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

Russia’s Trade with Kuwait

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Kuwait was $185,984,294, down 4.71% ($9,199,660) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Kuwait in the 3rd quarter of 2018 were $185,922,058, down 4.61% ($8,981,681) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Kuwait in the 3rd quarter of 2018 were $62,236, down 77.79% ($217,979) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Kuwait in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $185,859,822, a 4.50% decrease ($8,763,702) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Kuwait was Russia’s 76th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 67th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1081% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1335% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Kuwait was Russia’s 64th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 55th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1657% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2283% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Kuwait was Russia’s 153rd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 141st in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0001% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0005% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Kuwait

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 93.60% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (89.31% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.56% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (7.08% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.83% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (2.20% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Kuwait in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd 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) - an increase of $773,507.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $7,324,079;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $646,703;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $606,981;
  • 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 $583,661.
Russia’s exports to Kuwait in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 138,191 0.07 0
10 Cereals 6,468,777 3.48 13,792,856-53.10
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 6,472 0.00 7,269-10.96
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 262,470 0.14 357,250-26.53
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 20,035 0.01 0
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 379,904-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,266 0.00 4921,783.33
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 837 0.00 0
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 0 0.00 135-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 78,402 0.04 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 278,003 0.15 96289,486.46
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,327 0.00 190598.42
40 Rubber and articles thereof 17,864 0.01 65,741-72.83
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 10 0.00 0
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3,800 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 272,071 0.15 879,052-69.05
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 873,070 0.47 1,041,175-16.15
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 35,430 0.02 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2 0.00 795-99.75
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 12,209 0.01 7,65359.53
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5 0.00 111-95.50
69 Ceramic products 2,348 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 3 0.00 7,402-99.96
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 42-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 257,588 0.14 218,46717.91
74 Copper and articles thereof 173,737,127 93.45 173,813,036-0.04
75 Nickel and articles thereof 12,118 0.01 9021,243.46
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 13 0.00 32,900-99.96
78 Lead and articles thereof 251 0.00 73243.84
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,882 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 10,267 0.01 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 213 0.00 1,115-80.90
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,411,625 0.76 2,058,328-31.42
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 1,026,494 0.55 1,610,155-36.25
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 233 0.00 441,643-99.95
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 955,445 0.51 181,938425.15
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 70 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 13,847 0.01 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 5,019-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 775 0.00 0
SS Classified 12,518 0.01 0

Russia’s Imports from Kuwait

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 100.00% of Russia’s total imports from Kuwait (99.84% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $61,283;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $442.

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

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $279,256;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $397.
Russia’s imports from Kuwait in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
29 Organic chemicals 953 1.53 51186.50
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0 0.00 279,256-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 61,283 98.47 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 397-100.00
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 0 0.00 51-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia