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

Russia’s Trade with Japan

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Japan totaled $4,535,479,296, up 24.29% ($886,340,402) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Japan in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $2,658,245,757, up 25.96% ($547,797,560) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Japan in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $1,877,233,539, up 22.00% ($338,542,842) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Japan in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $781,012,218, a 36.60% increase ($209,254,718) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Japan was Russia’s 9th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 8th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 3.2453% of Russia’s total trade (down from 3.3528% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Japan was Russia’s 10th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 9th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 3.1656% of Russia’s total exports (down from 3.1761% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Japan was Russia’s 8th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 6th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 3.3651% of Russia’s total imports (down from 3.6298% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Japan

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 75.23% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (75.99% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.17% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (9.89% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.51% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (4.94% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.25% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (3.08% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.61% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (3.34% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.26% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (2.12% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Japan in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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) - an increase of $401,256,197;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $50,967,676;
  • 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 $47,992,770;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $15,105,084;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $12,618,662.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s exports to Japan 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
01 Live animals 0 0.00 50-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 37,478 0.00 16,439127.98
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 42,526,143 1.60 39,488,7607.69
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 4,100-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 173,000 0.01 110,40056.70
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 178,998 0.01 106,59367.93
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 7,368 0.00 700952.57
10 Cereals 6,882,206 0.26 947,692626.21
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 8,760 0.00 2141,614.29
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 14,133 0.00 162,307-91.29
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 1,480-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 41,251 0.00 148,442-72.21
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 429,840 0.02 233,64283.97
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 847 0.00 227273.13
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 11,890 0.00 6,02397.41
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 831 0.00 44288.01
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 7,425 0.00 3,405118.06
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 94,460 0.00 75,10425.77
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 77,177 0.00 20,895269.36
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 43,574 0.00 84,100-48.19
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 9,452,566 0.36 3,312,971185.32
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 525,074 0.02 343,27552.96
26 Ores, slag and ash 22,370,460 0.84 27,742,797-19.36
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,976,946,112 74.37 1,575,689,91525.47
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,435,362 0.13 1,576,451117.92
29 Organic chemicals 4,777,998 0.18 3,911,06622.17
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 25,000-100.00
31 Fertilizers 6,084,528 0.23 91,0506,582.62
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,412 0.00 6,574-63.31
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 360,546 0.01 26,2241,274.87
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 4,237 0.00 5,485-22.75
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,533 0.00 1,637-6.35
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 185,393 0.01 70,135164.34
39 Plastics and articles thereof 432,574 0.02 63,012586.49
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9,410,997 0.35 6,321,09748.88
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 49,546 0.00 2,7011,734.36
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 45,150 0.00 769,313-94.13
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 108,827,210 4.09 93,722,12616.12
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 11,124,411 0.42 10,306,3587.94
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 19,658 0.00 111,323-82.34
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 33,091 0.00 33,694-1.79
55 Man-made staple fibers 581 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 290 0.00 5,061-94.27
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 13 0.00 47-72.34
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 145 0.00 561-74.15
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 10,693 0.00 29,931-64.27
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 31,677 0.00 12,948144.65
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 40,815 0.00 3,6571,016.08
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 270,077 0.01 345,657-21.87
65 Headgear and parts thereof 222 0.00 420-47.14
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 470 0.00 4,792-90.19
69 Ceramic products 4,567 0.00 1,211277.13
70 Glass and glassware 159,398 0.01 172,254-7.46
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 112,948,292 4.25 64,955,52273.89
72 Iron and steel 46,329,619 1.74 33,710,95737.43
73 Articles of iron or steel 128,521 0.00 109,60217.26
74 Copper and articles thereof 283 0.00 0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 19,583 0.00 17,8379.79
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 221,194,141 8.32 170,226,46529.94
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,787,642 0.10 4,693,834-40.61
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8,400 0.00 6,42430.76
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,268 0.00 3,174-28.54
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,547,159 0.10 140,4041,714.16
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 372,487 0.01 381,021-2.24
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 257,422 0.01 223,49415.18
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 66,000,000 2.48 69,215,535-4.65
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 255,521 0.01 466,216-45.19
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 229,053 0.01 163,53040.07
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6,297 0.00 14,425-56.35
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,705 0.00 1921,308.85
SS Classified 13,177 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Japan

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 80.29% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (78.26% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.61% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (12.26% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.01% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (2.82% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.92% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (1.38% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.66% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (1.04% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Japan in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $124,234,875;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $97,289,906;
  • 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 $47,517,409;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $23,616,576;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $11,754,033;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $10,422,567;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $9,327,572;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $6,410,386.

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

  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $5,849,181.
Russia’s imports from Japan in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
01 Live animals 715 0.00 951,831-99.92
02 Meat and edible meat offal 49,457 0.00 43,71013.15
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,217,555 0.06 1,331,962-8.59
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 364,012 0.02 2,87512,561.29
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 23,559 0.00 31,094-24.23
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 15,945 0.00 10,46352.39
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 209,182 0.01 162,30328.88
10 Cereals 37,647 0.00 37,0341.66
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 7,500 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 37,471 0.00 4,579718.32
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 180,022 0.01 244,659-26.42
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 11,155 0.00 1,653574.83
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 20,196 0.00 13,32751.54
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,994 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 214,965 0.01 254,689-15.60
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 125,165 0.01 143,826-12.97
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 153,246 0.01 116,45331.59
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 41,484 0.00 21,62091.88
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,656,205 0.09 1,876,266-11.73
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,765,543 0.09 1,481,46319.18
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 11,203 0.00 10,01611.85
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 23,797 0.00 15,05458.08
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 24,900 0.00 12,65896.71
26 Ores, slag and ash 116,841 0.01 142,721-18.13
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 12,156,914 0.65 15,911,027-23.59
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,713,292 0.09 705,812142.74
29 Organic chemicals 3,667,095 0.20 5,160,329-28.94
30 Pharmaceutical products 12,427,974 0.66 15,426,692-19.44
31 Fertilizers 11,104 0.00 10,8182.64
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,775,587 0.25 3,688,73429.46
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 13,746,911 0.73 7,336,52587.38
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 7,273,223 0.39 5,139,21241.52
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 398,381 0.02 814,715-51.10
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 322 0.00 20457.84
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 12,931,783 0.69 14,458,047-10.56
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,933,060 0.32 7,283,815-18.54
39 Plastics and articles thereof 35,619,547 1.90 23,865,51449.25
40 Rubber and articles thereof 100,637,238 5.36 104,751,679-3.93
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 234 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 278,118 0.01 197,15641.06
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 292 0.00 2,933-90.04
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 44,784 0.00 31,41742.55
45 Cork and articles of cork 2,217 0.00 3,199-30.70
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 166 0.00 249-33.33
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,308,653 0.18 2,880,76314.85
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,015,183 0.05 179,963464.11
50 Silk 17,174 0.00 8,98391.18
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 1,576 0.00 0
52 Cotton 205,849 0.01 83,944145.22
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 644 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 3,929,930 0.21 3,129,84325.56
55 Man-made staple fibers 8,003,619 0.43 13,852,800-42.22
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,511,688 0.13 2,372,8035.85
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 231,147 0.01 31,567632.24
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 16,693 0.00 12,90729.33
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 459,682 0.02 369,01924.57
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 266,792 0.01 120,192121.97
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 135,468 0.01 122,91610.21
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 237,359 0.01 205,11515.72
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 419,635 0.02 244,37171.72
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 38,340 0.00 41,887-8.47
65 Headgear and parts thereof 848,739 0.05 594,64342.73
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 15,395-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2,762 0.00 2,828-2.33
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,120,858 0.22 1,952,656111.04
69 Ceramic products 1,073,883 0.06 1,118,621-4.00
70 Glass and glassware 7,376,634 0.39 6,313,41916.84
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 611,292 0.03 97,558526.59
72 Iron and steel 3,982,543 0.21 2,617,30752.16
73 Articles of iron or steel 30,901,452 1.65 25,987,76418.91
74 Copper and articles thereof 813,105 0.04 278,654191.80
75 Nickel and articles thereof 172,649 0.01 157,3099.75
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 867,426 0.05 676,39928.24
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,310 0.00 458186.03
79 Zinc and articles thereof 5,748 0.00 1,545272.04
80 Tin and articles thereof 7,577 0.00 4,41271.74
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 353,576 0.02 234,96050.48
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9,180,166 0.49 7,284,76626.02
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 10,181,479 0.54 6,199,52264.23
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 398,680,929 21.24 301,391,02332.28
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 136,566,180 7.27 89,048,77153.36
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 10,498 0.00 59,086-82.23
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 859,333,815 45.78 735,098,94016.90
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 37,780,349 2.01 14,163,773166.74
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 74,792,298 3.98 64,369,73116.19
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,023,195 0.05 622,14164.46
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 751,957 0.04 376,55899.69
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 9,724,060 0.52 5,677,15871.28
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,565,926 0.08 655,610138.85
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 47,640,266 2.54 38,312,69424.35
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 21,590-100.00
SS Classified 135,434 0.01 0

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