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

Russia’s Trade with Singapore

In the 1st quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Singapore totaled $883,638,468, up 8.19% ($66,880,619) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Singapore in the 1st quarter of 2019 totaled $778,127,139, up 11.49% ($80,215,141) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Singapore in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $105,511,329, down 11.22% ($13,334,522) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Singapore in the 1st quarter of 2019 was $672,615,810, a 16.16% increase ($93,549,663) over the 1st quarter of 2018.

Singapore was Russia’s 37th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2019 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.5613% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.5181% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Singapore was Russia’s 32nd largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 33rd in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.7455% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.6774% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Singapore was Russia’s 58th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 55th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1989% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.2176% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Singapore

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 94.65% of Russia’s total exports to Singapore (93.19% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.82% of Russia’s total exports to Singapore (0.31% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.53% of Russia’s total exports to Singapore (4.91% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.27% of Russia’s total exports to Singapore (1.09% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Singapore in the 1st quarter of 2019 over the 1st quarter of 2018 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 $86,166,522;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $26,770,238;
  • 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 $4,680,674.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $21,126,136;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $8,269,986;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - a decrease of $4,097,128.
Russia’s exports to Singapore in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
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 3,376 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 3,479-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 5,896-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 18-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 70,555 0.01 64,9648.61
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 601 0.00 25,687-97.66
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,477 0.00 20,240-82.82
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 22,854-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 1,393-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 395,153-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 69 0.00 375-81.60
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 140,158-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8,132 0.00 1,966313.63
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 35,965 0.00 2,4371,375.79
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 219,631 0.03 431,664-49.12
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 3,320-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 1,225-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 736,521,518 94.65 650,354,99613.25
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,638,485 0.21 498328,913.05
29 Organic chemicals 1,550 0.00 1,127,508-99.86
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,393 0.00 172,798-95.72
31 Fertilizers 26,887,957 3.46 117,71922,740.80
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,578 0.00 3,4344.19
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 723,899 0.09 147,619390.38
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 0 0.00 6-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 106,162 0.01 327,481-67.58
39 Plastics and articles thereof 299,955 0.04 70,201327.28
40 Rubber and articles thereof 87,724 0.01 208,986-58.02
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,308 0.00 1,03826.01
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 34,263 0.00 14,127142.54
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 162,905 0.02 466,945-65.11
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 988 0.00 2,345-57.87
55 Man-made staple fibers 125,068 0.02 1,691,600-92.61
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 184,583 0.02 1,09316,787.74
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 7 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 50 0.00 24108.33
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,330 0.00 3,385-31.17
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 148 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,582 0.00 1,908-17.09
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 9,089 0.00 6,52139.38
65 Headgear and parts thereof 62 0.00 530-88.30
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 317-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 52,787 0.01 61,100-13.61
69 Ceramic products 26,383 0.00 22011,892.27
70 Glass and glassware 18,686 0.00 2298,059.83
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,684,024 0.60 3,350139,721.61
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 92,088-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 376,943 0.05 527,861-28.59
74 Copper and articles thereof 376 0.00 584,854-99.94
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4,508 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,280,894 0.16 1,578,600-18.86
78 Lead and articles thereof 367,176 0.05 4,464,304-91.78
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 24,901 0.00 90,350-72.44
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 18,002 0.00 291,900-93.83
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 727 0.00 3,105-76.59
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,696,337 0.35 10,966,323-75.41
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 158,172 0.02 258,202-38.74
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 0 0.00 11,759-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 16,456 0.00 18,919-13.02
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 673,864 0.09 21,800,000-96.91
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 569,650 0.07 1,209,238-52.89
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 10,263 0.00 1755,764.57
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2,417 0.00 1,93025.23
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 367 0.00 7,734-95.25
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 145 0.00 11,335-98.72
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,651 0.00 514221.21
SS Classified 0 0.00 86 000-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Singapore

The major share of Russian imports from Singapore 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) - 68.60% of Russia’s total imports from Singapore (63.92% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 21.90% of Russia’s total imports from Singapore (19.01% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.29% of Russia’s total imports from Singapore (2.97% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.46% of Russia’s total imports from Singapore (5.84% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.36% of Russia’s total imports from Singapore (5.95% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.16% of Russia’s total imports from Singapore (1.86% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Singapore 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) - an increase of $7,195,566;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2,913,642;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $1,526,456;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $658,295;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $581,456;
  • 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) - an increase of $524,044;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $421,918.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Singapore 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) - a decrease of $11,357,893;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $5,632,332;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $3,868,977;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $3,351,130;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $2,144,887;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $551,263.
Russia’s imports from Singapore in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
01 Live animals 286 0.00 444-35.59
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 575,432 0.55 1,126,695-48.93
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 540 0.00 245120.41
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 17,266 0.02 22,578-23.53
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 104,440 0.10 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 894,327 0.85 312,871185.85
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 34,950 0.03 11,664199.64
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,937,782 1.84 5,288,912-63.36
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 46,232 0.04 63,748-27.48
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 83,377-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 42,208 0.04 33,21127.09
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,438,165 1.36 7,070,497-79.66
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 482 0.00 16,902-97.15
29 Organic chemicals 153,467 0.15 252,650-39.26
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,736,126 6.38 3,822,48476.22
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,909,119 5.60 4,382,66334.83
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 120,849 0.11 222,549-45.70
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 836,301 0.79 312,257167.82
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 27,757 0.03 177,437-84.36
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,553,120 1.47 1,796,091-13.53
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,524,989 6.18 10,393,966-37.22
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,244,399 1.18 1,214,5082.46
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 575 0.00 144299.31
45 Cork and articles of cork 46 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 110,113 0.10 2,0055,391.92
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 57,797 0.05 2,202,684-97.38
54 Man-made filaments 5,612 0.01 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,992 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,110 0.00 661,581.82
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 11,479 0.01 20,592-44.26
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 2,948-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,910 0.00 3,751-49.08
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 31,126 0.03 110,039-71.71
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 35,826-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 1,772 0.00 11,637-84.77
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 174,524 0.17 12,3311,315.33
72 Iron and steel 124,947 0.12 28,812333.66
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,424,287 2.30 1,765,99237.28
74 Copper and articles thereof 60,422 0.06 47,53627.11
75 Nickel and articles thereof 79,598 0.08 60,90130.70
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 254,852 0.24 5,1974,803.83
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 255,105 0.24 29,970751.20
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 900,984 0.85 1,091,909-17.49
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 426,142 0.40 498,318-14.48
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 29,316,461 27.79 22,120,89532.53
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 24,568,892 23.29 35,926,785-31.61
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 0 0.00 3,600-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 369,765 0.35 504,717-26.74
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 421,918 0.40 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 17,701,161 16.78 17,413,0951.65
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,735 0.00 234,769-99.26
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 5,267 0.00 14,377-63.37
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,324 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,176 0.00 1,11595.16
SS Classified 0 0.00 90 091-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia