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) - 35.27% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (43.50% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 24.38% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (9.79% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.02% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (5.75% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.39% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (12.59% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 6.41% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (6.60% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.16% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (13.02% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.78% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (2.70% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $49,808,963;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $14,595,400;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $3,257,467;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $2,231,168;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $1,519,621;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $968,852;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $819,765.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates 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 $19,818,232;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $10,261,195;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $7,221,183;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $6,339,185;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $4,866,368;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $3,467,042;
  • 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 $1,627,187;
  • 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 $1,413,925;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,148,489;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $886,791.
Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
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 0.00 120,506-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 343,919 0.13 216,15559.11
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,044 0.00 5,210-79.96
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 12,284 0.00 12,490-1.65
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 16-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,621,985 0.61 1,146,99241.41
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 164,754 0.06 264,273-37.66
10 Cereals 23,825,260 8.98 9,229,860158.13
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 34,806 0.01 62,097-43.95
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 13,941 0.01 9,77042.69
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 524-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 693,278 0.26 229,878201.59
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 67,995 0.03 7,442813.67
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 25,131 0.01 38,024-33.91
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,439,913 0.92 1,471,06165.86
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 9,958 0.00 61,968-83.93
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 75,102 0.03 53,60840.09
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,022,929 1.14 791,761281.80
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,170,354 0.82 650,733233.52
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 104,543-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 28,951 0.01 501,195-94.22
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,906,183 1.47 648,716502.14
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 13,098,712 4.94 16,565,754-20.93
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 253,925 0.10 1,667,850-84.78
29 Organic chemicals 965,357 0.36 1,287,736-25.03
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 24,824-100.00
31 Fertilizers 26,460,254 9.97 26,110,9831.34
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 80,431 0.03 31,403156.13
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 572,051 0.22 180,892216.24
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 18,634 0.01 8,468120.05
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 45,397 0.02 6,866561.19
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 5,114-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 2,750-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 819,645 0.31 1,269,798-35.45
39 Plastics and articles thereof 337,480 0.13 942,157-64.18
40 Rubber and articles thereof 673,958 0.25 1,272,051-47.02
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,486 0.00 0
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 385,005-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,677,166 1.39 3,001,00322.53
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 591,875 0.22 535,46010.54
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,083,728 1.16 3,477,252-11.32
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 12,781 0.00 22,114-42.20
54 Man-made filaments 2,372 0.00 889,163-99.73
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,344 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 291 0.00 129,000.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 242 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 6,108 0.00 2,677128.17
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,042 0.00 89,428-98.83
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 15,163 0.01 12212,328.69
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 147,925 0.06 20,083636.57
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 21,165 0.01 14,70843.90
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 32,015 0.01 5063,930.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 731 0.00 53835.87
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 78,264 0.03 82,492-5.13
69 Ceramic products 68,822 0.03 8283,829.27
70 Glass and glassware 519,588 0.20 15,1783,323.30
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 93,570,362 35.27 113,388,594-17.48
72 Iron and steel 59,225,440 22.32 9,416,477528.96
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,915,523 1.48 8,781,891-55.41
74 Copper and articles thereof 25,783 0.01 169,766-84.81
75 Nickel and articles thereof 8,995 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 27,474 0.01 6,366,659-99.57
78 Lead and articles thereof 173 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,202 0.00 132,692-98.34
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,446,251 0.55 626,486130.85
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 30,564 0.01 29,8032.55
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,170,007 1.95 6,318,496-18.18
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 4,458,609 1.68 6,085,796-26.74
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 7,930 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,373,635 0.52 11,634,830-88.19
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,676,910 1.01 9,898,093-72.96
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 250 0.00 1,997-87.48
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 320,627 0.12 185,17673.15
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 211,070 0.08 58,286262.13
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,755 0.00 619829.73
SS Classified 2,780,931 1.05 14 046 858-80.20

Russia’s Imports from the United Arab Emirates

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 53.62% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (35.08% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 18.66% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (18.67% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.20% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (24.87% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.85% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (6.49% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.66% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (3.20% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.04% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (1.65% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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) - an increase of $3,768,603;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2,201,391;
  • 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) - an increase of $572,533;
  • 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 $539,557;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $492,412;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $296,146;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $206,857;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $184,371;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $181,243.

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $1,546,520;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $915,809;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $880,412;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $584,680;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $438,750;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $390,295;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $316,859;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $158,136;
  • 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 $117,757.
Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
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 14,513 0.05 27,954-48.08
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 240,423 0.76 630,718-61.88
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,114,188 13.05 5,660,708-27.32
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 584,680-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2,164 0.01 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,600 0.01 8,920-48.43
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 72,000 0.23 16,658332.22
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 60,073 0.19 9945,943.56
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 57,851 0.18 27,471110.59
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9,425 0.03 54,961-82.85
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11,766 0.04 8161,341.91
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 205,547 0.65 24,304745.73
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 11,055 0.04 28,108-60.67
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 438,750-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 6,533,482 20.72 2,764,879136.30
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,552 0.01 80,597-94.35
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,024,482 3.25 532,07092.55
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 1,434,847 4.55 862,31466.39
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 53,361 0.17 59,095-9.70
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,810,442 24.77 5,609,05139.25
40 Rubber and articles thereof 42,268 0.13 18,106133.45
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,173 0.00 296296.28
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 90,094 0.29 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 118,090 0.37 42,091180.56
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 34,268 0.11 37,742-9.20
54 Man-made filaments 138,111 0.44 214,052-35.48
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 59,076-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 986 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 215,900 0.68 532,759-59.48
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 167,053 0.53 93,55278.57
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,290 0.00 322300.62
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 4,064-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 348-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 10,449 0.03 2324,403.88
69 Ceramic products 210,783 0.67 26,412698.06
70 Glass and glassware 1,622,496 5.15 2,502,908-35.18
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 117,757-100.00
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 566-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 676,991 2.15 1,592,800-57.50
74 Copper and articles thereof 30,567 0.10 85,168-64.11
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,616 0.02 8,781-36.04
79 Zinc and articles thereof 11 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 149,011 0.47 94,00658.51
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 352,259 1.12 56,113527.77
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,454,963 14.13 4,613,099-3.43
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 905,557 2.87 366,000147.42
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 51,991 0.16 38,85033.82
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 471,005 1.49 264,14878.31
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 500 0.00 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 61,668 0.20 5,879948.95
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7,700 0.02 2572,896.11
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,262 0.01 9,057-63.98
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 67-100.00
SS Classified 37,800 0.12 99 893-62.16

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