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

Russia’s Trade with the United Arab Emirates

In 2018, Russia’s trade with the United Arab Emirates totaled $1,689,188,234, up 3.60% ($58,691,324) from 2017.

Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in 2018 totaled $1,483,365,122, up 1.66% ($24,159,712) from 2017.

Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in 2018 totaled $205,823,112, up 20.16% ($34,531,612) from 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with the United Arab Emirates in 2018 was $1,277,542,010, a 0.81% decrease ($10,371,900) over 2017.

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 51st largest trading partner in 2018 (just as in 2017), accounting for 0.2455% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.2792% in 2017).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 45th largest export market in 2018 (down from 43rd in 2017), accounting for 0.3297% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.4086% in 2017).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 70th largest supplier in 2018 (up from 72nd in 2017), accounting for 0.0864% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0755% in 2017).

Russia’s Exports to the United Arab Emirates

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 37.95% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (31.84% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.69% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (17.15% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 11.68% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (9.97% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.72% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (10.39% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.36% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (7.47% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.44% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (9.71% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.15% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (1.92% in 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates 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 $98,189,416;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $38,577,324;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $24,531,623;
  • 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 $10,916,061;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $9,470,433;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $4,634,529.

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $45,049,017;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $41,639,595;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $9,737,966;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $7,428,509;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $7,200,065;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $5,622,419;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $5,430,997;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $5,371,436;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $4,835,617.
Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
01 Live animals 53,513 0.00 26,372102.92
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,390,195 0.23 3,884,384-12.72
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,048 0.00 5,597-27.68
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 12,505,105 0.84 3,034,672312.07
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 9,785,520 0.66 11,515,906-15.03
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 11,447 0.00 5,503108.01
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 466,939 0.03 456,5902.27
10 Cereals 140,546,912 9.47 182,186,507-22.86
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 208,817 0.01 218,291-4.34
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 283,009 0.02 83,041240.81
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 4,953,918 0.33 2,420,541104.66
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 85,330 0.01 82,4513.49
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 356,490 0.02 331,8447.43
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 24,293,535 1.64 19,659,00623.57
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 144,469 0.01 98,25347.04
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 355,859 0.02 285,29924.73
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 13,914,059 0.94 14,752,058-5.68
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,591,200 0.31 9,962,636-53.92
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 890-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,021,197 0.14 1,269,71559.19
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 12,041,496 0.81 13,068,071-7.86
26 Ores, slag and ash 49,842,671 3.36 11,265,347342.44
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 111,425,404 7.51 121,163,370-8.04
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,706,722 0.18 1,718,74357.48
29 Organic chemicals 2,172,908 0.15 9,601,417-77.37
30 Pharmaceutical products 326,882 0.02 157,172107.98
31 Fertilizers 123,832,744 8.35 128,668,361-3.76
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 167,814 0.01 856,609-80.41
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,310,729 0.16 2,337,092-1.13
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 380,414 0.03 249,76752.31
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 180,771 0.01 49,260266.97
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 37,600 0.00 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 7,240 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,419,032 0.30 3,043,33445.20
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,133,155 0.21 1,730,31781.07
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,529,687 0.31 3,264,34038.76
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4,723 0.00 9,245-48.91
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 5,460 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 12,484,348 0.84 11,051,33012.97
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 400-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,068,511 0.14 1,533,26734.91
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 17,184,085 1.16 15,339,20112.03
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 103,367 0.01 51,124102.19
50 Silk 2,187 0.00 0
52 Cotton 1,680 0.00 361365.37
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 249-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 3,809 0.00 38,609-90.13
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,511,642 0.17 835,345200.67
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 15,399 0.00 11,63732.33
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 6,368 0.00 19,527-67.39
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 997 0.00 5,581-82.14
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 151,567 0.01 15,972848.95
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 27,294 0.00 17,96351.95
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 334,067 0.02 128,502159.97
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 567,806 0.04 606,168-6.33
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 292,118 0.02 315,117-7.30
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 127,055 0.01 95,51033.03
65 Headgear and parts thereof 17,229 0.00 13,07331.79
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 782 0.00 2,248-65.21
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,353 0.00 2,794-51.57
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 488,931 0.03 823,397-40.62
69 Ceramic products 964,808 0.07 2,027,814-52.42
70 Glass and glassware 1,331,772 0.09 1,926,015-30.85
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 562,865,430 37.95 464,676,01421.13
72 Iron and steel 110,176,246 7.43 85,644,62328.64
73 Articles of iron or steel 8,551,959 0.58 14,174,378-39.67
74 Copper and articles thereof 79,644 0.01 70,85312.41
75 Nickel and articles thereof 68,025 0.00 21,745212.83
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 176,086 0.01 193,314-8.91
78 Lead and articles thereof 80 0.00 435-81.61
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 159-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,496-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 771,747 0.05 494,58256.04
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,944,273 0.27 8,016,469-50.80
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 208,034 0.01 398,350-47.78
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 41,214,671 2.78 46,645,668-11.64
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 36,162,408 2.44 25,246,34743.24
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 87,791 0.01 99,199-11.50
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 7,218,330 0.49 52,267,347-86.19
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,053,755 0.07 480,000119.53
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9,750,252 0.66 16,950,317-42.48
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 61,721 0.00 41,55748.52
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,840 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 3,093,267 0.21 1,217,610154.04
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 126,203 0.01 322,657-60.89
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 44,545 0.00 51,901-14.17
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 2,117-100.00
SS Classified 123,518,458 8.33 159 865 067-22.74

Russia’s Imports from the United Arab Emirates

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 39.51% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (38.96% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 31.68% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (33.38% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.06% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (16.59% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.75% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (3.80% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.11% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (1.37% in 2017).

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

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $12,951,343;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $10,147,082;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $8,238,014;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $3,937,421;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $1,322,995;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $918,605;
  • 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 $624,612.

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

  • 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 $2,071,822;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1,546,552;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $1,163,684;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $952,164;
  • 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) - a decrease of $887,591.
Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
01 Live animals 0 0.00 5,103-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 221,859 0.11 189,85016.86
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,711 0.00 2,95059.69
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 59,203 0.03 1,011,367-94.15
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 27,995,468 13.60 24,058,04716.37
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 14,222 0.01 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 63,891 0.03 43,36747.33
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 32,883 0.02 28,90213.77
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,119 0.00 10,453-89.29
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 305,680 0.15 233,58330.87
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 48,749 0.02 154,958-68.54
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 556,065 0.27 442,03525.80
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 447,750 0.22 94,044376.11
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 508,862 0.25 249,475103.97
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 737,515 0.36 1,901,199-61.21
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 50,194 0.02 209,434-76.03
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 1,070,216 0.52 151,611605.90
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 19,086,460 9.27 18,938,6940.78
29 Organic chemicals 213,414 0.10 3,1146,753.37
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 713,578 0.35 283,651151.57
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,123,564 2.98 4,800,56927.56
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 5,872,098 2.85 6,759,689-13.13
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,540 0.00 3,851-60.01
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 1,563-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 94,673 0.05 295,319-67.94
39 Plastics and articles thereof 48,277,784 23.46 35,326,44136.66
40 Rubber and articles thereof 932,098 0.45 327,180184.89
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 89,177 0.04 25,822245.35
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 20,332 0.01 93,445-78.24
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 213,221 0.10 385,532-44.69
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 47,271 0.02 122,066-61.27
52 Cotton 1,814 0.00 345425.80
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 20 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 333,625 0.16 524,476-36.39
55 Man-made staple fibers 218,344 0.11 359,646-39.29
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 59,173 0.03 3,3941,643.46
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 382 0.00 1,043-63.37
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 2,179-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 24 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 638,453 0.31 696,035-8.27
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 744,986 0.36 647,05015.14
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 289,686 0.14 67,009332.31
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,701 0.00 22,705-83.70
65 Headgear and parts thereof 57 0.00 620-90.81
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 15,979 0.01 129,142-87.63
69 Ceramic products 1,705,297 0.83 1,204,67741.56
70 Glass and glassware 6,425,958 3.12 6,546,697-1.84
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 983,523 0.48 358,911174.03
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 1,546,552-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 10,632,521 5.17 2,394,507344.04
74 Copper and articles thereof 39,878 0.02 30,95428.83
75 Nickel and articles thereof 186,934 0.09 19,522857.56
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 161,727 0.08 113,54742.43
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 16,503-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 11-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 11,355 0.01 1,430694.06
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 213,064 0.10 340,912-37.50
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,649,504 1.29 2,053,56929.02
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 57,950,258 28.16 47,803,17621.23
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 5,238,402 2.55 7,310,224-28.34
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 99,225 0.05 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 726,340 0.35 328,918120.83
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 250,000-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,198,915 0.58 1,480,161-19.00
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 513-100.00
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 154,312 0.07 125,21423.24
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 898,116 0.44 425,656111.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 20,936 0.01 21,068-0.63
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6,546 0.00 633934.12
SS Classified 410,460 0.20 43 800837.12
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia