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

Russia’s Trade with Japan

In the 3rd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Japan was $5,515,633,187, down 7.07% ($419,370,339) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Japan in the 3rd quarter of 2019 were $3,116,780,158, down 16.05% ($596,077,382) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Japan in the 3rd quarter of 2019 totaled $2,398,853,029, up 7.95% ($176,707,043) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Japan in the 3rd quarter of 2019 was $717,927,129, a 51.84% decrease ($772,784,425) over the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Japan was Russia’s 9th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 3.3253% of Russia’s total trade (down from 3.4492% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Japan was Russia’s 12th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 9th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 3.0165% of Russia’s total exports (down from 3.3093% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Japan was Russia’s 6th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 3.8352% of Russia’s total imports (up from 3.7113% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Japan

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 78.76% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (79.03% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 6.57% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (4.02% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.06% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (7.18% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.76% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (2.96% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.15% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (3.36% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Japan in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 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 $55,763,779;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $14,751,342;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $12,073,659.

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

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $479,427,894;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $79,366,191;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $31,353,658.
Russia’s exports to Japan in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
01 Live animals 0 0.00 50-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 78,604 0.00 67,50216.45
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 85,641,785 2.75 116,995,443-26.80
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,549 0.00 3,976-61.04
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 476,800 0.02 338,80040.73
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 794,116 0.03 490,52061.89
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 1,300-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 467 0.00 6,630-92.96
10 Cereals 10,750,868 0.34 5,565,94293.15
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 1,806-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 149,400 0.00 181,356-17.62
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 12,954 0.00 6,99885.11
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 50,694 0.00 374,859-86.48
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 10,933 0.00 1,957458.66
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 11,384 0.00 167,347-93.20
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 993 0.00 8,031-87.64
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,551 0.00 11,150-86.09
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 126,679 0.00 78,76060.84
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 98,177 0.00 24,517300.44
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 83,639 0.00 352,811-76.29
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 19,596-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,936,921 0.06 1,703,84613.68
26 Ores, slag and ash 24,065,090 0.77 24,187,312-0.51
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,428,779,724 77.93 2,908,207,618-16.49
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,489,771 0.08 2,758,463-9.74
29 Organic chemicals 19,185,462 0.62 11,499,56966.84
30 Pharmaceutical products 16,545 0.00 27,000-38.72
31 Fertilizers 812,115 0.03 133,052510.37
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 649 0.00 2,929-77.84
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 276,927 0.01 203,77235.90
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 12,538 0.00 9,49232.09
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5,128 0.00 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 198,439-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 234,067 0.01 252,552-7.32
39 Plastics and articles thereof 70,206 0.00 109,271-35.75
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,854,850 0.22 8,838,243-22.44
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 10,042 0.00 6,12563.95
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3,894 0.00 11,274-65.46
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 110,058,392 3.53 97,984,73312.32
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 119-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 6,969,575 0.22 11,900,338-41.43
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 123,913 0.00 101,44422.15
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 138,207 0.00 42,544224.86
54 Man-made filaments 90,095 0.00 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 90,869 0.00 165,313-45.03
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 142 0.00 161-11.80
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 53 0.00 72-26.39
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,215 0.00 412,863.41
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 227 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 75,377 0.00 81,889-7.95
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,311,240 0.04 247,881428.98
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 83,180 0.00 58,94541.11
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 132,837 0.00 150,321-11.63
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,127 0.00 5,171-39.53
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 8,075 0.00 6591,125.34
69 Ceramic products 3,248 0.00 19,036-82.94
70 Glass and glassware 100,481 0.00 203,757-50.69
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 204,911,268 6.57 149,147,48937.39
72 Iron and steel 55,168,862 1.77 50,654,8828.91
73 Articles of iron or steel 130,774 0.00 3,444,166-96.20
74 Copper and articles thereof 157,243 0.01 0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 177,729 0.01 83,790112.11
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 128,337,739 4.12 207,703,930-38.21
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4,859,438 0.16 4,552,0406.75
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,439 0.00 1,608176.06
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6,539 0.00 20,707-68.42
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,917,583 0.06 1,944,264-1.37
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 1,145,049 0.04 587,78594.81
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 652,679 0.02 254,280156.68
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 14,824,419 0.48 73,07720,186.03
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,495,088 0.05 315,414374.01
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 11,322-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 82,194 0.00 26,380211.58
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 536,480 0.02 36,9631,351.40
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 94,038 0.00 51,34483.15
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 959 0.00 3,318-71.10
SS Classified 42,863 0.00 100 134 049-99.96

Russia’s Imports from Japan

The major share of Russian imports from Japan 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) - 77.28% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (78.97% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.58% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (11.80% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.18% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (3.93% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.70% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (0.77% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.81% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (1.08% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Japan 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 $64,208,640;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $54,963,516;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $34,492,328;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $23,758,972;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $20,897,697.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Japan in the 3rd quarter of 2019 over the 3rd quarter of 2018 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 $19,534,030;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $17,321,069.
Russia’s imports from Japan in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 119,806 0.00 130,202-7.98
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,205,969 0.09 3,443,481-35.94
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 15,000 0.00 1,0401,342.31
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,363 0.00 1,752-22.20
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,469 0.00 7,991-44.07
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 565 0.00 11,643-95.15
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 630,549 0.03 247,929154.33
10 Cereals 139,512 0.01 97,38443.26
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 25,515 0.00 16,03759.10
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 81,989 0.00 39,943105.27
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 110,885 0.00 64,21172.69
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 28,701 0.00 28,1441.98
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 34,194 0.00 33,0613.43
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 12,265 0.00 7,21270.06
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 276,752 0.01 207,31333.49
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 137,127 0.01 99,61337.66
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 253,119 0.01 273,649-7.50
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 76,104 0.00 74,6161.99
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,988,702 0.08 1,598,07024.44
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,337,268 0.14 2,085,19160.05
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 121 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 377,697 0.02 12,0593,032.08
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 42,458 0.00 68,836-38.32
26 Ores, slag and ash 156,553 0.01 157,281-0.46
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 40,675,099 1.70 16,916,127140.45
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,238,459 0.09 2,304,901-2.88
29 Organic chemicals 62,183,405 2.59 7,219,889761.28
30 Pharmaceutical products 28,481,266 1.19 25,467,03911.84
31 Fertilizers 2,111 0.00 8,802-76.02
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,759,987 0.24 4,841,55418.97
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 11,988,458 0.50 16,703,290-28.23
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 9,789,411 0.41 8,346,77417.28
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,100,963 0.05 459,075139.82
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 208 0.00 219,339-99.91
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 15,836,918 0.66 14,562,9258.75
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 12,985,121 0.54 14,284,749-9.10
39 Plastics and articles thereof 40,359,994 1.68 39,202,3742.95
40 Rubber and articles thereof 134,951,304 5.63 128,652,0834.90
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 14-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 119,606 0.00 359,723-66.75
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 76,465 0.00 75,3641.46
45 Cork and articles of cork 4,309 0.00 892383.07
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 58 0.00 29100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,687,658 0.07 1,428,52318.14
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 492,934 0.02 365,39734.90
50 Silk 13,470 0.00 16,616-18.93
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 4,609 0.00 5,433-15.17
52 Cotton 39,091 0.00 11,424242.18
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 658 0.00 1,115-40.99
54 Man-made filaments 4,162,049 0.17 3,005,36738.49
55 Man-made staple fibers 9,219,006 0.38 13,483,493-31.63
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,843,642 0.12 4,027,082-29.39
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 336,994 0.01 333,8640.94
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3,621 0.00 21,242-82.95
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 601,823 0.03 635,052-5.23
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 261,276 0.01 136,99190.72
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 470,937 0.02 440,5186.91
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 781,136 0.03 873,036-10.53
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 546,953 0.02 648,496-15.66
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 43,374 0.00 48,288-10.18
65 Headgear and parts thereof 221,067 0.01 199,91910.58
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 622 0.00 242,491.67
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 227 0.00 934-75.70
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,737,751 0.24 3,778,79951.84
69 Ceramic products 1,037,567 0.04 896,31515.76
70 Glass and glassware 8,305,885 0.35 8,336,006-0.36
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,407,074 0.10 612,466293.01
72 Iron and steel 3,715,768 0.15 21,036,837-82.34
73 Articles of iron or steel 45,677,872 1.90 40,771,93812.03
74 Copper and articles thereof 793,275 0.03 627,20526.48
75 Nickel and articles thereof 217,830 0.01 542,881-59.88
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,588,091 0.11 1,332,62594.21
78 Lead and articles thereof 703 0.00 1,175-40.17
79 Zinc and articles thereof 7,625 0.00 7,902-3.51
80 Tin and articles thereof 5,535 0.00 5,0359.93
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 143,304 0.01 191,615-25.21
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 11,422,222 0.48 11,775,881-3.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 11,743,491 0.49 10,997,4586.78
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 508,085,547 21.18 443,876,90714.47
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 170,526,634 7.11 171,626,032-0.64
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 54,070 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,020,122,452 42.53 1,039,656,482-1.88
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 23,611,979 0.98 2,714,282769.92
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 131,529,096 5.48 97,036,76835.55
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 800,799 0.03 1,077,682-25.69
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2,907,353 0.12 1,463,88798.61
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 11,057,148 0.46 10,552,2434.78
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,162,931 0.13 1,932,73163.65
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 34,806,052 1.45 37,200,993-6.44
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 463 0.00 0
SS Classified 43,540 0.00 79 426-45.18
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia