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Russian trade in goods with Kuwait 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 Kuwait in the first quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Kuwait

In the 1st quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Kuwait was $181,422,322, down 12.18% ($25,161,292) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Kuwait in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $181,303,735, down 12.24% ($25,279,396) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Kuwait in the 1st quarter of 2019 totaled $118,587, up 24,452.17% ($118,104) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Kuwait in the 1st quarter of 2019 was $181,185,148, a 12.29% decrease ($25,397,500) over the 1st quarter of 2018.

Kuwait was Russia’s 74th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 69th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1152% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1311% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Kuwait was Russia’s 59th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2019 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1737% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2005% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Kuwait was Russia’s 149th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 191st in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0002% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0000% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Kuwait

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 96.68% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (97.93% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.55% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (0.79% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

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

  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $723,379;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $707,360.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Kuwait 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 $20,220,801;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $6,857,527.
Russia’s exports to Kuwait in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 17,749-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 71,570 0.04 22,222222.07
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 33,998-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,251 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 36,213 0.02 21,69266.94
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 7,383-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11,640 0.01 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 158,460 0.09 2,6025,989.93
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 101,772 0.06 0
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 17,971-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 46,400 0.03 15,800193.67
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 25,364 0.01 37,466-32.30
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 1,285 0.00 1061,112.26
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 4,008 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 788,671 0.43 930,288-15.22
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,815 0.00 23,792-92.37
40 Rubber and articles thereof 127 0.00 41,107-99.69
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 860,033 0.47 403,946112.91
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,953,200 1.08 1,229,82158.82
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 105,892-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,200 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 40,434 0.02 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 59-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 147,921-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 66,306 0.04 0
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 20,220,801-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 277,767 0.15 239,15616.14
74 Copper and articles thereof 174,994,389 96.52 181,851,916-3.77
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,240 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,282 0.00 745474.77
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 9,848 0.01 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 145,331 0.08 269,964-46.17
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 549,498 0.30 661,914-16.98
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 61,029 0.03 146,100-58.23
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 366,858 0.20 92,022298.66
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 712,600 0.39 5,24013,499.24
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6,144 0.00 0
SS Classified 0 0.00 35 458-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Kuwait

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 96.45% of Russia’s total imports from Kuwait (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.55% of Russia’s total imports from Kuwait (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Kuwait (100.00% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

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

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $60,831;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $52,321;
  • 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 $3,139;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $698;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $518;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $419;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $376.

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $483.
Russia’s imports from Kuwait in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
29 Organic chemicals 518 0.44 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 419 0.35 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 60,831 51.30 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 52,321 44.12 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 285 0.24 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 483-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 698 0.59 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 3,139 2.65 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 376 0.32 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia