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

Russia’s Trade with Vietnam

In the 3rd quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Vietnam was $1,391,484,847, down 13.57% ($218,508,969) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Vietnam in the 3rd quarter of 2019 were $350,596,854, down 36.33% ($200,023,530) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Vietnam in the 3rd quarter of 2019 were $1,040,887,993, down 1.74% ($18,485,439) from the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade deficit with Vietnam in the 3rd quarter of 2019 was $690,291,139, a 35.68% increase ($181,538,091) over the 3rd quarter of 2018.

Vietnam was Russia’s 23rd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 22nd in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.8389% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.9357% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Vietnam was Russia’s 47th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 39th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.3393% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.4908% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Vietnam was Russia’s 13th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2019 (down from 12th in the 3rd quarter of 2018), accounting for 1.6641% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.7693% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Vietnam

The major share of Russian exports to Vietnam 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) - 45.73% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (14.03% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 30.49% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (41.89% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.37% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (3.08% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.90% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (4.63% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.81% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (1.51% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.23% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (17.45% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Vietnam 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) - an increase of $65,019,132;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $17,924,127;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $15,655,020;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $4,917,850;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $3,664,528;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $2,026,922;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1,377,135;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1,100,462.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $114,722,494;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $83,931,157;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $10,205,053;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $2,722,835;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,842,606;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $1,423,685;
  • 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 $1,119,582.
Russia’s exports to Vietnam in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
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 6,404,181 1.83 16,609,234-61.44
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,070,796 0.31 1,646,376-34.96
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,435,797 0.41 2,100,048-31.63
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,071 0.00 442,334.09
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 105,068 0.03 0
10 Cereals 88,934,153 25.37 203,656,647-56.33
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 28,958 0.01 8213,427.16
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 740,513-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,023,209 0.58 1,047,32693.18
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 46,286 0.01 158,414-70.78
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 314,932 0.09 772,709-59.24
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 775,633 0.22 557,82739.05
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,512,700 1.00 1,485,778136.42
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 83,990 0.02 212,082-60.40
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,439,376 0.41 618,543132.70
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 409,488 0.12 543,785-24.70
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 271,503 0.08 478,348-43.24
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 46,058 0.01 43,2396.52
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,566,534 0.45 1,435,3639.14
26 Ores, slag and ash 28,610,166 8.16 10,686,039167.73
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 130,147,949 37.12 65,128,81799.83
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,776,649 0.51 2,896,231-38.66
29 Organic chemicals 4,036,115 1.15 3,781,5906.73
30 Pharmaceutical products 921,498 0.26 2,345,183-60.71
31 Fertilizers 5,512,040 1.57 8,234,875-33.06
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 402,915 0.11 604,549-33.35
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 640,076 0.18 819,996-21.94
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 19,872 0.01 89,349-77.76
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 901 0.00 581,453.45
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 47,700 0.01 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 148,242 0.04 199,369-25.64
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,939,380 0.55 2,675,496-27.51
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8,756,068 2.50 3,838,218128.13
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 28,233 0.01 56,840-50.33
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 397 0.00 1,526-73.98
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,218,722 1.77 2,554,194143.47
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 26-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,481,640 0.71 2,225,68211.50
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,636,879 1.32 3,536,41731.12
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 17,402 0.00 6,702159.65
52 Cotton 0 0.00 2,599-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 11,104-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 17,011 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 27,524 0.01 12,433121.38
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 39,375-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 53,805 0.02 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 20 0.00 13,690-99.85
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 20,215 0.01 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,099 0.00 490124.29
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,032 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 149 0.00 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 75 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 15,216 0.00 62,983-75.84
69 Ceramic products 3,007 0.00 1,232144.07
70 Glass and glassware 39,899 0.01 5407,288.70
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 29,525-100.00
72 Iron and steel 3,321,848 0.95 87,253,005-96.19
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,732,488 1.06 5,575,094-33.05
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,362 0.00 709233.15
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,193,191 1.20 2,816,05648.90
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 79,994 0.02 429,206-81.36
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,184 0.00 1,945-39.13
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,762,140 1.36 5,226,352-8.88
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 2,524,662 0.72 2,187,11315.43
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 11,900 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 22,083,209 6.30 6,428,189243.54
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 165,825-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,484,776 0.99 2,971,77717.26
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 15 0.00 8,512-99.82
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 696-100.00
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 14,966 0.00 23,137-35.32
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 21,000 0.01 18211,438.46
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 12,639 0.00 10,01926.15
SS Classified 1,356,851 0.39 95 560 342-98.58

Russia’s Imports from Vietnam

The major share of Russian imports from Vietnam 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) - 53.93% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (61.38% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 27.00% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (21.49% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.74% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (11.37% in the 3rd quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.59% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (2.03% in the 3rd quarter of 2018).

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $30,394,048;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $14,894,386;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $12,791,747;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $7,108,732;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $4,290,054.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Vietnam 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) - a decrease of $85,102,967;
  • 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 $18,465,880;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $3,326,795.
Russia’s imports from Vietnam in the 3rd quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2019
over Q3 2018
01 Live animals 0 0.00 38,000-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 22,602,456 2.17 25,929,251-12.83
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 13,156 0.00 9,34440.80
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 197,293 0.02 371,442-46.88
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 16,803,519 1.61 14,161,23818.66
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 54,029,564 5.19 56,496,094-4.37
10 Cereals 3,672,400 0.35 846,500333.83
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 47,644 0.00 61,047-21.96
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 48,905 0.00 57,315-14.67
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 216,863 0.02 154,80040.09
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 1,103 0.00 84430.69
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 18,307 0.00 38,494-52.44
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 470,723 0.05 98,031380.18
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 109,101 0.01 46,422135.02
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 23,907 0.00 10,753122.33
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,619,813 0.16 2,101,064-22.91
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 7,975,740 0.77 5,881,81135.60
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 13,378,691 1.29 13,531,948-1.13
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 995,248 0.10 620,08960.50
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 8,756 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,786 0.00 0
26 Ores, slag and ash 4,777,598 0.46 487,544879.93
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 583,137 0.06 541,5057.69
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 500,411 0.05 1,460,051-65.73
29 Organic chemicals 23,093 0.00 6,932233.14
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,458,549 0.33 969,270256.82
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,569,515 0.25 2,862,313-10.23
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 80,176 0.01 2,5203,081.59
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 1,256,029 0.12 322,524289.44
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 16,973 0.00 156,420-89.15
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 5,506,063 0.53 3,983,72538.21
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,962,865 0.19 628,752212.18
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,843,952 0.56 5,206,12512.25
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,708,836 0.55 5,942,614-3.93
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 13,050 0.00 14,201-8.11
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 9,520,992 0.91 7,327,38129.94
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 81,481 0.01 282,842-71.19
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 253,613 0.02 136,30586.06
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 635,823 0.06 604,3785.20
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 192,015 0.02 250,723-23.42
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,542 0.00 73,729-97.91
52 Cotton 1,333,073 0.13 1,367,663-2.53
54 Man-made filaments 1,935 0.00 521271.40
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,505,000 0.14 2,123,701-29.13
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 85,425 0.01 163,607-47.79
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 203,385 0.02 273,725-25.70
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 26,726 0.00 46,848-42.95
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,939,612 0.19 1,944,482-0.25
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 64,120 0.01 230,911-72.23
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 40,480,424 3.89 33,371,69221.30
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 113,679,186 10.92 83,285,13836.49
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7,738,938 0.74 6,295,33822.93
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 112,710,230 10.83 97,815,84415.23
65 Headgear and parts thereof 759,265 0.07 510,30548.79
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 51,416-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 533,363 0.05 209,285154.85
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 545,463 0.05 428,25527.37
69 Ceramic products 985,074 0.09 606,38062.45
70 Glass and glassware 123,702 0.01 197,834-37.47
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 459,114 0.04 809,647-43.29
72 Iron and steel 1,588,783 0.15 3,041,339-47.76
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,817,382 0.37 3,027,62926.08
74 Copper and articles thereof 952,278 0.09 103,305821.81
75 Nickel and articles thereof 18,560 0.00 36,189-48.71
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 40,337 0.00 3,3031,121.22
79 Zinc and articles thereof 915 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,127 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,259,855 0.22 3,068,344-26.35
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 928,747 0.09 398,483133.07
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 96,871,292 9.31 84,079,54515.21
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 437,391,563 42.02 455,857,443-4.05
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,165,447 0.11 148,363685.54
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 18,645,851 1.79 103,748,818-82.03
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,321,723 0.70 6,384,39114.68
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 193,932 0.02 170,58813.68
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 62,394 0.01 28,340120.16
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 3,513,209 0.34 2,464,31042.56
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 14,588,349 1.40 12,818,72613.80
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,995,469 0.29 2,406,23124.49
SS Classified 132,057 0.01 141 152-6.44
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia