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

Russia’s Trade with Vietnam

In 2011, Russia’s trade with Vietnam totaled $3,060,962,524, up 25.17% ($615,599,649) from 2010.

Russia’s exports to Vietnam in 2011 totaled $1,338,659,765, up 0.32% ($4,206,428) from 2010.

Russia’s imports from Vietnam in 2011 totaled $1,722,302,759, up 55.04% ($611,393,221) from 2010.

Russia’s trade balance with Vietnam went from a surplus of $223,543,799 in 2010, to a deficit of $383,642,994 in 2011.

Vietnam was Russia’s 38th largest trading partner in 2011 (just as in 2010), accounting for 0.3722% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.3906% in 2010).

Vietnam was Russia’s 49th largest export market in 2011 (down from 41st in 2010), accounting for 0.2591% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.3361% in 2010).

Vietnam was Russia’s 33rd largest supplier in 2011 (up from 34th in 2010), accounting for 0.5633% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.4853% in 2010).

Russia’s Exports to Vietnam

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 38.89% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (27.25% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.93% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (33.23% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.04% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (5.53% in 2010);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.40% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (9.34% in 2010);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.16% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (1.05% in 2010).

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $90,900,000;
  • 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 $88,500,430;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $21,788,217;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $12,859,593;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $6,373,623.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $207,560,392;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $92,869,879;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $40,340,961;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $37,831,229;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $24,007,902;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $6,374,498.
Russia’s exports to Vietnam in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,976,158 0.30 4,842,767-17.89
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 69,222 0.01 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 34,234 0.00 2,4601,291.63
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 30,214 0.00 130,619-76.87
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 41,892 0.00 0
10 Cereals 131,506 0.01 1,820,041-92.77
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 224,139 0.02 910,368-75.38
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 13,896 0.00 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 30-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4,166 0.00 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 686 0.00 900-23.78
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,511,667 0.26 1,056,644232.34
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 64,464 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 787,106 0.06 191,203311.66
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 176,136 0.01 42,660312.88
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7,248 0.00 52,070-86.08
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,626,743 0.20 1,794,21146.40
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 647,783 0.05 930,274-30.37
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 15,574,506 1.16 16,055,850-3.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 983,862 0.07 145,610575.68
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 15,621,008 1.17 108,490,887-85.60
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,440,685 0.11 970,80148.40
29 Organic chemicals 28,835 0.00 8832,667.05
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,822,764 0.29 3,418,66011.82
31 Fertilizers 52,173,891 3.90 39,314,29832.71
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 728,664 0.05 64,3051,033.14
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7,200 0.00 59,623-87.92
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 431,587 0.03 359,30820.12
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 129 0.00 22,990-99.44
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 3,523,173 0.26 646,329445.11
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 133,679 0.01 183,373-27.10
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,265,823 0.24 2,888,68713.06
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,879,695 0.14 25,887,597-92.74
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 214,149 0.02 548,548-60.96
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,063 0.00 156581.41
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,287,624 0.10 1,086,21818.54
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 150-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,789,414 0.21 821,650239.49
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9,086,050 0.68 10,282,649-11.64
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,344,983 0.18 1,838,70527.53
50 Silk 212 0.00 0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 68 0.00 0
52 Cotton 608 0.00 34178.30
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 168,233 0.01 3,3564,912.90
54 Man-made filaments 67,292 0.01 23,151190.67
55 Man-made staple fibers 208 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 948 0.00 231,341-99.59
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,033 0.00 17,252-94.01
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 499 0.00 502-0.60
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 635,175 0.05 626,5461.38
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 222,509 0.02 40,924443.71
65 Headgear and parts thereof 535,610 0.04 331,83861.41
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 496,336 0.04 167,793195.80
70 Glass and glassware 69,983 0.01 32,200117.34
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,376,735 0.10 170,083709.45
72 Iron and steel 176,887,027 13.21 384,447,419-53.99
73 Articles of iron or steel 17,051,704 1.27 10,678,08159.69
74 Copper and articles thereof 114,731 0.01 1,024,357-88.80
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3,996 0.00 1,050280.57
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,898,540 0.14 42,239,501-95.51
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,402-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 1,916 0.00 1,59220.35
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 525,087 0.04 3,480,691-84.91
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,710,191 0.20 1,375,35997.05
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 670,523 0.05 241,589177.55
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 83,509,546 6.24 61,721,32935.30
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 116,852,144 8.73 28,351,714312.15
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 2,519 0.00 98,478-97.44
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 39,994,197 2.99 77,825,426-48.61
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 238,027,646 17.78 147,127,64661.78
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 42,180,827 3.15 48,555,325-13.13
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,035 0.00 113815.93
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 369,991 0.03 4,1738,766.31
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 20,255 0.00 20,895-3.06
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 17,381 0.00 2407,142.08
SS Classified 486,559,016 36.35 300 750 90161.78

Russia’s Imports from Vietnam

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 48.30% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (41.16% in 2010);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 22.30% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (21.52% in 2010);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 20.43% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (26.84% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.77% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (6.23% in 2010).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Vietnam in 2011 over 2010 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) - an increase of $401,436,782;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $72,334,436;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $54,531,351;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $25,628,928;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $20,976,988;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $15,254,153;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $8,375,865;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $8,151,324;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $7,397,162;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $6,171,881;
  • 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 $5,188,452.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $26,941,917;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $7,465,968.
Russia’s imports from Vietnam in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
01 Live animals 8,846 0.00 165,763-94.66
02 Meat and edible meat offal 10,428 0.00 26,593-60.79
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 95,671,101 5.55 74,694,11328.08
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 8,697 0.00 30,304-71.30
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 7,580 0.00 2233,299.10
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 336,109 0.02 1,041,229-67.72
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 46,142,993 2.68 37,991,66921.46
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 121,692,470 7.07 96,063,54226.68
10 Cereals 26,728,353 1.55 34,194,321-21.83
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,105,997 0.06 326,242239.01
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 344,642 0.02 326,1205.68
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 43,860 0.00 30,62043.24
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,666,977 0.10 1,589,4084.88
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 56,854 0.00 21,870159.96
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 575,522 0.03 8,6006,592.12
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 9,639,212 0.56 11,056,514-12.82
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 30,111,333 1.75 32,354,365-6.93
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 15,351,772 0.89 6,975,907120.07
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 317,533 0.02 334,049-4.94
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,092,212 0.12 894,762133.83
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,519,628 0.09 1,858,791-18.25
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 419,923 0.02 130,596221.54
29 Organic chemicals 29,600 0.00 2,3201,175.86
30 Pharmaceutical products 8,021,110 0.47 5,182,90354.76
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,643,939 0.10 253,367548.84
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 76,965 0.00 9,929675.15
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 125,193 0.01 69,58679.91
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,525,819 0.09 1,533,391-0.49
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 476 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 720,749 0.04 135,949430.16
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10,017,017 0.58 6,854,11446.15
40 Rubber and articles thereof 59,518,116 3.46 54,982,7118.25
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 33 0.00 7,778-99.58
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 20,622,817 1.20 13,225,65555.93
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 360-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 730,981 0.04 658,53211.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3,436,190 0.20 3,743,556-8.21
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,349,460 0.19 1,665,458101.11
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7,390 0.00 12,123-39.04
52 Cotton 88,943 0.01 156,296-43.09
54 Man-made filaments 555,578 0.03 498,20211.52
55 Man-made staple fibers 849,693 0.05 1,236,272-31.27
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 162,345 0.01 31,005423.61
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 11,143 0.00 6,01785.19
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 10,428 0.00 5,59386.45
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 3,150-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 364,237 0.02 138,915162.20
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 34,587,338 2.01 19,333,18578.90
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 140,453,706 8.15 85,922,35563.47
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 8,363,829 0.49 5,618,16448.87
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 197,289,585 11.45 124,955,14957.89
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,375,001 0.08 1,216,32013.05
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 2,993 0.00 1,467104.02
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3,378 0.00 1,093209.06
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 269,101 0.02 364,295-26.13
69 Ceramic products 3,424,336 0.20 3,218,3706.40
70 Glass and glassware 291,746 0.02 340,290-14.27
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 109,345 0.01 81,61533.98
72 Iron and steel 2,936,099 0.17 1,985,81447.85
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,502,620 0.09 2,595,393-42.10
74 Copper and articles thereof 113,489 0.01 5,4551,980.46
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 8,604 0.00 3,487146.75
80 Tin and articles thereof 1,817,258 0.11 365,742396.87
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 244,295 0.01 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,011,767 0.06 1,580,810-36.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 160,793 0.01 153,4334.80
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 95,289,539 5.53 122,231,456-22.04
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 735,309,731 42.69 333,872,949120.24
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 563,920 0.03 735,458-23.32
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 8 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 638,325 0.04 459,81738.82
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 103,677 0.01 25,427307.74
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 63,667 0.00 133,268-52.23
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 13,313,459 0.77 8,125,00763.86
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 9,976,603 0.58 5,826,19671.24
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 7,299,280 0.42 1,127,399547.44
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 2,330-100.00
SS Classified 59,003 0.00 99 011-40.41
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia