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Russian trade with Hong Kong in 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 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Hong Kong

In 2017, Russia’s trade with Hong Kong totaled $925,601,584, up 6.97% ($60,306,520) from 2016.

Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in 2017 totaled $702,183,155, up 0.65% ($4,545,605) from 2016.

Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in 2017 totaled $223,418,429, up 33.26% ($55,760,915) from 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Hong Kong in 2017 was $478,764,726, a 9.66% decrease ($51,215,310) over 2016.

Hong Kong was Russia’s 64th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 63rd in 2016), accounting for 0.1585% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1850% in 2016).

Hong Kong was Russia’s 60th largest export market in 2017 (down from 56th in 2016), accounting for 0.1966% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2444% in 2016).

Hong Kong was Russia’s 68th largest supplier in 2017 (up from 72nd in 2016), accounting for 0.0984% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0920% in 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Hong Kong

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 50.01% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (62.50% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 16.44% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (8.60% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.93% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (10.20% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.98% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (11.73% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.64% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (2.08% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.23% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (1.57% in 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in 2017 over 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 $55,448,527;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $18,703,097;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $15,964,237;
  • 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 $11,895,030;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - an increase of $7,841,358;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $7,030,877;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4,722,231;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $4,352,625;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2,174,602.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in 2017 over 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 $84,866,075;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $27,534,361;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $10,260,292;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - a decrease of $3,218,696.
Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 59,941,924 8.54 41,238,82745.35
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 750,623 0.11 315,718137.75
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 96,036 0.01 80,96618.61
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 34,735,412 4.95 27,704,53525.38
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,687 0.00 333406.61
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 166,994 0.02 21795,109.52
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 8,868 0.00 21,102-57.98
10 Cereals 70 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 187,754 0.03 13,6681,273.68
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 21,768-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 75,550 0.01 2,9332,475.86
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,516,017 0.22 1,544,217-1.83
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 8,588 0.00 25,680-66.56
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 12,895 0.00 17,411-25.94
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 156,600 0.02 62,347151.17
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 32,046 0.00 9,784227.53
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 70,302 0.01 11,350519.40
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 59,714 0.01 86,819-31.22
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 410 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 11,750 0.00 59,157-80.14
26 Ores, slag and ash 6 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 115,416,903 16.44 59,968,37692.46
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,806,063 0.54 2,693,68541.30
29 Organic chemicals 2,147,740 0.31 137,6871,459.87
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,251,893 1.03 5,077,29142.83
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 193,057 0.03 136,52041.41
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 166,930 0.02 218,649-23.65
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 773,116 0.11 998,342-22.56
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 36-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,902 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 807,384 0.11 685,00417.87
39 Plastics and articles thereof 416,665 0.06 498,213-16.37
40 Rubber and articles thereof 91,072 0.01 500,899-81.82
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 19,618,308 2.79 11,776,95066.58
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 23,102 0.00 3,338592.09
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 11,060 0.00 3,229,756-99.66
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,001,508 0.14 999,6790.18
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,355,810 0.19 1,107,87322.38
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,635,227 0.23 2,522,309-35.17
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 8,147 0.00 106,375-92.34
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 74,216 0.01 21,721241.68
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 180 0.00 12741.73
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,639 0.00 981,572.45
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 523 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 750,709 0.11 28,0492,576.42
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 35,523 0.01 46,113-22.97
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 21,528 0.00 15,43739.46
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 26,942 0.00 38,367-29.78
65 Headgear and parts thereof 133 0.00 205-35.12
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 239 0.00 94154.26
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 50,641 0.01 75,672-33.08
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,179 0.00 44,282-97.34
69 Ceramic products 4,976 0.00 2,372109.78
70 Glass and glassware 32,984 0.00 16,228103.25
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 351,191,996 50.01 436,058,071-19.46
72 Iron and steel 16,980,576 2.42 1,016,3391,570.76
73 Articles of iron or steel 92,958 0.01 60,70953.12
74 Copper and articles thereof 54,959 0.01 46119,376.09
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,452-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 810,755 0.12 11,071,047-92.68
78 Lead and articles thereof 240,380 0.03 2,148,965-88.81
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 294,871 0.04 164,69979.04
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 64,341 0.01 10,528511.14
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 392 0.00 3,169-87.63
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 12,890,327 1.84 8,168,09657.81
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 43,769,415 6.23 31,874,38537.32
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 8,957,694 1.28 36,492,055-75.45
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4,538,226 0.65 185,6012,345.15
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,928,440 0.99 5,110,19435.58
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 18,115 0.00 48,139-62.37
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 16,669-100.00
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 32,377 0.00 65,916-50.88
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 142,707 0.02 194,128-26.49
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 537,685 0.08 902,967-40.45
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 598,786 0.09 1,577,169-62.03
SS Classified 477,610 0.07 300 82358.77

Russia’s Imports from Hong Kong

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 65.20% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (63.60% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.16% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (7.88% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.80% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (9.13% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.13% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (4.39% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.20% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (1.88% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.41% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (2.01% in 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $43,221,100;
  • 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 $3,995,080;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $3,028,202;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - an increase of $1,569,986;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,569,145;
  • 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 $1,475,943;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - an increase of $1,451,609;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $1,285,217;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $1,063,070;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $832,338.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in 2017 over 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 $2,625,613;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,638,689;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $709,605.
Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 331 0.00 625-47.04
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 128,192-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,956 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,027 0.00 1,227146.70
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 153,879 0.07 1,9637,738.97
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 917 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 126,066 0.06 24,604412.38
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 35,444 0.02 0
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 13,560-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 176,796 0.08 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,886,160 1.29 1,410,217104.66
29 Organic chemicals 843,297 0.38 573,36447.08
30 Pharmaceutical products 109 0.00 8725.29
31 Fertilizers 60,636 0.03 34,73274.58
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 193,376 0.09 595,309-67.52
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 345,901 0.15 295,43417.08
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 241,709 0.11 128,95387.44
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 431,935 0.19 87,281394.88
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 295,449 0.13 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 28,192 0.01 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 547,085 0.24 408,35433.97
39 Plastics and articles thereof 11,562,480 5.18 8,534,27835.48
40 Rubber and articles thereof 798,092 0.36 1,141,339-30.07
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 389,732 0.17 131,934195.40
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,486,318 1.11 1,824,09736.30
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2,721,117 1.22 1,151,131136.39
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 256,471 0.11 130,57996.41
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 16,662-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 20,075 0.01 21,544-6.82
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,509,436 0.68 1,133,37033.18
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,363,902 0.61 2,073,507-34.22
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 64,807-100.00
52 Cotton 24,787 0.01 95,129-73.94
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 8,658-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 213,614 0.10 809,250-73.60
55 Man-made staple fibers 8,081 0.00 106,885-92.44
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 9,213 0.00 42,349-78.25
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,421 0.00 5,613-74.68
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 159,474 0.07 49,040225.19
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 59,573 0.03 95,172-37.40
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 265,585 0.12 525,964-49.51
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6,449,012 2.89 5,616,67414.82
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,243,925 1.45 3,638,032-10.83
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 670,986 0.30 844,780-20.57
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,415,586 1.53 3,171,5147.70
65 Headgear and parts thereof 279,084 0.12 134,838106.98
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 285,160 0.13 24,3851,069.41
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 116,730 0.05 72,45961.10
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 222,589 0.10 115,65092.47
69 Ceramic products 917,144 0.41 284,796222.04
70 Glass and glassware 387,033 0.17 379,4432.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 7,154,919 3.20 3,159,839126.43
72 Iron and steel 452,435 0.20 374,10420.94
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,762,169 1.68 2,193,02471.55
74 Copper and articles thereof 355,552 0.16 755,030-52.91
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,110,726 0.50 1,538,107-27.79
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 52-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 254 0.00 6,416-96.04
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,238,259 0.55 175,189606.81
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 938,457 0.42 1,091,490-14.02
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,373,129 0.61 1,232,30511.43
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 63,537,727 28.44 20,316,627212.74
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 75,195,066 33.66 77,820,679-3.37
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 49,602 0.02 23,838108.08
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,243,837 0.56 2,882,526-56.85
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 161,132 0.07 249,401-35.39
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,481,164 2.45 5,339,1432.66
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,539,033 1.14 1,253,816102.50
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 285,954 0.13 192,54348.51
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 3,375,470 1.51 1,923,86175.45
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 10,475,671 4.69 10,614,818-1.31
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 469,231 0.21 543,772-13.71
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,222 0.00 18,660-82.73
SS Classified 6,535 0.00 4 49345.45
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia