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Russian trade in goods with Japan in Q2 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 Japan in the second quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Japan

In the 2nd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Japan was $5,270,700,780, down 5.85% ($327,599,372) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Japan in the 2nd quarter of 2019 were $2,941,208,902, down 11.48% ($381,366,208) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Japan in the 2nd quarter of 2019 totaled $2,329,491,878, up 2.36% ($53,766,836) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Japan in the 2nd quarter of 2019 was $611,717,024, a 41.57% decrease ($435,133,044) over the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Japan was Russia’s 9th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 3.2924% of Russia’s total trade (up from 3.2755% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Japan was Russia’s 10th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (down from 9th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 2.9189% of Russia’s total exports (down from 3.0149% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Japan was Russia’s 6th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (up from 7th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 3.9267% of Russia’s total imports (up from 3.7486% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Japan

The major share of Russian exports to Japan in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 73.94% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (75.43% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.34% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (8.90% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 7.74% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (7.36% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.75% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (3.98% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.28% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (1.34% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.08% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (0.79% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.08% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (2.16% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Japan in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $14,143,379.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Japan in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd 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) - a decrease of $323,457,918;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $68,276,348;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $29,815,124;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $22,553,439;
  • 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 $16,800,794.
Russia’s exports to Japan in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 70,416 0.00 68,4742.84
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 31,697,278 1.08 37,450,964-15.36
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 2,748-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 337,700 0.01 546,700-38.23
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 152,217 0.01 159,424-4.52
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 1,787-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,996 0.00 285600.35
10 Cereals 4,662,261 0.16 5,180,284-10.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 71,658-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 300,019 0.01 77,643286.41
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 108,356 0.00 9,1601,082.93
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 106,763 0.00 607,165-82.42
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 186 0.00 1,531-87.85
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,334 0.00 4,28724.42
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,532 0.00 4,91512.55
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 745 0.00 2,995-75.13
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 76,684 0.00 102,013-24.83
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 108,413 0.00 82,23831.83
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 69,154-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,853,260 0.06 2,445,026-24.20
26 Ores, slag and ash 14,526,148 0.49 21,881,997-33.62
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,158,402,650 73.38 2,481,860,568-13.03
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,438,075 0.15 5,024,997-11.68
29 Organic chemicals 13,845,568 0.47 10,391,61433.24
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 17-100.00
31 Fertilizers 5,041,489 0.17 4,551,65910.76
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,778 0.00 7,084-74.90
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 246,809 0.01 266,545-7.40
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 1,199 0.00 7,675-84.38
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 32 0.00 1,091-97.07
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 308,885 0.01 527,524-41.45
39 Plastics and articles thereof 632,100 0.02 78,925700.89
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7,251,009 0.25 5,446,64033.13
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 10,908 0.00 1,625571.26
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 129,693,229 4.41 115,549,85012.24
45 Cork and articles of cork 173 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 10,016,177 0.34 16,546,869-39.47
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 22,889 0.00 121,625-81.18
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 49,802 0.00 163,847-69.60
55 Man-made staple fibers 159,831 0.01 291,090-45.09
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 354-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 239-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4,288 0.00 1,114284.92
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 444 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 82,132 0.00 44,33485.26
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 294,080 0.01 10,4202,722.26
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 129,973 0.00 12,906907.07
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 601,396 0.02 229,684161.84
65 Headgear and parts thereof 547 0.00 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 54 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,479 0.00 7,936-43.56
69 Ceramic products 20,975 0.00 7,873166.42
70 Glass and glassware 222,824 0.01 410,254-45.69
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 227,721,452 7.74 244,522,246-6.87
72 Iron and steel 60,993,860 2.07 83,547,299-26.99
73 Articles of iron or steel 61,718 0.00 8,255647.64
75 Nickel and articles thereof 828,741 0.03 87,656845.45
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 178,672,437 6.07 208,487,561-14.30
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4,644,237 0.16 3,480,18233.45
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,913 0.00 935318.50
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,636 0.00 24,228-89.12
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,135,534 0.04 1,695,062-33.01
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 456,656 0.02 361,53626.31
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 387,410 0.01 810,081-52.18
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 20,854 0.00 68,297,202-99.97
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 364,550 0.01 480,558-24.14
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 159 0.00 13,629-98.83
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 49,263 0.00 13,650260.90
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 221,891 0.01 210,6495.34
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 38,416 0.00 47,077-18.40
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 750 0.00 135455.56
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 10,000 0.00 7142,757.14
SS Classified 80,097,322 2.72 152 35552,472.82

Russia’s Imports from Japan

The major share of Russian imports from Japan in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 80.59% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (80.59% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.12% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (11.23% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.42% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (3.10% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.21% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (0.78% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.77% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (1.01% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Japan in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd 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 $87,287,811;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $17,810,287;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $10,512,065.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Japan in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd 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 $23,023,965;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $18,945,485;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $10,073,879;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $8,308,726.
Russia’s imports from Japan in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 80,822 0.00 123,907-34.77
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,133,693 0.13 7,993,219-60.80
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 18,089 0.00 11,77153.67
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,509 0.00 13,371-66.28
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 302 0.00 8,703-96.53
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 431,624 0.02 307,91440.18
10 Cereals 92,987 0.00 124,700-25.43
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 29,603 0.00 7,716283.66
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 17,236 0.00 46,513-62.94
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 220,757 0.01 266,094-17.04
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 18,946 0.00 18,4062.93
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 41,707 0.00 26,74155.97
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 21,378 0.00 7,977168.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 184,589 0.01 278,770-33.78
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 149,930 0.01 205,363-26.99
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 172,829 0.01 213,850-19.18
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 61,180 0.00 61,1620.03
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,939,527 0.08 1,570,99623.46
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,534,985 0.07 1,160,13132.31
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 108,756 0.00 8,2171,223.55
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 54,951 0.00 12,383343.76
26 Ores, slag and ash 114,671 0.00 144,352-20.56
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 28,044,403 1.20 17,532,33859.96
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,082,122 0.09 2,341,310-11.07
29 Organic chemicals 9,752,539 0.42 8,070,51520.84
30 Pharmaceutical products 21,176,364 0.91 20,179,2184.94
31 Fertilizers 160,457 0.01 7,1622,140.39
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,288,308 0.23 5,486,116-3.61
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 9,861,125 0.42 16,115,526-38.81
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 8,831,904 0.38 8,122,1208.74
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 345,021 0.01 425,237-18.86
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 15,969,525 0.69 16,969,130-5.89
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 10,254,079 0.44 10,192,9720.60
39 Plastics and articles thereof 37,127,387 1.59 47,201,266-21.34
40 Rubber and articles thereof 138,157,445 5.93 120,347,15814.80
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 176,241 0.01 417,751-57.81
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3,751 0.00 3,883-3.40
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 46,297 0.00 480,557-90.37
45 Cork and articles of cork 2,263 0.00 1,83423.39
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 229 0.00 374-38.77
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,788,263 0.08 1,979,415-9.66
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 290,524 0.01 191,80251.47
50 Silk 2,821 0.00 0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 186 0.00 5,506-96.62
52 Cotton 19,000 0.00 86,348-78.00
54 Man-made filaments 3,680,163 0.16 4,065,285-9.47
55 Man-made staple fibers 8,403,446 0.36 10,960,180-23.33
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,299,940 0.10 4,017,960-42.76
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 311,305 0.01 268,40615.98
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 11,461 0.00 17,686-35.20
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 768,159 0.03 694,31310.64
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 275,808 0.01 215,21828.15
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 360,329 0.02 471,388-23.56
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 596,858 0.03 614,939-2.94
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 718,089 0.03 672,4186.79
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 18,587 0.00 36,115-48.53
65 Headgear and parts thereof 566,375 0.02 840,409-32.61
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 4,858 0.00 4,6484.52
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,445 0.00 1,756-17.71
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,798,682 0.16 3,696,6672.76
69 Ceramic products 1,465,221 0.06 1,194,90222.62
70 Glass and glassware 7,301,961 0.31 9,311,067-21.58
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 773,966 0.03 1,096,056-29.39
72 Iron and steel 2,020,089 0.09 5,069,875-60.16
73 Articles of iron or steel 44,491,785 1.91 41,720,5236.64
74 Copper and articles thereof 458,948 0.02 491,826-6.68
75 Nickel and articles thereof 763,333 0.03 424,87479.66
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,871,891 0.12 1,707,36968.21
78 Lead and articles thereof 3 0.00 1,087-99.72
79 Zinc and articles thereof 11,174 0.00 2,079437.47
80 Tin and articles thereof 11,906 0.00 4,220182.13
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 296,664 0.01 324,454-8.57
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 16,659,184 0.72 9,856,82269.01
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 12,056,105 0.52 10,959,14010.01
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 528,514,133 22.69 441,226,32219.78
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 165,246,387 7.09 188,270,352-12.23
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 4,099 0.00 18,526-77.87
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,078,964,937 46.32 1,097,910,422-1.73
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 19,158,829 0.82 12,645,42451.51
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 85,562,571 3.67 93,871,297-8.85
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 655,998 0.03 796,274-17.62
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,154,348 0.05 839,34837.53
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 11,850,152 0.51 11,633,4431.86
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,285,900 0.10 1,776,10828.70
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 27,226,449 1.17 28,818,341-5.52
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 210,651-100.00
SS Classified 57,015 0.00 197 058-71.07
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia