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Russian trade in goods with Hong Kong in Q4 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 fourth quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Hong Kong

In the 4th quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Hong Kong totaled $292,348,095, up 8.04% ($21,745,937) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $226,000,607, up 7.85% ($16,440,087) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $66,347,488, up 8.69% ($5,305,850) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Hong Kong in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $159,653,119, a 7.50% increase ($11,134,237) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Hong Kong was Russia’s 65th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 59th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1749% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1986% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Hong Kong was Russia’s 57th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 53rd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2197% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2500% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Hong Kong was Russia’s 67th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1032% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1164% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Hong Kong

The major share of Russian exports to Hong Kong in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 51.99% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (62.11% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.07% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (11.47% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 12.80% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (7.71% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.77% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (11.90% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.67% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (0.96% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.27% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (2.91% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $16,968,026;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $12,769,762;
  • 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 $2,868,771;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $2,522,925;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,481,340;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $2,364,473;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,507,684;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $694,379.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $12,662,075;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $11,528,291;
  • 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 $1,339,375;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $850,911;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - a decrease of $716,700.
Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 18,541,008 8.20 16,176,53514.62
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 185,031 0.08 253,277-26.95
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 86,274 0.04 15,911442.23
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 9,533,345 4.22 7,010,42035.99
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,438 0.00 1041,282.69
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,366 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1 0.00 4,491-99.98
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 90,860 0.04 66613,542.64
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 352-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 28,725 0.01 2,5031,047.62
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 861,796 0.38 516,57966.83
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,495 0.00 15,859-71.66
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 11,514 0.01 2,383383.17
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 74,817 0.03 16,319358.47
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 23,676 0.01 4,705403.21
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 54,612 0.02 1,1864,504.72
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 36,049 0.02 18,61993.61
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 24 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1 0.00 11,445-99.99
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 28,919,169 12.80 16,149,40779.07
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 969,900 0.43 2,309,275-58.00
29 Organic chemicals 588,600 0.26 115,186411.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,873,194 2.16 3,365,51044.80
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 22,495 0.01 25,862-13.02
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 616,150 0.27 24,3122,434.35
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 192,911 0.09 132,45245.65
39 Plastics and articles thereof 87,431 0.04 118,369-26.14
40 Rubber and articles thereof 45,487 0.02 16,809170.61
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3,857,868 1.71 3,625,7006.40
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 21,998 0.01 7512,829.16
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 231,399-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 407,528 0.18 274,80248.30
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 551,670-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 175,038 0.08 231,772-24.48
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,555 0.00 5,971-40.46
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 74,216 0.03 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 78 0.00 71,014.29
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 704,606 0.31 10,2276,789.66
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7,788 0.00 6951,020.58
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 12,191 0.01 2,789337.11
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6,121 0.00 19,504-68.62
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 170-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 8,547 0.00 12,709-32.75
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 95 0.00 918-89.65
70 Glass and glassware 8,653 0.00 7651,031.11
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 117,488,746 51.99 130,150,821-9.73
72 Iron and steel 16,968,026 7.51 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 46,326 0.02 30,59651.41
74 Copper and articles thereof 41,731 0.02 4690,619.57
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 251,473 0.11 1,102,384-77.19
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 716,700-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 161,501-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 20,087 0.01 10,08499.20
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 12 0.00 414-97.10
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,610,403 2.04 2,129,063116.55
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 11,301,874 5.00 8,433,10334.02
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,099,629 0.49 12,627,920-91.29
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 570,866 0.25 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,237,033 0.99 1,753,08627.61
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4,850 0.00 29,605-83.62
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 1,951 0.00 20,156-90.32
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 12,761-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 65,892 0.03 251,333-73.78
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 102,788 0.05 640,328-83.95
SS Classified 50,269 0.02 212 234-76.31

Russia’s Imports from Hong Kong

The major share of Russian imports from Hong Kong in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 62.53% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (68.27% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.87% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (7.09% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.35% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (3.66% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.48% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (4.89% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.77% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (3.65% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.03% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (1.99% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $11,151,626;
  • 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 $740,697;
  • 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 $602,839;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $575,760;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $574,570;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - an increase of $564,882;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $558,210;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $517,517;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $426,109;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $400,133;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $389,293;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $284,770;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $257,671;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $250,716;
  • Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof (HS code 66) - an increase of $245,596;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $220,189;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $218,753.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $11,375,492;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $514,020;
  • 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 $390,635;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $362,707;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $302,897;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $268,369.
Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 569 0.00 571-0.35
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 49,881 0.08 17428,567.24
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,733 0.00 11,277-75.76
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 30,380 0.05 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 850,409 1.28 247,570243.50
29 Organic chemicals 601,911 0.91 84,394613.22
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 66,600 0.10 12,512432.29
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 24,739 0.04 39,722-37.72
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 178,515 0.27 25,542598.91
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 87,747 0.13 27,135223.37
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 20,283 0.03 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 284,777 0.43 74,068,142.86
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,437,869 5.18 3,599,400-4.49
40 Rubber and articles thereof 329,252 0.50 291,93712.78
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 142,716 0.22 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,150,245 1.73 409,548180.86
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 994,332 1.50 429,450131.54
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 150,725 0.23 46,282225.67
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 354 0.00 15,750-97.75
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 602,894 0.91 384,14156.95
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 594,536 0.90 771,310-22.92
52 Cotton 4,056 0.01 2,48063.55
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 962-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 7,901 0.01 31,169-74.65
55 Man-made staple fibers 29 0.00 5,072-99.43
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5,819 0.01 1,075441.30
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 447 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 44,665 0.07 16,084177.70
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 24,457 0.04 2,598841.38
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 113,316 0.17 72,93355.37
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,168,533 1.76 768,40052.07
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 786,841 1.19 869,292-9.48
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 232,275 0.35 221,8684.69
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 791,298 1.19 215,538267.13
65 Headgear and parts thereof 109,997 0.17 11,362868.11
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 247,789 0.37 2,19311,199.09
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 11,404 0.02 15,225-25.10
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 104,646 0.16 68,01953.85
69 Ceramic products 504,364 0.76 115,071338.31
70 Glass and glassware 66,721 0.10 121,176-44.94
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,839,881 2.77 2,230,516-17.51
72 Iron and steel 2,611 0.00 270,980-99.04
73 Articles of iron or steel 932,555 1.41 506,44684.14
74 Copper and articles thereof 188,225 0.28 702,245-73.20
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 429,669 0.65 494,875-13.18
79 Zinc and articles thereof 31 0.00 6,416-99.52
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 629,673 0.95 71,463781.12
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 276,092 0.42 638,799-56.78
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 513,910 0.77 293,72174.97
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 18,841,263 28.40 7,689,637145.02
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 20,672,989 31.16 32,048,481-35.49
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 18,109 0.03 4,203330.86
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 275,740 0.42 578,637-52.35
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 93,730 0.14 23,600297.16
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,588,552 2.39 1,330,88119.36
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,225,001 1.85 650,43188.34
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 123,925 0.19 101,94821.56
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 720,737 1.09 555,05129.85
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,038,428 6.09 3,787,7126.62
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 105,388 0.16 114,103-7.64
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,222 0.00 0
SS Classified 1,732 0.00 4 254-59.29

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia