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

Russia’s Trade with Singapore

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Singapore totaled $1,051,584,323, up 23.74% ($201,783,152) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Singapore in the 3rd quarter of 2018 were $671,307,154, down 0.13% ($846,252) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Singapore in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $380,277,169, up 114.06% ($202,629,404) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Singapore in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $291,029,985, a 41.15% decrease ($203,475,656) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Singapore was Russia’s 36th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.6111% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.5813% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Singapore was Russia’s 34th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (down from 29th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.5983% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.7874% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Singapore was Russia’s 32nd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 45th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.6351% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.2921% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Singapore

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 96.81% of Russia’s total exports to Singapore (91.54% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.15% of Russia’s total exports to Singapore (0.20% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.61% of Russia’s total exports to Singapore (7.25% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Singapore in the 3rd quarter of 2018 over the 3rd 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) - an increase of $35,561,592;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $6,873,925;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $2,159,299.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $33,500,000;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $12,795,249.
Russia’s exports to Singapore in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
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 1,659 0.00 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 824 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 26 0.00 220-88.18
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 10,871 0.00 15,474-29.75
10 Cereals 2,686 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 452 0.00 5,233-91.36
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,891 0.00 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4,384 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 151 0.00 107,587-99.86
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 82,955 0.01 28,756188.48
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,951 0.00 404,777.50
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 309,893 0.05 34,333802.61
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 51 0.00 1,575-96.76
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 18,883 0.00 17,2189.67
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 50,908 0.01 13,811268.60
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,174,718 0.17 744,75857.73
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,666 0.00 533587.80
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 960,192-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 649,913,351 96.81 614,351,7595.79
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 33,126 0.00 683,721-95.16
29 Organic chemicals 2,158 0.00 8,720-75.25
30 Pharmaceutical products 16,702 0.00 81,808-79.58
31 Fertilizers 6,890,744 1.03 16,81940,870.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 7,927 0.00 45,292-82.50
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 143,979 0.02 11,0061,208.19
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 186,494 0.03 121,554,016.67
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 621 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 182,746 0.03 139,86930.66
39 Plastics and articles thereof 228,700 0.03 235,970-3.08
40 Rubber and articles thereof 37,029 0.01 90,530-59.10
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3,975 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 175 0.00 56212.50
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,159,841 0.32 542398,394.65
45 Cork and articles of cork 818 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 536,049 0.08 320,86367.06
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,188 0.00 620575.48
52 Cotton 3,060 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 10,827 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 272 0.00 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 529,978-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 148,860 0.02 19,008683.14
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,080 0.00 253,900.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 410 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,210 0.00 284,221.43
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,061 0.00 271660.52
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,431 0.00 699104.72
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,462 0.00 1,85386.83
65 Headgear and parts thereof 509 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 129,537 0.02 91,08542.22
69 Ceramic products 18,965 0.00 3814,877.69
70 Glass and glassware 396 0.00 665-40.45
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 988 0.00 3,514-71.88
72 Iron and steel 63,641 0.01 451,435-85.90
73 Articles of iron or steel 93,654 0.01 307,520-69.55
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,033 0.00 0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 73,885 0.01 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,271,535 0.19 942,11034.97
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,271,003 0.19 2,313,008-45.05
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,031,503 0.15 95,360981.69
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 385,406 0.06 613,918-37.22
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 16 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 864,072 0.13 13,659,321-93.67
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 1,536,405 0.23 244,715527.83
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 35,032 0.01 15,358128.10
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 33,500,000-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,666,804 0.25 1,280,63430.15
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 335-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 950 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 111,147 0.02 155,215-28.39
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,713 0.00 3,15817.57
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 12,255 0.00 1,343812.51
SS Classified 546,440 0.08 5 17510,459.23

Russia’s Imports from Singapore

The major share of Russian imports from Singapore 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) - 86.93% of Russia’s total imports from Singapore (69.49% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.95% of Russia’s total imports from Singapore (18.81% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.15% of Russia’s total imports from Singapore (3.10% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.72% of Russia’s total imports from Singapore (4.16% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.17% of Russia’s total imports from Singapore (4.24% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $265,815,653;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,955,494.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Singapore 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) - a decrease of $43,911,073;
  • 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 $10,938,727;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $4,746,564;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $3,973,900;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $3,691,613.
Russia’s imports from Singapore in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
01 Live animals 389 0.00 25651.95
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 402,073 0.11 33,8001,089.57
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 295 0.00 377-21.75
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 14,076 0.00 17,591-19.98
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 16,524 0.00 20,164-18.05
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 7 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 326,659 0.09 63,107417.63
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 39,001 0.01 22,07776.66
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,269,489 0.86 6,961,102-53.03
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 225,650 0.06 273,349-17.45
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 98,610 0.03 40,116145.81
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 43,362 0.01 76,677-43.45
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 22,557 0.01 19,11917.98
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 184-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6,525,882 1.72 7,391,139-11.71
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 114,512 0.03 23548,628.51
29 Organic chemicals 131,956 0.03 36,974256.89
30 Pharmaceutical products 14,227,461 3.74 13,342,7136.63
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,224,492 0.85 3,869,285-16.66
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 199,433 0.05 150,68432.35
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 676,095 0.18 323,928108.72
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 208,511 0.05 34,685501.16
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 650-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,755,131 0.72 2,410,97914.27
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,029,967 2.11 12,776,531-37.15
40 Rubber and articles thereof 647,326 0.17 468,80338.08
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 413 0.00 371,016.22
45 Cork and articles of cork 25 0.00 39-35.90
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,727 0.00 3,34611.39
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 70,974 0.02 92,847-23.56
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 4,033-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 42 0.00 44-4.55
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 10,517 0.00 12,755-17.55
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,473 0.00 2,629-5.93
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 15,466 0.00 1549,942.86
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 94 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 29,965 0.01 50,119-40.21
69 Ceramic products 52,844 0.01 2,3872,113.82
70 Glass and glassware 7,733 0.00 10,756-28.11
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 97,545 0.03 16,280499.17
72 Iron and steel 11,401 0.00 16,794-32.11
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,735,337 1.51 3,779,84351.73
74 Copper and articles thereof 92,295 0.02 68,27035.19
75 Nickel and articles thereof 75,344 0.02 41,24782.67
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 300,618 0.08 12,2882,346.44
78 Lead and articles thereof 20,077 0.01 8432,281.61
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 7,197 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,442,639 0.38 998,84644.43
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 492,704 0.13 595,627-17.28
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 17,332,680 4.56 61,243,753-71.70
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 30,121,421 7.92 41,060,148-26.64
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 18,027-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 196,808 0.05 41,930369.37
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 266,332,989 70.04 517,33651,381.63
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 16,597,761 4.36 20,571,661-19.32
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,646 0.00 142,019-98.84
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 666 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 22,828 0.01 7,690196.85
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 292 0.00 840-65.24
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,190 0.00 65282.52
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia