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Russian trade in goods with Hong Kong in Q3 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 Hong Kong in the third quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Hong Kong

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Hong Kong was $206,849,629, down 15.91% ($39,126,731) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $154,317,425, down 24.67% ($50,537,987) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $52,532,204, up 27.75% ($11,411,256) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $101,785,221, a 37.84% decrease ($61,949,243) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Hong Kong was Russia’s 63rd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 67th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1415% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.2017% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Hong Kong was Russia’s 49th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 54th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1808% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2847% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Hong Kong was Russia’s 68th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 74th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0864% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0823% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Hong Kong

The major share of Russian exports to Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 46.69% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (66.26% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 21.83% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (8.22% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 16.63% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (8.84% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.63% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (11.62% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.06% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (0.64% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.29% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (2.45% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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 $16,863,817;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $4,982,830;
  • 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 $3,745,889;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $2,381,456;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,098,882;
  • 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 $748,762;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - an increase of $528,583.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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 $63,694,446;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $9,044,809;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $4,015,262;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $2,976,894;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1,016,339;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - a decrease of $771,254.
Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 15,591,021 10.10 10,608,19146.97
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 41,580-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 708-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 9,346,221 6.06 6,964,76534.19
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 145 0.00 35314.29
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 165,543 0.11 18919,583.33
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,016 0.00 7,473-73.02
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 92,140 0.06 12,249652.22
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 23,313 0.02 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 371,613 0.24 387,186-4.02
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 929 0.00 471,876.60
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 641 0.00 170277.06
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 35,823 0.02 41,663-14.02
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,167 0.00 1,094189.49
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 14,953 0.01 2,717450.35
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12,178 0.01 33,677-63.84
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 386 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 36 0.00 16,800-99.79
26 Ores, slag and ash 6 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 33,688,177 21.83 16,824,360100.23
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,014,788 0.66 266,026281.46
29 Organic chemicals 259,597 0.17 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,381,232 0.90 282,350389.19
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 112,640 0.07 69,33862.45
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 18,179 0.01 26,279-30.82
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 147,628 0.10 354,167-58.32
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 10-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 126,860 0.08 50253,620.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 92,669 0.06 144,732-35.97
40 Rubber and articles thereof 23,051 0.01 169,616-86.41
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3,043,160 1.97 2,514,57721.02
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 725 0.00 59921.04
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 1,734-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 364,192 0.24 328,95410.71
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 141,693-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 483,963 0.31 340,91241.96
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 573 0.00 57,624-99.01
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 180 0.00 12741.73
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 22 0.00 79-72.15
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 14,632 0.01 9,28657.57
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,315 0.00 29,003-88.57
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,243 0.00 7,945-46.60
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 11,651 0.01 8,35439.47
65 Headgear and parts thereof 53 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 9,569 0.01 17,787-46.20
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 793 0.00 78916.67
70 Glass and glassware 2,797 0.00 6,955-59.78
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 72,048,598 46.69 135,743,044-46.92
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 1,016,339-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,565 0.00 3,402-54.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 243,836 0.16 3,220,730-92.43
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 771,254-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 188,846 0.12 3,1985,805.13
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5,940 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 1,974-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 727,253 0.47 4,742,515-84.67
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 11,047,670 7.16 7,301,78151.30
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,274,152 0.83 10,318,961-87.65
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,814,160 1.18 1,434,31026.48
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4,220 0.00 6,532-35.39
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 23,662 0.02 18131,355.56
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 30,419 0.02 3,420789.44
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 52,190 0.03 336,942-84.51
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 197,696 0.13 221,456-10.73
SS Classified 192,398 0.12 8 5282,156.07

Russia’s Imports from Hong Kong

The major share of Russian imports from Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 63.47% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (69.22% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 7.38% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (8.15% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.17% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (6.20% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.29% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (3.52% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.25% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (0.60% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.65% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (2.86% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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 $10,215,387;
  • 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 $1,983,442;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - an increase of $820,307;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $644,408;
  • 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 $535,920;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $394,491;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $333,425;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $315,755;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $299,612;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $297,543;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $259,816;
  • 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 $211,404;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $206,587.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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) - a decrease of $5,132,083;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $297,025;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $209,165.
Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 331 0.00 3184.09
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 2,250-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 797 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 64,787 0.12 1,3194,811.83
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,167 0.01 963436.55
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 25,560 0.05 0
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 13,560-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 516,896 0.98 305,49269.20
29 Organic chemicals 65,452 0.12 69,547-5.89
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 34,732-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 48,227 0.09 187,087-74.22
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 145,809 0.28 39,413269.95
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 27,922 0.05 12,159129.64
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 36,347 0.07 0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 206,587 0.39 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 5,317 0.01 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 142,375 0.27 149,880-5.01
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,912,151 3.64 1,578,72621.12
40 Rubber and articles thereof 134,698 0.26 171,525-21.47
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 149,789 0.29 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 646,359 1.23 346,74786.41
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,085,805 2.07 265,498308.97
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 85,780 0.16 25,440237.19
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 2,026-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 1,322 0.00 5,795-77.19
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 370,479 0.71 435,739-14.98
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 411,814 0.78 708,839-41.90
52 Cotton 3,274 0.01 6,728-51.34
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 2,652-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 16,626-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 3,658 0.01 3,21713.71
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,988 0.00 33,109-94.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 974 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 40,512 0.08 28,96739.86
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 20,087 0.04 87,726-77.10
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 83,681 0.16 56,46548.20
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,171,060 2.23 911,24428.51
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 893,395 1.70 986,795-9.46
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 158,834 0.30 182,453-12.95
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,348,876 2.57 954,38541.33
65 Headgear and parts thereof 94,595 0.18 56,28568.06
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 12,172 0.02 7,60959.97
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 42,189 0.08 16,125161.64
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 98,643 0.19 18,727426.74
69 Ceramic products 149,931 0.29 38,071293.82
70 Glass and glassware 144,037 0.27 65,933118.46
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,232,069 4.25 248,627797.76
72 Iron and steel 128,604 0.24 48,265166.45
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,169,357 2.23 524,949122.76
74 Copper and articles thereof 32,559 0.06 5,805460.88
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 357,877 0.68 286,03425.12
79 Zinc and articles thereof 88 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 366,715 0.70 50,960619.61
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 323,563 0.62 241,39934.04
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 398,352 0.76 291,14436.82
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 14,730,790 28.04 4,515,403226.23
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 16,898,345 32.17 22,030,428-23.30
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 7,605 0.01 4,80058.44
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 271,410 0.52 480,575-43.52
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 1,330-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,434,285 2.73 1,430,8840.24
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 301,060 0.57 426,614-29.43
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 110,954 0.21 29,810272.20
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 856,791 1.63 320,871167.02
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,413,114 4.59 2,115,57114.06
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 140,989 0.27 237,307-40.59

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia