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Russian trade in goods with Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong in the third quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Hong Kong

In the 3rd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Hong Kong was $234,439,625, down 24.63% ($76,621,800) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2019 were $113,472,647, down 51.10% ($118,576,146) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2019 totaled $120,966,978, up 53.10% ($41,954,346) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade balance with Hong Kong went from a surplus of $153,036,161 in the 3rd quarter of 2018, to a deficit of $7,494,331 in the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Hong Kong was Russia’s 69th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 63rd in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1413% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1808% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Hong Kong was Russia’s 73rd largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 54th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1098% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2068% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Hong Kong was Russia’s 54th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 59th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1934% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1320% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Hong Kong

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 52.20% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (35.96% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 19.01% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (22.88% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.93% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (9.47% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.03% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (9.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.63% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (1.14% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.05% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (18.61% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Hong Kong 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 $2,001,426;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1,401,147;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $451,266;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $429,501;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $423,147;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $385,810.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $41,690,671;
  • 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 $24,202,835;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $19,360,037;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $12,178,365;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $6,121,323;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $5,607,821;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - a decrease of $4,680,690;
  • 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 $3,890,157;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $1,963,728;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,653,467;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $579,145;
  • 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 $357,825.
Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
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 6,699,625 5.90 12,307,446-45.56
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 156,994 0.14 330,366-52.48
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,460,340 4.81 5,693,689-4.10
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 46-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 12,490 0.01 1,976,218-99.37
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 73,024 0.06 199,392-63.38
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 385,810 0.34 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 749,225 0.66 1,328,370-43.60
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,532 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 7,955-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 125,459-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 34,348 0.03 20,56367.04
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 19,360,037-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 21,534,399 18.98 33,712,764-36.12
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 984,755 0.87 1,342,580-26.65
30 Pharmaceutical products 443,868 0.39 757,450-41.40
31 Fertilizers 2,001,426 1.76 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 33,823 0.03 21115,929.86
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 176,469 0.16 7,6452,208.29
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 478 0.00 3,593-86.70
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 60,375 0.05 290,560-79.22
39 Plastics and articles thereof 119,283 0.11 209,061-42.94
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,429,616 1.26 28,4694,921.66
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 377,829 0.33 5,058,519-92.53
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 114,285 0.10 22,005419.36
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 28,645 0.03 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 585,102 0.52 503,15716.29
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 25,897-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 301,291 0.27 88,222241.51
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,908 0.01 2,714117.69
50 Silk 16,686 0.01 0
52 Cotton 4,901 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 8,292 0.01 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 6,554 0.01 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 532 0.00 152250.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 38,492 0.03 14274,842.86
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7,421 0.01 243,988-96.96
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 146,422 0.13 14,026943.93
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 10,727 0.01 98,987-89.16
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 20,842 0.02 3,901434.27
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 14,299 0.01 6,886107.65
69 Ceramic products 77,417 0.07 210,903-63.29
70 Glass and glassware 16,904 0.01 74,241-77.23
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 59,232,225 52.20 83,435,060-29.01
72 Iron and steel 1,026,781 0.90 42,717,452-97.60
73 Articles of iron or steel 115,233 0.10 106,3368.37
74 Copper and articles thereof 433,308 0.38 3,80711,281.88
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 260,057 0.23 156,19366.50
78 Lead and articles thereof 451,266 0.40 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,013 0.00 27,108-96.26
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 38,479 0.03 162,826-76.37
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,206 0.00 20,454-74.55
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,150,675 1.01 7,271,998-84.18
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 6,558,025 5.78 10,448,182-37.23
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 7,680 0.01 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 145,540 0.13 1,799,007-91.91
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,252,877 1.10 1,354,578-7.51
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 427,087 0.38 3,94010,739.77
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 14,145 0.01 18,662-24.20
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 12,087 0.01 33,595-64.02
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 25,694 0.02 22,37514.83
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 27,396 0.02 36,894-25.74
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 15,402 0.01 0
SS Classified 132,042 0.12 374 840-64.77

Russia’s Imports from Hong Kong

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 74.62% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (67.09% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.56% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (8.93% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.83% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (5.68% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.32% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (7.40% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.78% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (0.12% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.54% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (0.94% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $39,080,819;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $2,730,258;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $2,542,161;
  • 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 $2,238,828;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $2,055,391;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $907,509;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $654,096;
  • 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 $521,127.

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

  • Tin and articles thereof (HS code 80) - a decrease of $3,549,259;
  • 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 $1,907,313;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $1,519,183;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $807,075;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $657,922;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $517,293.
Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,122 0.00 676213.91
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,694 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 635-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 132,001 0.11 55,271138.83
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 33,163 0.03 8,591286.02
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 40,324 0.03 17,754127.13
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,148,813 1.78 93,4222,200.11
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,110,496 2.57 871,668256.84
29 Organic chemicals 953,700 0.79 299,604218.32
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 154,097 0.13 131,47517.21
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,579 0.00 24,142-93.46
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 3,785 0.00 1,063256.07
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 159,107 0.13 60,446163.22
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 36,271 0.03 211,489-82.85
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,771 0.00 21,303-91.69
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 163,121 0.13 106,52153.14
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,182,531 1.80 2,699,824-19.16
40 Rubber and articles thereof 286,719 0.24 59,090385.22
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 886,600 0.73 1,131,064-21.61
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 89,083 0.07 242,987-63.34
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 99,508 0.08 34,248190.55
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 1,377 0.00 294368.37
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 491,359 0.41 342,20043.59
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,273,839 1.05 366,330247.73
52 Cotton 6,497 0.01 6,0517.37
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,074 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 34,291 0.03 1,0613,131.95
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,104 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 60,717 0.05 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,204 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 106,969 0.09 59,52279.71
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 15,532 0.01 21,595-28.08
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 179,643 0.15 32,325455.74
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,281,772 1.06 2,800,955-54.24
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 772,565 0.64 1,430,487-45.99
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 322,149 0.27 224,63043.41
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4,950,478 4.09 2,220,220122.97
65 Headgear and parts thereof 76,661 0.06 188,552-59.34
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 80,171 0.07 16,321391.21
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 40,141 0.03 53,173-24.51
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 75,861 0.06 373,232-79.67
69 Ceramic products 3,004,178 2.48 462,017550.23
70 Glass and glassware 111,858 0.09 270,301-58.62
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 380,639 0.31 545,109-30.17
72 Iron and steel 32,627 0.03 17,36387.91
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,095,337 0.91 998,6459.68
74 Copper and articles thereof 93,855 0.08 353,688-73.46
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 122,700 0.10 136,313-9.99
79 Zinc and articles thereof 4,149 0.00 723473.86
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 3,549,259-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 345,944 0.29 69,735396.08
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 434,215 0.36 194,054123.76
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 674,089 0.56 529,58727.29
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 67,383,073 55.70 28,302,254138.08
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 21,333,746 17.64 23,241,059-8.21
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 121,785 0.10 53,469127.77
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,421,865 1.18 1,414,8400.50
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 165,878 0.14 276,173-39.94
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 120,116 0.10 96,14824.93
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 1,351,261 1.12 830,13462.78
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,285,586 1.89 3,092,661-26.10
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 169,408 0.14 362,028-53.21
SS Classified 53,780 0.04 8 851507.61
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia