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Dynamics of Russian trade with North Korea from 2010 to 2017

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The dynamics of Russia’s foreign trade in goods with North Korea from 2010 to 2017: turnover, exports, imports, balance, rank, share, products.
Dynamics of Russia’s foreign trade with North Korea from 2010 to 2017 (in million US dollars)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Turnover 99 114 69 113 92 84 77 78
Exports 82 99 58 103 82 78 68 74
Imports 16 15 10 9 10 6 9 4
Balance 66 85 48 94 72 72 59 71
Dynamics of the rank and share of North Korea in Russia’s foreign trade from 2010 to 2017
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Rank in Russia’s trade 109 115 126 113 113 117 113 119
Share in Russia’s trade, % 0.016 0.014 0.008 0.013 0.012 0.016 0.016 0.013
Rank in Russia’s exports 95 98 110 96 101 104 102 103
Share in Russia’s exports, % 0.021 0.019 0.011 0.020 0.017 0.023 0.024 0.021
Rank in Russia’s import 104 121 118 123 119 123 119 132
Share in Russia’s imports, % 0.007 0.005 0.003 0.003 0.004 0.003 0.005 0.002
Dynamics of the structure of Russia’s exports to North Korea by product types from 2010 to 2017 (percent of total exports)
Рroduct type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) 0.8 22.5 13.4 6.5 19.9 10.2 9.4 11.8
Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) 34.4 40.6 42.1 43.6 41.9 83.3 84.8 83.4
Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) 2.4 3.4 2.8 2.7 0.5 0.7 0.8 1.2
Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) 8.4 6.3 1.9 6.6 4.8 4.2 0.3 0.3
Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) 0.1 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) 3.1 10.4 21.2 2.9 0.3 0.5 0.4 1.4
Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) 6.4 9.6 16.5 33.6 31.6 0.7 4.2 1.8
Dynamics of the structure of Russia’s imports from North Korea by product types from 2010 to 2017 (percent of total imports)
Рroduct type 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 29.4 32.0 0.0
Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) 28.4 20.9 17.6 1.7 1.3 0.1 0.0 1.0
Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) 11.1 21.2 19.4 10.6 4.6 5.4 3.9 16.1
Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) 0.6 1.1 0.3 0.9 0.1 0.1 0.0 1.2
Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) 6.2 15.2 29.8 45.1 47.5 35.0 16.7 37.4
Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) 4.8 3.1 4.2 0.9 3.5 0.8 1.1 6.2
Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) 44.9 31.7 19.2 23.0 26.8 11.4 33.3 11.0
Dynamics of Russia’s exports to North Korea from 2010 to 2017 by product groups (in million US dollars)
HS
code
Name of product group 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
01 Live animals 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates​ 0.0 2.3 0.0 1.0 1.8 2.0 2.1 2.4
10 Cereals 0.0 14.9 0.6 0.1 13.0 2.7 0.3 0.4
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.4 4.7 6.2 3.9 0.8 2.3 3.4 2.3
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.2 0.7 1.3 0.1 0.1 0.4 3.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.3
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.8 2.1 1.3 1.4 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.2
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 27.4 38.2 23.3 43.6 34.0 65.1 57.6 61.6
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.1 0.6
31 Fertilizers 0.6 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
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 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.1 0.7 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.4 0.1 0.6 1.8 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.2 0.8 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal​ 3.4 3.9 1.0 2.4 3.5 3.2 0.0 0.2
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1.7 0.8 0.1 3.7 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard​ 1.8 1.5 0.0 0.8 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.1 4.2 0.5 3.8 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
72 Iron and steel 0.8 4.0 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.9
73 Articles of iron or steel 1.7 6.1 12.1 2.8 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.1
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof​ 2.6 1.4 1.1 22.9 7.9 0.2 1.2 0.8
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 0.9 3.3 8.3 2.1 0.8 0.1 0.1 0.2
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 0.5 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1.1 3.4 0.1 9.6 17.0 0.1 1.4 0.3
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0
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 0.1 2.4 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0
SS Classified 36.3 0.0 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0
Dynamics of Russia’s imports from North Korea from 2010 to 2017 by product groups (in million US dollars)
HS
code
Name of product group 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates​ 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 2.8 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4.7 3.0 1.8 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 2.1 0.8 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.4
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.9 0.7 0.4 0.1 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.2
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.2 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard​ 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
52 Cotton 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted​​ 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.2 2.0 2.7 3.9 4.7 1.7 1.2 1.2
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
70 Glass and glassware​ 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
72 Iron and steel 0.4 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof​ 2.0 1.6 0.9 1.1 1.6 0.1 0.0 0.0
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 3.6 1.1 0.9 0.4 0.7 0.3 0.8 0.2
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 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.0 2.0 0.2
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1.3 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.2 0.4 0.8 1.3 1.4 1.1 1.1 1.0
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 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
SS Classified 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia