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

Russia’s Trade with the United Arab Emirates

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with the United Arab Emirates totaled $441,181,297, up 5.31% ($22,244,008) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $392,654,065, up 53.95% ($137,600,907) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $48,527,232, down 70.39% ($115,356,899) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with the United Arab Emirates in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $344,126,833, a 277.46% increase ($252,957,806) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 48th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 44th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.3157% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.3849% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 39th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 42nd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.4676% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.3838% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 70th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 44th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0870% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.3866% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to the United Arab Emirates

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 40.75% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (34.53% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 23.48% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (8.88% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.96% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (6.82% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.52% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (6.07% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.72% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (17.35% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.51% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (22.52% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.01% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (2.06% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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) - an increase of $71,940,555;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $70,351,024;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $29,876,871;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $16,559,588;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3,274,207;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,886,349;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $2,509,513;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2,478,920;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $2,441,434;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $2,221,233;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,739,011;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $1,657,560;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $1,581,532;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $1,309,997.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $40,175,937;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $23,358,074;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $8,404,519;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $2,877,289;
  • 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) - a decrease of $2,103,316.
Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
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 11,255-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,580,606 0.40 599,126163.82
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,829 0.00 9,140-79.99
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 34,976 0.01 7,737352.06
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 454-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 255,677 0.07 561,424-54.46
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,451 0.00 1,409286.87
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 126,046 0.03 139,844-9.87
10 Cereals 37,379,381 9.52 7,502,510398.23
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 79,293 0.02 2,956,582-97.32
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 16,152 0.00 25,179-35.85
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 422,481 0.11 331,44827.47
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,423 0.00 8,529-48.14
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 112,023 0.03 56,42998.52
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,054,748 1.03 1,833,515121.15
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 23,450 0.01 98,648-76.23
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 114,106 0.03 50,851124.39
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,216,455 1.07 1,706,942147.02
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,450,512 0.62 1,140,515114.86
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 445 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,000 0.00 344,225-99.71
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,593,858 0.66 3,400,299-23.72
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 89,604,166 22.82 19,253,142365.40
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 579,572 0.15 1,462,510-60.37
29 Organic chemicals 2,098,630 0.53 359,619483.57
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,635 0.00 121,780-98.66
31 Fertilizers 16,445,711 4.19 39,803,785-58.68
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 312,493 0.08 32,474862.29
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 803,438 0.20 286,245180.68
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 44,411 0.01 145,542-69.49
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,883 0.00 0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 8,100-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 909,419 0.23 952,800-4.55
39 Plastics and articles thereof 309,512 0.08 319,788-3.21
40 Rubber and articles thereof 970,167 0.25 757,19328.13
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,156 0.00 5,206-77.79
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 396,913-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,349,293 0.85 2,857,58117.21
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 259,507 0.07 550,901-52.89
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,284,540 1.09 1,843,106132.46
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,338 0.00 12,506-65.31
52 Cotton 315 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 249 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 1,244 0.00 652,079-99.81
55 Man-made staple fibers 413,521 0.11 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 319 0.00 12,236-97.39
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 234 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 836 0.00 731,045.21
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,988 0.00 29,998-93.37
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 4,225 0.00 1,575168.25
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 72,212 0.02 19,590268.62
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 253,090 0.06 249,8341.30
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 25,347 0.01 5,787338.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 36,030 0.01 11,131223.69
65 Headgear and parts thereof 7,435 0.00 5,04147.49
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2,794 0.00 8,699-67.88
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 196,683 0.05 313,615-37.29
69 Ceramic products 1,770,455 0.45 112,8951,468.23
70 Glass and glassware 764,546 0.19 30,3882,415.95
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 160,015,629 40.75 88,075,07481.68
72 Iron and steel 6,981,323 1.78 47,157,260-85.20
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,725,880 0.95 451,673724.91
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,301 0.00 20,773-84.11
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,652 0.00 178828.09
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 89,795 0.02 8,494,314-98.94
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 169,422 0.04 124,00036.63
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,742,202 0.70 1,160,670136.26
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 70,400 0.02 32,322117.81
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,935,611 1.77 4,049,26271.28
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 4,565,167 1.16 4,583,916-0.41
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 20,112,761 5.12 3,553,173466.05
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,782,054 1.47 3,303,13475.05
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 8,200 0.00 879,325.29
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 472,368 0.12 2,575,684-81.66
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 62,000-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,262 0.00 1,445264.15
SS Classified 3,967,732 1.01 0

Russia’s Imports from the United Arab Emirates

The major share of Russian imports from the United Arab Emirates 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) - 37.79% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (7.01% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 34.68% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (85.34% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 16.58% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (4.49% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.21% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (1.07% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates 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 $6,234,853;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $4,538,948;
  • 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 $2,328,812;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1,226,956;
  • 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 $1,171,077;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $1,001,130;
  • 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 $752,080;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $579,765;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $374,247;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $283,987;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $221,577.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $131,857,459;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,056,651;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $613,279;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $391,661;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $222,675;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $172,787;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $161,443.
Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 39,950 0.08 16,933135.93
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 173,687 0.36 346,474-49.87
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5,767,721 11.89 6,159,382-6.36
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 127,225 0.26 8,3801,418.20
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 76,682 0.16 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 99,016 0.20 2,3914,041.20
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 25,738 0.05 187,181-86.25
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 142,221 0.29 49,330188.31
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,591,432 3.28 590,302169.60
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 58,479 0.12 34,21970.90
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 88,280 0.18 113,454-22.19
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,156,427 10.63 3,985,35029.38
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 109,998 0.23 2,4684,356.97
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 873,328 1.80 589,34148.19
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 1,372,548 2.83 620,468121.21
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 814 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 47,530 0.10 91,156-47.86
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10,706,557 22.06 6,167,60973.59
40 Rubber and articles thereof 71,416 0.15 25,009185.56
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 882 0.00 5,792-84.77
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 544-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 97,736 0.20 129,143-24.32
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 42,886 0.09 41,3833.63
52 Cotton 0 0.00 987-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 101,615 0.21 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 48,206-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5 0.00 111,830-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 1,530-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,179 0.00 565285.66
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 2,238-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 201,738 0.42 424,413-52.47
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 90,770 0.19 72,37325.42
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 238 0.00 4,898-95.14
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 80 0.00 3,845-97.92
65 Headgear and parts thereof 620 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 10,888 0.02 17,745-38.64
69 Ceramic products 399,024 0.82 24,7771,510.46
70 Glass and glassware 1,635,804 3.37 2,249,083-27.27
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 53,662 0.11 0
72 Iron and steel 1,226,956 2.53 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 574,575 1.18 1,631,226-64.78
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 40,232-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 7,608-100.00
78 Lead and articles thereof 16,503 0.03 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 123,409 0.25 66,43985.75
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 585,840 1.21 6,0759,543.46
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13,663,025 28.16 7,428,17283.94
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 2,567,349 5.29 238,537976.29
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 1,863-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 63,832 0.13 23,690169.45
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 250,000 0.52 132,107,459-99.81
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 285,159 0.59 63,582348.49
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 435 0.00 122,786-99.65
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 14,896-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,973 0.01 2,7677.44

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