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Russian trade with Papua New Guinea 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 Papua New Guinea in 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Papua New Guinea

In 2018, Russia’s trade with Papua New Guinea was $4,037,273, down 34.78% ($2,153,332) from 2017.

Russia’s exports to Papua New Guinea in 2018 were $962,380, down 10.20% ($109,372) from 2017.

Russia’s imports from Papua New Guinea in 2018 were $3,074,893, down 39.93% ($2,043,960) from 2017.

Russia’s trade deficit with Papua New Guinea in 2018 was $2,112,513, a 47.80% decrease ($1,934,588) over 2017.

Papua New Guinea was Russia’s 173rd largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 164th in 2017), accounting for 0.0006% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0011% in 2017).

Papua New Guinea was Russia’s 180th largest export market in 2018 (down from 172nd in 2017), accounting for 0.0002% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0003% in 2017).

Papua New Guinea was Russia’s 135th largest supplier in 2018 (down from 129th in 2017), accounting for 0.0013% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0023% in 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Papua New Guinea

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 53.29% of Russia’s total exports to Papua New Guinea (59.04% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 24.81% of Russia’s total exports to Papua New Guinea (16.94% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.60% of Russia’s total exports to Papua New Guinea (11.95% in 2017).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $138,329;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $67,480;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $14,940;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $3,370.

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

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $160,296;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $122,352;
  • 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 $96,145;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $14,100;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $9,422;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $3,814.
Russia’s exports to Papua New Guinea in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5,739 0.60 128,091-95.52
29 Organic chemicals 412,689 42.88 572,985-27.98
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 9,422-100.00
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 2,480 0.26 2,2649.54
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 14,100-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 92,662 9.63 25,182267.97
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,016 0.52 8,830-43.19
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 1,400-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 57 0.01 41,325.00
70 Glass and glassware 3,370 0.35 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,706 0.49 4,07615.46
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,610 0.17 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,789 0.19 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 188,379 19.57 50,050276.38
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 15,580 1.62 111,725-86.06
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 34,763 3.61 19,82375.37
SS Classified 193,540 20.11 123 80056.33

Russia’s Imports from Papua New Guinea

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 99.88% of Russia’s total imports from Papua New Guinea (100.00% in 2017).

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

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $2,052,493.
Russia’s imports from Papua New Guinea in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,066,360 99.72 5,118,853-40.10
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,789 0.16 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,341 0.08 0
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 156 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 247 0.01 0
SS Classified 1,000 0.03 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia