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

Russia’s Trade with the United Kingdom

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with the United Kingdom totaled $3,562,910,380, up 36.59% ($954,388,421) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to the United Kingdom in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $2,540,173,588, up 44.40% ($781,055,018) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from the United Kingdom in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $1,022,736,792, up 20.41% ($173,333,403) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with the United Kingdom in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $1,517,436,796, a 66.80% increase ($607,721,615) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

The United Kingdom was Russia’s 15th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 14th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 2.4372% of Russia’s total trade (up from 2.1395% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The United Kingdom was Russia’s 13th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 14th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 2.9758% of Russia’s total exports (up from 2.4451% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The United Kingdom was Russia’s 13th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 12th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 1.6814% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.6996% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to the United Kingdom

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 55.01% of Russia’s total exports to the United Kingdom (64.57% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 35.78% of Russia’s total exports to the United Kingdom (18.74% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.90% of Russia’s total exports to the United Kingdom (3.10% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.52% of Russia’s total exports to the United Kingdom (5.41% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.93% of Russia’s total exports to the United Kingdom (2.61% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.81% of Russia’s total exports to the United Kingdom (4.07% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to the United Kingdom 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 $579,320,405;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $250,950,817;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $10,568,582;
  • 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 $9,634,426.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $56,489,343;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $31,088,614.
Russia’s exports to the United Kingdom in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,226,124 0.17 1,890,607123.53
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 300,558 0.01 153,08796.33
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 52,500 0.00 47,8959.61
10 Cereals 634,583 0.02 755,438-16.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 20,527-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 10,295-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,066 0.00 1,0273.80
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 265,817 0.01 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 77,510 0.00 22,886238.68
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 7,219 0.00 6120,216.67
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 42,436 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 107,611 0.00 52,141106.38
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 26,282 0.00 88,469-70.29
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7,768,754 0.31 6,360,74422.14
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,662,833 0.07 3,055,454-45.58
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 8,839 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,261 0.00 643,432.81
26 Ores, slag and ash 17,010,042 0.67 6,441,460164.07
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,380,441,978 54.34 1,129,491,16122.22
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 45,315,967 1.78 35,681,54127.00
29 Organic chemicals 4,173,362 0.16 4,196,507-0.55
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,410,187 0.17 9,18547,915.10
31 Fertilizers 7,509,412 0.30 6,169,34221.72
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 37,436 0.00 8,727328.97
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,784,601 0.07 1,095,01662.97
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 938,486 0.04 15,1636,089.32
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 21,344 0.00 14,52047.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 310 0.00 32,766-99.05
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,297,184 0.09 944,817143.14
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,155,340 0.16 3,999,4053.90
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,933,068 0.12 2,387,26822.86
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 69,586 0.00 44,48156.44
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 3,730-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 38,780,052 1.53 35,021,87710.73
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 152,617 0.01 383,158-60.17
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9,845,869 0.39 10,354,060-4.91
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 192,721 0.01 157,32522.50
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 37,707-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 15-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4,240 0.00 2,56065.63
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 459 0.00 4,423-89.62
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 17 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 264-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 181,432 0.01 80,608125.08
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 743,990 0.03 479,87255.04
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 276,003 0.01 38,569615.61
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 67,815 0.00 86,050-21.19
65 Headgear and parts thereof 17,740 0.00 19,297-8.07
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,400,761 0.06 1,326,7545.58
69 Ceramic products 448,903 0.02 26,9981,562.73
70 Glass and glassware 1,231,309 0.05 1,874,231-34.30
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 908,979,865 35.78 329,659,460175.73
72 Iron and steel 17,360,227 0.68 21,963,712-20.96
73 Articles of iron or steel 988,231 0.04 1,084,144-8.85
74 Copper and articles thereof 26,703,818 1.05 57,792,432-53.79
75 Nickel and articles thereof 65,443 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,973,730 0.24 5,011,56919.20
78 Lead and articles thereof 2,660,847 0.10 258,892927.78
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 10,221,056 0.40 8,873,94615.18
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,141 0.00 29,111-85.78
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 8,433 0.00 73,169-88.47
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 10,479,046 0.41 5,674,52384.67
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 3,716,325 0.15 3,263,34513.88
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 21,251 0.00 4,740348.33
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 826,940 0.03 1,078,432-23.32
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 371,627 0.01 56,860,970-99.35
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,246,848 0.21 4,660,88712.57
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 91,290 0.00 53,99069.09
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 44,714-100.00
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 1,034,711 0.04 1,115,451-7.24
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 468,416 0.02 132,286254.09
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 18,427 0.00 48,180-61.75
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 35,001 0.00 3,743835.11
SS Classified 5,271,291 0.21 8 543 377-38.30

Russia’s Imports from the United Kingdom

The major share of Russian imports from the United Kingdom 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) - 47.03% of Russia’s total imports from the United Kingdom (46.45% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 32.29% of Russia’s total imports from the United Kingdom (34.64% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.34% of Russia’s total imports from the United Kingdom (9.34% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.98% of Russia’s total imports from the United Kingdom (3.15% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.95% of Russia’s total imports from the United Kingdom (2.22% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.11% of Russia’s total imports from the United Kingdom (1.18% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.89% of Russia’s total imports from the United Kingdom (1.01% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from the United Kingdom 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 $70,900,222;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $34,256,652;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $31,648,797;
  • 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 $23,331,294;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $9,814,997;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $8,452,119;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $6,488,419;
  • 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 $4,288,367;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3,593,744.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from the United Kingdom in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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) - a decrease of $24,272,364;
  • 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 $7,949,684.
Russia’s imports from the United Kingdom in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
01 Live animals 844,639 0.08 677,27424.71
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,594 0.00 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,282,865 0.13 975,14531.56
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 76,994 0.01 12,645508.89
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 7,866 0.00 10,863-27.59
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 460-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,837,017 0.18 1,620,03513.39
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 73,633 0.01 34,007116.52
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 114,577 0.01 412,286-72.21
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,640,872 0.16 1,461,50912.27
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 1,590 0.00 612,506.56
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 657,402 0.06 649,2831.25
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,233,930 0.12 572,099115.68
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 985,500 0.10 1,104,925-10.81
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,217,550 0.31 3,399,847-5.36
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,885,780 0.18 1,782,7545.78
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 13,392,535 1.31 10,994,32921.81
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 73,740,725 7.21 39,484,07386.76
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 6,581,560 0.64 6,098,6117.92
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 8,440,369 0.83 10,027,118-15.82
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,287,621 0.13 1,256,5092.48
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 23,157-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 7,845,679 0.77 7,333,0416.99
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,208,326 0.51 13,158,010-60.42
29 Organic chemicals 14,371,978 1.41 12,363,34516.25
30 Pharmaceutical products 130,128,788 12.72 98,479,99132.14
31 Fertilizers 68,570 0.01 92,266-25.68
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 26,310,664 2.57 27,131,177-3.02
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 40,971,015 4.01 40,129,9802.10
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 15,624,588 1.53 15,274,5082.29
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,766,709 0.27 1,412,12295.93
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 50,119-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,261,697 0.12 2,508,025-49.69
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 35,095,537 3.43 35,826,678-2.04
39 Plastics and articles thereof 45,602,373 4.46 37,150,25422.75
40 Rubber and articles thereof 12,877,818 1.26 10,695,17520.41
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 6,819 0.00 39,739-82.84
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 368,986 0.04 314,40517.36
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 209,762 0.02 19,658967.06
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 190,888 0.02 174,6789.28
45 Cork and articles of cork 1,237 0.00 7,480-83.46
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 1,445-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 13,518,491 1.32 15,232,521-11.25
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6,255,495 0.61 3,420,18182.90
50 Silk 122,906 0.01 12,370893.58
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 53,639 0.01 25,657109.06
52 Cotton 344,108 0.03 41,230734.61
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 101,879 0.01 26,081290.63
54 Man-made filaments 1,896,296 0.19 2,568,977-26.18
55 Man-made staple fibers 240,972 0.02 188,34327.94
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,216,458 0.12 361,580236.43
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 901,658 0.09 1,354,553-33.44
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 56,396 0.01 37,59150.03
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 362,676 0.04 181,176100.18
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 86,677 0.01 52,74064.35
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 780,600 0.08 716,3718.97
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,155,395 0.11 1,427,609-19.07
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,975,882 0.29 2,103,74841.46
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 907,991 0.09 693,26030.97
65 Headgear and parts thereof 119,026 0.01 217,613-45.30
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 18,462 0.00 5,578230.98
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 447 0.00 856-47.78
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,960,253 0.29 3,746,375-20.98
69 Ceramic products 1,998,870 0.20 690,337189.55
70 Glass and glassware 2,328,432 0.23 2,543,326-8.45
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,779,429 0.47 491,062873.28
72 Iron and steel 2,093,143 0.20 3,727,847-43.85
73 Articles of iron or steel 17,372,487 1.70 13,778,74326.08
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,036,289 0.10 933,38611.02
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,397,904 0.14 1,238,64012.86
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,731,872 0.36 1,936,84792.68
78 Lead and articles thereof 114,662 0.01 70,42162.82
79 Zinc and articles thereof 96,497 0.01 30,723214.09
80 Tin and articles thereof 6,100 0.00 3,17991.88
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 796,604 0.08 871,061-8.55
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,015,711 0.20 1,888,6996.72
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,814,160 0.18 2,292,094-20.85
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 183,971,746 17.99 113,071,52462.70
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 81,448,427 7.96 58,117,13340.15
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 304,717 0.03 108,693180.35
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 167,656,313 16.39 191,928,677-12.65
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 7,978,564 0.78 1,490,145435.42
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 39,630,522 3.87 29,815,52532.92
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 6,348 0.00 51,679-87.72
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 59,249 0.01 25,274134.43
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 8,825,912 0.86 5,848,61550.91
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 513,662 0.05 380,13435.13
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 726,344 0.07 823,372-11.78
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6,619 0.00 228,240-97.10
SS Classified 1,734,449 0.17 1 844 517-5.97

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