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

Russia’s Trade with Kuwait

In the 2nd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Kuwait totaled $120,194,227, up 129.17% ($67,747,250) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Kuwait in the 2nd quarter of 2019 totaled $119,137,057, up 127.18% ($66,695,202) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Kuwait in the 2nd quarter of 2019 totaled $1,057,170, up 20,539.79% ($1,052,048) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Kuwait in the 2nd quarter of 2019 was $118,079,887, a 125.19% increase ($65,643,154) over the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Kuwait was Russia’s 80th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (up from 100th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0751% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0307% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Kuwait was Russia’s 68th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (up from 86th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1182% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0476% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Kuwait was Russia’s 132nd largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (up from 171st in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0018% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0000% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Kuwait

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 96.82% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (82.06% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.63% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (2.92% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.19% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (1.95% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.21% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (2.65% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.05% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (10.26% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

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

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $69,549,375;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2,771,409;
  • 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 $892,426.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $5,370,576;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $978,413;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $607,568.
Russia’s exports to Kuwait in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 50,090 0.04 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 1,749-100.00
10 Cereals 0 0.00 5,370,576-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 2,775-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,739 0.00 4,187-34.58
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,803 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 20,776 0.02 2,606697.24
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 8,595 0.01 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 11,550 0.01 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 9,278 0.01 0
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 26,927 0.02 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 166,333 0.14 1,144,746-85.47
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,632 0.00 141,012-98.13
40 Rubber and articles thereof 26,651 0.02 105,866-74.83
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 30 0.00 300.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 483,346 0.41 292,92365.01
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 936,891 0.79 729,09828.50
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 10,510 0.01 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6 0.00 520.00
70 Glass and glassware 84,114 0.07 9,604775.82
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 12-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,983,559 2.50 212,1501,306.34
74 Copper and articles thereof 112,364,520 94.32 42,815,145162.44
75 Nickel and articles thereof 766 0.00 54141.59
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 96-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 549 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,901 0.00 920106.63
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 830 0.00 4,787-82.66
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 69,922 0.06 677,490-89.68
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 1,626,736 1.37 734,310121.53
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,018 0.01 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 236,563 0.20 118,82499.09
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 420 0.00 30040.00
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 0 0.00 658-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 71,445-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Kuwait

The major share of Russian imports from Kuwait 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) - 63.50% of Russia’s total imports from Kuwait (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 36.07% of Russia’s total imports from Kuwait (3.75% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.01% of Russia’s total imports from Kuwait (3.51% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.01% of Russia’s total imports from Kuwait (2.25% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Kuwait in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $671,346;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $198,070;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $182,306;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $4,354.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Kuwait in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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) - a decrease of $4,604.
Russia’s imports from Kuwait in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
26 Ores, slag and ash 671,346 63.50 0
29 Organic chemicals 895 0.08 181394.48
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 1-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 198,070 18.74 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 182,316 17.25 101,823,060.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,354 0.41 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 62 0.01 95-34.74
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 20-100.00
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 0 0.00 180-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 127 0.01 0
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 20-100.00
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 0 0.00 4,604-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 11-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia