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

Russia’s Trade with Vietnam

In the 1st quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Vietnam totaled $984,990,366, up 23.77% ($189,141,947) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Vietnam in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $310,090,589, up 16.42% ($43,736,804) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Vietnam in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $674,899,777, up 27.46% ($145,405,143) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with Vietnam in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $364,809,188, a 38.64% increase ($101,668,339) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Vietnam was Russia’s 28th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 26th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.7662% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.8198% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Vietnam was Russia’s 43rd largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 44th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.3721% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.4346% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Vietnam was Russia’s 14th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 17th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 1.4926% of Russia’s total imports (up from 1.4792% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Vietnam

The major share of Russian exports to Vietnam 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) - 43.37% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (2.57% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 17.65% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (33.96% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 17.32% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (25.49% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.56% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (21.10% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.26% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (12.97% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.42% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (2.69% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $116,393,724;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $8,942,823;
  • 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 $7,240,979;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $2,210,069;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,019,719;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1,787,530.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Vietnam 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) - a decrease of $29,282,385;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $20,091,219;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $14,375,147;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $12,489,148;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $7,600,019;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $3,794,811;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2,468,013;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $1,634,642;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $1,099,987;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $1,017,999;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $1,005,599.
Russia’s exports to Vietnam in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
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 10,714,983 3.46 1,772,160504.63
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 373,870 0.12 125,015199.06
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 3,952-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 792,275 0.26 540,84446.49
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 8,159 0.00 2,760195.62
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,622 0.00 0
10 Cereals 116,393,724 37.54 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,393,455 0.45 1,502,580-7.26
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,210,069 0.71 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 568,135 0.18 180,760214.30
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 73,570 0.02 6,5301,026.65
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 99,552 0.03 149,936-33.60
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 98,001 0.03 32,049205.78
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 766,359 0.25 888,342-13.73
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 103,763 0.03 151,779-31.64
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 133,492 0.04 101,43831.60
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 255,614 0.08 482,360-47.01
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 337,599 0.11 914,223-63.07
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 150,157 0.05 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,185,494 1.03 2,869,84011.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 4,108,855 1.33 4,227,320-2.80
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 46,410,807 14.97 60,785,954-23.65
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 317,943 0.10 553,229-42.53
29 Organic chemicals 643,586 0.21 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 968,083 0.31 153,658530.02
31 Fertilizers 18,391,085 5.93 25,991,104-29.24
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 390,263 0.13 68,908466.35
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 890,992 0.29 160,383455.54
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 99,117 0.03 121,718-18.57
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 130 0.00 213-38.97
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 40,895 0.01 156,029-73.79
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,171,051 0.38 3,639,064-67.82
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,690,905 0.87 3,708,904-27.45
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 201,990-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,825 0.00 1133,284.96
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,517,217 0.49 1,050,12544.48
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,323,534 0.43 2,329,133-43.17
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,626,477 1.49 2,838,94762.96
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 23,212 0.01 951,372-97.56
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 3,930-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 34,265 0.01 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 472 0.00 39419.80
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 840-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,411 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 294,334 0.09 7,4473,852.38
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 695 0.00 5,636-87.67
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,472 0.00 3,903-62.29
65 Headgear and parts thereof 27 0.00 150-82.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 54-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,668 0.00 4,627-42.34
69 Ceramic products 811 0.00 711,042.25
70 Glass and glassware 532 0.00 54,344-99.02
72 Iron and steel 50,895,230 16.41 80,177,615-36.52
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,897,263 0.61 5,692,074-66.67
74 Copper and articles thereof 131,447 0.04 4,7762,652.24
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,587,024 0.51 2,687,011-40.94
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 220,492 0.07 1,855,134-88.11
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 60 0.00 26,531-99.77
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13,290,135 4.29 11,270,41617.92
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 15,641,010 5.04 8,400,03186.20
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 0 0.00 7,457-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,678,271 0.54 21,769,490-92.29
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 36,000 0.01 141,411-74.54
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,114,340 0.68 14,603,488-85.52
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 514 0.00 758-32.19
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 44,746 0.01 58,862-23.98
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 26,148 0.01 6114,179.54
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 203 0.00 100103.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 48,321-100.00
SS Classified 912,149 0.29 2 865 571-68.17

Russia’s Imports from Vietnam

The major share of Russian imports from Vietnam 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) - 59.30% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (54.23% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 21.44% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (22.23% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.96% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (15.03% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.38% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (2.18% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.63% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (2.72% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Vietnam 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 $129,062,940;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $13,490,181;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $11,916,130;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $9,389,749;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $3,938,185;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $3,850,617;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $3,033,307;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $2,793,084.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Vietnam 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 $28,644,134;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $8,105,303;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $2,774,920.
Russia’s imports from Vietnam in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
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 21,569,860 3.20 18,776,77614.88
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 334-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 22,802 0.00 103,927-78.06
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 111,384 0.02 57,49693.72
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,535,525 0.82 6,317,824-12.38
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 44,392,966 6.58 42,905,3853.47
10 Cereals 1,645,401 0.24 380,843332.04
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 58,148 0.01 123,576-52.95
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 85,246 0.01 70,89820.24
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 153,000-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 13,431 0.00 17,623-23.79
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 742 0.00 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 814,045 0.12 695,66917.02
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6,284 0.00 6,918-9.16
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 774 0.00 989-21.74
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 894,010 0.13 473,81588.68
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 7,803,646 1.16 3,865,461101.88
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,450,842 0.66 5,509,884-19.22
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 79,214 0.01 61,46828.87
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 57,420-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,745 0.00 12,694-70.50
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 695,225 0.10 160,456333.28
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 23,840 0.00 77,224-69.13
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,205,739 0.47 3,074,3854.27
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,517,809 0.22 1,191,84927.35
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 24,162 0.00 88,604-72.73
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 65,465 0.01 42,80252.95
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 126,810 0.02 46,008175.63
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,954,690 0.29 159,6531,124.34
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 484,087 0.07 395,87722.28
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,411,821 0.51 2,676,45027.48
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,230,766 0.78 3,792,22737.93
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 260 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6,550,642 0.97 7,738,322-15.35
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 8,339-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 149,095 0.02 287,338-48.11
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 407,996 0.06 519,520-21.47
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 180,036 0.03 157,23714.50
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 8,764 0.00 4,323102.73
52 Cotton 450,479 0.07 278,04362.02
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 8,965 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 100,848 0.01 1,9365,109.09
55 Man-made staple fibers 78,215 0.01 71,04210.10
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 66,324 0.01 35,85684.97
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 470 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 7,830 0.00 77,256-89.86
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 970,627 0.14 951,4862.01
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 190,370 0.03 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 25,878,181 3.83 16,488,43256.95
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 33,943,069 5.03 30,092,45212.80
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,435,100 0.36 2,511,361-3.04
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 79,648,766 11.80 66,158,58520.39
65 Headgear and parts thereof 819,850 0.12 1,028,228-20.27
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 81,809 0.01 36,810122.25
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 183,653 0.03 48,832276.09
69 Ceramic products 443,999 0.07 325,68736.33
70 Glass and glassware 175,411 0.03 75,368132.74
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 568,491 0.08 428,86732.56
72 Iron and steel 1,251,602 0.19 4,026,522-68.92
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,182,535 0.32 1,382,41757.88
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 56-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 10,525 0.00 2,247368.40
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 596,941 0.09 8,702,244-93.14
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 234,878 0.03 296,180-20.70
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 51,797,217 7.67 39,881,08729.88
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 345,879,304 51.25 216,816,36459.53
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 366,159 0.05 286,23527.92
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 28,644,134-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,194,641 0.33 1,498,79446.43
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 24,086 0.00 21,14513.91
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 8,703 0.00 5,53957.12
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 4,447,614 0.66 4,800,694-7.35
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,733,548 0.85 2,700,241112.33
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,513,750 0.37 1,741,85544.31
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,910 0.00 0
SS Classified 78,635 0.01 66 02519.10

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