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

Russia’s Trade with the Philippines

In the 1st quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with the Philippines totaled $265,235,036, up 61.47% ($100,977,115) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to the Philippines in the 1st quarter of 2019 totaled $177,524,731, up 133.87% ($101,616,357) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from the Philippines in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $87,710,305, down 0.72% ($639,242) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade balance with the Philippines went from a deficit of $12,441,173 in the 1st quarter of 2018, to a surplus of $89,814,426 in the 1st quarter of 2019.

The Philippines was Russia’s 66th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 74th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1685% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1042% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The Philippines was Russia’s 60th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 75th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1701% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0737% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The Philippines was Russia’s 60th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2019 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1654% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1618% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to the Philippines

The major share of Russian exports to the Philippines 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) - 69.54% of Russia’s total exports to the Philippines (30.47% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 16.30% of Russia’s total exports to the Philippines (39.64% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 6.14% of Russia’s total exports to the Philippines (13.02% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.70% of Russia’s total exports to the Philippines (13.45% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.84% of Russia’s total exports to the Philippines (2.25% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.47% of Russia’s total exports to the Philippines (1.12% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to the Philippines 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) - an increase of $100,331,611;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $1,423,191;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,328,460;
  • 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 $1,305,963;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1,267,270;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $685,853.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $2,644,249;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $2,626,729;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $534,223.
Russia’s exports to the Philippines in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
10 Cereals 24,890,567 14.02 27,534,816-9.60
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 89,155 0.05 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 134-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 1,993-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 68 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 26,778 0.02 44,376-39.66
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 605 0.00 37063.51
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,931,524 2.21 2,508,33356.74
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 39,424 0.02 291,939-86.50
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 10,856,741 6.12 9,589,47113.22
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,364,971 0.77 59,0082,213.20
30 Pharmaceutical products 17,793 0.01 10,78764.95
31 Fertilizers 441,722 0.25 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 232 0.00 11,184-97.93
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 239,137 0.13 151,41957.93
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 15 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 134,133 0.08 23,412472.92
39 Plastics and articles thereof 156,235 0.09 1,21512,758.85
40 Rubber and articles thereof 913,048 0.51 1,447,271-36.91
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 30 0.00 35-14.29
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,215,440 0.68 529,587129.51
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 259,626 0.15 188,43037.78
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,863,815 3.87 9,490,544-27.68
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 124-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 26,395 0.01 34,386-23.24
70 Glass and glassware 5,314 0.00 3441,444.77
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 4-100.00
72 Iron and steel 123,449,340 69.54 23,117,729434.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 313 0.00 8,518-96.33
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 102-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 2,794-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 266 0.00 93186.02
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 501,923 0.28 121,929311.65
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 66,050 0.04 40,65662.46
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,979,727 1.12 651,267203.98
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 53,715 0.03 38,68138.87
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 600 0.00 300100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 4,580-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 26 0.00 2,543-98.98

Russia’s Imports from the Philippines

The major share of Russian imports from the Philippines 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) - 80.95% of Russia’s total imports from the Philippines (81.72% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.88% of Russia’s total imports from the Philippines (8.95% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.84% of Russia’s total imports from the Philippines (4.33% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.04% of Russia’s total imports from the Philippines (3.26% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

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

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $717,097;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $653,183;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $633,322;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $469,977;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $466,310;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $422,710;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $396,451;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $370,324.

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $2,377,413;
  • 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 $1,005,818;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $579,416;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $450,283.
Russia’s imports from the Philippines in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
01 Live animals 13,557 0.02 16,395-17.31
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 18,307-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 18,548 0.02 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,835,763 3.23 5,213,176-45.60
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 426 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 92 0.00 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,451,092 1.65 1,539,423-5.74
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 297-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 7,456 0.01 22,705-67.16
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 271,222 0.31 397,653-31.79
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,782 0.00 7,314-48.29
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,647 0.00 2,017-18.34
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 709,081 0.81 529,95533.80
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 55,787 0.06 120,003-53.51
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,234 0.00 6,730-51.95
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 666,682 0.76 33,3601,898.45
29 Organic chemicals 422,971 0.48 52,647703.41
30 Pharmaceutical products 92 0.00 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 316,704 0.36 161,84195.69
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 69,415 0.08 199,189-65.15
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 7,510 0.01 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,192,579 1.36 796,12849.80
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,080,326 1.23 363,229197.42
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,906,292 3.31 2,253,10928.99
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 590,211 0.67 811,448-27.26
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 7,576-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 15,187 0.02 32,873-53.80
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 42,801 0.05 11,677266.54
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 16,321 0.02 18,564-12.08
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,240 0.00 3,316-62.61
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 323 0.00 7,366-95.61
54 Man-made filaments 204 0.00 28,244-99.28
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 27,011 0.03 53,508-49.52
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 51,708 0.06 81,478-36.54
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 17 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,021,451 1.16 598,74170.60
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,112,352 1.27 1,178,651-5.62
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7,480 0.01 4,93451.60
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 344,367 0.39 794,650-56.66
65 Headgear and parts thereof 101,170 0.12 129,195-21.69
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 14,388 0.02 1,1431,158.79
69 Ceramic products 23,772 0.03 7,426220.12
70 Glass and glassware 1,254 0.00 472,568.09
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 351 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 191,704 0.22 104,15884.05
74 Copper and articles thereof 174 0.00 2,676-93.50
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 76,906 0.09 3,7041,976.30
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,119 0.00 276305.43
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 43,193 0.05 60,682-28.82
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 23,000,622 26.22 23,580,038-2.46
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 45,405,539 51.77 46,411,357-2.17
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 284,998 0.32 370,590-23.10
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,306,329 2.63 1,840,01925.34
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 483,261 0.55 13,2843,537.92
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 29,117 0.03 27,0937.47
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 144,292 0.16 154,619-6.68
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 337,185 0.38 261,04629.17
SS Classified 0 0.00 15 690-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia