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Russian trade with the United Arab Emirates 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 the United Arab Emirates in 2011: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with the United Arab Emirates

In 2011, Russia’s trade with the United Arab Emirates totaled $1,488,976,328, up 46.17% ($470,338,527) from 2010.

Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in 2011 totaled $1,375,279,932, up 39.94% ($392,492,847) from 2010.

Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in 2011 totaled $113,696,396, up 217.14% ($77,845,680) from 2010.

Russia’s trade surplus with the United Arab Emirates in 2011 was $1,261,583,536, a 33.23% increase ($314,647,167) over 2010.

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 56th largest trading partner in 2011 (up from 58th in 2010), accounting for 0.1810% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1627% in 2010).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 48th largest export market in 2011 (up from 50th in 2010), accounting for 0.2662% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2475% in 2010).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 80th largest supplier in 2011 (up from 97th in 2010), accounting for 0.0372% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0157% in 2010).

Russia’s Exports to the United Arab Emirates

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 41.13% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (29.91% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 17.49% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (24.38% in 2010);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 7.71% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (0.74% in 2010);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.96% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (2.55% in 2010);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.75% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (3.03% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.35% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (4.17% in 2010);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.16% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (0.85% in 2010).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in 2011 over 2010 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) - an increase of $271,724,000;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $99,234,071;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $46,929,742;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $27,633,841;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $16,917,096;
  • 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 $8,304,658;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $7,744,329;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $6,358,455;
  • 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 $5,266,961.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $32,405,164.
Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
01 Live animals 12,195 0.00 15,349-20.55
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 6,627 0.00 2,376178.91
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 25,856 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,113,593 0.30 1,116368,501.52
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 721-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 534 0.00 0
10 Cereals 63,655,210 4.63 16,725,468280.59
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 481,048 0.03 563,914-14.69
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 281,158 0.02 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 1,270-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,465,270 0.18 684360,319.59
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 298,460 0.02 115,901157.51
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 416,348 0.03 1,19434,770.02
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,014 0.00 5,898-14.99
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 133,201 0.01 33,934292.53
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 57,186 0.00 17,870220.01
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7,792,697 0.57 5,810,99334.10
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,193,888 0.16 1,498,52046.40
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 313,481-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 10,000 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,489 0.00 395,202-99.62
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 106,093,276 7.71 6,859,2051,446.73
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 275,421 0.02 446,243-38.28
29 Organic chemicals 698,050 0.05 291,972139.08
31 Fertilizers 506,121 0.04 1,963,794-74.23
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,409,782 0.10 2,496,907-43.54
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,066,230 0.08 1,061,8430.41
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 8,758,578 0.64 3,491,617150.85
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,249 0.00 47,785-93.20
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 18,450 0.00 69,720-73.54
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,640,990 0.19 2,736,105-3.48
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,457,157 0.11 1,505,869-3.23
40 Rubber and articles thereof 29,241,111 2.13 26,907,7828.67
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 138-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 523,512 0.04 413,08126.73
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 4,779,882 0.35 1,791,506166.81
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,480,311 0.33 3,588,51824.85
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 34 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 642,467 0.05 484,58532.58
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10,558,840 0.77 4,200,385151.38
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 269,108 0.02 125,716114.06
50 Silk 0 0.00 60-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 77,447 0.01 305,156-74.62
55 Man-made staple fibers 692,697 0.05 170407,368.82
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 6,927 0.00 3,120122.02
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 1,670-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 396-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 25,161 0.00 31,558-20.27
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 603,431 0.04 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 182,643 0.01 8,5772,029.45
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 16,120 0.00 17,556-8.18
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 657,445 0.05 242,722170.86
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 250,449 0.02 2,47210,031.43
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,697 0.00 327418.96
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 473-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,848,776 0.13 1,637,38612.91
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 159,173-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 259,980 0.02 564,873-53.98
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 565,675,940 41.13 293,951,94092.44
72 Iron and steel 185,071,214 13.46 217,476,378-14.90
73 Articles of iron or steel 36,579,290 2.66 8,945,449308.92
74 Copper and articles thereof 7,423,551 0.54 6,029,23323.13
75 Nickel and articles thereof 335,814 0.02 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,144,837 0.30 1,731,101139.43
78 Lead and articles thereof 88,594 0.01 35,348150.63
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 221,095 0.02 12,1961,712.85
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6,560,827 0.48 5,305,31323.67
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 43,442 0.00 63,125-31.18
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 31,799,295 2.31 14,882,199113.67
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 13,589,277 0.99 5,284,619157.15
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 599 0.00 5,477-89.06
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,708,632 0.49 4,209,63159.36
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 137,400 0.01 24,260466.36
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 13,150,008 0.96 5,405,679143.26
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 141,899 0.01 38,851265.24
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 955,536 0.07 592,38161.30
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 265,173 0.02 2,691,354-90.15
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,586 0.00 4,688-23.51
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,992 0.00 0
SS Classified 242,385,815 17.62 329 135 512-26.36

Russia’s Imports from the United Arab Emirates

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 33.68% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (32.46% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.72% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (11.34% in 2010);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 7.43% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (21.40% in 2010);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.60% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (15.92% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.79% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (9.15% in 2010).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $31,986,282;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $6,368,595;
  • 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 $2,101,871;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $1,703,282;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,173,632;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $976,434;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $951,886;
  • 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 $645,029;
  • 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 $525,057;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $446,524;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $432,290;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $427,547;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $401,769.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $6,242,987;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,054,805;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $801,069.
Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
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 508 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 73,463 0.06 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,986,246 4.39 4,819,9943.45
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 12,064 0.01 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,371 0.00 3,167-25.13
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,023 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,924 0.01 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,285,087 1.13 883,31845.48
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 400-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 77,327 0.07 48,82658.37
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 51,100-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 1,173,632 1.03 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 760,067 0.67 313,543142.41
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 647,510 0.57 219,963194.37
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 80,185 0.07 406,610-80.28
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 351,862 0.31 351,7960.02
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,969,613 7.89 2,601,018244.85
40 Rubber and articles thereof 206,898 0.18 122,32469.14
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 53,462 0.05 19,992167.42
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 36,300 0.03 15,608132.57
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 71,436 0.06 27,285161.81
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 337,214 0.30 172,07395.97
52 Cotton 3,464 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 2,775,357 2.44 3,576,426-22.40
55 Man-made staple fibers 44,571 0.04 318,619-86.01
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,628 0.00 2311,037.66
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 274,759 0.24 22,3381,130.01
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 9,667 0.01 116,640-91.71
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,271,960 1.12 949,15834.01
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 5,434 0.00 26,556-79.54
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,935,100 2.58 1,958,66649.85
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,025,977 0.90 593,68772.81
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 52,903 0.05 105,367-49.79
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 44,003 0.04 4,040989.18
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,939 0.00 1271,426.77
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 194,271 0.17 2,3428,195.09
69 Ceramic products 433,938 0.38 746,748-41.89
70 Glass and glassware 3,593,484 3.16 1,890,20290.11
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 914,062 0.80 269,033239.76
72 Iron and steel 14,373 0.01 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,783,653 1.57 2,838,458-37.16
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,398 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 217,904 0.19 251,944-13.51
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,137,650 1.00 185,764512.42
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 21,847 0.02 2,393812.95
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 36,016,464 31.68 4,030,182793.67
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 1,190,074 1.05 665,01778.95
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 217,321 0.19 44,638386.85
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 15,309 0.01 51,495-70.27
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4,450 0.00 6,247,437-99.93
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 853,384 0.75 596,62443.04
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,322 0.00 630109.84
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 2,253,184 1.98 151,3131,389.09
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 51,880 0.05 23,187123.75
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 9,341 0.01 2,709244.81
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 19,461 0.02 4345,158.14
SS Classified 37,171,672 32.69 121 68530,447.46
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia