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

Russia’s Trade with Kuwait

In the 4th quarter of 2019, Russia’s trade with Kuwait was $191,299,793, down 3.98% ($7,921,505) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s exports to Kuwait in the 4th quarter of 2019 were $190,998,839, down 4.11% ($8,194,747) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s imports from Kuwait in the 4th quarter of 2019 totaled $300,954, up 986.01% ($273,242) from the 4th quarter of 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Kuwait in the 4th quarter of 2019 was $190,697,885, a 4.25% decrease ($8,467,989) over the 4th quarter of 2018.

Kuwait was Russia’s 73rd largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2019 (up from 77th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1064% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1066% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Kuwait was Russia’s 62nd largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2019 (up from 66th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.1708% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1600% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Kuwait was Russia’s 141st largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2019 (up from 169th in the 4th quarter of 2018), accounting for 0.0004% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0000% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Kuwait

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 97.39% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (96.20% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.07% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (1.06% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.79% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (1.36% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.25% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (1.06% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $6,037,275.

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

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $11,547,517;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1,981,296;
  • 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 $575,457.
Russia’s exports to Kuwait in the 4th quarter of 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2019
over Q4 2018
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 167,515 0.09 23,808603.61
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 6,425-100.00
10 Cereals 25,320 0.01 2,006,616-98.74
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,985 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 119,664 0.06 46,650156.51
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,169 0.00 25,218-91.40
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 665 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,017 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,058 0.00 3,41448.15
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,594 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 146,040 0.08 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 28,098 0.01 12,198130.35
30 Pharmaceutical products 10,000 0.01 40,600-75.37
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 2,032-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 9,382-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 22,275 0.01 0
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 0 0.00 15,000-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 68,121-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 545,269 0.29 435,75325.13
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,162 0.00 3,68594.36
40 Rubber and articles thereof 23,214 0.01 9,877135.03
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 13,400-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 491,006 0.26 648,837-24.33
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,549,767 0.81 1,454,2266.57
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 2,397-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 29,698 0.02 10,423184.93
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 205,539 0.11 82,569,137.50
70 Glass and glassware 68,377 0.04 0
72 Iron and steel 6,037,285 3.16 1060,372,750.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 64,819 0.03 155,323-58.27
74 Copper and articles thereof 179,910,159 94.19 191,457,676-6.03
75 Nickel and articles thereof 108 0.00 2,652-95.93
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 101 0.00 0
78 Lead and articles thereof 204 0.00 36,700.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 725 0.00 269169.52
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,417 0.00 3,48526.74
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 605 0.00 2,851-78.78
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 327,679 0.17 848,645-61.39
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 953,527 0.50 1,528,984-37.64
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 155,287 0.08 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 74,460 0.04 336,248-77.86
SS Classified 14,031 0.01 19 370-27.56

Russia’s Imports from Kuwait

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 98.01% of Russia’s total imports from Kuwait (100.00% in the 4th quarter of 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.75% of Russia’s total imports from Kuwait (0.00% in the 4th quarter of 2018).

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

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $244,404;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $20,845;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $5,247;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,511.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Kuwait 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
29 Organic chemicals 1,511 0.50 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 244,404 81.21 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 48,557 16.13 27,71275.22
40 Rubber and articles thereof 494 0.16 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 701 0.23 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 10 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,247 1.74 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 30 0.01 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia