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Russian trade in goods with the United Kingdom in Q1 2018

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 Kingdom in the first quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with the United Kingdom

In the 1st quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with the United Kingdom totaled $3,374,556,989, up 21.95% ($607,291,776) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to the United Kingdom in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $2,392,637,058, up 26.18% ($496,353,941) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from the United Kingdom in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $981,919,931, up 12.74% ($110,937,835) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with the United Kingdom in the 1st quarter of 2018 was $1,410,717,127, a 37.59% increase ($385,416,106) over the 1st quarter of 2017.

The United Kingdom was Russia’s 14th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2018 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 2.1408% of Russia’s total trade (down from 2.1526% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The United Kingdom was Russia’s 14th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2018 (down from 13th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 2.3224% of Russia’s total exports (up from 2.2754% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The United Kingdom was Russia’s 13th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2018 (down from 12th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 1.7981% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.9263% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to the United Kingdom

The major share of Russian exports to the United Kingdom in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 76.63% of Russia’s total exports to the United Kingdom (87.78% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 12.35% of Russia’s total exports to the United Kingdom (2.59% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.40% of Russia’s total exports to the United Kingdom (2.87% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.74% of Russia’s total exports to the United Kingdom (2.35% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.65% of Russia’s total exports to the United Kingdom (1.73% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.80% of Russia’s total exports to the United Kingdom (1.12% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to the United Kingdom in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 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) - an increase of $246,359,033;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $165,150,327;
  • 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 $37,103,494;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $16,031,639.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to the United Kingdom in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s exports to the United Kingdom in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 5,221,484 0.22 2,972,10975.68
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 629,183 0.03 541,00216.30
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 74,418-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 57,343 0.00 16,175254.52
10 Cereals 550,813 0.02 2,166,544-74.58
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 16,821 0.00 13,98120.31
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 46,044-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 1,339-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 18,500 0.00 1,1741,475.81
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 584,085 0.02 257,557126.78
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 58,393 0.00 96,507-39.49
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 698 0.00 40,102-98.26
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 139,533 0.01 48,126189.93
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 189,243 0.01 124,48852.02
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 48,431 0.00 43,42511.53
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,791,886 0.16 3,009,43526.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 6,021,638 0.25 6,265,875-3.90
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 12,885-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 19,742 0.00 4493,450.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 12,120,478 0.51 8,245,39847.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,821,369,207 76.12 1,656,218,8809.97
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 67,511,169 2.82 30,407,675122.02
29 Organic chemicals 9,273,273 0.39 3,032,116205.84
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,461,381 0.06 701,436108.34
31 Fertilizers 10,291,900 0.43 9,475,7138.61
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 90,595 0.00 27,036235.09
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 934,031 0.04 1,030,257-9.34
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 247,355 0.01 452,559-45.34
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 22,687 0.00 5893,751.78
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,312,242 0.05 135,642867.43
39 Plastics and articles thereof 11,723,352 0.49 4,886,219139.93
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,366,501 0.10 4,367,858-45.82
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 66,283 0.00 234,194-71.70
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 595,784 0.02 1,180,475-49.53
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 28,495,838 1.19 22,335,29827.58
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 948,361 0.04 283,543234.47
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10,001,057 0.42 9,916,4450.85
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 60,334 0.00 213,146-71.69
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 83-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 7,736-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5,630 0.00 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 7,288 0.00 13,876-47.48
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4 0.00 299-98.66
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 139,970 0.01 90,90853.97
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 529,575 0.02 830,172-36.21
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 12,060 0.00 12,464-3.24
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 130,433 0.01 163,712-20.33
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,287 0.00 5,561-76.86
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 37-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,006,212 0.08 1,125,57778.24
69 Ceramic products 403,301 0.02 433,668-7.00
70 Glass and glassware 3,950,189 0.17 1,112,008255.23
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 295,440,285 12.35 49,081,252501.94
72 Iron and steel 40,260,687 1.68 24,229,04866.17
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,303,463 0.05 841,81354.84
74 Copper and articles thereof 76,184 0.00 484,104-84.26
75 Nickel and articles thereof 112 0.00 1,000,040-99.99
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 8,496,717 0.36 4,369,15494.47
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,858,513 0.08 793,453134.23
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 13,440,695 0.56 12,427,8208.15
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 19,133 0.00 119,029-83.93
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 180,112 0.01 224,684-19.84
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,234,887 0.30 11,364,345-36.34
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 2,828,910 0.12 4,376,430-35.36
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 99,302 0.00 8,5151,066.20
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,276,651 0.14 669,527389.40
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 75,819 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,576,401 0.23 4,859,34614.76
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 111,890 0.00 73,86051.49
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 61,592 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 1,136,241 0.05 1,256,070-9.54
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 914,959 0.04 220,982314.04
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 53,546 0.00 22,858134.25
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 7,165 0.00 1,308447.78
SS Classified 6,758,224 0.28 7 187 709-5.98

Russia’s Imports from the United Kingdom

The major share of Russian imports from the United Kingdom in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 50.31% of Russia’s total imports from the United Kingdom (50.98% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 31.50% of Russia’s total imports from the United Kingdom (33.34% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.03% of Russia’s total imports from the United Kingdom (7.14% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.75% of Russia’s total imports from the United Kingdom (3.08% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.51% of Russia’s total imports from the United Kingdom (1.46% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.29% of Russia’s total imports from the United Kingdom (0.93% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from the United Kingdom in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 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 $28,103,051;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $25,540,777;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $13,837,343;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $12,750,310;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $11,618,864;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $10,094,667;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $7,183,062;
  • 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 $3,635,676;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $3,369,347.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from the United Kingdom in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $17,649,382;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $3,667,835.
Russia’s imports from the United Kingdom in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
01 Live animals 983,134 0.10 508,49993.34
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 3,267-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,072,104 0.11 1,415,495-24.26
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 23,416 0.00 16,82539.17
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 107,212 0.01 123,748-13.36
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 81,906 0.01 25,610219.82
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,185,837 0.12 683,81373.42
10 Cereals 1,844 0.00 8,046-77.08
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 127,649 0.01 88,41844.37
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 117,401 0.01 234,414-49.92
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,189,977 0.12 1,194,841-0.41
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 1,732-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 623,247 0.06 496,67025.49
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 947,215 0.10 909,3734.16
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 918,125 0.09 693,95732.30
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,442,885 0.35 2,561,32034.42
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,965,533 0.20 1,217,33361.46
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 18,108,490 1.84 8,013,823125.97
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 47,323,165 4.82 33,485,82241.32
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5,595,437 0.57 6,170,783-9.32
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,890,104 0.50 4,307,85413.52
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 865,295 0.09 856,2131.06
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 7,934,088 0.81 4,564,74173.81
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,762,053 0.28 3,680,846-24.96
29 Organic chemicals 26,805,501 2.73 14,055,19190.72
30 Pharmaceutical products 114,693,026 11.68 132,342,408-13.34
31 Fertilizers 306,025 0.03 229,39933.40
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 20,840,659 2.12 21,752,719-4.19
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 34,255,939 3.49 34,300,693-0.13
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 14,238,773 1.45 10,603,09734.29
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,040,924 0.21 1,148,27077.74
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 2,690 0.00 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,656,053 0.17 2,040,050-18.82
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 37,683,470 3.84 30,500,40823.55
39 Plastics and articles thereof 41,850,577 4.26 30,231,71338.43
40 Rubber and articles thereof 12,183,648 1.24 9,540,27627.71
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 536 0.00 338,658-99.84
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 243,214 0.02 167,12045.53
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 311,840 0.03 44,664598.19
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 176,843 0.02 252,581-29.99
45 Cork and articles of cork 5,046 0.00 1,753187.85
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2,361 0.00 373532.98
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 11,536,768 1.17 9,215,52425.19
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,117,663 0.32 3,289,221-5.22
50 Silk 52,569 0.01 9,997425.85
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 40,286 0.00 117,193-65.62
52 Cotton 1,472,556 0.15 62,1392,269.78
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 46,479 0.00 61,363-24.26
54 Man-made filaments 2,269,289 0.23 1,533,61247.97
55 Man-made staple fibers 221,427 0.02 144,23253.52
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 734,043 0.07 375,78495.34
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2,255,099 0.23 1,087,531107.36
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 89,857 0.01 23,801277.53
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 491,811 0.05 266,30284.68
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 104,166 0.01 152,970-31.90
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 778,194 0.08 769,6161.11
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,040,880 0.11 827,66725.76
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,312,376 0.24 1,593,56245.11
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 593,064 0.06 931,997-36.37
65 Headgear and parts thereof 99,145 0.01 161,616-38.65
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 2,039 0.00 3,756-45.71
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 41,457 0.00 3,3741,128.72
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,939,113 0.30 3,242,584-9.36
69 Ceramic products 750,438 0.08 819,668-8.45
70 Glass and glassware 2,823,890 0.29 2,069,16436.47
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5,387,575 0.55 3,726,49144.58
72 Iron and steel 1,647,763 0.17 2,366,564-30.37
73 Articles of iron or steel 13,506,393 1.38 14,292,566-5.50
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,301,189 0.13 1,113,15716.89
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,470,744 0.25 2,202,45312.18
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,128,709 0.22 2,176,255-2.18
78 Lead and articles thereof 29,526 0.00 137,764-78.57
79 Zinc and articles thereof 3,186 0.00 19,232-83.43
80 Tin and articles thereof 2,665 0.00 2,24418.76
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,006,330 0.20 1,539,48730.32
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,997,785 0.20 1,520,75931.37
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,917,269 0.20 1,460,06231.31
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 173,818,137 17.70 148,277,36017.23
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 47,263,546 4.81 49,041,628-3.63
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 246,064 0.03 1,343,651-81.69
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 241,294,975 24.57 213,191,92413.18
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,074,759 0.31 167,6181,734.38
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 28,319,076 2.88 31,986,911-11.47
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 31,925 0.00 6314,959.43
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 41,246 0.00 68,908-40.14
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 7,727,456 0.79 6,355,70021.58
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 864,817 0.09 386,154123.96
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 997,511 0.10 627,10359.07
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 30,640 0.00 108,428-71.74
SS Classified 4,434,794 0.45 3 293 55734.65
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