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

Russia’s Trade with Japan

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Japan totaled $5,598,300,152, up 23.43% ($1,062,820,856) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Japan in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $3,322,575,110, up 24.99% ($664,329,353) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Japan in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $2,275,725,042, up 21.23% ($398,491,503) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Japan in the 2nd quarter of 2018 was $1,046,850,068, a 34.04% increase ($265,837,850) over the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Japan was Russia’s 9th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 3.2755% of Russia’s total trade (up from 3.2453% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Japan was Russia’s 9th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 10th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 3.0149% of Russia’s total exports (down from 3.1656% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Japan was Russia’s 7th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 8th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 3.7486% of Russia’s total imports (up from 3.3651% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Japan

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 75.43% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (75.23% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.90% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (10.17% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 7.36% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (4.25% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.98% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (4.51% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.16% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (2.61% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.34% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (2.26% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Japan in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd quarter of 2017 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 $504,914,456;
  • 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 $131,573,954;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $37,217,680.

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

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $12,706,580.
Russia’s exports to Japan in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
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 68,474 0.00 37,47882.70
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 37,450,964 1.13 42,526,143-11.93
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,748 0.00 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 546,700 0.02 173,000216.01
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 159,424 0.00 178,998-10.94
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,787 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 285 0.00 7,368-96.13
10 Cereals 5,180,284 0.16 6,882,206-24.73
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 71,658 0.00 8,760718.01
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 77,643 0.00 14,133449.37
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9,160 0.00 41,251-77.79
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 607,165 0.02 429,84041.25
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,531 0.00 84780.76
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,287 0.00 11,890-63.94
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,915 0.00 831491.46
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,995 0.00 7,425-59.66
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 102,013 0.00 94,4608.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 82,238 0.00 77,1776.56
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 43,574-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 69,154 0.00 9,452,566-99.27
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,445,026 0.07 525,074365.65
26 Ores, slag and ash 21,881,997 0.66 22,370,460-2.18
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,481,860,568 74.70 1,976,946,11225.54
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,024,997 0.15 3,435,36246.27
29 Organic chemicals 10,391,614 0.31 4,777,998117.49
30 Pharmaceutical products 17 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 4,551,659 0.14 6,084,528-25.19
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 7,084 0.00 2,412193.70
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 266,545 0.01 360,546-26.07
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 7,675 0.00 4,23781.14
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,091 0.00 1,533-28.83
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 527,524 0.02 185,393184.54
39 Plastics and articles thereof 78,925 0.00 432,574-81.75
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,446,640 0.16 9,410,997-42.12
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,625 0.00 49,546-96.72
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 45,150-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 115,549,850 3.48 108,827,2106.18
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 16,546,869 0.50 11,124,41148.74
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 121,625 0.00 19,658518.70
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 163,847 0.00 33,091395.14
55 Man-made staple fibers 291,090 0.01 58150,001.55
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 354 0.00 29022.07
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 239 0.00 131,738.46
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,114 0.00 145668.28
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 44,334 0.00 10,693314.61
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 10,420 0.00 31,677-67.11
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 12,906 0.00 40,815-68.38
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 229,684 0.01 270,077-14.96
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 222-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7,936 0.00 4701,588.51
69 Ceramic products 7,873 0.00 4,56772.39
70 Glass and glassware 410,254 0.01 159,398157.38
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 244,522,246 7.36 112,948,292116.49
72 Iron and steel 83,547,299 2.51 46,329,61980.33
73 Articles of iron or steel 8,255 0.00 128,521-93.58
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 283-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 87,656 0.00 19,583347.61
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 208,487,561 6.27 221,194,141-5.74
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,480,182 0.10 2,787,64224.84
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 935 0.00 8,400-88.87
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 24,228 0.00 2,268968.25
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,695,062 0.05 2,547,159-33.45
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 361,536 0.01 372,487-2.94
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 810,081 0.02 257,422214.69
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 68,297,202 2.06 66,000,0003.48
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 480,558 0.01 255,52188.07
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 13,629 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 13,650 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 210,649 0.01 229,053-8.03
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 47,077 0.00 6,297647.61
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 135 0.00 2,705-95.01
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 7 0.00 0
SS Classified 152,355 0.00 13 1771,056.22

Russia’s Imports from Japan

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 80.59% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (80.29% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.23% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (10.61% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.10% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (3.01% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.01% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (0.92% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Japan in the 2nd quarter of 2018 over the 2nd 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 $238,576,607;
  • 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 $51,704,172;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $42,545,393;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $19,709,920;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $19,078,999;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $11,581,719;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $10,819,071;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $7,751,244.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $25,134,925;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $18,821,925.
Russia’s imports from Japan in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
01 Live animals 0 0.00 715-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 123,907 0.01 49,457150.53
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 7,993,219 0.35 1,217,555556.50
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 11,771 0.00 364,012-96.77
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 13,371 0.00 23,559-43.24
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 8,703 0.00 15,945-45.42
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 307,914 0.01 209,18247.20
10 Cereals 124,700 0.01 37,647231.23
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 7,716 0.00 7,5002.88
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 46,513 0.00 37,47124.13
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 266,094 0.01 180,02247.81
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 18,406 0.00 11,15565.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 26,741 0.00 20,19632.41
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 7,977 0.00 1,994300.05
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 278,770 0.01 214,96529.68
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 205,363 0.01 125,16564.07
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 213,850 0.01 153,24639.55
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 61,162 0.00 41,48447.44
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,570,996 0.07 1,656,205-5.14
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,160,131 0.05 1,765,543-34.29
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 8,217 0.00 11,203-26.65
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 23,797-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 12,383 0.00 24,900-50.27
26 Ores, slag and ash 144,352 0.01 116,84123.55
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 17,532,338 0.77 12,156,91444.22
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,341,310 0.10 1,713,29236.66
29 Organic chemicals 8,070,515 0.35 3,667,095120.08
30 Pharmaceutical products 20,179,218 0.89 12,427,97462.37
31 Fertilizers 7,162 0.00 11,104-35.50
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,486,116 0.24 4,775,58714.88
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 16,115,526 0.71 13,746,91117.23
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 8,122,120 0.36 7,273,22311.67
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 425,237 0.02 398,3816.74
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 322-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 16,969,130 0.75 12,931,78331.22
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 10,192,972 0.45 5,933,06071.80
39 Plastics and articles thereof 47,201,266 2.07 35,619,54732.52
40 Rubber and articles thereof 120,347,158 5.29 100,637,23819.59
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 234-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 417,751 0.02 278,11850.21
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3,883 0.00 2921,229.79
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 480,557 0.02 44,784973.06
45 Cork and articles of cork 1,834 0.00 2,217-17.28
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 374 0.00 166125.30
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,979,415 0.09 3,308,653-40.17
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 191,802 0.01 1,015,183-81.11
50 Silk 0 0.00 17,174-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 5,506 0.00 1,576249.37
52 Cotton 86,348 0.00 205,849-58.05
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 644-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 4,065,285 0.18 3,929,9303.44
55 Man-made staple fibers 10,960,180 0.48 8,003,61936.94
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4,017,960 0.18 2,511,68859.97
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 268,406 0.01 231,14716.12
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 17,686 0.00 16,6935.95
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 694,313 0.03 459,68251.04
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 215,218 0.01 266,792-19.33
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 471,388 0.02 135,468247.97
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 614,939 0.03 237,359159.08
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 672,418 0.03 419,63560.24
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 36,115 0.00 38,340-5.80
65 Headgear and parts thereof 840,409 0.04 848,739-0.98
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 4,648 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,756 0.00 2,762-36.42
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,696,667 0.16 4,120,858-10.29
69 Ceramic products 1,194,902 0.05 1,073,88311.27
70 Glass and glassware 9,311,067 0.41 7,376,63426.22
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,096,056 0.05 611,29279.30
72 Iron and steel 5,069,875 0.22 3,982,54327.30
73 Articles of iron or steel 41,720,523 1.83 30,901,45235.01
74 Copper and articles thereof 491,826 0.02 813,105-39.51
75 Nickel and articles thereof 424,874 0.02 172,649146.09
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,707,369 0.08 867,42696.83
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,087 0.00 1,310-17.02
79 Zinc and articles thereof 2,079 0.00 5,748-63.83
80 Tin and articles thereof 4,220 0.00 7,577-44.31
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 324,454 0.01 353,576-8.24
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9,856,822 0.43 9,180,1667.37
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 10,959,140 0.48 10,181,4797.64
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 441,226,322 19.39 398,680,92910.67
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 188,270,352 8.27 136,566,18037.86
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 18,526 0.00 10,49876.47
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,097,910,422 48.24 859,333,81527.76
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 12,645,424 0.56 37,780,349-66.53
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 93,871,297 4.12 74,792,29825.51
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 796,274 0.03 1,023,195-22.18
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 839,348 0.04 751,95711.62
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 11,633,443 0.51 9,724,06019.64
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,776,108 0.08 1,565,92613.42
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 28,818,341 1.27 47,640,266-39.51
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 210,651 0.01 0
SS Classified 197,058 0.01 135 43445.50
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia