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Russian trade in goods with Hong Kong in Q1 2018

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 the first quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Hong Kong

In the 1st quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Hong Kong totaled $352,471,001, up 101.99% ($177,972,026) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $277,815,846, up 124.18% ($153,891,967) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $74,655,155, up 47.61% ($24,080,059) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2018 was $203,160,691, a 176.98% increase ($129,811,908) over the 1st quarter of 2017.

Hong Kong was Russia’s 56th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2018 (up from 64th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.2236% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1357% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Hong Kong was Russia’s 52nd largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2018 (up from 62nd in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.2697% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1487% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Hong Kong was Russia’s 64th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2018 (up from 67th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1367% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1119% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Hong Kong

The major share of Russian exports to Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 32.11% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (0.52% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 25.17% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (46.23% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 10.75% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (20.58% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.00% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (15.59% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.02% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (8.78% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.30% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (2.34% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.15% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (1.16% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $88,751,765;
  • 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 $12,630,040;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $4,384,409;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $3,794,898;
  • 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 $3,031,559;
  • 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 $1,661,192;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $1,132,485;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $1,112,640;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $998,554;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - an increase of $944,488;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $895,985.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,832,906;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1,004,014.
Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
02 Meat and edible meat offal 16,576,100 5.97 12,781,20229.69
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 634-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 7,469-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 7,485,520 2.69 6,353,03517.83
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 10-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 42-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 2,890-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 72,423 0.03 63511,305.20
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 55,529 0.02 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 13,894 0.01 7,10995.44
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 713,965 0.26 107,868561.89
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 95-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 22,823 0.01 7402,984.19
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 27,259 0.01 42,145-35.32
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,990 0.00 5,140-61.28
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8,845 0.00 4221,995.97
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 24,959 0.01 11,487117.28
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 60 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 11,713-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 29,874,583 10.75 25,490,17417.20
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 767,086 0.28 839,276-8.60
29 Organic chemicals 213,556 0.08 1,217,570-82.46
30 Pharmaceutical products 707,709 0.25 408,83073.11
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 87,641 0.03 40,523116.27
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 51,984 0.02 13,478285.70
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 1,661,192 0.60 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 46,458 0.02 282,313-83.54
39 Plastics and articles thereof 73,306 0.03 79,819-8.16
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 12,076-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 6,508,213 2.34 5,563,72516.98
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 379-100.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 30,900 0.01 11,060179.39
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 308,582 0.11 166,03085.86
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 663,955-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 109,910 0.04 605,155-81.84
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,469 0.00 1,04041.25
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2 0.00 9-77.78
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,008,715 0.36 10,1619,827.32
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 811 0.00 16,580-95.11
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,903 0.00 520650.58
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 7,902 0.00 3,405132.07
65 Headgear and parts thereof 90 0.00 8012.50
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 239-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 23,312-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 231-100.00
69 Ceramic products 29,317 0.01 3,869657.74
70 Glass and glassware 769 0.00 16,309-95.28
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 69,914,514 25.17 57,284,47422.05
72 Iron and steel 88,764,315 31.95 12,550707,185.38
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,128 0.00 15,770-92.85
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 93,404 0.03 242,998-61.56
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 240,380-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 5 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 77,137 0.03 106,024-27.25
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,800 0.00 20,983-91.42
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 275,100 0.10 221124,379.64
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,937,466 0.70 1,041,48186.03
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 8,930,534 3.21 5,898,97551.39
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 109,142 0.04 1,942,048-94.38
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,400,000 0.50 287,360387.19
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,559,907 0.56 1,716,543-9.13
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 9,045-100.00
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 8,600 0.00 3,956117.39
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 28,000 0.01 51,803-45.95
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 7,357 0.00 51,844-85.81
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 242,021 0.09 38,400530.26
SS Classified 37,967,951 13.67 156 27024,196.38

Russia’s Imports from Hong Kong

The major share of Russian imports from Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2018 (and in the 1st quarter of 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 75.35% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (66.42% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.99% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (7.59% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.29% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (8.70% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.04% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (3.03% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.55% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (1.02% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.68% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (3.51% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $28,487,280;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $866,788;
  • 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 $758,112;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $537,016;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $479,910;
  • Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof (HS code 66) - an increase of $441,547;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $399,580;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - an increase of $378,065;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $322,675;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $283,691;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $276,294.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 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) - a decrease of $6,983,196;
  • 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 $1,266,573;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $553,954;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $354,832.
Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 946-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 1,036-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 181,306 0.24 39,211362.39
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 917-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12,757 0.02 112,900-88.70
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 63,169 0.08 30,720105.63
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 799,471 1.07 682,42817.15
29 Organic chemicals 102,180 0.14 135,895-24.81
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 18,337 0.02 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,173 0.00 93,305-96.60
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 76 0.00 17,383-99.56
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 63,195 0.08 193,168-67.28
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 11,258 0.02 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 252,967 0.34 77,994224.34
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,537,512 3.40 3,091,466-17.92
40 Rubber and articles thereof 162,305 0.22 108,14950.08
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 97,088-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,120,848 1.50 362,736209.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 413,743 0.55 35,6781,059.66
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 22,777 0.03 5,521312.55
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 1,203 0.00 18,399-93.46
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 367,572 0.49 259,92241.42
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 769,288 1.03 232,272231.20
50 Silk 32,266 0.04 0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 61,679 0.08 0
52 Cotton 13,013 0.02 1,604711.28
54 Man-made filaments 1,020 0.00 33,675-96.97
55 Man-made staple fibers 14,238 0.02 9041,475.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 6,285 0.01 1,361361.79
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 5,463 0.01 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 46,732 0.06 49,595-5.77
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 11,349 0.02 1,909494.50
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 19,675 0.03 37,442-47.45
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,870,800 2.51 1,938,278-3.48
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 945,556 1.27 1,056,197-10.48
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 262,624 0.35 143,68782.78
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,366,938 1.83 500,150173.31
65 Headgear and parts thereof 57,342 0.08 25,330126.38
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 457,479 0.61 15,9322,771.45
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 48,315 0.06 32,47648.77
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 241 0.00 257-6.23
69 Ceramic products 423,687 0.57 101,012319.44
70 Glass and glassware 30,706 0.04 107,908-71.54
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 507,280 0.68 1,773,853-71.40
72 Iron and steel 20,501 0.03 157,724-87.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 537,186 0.72 539,970-0.52
74 Copper and articles thereof 360,266 0.48 83,972329.03
75 Nickel and articles thereof 18,796 0.03 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 54,140 0.07 167,677-67.71
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 56,771 0.08 182,671-68.92
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 197,433 0.26 162,57721.44
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 277,070 0.37 237,50416.66
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 40,714,685 54.54 12,227,405232.98
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 12,720,098 17.04 19,703,294-35.44
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 12,998 0.02 14,792-12.13
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 683,799 0.92 400,10870.90
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 466,982 0.63 67,402592.83
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,657,151 2.22 1,177,24140.77
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 679,550 0.91 811,500-16.26
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 81,626 0.11 25,604218.80
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 953,301 1.28 979,278-2.65
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,815,080 2.43 2,169,912-16.35
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 259,760 0.35 47,674444.87
SS Classified 2,137 0.00 872,356.32
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia