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Russian trade with Singapore 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 Singapore in 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Singapore

In 2018, Russia’s trade with Singapore was $3,659,102,942, down 17.74% ($789,099,775) from 2017.

Russia’s exports to Singapore in 2018 were $2,789,631,858, down 15.21% ($500,525,240) from 2017.

Russia’s imports from Singapore in 2018 were $869,471,084, down 24.92% ($288,574,535) from 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Singapore in 2018 was $1,920,160,774, a 9.94% decrease ($211,950,705) over 2017.

Singapore was Russia’s 37th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 29th in 2017), accounting for 0.5318% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.7616% in 2017).

Singapore was Russia’s 35th largest export market in 2018 (down from 25th in 2017), accounting for 0.6200% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.9214% in 2017).

Singapore was Russia’s 42nd largest supplier in 2018 (down from 33rd in 2017), accounting for 0.3651% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.5102% in 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Singapore

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 94.32% of Russia’s total exports to Singapore (91.30% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.98% of Russia’s total exports to Singapore (5.71% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.15% of Russia’s total exports to Singapore (0.10% in 2017).

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

  • 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 $28,804,674;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $12,808,489.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Singapore 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 $368,301,294;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $141,715,472.
Russia’s exports to Singapore in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,991 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 367,954 0.01 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 16,488 0.00 14811,040.54
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 58,731 0.00 45,10730.20
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 163,800 0.01 51,889215.67
10 Cereals 2,686 0.00 11,976-77.57
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 49,696 0.00 28,59173.82
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,119,989 0.08 2,34890,189.14
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 65,003 0.00 683,243-90.49
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 153,144 0.01 101,23751.27
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,981 0.00 4,19418.76
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,249,990 0.04 409,326205.38
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 26,039 0.00 4,485480.58
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 295,230 0.01 64,229359.65
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 28,963 0.00 44,334-34.67
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 277,973 0.01 39,481604.07
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,078,070 0.11 2,699,92314.01
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 45,723 0.00 8,420443.03
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 4,352,321-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,631,231,314 94.32 2,999,532,608-12.28
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 836,260 0.03 2,438,952-65.71
29 Organic chemicals 2,641,281 0.09 2,326,45113.53
30 Pharmaceutical products 221,098 0.01 201,8649.53
31 Fertilizers 19,521,084 0.70 6,712,595190.81
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 16,139 0.00 98,258-83.57
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,107,136 0.04 876,47926.32
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 466,051 0.02 98,862371.42
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 621 0.00 2,952-78.96
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 775,838 0.03 317,167144.61
39 Plastics and articles thereof 768,695 0.03 676,83813.57
40 Rubber and articles thereof 408,661 0.01 633,374-35.48
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) 2,236 0.00 2,754-18.81
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,568,508 0.13 1,390,045156.72
45 Cork and articles of cork 1,227 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,829,033 0.07 1,401,50630.50
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 12,352 0.00 12,875-4.06
52 Cotton 3,060 0.00 1305,900.00
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 21625.93
55 Man-made staple fibers 3,658,339 0.13 3,580,3522.18
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 149,964 0.01 19,008688.95
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 21-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,104 0.00 715,671.43
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 476 0.00 2,090-77.22
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 13,751 0.00 58,280-76.41
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,169 0.00 114,045-98.10
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 11,187 0.00 4,545146.14
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 21,033 0.00 29,795-29.41
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,039 0.00 126724.60
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 317 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 317,524 0.01 348,364-8.85
69 Ceramic products 45,671 0.00 41,39310.34
70 Glass and glassware 27,965 0.00 101,999-72.58
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 31,959,355 1.15 3,154,681913.08
72 Iron and steel 276,994 0.01 1,292,831-78.57
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,080,864 0.22 1,160,832423.84
74 Copper and articles thereof 589,027 0.02 60,379875.55
75 Nickel and articles thereof 132,414 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,338,874 0.23 2,893,938119.04
78 Lead and articles thereof 8,943,293 0.32 13,918,682-35.75
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,736,580 0.06 2,375,131-26.88
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,391,710 0.05 864,32561.02
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,894 0.00 23,269-83.27
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 24,988,579 0.90 19,533,57627.93
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 3,258,561 0.12 1,999,75562.95
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 614,305 0.02 7,4638,131.34
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 71,955 0.00 18,400291.06
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 21,800,000 0.78 163,515,472-86.67
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,368,562 0.16 2,936,41848.77
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 315 0.00 335-5.97
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 10,740 0.00 9001,093.33
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 340,402 0.01 155,796118.49
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 175,373 0.01 10,4381,580.14
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 16,579 0.00 3,112432.74
SS Classified 845,440 0.03 46 656 291-98.19

Russia’s Imports from Singapore

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 70.07% of Russia’s total imports from Singapore (83.68% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.01% of Russia’s total imports from Singapore (9.69% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 9.09% of Russia’s total imports from Singapore (2.52% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.62% of Russia’s total imports from Singapore (1.75% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.76% of Russia’s total imports from Singapore (2.12% in 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Singapore 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) - an increase of $49,905,359;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $20,986,118;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $10,970,556;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $2,890,589.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $275,148,941;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $88,211,659;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $8,470,137;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $6,228,289;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $5,294,391.
Russia’s imports from Singapore in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
01 Live animals 2,331 0.00 1,82827.52
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,054,231 0.35 163,6421,766.41
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,106 0.00 2,631-57.96
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 77,543 0.01 78,620-1.37
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 130,921 0.02 40,695221.71
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 15 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,955,448 0.22 364,188436.93
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 69,791 0.01 68,4941.89
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 17,599,117 2.02 22,893,508-23.13
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 475,261 0.05 663,168-28.33
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 405,418 0.05 171,209136.80
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 139,330 0.02 131,8645.66
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 78,261 0.01 19,119309.34
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 351-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 79,042,447 9.09 29,137,088171.28
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 362,363 0.04 71,808404.63
29 Organic chemicals 21,346,401 2.46 360,2835,824.90
30 Pharmaceutical products 32,420,005 3.73 38,648,294-16.12
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 15,233,906 1.75 15,304,487-0.46
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 935,837 0.11 578,74161.70
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 2,433,288 0.28 1,656,13946.93
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 461,112 0.05 526,451-12.41
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3,979 0.00 29,987-86.73
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9,554,915 1.10 7,809,12022.36
39 Plastics and articles thereof 35,151,126 4.04 43,621,263-19.42
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,949,364 0.45 3,609,2839.42
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 7,210-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,530 0.00 1,99676.85
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,476 0.00 5,626-20.44
45 Cork and articles of cork 1,148 0.00 412,700.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 1,886-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 16,056 0.00 16,357-1.84
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,420,843 0.28 596,070306.13
52 Cotton 0 0.00 114-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 5,876-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 2 0.00 267-99.25
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 36,567 0.00 1,4722,384.17
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 229 0.00 577-60.31
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 53,503 0.01 123,508-56.68
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 11,482 0.00 13,246-13.32
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 31,571 0.00 6,353396.95
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 766 0.00 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 212 0.00 12372.36
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 233,516 0.03 220,0536.12
69 Ceramic products 102,701 0.01 39,763158.28
70 Glass and glassware 43,573 0.01 61,670-29.34
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 451,851 0.05 50,007803.58
72 Iron and steel 204,025 0.02 17,3611,075.19
73 Articles of iron or steel 23,020,497 2.65 12,049,94191.04
74 Copper and articles thereof 267,713 0.03 359,290-25.49
75 Nickel and articles thereof 353,581 0.04 206,40071.31
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,343,389 0.15 210,491538.22
78 Lead and articles thereof 26,250 0.00 11,595126.39
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 230-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 37,735 0.00 116,756-67.68
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,279,547 0.49 5,211,706-17.89
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,914,452 0.22 2,092,691-8.52
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 108,223,811 12.45 196,435,470-44.91
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 149,677,677 17.21 148,972,3000.47
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 179,043 0.02 318,134-43.72
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,852,410 0.21 1,338,56038.39
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 273,270,909 31.43 548,419,850-50.17
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 76,007,342 8.74 73,518,8143.38
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 289,227 0.03 678,218-57.35
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 666 0.00 1,088-38.79
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 96,286 0.01 953,457-89.90
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,024 0.00 2,730-25.86
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 30,039 0.00 5,931406.47
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 8,828 0.00 20,130-56.15
SS Classified 90,091 0.01 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia