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

Russia’s Trade with Vietnam

In the 2nd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Vietnam was $1,195,475,756, down 7.87% ($102,129,414) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Vietnam in the 2nd quarter of 2019 were $327,158,182, down 28.96% ($133,343,467) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Vietnam in the 2nd quarter of 2019 totaled $868,317,574, up 3.73% ($31,214,053) from the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade deficit with Vietnam in the 2nd quarter of 2019 was $541,159,392, a 43.70% increase ($164,557,520) over the 2nd quarter of 2018.

Vietnam was Russia’s 30th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (down from 29th in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.7468% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.7592% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Vietnam was Russia’s 46th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (down from 42nd in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.3247% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.4179% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Vietnam was Russia’s 18th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2018), accounting for 1.4637% of Russia’s total imports (up from 1.3789% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Vietnam

The major share of Russian exports to Vietnam 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) - 54.47% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (13.75% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 21.82% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (18.52% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.30% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (11.25% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.50% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (34.96% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.41% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (3.05% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.19% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (18.35% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Vietnam 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 $79,886,434;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $33,907,332;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $4,454,270;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $3,292,603;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $2,723,280;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $2,116,592;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,659,949;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1,562,484;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $1,098,059.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Vietnam 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 $134,340,579;
  • 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 $61,347,732;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $17,509,134;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $15,910,470;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $11,347,053;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $8,258,409;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $5,735,624;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $3,507,771;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $2,585,359;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2,178,965;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,116,433;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $1,110,894.
Russia’s exports to Vietnam in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
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 9,121,437 2.79 17,379,846-47.52
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 753,862 0.23 319,092136.25
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 14,694 0.00 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,060,728 0.63 2,762,216-25.40
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 53,977-100.00
10 Cereals 6,702 0.00 134,347,281-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 62,436 0.02 18,713233.65
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 22,000 0.01 2,607,359-99.16
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 16,080 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,354,766 0.41 692,68895.58
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 13,356 0.00 13,358-0.01
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 32,213 0.01 227,529-85.84
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 27,224 0.01 64,888-58.04
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,042,530 0.93 1,480,046105.57
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 71,868 0.02 60,03419.71
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 696,104 0.21 291,825138.53
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 101,018 0.03 407,612-75.22
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 546,696 0.17 265,602105.83
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 50,438 0.02 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,902,645 0.89 1,804,58660.85
26 Ores, slag and ash 39,461,938 12.06 5,554,606610.44
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 135,825,707 41.52 55,939,273142.81
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,464,815 0.45 691,459111.84
29 Organic chemicals 10,442,212 3.19 7,149,60946.05
30 Pharmaceutical products 607,049 0.19 1,717,943-64.66
31 Fertilizers 16,724,280 5.11 32,634,750-48.75
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 636,282 0.19 839,445-24.20
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 769,332 0.24 750,4002.52
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 80,004 0.02 103,801-22.93
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 82 0.00 0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 15,900-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 146,450 0.04 797,600-81.64
39 Plastics and articles thereof 333,234 0.10 2,512,199-86.74
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9,035,112 2.76 4,580,84297.24
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 314,584 0.10 212,83247.81
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 30 0.00 66-54.55
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,797,210 1.47 2,073,930131.31
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 18 0.00 8125.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,460,565 0.75 2,022,24721.67
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,890,315 1.19 4,187,751-7.10
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 17,030 0.01 5,752,654-99.70
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 1,452-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 17,545 0.01 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 39,221 0.01 28,08339.66
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 416-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,020 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,944 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 22 0.00 39-43.59
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 419 0.00 1,248-66.43
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,307 0.00 257408.56
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 62,259 0.02 192,394-67.64
69 Ceramic products 440 0.00 841-47.68
70 Glass and glassware 23,262 0.01 14,68358.43
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 17 0.00 1,000-98.30
72 Iron and steel 62,566,604 19.12 80,075,738-21.87
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,271,066 1.00 1,611,117103.03
74 Copper and articles thereof 47,464 0.01 6,585620.79
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,265,039 1.61 3,148,44767.23
79 Zinc and articles thereof 92 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 314-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 217,648 0.07 450,765-51.72
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,233 0.00 6,859-67.44
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,767,561 1.15 15,114,614-75.07
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 2,252,097 0.69 63,599,829-96.46
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 248,221 0.08 1,364,654-81.81
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 911,834 0.28 4,419,605-79.37
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 11,312 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 300 0.00 700-57.14
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 18,412 0.01 2,863543.10
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 19,442 0.01 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 39,751 0.01 3,4721,044.90
SS Classified 468,604 0.14 121 707285.03

Russia’s Imports from Vietnam

The major share of Russian imports from Vietnam 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) - 58.00% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (61.10% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 21.16% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (15.48% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.83% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (16.39% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.70% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (2.60% in the 2nd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.09% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (1.33% in the 2nd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Vietnam in the 2nd quarter of 2019 over the 2nd 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 $25,971,115;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $13,061,867;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $9,695,021;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $9,568,332;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $5,359,872;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $4,284,811;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $2,877,523.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Vietnam 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 $18,741,491;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $17,116,398;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $3,224,106.
Russia’s imports from Vietnam in the 2nd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2019
over Q2 2018
01 Live animals 0 0.00 63,600-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 28,929,942 3.33 23,570,07022.74
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 5,355-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 2,231 0.00 4,162-46.40
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 230,649 0.03 211,1689.23
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 17,659,006 2.03 20,210,611-12.63
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 47,314,839 5.45 64,431,237-26.57
10 Cereals 3,139,882 0.36 2,022,91255.22
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 42,578 0.00 48,698-12.57
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 42,319 0.00 54,495-22.34
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 295,200 0.03 75,230292.40
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 865 0.00 77711.33
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 59,351 0.01 38,09155.81
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 62,535 0.01 1,186,214-94.73
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 97,044 0.01 8,894991.12
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 11,639 0.00 9,83018.40
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,610,521 0.19 1,911,287-15.74
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 6,932,654 0.80 10,156,760-31.74
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12,979,314 1.49 12,603,6952.98
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 696,212 0.08 583,01919.41
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 9,151 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 912 0.00 970-5.98
26 Ores, slag and ash 574,592 0.07 2,649,409-78.31
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 851,256 0.10 10,0088,405.76
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,197,726 0.14 1,025,33116.81
29 Organic chemicals 31,049 0.00 7,692303.65
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,188,278 0.14 2,006,819-40.79
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,317,987 0.27 2,419,897-4.21
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 58,491 0.01 13,471334.20
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 1,549,191 0.18 323,023379.59
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 210,940 0.02 193,7708.86
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 4,616,622 0.53 3,963,28516.48
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,239,071 0.14 680,86781.98
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,506,856 0.63 5,241,3085.07
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,537,182 0.64 5,862,482-5.55
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 32,601-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8,433,169 0.97 9,529,733-11.51
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 46,263-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 251,255 0.03 308,601-18.58
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 564,453 0.07 408,86038.06
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 139,009 0.02 216,402-35.76
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,837 0.00 19,624-85.54
52 Cotton 1,008,128 0.12 891,57313.07
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 32 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 52,250 0.01 52,764-0.97
55 Man-made staple fibers 828,625 0.10 799,4883.64
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 224,662 0.03 52,377328.93
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 46,209 0.01 25,83078.90
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 33,704 0.00 4,606631.74
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,438,590 0.28 2,077,22917.40
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 67,652 0.01 46,02646.99
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 37,415,336 4.31 24,353,46953.63
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 43,102,334 4.96 33,407,31329.02
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 8,471,469 0.98 4,186,658102.34
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 88,832,177 10.23 62,861,06241.32
65 Headgear and parts thereof 900,019 0.10 675,31733.27
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,447 0.00 4,647-68.86
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 349,235 0.04 185,46788.30
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 673,751 0.08 185,613262.99
69 Ceramic products 663,647 0.08 517,15028.33
70 Glass and glassware 136,538 0.02 113,53120.26
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 428,136 0.05 604,085-29.13
72 Iron and steel 1,946,037 0.22 3,579,858-45.64
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,535,724 0.41 2,951,44119.80
74 Copper and articles thereof 529,578 0.06 45,4511,065.16
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 12,583 0.00 49,762-74.71
79 Zinc and articles thereof 8 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 37,274 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,397,298 0.28 4,258,809-43.71
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,031,675 0.12 272,301278.87
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 74,361,831 8.56 64,793,49914.77
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 420,530,614 48.43 439,272,105-4.27
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 585,463 0.07 281,042108.32
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 153,231-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,143,912 0.94 6,936,10517.41
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 59,319 0.01 440,736-86.54
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 48,104 0.01 7,507540.79
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 5,641,237 0.65 4,541,73124.21
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6,750,816 0.78 3,873,29374.29
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,594,893 0.30 2,327,12911.51
SS Classified 50,459 0.01 118 795-57.52
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia