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Russian trade with Japan 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 Japan in 2011: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Japan

In 2011, Russia’s trade with Japan totaled $29,660,547,486, up 28.46% ($6,572,113,473) from 2010.

Russia’s exports to Japan in 2011 totaled $14,643,462,641, up 14.15% ($1,814,955,632) from 2010.

Russia’s imports from Japan in 2011 totaled $15,017,084,845, up 46.37% ($4,757,157,841) from 2010.

Russia’s trade balance with Japan went from a surplus of $2,568,580,005 in 2010, to a deficit of $373,622,204 in 2011.

Japan was Russia’s 9th largest trading partner in 2011 (just as in 2010), accounting for 3.6062% of Russia’s total trade (down from 3.6884% in 2010).

Japan was Russia’s 11th largest export market in 2011 (down from 9th in 2010), accounting for 2.8339% of Russia’s total exports (down from 3.2308% in 2010).

Japan was Russia’s 4th largest supplier in 2011 (up from 5th in 2010), accounting for 4.9114% of Russia’s total imports (up from 4.4820% in 2010).

Russia’s Exports to Japan

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 81.39% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (81.71% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.22% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (8.08% in 2010);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.64% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (3.26% in 2010);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.80% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (2.92% in 2010);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.77% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (1.80% in 2010);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.51% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (1.65% in 2010).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Japan 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) - an increase of $1,429,183,768;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $163,346,878;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $107,563,692.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Japan in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s exports to Japan 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
01 Live animals 0 0.00 500-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 194,247,682 1.33 195,813,845-0.80
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 77,343 0.00 3,3242,226.81
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 97,927-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 909,605 0.01 750,18321.25
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 120,953 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 119 0.00 0
10 Cereals 5,022,021 0.03 7,658,236-34.42
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 1,510-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 505,840 0.00 343,05647.45
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 44,761-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 167,725 0.00 81,397106.06
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 383,997 0.00 1,175,164-67.32
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 255 0.00 104145.19
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,981,854 0.03 2,328,421113.96
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 382,681 0.00 5,6916,624.32
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 11,711-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,000 0.00 53,871-90.72
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 157,079 0.00 76,435105.51
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 40,404 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 14,167,954 0.10 3,373,474319.98
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,130,907 0.01 1,100,82293.57
26 Ores, slag and ash 16,314,696 0.11 10,255,68659.08
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 11,900,056,516 81.27 10,470,872,74813.65
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 37,659,940 0.26 34,983,8247.65
29 Organic chemicals 6,670,073 0.05 4,954,21834.63
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 2,000-100.00
31 Fertilizers 23,832,964 0.16 12,417,53591.93
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,219 0.00 7,540-57.31
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 76,864 0.00 95,282-19.33
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 17,774 0.00 13,88028.05
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 126,085 0.00 185,419-32.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 365,000 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,332,026 0.01 1,778,971-25.12
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,259,648 0.01 625,587101.35
40 Rubber and articles thereof 22,956,860 0.16 15,593,20547.22
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 99,762 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 35,552 0.00 22,00561.56
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 992,703 0.01 618,52460.50
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 505,565,714 3.45 398,002,02227.03
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 114-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 26,063,764 0.18 18,069,93344.24
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 219,005 0.00 282,584-22.50
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 533,487 0.00 1,588,309-66.41
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 54,281 0.00 90,086-39.75
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4,917 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 899 0.00 79912.52
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 12,404 0.00 31,205-60.25
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7,132 0.00 18,008-60.40
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 111,368 0.00 12,358801.18
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 651,132 0.00 639,5141.82
65 Headgear and parts thereof 63 0.00 374-83.16
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 186,467 0.00 3,2405,655.15
69 Ceramic products 602,355 0.00 19,3653,010.53
70 Glass and glassware 246,479 0.00 746,951-67.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 409,469,250 2.80 375,198,4059.13
72 Iron and steel 194,079,348 1.33 182,254,5576.49
73 Articles of iron or steel 333,443 0.00 9,705,784-96.56
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 193,935-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,002,227,263 6.84 838,880,38519.47
78 Lead and articles thereof 299,899 0.00 2,60311,421.28
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 54,526-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 6,518,366 0.04 5,700,19514.35
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 953 0.00 21,300-95.53
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,225 0.00 2,450113.27
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,019,943 0.02 5,693,713-46.96
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 1,656,350 0.01 3,021,053-45.17
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 12,764 0.00 148,583-91.41
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,008,520 0.01 1,084,394-7.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 241,315,168 1.65 217,386,64311.01
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 12,789,171 0.09 3,719,107243.88
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 168-100.00
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 1,290,723 0.01 553,822133.06
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 22,883 0.00 25,481-10.20
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 14,804 0.00 1,570842.93
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 38,000 0.00 0
SS Classified 0 0.00 6 617-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Japan

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 84.31% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (83.91% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.66% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (7.79% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.33% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (4.73% in 2010).

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2,864,204,802;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $943,650,551;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $298,683,072;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $158,734,182;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $151,755,462;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $125,664,152;
  • 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 $60,673,991;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $60,583,563.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Japan 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
01 Live animals 34,000 0.00 24,47238.93
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 14,510,703 0.10 58,706,721-75.28
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 44 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 44,686 0.00 64,942-31.19
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 33,382 0.00 118,857-71.91
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 123,966 0.00 323,429-61.67
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 813,032 0.01 451,71579.99
10 Cereals 105,031 0.00 156,609-32.93
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 25,013 0.00 77,384-67.68
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 341,224 0.00 562,215-39.31
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 467,021 0.00 325,74643.37
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 254 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 91,617 0.00 94,493-3.04
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 27,141 0.00 156,727-82.68
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 605,763 0.00 497,12621.85
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 743,939 0.00 1,079,118-31.06
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 527,824 0.00 531,041-0.61
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 256,715 0.00 366,093-29.88
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,431,200 0.04 7,587,654-15.24
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8,221,398 0.05 8,045,3432.19
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,298 0.00 9,685-76.27
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 660,246 0.00 5,098,488-87.05
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 155,879 0.00 299,431-47.94
26 Ores, slag and ash 288,000 0.00 396,000-27.27
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 47,161,215 0.31 33,871,65339.24
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 10,541,561 0.07 10,670,439-1.21
29 Organic chemicals 37,366,670 0.25 27,959,26033.65
30 Pharmaceutical products 50,162,464 0.33 72,635,050-30.94
31 Fertilizers 5 0.00 973-99.49
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 28,414,355 0.19 29,242,851-2.83
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 53,426,013 0.36 37,524,70642.38
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 16,399,837 0.11 10,869,05050.89
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,490,848 0.02 2,532,860-1.66
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 299 0.00 4,535-93.41
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 33,822,682 0.23 28,257,11819.70
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 31,296,956 0.21 19,996,44356.51
39 Plastics and articles thereof 146,455,451 0.98 129,102,98513.44
40 Rubber and articles thereof 589,297,987 3.92 430,563,80536.87
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 949,495 0.01 1,372,347-30.81
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 19,896 0.00 18,00010.53
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 253,898 0.00 794,226-68.03
45 Cork and articles of cork 20,821 0.00 27,113-23.21
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 7,625 0.00 6,85611.22
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 80,188,015 0.53 56,817,40241.13
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,362,693 0.02 2,858,319-17.34
50 Silk 1,109 0.00 336,866.67
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 18,802 0.00 13,03644.23
52 Cotton 52,337 0.00 69,870-25.09
54 Man-made filaments 8,518,415 0.06 6,074,92140.22
55 Man-made staple fibers 43,306,758 0.29 26,795,33661.62
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5,158,724 0.03 6,439,707-19.89
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 110,921 0.00 102,2128.52
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,475,450 0.01 317,561364.62
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 4,811,081 0.03 2,113,840127.60
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,154,068 0.01 822,04840.39
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,033,086 0.01 823,39425.47
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,160,629 0.01 797,47645.54
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,452,603 0.03 3,177,45340.13
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 84,006 0.00 152,630-44.96
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,950,048 0.01 1,076,78681.10
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 891,535 0.01 2,311,131-61.42
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 17,575 0.00 9,20290.99
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 9,247,758 0.06 6,363,48645.33
69 Ceramic products 4,793,295 0.03 3,254,41947.29
70 Glass and glassware 38,473,857 0.26 32,489,91018.42
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 567,684 0.00 789,705-28.11
72 Iron and steel 304,666,113 2.03 152,910,65199.24
73 Articles of iron or steel 560,241,517 3.73 261,558,445114.19
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,888,887 0.02 1,587,47781.98
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,238,756 0.01 5,119,326-75.80
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,394,394 0.04 4,826,15711.77
78 Lead and articles thereof 60,066 0.00 83,169-27.78
79 Zinc and articles thereof 17,941 0.00 8,255117.33
80 Tin and articles thereof 6,473 0.00 14,461-55.24
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 381,503 0.00 643,251-40.69
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 39,359,030 0.26 28,979,19235.82
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 36,223,131 0.24 29,664,73422.11
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,723,133,275 18.13 1,779,482,72453.03
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 953,630,162 6.35 892,956,1716.79
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 543,893 0.00 3,534,505-84.61
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 8,279,877,494 55.14 5,415,672,69252.89
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 81,975,717 0.55 21,392,154283.20
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 622,222,341 4.14 496,558,18925.31
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,377,018 0.02 2,411,932-1.45
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 5,712,945 0.04 4,875,39417.18
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 77,532,013 0.52 62,250,88724.55
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,246,851 0.03 3,196,79932.85
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 17,553,478 0.12 16,932,6963.67
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 26,000 0.00 2,2521,054.53
SS Classified 5,346,944 0.04 1 172 085356.19
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia