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Russian trade with Australia in 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 Australia in 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Australia

In 2019, Russia’s trade with Australia totaled $849,523,894, up 4.57% ($37,138,927) from 2018.

Russia’s exports to Australia in 2019 were $134,893,803, down 4.36% ($6,152,344) from 2018.

Russia’s imports from Australia in 2019 totaled $714,630,091, up 6.45% ($43,291,271) from 2018.

Russia’s trade deficit with Australia in 2019 was $579,736,288, a 9.32% increase ($49,443,615) over 2018.

Australia was Russia’s 71st largest trading partner in 2019 (up from 72nd in 2018), accounting for 0.1274% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1181% in 2018).

Australia was Russia’s 95th largest export market in 2019 (up from 97th in 2018), accounting for 0.0319% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0313% in 2018).

Australia was Russia’s 47th largest supplier in 2019 (up from 48th in 2018), accounting for 0.2931% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.2819% in 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Australia

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 34.74% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (37.93% in 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 26.77% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (32.39% in 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 19.26% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (13.95% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.74% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (6.02% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.25% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (4.99% in 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.96% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (2.62% in 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Australia in 2019 over 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 $6,301,443;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $4,874,486;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,427,954;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $1,125,048;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $1,029,103.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Australia in 2019 over 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $11,397,496;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $8,375,793;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,204,745;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $952,432;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $471,254.
Russia’s exports to Australia in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 7,113 0.01 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,551 0.00 33,575-86.45
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 221 0.00 67229.85
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 347 0.00 3,229-89.25
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 318,321 0.24 408,274-22.03
10 Cereals 260,405 0.19 226115,123.45
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 49,856 0.04 50,418-1.11
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 67,267 0.05 26,891150.15
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3,126 0.00 33,735-90.73
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,034,341 0.77 5,23819,646.87
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 312,371 0.23 196,31759.12
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 99,492 0.07 147,467-32.53
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 65,325 0.05 38,21870.93
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 20,197 0.01 30,909-34.66
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 387,317 0.29 433,073-10.57
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 304,622 0.23 164,89784.73
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,403,109 1.78 2,128,54912.90
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,861 0.00 1,154234.58
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,147 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 25,981,677 19.26 19,680,23432.02
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 9,067,569 6.72 20,465,065-55.69
29 Organic chemicals 1,751,017 1.30 1,707,1252.57
30 Pharmaceutical products 200,428 0.15 0
31 Fertilizers 34,807,362 25.80 29,932,87616.28
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 180,492 0.13 651,746-72.31
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 89,431 0.07 38,044135.07
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 1,335 0.00 56,188-97.62
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,547 0.00 15,924-90.29
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 3,353-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 57,907 0.04 9,733494.96
39 Plastics and articles thereof 378,369 0.28 260,08545.48
40 Rubber and articles thereof 320,205 0.24 352,144-9.07
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5,356 0.00 7,379-27.42
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 35,962,715 26.66 44,338,508-18.89
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 80,307 0.06 1,285,052-93.75
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 67,457 0.05 54,45723.87
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 2,348-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 110,572 0.08 79,38239.29
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 168,309 0.12 28558,955.79
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 22-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 776 0.00 48460.33
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 35,475 0.03 87,977-59.68
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 219 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 14,364 0.01 30,858-53.45
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 14,384 0.01 8,69865.37
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 346,857 0.26 375,650-7.66
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 169,950 0.13 170,425-0.28
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,718 0.00 2,097-18.07
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 38,010 0.03 51,410-26.06
69 Ceramic products 40 0.00 26,655-99.85
70 Glass and glassware 716,186 0.53 965,566-25.83
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 39,642 0.03 53,761-26.26
72 Iron and steel 1,131,310 0.84 1,229,928-8.02
73 Articles of iron or steel 189,689 0.14 198,184-4.29
74 Copper and articles thereof 20,090 0.01 13,88944.65
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 33-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,182,708 2.36 4,135,140-23.03
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 108-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,126 0.00 2,796-59.73
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,536,103 1.88 1,411,05579.73
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 27,460 0.02 42,545-35.46
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,882,459 3.62 2,454,50598.92
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 2,098,259 1.56 2,492,154-15.81
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 8,548 0.01 2,761209.60
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,207,765 1.64 2,529,338-12.71
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,242,996 0.92 1,007,52023.37
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 16,224 0.01 2147,481.31
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 104,424 0.08 50,580106.45
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 798,188 0.59 920,044-13.24
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 313,374 0.23 130,448140.23
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,907 0.00 2,800-31.89
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 16,800 0.01 6,337165.11
SS Classified 161,708 0.12 0

Russia’s Imports from Australia

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 75.28% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (69.90% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.84% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (12.54% in 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.89% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (13.26% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.35% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (1.76% in 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Australia in 2019 over 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $64,040,365;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $4,055,911;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $2,706,513;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $2,264,502.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Australia in 2019 over 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $18,384,965;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $12,647,621;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $2,820,827.
Russia’s imports from Australia in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
01 Live animals 48,534,585 6.79 66,919,550-27.47
02 Meat and edible meat offal 5,946,319 0.83 7,191,915-17.32
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 638 0.00 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 12,889 0.00 17,755-27.41
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 38,532 0.01 17,737117.24
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 6,803 0.00 5,94214.49
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 14,043 0.00 24,276-42.15
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 195-100.00
10 Cereals 192,780 0.03 551,938-65.07
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,293 0.00 1,584107.89
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,687,166 0.38 1,537,89574.73
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 62,520 0.01 48,98227.64
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 35,660 0.00 34,5403.24
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,668 0.00 14,394-88.41
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 6,204 0.00 37,662-83.53
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,144 0.00 64,921-90.54
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 39,390 0.01 158,132-75.09
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 172,553 0.02 288,173-40.12
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11,579,914 1.62 10,240,42313.08
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,360,885 0.19 1,880,609-27.64
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,151,014 0.58 4,456,025-6.84
26 Ores, slag and ash 451,892 0.06 51,480777.80
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 21,379 0.00 17,71120.71
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 502,583,773 70.33 438,543,40814.60
29 Organic chemicals 442,922 0.06 3,263,749-86.43
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,492,942 0.91 4,885,19032.91
31 Fertilizers 37,348 0.01 1,4422,490.01
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,700,175 0.24 1,367,09524.36
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,016,788 0.70 2,752,28682.28
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 1,234,817 0.17 875,92740.97
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 9,375,527 1.31 6,669,01440.58
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,449,094 1.04 6,101,41622.09
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,184,313 0.31 3,482,019-37.27
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,438,033 0.20 1,341,7847.17
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 6,072,058 0.85 5,119,75218.60
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 38,608 0.01 16,830129.40
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,668 0.00 38,432-82.65
45 Cork and articles of cork 11 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 81,397 0.01 51,66857.54
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 102,174 0.01 222,046-53.99
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 94,388 0.01 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 462-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 6 0.00 12-50.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4,466,760 0.63 4,727,223-5.51
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,355 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 70 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 66,407 0.01 61,5957.81
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 12,948 0.00 16,476-21.41
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 77,478 0.01 95,268-18.67
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 11,729 0.00 18,276-35.82
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 34,676 0.00 14,274142.93
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,941 0.00 2621,022.52
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 1,008-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 53,169 0.01 52,6081.07
69 Ceramic products 431,348 0.06 177,225143.39
70 Glass and glassware 1,597,631 0.22 942,18569.57
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 114,961 0.02 81,52041.02
72 Iron and steel 2,358 0.00 49,661-95.25
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,776,225 1.09 9,820,757-20.82
74 Copper and articles thereof 410,969 0.06 205,87199.62
75 Nickel and articles thereof 251,068 0.04 148,80468.72
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 74,990 0.01 50,57548.27
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 193,731-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4,557 0.00 9,509-52.08
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,020,569 0.14 974,7924.70
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 80,511 0.01 332,277-75.77
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 38,526,508 5.39 51,174,129-24.71
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 8,984,333 1.26 8,362,7637.43
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 3,000 0.00 122,410-97.55
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 8,965,579 1.25 4,909,66882.61
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 20,967,931 2.93 19,592,6067.02
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 13,271 0.00 9,25643.38
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 187,934 0.03 0
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 460,814 0.06 538,936-14.50
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 274,613 0.04 293,385-6.40
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 51,250 0.01 60,668-15.52
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 6,731-100.00
SS Classified 24,825 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia