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

Russia’s Trade with the United Arab Emirates

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with the United Arab Emirates totaled $349,846,564, up 5.84% ($19,313,767) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $304,511,887, up 2.18% ($6,499,505) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2018 totaled $45,334,677, up 39.40% ($12,814,262) from the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2018 was $259,177,210, a 2.38% decrease ($6,314,757) over the 3rd quarter of 2017.

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 56th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 58th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.2033% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.2261% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 46th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 47th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.2714% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.3491% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 73rd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (up from 78th in the 3rd quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0757% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0535% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to the United Arab Emirates

The major share of Russian exports to the United Arab Emirates 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) - 37.17% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (37.29% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 16.95% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (24.05% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 14.84% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (3.82% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.74% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (3.04% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.11% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (15.92% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.59% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (10.48% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.30% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (1.86% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates 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 $26,507,348;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $26,070,229;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $7,576,546;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $3,608,089;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2,102,148;
  • 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 $2,042,537;
  • 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 $1,770,686;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1,733,223.

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $19,559,272;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $18,407,101;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $10,623,215;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $2,105,128;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $1,107,735;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $1,028,693;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $1,014,796;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $976,331.
Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
01 Live animals 19,200 0.01 24,200-20.66
02 Meat and edible meat offal 478,047 0.16 1,585,782-69.85
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 406-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,329,214 1.42 721,125500.34
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,672,396 0.55 3,777,524-55.73
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,030 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 39,826 0.01 119,596-66.70
10 Cereals 32,678,286 10.73 51,085,387-36.03
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 21,211 0.01 81,471-73.96
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 91,062 0.03 3,0002,935.40
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 6,168 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 29,160 0.01 428,860-93.20
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,257 0.00 1,41759.28
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 102,784 0.03 82,49324.60
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 7,506,275 2.47 7,235,0493.75
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 57,567 0.02 19,993187.94
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 62,557 0.02 51,59921.24
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,691,436 0.88 3,720,129-27.65
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,594,514 0.52 2,458,080-35.13
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 228,023 0.07 277,950-17.96
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,950,607 0.97 3,247,864-9.15
26 Ores, slag and ash 7,576,546 2.49 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 34,653,390 11.38 8,146,042325.40
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 411,078 0.13 318,65729.00
29 Organic chemicals 299,400 0.10 403,302-25.76
30 Pharmaceutical products 134 0.00 5,218-97.43
31 Fertilizers 24,847,333 8.16 44,406,605-44.05
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 42,906 0.01 446,494-90.39
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 308,249 0.10 394,861-21.93
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 57,031 0.02 47,85319.18
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 806-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 6,954 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 631,406 0.21 411,87153.30
39 Plastics and articles thereof 251,958 0.08 411,916-38.83
40 Rubber and articles thereof 873,890 0.29 587,53348.74
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 344 0.00 1,408-75.57
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,366,779 1.11 1,633,556106.10
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 456,501 0.15 167,825172.01
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,167,670 1.04 3,712,573-14.68
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9,146 0.00 19,700-53.57
52 Cotton 204 0.00 46343.48
54 Man-made filaments 1,003 0.00 34,867-97.12
55 Man-made staple fibers 75,222 0.02 80,061-6.04
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,355 0.00 2,326-41.75
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 19,293-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 51 0.00 18183.33
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 46,122 0.02 6,976561.15
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 4,836 0.00 4,34811.22
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 24,226 0.01 7,608218.43
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 194,280 0.06 62,212212.29
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 83,445 0.03 62,15534.25
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4,776 0.00 994,724.24
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,029 0.00 454,408.89
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 773 0.00 1,698-54.48
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 155 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 118,835 0.04 180,892-34.31
69 Ceramic products 136,760 0.04 68,68499.11
70 Glass and glassware 154,026 0.05 385,998-60.10
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 113,181,283 37.17 111,138,7461.84
72 Iron and steel 30,869,607 10.14 4,799,378543.20
73 Articles of iron or steel 657,301 0.22 1,526,706-56.95
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,719 0.00 21,039-82.32
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,434 0.00 841,607.14
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 17,361 0.01 32,546-46.66
78 Lead and articles thereof 48 0.00 14,700.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 76-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,496-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,398 0.00 314,791-99.24
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,088,173 0.36 2,102,969-48.26
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 76,722 0.03 255,182-69.93
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,266,805 2.71 9,243,136-10.56
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 10,097,610 3.32 8,326,92421.26
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 48,096-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 734,485 0.24 11,357,700-93.53
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 28,769 0.01 355,000-91.90
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,999,628 1.31 1,897,480110.79
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 7,669 0.00 3412,148.97
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 544,208 0.18 145,568273.85
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,536 0.00 57,441-97.33
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 20,585 0.01 5,793255.34
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 2,117-100.00
SS Classified 2,540,813 0.83 9 424 301-73.04

Russia’s Imports from the United Arab Emirates

The major share of Russian imports from the United Arab Emirates 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) - 48.93% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (44.91% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.96% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (20.33% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 16.81% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (21.03% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.43% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (2.97% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.80% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (1.53% in the 3rd quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.35% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (1.12% in the 3rd quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates 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 $4,637,741;
  • 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 $2,378,443;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2,198,531;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $1,053,495;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $866,942;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $441,780;
  • 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 $392,096;
  • 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 $371,863;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $296,310;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $285,726;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $188,198.

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $262,438;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $242,800.
Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2018
over Q3 2017
01 Live animals 0 0.00 5,103-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 29,100 0.06 49,627-41.36
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,583 0.01 266,021-98.65
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 7,191,934 15.86 6,138,43917.16
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 20,750 0.05 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 3,843-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 1,336-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,412 0.01 11,840-54.29
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 13,357 0.03 4,807177.87
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 149,751 0.33 82,97980.47
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 135,375 0.30 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 149,776 0.33 48,343209.82
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 441,780 0.97 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 13,678 0.03 56,646-75.85
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 242,800-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 146,958 0.32 63,332132.04
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,367,912 11.84 2,989,46979.56
29 Organic chemicals 15 0.00 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 127,370 0.28 53,531137.94
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,098,892 2.42 1,199,791-8.41
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 1,771,394 3.91 1,399,53126.57
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 435 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 23,501 0.05 94,794-75.21
39 Plastics and articles thereof 13,412,344 29.59 8,774,60352.85
40 Rubber and articles thereof 378,788 0.84 93,062307.03
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6,178 0.01 23,062-73.21
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 8,936 0.02 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 35,197 0.08 116,656-69.83
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 21,084 0.05 31,593-33.26
52 Cotton 948 0.00 119696.64
54 Man-made filaments 75,676 0.17 26,664183.81
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 120 0.00 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 24,587-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 38-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 24 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 103,610 0.23 126,198-17.90
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 176,444 0.39 238,987-26.17
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,749 0.01 60,037-93.76
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 194 0.00 22,162-99.12
65 Headgear and parts thereof 57 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 11,935 0.03 86,166-86.15
69 Ceramic products 385,230 0.85 266,40544.60
70 Glass and glassware 2,638,949 5.82 1,772,00748.92
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 200,214 0.44 287,357-30.33
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,572,760 5.68 374,229587.48
74 Copper and articles thereof 6,112 0.01 0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 15,034 0.03 19,522-22.99
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 13,689 0.03 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 10,686 0.02 1,430647.27
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 58,973 0.13 65,278-9.66
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 693,159 1.53 504,96137.27
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,304,466 13.91 6,292,7810.19
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 484,563 1.07 92,467424.04
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 226,986 0.50 144,75256.81
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 605,929 1.34 309,61995.70
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 13-100.00
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 46,139 0.10 44,7173.18
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,706 0.00 1,25935.50
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,613 0.01 6,864-18.23
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 588-100.00
SS Classified 138,212 0.30 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia