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Russian trade in goods with Australia in Q2 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 Australia in the second quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Australia

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Australia totaled $230,267,130, up 56.81% ($83,422,571) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Australia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $46,205,108, up 160.88% ($28,493,543) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Australia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $184,062,022, up 42.54% ($54,929,028) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade deficit with Australia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 was $137,856,914, a 23.73% increase ($26,435,485) over the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Australia was Russia’s 74th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 72nd in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1347% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1051% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Australia was Russia’s 90th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 102nd in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0419% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0211% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Australia was Russia’s 50th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 51st in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.3032% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.2315% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Australia

The major share of Russian exports to Australia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 50.69% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (15.16% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 25.21% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (53.10% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 12.13% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (5.20% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.14% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (6.74% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.89% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (9.78% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.78% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (6.03% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Australia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $10,596,493;
  • 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 $10,414,012;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $4,682,694;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $2,456,189;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $598,006;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $441,791;
  • 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 $343,237;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $218,642;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $143,032.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Australia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $335,113;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $272,336;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $202,049;
  • 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) - a decrease of $188,713.
Russia’s exports to Australia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 5,000-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 327-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 123-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,129 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 509 0.00 21,113-97.59
10 Cereals 0 0.00 25,878-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 8,799 0.02 12,165-27.67
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 570-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 48,372-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,573 0.01 524391.03
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 26,977 0.06 2,2871,079.58
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 50,000 0.11 27,14184.22
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,769 0.01 103,238-96.35
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,875 0.01 5,360-27.71
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 126,229 0.27 152,608-17.29
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 65,475 0.14 5,2101,156.72
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 532,347 1.15 658,082-19.11
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 93-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 390 0.00 183113.11
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5,602,644 12.13 919,950509.02
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 11,415,245 24.71 1,001,2331,040.12
29 Organic chemicals 358,824 0.78 631,160-43.15
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 96-100.00
31 Fertilizers 11,360,993 24.59 764,5001,386.07
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 51,470 0.11 123,951-58.48
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 16,189 0.04 5,703183.87
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 6,073 0.01 4631,211.66
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 255 0.00 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3,353 0.01 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,887 0.00 1,42132.79
39 Plastics and articles thereof 61,465 0.13 18,535231.62
40 Rubber and articles thereof 146,455 0.32 137,2976.67
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,204 0.00 437175.51
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 11,391,079 24.65 8,934,89027.49
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 252,396 0.55 454,445-44.46
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6,559 0.01 15,266-57.04
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 802 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 16,904 0.04 16,2154.25
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 284 0.00 95198.95
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 6 0.00 123-95.12
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 15,418-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 12,354 0.03 6,51089.77
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,874 0.01 383650.39
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 119,803 0.26 77,55554.47
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 24,871 0.05 39,307-36.73
65 Headgear and parts thereof 869 0.00 611,324.59
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,986 0.01 869243.61
70 Glass and glassware 107,262 0.23 50,531112.27
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,044 0.01 4,740-35.78
72 Iron and steel 643,240 1.39 424,59851.49
73 Articles of iron or steel 53,682 0.12 114,250-53.01
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,763 0.01 4,091-32.46
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,079,256 2.34 481,250124.26
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,796 0.01 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 592,472 1.28 150,681293.20
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 412 0.00 18,145-97.73
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 457,800 0.99 460,483-0.58
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 892,367 1.93 549,13062.51
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 2,761 0.01 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 305,437 0.66 162,40588.07
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 86,332-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 138,417 0.30 473,530-70.77
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 77-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 10,210 0.02 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 217,053 0.47 405,766-46.51
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 13,198 0.03 22,175-40.48
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 455 0.00 143,150.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,567 0.01 69,210-96.29

Russia’s Imports from Australia

The major share of Russian imports from Australia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 64.96% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (70.58% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 16.62% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (4.33% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 13.88% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (20.67% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.92% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (1.15% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Australia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $27,138,647;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $23,702,010;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,945,443;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1,254,908;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,246,233;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $642,475;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $584,095.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Australia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2,397,625;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $804,402;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $735,566.
Russia’s imports from Australia in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
01 Live animals 23,702,010 12.88 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,909,923 1.58 1,655,01575.82
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 9,149 0.00 13,434-31.90
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 690 0.00 4,938-86.03
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,377 0.00 2,046-32.70
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 10,969 0.01 44,896-75.57
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 130 0.00 0
10 Cereals 319,290 0.17 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 269,128 0.15 113,700136.70
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 11,699 0.01 2155,341.40
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 735,566-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 617-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 12,362-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 38,749 0.02 44,730-13.37
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 41,024 0.02 77,214-46.87
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 35,666 0.02 152,024-76.54
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,497,337 1.36 1,913,24230.53
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 742,642 0.40 815,772-8.96
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,301,901 0.71 1,080,96720.44
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 36,763-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 937 0.00 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 113,264,320 61.54 86,125,67331.51
29 Organic chemicals 519,610 0.28 55194,203.09
30 Pharmaceutical products 546,256 0.30 1,350,658-59.56
31 Fertilizers 1,442 0.00 63,001-97.71
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 308,009 0.17 11,2002,650.08
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 446,790 0.24 311,70543.34
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 289,458 0.16 160,06380.84
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,074,100 0.58 431,625148.85
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,946,014 1.06 1,662,97417.02
39 Plastics and articles thereof 959,080 0.52 796,10920.47
40 Rubber and articles thereof 205,713 0.11 230,059-10.58
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 1,591,750 0.86 1,877,809-15.23
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,514 0.00 2,255-32.86
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 45 0.00 6650.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,221 0.00 8,519-62.19
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 47,324 0.03 38,28323.62
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 718-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,211,042 0.66 685,71076.61
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 6,492 0.00 24,433-73.43
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,775 0.00 36,572-84.21
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 66,146 0.04 20,553221.83
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,724 0.00 3,61258.47
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 866 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 72 0.00 124-41.94
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,008 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 12,540 0.01 5,338134.92
69 Ceramic products 29,644 0.02 27,1549.17
70 Glass and glassware 323,709 0.18 176,75483.14
72 Iron and steel 32,472 0.02 21,623,500.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,263,045 1.77 1,317,602147.65
74 Copper and articles thereof 32,752 0.02 51,870-36.86
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,918 0.00 29,214-90.01
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 11,636 0.01 6,68074.19
78 Lead and articles thereof 98,127 0.05 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 69,045 0.04 71,999-4.10
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 21,359 0.01 6,005255.69
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 17,044,127 9.26 15,797,8947.89
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 1,781,631 0.97 1,873,750-4.92
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 4,974 0.00 5,063-1.76
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 700,745 0.38 602,92516.22
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 3,712-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,010,576 3.27 8,408,201-28.52
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,669 0.00 384334.64
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 121,439 0.07 127,725-4.92
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 96,872 0.05 43,791121.21
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8,350 0.00 31,218-73.25
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia