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

Russia’s Trade with the United Arab Emirates

In the 2nd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with the United Arab Emirates totaled $397,313,502, up 0.69% ($2,723,889) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 2nd quarter of 2019 were $330,759,311, down 5.02% ($17,476,088) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 2nd quarter of 2019 totaled $66,554,191, up 43.58% ($20,199,977) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with the United Arab Emirates in the 2nd quarter of 2019 was $264,205,120, a 12.48% decrease ($37,676,065) over the 2nd quarter of 2018.

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 57th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (up from 58th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.2482% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2309% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 45th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (up from 46th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.3283% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.3160% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 67th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (up from 72nd in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1122% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0764% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to the United Arab Emirates

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 31.66% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (47.97% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 26.52% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (10.11% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 16.86% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (15.95% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.82% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (6.86% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.21% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (3.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.58% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (11.80% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.38% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (2.11% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates 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) - an increase of $65,381,337;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $12,320,899;
  • 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 $5,779,873;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $3,524,896;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $2,270,625;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,221,471.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd 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 $62,352,174;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $18,306,663;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $10,996,200;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $2,731,960;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2,593,130;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $1,868,626;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $1,725,645;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,577,856;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1,364,915;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,243,880;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $1,177,312.
Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
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 1,110,700 0.34 1,074,7673.34
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 191 0.00 2,481-92.30
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,159,323 0.35 2,884,968-59.82
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,918,629 1.49 1,393,733252.91
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 3,450-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 101,748 0.03 11,471787.00
10 Cereals 33,113,240 10.01 32,851,1190.80
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 92,951 0.03 43,176115.28
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 33,983 0.01 37,588-9.59
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 786,041 0.24 3,518,001-77.66
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 10,878 0.00 60,385-81.99
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 32,906 0.01 104,809-68.60
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 8,941,364 2.70 6,670,73934.04
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 32,622 0.01 36,150-9.76
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 81,661 0.02 143,387-43.05
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,848,294 1.16 3,967,849-3.01
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,365,982 0.41 1,427,639-4.32
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 133,183 0.04 1,310,495-89.84
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 833,992 0.25 2,702,618-69.14
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 10,996,200-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 86,872,642 26.26 21,491,305304.22
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,334,130 0.40 381,571249.64
29 Organic chemicals 106,431 0.03 497,422-78.60
30 Pharmaceutical products 45,480 0.01 3,3871,242.78
31 Fertilizers 17,655,565 5.34 35,962,228-50.91
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 370,455 0.11 22,8071,524.30
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 262,775 0.08 617,710-57.46
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 15,366 0.00 104,681-85.32
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 72,028 0.02 2,2893,046.70
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 13,300 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,132,487 0.34 1,130,9070.14
39 Plastics and articles thereof 113,922 0.03 1,691,778-93.27
40 Rubber and articles thereof 655,324 0.20 666,193-1.63
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8,156 0.00 819895.85
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,506,159 0.46 2,871,074-47.54
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 158,340 0.05 254,510-37.79
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,909,741 0.88 4,153,621-29.95
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6,116 0.00 54,210-88.72
50 Silk 6,376 0.00 0
52 Cotton 0 0.00 12-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 17,760 0.01 0
54 Man-made filaments 105 0.00 245-57.14
55 Man-made staple fibers 127,915 0.04 684,122-81.30
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 176 0.00 1647.32
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 86 0.00 535-83.93
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,139 0.00 621,737.10
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 72,130 0.02 42,45969.88
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2,509 0.00 12,671-80.20
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 19,876 0.01 6,651198.84
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 98,860 0.03 104,727-5.60
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 113,420 0.03 50,447124.83
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 55,659 0.02 15,890250.28
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,406 0.00 853,907.06
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 775 0.00 314146.82
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 105,449 0.03 53,81295.96
69 Ceramic products 454,243 0.14 132,517242.78
70 Glass and glassware 378,418 0.11 338,34811.84
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 104,711,206 31.66 167,063,380-37.32
72 Iron and steel 20,764,706 6.28 8,443,807145.92
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,936,961 0.59 715,490170.72
74 Copper and articles thereof 74,145 0.02 35,926106.38
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4,384 0.00 61,953-92.92
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 12,300 0.00 45,864-73.18
78 Lead and articles thereof 2 0.00 32-93.75
79 Zinc and articles thereof 47 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 167,387 0.05 14,0801,088.83
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 780,662 0.24 1,098,944-28.96
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 92,990 0.03 37,519147.85
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,961,403 2.41 8,480,407-6.12
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 14,630,929 4.42 8,851,05665.30
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 38,288 0.01 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,412,879 0.73 5,006,009-51.80
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 160,311-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 815,252 0.25 1,379,440-40.90
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 34,713 0.01 26,15832.71
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2,855 0.00 300851.67
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 322,212 0.10 938,989-65.69
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 617 0.00 66,558-99.07
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 14,153 0.00 5,392162.48
SS Classified 4,686,813 1.42 5 213 186-10.10

Russia’s Imports from the United Arab Emirates

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 38.67% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (49.72% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 27.06% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (17.94% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 16.70% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (6.20% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.04% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (18.40% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.16% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (0.04% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.14% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (1.32% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $9,584,229;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $7,687,210;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $4,313,897;
  • 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 $2,085,346;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $704,739;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $694,557;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $577,916;
  • 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) - an increase of $258,433.

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

  • 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 $2,570,426;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $1,877,449;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $435,206;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $300,865;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $230,732.
Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 111,849 0.17 38,070193.80
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 13,946 0.02 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 95,278 0.14 31,786199.75
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5,966,575 8.96 7,844,024-23.93
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 24,876-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 56,665-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 14,701 0.02 14,774-0.49
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 157,638 0.24 120,94130.34
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 29,833 0.04 152,328-80.42
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 193,899 0.29 212,481-8.75
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 95,090 0.14 35,358168.93
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 157,467 0.24 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 203,789 0.31 302,159-32.56
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,686,958 4.04 5,257,384-48.89
29 Organic chemicals 19 0.00 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 822,443 1.24 117,704598.74
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,016,959 3.03 1,908,0745.71
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 2,018,368 3.03 1,759,93514.68
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,996 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 10,102 0.02 30,403-66.77
39 Plastics and articles thereof 18,063,476 27.14 13,749,57931.37
40 Rubber and articles thereof 115,946 0.17 222,817-47.96
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,610 0.00 3,652-55.91
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,369 0.00 4,886-71.98
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,583 0.01 55,148-91.69
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,406 0.01 7,169-24.59
52 Cotton 0 0.00 65-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 131,411 0.20 118111,265.25
55 Man-made staple fibers 24,541 0.04 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,093 0.00 25,467-95.71
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 13,984 0.02 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 205,828 0.31 286,232-28.09
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 126,069 0.19 179,424-29.74
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 234,748 0.35 119,00897.25
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 464 0.00 479-3.13
65 Headgear and parts thereof 138 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 22,633 0.03 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,862 0.01 1,464300.41
69 Ceramic products 600,825 0.90 831,557-27.75
70 Glass and glassware 985,962 1.48 1,286,827-23.38
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,102,570 3.16 17,22412,107.21
72 Iron and steel 477 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 9,709,889 14.59 2,022,679380.05
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,287 0.00 3,497-34.60
75 Nickel and articles thereof 34,436 0.05 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,539 0.00 83,137-96.95
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 43,386 0.07 18,533134.10
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,324,496 1.99 746,58077.41
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,015,172 12.04 7,320,6159.49
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 351,676 0.53 375,983-6.46
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 5,597 0.01 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 31,356 0.05 159,966-80.40
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 9,584,229 14.40 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 23,924 0.04 459,130-94.79
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 224 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 72,684 0.11 50,62043.59
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 78,411 0.12 212,806-63.15
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8,960 0.01 4,78187.41
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 382-100.00
SS Classified 19,020 0.03 197 427-90.37
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia