Russian foreign trade
reports and reviews

Russian trade with Hong Kong in 2011

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Hong Kong in 2011: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Hong Kong

In 2011, Russia’s trade with Hong Kong totaled $1,058,208,837, up 18.48% ($165,063,194) from 2010.

Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in 2011 totaled $975,601,295, up 17.36% ($144,303,955) from 2010.

Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in 2011 totaled $82,607,542, up 33.56% ($20,759,239) from 2010.

Russia’s trade surplus with Hong Kong in 2011 was $892,993,753, a 16.06% increase ($123,544,716) over 2010.

Hong Kong was Russia’s 67th largest trading partner in 2011 (down from 63rd in 2010), accounting for 0.1287% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1427% in 2010).

Hong Kong was Russia’s 57th largest export market in 2011 (down from 54th in 2010), accounting for 0.1888% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2094% in 2010).

Hong Kong was Russia’s 86th largest supplier in 2011 (just as in 2010), accounting for 0.0270% of Russia’s total imports (just as in 2010).

Russia’s Exports to Hong Kong

The major share of Russian exports to Hong Kong in 2011 (and in 2010) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 40.70% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (38.86% in 2010);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 27.30% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (35.74% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.22% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (11.13% in 2010);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.80% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (6.47% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.90% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (3.94% in 2010);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.45% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (1.33% in 2010);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.82% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (1.17% in 2010).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in 2011 over 2010 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) - an increase of $77,292,878;
  • 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 $74,008,455;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $12,461,094;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - an increase of $6,110,686;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $4,441,195;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $3,796,094;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $3,757,300.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in 2011 over 2010 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 $36,525,214;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $7,707,995.
Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
02 Meat and edible meat offal 8,023,913 0.82 5,736,80839.87
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,821,001 0.29 194,9221,347.25
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 6,750-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,426,629 0.56 3,041,81478.40
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 281,280 0.03 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 37,957 0.00 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 828,377 0.08 712,69116.23
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 135-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 73,618 0.01 36,540101.47
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,492 0.00 16,733-79.13
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 265,265 0.03 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,469,732 0.46 673,638563.52
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,952,170 0.20 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 259,929,339 26.64 296,454,553-12.32
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 157,794,661 16.17 80,501,78396.01
29 Organic chemicals 78,960 0.01 115,252-31.49
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,565,717 0.78 6,176,79422.49
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,384 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 133 0.00 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 6 0.00 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 17,351 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,491,215 0.15 3,852,134-61.29
39 Plastics and articles thereof 752,227 0.08 208,803260.26
40 Rubber and articles thereof 304,258 0.03 1,648,720-81.55
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 15,027,552 1.54 8,916,86668.53
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4,167 0.00 145,684-97.14
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 14,886 0.00 702,936-97.88
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 956,907 0.10 317,370201.51
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 462,999-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 22,661,891 2.32 10,200,797122.16
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 303,326 0.03 82,713266.72
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 90 0.00 101-10.89
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 16 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,772 0.00 443977.20
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 10,395 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 10,628 0.00 2404,328.33
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 24,074 0.00 18,25231.90
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 281 0.00 429-34.50
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 3,384-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 73,289 0.01 54,42934.65
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 397,030,746 40.70 323,022,29122.91
72 Iron and steel 1,194,515 0.12 8,902,510-86.58
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,091,332 0.11 43,3802,415.75
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,079,344 0.21 3,182,624-34.67
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,797,872 0.18 1,759,0532.21
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 12,995,253 1.33 8,554,05851.92
78 Lead and articles thereof 8,952,485 0.92 10,339,118-13.41
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 97,094 0.01 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 94,035 0.01 1,3027,122.35
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,352 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,738,786 0.49 4,951,750-4.30
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 43,862,945 4.50 43,695,2770.38
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 54,144 0.01 8,813514.37
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 481,992 0.05 521,900-7.65
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,793,300 0.39 36,00010,436.94
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,630,581 0.37 4,564,108-20.45
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 889,092 0.09 137,706545.65
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 297,434 0.03 2,74310,743.38
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 69,382 0.01 75,435-8.02
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 165,933 0.02 0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 399,337 0.04 1,203,259-66.81
SS Classified 671,382 0.07 11 3005,841.43

Russia’s Imports from Hong Kong

The major share of Russian imports from Hong Kong in 2011 (and in 2010) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 50.29% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (45.14% in 2010);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 16.02% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (15.93% in 2010);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 15.86% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (17.11% in 2010);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.40% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (0.01% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.95% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (4.39% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.10% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (1.65% in 2010).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $9,346,188;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $4,461,649;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,565,033;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $2,463,427;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $2,072,208;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,673,226;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,471,028;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1,290,260;
  • 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 $606,962;
  • 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) - an increase of $451,999;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $450,923;
  • 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 $342,559;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $314,347.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $5,071,833;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $981,666;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $490,628;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $414,794.
Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 15-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 163-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 11,238 0.01 3,000274.60
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 17 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,939 0.01 7,360-19.31
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 908 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,769 0.01 54,005-78.21
26 Ores, slag and ash 4,461,649 5.40 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 580 0.00 5,888-90.15
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 233,461 0.28 274,615-14.99
29 Organic chemicals 26,742 0.03 23,77512.48
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,854 0.00 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 471 0.00 5,503-91.44
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 181,168 0.22 55,566226.04
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 70,918 0.09 74,132-4.34
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1 0.00 4,695-99.98
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 56,391 0.07 41,79634.92
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 604,838 0.73 1,019,632-40.68
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,849,932 3.45 1,176,706142.20
40 Rubber and articles thereof 60,486 0.07 37,37661.83
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 592,410 0.72 1,574,076-62.36
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 731,452 0.89 611,13619.69
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 45,033 0.05 26,37870.72
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 1-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 28,726 0.03 25,81311.29
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 221,759 0.27 187,94317.99
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 12,806,571 15.50 10,343,14423.82
50 Silk 1,560 0.00 203668.47
52 Cotton 0 0.00 1,846-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 79 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 10,012 0.01 80,670-87.59
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,278 0.00 71,551-98.21
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 253,305 0.31 123,991104.29
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 45,999 0.06 44,4613.46
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 56,084 0.07 63,994-12.36
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2 0.00 32-93.75
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 6,023 0.01 48,495-87.58
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,631,488 5.61 3,341,22838.62
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7,118,675 8.62 5,046,46741.06
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 75,518 0.09 256,757-70.59
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 700,124 0.85 385,77781.48
65 Headgear and parts thereof 55,361 0.07 35,51155.90
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 79,726 0.10 17,963343.83
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 196,681 0.24 331,630-40.69
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 8,804 0.01 7,76113.44
69 Ceramic products 31,942 0.04 77,351-58.71
70 Glass and glassware 67,058 0.08 75,955-11.71
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 783,348 0.95 176,386344.11
72 Iron and steel 27,122 0.03 32,061-15.41
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,070,273 1.30 619,35072.81
74 Copper and articles thereof 181 0.00 93,043-99.81
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 20,340 0.02 69,293-70.65
79 Zinc and articles thereof 3 0.00 30.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 464 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 158,329 0.19 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 107,337 0.13 62,48571.78
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 350,066 0.42 143,367144.17
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 12,895,688 15.61 10,330,65524.83
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 15,782,494 19.11 15,439,9352.22
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 81,152 0.10 55,31346.71
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 42,354 0.05 166,528-74.57
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 9,346,188 11.31 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,395,277 4.11 1,924,24976.45
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 444,566 0.54 283,32556.91
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 8,514 0.01 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 697,928 0.84 245,929183.79
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 896,532 1.09 5,968,365-84.98
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 106,049 0.13 596,677-82.23
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 44,739 0.05 22,57898.15
SS Classified 3,566 0.00 54 400-93.44
Russian foreign trade statistics
Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia