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

Russia’s Trade with the United Arab Emirates

In the 1st quarter of 2018, Russia’s trade with the United Arab Emirates totaled $506,381,217, up 70.60% ($209,549,354) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $447,530,494, up 68.69% ($182,225,264) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 1st quarter of 2018 totaled $58,850,723, up 86.67% ($27,324,090) from the 1st quarter of 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with the United Arab Emirates in the 1st quarter of 2018 was $388,679,771, a 66.26% increase ($154,901,174) over the 1st quarter of 2017.

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 49th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2018 (up from 57th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.3212% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2309% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 41st largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2018 (up from 46th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.4344% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.3184% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 68th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2018 (up from 76th in the 1st quarter of 2017), accounting for 0.1078% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0697% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

Russia’s Exports to the United Arab Emirates

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 42.51% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (35.27% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 15.72% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (6.41% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.67% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (13.02% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.58% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (11.39% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.95% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (5.16% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.85% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (24.38% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.01% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (2.78% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 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 $96,655,545;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $31,269,925;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $20,283,749;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $9,966,430;
  • 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 $4,853,896;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $3,083,646;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $2,822,746;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2,551,137;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $2,030,404;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $1,809,824;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1,809,089;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1,378,371.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates 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) - a decrease of $54,494,942;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1,593,693;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $1,534,951.
Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
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 1,722,290 0.38 343,919400.78
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 645 0.00 1,044-38.22
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,042,688 0.46 12,28416,528.85
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,690,722 0.60 1,621,98565.89
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 417 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 222,493 0.05 164,75435.05
10 Cereals 22,231,567 4.97 23,825,260-6.69
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 79,838 0.02 34,806129.38
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 80,299 0.02 13,941475.99
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 453,926 0.10 693,278-34.52
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,050 0.00 67,995-94.04
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 60,122 0.01 25,131139.23
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,523,559 1.23 2,439,913126.38
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 29,442 0.01 9,958195.66
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 82,291 0.02 75,1029.57
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,670,531 0.60 3,022,929-11.66
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 635,403 0.14 2,170,354-70.72
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 288,865 0.06 28,951897.77
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,716,007 1.28 3,906,18346.33
26 Ores, slag and ash 31,269,925 6.99 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 33,382,461 7.46 13,098,712154.85
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 356,768 0.08 253,92540.50
29 Organic chemicals 764,444 0.17 965,357-20.81
30 Pharmaceutical products 12,419 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 29,283,000 6.54 26,460,25410.67
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 24,390 0.01 80,431-69.68
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 380,152 0.08 572,051-33.55
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 156,888 0.04 18,634741.94
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,633 0.00 45,397-94.20
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 37,600 0.01 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 133 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,423,400 0.32 819,64573.66
39 Plastics and articles thereof 466,850 0.10 337,48038.33
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,006,340 0.22 673,95849.32
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,711 0.00 2,4869.05
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,658,967 0.82 3,677,166-0.49
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 416,092 0.09 591,875-29.70
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,892,817 1.09 3,083,72858.67
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 20,860 0.00 12,78163.21
52 Cotton 1,255 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 757 0.00 2,372-68.09
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,262,678 0.28 1,34493,849.26
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 291-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 253 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 110 0.00 242-54.55
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 51,001 0.01 6,108734.99
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 9,787 0.00 1,042839.25
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 10,373 0.00 15,163-31.59
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,483 0.00 147,925-99.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 56,990 0.01 21,165169.27
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,549 0.00 32,015-95.16
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,242 0.00 73169.90
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 102,573 0.02 78,26431.06
69 Ceramic products 377,287 0.08 68,822448.21
70 Glass and glassware 417,948 0.09 519,588-19.56
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 190,225,907 42.51 93,570,362103.30
72 Iron and steel 4,730,498 1.06 59,225,440-92.01
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,466,660 1.44 3,915,52365.15
74 Copper and articles thereof 15,459 0.00 25,783-40.04
75 Nickel and articles thereof 571 0.00 8,995-93.65
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 79,209 0.02 27,474188.31
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 173-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 340,278 0.08 2,20215,353.13
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,065,532 0.24 1,446,251-26.32
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 75,134 0.02 30,564145.83
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 15,136,437 3.38 5,170,007192.77
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 9,312,505 2.08 4,458,609108.87
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 0 0.00 7,930-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 225,989 0.05 1,373,635-83.55
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 125,000 0.03 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,849,588 0.41 2,676,910-30.91
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 250-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 300 0.00 0
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 1,116,245 0.25 320,627248.14
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 37,232 0.01 211,070-82.36
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,116 0.00 5,755-11.10
SS Classified 62,333,543 13.93 2 780 9312,141.46

Russia’s Imports from the United Arab Emirates

The major share of Russian imports from the United Arab Emirates 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) - 49.58% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (18.66% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 27.42% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (53.62% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.27% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (15.20% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.20% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (3.85% in the 1st quarter of 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.22% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (1.66% in the 1st quarter of 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates 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 $20,212,012;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $3,302,502;
  • 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 $3,261,581;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,445,231;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,042,515;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $472,355;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $424,753;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $335,936;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $218,345.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 1st quarter of 2018 over the 1st quarter of 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $1,981,839;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $398,143;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $385,637;
  • 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) - a decrease of $338,567;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $233,017;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $185,527.
Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 1st quarter of 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2018
over Q1 2017
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 65,162 0.11 14,513348.99
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7,406 0.01 240,423-96.92
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 7,416,690 12.60 4,114,18880.27
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 21,915 0.04 2,164912.71
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,119 0.00 4,600-75.67
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 99,514 0.17 72,00038.21
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,444 0.01 60,073-94.27
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 47,470 0.08 57,851-17.94
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 89,092 0.15 9,425845.27
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 36,915 0.06 11,766213.74
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 20,020 0.03 205,547-90.26
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 11,055-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 335,936 0.57 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,551,643 7.73 6,533,482-30.33
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 64,184 0.11 4,5521,310.02
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,449,235 2.46 1,024,48241.46
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 1,096,280 1.86 1,434,847-23.60
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 425 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 36,369 0.06 53,361-31.84
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,852,957 15.04 7,810,44213.35
40 Rubber and articles thereof 83,957 0.14 42,26898.63
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 33,321 0.06 1,1732,740.66
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 90,094-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 53,267 0.09 118,090-54.89
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7,920 0.01 34,268-76.89
52 Cotton 801 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 20 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 116,502 0.20 138,111-15.65
55 Man-made staple fibers 218,345 0.37 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,407 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 335 0.00 986-66.02
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 119,790 0.20 215,900-44.52
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 255,880 0.43 167,05353.17
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 106 0.00 1,290-91.78
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,984 0.01 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,244 0.00 10,449-78.52
69 Ceramic products 159,707 0.27 210,783-24.23
70 Glass and glassware 1,236,859 2.10 1,622,496-23.77
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,122,222 3.61 676,991213.48
74 Copper and articles thereof 7,985 0.01 30,567-73.88
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 14,833 0.03 5,616164.12
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 11-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 669 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 87,212 0.15 149,011-41.47
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 824,614 1.40 352,259134.09
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 24,666,975 41.91 4,454,963453.70
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 4,167,138 7.08 905,557360.17
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 75,114 0.13 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 194,843 0.33 51,991274.76
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 72,862 0.12 471,005-84.53
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 500-100.00
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 42,523 0.07 61,668-31.05
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,699 0.01 7,700-25.99
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,305 0.01 3,26231.97
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6,164 0.01 0
SS Classified 67,344 0.11 37 80078.16
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia