Russian foreign trade
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Russian trade with New Zealand in 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 New Zealand in 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with New Zealand

In 2018, Russia’s trade with New Zealand was $162,865,695, down 45.65% ($136,789,981) from 2017.

Russia’s exports to New Zealand in 2018 were $27,086,965, down 67.33% ($55,826,827) from 2017.

Russia’s imports from New Zealand in 2018 were $135,778,730, down 37.35% ($80,963,154) from 2017.

Russia’s trade deficit with New Zealand in 2018 was $108,691,765, a 18.78% decrease ($25,136,327) over 2017.

New Zealand was Russia’s 107th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 90th in 2017), accounting for 0.0237% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0513% in 2017).

New Zealand was Russia’s 135th largest export market in 2018 (down from 100th in 2017), accounting for 0.0060% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0232% in 2017).

New Zealand was Russia’s 81st largest supplier in 2018 (down from 69th in 2017), accounting for 0.0570% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0955% in 2017).

Russia’s Exports to New Zealand

The major share of Russian exports to New Zealand in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 66.65% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (91.29% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.12% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (1.19% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.84% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (2.27% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.58% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (1.86% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.75% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (1.32% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.07% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (1.32% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.25% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (0.47% in 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to New Zealand in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $1,008,919;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $399,465;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $295,392;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $262,928;
  • 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 $261,469;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $168,913;
  • 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 $166,098.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to New Zealand in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $57,639,023;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $429,705;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $355,551;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $306,040;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $119,938.
Russia’s exports to New Zealand in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 10,281-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 930-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 4,540-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,501 0.01 1,776-15.48
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,286 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 61 0.00 2,601-97.65
10 Cereals 108 0.00 10,249-98.95
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 17,074 0.06 24,511-30.34
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 159 0.00 11538.26
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,009,491 3.73 572176,384.44
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 579 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 38,983 0.14 30,64827.20
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 39,453 0.15 59,637-33.84
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 9,823 0.04 17,604-44.20
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 30,793 0.11 38,850-20.74
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9,198 0.03 8,8853.52
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,042,282 3.85 779,35433.74
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 111 0.00 170-34.71
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 18,054,529 66.65 75,693,552-76.15
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 307,867 1.14 46,398563.54
29 Organic chemicals 206 0.00 14839.19
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,036 0.01 3,982-48.87
31 Fertilizers 792,076 2.92 720,1889.98
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 471,730 1.74 827,281-42.98
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 9,646 0.04 6,51947.97
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 260 0.00 989-73.71
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 74 0.00 519-85.74
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 30,000 0.11 3907,592.31
39 Plastics and articles thereof 207,797 0.77 226,657-8.32
40 Rubber and articles thereof 29,988 0.11 47,941-37.45
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4,548 0.02 9,441-51.83
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,488,789 5.50 1,089,32436.67
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 16,383 0.06 446,088-96.33
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6,251 0.02 10,488-40.40
52 Cotton 314 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 74 0.00 646-88.54
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,104,247 4.08 935,33418.06
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,285 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 32 0.00 320.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 12,342 0.05 1,142980.74
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 12,620 0.05 10,71217.81
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 79,305 0.29 69,89813.46
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 29,696 0.11 16,53579.59
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 43,130 0.16 54,046-20.20
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,255 0.01 2,2092.08
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 427,228 1.58 131,836224.06
69 Ceramic products 19,507 0.07 9431,968.61
70 Glass and glassware 58,556 0.22 11,602404.71
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6,738 0.02 2,275196.18
72 Iron and steel 159 0.00 1,647-90.35
73 Articles of iron or steel 288,438 1.06 358,605-19.57
74 Copper and articles thereof 11,849 0.04 5,511115.01
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,041 0.02 844615.76
78 Lead and articles thereof 105 0.00 157-33.12
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 20,231 0.07 14,89135.86
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 12,376 0.05 8,14651.93
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 468,801 1.73 774,841-39.50
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 270,044 1.00 103,946159.79
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 2,294 0.01 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 22,793 0.08 24,674-7.62
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 240 0.00 120,178-99.80
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 66,352 0.24 66,755-0.60
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,125 0.01 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 5,680 0.02 600846.67
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 60,003 0.22 30,46096.99
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 31,423 0.12 44,555-29.47
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 422 0.00 144193.06
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4,280 0.02 0
SS Classified 392,898 1.45 0

Russia’s Imports from New Zealand

The major share of Russian imports from New Zealand in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 84.04% of Russia’s total imports from New Zealand (89.43% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.90% of Russia’s total imports from New Zealand (5.79% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.16% of Russia’s total imports from New Zealand (3.39% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.23% of Russia’s total imports from New Zealand (0.69% in 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from New Zealand in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $3,989,415;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,434,783;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $879,401;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $653,456.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from New Zealand in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $78,129,789;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $3,681,133;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $3,528,614;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $1,904,018;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $853,622;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $712,026;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $549,146.
Russia’s imports from New Zealand in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
02 Meat and edible meat offal 8,105,584 5.97 8,959,206-9.53
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 14,311,217 10.54 16,215,235-11.74
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 50,633,081 37.29 128,762,870-60.68
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 105,665 0.08 305,431-65.40
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 117,423 0.09 42,627175.47
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 576,974 0.42 371,90755.14
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 11,578,186 8.53 10,698,7858.22
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 91-100.00
10 Cereals 502,649 0.37 1,214,675-58.62
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,851,850 2.10 2,448,41416.48
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 71,872 0.05 21,959227.30
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 12,300 0.01 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5,917 0.00 23,355-74.66
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 12,996,203 9.57 16,524,817-21.35
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 8,170 0.01 3,302147.43
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12,217,753 9.00 8,228,33848.48
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 13,202 0.01 8,01664.70
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 491,982 0.36 595,999-17.45
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 213,461 0.16 0
29 Organic chemicals 40,370 0.03 17,042136.89
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,459,090 1.07 805,63481.11
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,048 0.00 6,578-84.07
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 74,793 0.06 81,308-8.01
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 6,885 0.01 3,96773.56
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,524,327 1.12 5,205,460-70.72
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 648,258 0.48 776,747-16.54
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,835,497 1.35 400,714358.06
40 Rubber and articles thereof 54,886 0.04 52,5604.43
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 73,878 0.05 13,538445.71
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 7,634 0.01 3,673107.84
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 9,297 0.01 2,005363.69
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 71,291 0.05 47,01451.64
45 Cork and articles of cork 872 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,583 0.00 89177.67
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,152 0.00 3,308-65.18
50 Silk 0 0.00 63-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 3,429 0.00 8,165-58.00
52 Cotton 0 0.00 957-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 82 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4,307 0.00 2791,443.73
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3,282 0.00 20,376-83.89
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3,772 0.00 1,764113.83
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 372 0.00 664-43.98
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 6,847 0.01 9,581-28.54
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,653,073 1.22 1,462,97512.99
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,682 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 172,587 0.13 1,14414,986.28
69 Ceramic products 592 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 457-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 71,911 0.05 33,346115.65
72 Iron and steel 56,161 0.04 18311,905.56
73 Articles of iron or steel 855,322 0.63 613,21939.48
74 Copper and articles thereof 15,215 0.01 7,425104.92
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,374 0.00 5,205-35.18
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 85,967 0.06 63,47635.43
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 28,879 0.02 4,379559.49
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,439,154 4.74 6,988,300-7.86
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 2,797,294 2.06 2,790,6320.24
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 8,860-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 77,263 0.06 58,69131.64
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 132,723 0.10 8,8071,407.02
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,640,093 1.94 2,702,536-2.31
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 193 0.00 1,504-87.17
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 5,450 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 36,383 0.03 46,580-21.89
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 33,407 0.02 52,162-35.96
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8,425 0.01 4,85373.60
SS Classified 17,141 0.01 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia