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

Russia’s Trade with Kuwait

In the 3rd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Kuwait was $61,420,506, down 66.98% ($124,563,788) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Kuwait in the 3rd quarter of 2019 were $61,087,040, down 67.14% ($124,835,018) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Kuwait in the 3rd quarter of 2019 totaled $333,466, up 435.81% ($271,230) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Kuwait in the 3rd quarter of 2019 was $60,753,574, a 67.31% decrease ($125,106,248) over the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Kuwait was Russia’s 99th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 76th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0370% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1081% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Kuwait was Russia’s 87th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 64th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0591% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.1657% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Kuwait was Russia’s 143rd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 153rd in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0005% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0001% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Kuwait

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 95.06% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (93.60% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.94% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (0.62% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.82% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (1.83% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.26% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (3.56% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Kuwait 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) - an increase of $320,637;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $203,870;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $203,391.

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

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $115,695,151;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $6,468,777;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,362,911;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $931,832;
  • 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 $305,875;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $278,003;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $246,606;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $232,818.
Russia’s exports to Kuwait in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
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 85,270 0.14 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 36,508 0.06 138,191-73.58
10 Cereals 0 0.00 6,468,777-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 12,425 0.02 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 960 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 767 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,747 0.01 6,472-26.65
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 18,800 0.03 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 15,864 0.03 262,470-93.96
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 14,200 0.02 20,035-29.12
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 9,266-100.00
31 Fertilizers 34,071 0.06 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 26,620 0.04 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 14,131 0.02 8371,588.29
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 591 0.00 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 78,402-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0 0.00 278,003-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 48,667 0.08 1,3273,567.45
40 Rubber and articles thereof 29,553 0.05 17,86465.43
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 10-100.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 3,800-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 475,941 0.78 272,07174.93
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 712,196 1.17 873,070-18.43
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 32,397 0.05 35,430-8.56
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 990 0.00 249,400.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 22,496 0.04 12,20984.26
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 586 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 203,396 0.33 54,067,820.00
69 Ceramic products 57,043 0.09 2,3482,329.43
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 3-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 30,250 0.05 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 24,770 0.04 257,588-90.38
74 Copper and articles thereof 58,041,976 95.02 173,737,127-66.59
75 Nickel and articles thereof 346 0.00 12,118-97.14
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 13-100.00
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 251-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 2,882-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 10,267-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,567 0.00 2131,105.16
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 48,714 0.08 1,411,625-96.55
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 720,619 1.18 1,026,494-29.80
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 320,870 0.53 233137,612.45
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 23,613 0.04 955,445-97.53
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 76 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 70-100.00
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 0 0.00 13,847-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 775-100.00
SS Classified 25,020 0.04 12 51899.87

Russia’s Imports from Kuwait

The major share of Russian imports from Kuwait 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) - 99.25% of Russia’s total imports from Kuwait (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.71% of Russia’s total imports from Kuwait (100.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

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

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $330,976.

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

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $59,684.
Russia’s imports from Kuwait in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
26 Ores, slag and ash 330,976 99.25 0
29 Organic chemicals 333 0.10 953-65.06
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,599 0.48 61,283-97.39
40 Rubber and articles thereof 429 0.13 0
74 Copper and articles thereof 8 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 121 0.04 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia