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Russian trade in goods with Hong Kong in Q4 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 fourth quarter of 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Hong Kong

In the 4th quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Hong Kong totaled $376,018,734, up 38.81% ($105,138,519) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 4th quarter of 2019 totaled $225,290,432, up 23.98% ($43,577,288) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 4th quarter of 2019 totaled $150,728,302, up 69.04% ($61,561,231) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Hong Kong in the 4th quarter of 2019 was $74,562,130, a 19.43% decrease ($17,983,943) over the 4th quarter of 2018.

Hong Kong was Russia’s 63rd largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2019 (up from 68th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.2091% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1450% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Hong Kong was Russia’s 59th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2019 (up from 68th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.2014% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1460% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Hong Kong was Russia’s 54th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2019 (up from 62nd in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.2216% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1430% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Hong Kong

The major share of Russian exports to Hong Kong in the 4th quarter of 2019 (and in the 4th quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 60.86% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (21.34% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 11.18% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (25.54% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.79% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (2.36% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.25% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (10.07% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.44% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (24.49% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.40% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (11.00% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th 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 $98,331,819;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $15,634,057;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1,673,076;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1,671,779;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,174,210;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $1,112,719.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $27,525,447;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $21,148,258;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $12,210,571;
  • 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) - a decrease of $3,885,778;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $3,576,127;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - a decrease of $2,540,089;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,235,216;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,021,754;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $1,018,385;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $800,624.
Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 4th quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2019
over Q4 2018
01 Live animals 98 0.00 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 9,137,373 4.06 7,464,29722.41
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 800,624-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 80,892 0.04 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,887,841 2.61 4,775,12223.30
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 372-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 3,576,127-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 164,708 0.07 148,65710.80
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 159,600 0.07 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 521,418 0.23 3,14816,463.47
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 379,500 0.17 1,397,885-72.85
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 7,209-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 1,653-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 14,364-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9,322 0.00 1,063776.95
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 101,376-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 72,157 0.03 18,800283.81
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 108,317-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 25,126,275 11.15 46,274,533-45.70
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 965,237 0.43 990,901-2.59
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,387,330 1.06 1,213,12096.79
31 Fertilizers 15,634,057 6.94 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 771-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 164,213 0.07 48,852236.14
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 1,035,167 0.46 1,562,986-33.77
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 62 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 103,207 0.05 169,633-39.16
39 Plastics and articles thereof 54,742 0.02 261,868-79.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,713,406 0.76 41,6274,016.09
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 12,938 0.01 2,553,027-99.49
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 108,402 0.05 1,9055,590.39
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 7,706-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 404,255 0.18 419,506-3.64
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 13,339 0.01 25,418-47.52
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 194,394 0.09 23,716719.67
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,839 0.00 9,848-50.86
50 Silk 0 0.00 11,485-100.00
52 Cotton 6,110 0.00 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 4,809-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 28,080-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 478 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 234 0.00 102,240.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 596,659 0.26 249,683138.97
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 366,071 0.16 40,459804.79
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,646 0.00 128,724-97.17
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 22,980 0.01 19,48117.96
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 790-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 15,930 0.01 2057,670.73
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 87,381 0.04 31327,817.25
69 Ceramic products 119,125 0.05 173,942-31.51
70 Glass and glassware 12,548 0.01 17,918-29.97
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 137,100,776 60.86 38,768,957253.64
72 Iron and steel 6,683,017 2.97 18,893,588-64.63
73 Articles of iron or steel 64,123 0.03 123,304-48.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 197,042 0.09 101,970,320.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 520,184 0.23 528,295-1.54
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 226,556-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 123 0.00 62,392-99.80
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 66,707 0.03 97,516-31.59
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 123,268 0.05 60,949102.25
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,452,416 1.53 30,977,863-88.86
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 10,332,460 4.59 10,539,556-1.96
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 2,329 0.00 2,811-17.15
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 68,553 0.03 1,090,307-93.71
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5,434 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 658,350 0.29 1,893,566-65.23
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 70,297 0.03 1,0106,860.10
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 23,377 0.01 19,14222.12
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 18,796 0.01 3,904,574-99.52
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 28,132 0.01 48,053-41.46
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 19,370 0.01 42,682-54.62
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 17,640 0.01 41,760-57.76
SS Classified 272,104 0.12 1 689 923-83.90

Russia’s Imports from Hong Kong

The major share of Russian imports from Hong Kong in the 4th quarter of 2019 (and in the 4th quarter of 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 78.40% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (72.72% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.59% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (0.17% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.45% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (6.92% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.31% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (5.33% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.13% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (3.20% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.57% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (1.71% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.47% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (1.01% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th 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 $62,119,385;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $6,764,699;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $1,116,113;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $848,269;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $581,203;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $564,775;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $457,577.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 4th quarter of 2019 over the 4th quarter of 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $8,307,502;
  • 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 $990,187;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $834,225;
  • 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 $668,854;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $528,090;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $512,382.
Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 4th quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2019
over Q4 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 338-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 716 0.00 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 35,349-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 30,768 0.02 38,701-20.50
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 402,134 0.27 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 76,097 0.05 4,8141,480.74
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 38,842 0.03 19,70197.16
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 105,207-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6,914,164 4.59 149,4654,525.94
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 227,837 0.15 1,218,024-81.29
29 Organic chemicals 732,333 0.49 345,238112.12
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 259,938 0.17 36,807606.22
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 499 0.00 34,229-98.54
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 101,080 0.07 25,389298.13
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 69,126 0.05 88,170-21.60
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 59,795-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 559 0.00 9,294-93.99
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 195,719 0.13 85,079130.04
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,624,086 3.07 4,166,50910.98
40 Rubber and articles thereof 491,709 0.33 98,640398.49
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 584,323 0.39 1,096,705-46.72
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 77,586 0.05 219,233-64.61
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 28,692 0.02 78,303-63.36
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 57-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 32,473 0.02 10829,967.59
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 423,533 0.28 247,97070.80
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 227,920 0.15 577,092-60.51
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 13,147-100.00
52 Cotton 5,941 0.00 3,73758.98
54 Man-made filaments 1,015 0.00 9259.73
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 17,998 0.01 2,170729.40
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 90 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 125,088 0.08 37,856230.43
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 104,529 0.07 1,2458,295.90
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 120,928 0.08 123,177-1.83
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 863,567 0.57 982,328-12.09
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 860,653 0.57 1,694,878-49.22
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 257,742 0.17 392,147-34.27
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,358,499 1.56 1,242,38689.84
65 Headgear and parts thereof 56,456 0.04 125,167-54.90
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 105,967 0.07 121,205-12.57
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 107,705 0.07 8,2911,199.06
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 235,307 0.16 113,674107.00
69 Ceramic products 697,400 0.46 116,197500.19
70 Glass and glassware 371,437 0.25 24,6981,403.92
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 859,800 0.57 1,528,654-43.75
72 Iron and steel 62,492 0.04 351,592-82.23
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,119,732 0.74 858,18930.48
74 Copper and articles thereof 10,187 0.01 55,251-81.56
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 153,461 0.10 429,293-64.25
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,600-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 403,598-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 229,664 0.15 213,1667.74
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 523,944 0.35 282,82685.25
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,108,187 0.74 259,918326.36
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 90,558,827 60.08 28,439,442218.43
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 26,308,743 17.45 34,616,245-24.00
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 6,811 0.00 8,510-19.96
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 268,804 0.18 227,95717.92
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 100,022 0.07 87,61814.16
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 931,771 0.62 1,459,861-36.17
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 699,697 0.46 904,402-22.63
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 300,562 0.20 43,787586.42
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 1,061,867 0.70 1,444,797-26.50
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,287,613 2.84 3,722,83815.17
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 265,758 0.18 74,351257.44
SS Classified 39,904 0.03 8 731357.04
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia