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

Russia’s Trade with the United Arab Emirates

In the 3rd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with the United Arab Emirates totaled $437,857,856, up 25.16% ($88,011,292) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2019 totaled $375,564,892, up 23.33% ($71,053,005) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2019 totaled $62,292,964, up 37.41% ($16,958,287) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2019 was $313,271,928, a 20.87% increase ($54,094,718) over the 3rd quarter of 2018.

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 54th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 56th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.2640% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2033% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 44th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 46th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.3635% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2714% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 70th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (up from 73rd in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0996% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0757% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to the United Arab Emirates

The major share of Russian exports to the United Arab Emirates 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) - 30.31% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (37.17% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 19.62% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (16.95% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 15.59% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (14.84% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.40% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (9.11% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 12.60% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (7.59% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.92% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (2.30% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.72% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (10.74% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates 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 $24,297,375;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $23,839,578;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $16,456,502;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $11,945,854;
  • 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 $6,438,915;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4,565,057;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $2,684,329;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1,986,182;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1,677,374;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $1,665,458;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,248,101.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates 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 $27,157,251;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $7,576,546;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $2,889,364;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $2,875,961;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1,991,235.
Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
01 Live animals 29,095 0.01 19,20051.54
02 Meat and edible meat offal 819,382 0.22 478,04771.40
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,453,253 0.39 4,329,214-66.43
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,356,725 1.16 1,672,396160.51
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 2,030-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 93,131 0.02 39,826133.84
10 Cereals 49,134,788 13.08 32,678,28650.36
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 53,813 0.01 21,211153.70
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 91,062-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 6,168-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,694,618 0.45 29,1605,711.45
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 8,025 0.00 2,257255.56
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 67,602 0.02 102,784-34.23
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 8,350,579 2.22 7,506,27511.25
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 43,971 0.01 57,567-23.62
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 44,734 0.01 62,557-28.49
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,368,810 1.16 2,691,43662.32
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,867,955 0.50 1,594,51417.15
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,308,089 0.35 228,023473.67
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 61,243 0.02 2,950,607-97.92
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 7,576,546-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 58,492,968 15.57 34,653,39068.79
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,202,994 0.32 411,078192.64
29 Organic chemicals 83,039 0.02 299,400-72.26
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 134-100.00
31 Fertilizers 49,144,708 13.09 24,847,33397.79
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 108,336 0.03 42,906152.50
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,354,374 0.36 308,249339.38
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 219,841 0.06 57,031285.48
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 361,857 0.10 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 6,954-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 265,205 0.07 631,406-58.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 295,996 0.08 251,95817.48
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,050,285 0.28 873,89020.19
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 78,717 0.02 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 546 0.00 34458.72
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 110,367 0.03 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,375,544 0.37 3,366,779-59.14
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 634,042 0.17 456,50138.89
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,153,852 1.37 3,167,67062.70
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 56,418 0.02 9,146516.86
52 Cotton 15 0.00 204-92.65
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 10,553 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 1,003-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 215,213 0.06 75,222186.10
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 502 0.00 1,355-62.95
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 654 0.00 511,182.35
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 44,309 0.01 46,122-3.93
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 18,926 0.01 4,836291.36
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6,895 0.00 24,226-71.54
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 147,503 0.04 194,280-24.08
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 104,017 0.03 83,44524.65
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 11,632 0.00 4,776143.55
65 Headgear and parts thereof 25,317 0.01 2,0291,147.76
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 800 0.00 7733.49
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 155-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 597,392 0.16 118,835402.71
69 Ceramic products 331,225 0.09 136,760142.19
70 Glass and glassware 715,837 0.19 154,026364.75
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 113,817,224 30.31 113,181,2830.56
72 Iron and steel 3,712,356 0.99 30,869,607-87.97
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,677,559 0.45 657,301155.22
74 Copper and articles thereof 40,101 0.01 3,719978.27
75 Nickel and articles thereof 18,649 0.00 1,4341,200.49
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 234,801 0.06 17,3611,252.46
78 Lead and articles thereof 7 0.00 48-85.42
79 Zinc and articles thereof 10,014 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 21,763 0.01 2,398807.55
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 663,335 0.18 1,088,173-39.04
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 94,204 0.03 76,72222.79
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 12,831,862 3.42 8,266,80555.22
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 16,536,525 4.40 10,097,61063.77
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 1,531 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,982,586 0.53 734,485169.93
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 22,368 0.01 28,769-22.25
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 15,945,482 4.25 3,999,628298.67
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 7,669-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 945 0.00 300215.00
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 295,269 0.08 544,208-45.74
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 21,004 0.01 1,5361,267.45
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 9,979 0.00 20,585-51.52
SS Classified 11,651,636 3.10 2 540 813358.58

Russia’s Imports from the United Arab Emirates

The major share of Russian imports from the United Arab Emirates 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) - 40.12% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (48.93% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 25.56% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (16.81% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 16.64% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (7.43% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.20% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (17.96% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.53% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (0.80% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $9,278,370;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $7,460,673;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $1,308,612;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,169,079;
  • 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 $493,272;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $362,069;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $283,996;
  • 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 $247,440;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $225,569;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $198,840.

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $1,454,483;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $1,156,401;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $544,880;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $507,121;
  • 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 $385,067;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $219,324.
Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
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 128,250 0.21 29,100340.72
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 12,435 0.02 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 175,208 0.28 3,5834,789.98
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5,737,451 9.21 7,191,934-20.22
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 20,750-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 139 0.00 5,412-97.43
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 14,021 0.02 13,3574.97
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 288,633 0.46 149,75192.74
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 90,252 0.14 135,375-33.33
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 207,642 0.33 149,77638.64
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 324,658 0.52 441,780-26.51
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 86,094 0.14 13,678529.43
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 97,861 0.16 146,958-33.41
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,861,184 9.41 5,367,9129.19
29 Organic chemicals 5 0.00 15-66.67
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 411,366 0.66 127,370222.97
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,407,504 3.86 1,098,892119.08
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 1,386,327 2.23 1,771,394-21.74
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 435-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 157,183 0.25 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 30,516 0.05 23,50129.85
39 Plastics and articles thereof 14,581,423 23.41 13,412,3448.72
40 Rubber and articles thereof 159,464 0.26 378,788-57.90
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5,809 0.01 6,178-5.97
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 8,936-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 152,397 0.24 35,197332.98
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10,595 0.02 21,084-49.75
52 Cotton 0 0.00 948-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 274,516 0.44 75,676262.75
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,117 0.00 120830.83
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 24-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 136,892 0.22 103,61032.12
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 313,206 0.50 176,44477.51
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 229,318 0.37 3,7496,016.78
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 494 0.00 194154.64
65 Headgear and parts thereof 142 0.00 57149.12
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 14,767 0.02 11,93523.73
69 Ceramic products 370,191 0.59 385,230-3.90
70 Glass and glassware 1,482,548 2.38 2,638,949-43.82
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 191,008 0.31 200,214-4.60
73 Articles of iron or steel 10,033,433 16.11 2,572,760289.99
74 Copper and articles thereof 10,902 0.02 6,11278.37
75 Nickel and articles thereof 28,123 0.05 15,03487.06
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 56,176 0.09 13,689310.37
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 10,686-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 47,869 0.08 58,973-18.83
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 186,038 0.30 693,159-73.16
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,200,561 9.95 6,304,466-1.65
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 313,039 0.50 484,563-35.40
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 68,580 0.11 226,986-69.79
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 9,278,370 14.89 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 61,049 0.10 605,929-89.92
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 293,579 0.47 46,139536.29
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 363,775 0.58 1,70621,223.27
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 10,854 0.02 5,61393.37
SS Classified 0 0.00 138 212-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia