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

Russia’s Trade with the United Arab Emirates

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with the United Arab Emirates totaled $330,532,797, up 16.81% ($47,563,403) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $298,012,382, up 17.16% ($43,655,226) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $32,520,415, up 13.66% ($3,908,177) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $265,491,967, a 17.61% increase ($39,747,049) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 48th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 44th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2261% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.2321% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 39th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 42nd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.3491% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.3535% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 70th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 44th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0535% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0573% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to the United Arab Emirates

The major share of Russian exports to the United Arab Emirates 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) - 37.29% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (26.39% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 24.05% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (16.88% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.92% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (14.49% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.48% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (13.87% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.82% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (7.01% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.04% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (16.61% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.86% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (1.81% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates 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) - an increase of $44,025,811;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $20,943,996;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $9,664,325;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $7,483,714;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $5,882,358;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $2,754,049;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $2,106,631;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1,484,950;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $1,218,708.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $24,970,493;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $8,723,210;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $6,673,290;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $5,983,789;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $5,707,407;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2,254,673;
  • 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 $2,117,705;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $1,645,165;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $1,068,151.
Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
01 Live animals 24,200 0.01 21,60012.04
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,585,782 0.53 1,314,27420.66
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 406 0.00 1,655-75.47
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 721,125 0.24 1,62944,167.96
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,777,524 1.27 1,023,475269.09
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 119,596 0.04 102,17417.05
10 Cereals 51,085,387 17.14 30,141,39169.49
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 81,471 0.03 5,788,878-98.59
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,000 0.00 27,300-89.01
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 428,860 0.14 54,380688.64
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,417 0.00 6,553-78.38
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 82,493 0.03 49,81865.59
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 7,235,049 2.43 1,352,691434.86
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 19,993 0.01 13,77745.12
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 51,599 0.02 57,739-10.63
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,720,129 1.25 1,613,498130.56
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,458,080 0.82 1,239,37298.33
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 277,950 0.09 137,640101.94
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,247,864 1.09 3,020,7617.52
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 8,146,042 2.73 14,819,332-45.03
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 318,657 0.11 241,26332.08
29 Organic chemicals 403,302 0.14 149,166170.37
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,218 0.00 12,910-59.58
31 Fertilizers 44,406,605 14.90 34,742,28027.82
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 446,494 0.15 44,001914.74
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 394,861 0.13 336,12217.48
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 47,853 0.02 38,87823.09
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 806 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 411,871 0.14 514,330-19.92
39 Plastics and articles thereof 411,916 0.14 250,30064.57
40 Rubber and articles thereof 587,533 0.20 536,9399.42
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,408 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,633,556 0.55 2,150,691-24.05
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 167,825 0.06 204,225-17.82
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,712,573 1.25 2,227,62366.66
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 19,700 0.01 28,706-31.37
52 Cotton 46 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 34,867 0.01 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 80,061 0.03 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,326 0.00 19,084-87.81
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 19,293 0.01 3844,924.22
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 18 0.00 214-91.59
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 6,976 0.00 5,99816.31
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 4,348 0.00 7,155-39.23
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7,608 0.00 124,001-93.86
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 62,212 0.02 86,276-27.89
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 62,155 0.02 15,970289.20
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 99 0.00 11,934-99.17
65 Headgear and parts thereof 45 0.00 1,642-97.26
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,698 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 1,451-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 180,892 0.06 9,9391,720.02
69 Ceramic products 68,684 0.02 7,465820.08
70 Glass and glassware 385,998 0.13 91,493321.89
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 111,138,746 37.29 67,112,93565.60
72 Iron and steel 4,799,378 1.61 29,769,871-83.88
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,526,706 0.51 7,510,495-79.67
74 Copper and articles thereof 21,039 0.01 28,454-26.06
75 Nickel and articles thereof 84 0.00 17,543-99.52
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 32,546 0.01 1,677,711-98.06
78 Lead and articles thereof 1 0.00 22-95.45
79 Zinc and articles thereof 76 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 1,496 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 314,791 0.11 1,15227,225.61
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,102,969 0.71 3,171,120-33.68
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 255,182 0.09 84,868200.68
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,243,136 3.10 17,966,346-48.55
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 8,326,924 2.79 9,210,403-9.59
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 48,096 0.02 13,704250.96
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 11,357,700 3.81 3,873,986193.18
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 355,000 0.12 58,497506.87
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,897,480 0.64 4,152,153-54.30
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 341 0.00 87291.95
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 145,568 0.05 2,263,273-93.57
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 57,441 0.02 2,1212,608.20
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,793 0.00 23,344-75.18
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,117 0.00 0
SS Classified 9,424,301 3.16 4 770 69497.55

Russia’s Imports from the United Arab Emirates

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 44.91% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (48.89% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 21.03% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (9.26% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 20.33% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (26.41% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.97% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (5.03% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.53% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (1.31% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.12% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (0.50% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates 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 $3,892,340;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $758,687;
  • 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 $695,195;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $447,445;
  • 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 $287,357;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $285,432;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $242,800;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $154,585;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $128,597.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $967,779;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $848,276;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $593,460;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $271,421;
  • 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 $130,066;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $114,320;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $102,000;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $99,760.
Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
01 Live animals 5,103 0.02 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 49,627 0.15 5,650778.35
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 266,021 0.82 331,160-19.67
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 6,138,439 18.88 6,986,715-12.14
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,843 0.01 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,336 0.00 1,3191.29
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 11,840 0.04 3,030290.76
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,807 0.01 2,248113.83
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 82,979 0.26 37,524121.14
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 114,320-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 48,343 0.15 41,34916.91
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 31,805-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 56,646 0.17 28,121101.44
26 Ores, slag and ash 242,800 0.75 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 63,332 0.19 115,875-45.34
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,989,469 9.19 3,119,535-4.17
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 99,760-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 53,531 0.16 78,798-32.07
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,199,791 3.69 441,104172.00
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 1,399,531 4.30 704,33698.70
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 94,794 0.29 111,356-14.87
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,774,603 26.98 9,368,063-6.33
40 Rubber and articles thereof 93,062 0.29 64,49844.29
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 23,062 0.07 16513,876.97
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 319-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 116,656 0.36 75,20555.12
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 31,593 0.10 4,712570.48
52 Cotton 119 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 26,664 0.08 82,805-67.80
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 2-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 24,587 0.08 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 38 0.00 3026.67
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 126,198 0.39 154,330-18.23
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 238,987 0.73 84,402183.15
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 60,037 0.18 51,83015.83
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 22,162 0.07 2,382830.39
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 11-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 86,166 0.26 44,12395.29
69 Ceramic products 266,405 0.82 218,31722.03
70 Glass and glassware 1,772,007 5.45 2,043,428-13.28
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 287,357 0.88 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 374,229 1.15 1,342,008-72.11
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 386-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 19,522 0.06 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 137-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,430 0.00 901,488.89
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 65,278 0.20 39,41765.61
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 504,961 1.55 57,516777.95
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,292,781 19.35 2,400,441162.15
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 92,467 0.28 105,506-12.36
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 144,752 0.45 16,155796.02
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 102,000-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 309,619 0.95 24,1871,180.11
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 13 0.00 244-94.67
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 44,717 0.14 38,49116.18
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,259 0.00 167653.89
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6,864 0.02 6,00714.27
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 588 0.00 0
SS Classified 0 0.00 30 859-100.00

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