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

Russia’s Trade with the Philippines

In the 4th quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with the Philippines totaled $236,325,388, up 63.56% ($91,834,748) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to the Philippines in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $114,534,649, up 138.53% ($66,518,373) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from the Philippines in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $121,790,739, up 26.24% ($25,316,375) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with the Philippines in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $7,256,090, a 85.03% decrease ($41,201,998) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

The Philippines was Russia’s 70th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 75th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1414% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1060% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The Philippines was Russia’s 71st largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 82nd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1113% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0573% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The Philippines was Russia’s 60th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 59th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1895% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1840% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to the Philippines

The major share of Russian exports to the Philippines 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) - 41.03% of Russia’s total exports to the Philippines (51.98% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 26.06% of Russia’s total exports to the Philippines (28.04% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 24.54% of Russia’s total exports to the Philippines (0.60% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.82% of Russia’s total exports to the Philippines (12.81% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.45% of Russia’s total exports to the Philippines (4.83% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.02% of Russia’s total exports to the Philippines (1.60% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $23,919,718;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $22,026,027;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $16,779,531;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $3,818,794;
  • 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 $465,603;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $417,722.

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

  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $443,211;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $357,502.
Russia’s exports to the Philippines in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 357,306 0.31 190,43287.63
10 Cereals 23,919,718 20.88 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 99,687-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,718 0.01 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 715 0.00 163338.65
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,818,794 3.33 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 293,854 0.26 288,9241.71
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 46,694,460 40.77 24,668,43389.29
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 507,943 0.44 42,3401,099.68
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 40,234-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 22,500 0.02 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 343,917 0.30 175,50095.96
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 447 0.00 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 57,588 0.05 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 130,894 0.11 157,755-17.03
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,745,428 1.52 1,904,128-8.33
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 174-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 428,572 0.37 487,052-12.01
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 129,705-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,090,479 4.44 5,533,690-8.01
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 193 0.00 624-69.07
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 31,383 0.03 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 38,173-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 93-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,069 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 122 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 283 0.00 2675.99
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,530 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 50,557 0.04 20,062152.00
69 Ceramic products 3,578 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 69 0.00 3786.49
72 Iron and steel 29,823,923 26.04 13,044,392128.63
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,460 0.01 36,257-82.18
74 Copper and articles thereof 37 0.00 7,508-99.51
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,292 0.00 358,794-99.64
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 8,778 0.01 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 17,148-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7,033 0.01 4515,528.89
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 680,755 0.59 443,44753.51
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 17,831 0.02 193,983-90.81
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 418,588 0.37 86648,235.80
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 47,666 0.04 129,617-63.23
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 559 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 6,746-100.00
SS Classified 5,610 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from the Philippines

The major share of Russian imports from the Philippines 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) - 82.24% of Russia’s total imports from the Philippines (80.63% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.21% of Russia’s total imports from the Philippines (10.70% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.91% of Russia’s total imports from the Philippines (4.79% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.57% of Russia’s total imports from the Philippines (2.37% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from the Philippines 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) - an increase of $17,244,854;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4,393,215;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $1,023,538;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $819,665;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $498,266;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $475,938;
  • 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 $447,093;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $431,043.

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $1,598,201.
Russia’s imports from the Philippines in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
01 Live animals 15,501 0.01 11,01840.69
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,038 0.00 2,949-30.89
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 13,560 0.01 24,803-45.33
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 8,158,544 6.70 7,135,00614.35
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5,478 0.00 1,874192.32
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 660 0.00 107516.82
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,798,606 1.48 1,367,56331.52
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 1,087 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 219,476 0.18 28,895659.56
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 386,925 0.32 173,362123.19
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 15,510 0.01 12,01029.14
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,431 0.00 1,476-3.05
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 478,098 0.39 430,30911.11
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 238,785 0.20 192,11624.29
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7,983 0.01 4,19290.43
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,085,146 0.89 934,02216.18
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 735-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 92,717 0.08 162,374-42.90
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 86,634 0.07 120,620-28.18
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 84,236 0.07 171,150-50.78
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 232 0.00 18823.40
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 208,848-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 530,783 0.44 54,845867.79
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,055,615 0.87 235,950347.39
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,273,949 1.05 1,335,498-4.61
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 998,740 0.82 551,64781.05
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 21,380 0.02 13,89253.90
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 49,236 0.04 37,23632.23
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 25,007 0.02 22,67810.27
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 40,462 0.03 25,87756.36
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 449 0.00 88410.23
52 Cotton 0 0.00 16,208-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 8,282 0.01 8,505-2.62
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 219-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 63,005 0.05 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 142,118 0.12 84,87567.44
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 71,759 0.06 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,835,692 1.51 3,433,893-46.54
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,027,741 0.84 820,15725.31
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 39,200 0.03 38,7831.08
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 120,652 0.10 1,7466,810.19
65 Headgear and parts thereof 236,415 0.19 212,02911.50
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 1,485-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7,467 0.01 1,602366.10
69 Ceramic products 2,005 0.00 2,279-12.02
70 Glass and glassware 1,239 0.00 2,441-49.24
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,549 0.00 3,18311.50
73 Articles of iron or steel 215,114 0.18 76,235182.17
74 Copper and articles thereof 311 0.00 26716.48
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,149 0.00 226408.41
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,121 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 604 0.00 4,711-87.18
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,669 0.00 19,423-70.81
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 27,522,428 22.60 23,129,21318.99
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 69,983,711 57.46 52,738,85732.70
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 334,105 0.27 95,634249.36
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,321,974 1.91 1,823,70827.32
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 589 0.00 40,434-98.54
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 58,928 0.05 62,725-6.05
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 304,047 0.25 72,886317.15
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 743,721 0.61 520,70742.83
SS Classified 49,876 0.04 6058,143.97
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia