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

Russia’s Trade with Singapore

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Singapore was $935,249,822, down 11.10% ($116,825,050) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Singapore in the 2nd quarter of 2018 were $750,538,190, down 10.77% ($90,627,151) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Singapore in the 2nd quarter of 2018 were $184,711,632, down 12.42% ($26,197,899) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Singapore in the 2nd quarter of 2018 was $565,826,558, a 10.22% decrease ($64,429,252) over the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Singapore was Russia’s 36th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 27th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.5472% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.7528% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Singapore was Russia’s 32nd largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 23rd in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.6810% of Russia’s total exports (down from 1.0017% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Singapore was Russia’s 49th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 48th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.3043% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.3781% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Singapore

The major share of Russian exports to Singapore 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) - 96.34% of Russia’s total exports to Singapore (98.34% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.44% of Russia’s total exports to Singapore (0.58% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Singapore 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) - an increase of $9,374,001;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $4,540,674.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Singapore 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) - a decrease of $102,409,341.
Russia’s exports to Singapore in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 148-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 34,611 0.00 10,438231.59
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 19,925 0.00 12,52859.04
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 24,867 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 64,852 0.01 233,004-72.17
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 21,027 0.00 16,45227.81
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 699 0.00 826-15.38
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 426,056 0.06 3,79211,135.65
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,015 0.00 1,344124.33
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 89,705 0.01 21,032326.52
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12 0.00 8,364-99.86
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 51,844 0.01 9,615439.20
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 675,018 0.09 566,95519.06
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 39,861 0.01 6,095554.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 1,745,834-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 723,036,962 96.34 825,446,303-12.41
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 600,082 0.08 1,437,120-58.24
29 Organic chemicals 387 0.00 1,167-66.84
30 Pharmaceutical products 21,337 0.00 89,585-76.18
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,911 0.00 30,072-86.99
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 77,912 0.01 358,840-78.29
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 217,232 0.03 98,850119.76
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 187-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 198,697 0.03 48,671308.25
39 Plastics and articles thereof 164,620 0.02 104,56457.43
40 Rubber and articles thereof 71,476 0.01 270,287-73.56
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 849 0.00 1,540-44.87
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 905,283 0.12 1,042,924-13.20
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 371,734 0.05 288,18228.99
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,609 0.00 940,000.00
52 Cotton 0 0.00 1-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,466,608 0.20 1,144,69628.12
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 11 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 43 0.00 14,200.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 109 0.00 22395.45
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 1-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,906 0.00 1481,187.84
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,349 0.00 4,345-22.92
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 84,182 0.01 107,189-21.46
69 Ceramic products 26,243 0.00 15416,940.91
70 Glass and glassware 26,355 0.00 57,697-54.32
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 65,456 0.01 21,005211.62
72 Iron and steel 121,265 0.02 177,447-31.66
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,613,314 0.61 72,6406,250.93
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,140 0.00 0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 58,529 0.01 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 10,064,714 1.34 690,7131,357.15
78 Lead and articles thereof 2,239,850 0.30 2,941,546-23.85
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 602,531 0.08 830,642-27.46
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 633,249 0.08 162,556289.56
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 23,010-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,231,880 0.16 1,836,202-32.91
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 906,843 0.12 657,38737.95
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 602,546 0.08 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,353 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 604,142 0.08 445,41335.64
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 6,610 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 26,289 0.00 3575,011.43
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,660 0.00 1,285340.47
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,430 0.00 1,41272.10
SS Classified 12,000 0.00 135 066-91.12

Russia’s Imports from Singapore

The major share of Russian imports from Singapore 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) - 61.66% of Russia’s total imports from Singapore (82.39% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 20.10% of Russia’s total imports from Singapore (10.52% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 7.08% of Russia’s total imports from Singapore (2.31% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.83% of Russia’s total imports from Singapore (2.71% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.07% of Russia’s total imports from Singapore (1.75% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $10,126,889;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $8,196,495;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $7,201,296;
  • 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 $4,580,689;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $3,401,336;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3,144,010;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $2,896,469;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1,502,733;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $611,552.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $34,959,554;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $32,646,451.
Russia’s imports from Singapore in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
01 Live animals 375 0.00 525-28.57
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 461,088 0.25 38,6851,091.90
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 312 0.00 449-30.51
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 19,627 0.01 19,1592.44
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,837 0.00 9,896-51.12
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 8 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 641,975 0.35 30,4232,010.16
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 19,063 0.01 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 6,248,330 3.38 3,351,86186.41
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 21,388 0.01 218,967-90.23
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 42,975 0.02 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 19,018 0.01 12,35053.99
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 32,561 0.02 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 117-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 13,076,944 7.08 4,880,449167.95
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 41,368 0.02 39,0935.82
29 Organic chemicals 10,182,238 5.51 55,34918,296.43
30 Pharmaceutical products 8,944,534 4.84 5,543,19861.36
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,906,044 2.11 3,837,6811.78
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 81,178 0.04 208,933-61.15
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 394,183 0.21 293,20334.44
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 31,295 0.02 222,134-85.91
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 18,220-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,631,135 1.42 1,128,402133.17
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10,108,911 5.47 10,117,513-0.09
40 Rubber and articles thereof 807,079 0.44 732,54810.17
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,457 0.00 1,54059.55
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,476 0.00 5,626-20.44
45 Cork and articles of cork 1,123 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8,635 0.00 7,81110.55
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 81,352 0.04 71,70413.46
52 Cotton 0 0.00 114-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 430-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 256-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 35,001 0.02 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 124 0.00 533-76.74
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 10,955 0.01 42,363-74.14
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,467 0.00 705391.77
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7,008 0.00 5,88219.14
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 672 0.00 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 212 0.00 10798.13
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 65,652 0.04 86,686-24.26
69 Ceramic products 3,452 0.00 23,901-85.56
70 Glass and glassware 12,050 0.01 33,451-63.98
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 124,217 0.07 1,19110,329.64
72 Iron and steel 397 0.00 28439.79
73 Articles of iron or steel 11,054,059 5.98 3,852,763186.91
74 Copper and articles thereof 58,588 0.03 62,599-6.41
75 Nickel and articles thereof 77,780 0.04 52,85947.15
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 42,996 0.02 50,002-14.01
78 Lead and articles thereof 5,981 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 328 0.00 116,068-99.72
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 879,335 0.48 1,059,536-17.01
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 500,186 0.27 525,442-4.81
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 40,562,122 21.96 75,521,676-46.29
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 45,547,588 24.66 40,966,89911.18
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 175,443 0.09 147,38019.04
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 549,938 0.30 582,628-5.61
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 6,937,920 3.76 39,584,371-82.47
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 20,114,090 10.89 16,970,08018.53
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 50,189 0.03 37,61733.42
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 50,510 0.03 334,282-84.89
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 26,863 0.01 3,590648.27
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia