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

Russia’s Trade with the United Arab Emirates

In the 4th quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with the United Arab Emirates totaled $561,346,297, up 125.18% ($312,056,475) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $503,037,898, up 154.42% ($305,321,190) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $58,308,399, up 13.06% ($6,735,285) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with the United Arab Emirates in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $444,729,499, a 204.31% increase ($298,585,905) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 47th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 63rd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.3358% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1829% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 40th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 56th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.4890% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2358% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 69th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0907% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0984% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to the United Arab Emirates

The major share of Russian exports to the United Arab Emirates 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) - 19.87% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (35.69% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 18.57% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (13.37% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.71% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (15.45% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.25% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (8.68% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.95% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (9.46% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.28% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (6.89% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.42% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (2.01% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates 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 $51,662,690;
  • 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 $29,387,369;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $27,852,177;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $15,554,308;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $15,125,985;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $7,840,666;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $7,284,544;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $5,561,140;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $4,966,069;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $4,690,731;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $2,244,992;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1,829,288;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,803,880;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $1,593,259.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates 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) - a decrease of $2,929,545.
Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
01 Live animals 2,172 0.00 19,643-88.94
02 Meat and edible meat offal 374,079 0.07 607,671-38.44
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,318 0.00 6,103-62.02
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,266,288 0.45 21,29610,541.85
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 290-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 6,103,506 1.21 1,412,775332.02
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 52 0.00 1,213-95.71
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 46,193 0.01 74,559-38.05
10 Cereals 69,896,477 13.89 18,233,787283.33
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 22,721 0.00 55,285-58.90
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 49,948 0.01 37,80732.11
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 963-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 875,922 0.17 55,9201,466.38
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 8,617 0.00 36,440-76.35
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 112,197 0.02 80,04540.17
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,929,296 1.18 963,227515.57
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 44,851 0.01 20,808115.55
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 44,492 0.01 168,551-73.60
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,792,546 0.75 2,363,57760.46
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,882,904 0.57 1,289,645123.54
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 445 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 961,814 0.19 988,476-2.70
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,321,410 0.66 2,033,26563.35
26 Ores, slag and ash 11,265,347 2.24 3,424,681228.95
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 10,314,449 2.05 13,243,994-22.12
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 566,591 0.11 388,51645.83
29 Organic chemicals 6,134,129 1.22 572,989970.55
30 Pharmaceutical products 150,319 0.03 56426,552.30
31 Fertilizers 41,355,792 8.22 13,503,615206.26
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 17,193 0.00 55,162-68.83
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 566,742 0.11 511,59110.78
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 138,870 0.03 38,074264.74
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 173 0.00 438-60.50
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 31,343-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 902,401 0.18 529,87070.31
39 Plastics and articles thereof 671,407 0.13 416,28861.28
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,032,682 0.21 1,106,676-6.69
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4,195 0.00 12,536-66.54
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 49,754-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,366,163 0.47 994,833137.85
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 400 0.00 301,233.33
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 514,060 0.10 533,817-3.70
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,258,358 0.85 2,429,07075.31
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 14,302 0.00 22,065-35.18
54 Man-made filaments 126 0.00 553,275-99.98
55 Man-made staple fibers 340,419 0.07 67,282405.96
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 8,702 0.00 2024,207.92
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 12-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4,485 0.00 3621,138.95
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 900 0.00 1,559-42.27
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 8,349 0.00 9,384-11.03
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 33,519 0.01 220,776-84.82
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 142,940 0.03 163,732-12.70
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 206,452 0.04 9,1242,162.74
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 27,366 0.01 19,41140.98
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4,862 0.00 10,013-51.44
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 550 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 367,557 0.07 223,30064.60
69 Ceramic products 119,853 0.02 13,158810.88
70 Glass and glassware 255,882 0.05 461,045-44.50
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 99,951,278 19.87 70,563,90941.65
72 Iron and steel 14,638,482 2.91 7,353,93899.06
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,006,275 1.00 3,202,39556.33
74 Copper and articles thereof 20,729 0.00 12,27568.87
75 Nickel and articles thereof 11,014 0.00 2,987268.73
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 43,502 0.01 1,008,752-95.69
78 Lead and articles thereof 261 0.00 46467.39
79 Zinc and articles thereof 83 0.00 4297.62
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 8,168 0.00 160,379-94.91
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,761,106 0.35 1,858,906-5.26
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 42,205 0.01 28,40648.58
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 24,846,913 4.94 9,720,928155.60
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 7,895,646 1.57 8,949,693-11.78
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 43,173 0.01 36,99716.69
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 19,423,252 3.86 3,868,944402.03
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 125,000 0.02 7,0001,685.71
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,593,878 1.31 7,961,939-17.18
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 32,766 0.01 8,202299.49
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 94-100.00
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 279,046 0.06 351,309-20.57
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 54,146 0.01 270,315-79.97
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 35,090 0.01 7,252383.87
SS Classified 143,692,102 28.56 14 252 113908.22

Russia’s Imports from the United Arab Emirates

The major share of Russian imports from the United Arab Emirates 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) - 47.41% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (43.23% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 28.82% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (25.35% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.37% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (21.97% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.56% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (5.04% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.59% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (0.72% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates 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 $14,545,228;
  • 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 $3,384,187;
  • 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 $1,162,081;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $947,794;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $931,465;
  • 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 $513,917;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $494,779;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $414,816;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $398,283;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $359,646;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $355,039.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates 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 $13,034,563;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $1,927,378;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,254,821;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $453,188;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $348,118;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $266,242.
Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 85,760 0.15 17,454391.35
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,950 0.01 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 317,835 0.55 321,609-1.17
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 8,037,697 13.78 9,965,075-19.34
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 20,418-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 41,203 0.07 3,3141,143.30
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 25,059 0.04 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,516 0.01 25,971-82.61
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 22,518 0.04 27,322-17.58
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 13,395 0.02 56,662-76.36
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 202,027 0.35 37,734435.40
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 58,881 0.10 86,902-32.24
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 47,145 0.08 313,387-84.96
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 104,219 0.18 452,337-76.96
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 83,252 0.14 65,98526.17
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 22,673-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,259,315 7.30 3,745,39813.72
29 Organic chemicals 3,114 0.01 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 115,570 0.20 96,85119.33
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,691,001 2.90 759,536122.64
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 2,552,763 4.38 1,390,68283.56
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,851 0.01 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 749 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 99,634 0.17 42,652133.60
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,959,878 13.65 7,012,08413.52
40 Rubber and articles thereof 120,434 0.21 25,878365.39
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 703 0.00 4,954-85.81
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 2,767-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,352 0.01 120,649-97.22
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 1,056-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 52,462 0.09 124,026-57.70
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 13,321 0.02 36,787-63.79
52 Cotton 226 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 258,086 0.44 89,189189.37
55 Man-made staple fibers 359,646 0.62 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3,389 0.01 4,165-18.63
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 2,668-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 19 0.00 418-95.45
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 60-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 152,199 0.26 186,908-18.57
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 150,240 0.26 71,139111.19
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,445 0.01 16,904-67.79
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 463 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 21,639 0.04 18120,116.67
69 Ceramic products 328,463 0.56 272,21820.66
70 Glass and glassware 1,511,192 2.59 1,156,15330.71
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 17,892 0.03 0
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 349-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 768,713 1.32 2,023,534-62.01
74 Copper and articles thereof 387 0.00 960-59.69
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 107,931 0.19 15868,210.76
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,213 0.01 456,401-99.30
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 610,512 1.05 115,733427.52
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 23,411,955 40.15 8,866,727164.04
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 3,744,848 6.42 360,661938.33
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 1,863-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 70,636 0.12 17,678299.57
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 13,034,563-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 414,377 0.71 16,0942,474.73
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 13,612 0.02 78,785-82.72
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 416,696 0.71 1,88022,064.68
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 7,971 0.01 7,9120.75
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 45 0.00 0
SS Classified 6,000 0.01 9 813-38.86
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia