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

Russia’s Trade with the United Arab Emirates

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with the United Arab Emirates was $394,589,613, down 10.56% ($46,591,684) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 2nd quarter of 2018 were $348,235,399, down 11.31% ($44,418,666) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 2nd quarter of 2018 were $46,354,214, down 4.48% ($2,173,018) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with the United Arab Emirates in the 2nd quarter of 2018 was $301,881,185, a 12.28% decrease ($42,245,648) over the 2nd quarter of 2017.

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 58th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 48th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.2309% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.3157% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 46th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 39th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.3160% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.4676% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 72nd largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 70th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0764% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0870% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to the United Arab Emirates

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 47.97% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (40.75% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.95% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (12.96% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.80% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (5.72% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 10.11% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (23.48% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.86% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (9.52% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.00% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (3.51% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.11% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (2.01% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates 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 $19,516,517;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $10,996,200;
  • 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 $7,047,751;
  • 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 $4,285,889;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $3,095,520;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $2,849,992;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $2,615,991;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,544,796;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1,462,484;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,382,266;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $1,309,495;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $1,138,056.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates 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 $68,112,861;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $15,106,752;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $4,528,262;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $4,402,614;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $3,010,390;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $1,643,258;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $1,637,938;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1,601,208.
Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
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 1,074,767 0.31 1,580,606-32.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,481 0.00 1,82935.65
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,884,968 0.83 34,9768,148.42
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,393,733 0.40 255,677445.11
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,450 0.00 5,451-36.71
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 11,471 0.00 126,046-90.90
10 Cereals 32,851,119 9.43 37,379,381-12.11
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 43,176 0.01 79,293-45.55
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 37,588 0.01 16,152132.71
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,518,001 1.01 422,481732.70
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 60,385 0.02 4,4231,265.25
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 104,809 0.03 112,023-6.44
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 6,670,739 1.92 4,054,74864.52
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 36,150 0.01 23,45054.16
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 143,387 0.04 114,10625.66
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,967,849 1.14 4,216,455-5.90
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,427,639 0.41 2,450,512-41.74
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 445-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,310,495 0.38 1,000130,949.50
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,702,618 0.78 2,593,8584.19
26 Ores, slag and ash 10,996,200 3.16 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 21,491,305 6.17 89,604,166-76.02
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 381,571 0.11 579,572-34.16
29 Organic chemicals 497,422 0.14 2,098,630-76.30
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,387 0.00 1,635107.16
31 Fertilizers 35,962,228 10.33 16,445,711118.67
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 22,807 0.01 312,493-92.70
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 617,710 0.18 803,438-23.12
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 104,681 0.03 44,411135.71
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,289 0.00 2,883-20.60
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,130,907 0.32 909,41924.35
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,691,778 0.49 309,512446.60
40 Rubber and articles thereof 666,193 0.19 970,167-31.33
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 819 0.00 1,156-29.15
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,871,074 0.82 3,349,293-14.28
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 254,510 0.07 259,507-1.93
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,153,621 1.19 4,284,540-3.06
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 54,210 0.02 4,3381,149.65
52 Cotton 12 0.00 315-96.19
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 249-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 245 0.00 1,244-80.31
55 Man-made staple fibers 684,122 0.20 413,52165.44
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 164 0.00 319-48.59
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 535 0.00 234128.63
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 62 0.00 836-92.58
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 42,459 0.01 1,9882,035.76
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 12,671 0.00 4,225199.91
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6,651 0.00 72,212-90.79
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 104,727 0.03 253,090-58.62
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 50,447 0.01 25,34799.03
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 15,890 0.00 36,030-55.90
65 Headgear and parts thereof 85 0.00 7,435-98.86
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 314 0.00 2,794-88.76
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 53,812 0.02 196,683-72.64
69 Ceramic products 132,517 0.04 1,770,455-92.52
70 Glass and glassware 338,348 0.10 764,546-55.75
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 167,063,380 47.97 160,015,6294.40
72 Iron and steel 8,443,807 2.42 6,981,32320.95
73 Articles of iron or steel 715,490 0.21 3,725,880-80.80
74 Copper and articles thereof 35,926 0.01 3,301988.34
75 Nickel and articles thereof 61,953 0.02 1,6523,650.18
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 45,864 0.01 89,795-48.92
78 Lead and articles thereof 32 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 14,080 0.00 169,422-91.69
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,098,944 0.32 2,742,202-59.92
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 37,519 0.01 70,400-46.71
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,480,407 2.44 6,935,61122.27
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 8,851,056 2.54 4,565,16793.88
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,006,009 1.44 20,112,761-75.11
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 160,311 0.05 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,379,440 0.40 5,782,054-76.14
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 26,158 0.01 8,200219.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 300 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 938,989 0.27 472,36898.78
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 66,558 0.02 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,392 0.00 5,2622.47
SS Classified 5,213,186 1.50 3 967 73231.39

Russia’s Imports from the United Arab Emirates

The major share of Russian imports from the United Arab Emirates 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) - 49.72% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (37.79% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 18.40% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (16.58% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.94% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (34.68% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.20% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (5.21% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.32% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (0.82% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $3,043,022;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $2,076,303;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,448,104;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $1,034,746;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $432,533;
  • 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 $387,387;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $213,879;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $212,806;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $173,971;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $160,740;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $151,401.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates 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 $6,342,410;
  • 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) - a decrease of $2,191,366;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $1,556,074;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1,226,956;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $348,977;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $250,000;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $141,901.
Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 38,070 0.08 39,950-4.71
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 31,786 0.07 173,687-81.70
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 7,844,024 16.92 5,767,72136.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 24,876 0.05 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 56,665 0.12 127,225-55.46
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 14,774 0.03 76,682-80.73
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 120,941 0.26 99,01622.14
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 152,328 0.33 25,738491.84
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 212,481 0.46 142,22149.40
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 35,358 0.08 1,591,432-97.78
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 58,479-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 302,159 0.65 88,280242.27
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,257,384 11.34 5,156,4271.96
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 117,704 0.25 109,9987.01
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,908,074 4.12 873,328118.48
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 1,759,935 3.80 1,372,54828.22
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 814-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 30,403 0.07 47,530-36.03
39 Plastics and articles thereof 13,749,579 29.66 10,706,55728.42
40 Rubber and articles thereof 222,817 0.48 71,416212.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,652 0.01 882314.06
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,886 0.01 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 55,148 0.12 97,736-43.57
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7,169 0.02 42,886-83.28
52 Cotton 65 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 118 0.00 101,615-99.88
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 25,467 0.05 5509,240.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 2,179-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 286,232 0.62 201,73841.88
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 179,424 0.39 90,77097.67
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 119,008 0.26 23849,903.36
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 479 0.00 80498.75
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 620-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,464 0.00 10,888-86.55
69 Ceramic products 831,557 1.79 399,024108.40
70 Glass and glassware 1,286,827 2.78 1,635,804-21.33
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 17,224 0.04 53,662-67.90
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 1,226,956-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,022,679 4.36 574,575252.03
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,497 0.01 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 83,137 0.18 0
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 16,503-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 18,533 0.04 123,409-84.98
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 746,580 1.61 585,84027.44
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,320,615 15.79 13,663,025-46.42
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 375,983 0.81 2,567,349-85.36
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 159,966 0.35 63,832150.60
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 250,000-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 459,130 0.99 285,15961.01
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 50,620 0.11 43511,536.78
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 212,806 0.46 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,781 0.01 2,97360.81
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 382 0.00 0
SS Classified 197,427 0.43 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia