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Russian trade in goods with Hong Kong in Q1 2019

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Hong Kong in the first quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Hong Kong

In the 1st quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Hong Kong was $286,862,529, down 18.61% ($65,608,472) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $211,934,800, down 23.71% ($65,881,046) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2019 totaled $74,927,729, up 0.37% ($272,574) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2019 was $137,007,071, a 32.56% decrease ($66,153,620) over the 1st quarter of 2018.

Hong Kong was Russia’s 64th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 56th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1822% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.2236% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Hong Kong was Russia’s 56th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 52nd in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.2030% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2697% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Hong Kong was Russia’s 62nd largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 64th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1413% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1367% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Hong Kong

The major share of Russian exports to Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2019 (and in the 1st quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 57.80% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (25.17% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 16.50% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (10.75% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.61% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (9.00% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.01% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (5.02% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.80% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (32.11% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.84% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (1.30% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 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 $52,591,783;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $5,076,907;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $4,597,221;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $4,373,654;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,790,664;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1,876,466;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,385,935.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $79,198,718;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $9,695,850;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - a decrease of $5,629,166;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $3,519,520;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $1,392,418;
  • 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 $1,355,638;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $1,005,849;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $692,391.
Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 6,880,250 3.25 16,576,100-58.49
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,373,654 2.06 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 113,556 0.05 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,966,000 1.87 7,485,520-47.02
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4,669,644 2.20 72,4236,347.74
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 220,997 0.10 55,529297.98
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 105,996 0.05 13,894662.89
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 21,574 0.01 713,965-96.98
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,139 0.00 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 22,823-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 9,944 0.00 27,259-63.52
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 1,990-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,394 0.00 8,845-27.71
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 24,959-100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 60-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 22,193 0.01 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 34,951,490 16.49 29,874,58316.99
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 635,289 0.30 767,086-17.18
29 Organic chemicals 62,573 0.03 213,556-70.70
30 Pharmaceutical products 365,708 0.17 707,709-48.33
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 58,405 0.03 87,641-33.36
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 158,157 0.07 51,984204.24
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 305,554 0.14 1,661,192-81.61
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 25,520 0.01 46,458-45.07
39 Plastics and articles thereof 33,432 0.02 73,306-54.39
40 Rubber and articles thereof 127,161 0.06 0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 879,047 0.41 6,508,213-86.49
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 206,729 0.10 0
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 23,695 0.01 30,900-23.32
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 507,333 0.24 308,58264.41
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 563,924 0.27 109,910413.08
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 35,603 0.02 1,4692,323.62
50 Silk 309 0.00 0
52 Cotton 120 0.00 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,381 0.00 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 5,201 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,213 0.00 260,550.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 710 0.00 0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 30 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,866 0.00 1,008,715-99.72
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 36,242 0.02 8114,368.80
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 37,198 0.02 3,903853.06
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 18,724 0.01 7,902136.95
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 90-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 531 0.00 0
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 29,317-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 11,849 0.01 7691,440.83
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 122,506,297 57.80 69,914,51475.22
72 Iron and steel 9,565,597 4.51 88,764,315-89.22
73 Articles of iron or steel 39,602 0.02 1,1283,410.82
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,339 0.00 0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 58,053 0.03 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,969,870 0.93 93,4042,008.98
78 Lead and articles thereof 544,562 0.26 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 5-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 41,771 0.02 77,137-45.85
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 46,679 0.02 1,8002,493.28
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 19,347 0.01 275,100-92.97
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,728,130 2.23 1,937,466144.04
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 9,540,705 4.50 8,930,5346.83
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,495,077 0.71 109,1421,269.85
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 7,582 0.00 1,400,000-99.46
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,213,558 0.57 1,559,907-22.20
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 83,612 0.04 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 11,849 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 5,931 0.00 8,600-31.03
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 38,945 0.02 28,00039.09
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 40,037 0.02 7,357444.20
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 281,510 0.13 242,02116.32
SS Classified 245,412 0.12 37 967 951-99.35

Russia’s Imports from Hong Kong

The major share of Russian imports from Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2019 (and in the 1st quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 68.39% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (75.35% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.89% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (5.29% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.25% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (6.99% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.26% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (2.04% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.40% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (0.08% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.58% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (1.55% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 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) - an increase of $12,746,586;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $2,879,308;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1,733,107;
  • 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 $1,623,446;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $795,805;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $361,553;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $334,937;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $314,951;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - an increase of $288,515.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $16,727,780;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $762,706;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $635,055;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $548,019;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $465,259;
  • Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof (HS code 66) - a decrease of $450,711;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - a decrease of $413,743;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $341,545;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $244,254;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $229,171.
Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,500 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 18,423 0.02 181,306-89.84
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 20,804 0.03 12,75763.08
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,796,276 2.40 63,1692,743.60
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,422,917 3.23 799,471203.07
29 Organic chemicals 267,950 0.36 102,180162.23
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 75,276 0.10 18,337310.51
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 37,970 0.05 3,1731,096.66
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 29,375 0.04 7638,551.32
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 48,050 0.06 63,195-23.97
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 8,647 0.01 11,258-23.19
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 23,796 0.03 252,967-90.59
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,852,463 3.81 2,537,51212.41
40 Rubber and articles thereof 146,674 0.20 162,305-9.63
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 222,434 0.30 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 876,594 1.17 1,120,848-21.79
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 413,743-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 14,152 0.02 22,777-37.87
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 17,288 0.02 1,2031,337.07
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 268,765 0.36 367,572-26.88
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 134,233 0.18 769,288-82.55
50 Silk 0 0.00 32,266-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 11,863 0.02 61,679-80.77
52 Cotton 1,938 0.00 13,013-85.11
54 Man-made filaments 147,814 0.20 1,02014,391.57
55 Man-made staple fibers 3,193 0.00 14,238-77.57
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5,691 0.01 6,285-9.45
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2,241 0.00 5,463-58.98
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 22,249 0.03 46,732-52.39
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 5,833 0.01 11,349-48.60
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 25,692 0.03 19,67530.58
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,108,094 1.48 1,870,800-40.77
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 791,706 1.06 945,556-16.27
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 163,005 0.22 262,624-37.93
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,162,743 2.89 1,366,93858.22
65 Headgear and parts thereof 63,773 0.09 57,34211.22
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 6,768 0.01 457,479-98.52
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 160,886 0.21 48,315232.99
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 110,739 0.15 24145,849.79
69 Ceramic products 82,142 0.11 423,687-80.61
70 Glass and glassware 48,746 0.07 30,70658.75
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 425,340 0.57 507,280-16.15
72 Iron and steel 93,864 0.13 20,501357.85
73 Articles of iron or steel 703,125 0.94 537,18630.89
74 Copper and articles thereof 155,428 0.21 360,266-56.86
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 18,796-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 223,804 0.30 54,140313.38
80 Tin and articles thereof 951 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 418,324 0.56 56,771636.86
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 532,370 0.71 197,433169.65
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 317,689 0.42 277,07014.66
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 23,986,905 32.01 40,714,685-41.09
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 25,466,684 33.99 12,720,098100.21
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 5,572 0.01 12,998-57.13
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 135,780 0.18 683,799-80.14
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,723 0.00 466,982-99.63
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,647,012 2.20 1,657,151-0.61
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 519,724 0.69 679,550-23.52
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 22,627 0.03 81,626-72.28
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 1,241,816 1.66 953,30130.26
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,694,388 6.27 1,815,080158.63
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 125,900 0.17 259,760-51.53
SS Classified 0 0.00 2 137-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia