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

Russia’s Trade with Vietnam

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Vietnam totaled $1,297,605,170, up 21.48% ($229,482,866) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Vietnam in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $460,501,649, up 76.12% ($199,035,814) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Vietnam in the 2nd quarter of 2018 totaled $837,103,521, up 3.77% ($30,447,052) from the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade deficit with Vietnam in the 2nd quarter of 2018 was $376,601,872, a 30.92% decrease ($168,588,762) over the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Vietnam was Russia’s 29th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (down from 26th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.7592% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.7643% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Vietnam was Russia’s 42nd largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (up from 46th in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.4179% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.3114% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Vietnam was Russia’s 18th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2018 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2017), accounting for 1.3789% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.4460% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Vietnam

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 34.96% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (13.89% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 18.52% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (6.56% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 18.35% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (26.95% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 13.75% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (24.06% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.25% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (21.62% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.05% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (6.73% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $113,247,246;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $66,851,852;
  • 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 $50,630,900;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $8,422,568;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $7,147,859;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $2,291,141;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $1,591,944;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $1,575,597.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Vietnam 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 $22,911,146;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $12,442,259;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $10,340,774;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $2,807,720;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $1,394,078.
Russia’s exports to Vietnam in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
01 Live animals 0 0.00 13,017-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 17,379,846 3.77 8,957,27894.03
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 319,092 0.07 1,179,164-72.94
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,762,216 0.60 1,186,619132.78
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 53,977 0.01 0
10 Cereals 134,347,281 29.17 21,100,035536.72
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 18,713 0.00 506,137-96.30
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,607,359 0.57 1,015,415156.78
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 692,688 0.15 810,878-14.58
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 13,358 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 227,529 0.05 22,423914.71
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 64,888 0.01 33,15595.71
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,480,046 0.32 627,658135.80
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 60,034 0.01 56,1326.95
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 291,825 0.06 429,642-32.08
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 407,612 0.09 182,527123.32
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 265,602 0.06 204,90329.62
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,804,586 0.39 2,324,252-22.36
26 Ores, slag and ash 5,554,606 1.21 3,263,46570.21
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 55,939,273 12.15 57,333,351-2.43
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 691,459 0.15 873,061-20.80
29 Organic chemicals 7,149,609 1.55 1,750408,449.09
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,717,943 0.37 2,906,643-40.90
31 Fertilizers 32,634,750 7.09 42,975,524-24.06
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 839,445 0.18 360,963132.56
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 750,400 0.16 1,300,899-42.32
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 103,801 0.02 155,624-33.30
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 75-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 15,900 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 797,600 0.17 391,802103.57
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,512,199 0.55 3,160,029-20.50
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,580,842 0.99 4,400,2054.11
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 212,832 0.05 18,9351,024.01
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 66 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,073,930 0.45 3,066,623-32.37
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 8 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,022,247 0.44 1,529,46432.22
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,187,751 0.91 4,450,787-5.91
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,752,654 1.25 8,560,374-32.80
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,452 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 265,438-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 28,083 0.01 9,468196.61
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 416 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 39 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,248 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 257 0.00 16456.71
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 192,394 0.04 64,873196.57
69 Ceramic products 841 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 14,683 0.00 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,000 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 80,075,738 17.39 13,223,886505.54
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,611,117 0.35 1,586,8651.53
74 Copper and articles thereof 6,585 0.00 10,765-38.83
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,148,447 0.68 2,023,41355.60
80 Tin and articles thereof 314 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 450,765 0.10 303,96448.30
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6,859 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 15,114,614 3.28 27,556,873-45.15
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 63,599,829 13.81 12,968,929390.40
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,364,654 0.30 2,614,206-47.80
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,419,605 0.96 27,330,751-83.83
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 4,237-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 700 0.00 6,296-88.88
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 2,863 0.00 6,890-58.45
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 700-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,472 0.00 8,823-60.65
SS Classified 121,707 0.03 80 48551.22

Russia’s Imports from Vietnam

The major share of Russian imports from Vietnam 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) - 61.10% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (63.31% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 16.39% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (14.16% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 15.48% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (16.07% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.60% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (2.38% in the 2nd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.33% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (0.85% in the 2nd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $10,246,904;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $6,067,920;
  • 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 $5,427,712;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $5,052,995;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $4,388,128;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3,215,440;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $3,161,810.

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $9,240,965;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $7,992,428.
Russia’s imports from Vietnam in the 2nd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2018
over Q2 2017
01 Live animals 63,600 0.01 93,250-31.80
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 23,570,070 2.82 21,329,61310.50
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,355 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 4,162 0.00 6,739-38.24
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 211,168 0.03 95,242121.72
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 20,210,611 2.41 9,963,707102.84
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 64,431,237 7.70 60,043,1097.31
10 Cereals 2,022,912 0.24 4,196,485-51.80
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 48,698 0.01 64,146-24.08
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 54,495 0.01 94,649-42.42
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 75,230 0.01 152,851-50.78
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 777 0.00 993-21.75
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 38,091 0.00 13,044192.02
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,186,214 0.14 273,163334.25
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 8,894 0.00 28,383-68.66
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 9,830 0.00 4,914100.04
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,911,287 0.23 1,547,03323.55
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 10,156,760 1.21 8,535,65518.99
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12,603,695 1.51 7,550,70066.92
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 583,019 0.07 215,190170.93
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 970 0.00 1,050-7.62
26 Ores, slag and ash 2,649,409 0.32 364,519626.82
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 10,008 0.00 55,584-81.99
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,025,331 0.12 332,244208.61
29 Organic chemicals 7,692 0.00 2,730181.76
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,006,819 0.24 4,010,703-49.96
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,419,897 0.29 2,112,72614.54
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 13,471 0.00 50,274-73.20
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 323,023 0.04 83,381287.41
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 193,770 0.02 151,47027.93
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3,963,285 0.47 2,895,78236.86
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 680,867 0.08 601,24713.24
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,241,308 0.63 4,010,97830.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,862,482 0.70 4,910,05419.40
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 32,601 0.00 12,351163.95
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 9,529,733 1.14 9,316,6322.29
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 46,263 0.01 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 308,601 0.04 238,01529.66
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 408,860 0.05 769,106-46.84
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 216,402 0.03 154,40140.16
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 19,624 0.00 36,318-45.97
52 Cotton 891,573 0.11 572,66755.69
54 Man-made filaments 52,764 0.01 208,288-74.67
55 Man-made staple fibers 799,488 0.10 92,271766.46
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 52,377 0.01 21,006149.34
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 25,830 0.00 8331,020.48
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4,606 0.00 5,483-15.99
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,077,229 0.25 1,206,02472.24
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 46,026 0.01 86,275-46.65
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 24,353,469 2.91 33,594,434-27.51
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 33,407,313 3.99 33,396,6610.03
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,186,658 0.50 3,009,00439.14
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 62,861,062 7.51 56,793,14210.68
65 Headgear and parts thereof 675,317 0.08 482,89039.85
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 4,647 0.00 1622,768.52
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 185,467 0.02 129,59843.11
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 185,613 0.02 170,4728.88
69 Ceramic products 517,150 0.06 512,7920.85
70 Glass and glassware 113,531 0.01 228,504-50.32
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 604,085 0.07 429,44140.67
72 Iron and steel 3,579,858 0.43 1,988,47080.03
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,951,441 0.35 3,300,114-10.57
74 Copper and articles thereof 45,451 0.01 14,545,000.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 49,762 0.01 29,24770.14
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 19-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,258,809 0.51 1,096,999288.22
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 272,301 0.03 436,668-37.64
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 64,793,499 7.74 72,785,927-10.98
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 439,272,105 52.48 433,844,3931.25
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 0.00 2,252-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 281,042 0.03 316,487-11.20
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 153,231 0.02 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,936,105 0.83 3,720,66586.42
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 440,736 0.05 14,0653,033.57
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 7,507 0.00 6161,118.67
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 4,541,731 0.54 4,192,1158.34
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,873,293 0.46 6,199,822-37.53
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,327,129 0.28 3,321,483-29.94
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 394-100.00
SS Classified 118,795 0.01 149 104-20.33
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia