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Russian trade in goods with Australia in Q2 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 Australia in the second quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Australia

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Australia was $146,844,559, down 6.68% ($10,508,665) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Australia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $17,711,565, up 15.10% ($2,322,982) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Australia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $129,132,994, down 9.04% ($12,831,647) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with Australia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $111,421,429, a 11.97% decrease ($15,154,629) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Australia was Russia’s 72nd largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 71st in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1051% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1446% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Australia was Russia’s 102nd largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 99th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0211% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0232% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Australia was Russia’s 51st largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2315% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.3349% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Australia

The major share of Russian exports to Australia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 53.10% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (42.90% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.16% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (25.99% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.78% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (10.70% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.74% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (6.14% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.03% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (4.92% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.20% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (6.18% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.88% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (1.88% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Australia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $2,383,243;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $415,848;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $288,946;
  • 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 $254,458;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $244,418;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $134,778;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $107,777;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $104,049;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $85,073;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $73,478;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $69,210;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $60,644;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $60,332.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Australia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $1,510,756;
  • 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 $243,997;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $117,224;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $89,624;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $67,793.
Russia’s exports to Australia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 5,000 0.03 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 327 0.00 26,416-98.76
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 123 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 84-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 21,113 0.12 2,031939.54
10 Cereals 25,878 0.15 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 12,165 0.07 11,5425.40
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 570 0.00 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 48,372 0.27 44109,836.36
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 524 0.00 2,284-77.06
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,287 0.01 14,838-84.59
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 27,141 0.15 42,773-36.55
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 103,238 0.58 42,594142.38
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,360 0.03 5,1903.28
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 152,608 0.86 17,830755.91
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,210 0.03 6,283-17.08
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 658,082 3.72 584,60412.57
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 93 0.00 187-50.27
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 183 0.00 254-27.95
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 919,950 5.19 950,970-3.26
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,001,233 5.65 948,1245.60
29 Organic chemicals 631,160 3.56 546,08715.58
30 Pharmaceutical products 96 0.00 394-75.63
31 Fertilizers 764,500 4.32 2,275,256-66.40
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 123,951 0.70 153,000-18.99
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,703 0.03 5,6221.44
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 463 0.00 744-37.77
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 2,014-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,421 0.01 1001,321.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 18,535 0.10 34,942-46.95
40 Rubber and articles thereof 137,297 0.78 33,248312.95
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 437 0.00 691-36.76
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 8,934,890 50.45 6,551,64736.38
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 454,445 2.57 38,5971,077.41
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 15,266 0.09 11,73730.07
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 16,215 0.09 56,504-71.30
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 95 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 123 0.00 16668.75
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 15,418 0.09 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6,510 0.04 1,973229.95
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 383 0.00 611-37.32
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 77,555 0.44 194,779-60.18
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 39,307 0.22 35,23511.56
65 Headgear and parts thereof 61 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 869 0.00 1,299-33.10
70 Glass and glassware 50,531 0.29 41,59021.50
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,740 0.03 3,54133.86
72 Iron and steel 424,598 2.40 180,180135.65
73 Articles of iron or steel 114,250 0.65 6,4731,665.02
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,091 0.02 809405.69
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 481,250 2.72 570,874-15.70
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 150,681 0.85 184,482-18.32
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 18,145 0.10 1,6211,019.37
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 460,483 2.60 171,537168.45
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 549,130 3.10 793,127-30.76
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 162,405 0.92 230,198-29.45
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 86,332 0.49 26,000232.05
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 473,530 2.67 425,71611.23
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 77 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 405,766 2.29 151,308168.17
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 22,175 0.13 4275,093.21
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 14 0.00 156-91.03
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 69,210 0.39 0

Russia’s Imports from Australia

The major share of Russian imports from Australia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 70.58% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (69.85% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 20.67% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (7.16% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.33% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (20.13% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.15% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (1.65% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Australia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $9,727,018;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $6,782,672;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - an increase of $1,465,226;
  • 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 $1,193,252;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $678,163;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $551,622;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $546,872;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $445,787;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $395,467.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Australia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $23,024,375;
  • 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 $7,786,460;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $1,196,991;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,179,130;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $1,018,034;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $563,602.
Russia’s imports from Australia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
01 Live animals 0 0.00 23,024,375-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,655,015 1.28 2,673,049-38.09
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 13,434 0.01 1,1971,022.31
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,938 0.00 10,519-53.06
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 2,046 0.00 4,551-55.04
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 44,896 0.03 0
10 Cereals 0 0.00 1,905-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 113,700 0.09 71,90958.12
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 215 0.00 20,377-98.94
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 735,566 0.57 57,4031,181.41
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 617 0.00 125393.60
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 12,362 0.01 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 44,730 0.03 47,431-5.69
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 77,214 0.06 14,158445.37
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 152,024 0.12 95,48259.22
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,913,242 1.48 1,467,45530.38
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 815,772 0.63 1,084,355-24.77
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,080,967 0.84 534,095102.39
26 Ores, slag and ash 36,763 0.03 126,262-70.88
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 2,248-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 86,125,673 66.70 93,912,133-8.29
29 Organic chemicals 551 0.00 6,935-92.05
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,350,658 1.05 1,311,2543.01
31 Fertilizers 63,001 0.05 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 11,200 0.01 10910,175.23
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 311,705 0.24 185,04868.45
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 160,063 0.12 59,709168.07
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 431,625 0.33 1,628,616-73.50
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,662,974 1.29 1,111,35249.64
39 Plastics and articles thereof 796,109 0.62 656,40921.28
40 Rubber and articles thereof 230,059 0.18 294,218-21.81
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 1,877,809 1.45 412,583355.13
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,255 0.00 1,36964.72
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6 0.00 1,224-99.51
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8,519 0.01 6,24536.41
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 38,283 0.03 5,579586.20
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 8-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 718 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 685,710 0.53 290,243136.25
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 24,433 0.02 7,947207.45
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 36,572 0.03 29,22125.16
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 20,553 0.02 1,2091,600.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,612 0.00 25,005-85.55
65 Headgear and parts thereof 124 0.00 1240.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,338 0.00 14,092-62.12
69 Ceramic products 27,154 0.02 32,716-17.00
70 Glass and glassware 176,754 0.14 80,649119.16
72 Iron and steel 2 0.00 177-98.87
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,317,602 1.02 1,642,639-19.79
74 Copper and articles thereof 51,870 0.04 57,938-10.47
75 Nickel and articles thereof 29,214 0.02 7173,974.48
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,680 0.01 4,99333.79
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 71,999 0.06 635,601-88.67
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6,005 0.00 4,44435.13
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 15,797,894 12.23 6,070,876160.22
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 1,873,750 1.45 680,498175.35
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 5,063 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 602,925 0.47 1,782,055-66.17
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,712 0.00 454717.62
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,408,201 6.51 1,625,529417.26
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 384 0.00 454-15.42
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 23,335-100.00
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 127,725 0.10 59,930113.12
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 43,791 0.03 52,616-16.77
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 31,218 0.02 11,492171.65

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