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Russian trade in goods with Australia in Q3 2019

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Australia in the third quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Australia

In the 3rd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Australia totaled $205,285,552, up 15.17% ($27,032,885) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Australia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 totaled $37,658,783, up 23.24% ($7,102,172) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Australia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 totaled $167,626,769, up 13.49% ($19,930,713) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade deficit with Australia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 was $129,967,986, a 10.95% increase ($12,828,541) over the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Australia was Russia’s 71st largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 77th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1238% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1036% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Australia was Russia’s 94th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 100th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0364% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0272% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Australia was Russia’s 46th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 48th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.2680% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.2467% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Australia

The major share of Russian exports to Australia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 42.80% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (29.44% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 29.89% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (39.78% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 9.00% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (11.77% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.46% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (7.50% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.96% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (4.97% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.10% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (3.87% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Australia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $8,067,061;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,674,836;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $461,988;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $158,651;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $113,878.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Australia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $890,994;
  • 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 $771,030;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $598,603;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $294,421;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $283,664;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $208,237;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $184,858;
  • 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 $170,117.
Russia’s exports to Australia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 7,113 0.02 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 10,050-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 199 0.00 185,057-99.89
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 21,355 0.06 7,742175.83
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,192 0.00 1,00418.73
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 129,715 0.34 84,25053.96
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6,179 0.02 4,07751.56
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 20,827 0.06 3,406511.48
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,918 0.02 3,46299.83
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 92,723 0.25 90,9771.92
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,849 0.01 29,725-87.05
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 877,640 2.33 763,76214.91
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,208 0.00 821,373.17
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,387,466 9.00 3,595,703-5.79
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,433,596 6.46 3,204,626-24.06
29 Organic chemicals 450,230 1.20 518,848-13.23
30 Pharmaceutical products 37,690 0.10 0
31 Fertilizers 12,919,013 34.31 4,851,952166.26
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 148 0.00 283,812-99.95
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 22,575 0.06 19,39816.38
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 0 0.00 31-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 300 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 52,883 0.14 1,1504,498.52
39 Plastics and articles thereof 180,935 0.48 70,754155.72
40 Rubber and articles thereof 22,117 0.06 46,646-52.59
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 237 0.00 3,610-93.43
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 11,246,808 29.87 12,137,802-7.34
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 332 0.00 231,343.48
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 8,095 0.02 18,024-55.09
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 32,826 0.09 17,03692.69
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 115 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 41,500-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 91 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 42 0.00 1,146-96.34
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 94,535 0.25 85,54010.52
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 34,575 0.09 58,348-40.74
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 12,831 0.03 44,749-71.33
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 26,655-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 333,216 0.88 241,47837.99
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 7,856 0.02 1325,851.52
72 Iron and steel 367,782 0.98 209,13175.86
73 Articles of iron or steel 59,017 0.16 31,56286.99
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,598 0.00 8,585-81.39
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 692,419 1.84 986,840-29.83
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 100-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,112 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 742,468 1.97 280,480164.71
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,838 0.01 1,512153.84
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,347,151 6.23 672,315249.11
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 94,376 0.25 264,493-64.32
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 505,083 1.34 1,103,686-54.24
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 238,969 0.63 250,895-4.75
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 16,224 0.04 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,839 0.00 16,720-89.00
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 137,378 0.36 227,661-39.66
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,087 0.01 49,574-95.79
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 12 0.00 500-97.60

Russia’s Imports from Australia

The major share of Russian imports from Australia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 81.81% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (79.87% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.14% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (11.03% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.97% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (2.84% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.20% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (3.34% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Australia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 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) - an increase of $20,022,260;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,716,623;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $762,067;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $521,406.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Australia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2,994,095;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1,514,000.
Russia’s imports from Australia in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
01 Live animals 2,199 0.00 18,950-88.40
02 Meat and edible meat offal 683,048 0.41 579,40017.89
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 638 0.00 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,925 0.00 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 584 0.00 4,758-87.73
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,562 0.00 1,649-5.28
10 Cereals 68,364 0.04 148,623-54.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 35 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 268,278 0.16 149,04680.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 15,578 0.01 17,882-12.88
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 20,643 0.01 3755,691.89
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,668 0.00 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,223 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 23,198-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 43,581 0.03 69,577-37.36
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,436,075 2.05 2,959,31216.11
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 427,730 0.26 222,77092.01
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,067,200 0.64 1,396,200-23.56
26 Ores, slag and ash 451,892 0.27 51,480777.80
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,521 0.00 7,873-42.58
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 130,280,622 77.72 110,258,36218.16
29 Organic chemicals 11,797 0.01 1,525,797-99.23
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,292,250 0.77 770,84467.64
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 245,668 0.15 476,870-48.48
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,480,066 0.88 1,094,08935.28
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 414,605 0.25 185,835123.10
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,106,286 0.66 1,157,268-4.41
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,386,492 0.83 1,358,7222.04
39 Plastics and articles thereof 554,200 0.33 811,670-31.72
40 Rubber and articles thereof 367,359 0.22 326,59312.48
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 1,357,729 0.81 1,085,33725.10
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 17,033 0.01 9,47779.73
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 277 0.00 6,802-95.93
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,993 0.00 31,928-87.49
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 25,650 0.02 21,51219.24
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 13,775 0.01 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 211-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 6 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 837,091 0.50 1,069,377-21.72
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,355 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 41 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 19,777 0.01 23,245-14.92
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 158 0.00 645-75.50
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 14,572 0.01 6522,318.46
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,744 0.00 1,110147.21
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 13,342-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 17 0.00 190-91.05
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 16,619 0.01 9,66771.91
69 Ceramic products 267,397 0.16 80,905230.51
70 Glass and glassware 409,315 0.24 186,352119.65
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 19,431 0.01 15129,440.00
72 Iron and steel 266 0.00 3,873-93.13
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,314,738 0.78 4,308,833-69.49
74 Copper and articles thereof 82,820 0.05 132,965-37.71
75 Nickel and articles thereof 8,112 0.00 132,437-93.87
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 13,707 0.01 21,156-35.21
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 3,748-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 9,509-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 541,894 0.32 287,76188.31
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 43,060 0.03 36,98316.43
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,898,476 5.91 9,475,5834.46
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 2,017,582 1.20 2,460,085-17.99
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 72,345-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,766,196 1.05 1,004,12975.89
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,989,332 2.98 3,272,70952.45
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 12,562 0.01 5921,191.53
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 119,677 0.07 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 96,569 0.06 278,833-65.37
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 60,690 0.04 13,095363.46
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,177 0.00 18,237-88.06
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 6,731-100.00
SS Classified 14,842 0.01 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia