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

Russia’s Trade with Kuwait

In 2011, Russia’s trade with Kuwait totaled $356,597,277, up 169.84% ($224,445,952) from 2010.

Russia’s exports to Kuwait in 2011 totaled $356,581,566, up 170.08% ($224,552,590) from 2010.

Russia’s imports from Kuwait in 2011 were $15,711, down 87.16% ($106,638) from 2010.

Russia’s trade surplus with Kuwait in 2011 was $356,565,855, a 170.32% increase ($224,659,228) over 2010.

Kuwait was Russia’s 87th largest trading partner in 2011 (up from 102nd in 2010), accounting for 0.0434% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0211% in 2010).

Kuwait was Russia’s 75th largest export market in 2011 (up from 87th in 2010), accounting for 0.0690% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0333% in 2010).

Kuwait was Russia’s 186th largest supplier in 2011 (down from 166th in 2010), accounting for 0.0000% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0001% in 2010).

Russia’s Exports to Kuwait

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 55.14% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (61.97% in 2010);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.46% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (4.36% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.82% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (1.47% in 2010);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.02% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (8.49% in 2010).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Kuwait 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 $75,281,788;
  • 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 $29,983,759;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $9,164,802;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $3,297,811.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Kuwait 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 $11,132,928.
Russia’s exports to Kuwait in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 19,147-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 911-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 31,090 0.01 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,545 0.00 2411,785.89
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 75,235 0.02 11,208,163-99.33
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 472,948 0.13 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 749-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 3,019-100.00
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 0 0.00 1,134-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9,360 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 372 0.00 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 28,288 0.01 5814,768.85
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 204,974 0.06 191,0607.28
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 194,770 0.05 549,370-64.55
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8,318,037 2.33 5,020,22665.69
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 64,016 0.02 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 39 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 812,060 0.23 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,201 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 113,000 0.03 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,019 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 4,908-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,641,328 0.74 1,935,37836.48
74 Copper and articles thereof 256,638 0.07 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 314 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 31,523 0.01 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4,930 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 492,915 0.14 118,097317.38
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 30,101,094 8.44 117,33525,553.98
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 155,186,657 43.52 79,904,86994.21
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,839,963 3.04 1,675,161547.10
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 3,436 0.00 364843.96
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6,131 0.00 0
SS Classified 146,679,683 41.13 31 278 263368.95

Russia’s Imports from Kuwait

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

  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 77.47% of Russia’s total imports from Kuwait (12.32% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.63% of Russia’s total imports from Kuwait (0.59% in 2010);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.93% of Russia’s total imports from Kuwait (0.03% in 2010);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Kuwait (1.39% in 2010).
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Kuwait (85.05% in 2010).

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

  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $2,141;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $982;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $938;
  • 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 $327;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $134.

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

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $103,890;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $3,889;
  • Headgear and parts thereof (HS code 65) - a decrease of $1,657;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $688;
  • 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 $331;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $267;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $168;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $156.
Russia’s imports from Kuwait in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 28-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,141 13.63 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 688-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 8-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,108 38.88 5,12619.16
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6,063 38.59 9,952-39.08
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 39-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 1,657-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 938 5.97 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 331-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 168-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 103,890-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 39-100.00
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 327 2.08 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 134 0.85 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 156-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 267-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia