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Russian trade in goods with Kuwait 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 Kuwait in the first quarter of 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Kuwait

In the 1st quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with Kuwait totaled $206,583,614, up 29.58% ($47,156,457) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to Kuwait in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $206,583,131, up 29.58% ($47,158,342) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from Kuwait in the 1st quarter of 2018 were $483, down 79.60% ($1,885) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Kuwait in the 1st quarter of 2018 was $206,582,648, a 29.58% increase ($47,160,227) over the 1st quarter of 2017.

Kuwait was Russia’s 69th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2018 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1311% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1240% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Kuwait was Russia’s 59th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2018 (down from 58th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.2005% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1913% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Kuwait was Russia’s 191st largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2018 (down from 174th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.0000% of Russia’s total imports (just as in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Kuwait

The major share of Russian exports to Kuwait 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) - 97.93% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (97.18% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.79% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (1.21% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.57% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (1.24% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

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

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $27,052,492;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $20,220,790;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $825,467.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Kuwait 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) - a decrease of $986,760;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $839,811.
Russia’s exports to Kuwait in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 17,749 0.01 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 22,222 0.01 56,805-60.88
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 33,998 0.02 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 850-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 21,692 0.01 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 1,993-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 11,363-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7,383 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,602 0.00 0
29 Organic chemicals 17,971 0.01 325,735-94.48
30 Pharmaceutical products 15,800 0.01 4813,184.82
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 37,466 0.02 0
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 106 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 930,288 0.45 104,821787.50
39 Plastics and articles thereof 23,792 0.01 26,109-8.87
40 Rubber and articles thereof 41,107 0.02 19,555110.21
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 996-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 403,946 0.20 1,243,757-67.52
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,229,821 0.60 685,63779.37
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 105,892 0.05 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 1,227-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 23,298-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 4,400-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 59 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 147,921 0.07 25591,584.00
72 Iron and steel 20,220,801 9.79 11183,825,363.64
73 Articles of iron or steel 239,156 0.12 85,894178.43
74 Copper and articles thereof 181,851,916 88.03 154,799,42417.48
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 36-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 34,153-100.00
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 144-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 4,036-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 745 0.00 184,038.89
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 1-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 269,964 0.13 1,256,724-78.52
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 661,914 0.32 542,18822.08
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 146,100 0.07 26,156458.57
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 92,022 0.04 148,094-37.86
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 0 0.00 20,858-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,240 0.00 0
SS Classified 35,458 0.02 0

Russia’s Imports from Kuwait

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 100.00% of Russia’s total imports from Kuwait (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Kuwait (77.49% in the 1st quarter of 2017).
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Kuwait (22.51% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $483.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Kuwait 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 $1,835;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $533.
Russia’s imports from Kuwait in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 533-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 483 100.00 0
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 0 0.00 1,835-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia