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

Russia’s Trade with the United Arab Emirates

In the 1st quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with the United Arab Emirates was $385,025,485, down 23.97% ($121,355,732) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $332,488,700, down 25.71% ($115,041,794) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $52,536,785, down 10.73% ($6,313,938) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with the United Arab Emirates in the 1st quarter of 2019 was $279,951,915, a 27.97% decrease ($108,727,856) over the 1st quarter of 2018.

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 55th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 49th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.2446% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.3212% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 49th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 41st in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.3185% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.4344% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 70th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 68th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0990% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1078% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to the United Arab Emirates

The major share of Russian exports to the United Arab Emirates 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) - 45.02% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (42.51% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 17.63% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (15.72% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.25% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (8.67% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.08% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (2.85% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.50% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (7.58% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.58% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (5.95% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.03% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (2.01% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates 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 $24,667,722;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $24,100,666;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $3,224,484;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2,587,526;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,525,313;
  • 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 $1,386,630;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $1,189,026;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $1,116,265.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates 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) - a decrease of $40,550,419;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $31,269,925;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $14,698,271;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $8,824,729;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $7,467,802;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $4,587,155;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $4,112,998;
  • 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 $2,677,664;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $2,151,788.
Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
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 1,103,688 0.33 1,722,290-35.92
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 645-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,267,172 1.58 2,042,688157.85
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 11 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,302,777 0.99 2,690,72222.75
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 12,842 0.00 4172,979.62
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 77,340 0.02 222,493-65.24
10 Cereals 14,763,765 4.44 22,231,567-33.59
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 35,093 0.01 79,838-56.04
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 58,117 0.02 80,299-27.62
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 270 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 982,577 0.30 453,926116.46
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 27,644 0.01 4,050582.57
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 174,563 0.05 60,122190.35
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 6,639,824 2.00 5,523,55920.21
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 23,564 0.01 29,442-19.96
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 28,179 0.01 82,291-65.76
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,178,132 0.96 2,670,53119.01
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 805,379 0.24 635,40326.75
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 913,961 0.27 288,865216.40
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,128,852 0.34 5,716,007-80.25
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 31,269,925-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 57,483,127 17.29 33,382,46172.20
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,743,398 0.52 356,768388.66
29 Organic chemicals 543,311 0.16 764,444-28.93
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,552 0.00 12,419-63.35
31 Fertilizers 14,584,729 4.39 29,283,000-50.19
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 143,685 0.04 24,390489.11
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 636,768 0.19 380,15267.50
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 37,677 0.01 156,888-75.98
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 330,600 0.10 2,63312,456.02
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 37,600-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 133-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 588,800 0.18 1,423,400-58.63
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,992,163 0.60 466,850326.72
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,007,064 0.30 1,006,3400.07
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6,068 0.00 2,711123.83
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,507,179 0.45 3,658,967-58.81
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 217 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 389,077 0.12 416,092-6.49
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,835,492 1.45 4,892,817-1.17
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 21,406 0.01 20,8602.62
50 Silk 7,984 0.00 0
52 Cotton 554 0.00 1,255-55.86
54 Man-made filaments 347 0.00 757-54.16
55 Man-made staple fibers 559,692 0.17 1,262,678-55.67
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,992 0.00 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 36 0.00 253-85.77
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 297 0.00 110170.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 35,429 0.01 51,001-30.53
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 9,787-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 218,641 0.07 10,3732,007.79
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 159,903 0.05 1,48310,682.40
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 94,060 0.03 56,99065.05
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 36,034 0.01 1,5492,226.28
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,599 0.00 1,242189.77
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 60 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 800 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 72,934 0.02 102,573-28.90
69 Ceramic products 201,392 0.06 377,287-46.62
70 Glass and glassware 856,263 0.26 417,948104.87
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 149,675,488 45.02 190,225,907-21.32
72 Iron and steel 29,398,220 8.84 4,730,498521.46
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,353,662 0.71 6,466,660-63.60
74 Copper and articles thereof 49,879 0.02 15,459222.65
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,189,597 0.36 571208,235.73
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 20,585 0.01 79,209-74.01
78 Lead and articles thereof 32 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 172 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 180,204 0.05 340,278-47.04
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 256,754 0.08 1,065,532-75.90
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 72,282 0.02 75,134-3.80
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,311,708 1.90 15,136,437-58.30
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 6,634,841 2.00 9,312,505-28.75
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,813,515 0.85 225,9891,144.98
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 125,000-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,795,515 0.84 1,849,58851.14
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 940 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 100 0.00 300-66.67
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 253,338 0.08 1,116,245-77.30
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 268,494 0.08 37,232621.14
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 19,416 0.01 5,116279.52
SS Classified 3,564,878 1.07 62 333 543-94.28

Russia’s Imports from the United Arab Emirates

The major share of Russian imports from the United Arab Emirates 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) - 38.77% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (27.42% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 22.02% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (49.58% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.73% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (13.27% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 11.48% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.66% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (5.20% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.26% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (1.22% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates 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 $6,030,817;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $4,490,565;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2,440,687;
  • 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 $607,670;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $364,595;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $240,438;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $212,161;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $189,804;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $182,199.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates 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 $13,497,990;
  • 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 $3,934,227;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $1,919,081;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $548,358;
  • 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 $458,021;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $376,018;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $229,290;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $218,345.
Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
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 70,970 0.14 65,1628.91
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,304 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 8,965 0.02 7,40621.05
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5,497,609 10.46 7,416,690-25.88
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 21,915-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,755 0.01 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 1,119-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 45,645 0.09 99,514-54.13
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 9,562 0.02 3,444177.64
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 155,250 0.30 47,470227.05
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 32,327 0.06 89,092-63.72
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 75,795 0.14 36,915105.32
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 260,458 0.50 20,0201,200.99
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 81,529 0.16 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 289,610 0.55 335,936-13.79
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,175,625 7.95 4,551,643-8.26
29 Organic chemicals 35 0.00 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 150,938 0.29 64,184135.16
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,813,830 3.45 1,449,23525.16
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 638,259 1.21 1,096,280-41.78
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 425-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 55,462 0.11 36,36952.50
39 Plastics and articles thereof 13,343,522 25.40 8,852,95750.72
40 Rubber and articles thereof 192,222 0.37 83,957128.95
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 20,079 0.04 33,321-39.74
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 57 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,872 0.00 53,267-96.49
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,857 0.01 7,920-63.93
52 Cotton 0 0.00 801-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 20-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 162,292 0.31 116,50239.30
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 218,345-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 15,032 0.03 2,407524.51
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 335-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 189,001 0.36 119,79057.78
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 202,578 0.39 255,880-20.83
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 81,193 0.15 10676,497.17
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 12,464 0.02 2,984317.69
65 Headgear and parts thereof 17 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 211 0.00 2,244-90.60
69 Ceramic products 349,511 0.67 159,707118.85
70 Glass and glassware 1,007,569 1.92 1,236,859-18.54
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6,030,817 11.48 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,562,909 8.69 2,122,222115.01
74 Copper and articles thereof 10,557 0.02 7,98532.21
75 Nickel and articles thereof 182,199 0.35 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 9,886 0.02 14,833-33.35
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 125 0.00 669-81.32
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 31,215 0.06 87,212-64.21
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 276,256 0.53 824,614-66.50
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,168,985 21.26 24,666,975-54.72
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 232,911 0.44 4,167,138-94.41
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 75,114-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 122,448 0.23 194,843-37.16
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 42,252 0.08 72,862-42.01
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 650,193 1.24 42,5231,429.04
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 217,860 0.41 5,6993,722.78
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,757 0.01 4,305-35.96
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 6,164-100.00
SS Classified 45,010 0.09 67 344-33.16
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia