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Russian trade in goods with Japan 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 Japan in the fourth quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Japan

In the 4th quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Japan totaled $4,898,225,264, up 9.19% ($412,067,778) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Japan in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $2,751,866,816, up 6.37% ($164,769,520) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Japan in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $2,146,358,448, up 13.02% ($247,298,258) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Japan in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $605,508,368, a 11.99% decrease ($82,528,738) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Japan was Russia’s 8th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 2.9305% of Russia’s total trade (down from 3.2921% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Japan was Russia’s 11th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 2.6752% of Russia’s total exports (down from 3.0859% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Japan was Russia’s 7th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 3.3391% of Russia’s total imports (down from 3.6220% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Japan

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 71.72% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (71.75% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 11.38% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (12.08% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.30% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (4.14% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 5.96% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (2.14% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.71% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (5.84% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.07% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (3.29% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Japan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $122,040,437;
  • 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 $108,636,411;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $61,795,460;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $29,828,437.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $78,367,768;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $41,330,935;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $23,555,834.
Russia’s exports to Japan in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
01 Live animals 0 0.00 36,000-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 63,060 0.00 15,118317.12
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 95,318,027 3.46 103,089,379-7.54
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 31,791 0.00 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 437,034 0.02 540,850-19.19
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 275,232 0.01 354,876-22.44
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 28 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 10,015 0.00 4372,191.76
10 Cereals 4,943,427 0.18 46,274,362-89.32
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 81,411 0.00 4,2041,836.51
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 150,527 0.01 36,986306.98
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9,300 0.00 5,48069.71
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 175,449 0.01 224,328-21.79
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 566 0.00 975-41.95
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 20,523 0.00 14,71739.45
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 543 0.00 5,366-89.88
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 14,467 0.00 8,48870.44
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,409 0.00 139,720-91.83
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 62,031 0.00 18,605233.41
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 19,454 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 400,599 0.01 373,7727.18
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,357,667 0.05 1,015,89033.64
26 Ores, slag and ash 28,546,587 1.04 33,362,949-14.44
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,943,806,310 70.64 1,821,765,8736.70
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,097,320 0.11 2,685,73615.32
29 Organic chemicals 7,302,591 0.27 4,334,19168.49
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,500 0.00 6,156-10.66
31 Fertilizers 3,452,698 0.13 865,376298.98
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 28 0.00 5,931-99.53
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 53,457 0.00 208,283-74.33
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 5,557 0.00 8,479-34.46
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 19,241 0.00 1,5271,160.05
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 458,334 0.02 128,440256.85
39 Plastics and articles thereof 294,513 0.01 194,31251.57
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7,024,809 0.26 9,431,039-25.51
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 50,805 0.00 68,740-26.09
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 47,069-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 157,570,921 5.73 95,775,46164.52
45 Cork and articles of cork 101 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 15,590,431 0.57 11,114,44140.27
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 61,626 0.00 104,301-40.92
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 258,886 0.01 41,089530.06
52 Cotton 3,312 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 68,243 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 445 0.00 2,959-84.96
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 76 0.00 117-35.04
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4,706 0.00 2,42893.82
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 46,427 0.00 38,86019.47
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 217,521 0.01 17,5731,137.81
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9,118 0.00 19,793-53.93
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 192,825 0.01 354,465-45.60
65 Headgear and parts thereof 19,783 0.00 4345,906.98
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6,937 0.00 152,880-95.46
69 Ceramic products 406 0.00 16,869-97.59
70 Glass and glassware 318,386 0.01 1,029,002-69.06
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 163,980,096 5.96 55,343,685196.29
72 Iron and steel 34,852,930 1.27 58,408,764-40.33
73 Articles of iron or steel 13,463 0.00 2,185,247-99.38
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 196,935-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 45,835 0.00 33,69436.03
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 274,481,447 9.97 244,653,01012.19
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 115-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,768,637 0.14 6,901,334-45.39
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,318 0.00 18,368-92.82
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,683 0.00 42,009-91.23
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 323,126 0.01 3,226,579-89.99
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 734,965 0.03 2,155,468-65.90
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 77,308-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 348,662 0.01 237,68546.69
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5,000 0.00 78,372,768-99.99
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 626,615 0.02 1,085,126-42.25
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 550-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 14,575 0.00 5029,050.00
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 643,496 0.02 197,587225.68
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 42,088 0.00 2,6951,461.71
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 573 0.00 14,313-96.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 137 0.00 7192.96
SS Classified 109,710 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Japan

The major share of Russian imports from Japan 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) - 82.95% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (81.76% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.85% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (10.03% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.31% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (2.93% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Japan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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) - an increase of $143,688,386;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $33,129,273;
  • 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 $27,893,951;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $26,513,511;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $10,012,863.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Japan in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $23,551,059.
Russia’s imports from Japan in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 98,532 0.00 88,55311.27
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,464,889 0.11 2,016,68022.23
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 167 0.00 289-42.21
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 74,403 0.00 66,13612.50
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 17,487 0.00 34,633-49.51
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 355,567 0.02 296,74719.82
10 Cereals 57,677 0.00 90,737-36.43
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 16,676 0.00 2,200658.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 84,341 0.00 11,956605.43
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 163,040 0.01 210,650-22.60
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 21,055 0.00 1,955976.98
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 28,735 0.00 31,496-8.77
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,734 0.00 476894.54
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 349,098 0.02 405,443-13.90
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 309,755 0.01 339,265-8.70
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 255,048 0.01 166,27153.39
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 78,802 0.00 57,53536.96
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,539,963 0.07 1,798,534-14.38
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,711,819 0.08 1,327,16328.98
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 6,586 0.00 4,87934.99
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 37,016 0.00 24,33452.12
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 113,899 0.01 5,4931,973.53
26 Ores, slag and ash 22,949 0.00 28,223-18.69
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 11,886,232 0.55 13,125,976-9.44
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,046,509 0.10 1,027,83499.11
29 Organic chemicals 7,458,902 0.35 2,904,814156.78
30 Pharmaceutical products 30,042,509 1.40 27,620,6388.77
31 Fertilizers 107,214 0.00 31,644238.81
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,712,064 0.27 5,132,86011.28
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 14,015,242 0.65 14,745,524-4.95
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 5,768,836 0.27 6,293,043-8.33
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 668,897 0.03 276,187142.19
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 18,941,947 0.88 14,040,36034.91
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9,247,409 0.43 9,920,270-6.78
39 Plastics and articles thereof 34,731,230 1.62 30,404,12114.23
40 Rubber and articles thereof 82,606,492 3.85 78,016,2245.88
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 561 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 203,256 0.01 284,490-28.55
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 681 0.00 2,728-75.04
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 383,307 0.02 13,3462,772.07
45 Cork and articles of cork 1,594 0.00 86684.06
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 60 0.00 63-4.76
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 5,082-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,179,119 0.10 2,728,813-20.14
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 500,100 0.02 327,68752.62
50 Silk 0 0.00 21,142-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 1,822 0.00 1451,156.55
52 Cotton 119,498 0.01 124,132-3.73
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 1,383-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 2,736,760 0.13 3,062,043-10.62
55 Man-made staple fibers 8,275,630 0.39 6,801,50921.67
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,857,257 0.09 1,750,0526.13
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 251,124 0.01 141,68277.24
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 10,304 0.00 8,98614.67
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 504,579 0.02 438,18115.15
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 153,429 0.01 110,71738.58
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 197,489 0.01 303,650-34.96
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 534,842 0.02 483,33610.66
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 408,266 0.02 262,11055.76
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 38,120 0.00 31,65020.44
65 Headgear and parts thereof 6,805 0.00 12,575-45.88
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 15 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3,968 0.00 2,87238.16
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,512,609 0.16 3,507,6080.14
69 Ceramic products 931,615 0.04 1,430,708-34.88
70 Glass and glassware 7,704,195 0.36 5,888,47830.84
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 705,567 0.03 125,368462.80
72 Iron and steel 14,169,225 0.66 4,156,362240.90
73 Articles of iron or steel 32,358,290 1.51 31,104,1194.03
74 Copper and articles thereof 778,145 0.04 405,01592.13
75 Nickel and articles thereof 550,928 0.03 775,742-28.98
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,749,108 0.08 1,053,09166.09
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,645 0.00 2,000-17.75
79 Zinc and articles thereof 4,463 0.00 4,4570.13
80 Tin and articles thereof 4,239 0.00 6,522-35.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 308,141 0.01 302,6761.81
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 12,347,571 0.58 9,009,52437.05
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 8,770,616 0.41 8,794,216-0.27
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 404,272,554 18.84 371,143,2818.93
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 164,378,344 7.66 136,484,39320.44
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 12,542 0.00 8,95340.09
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,088,563,643 50.72 944,875,25715.21
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 9,076,365 0.42 12,548,770-27.67
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 114,187,120 5.32 87,673,60930.24
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,487,498 0.07 1,064,28839.76
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 924,605 0.04 588,93857.00
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 7,769,977 0.36 7,070,0039.90
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,898,870 0.14 661,730338.07
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 19,257,185 0.90 42,808,244-55.02
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 35,721 0.00 58,618-39.06
SS Classified 183,360 0.01 39 837360.28
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