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

Russia’s Trade with Vietnam

In 2017, Russia’s trade with Vietnam totaled $5,227,011,755, up 36.18% ($1,388,726,133) from 2016.

Russia’s exports to Vietnam in 2017 totaled $1,903,216,028, up 38.61% ($530,191,897) from 2016.

Russia’s imports from Vietnam in 2017 totaled $3,323,795,727, up 34.83% ($858,534,236) from 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with Vietnam in 2017 was $1,420,579,699, a 30.06% increase ($328,342,339) over 2016.

Vietnam was Russia’s 27th largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 29th in 2016), accounting for 0.8950% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.8206% in 2016).

Vietnam was Russia’s 38th largest export market in 2017 (up from 41st in 2016), accounting for 0.5330% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.4809% in 2016).

Vietnam was Russia’s 17th largest supplier in 2017 (up from 18th in 2016), accounting for 1.4644% of Russia’s total imports (up from 1.3526% in 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Vietnam

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 43.64% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (40.70% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 18.79% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (5.19% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 11.39% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (18.24% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.45% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (11.86% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.97% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (9.03% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.61% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (2.09% in 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Vietnam in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $294,571,260;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $253,789,115;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $88,767,127;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $38,896,529;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $32,322,240;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $21,932,527;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $13,195,542;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $10,918,901;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $8,592,905;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $7,147,038;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $5,926,733.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Vietnam in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $60,290,863;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $35,368,706;
  • 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 $30,701,091;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $20,597,604;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $6,770,403.
Russia’s exports to Vietnam in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
01 Live animals 13,017 0.00 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 37,661,553 1.98 15,729,026139.44
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 6,380,997 0.34 7,957,902-19.82
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,609 0.00 3,95241.93
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,400,239 0.18 2,610,08930.27
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 261,303 0.01 10,9792,280.03
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 1,956-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 78,139 0.00 82,930-5.78
10 Cereals 273,297,120 14.36 19,508,0051,300.95
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,166,062 0.11 5,712,902-62.08
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 15,170,698 0.80 4,251,797256.81
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 6,723-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,999,521 0.16 1,425,192110.46
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 76,236 0.00 50,20551.85
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,848,887 0.25 4,169,30916.30
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,057,793 0.06 491,787115.09
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,191,686 0.17 3,311,441-3.62
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 949,821 0.05 654,96345.02
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,620,511 0.09 567,831185.39
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,257,979 0.12 2,013,54712.14
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,776,156 0.09 2,753,840-35.50
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 344,161 0.02 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 7,524,140 0.40 14,294,543-47.36
26 Ores, slag and ash 21,129,091 1.11 12,536,18668.54
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 188,179,492 9.89 223,548,198-15.82
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 6,195,979 0.33 3,799,54763.07
29 Organic chemicals 10,445,103 0.55 3,298,065216.70
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,757,644 0.30 2,986,50692.79
31 Fertilizers 96,567,349 5.07 83,371,80715.83
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,269,830 0.07 1,500,364-15.37
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,764,133 0.20 1,957,64192.28
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 549,797 0.03 444,18923.78
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 13,491 0.00 34,414-60.80
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,663,186 0.09 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 4,150-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,958,005 0.10 650,269201.11
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9,707,761 0.51 9,994,820-2.87
40 Rubber and articles thereof 13,744,818 0.72 15,915,122-13.64
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 595,008 0.03 933,313-36.25
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 24,501 0.00 18,21034.55
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 8,181-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 8,859,396 0.47 6,107,59745.06
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 5,779,410 0.30 6,807,682-15.10
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 17,943,512 0.94 12,016,77949.32
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 36,117,783 1.90 3,795,543851.58
52 Cotton 927 0.00 27,419-96.62
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 5,137-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 300,233 0.02 1,058,050-71.62
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 32,437 0.00 9,146254.66
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 50,467 0.00 36,85136.95
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 25,634 0.00 8402,951.67
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,451 0.00 2,390-39.29
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 364,107 0.02 261,76939.09
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 28,825 0.00 87,104-66.91
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,788 0.00 4,816-21.35
65 Headgear and parts thereof 27 0.00 12,843-99.79
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 15 0.00 54-72.22
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 423,125 0.02 198,405113.26
69 Ceramic products 9,485 0.00 4,263122.50
70 Glass and glassware 60,199 0.00 84,233-28.53
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 29,617 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 175,878,227 9.24 136,981,69828.40
73 Articles of iron or steel 9,621,015 0.51 15,235,314-36.85
74 Copper and articles thereof 181,710 0.01 49,142269.77
75 Nickel and articles thereof 685 0.00 50,505-98.64
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 11,912,690 0.63 7,891,84050.95
78 Lead and articles thereof 757 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 4,420 0.00 12,428-64.44
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 18,281 0.00 95,232-80.80
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,331,148 0.07 2,471,775-46.15
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 17,933 0.00 31,181-42.49
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 149,198,236 7.84 60,431,109146.89
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 36,634,682 1.92 67,335,773-45.59
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 46,181-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 17,192,090 0.90 77,482,953-77.81
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 596,318,400 31.33 301,747,14097.62
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 31,233,017 1.64 51,830,621-39.74
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 15,592 0.00 344,253-95.47
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 6,468 0.00 0
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 147,056 0.01 233,987-37.15
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 40,083 0.00 1,2673,063.61
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 25,898 0.00 10,913137.31
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 89,811-100.00
SS Classified 76,760,386 4.03 173 520 186-55.76

Russia’s Imports from Vietnam

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 61.44% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (57.31% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 19.26% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (20.75% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.77% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (14.63% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.65% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (2.36% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.88% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (1.49% in 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Vietnam 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) - an increase of $568,199,929;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $89,784,879;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $43,421,191;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $41,846,638;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $37,793,587;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $24,227,366;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $12,648,542;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - an increase of $11,222,618;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $10,246,728.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Vietnam in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $32,426,943;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $11,334,483.
Russia’s imports from Vietnam in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
01 Live animals 159,250 0.00 101,90056.28
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 101,176,114 3.04 88,527,57214.29
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 334-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 38,215 0.00 152,682-74.97
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 700,741 0.02 392,86078.37
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 49,858,729 1.50 25,631,36394.52
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 192,534,968 5.79 183,142,0065.13
10 Cereals 9,765,743 0.29 9,574,4472.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 253,804 0.01 166,82252.14
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 338,861 0.01 267,56726.65
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 229,350 0.01 527,800-56.55
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 26,589 0.00 46,105-42.33
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 61,965 0.00 24,751150.35
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,226,261 0.07 4,389,565-49.28
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 130,049 0.00 50,207159.03
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 72,429 0.00 9,831636.74
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,060,467 0.18 3,644,35466.30
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 29,094,497 0.88 22,255,41330.73
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 30,831,295 0.93 21,297,50644.76
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 743,676 0.02 399,27386.26
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 113,431 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 172,260-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 28,458 0.00 35,110-18.95
26 Ores, slag and ash 786,444 0.02 1,188,110-33.81
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 850,845 0.03 912,991-6.81
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 6,843,646 0.21 330,2021,972.56
29 Organic chemicals 18,966 0.00 18010,436.67
30 Pharmaceutical products 16,188,351 0.49 14,329,50412.97
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 7,592,690 0.23 7,945,364-4.44
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 198,742 0.01 407,708-51.25
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 1,825,125 0.05 414,108340.74
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 623,230 0.02 925,083-32.63
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 12,900,116 0.39 1,677,498669.01
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,431,689 0.07 2,355,2553.25
39 Plastics and articles thereof 17,697,454 0.53 12,177,08845.33
40 Rubber and articles thereof 21,843,757 0.66 17,598,10924.13
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 29,837 0.00 24,42322.17
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 32,790,597 0.99 31,696,9733.45
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 133,020 0.00 1,037,012-87.17
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 662,954 0.02 894,746-25.91
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2,384,792 0.07 2,692,056-11.41
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 740,752 0.02 675,0579.73
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 86,289 0.00 59,14545.89
52 Cotton 2,626,924 0.08 1,737,63351.18
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 24,461 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 556,430 0.02 103,265438.84
55 Man-made staple fibers 947,604 0.03 563,81268.07
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 179,075 0.01 149,36219.89
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 553 0.00 252119.44
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 56,915 0.00 89,247-36.23
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 6,327,588 0.19 4,720,05534.06
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 518,798 0.02 254,815103.60
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 118,747,908 3.57 76,901,27054.42
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 183,187,700 5.51 145,394,11325.99
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 12,337,379 0.37 10,987,85912.28
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 311,543,024 9.37 268,121,83316.19
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,505,417 0.08 2,250,91611.31
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 724 0.00 381,805.26
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 522,865 0.02 269,10994.29
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 655,982 0.02 257,597154.65
69 Ceramic products 1,884,686 0.06 1,470,53228.16
70 Glass and glassware 717,015 0.02 328,197118.47
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,343,895 0.07 1,864,38625.72
72 Iron and steel 7,105,694 0.21 9,497,712-25.19
73 Articles of iron or steel 14,001,858 0.42 7,960,93975.88
74 Copper and articles thereof 746 0.00 47357.72
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 45,245 0.00 115,204-60.73
78 Lead and articles thereof 40 0.00 20100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 212 0.00 1,887-88.77
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 6,763-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6,660,562 0.20 17,995,045-62.99
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,540,603 0.05 1,184,89930.02
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 286,975,345 8.63 197,190,46645.53
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 1,719,295,223 51.73 1,151,095,29449.36
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 2,252 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,161,493 0.03 904,00728.48
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 19,279,487 0.58 51,706,430-62.71
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 15,509,597 0.47 12,040,05228.82
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 154,289 0.00 86,79977.75
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 71,792 0.00 29,919139.95
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 13,797,451 0.42 12,473,16110.62
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 28,842,208 0.87 18,595,48055.10
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 11,944,551 0.36 10,267,56516.33
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,304 0.00 0
SS Classified 645,644 0.02 494 74530.50
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia