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Russian trade in goods with Hong Kong in Q3 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 Hong Kong in the third quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Hong Kong

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Hong Kong totaled $311,061,425, up 50.38% ($104,211,796) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $232,048,793, up 50.37% ($77,731,368) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $79,012,632, up 50.41% ($26,480,428) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $153,036,161, a 50.35% increase ($51,250,940) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Hong Kong was Russia’s 63rd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 66th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1808% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1415% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Hong Kong was Russia’s 54th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 62nd in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.2068% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1808% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Hong Kong was Russia’s 59th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 68th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1320% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0864% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Hong Kong

The major share of Russian exports to Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 35.96% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (46.69% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 22.88% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (21.83% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 18.61% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (0.29% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.47% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (16.63% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.00% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (9.63% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.14% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (2.06% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $42,717,452;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $19,360,031;
  • 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 $11,386,462;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $6,544,745;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - an increase of $2,015,359;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $1,884,078;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $956,757.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $3,652,532;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $3,283,575.
Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
02 Meat and edible meat offal 12,307,446 5.30 15,591,021-21.06
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 330,366 0.14 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,693,689 2.45 9,346,221-39.08
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 145-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 165,543-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 46 0.00 2,016-97.72
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,976,218 0.85 92,1402,044.80
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 199,392 0.09 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 23,313-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,328,370 0.57 371,613257.46
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 929-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 641-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 35,823-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 3,167-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7,955 0.00 14,953-46.80
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 125,459 0.05 12,178930.21
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 386-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 20,563 0.01 3657,019.44
26 Ores, slag and ash 19,360,037 8.34 6322,667,183.33
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 33,712,764 14.53 33,688,1770.07
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,342,580 0.58 1,014,78832.30
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 259,597-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 757,450 0.33 1,381,232-45.16
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 211 0.00 112,640-99.81
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7,645 0.00 18,179-57.95
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 3,593 0.00 147,628-97.57
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 290,560 0.13 126,860129.04
39 Plastics and articles thereof 209,061 0.09 92,669125.60
40 Rubber and articles thereof 28,469 0.01 23,05123.50
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 5,058,519 2.18 3,043,16066.23
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 22,005 0.01 7252,935.17
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 503,157 0.22 364,19238.16
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 25,897 0.01 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 88,222 0.04 483,963-81.77
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,714 0.00 573373.65
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 152 0.00 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 180-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 14 0.00 22-36.36
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 243,988 0.11 14,6321,567.50
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 14,026 0.01 3,315323.11
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 98,987 0.04 4,2432,232.95
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,901 0.00 11,651-66.52
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 53-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 9,569-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6,886 0.00 793768.35
69 Ceramic products 210,903 0.09 0
70 Glass and glassware 74,241 0.03 2,7972,554.31
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 83,435,060 35.96 72,048,59815.80
72 Iron and steel 42,717,452 18.41 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 106,336 0.05 1,5656,694.63
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,807 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 156,193 0.07 243,836-35.94
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 27,108 0.01 188,846-85.65
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 162,826 0.07 5,9402,641.18
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 20,454 0.01 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,271,998 3.13 727,253899.93
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 10,448,182 4.50 11,047,670-5.43
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,799,007 0.78 1,274,15241.19
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,354,578 0.58 1,814,160-25.33
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,940 0.00 4,220-6.64
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 18,662 0.01 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 33,595 0.01 23,66241.98
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 22,375 0.01 30,419-26.44
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 36,894 0.02 52,190-29.31
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 197,696-100.00
SS Classified 374,840 0.16 192 39894.83

Russia’s Imports from Hong Kong

The major share of Russian imports from Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 67.09% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (63.47% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 8.93% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (7.38% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.40% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (5.29% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.68% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (6.17% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.94% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (1.65% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.69% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (4.25% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $13,571,464;
  • 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 $6,342,714;
  • Tin and articles thereof (HS code 80) - an increase of $3,549,259;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1,629,895;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $871,344;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $787,673;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $679,547;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $537,092;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $484,705;
  • 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 $354,772;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $321,129;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $312,086;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $274,589.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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) - a decrease of $1,686,960;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - a decrease of $842,818;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $296,980.
Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 676 0.00 331104.23
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 635 0.00 797-20.33
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 55,271 0.07 64,787-14.69
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8,591 0.01 5,16766.27
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 17,754 0.02 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 25,560-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 93,422 0.12 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 871,668 1.10 516,89668.64
29 Organic chemicals 299,604 0.38 65,452357.75
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 131,475 0.17 48,227172.62
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 24,142 0.03 145,809-83.44
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 1,063 0.00 27,922-96.19
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 60,446 0.08 36,34766.30
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 211,489 0.27 206,5872.37
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 21,303 0.03 5,317300.66
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 106,521 0.13 142,375-25.18
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,699,824 3.42 1,912,15141.19
40 Rubber and articles thereof 59,090 0.07 134,698-56.13
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 149,789-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,131,064 1.43 646,35974.99
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 242,987 0.31 1,085,805-77.62
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 34,248 0.04 85,780-60.07
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 294 0.00 1,322-77.76
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 342,200 0.43 370,479-7.63
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 366,330 0.46 411,814-11.04
52 Cotton 6,051 0.01 3,27484.82
54 Man-made filaments 1,061 0.00 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 3,658-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,988-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 974-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 59,522 0.08 40,51246.92
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 21,595 0.03 20,0877.51
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 32,325 0.04 83,681-61.37
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,800,955 3.54 1,171,060139.18
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,430,487 1.81 893,39560.12
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 224,630 0.28 158,83441.42
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,220,220 2.81 1,348,87664.60
65 Headgear and parts thereof 188,552 0.24 94,59599.33
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 16,321 0.02 12,17234.09
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 53,173 0.07 42,18926.04
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 373,232 0.47 98,643278.37
69 Ceramic products 462,017 0.58 149,931208.15
70 Glass and glassware 270,301 0.34 144,03787.66
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 545,109 0.69 2,232,069-75.58
72 Iron and steel 17,363 0.02 128,604-86.50
73 Articles of iron or steel 998,645 1.26 1,169,357-14.60
74 Copper and articles thereof 353,688 0.45 32,559986.30
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 136,313 0.17 357,877-61.91
79 Zinc and articles thereof 723 0.00 88721.59
80 Tin and articles thereof 3,549,259 4.49 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 69,735 0.09 366,715-80.98
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 194,054 0.25 323,563-40.03
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 529,587 0.67 398,35232.94
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 28,302,254 35.82 14,730,79092.13
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 23,241,059 29.41 16,898,34537.53
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 7,605-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 53,469 0.07 271,410-80.30
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,414,840 1.79 1,434,285-1.36
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 276,173 0.35 301,060-8.27
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 96,148 0.12 110,954-13.34
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 830,134 1.05 856,791-3.11
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,092,661 3.91 2,413,11428.16
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 362,028 0.46 140,989156.78
SS Classified 8,851 0.01 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia