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

Russia’s Trade with Vietnam

In the 1st quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Vietnam was $1,030,649,996, down 9.41% ($107,007,737) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Vietnam in the 1st quarter of 2019 were $151,142,568, down 53.51% ($173,959,816) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Vietnam in the 1st quarter of 2019 totaled $879,507,428, up 8.24% ($66,952,079) from the 1st quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade deficit with Vietnam in the 1st quarter of 2019 was $728,364,860, a 49.42% increase ($240,911,895) over the 1st quarter of 2018.

Vietnam was Russia’s 31st largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 32nd in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.6547% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.7217% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Vietnam was Russia’s 66th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2019 (down from 44th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1448% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.3156% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Vietnam was Russia’s 13th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2019 (up from 16th in the 1st quarter of 2018), accounting for 1.6581% of Russia’s total imports (up from 1.4879% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Vietnam

The major share of Russian exports to Vietnam 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) - 58.28% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (18.05% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.45% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (7.82% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.34% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (40.88% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.58% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (13.76% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.93% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (2.67% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.93% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (16.56% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Vietnam 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 $30,605,940;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $2,296,238;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $2,011,599;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1,295,556;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1,181,939;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $782,962;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $697,537.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Vietnam 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 $108,868,034;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $42,936,388;
  • 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 $15,264,710;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $14,414,862;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $6,093,523;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $5,283,232;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $4,604,536;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $3,435,605;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $3,150,895;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,560,587;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,528,430;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $1,230,855;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $1,070,705;
  • 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 $917,439;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $802,597;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $464,396.
Russia’s exports to Vietnam in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
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 8,913,149 5.90 14,196,381-37.22
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,454,248 1.62 1,158,692111.81
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,505,901 1.00 808,36486.29
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 1,778-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 26,775 0.02 49,737-46.17
10 Cereals 0 0.00 108,868,034-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 25,763 0.02 15,91361.90
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 75,124 0.05 3,226,019-97.67
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,002,324 0.66 1,192,206-15.93
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 43,675 0.03 2,6361,556.87
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 243,878 0.16 508,064-52.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 87,773 0.06 469,305-81.30
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,201,686 1.46 1,019,747115.91
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 104,468 0.07 66,49157.12
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,212,099 0.80 429,137182.45
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 109,328 0.07 541,371-79.81
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 504,939 0.33 347,49645.31
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 141,572 0.09 10,3691,265.34
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 515,666 0.34 649,258-20.58
26 Ores, slag and ash 2,935,154 1.94 4,005,859-26.73
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 84,637,710 56.00 54,031,77056.64
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,435,783 0.95 2,353,222-38.99
29 Organic chemicals 7,809,898 5.17 5,513,66041.65
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,556,974 1.69 2,495,8932.45
31 Fertilizers 3,428,821 2.27 9,522,344-63.99
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 321,230 0.21 307,4014.50
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,069,508 0.71 925,40915.57
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 21,749 0.01 23,015-5.50
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 40-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 121,522 0.08 186,842-34.96
39 Plastics and articles thereof 109,752 0.07 912,349-87.97
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,946,327 1.29 3,177,182-38.74
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 150,887 0.10 217,648-30.67
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,924 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,443,755 2.28 1,432,156140.46
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,833,576 1.21 1,534,80219.47
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,683,214 2.44 5,243,801-29.76
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,498 0.00 467,894-99.25
54 Man-made filaments 26,541 0.02 193,104-86.26
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 16,872-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 363-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 825 0.00 64028.91
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3,752 0.00 1,615132.32
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 133,245-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 86 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,074 0.00 57,210-96.37
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 254 0.00 2,170-88.29
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 9,323-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 34 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 37,180 0.02 67,415-44.85
69 Ceramic products 1,969 0.00 635210.08
70 Glass and glassware 25,578 0.02 89,589-71.45
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 31,407 0.02 8053,801.49
72 Iron and steel 927,407 0.61 43,863,795-97.89
73 Articles of iron or steel 242,079 0.16 4,846,615-95.01
74 Copper and articles thereof 35,182 0.02 9337,730.11
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,586,576 3.03 4,858,650-5.60
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,350 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 137,361 0.09 247,128-44.42
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,529 0.00 12,731-80.14
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,065,162 1.37 16,480,024-87.47
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 4,978,551 3.29 20,243,261-75.41
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 4,000-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,060,362 1.36 3,588,792-42.59
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 148 0.00 141,200-99.90
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 838,069 0.55 4,273,674-80.39
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 446 0.00 1,399-68.12
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 10 0.00 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 5,720 0.00 23,751-75.92
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 31 0.00 25,450-99.88
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 651 0.00 4,891-86.69
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 517 0.00 0
SS Classified 451,067 0.30 1 65927,089.09

Russia’s Imports from Vietnam

The major share of Russian imports from Vietnam 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) - 58.12% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (61.20% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 22.12% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (18.29% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.82% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (13.13% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.22% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (3.29% in the 1st quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.23% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (0.79% in the 1st quarter of 2018).

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

  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $22,532,475;
  • 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 $20,545,801;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $10,813,860;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $8,241,459;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $4,302,388;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $4,024,559;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $3,938,815;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3,660,357;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $3,644,897.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Vietnam 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 $9,860,724;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $3,671,391;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $3,326,651;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $2,676,854.
Russia’s imports from Vietnam in the 1st quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2019
over Q1 2018
01 Live animals 20,000 0.00 64,000-68.75
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 22,482,923 2.56 18,544,10821.24
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 2,213 0.00 937136.18
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 214,953 0.02 179,79019.56
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 21,281,337 2.42 17,256,77823.32
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 54,053,073 6.15 54,163,094-0.20
10 Cereals 551,023 0.06 1,061,890-48.11
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 52,010 0.01 31,70564.04
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 136,133 0.02 56,984138.90
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 160,800-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 674 0.00 47841.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 16,623 0.00 8,52295.06
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 55,127 0.01 2,731,981-97.98
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 10,222 0.00 62,414-83.62
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 24,812 0.00 3,631583.34
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,438,506 0.16 744,51393.21
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,976,739 0.34 6,648,130-55.22
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9,194,961 1.05 4,892,57387.94
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 235,886 0.03 97,068143.01
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 7,000 0.00 8,894-21.30
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 683 0.00 1,381-50.54
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 912,224-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 107,207 0.01 15,657584.72
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 99,474 0.01 615,531-83.84
29 Organic chemicals 10,713 0.00 8,67623.48
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,891,240 0.22 2,911,601-35.04
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,572,760 0.29 2,499,2702.94
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 19,378 0.00 57,416-66.25
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 1,678,620 0.19 1,950,727-13.95
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 131,760 0.01 13,410882.55
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3,667,059 0.42 4,429,122-17.21
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 883,822 0.10 852,3083.70
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,261,897 0.37 4,812,522-32.22
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,294,566 0.60 8,621,217-38.59
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 18,873 0.00 21,301-11.40
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 10,839,377 1.23 8,873,79422.15
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 1,081-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 274,336 0.03 568,155-51.71
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 502,033 0.06 530,993-5.45
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 215,724 0.02 190,07313.50
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,576 0.00 5,652-54.42
52 Cotton 1,454,806 0.17 771,80588.49
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 13,402-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 37,621-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,905,960 0.22 278,396584.62
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 29,453 0.00 65,340-54.92
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 45,218 0.01 21215,223.81
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 8,170 0.00 30,235-72.98
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,902,250 0.22 1,674,38713.61
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 104,100 0.01 117,712-11.56
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 28,597,841 3.25 20,356,38240.49
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 50,336,701 5.72 39,522,84127.36
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,251,466 0.60 3,472,20951.24
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 102,951,635 11.71 80,419,16028.02
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,756,354 0.20 1,660,5265.77
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 229,735 0.03 172,04333.53
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 280,139 0.03 235,22919.09
69 Ceramic products 1,168,466 0.13 740,88957.71
70 Glass and glassware 95,172 0.01 187,971-49.37
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 598,359 0.07 636,804-6.04
72 Iron and steel 1,875,495 0.21 1,529,24322.64
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,914,189 0.67 2,253,832162.41
74 Copper and articles thereof 204,234 0.02 46,136342.68
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,532 0.00 3,832-60.02
79 Zinc and articles thereof 91 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,004,709 0.23 1,805,16311.05
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 782,975 0.09 820,068-4.52
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 68,497,517 7.79 78,358,241-12.58
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 432,254,574 49.15 411,708,7734.99
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,931,385 0.22 277,942594.89
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,474,301 0.96 6,950,89821.92
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 143,734 0.02 223,627-35.73
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 41,509 0.00 29,51240.65
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 5,697,684 0.65 6,085,576-6.37
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8,636,523 0.98 4,991,62673.02
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,050,361 0.23 2,235,876-8.30
SS Classified 54,473 0.01 231 630-76.48
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia