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

Russia’s Trade with the Philippines

In 2019, Russia’s trade with the Philippines was $1,122,758,686, down 7.75% ($94,277,488) from 2018.

Russia’s exports to the Philippines in 2019 were $695,353,216, down 13.04% ($104,268,566) from 2018.

Russia’s imports from the Philippines in 2019 totaled $427,405,470, up 2.39% ($9,991,078) from 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with the Philippines in 2019 was $267,947,746, a 29.89% decrease ($114,259,644) over 2018.

The Philippines was Russia’s 66th largest trading partner in 2019 (down from 65th in 2018), accounting for 0.1684% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1769% in 2018).

The Philippines was Russia’s 64th largest export market in 2019 (down from 59th in 2018), accounting for 0.1645% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.1777% in 2018).

The Philippines was Russia’s 60th largest supplier in 2019 (down from 59th in 2018), accounting for 0.1753% of Russia’s total imports (just as in 2018).

Russia’s Exports to the Philippines

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 59.14% of Russia’s total exports to the Philippines (27.53% in 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 21.98% of Russia’s total exports to the Philippines (39.47% in 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.92% of Russia’s total exports to the Philippines (26.02% in 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.89% of Russia’s total exports to the Philippines (4.85% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.95% of Russia’s total exports to the Philippines (1.13% in 2018).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $189,064,206;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $5,965,290;
  • 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 $2,245,926.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to the Philippines 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) - a decrease of $162,599,393;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $137,553,760;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $5,673,118;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,130,162.
Russia’s exports to the Philippines in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 8,337 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 916,960-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 863 0.00 0
10 Cereals 55,305,051 7.95 192,858,811-71.32
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 240,288 0.03 78,744205.15
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 209 0.00 295-29.15
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 1,993-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 68 0.00 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 46,825 0.01 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 251,738 0.04 91,339175.61
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 801 0.00 2,933-72.69
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 20,081,302 2.89 14,116,01242.26
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 962,951 0.14 1,117,269-13.81
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 151,884,757 21.84 314,484,150-51.70
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,384,927 0.77 3,139,00171.55
30 Pharmaceutical products 124,521 0.02 66,87586.20
31 Fertilizers 2,202,546 0.32 1,144,04692.52
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 34,266 0.00 20,00071.33
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 824,189 0.12 448,68883.69
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 15 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 681,299 0.10 25,6502,556.14
39 Plastics and articles thereof 580,790 0.08 366,89658.30
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,708,990 0.53 3,828,743-3.13
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 30 0.00 225-86.67
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,000,494 0.58 3,142,91127.29
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 376,105 0.05 394,735-4.72
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 29,596,551 4.26 35,269,669-16.08
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 409 0.00 2,202-81.43
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 1,003-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,592 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,081,947 0.16 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 1-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2 0.00 764-99.74
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3 0.00 128-97.66
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 781 0.00 2,332-66.51
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 44 0.00 4010.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 251-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 20-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 40-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 109,655 0.02 158,784-30.94
69 Ceramic products 96,146 0.01 0
70 Glass and glassware 8,119 0.00 12,348-34.25
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 9 0.00 4125.00
72 Iron and steel 409,131,238 58.84 220,067,03285.91
73 Articles of iron or steel 940,142 0.14 42,3202,121.51
74 Copper and articles thereof 82 0.00 2,383-96.56
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,146,613 0.16 34,5453,219.19
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 5,627 0.00 2,794101.40
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5,685 0.00 2,98190.71
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 453 0.00 6,300-92.81
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,512,265 0.22 3,642,427-58.48
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 539,196 0.08 212,397153.86
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 0 0.00 550-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,215,115 0.61 3,567,14618.16
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 19,737 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 223,755 0.03 292,165-23.41
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 7,404 0.00 908,126.67
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 600 0.00 2,040-70.59
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 878 0.00 2,024-56.62
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 31,938-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 823 0.00 3,943-79.13
SS Classified 5,983 0.00 14 845-59.70

Russia’s Imports from the Philippines

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 80.23% of Russia’s total imports from the Philippines (83.01% in 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.76% of Russia’s total imports from the Philippines (9.13% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.77% of Russia’s total imports from the Philippines (3.62% in 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.82% of Russia’s total imports from the Philippines (2.57% in 2018).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $6,256,568;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $5,717,135;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $4,488,947;
  • Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts (HS code 13) - an increase of $3,117,363;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $1,741,156;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,491,358;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $1,437,068;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $1,349,507.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from the Philippines in 2019 over 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 $11,204,783;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $5,186,164.
Russia’s imports from the Philippines in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
01 Live animals 35,824 0.01 75,978-52.85
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 41,375 0.01 43,414-4.70
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 42,364 0.01 54,204-21.84
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 22,790 0.01 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 19,332,530 4.52 24,518,694-21.15
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 7,285 0.00 9,597-24.09
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 92 0.00 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 10,773,986 2.52 7,656,62340.71
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 902-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 8,667 0.00 68,093-87.27
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,125,035 0.26 1,326,224-15.17
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 18,393 0.00 23,153-20.56
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 8,298 0.00 9,765-15.02
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,041,720 0.71 2,659,62814.37
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 230,210 0.05 332,014-30.66
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 16,657 0.00 24,663-32.46
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 7,008,314 1.64 1,291,179442.78
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 131 0.00 0
29 Organic chemicals 1,202,494 0.28 1,378,754-12.78
30 Pharmaceutical products 199 0.00 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,263,900 0.53 826,832173.80
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 561,806 0.13 795,323-29.36
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 22,094 0.01 298,051-92.59
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 23-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 73,597 0.02 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,508,224 1.05 3,947,36714.21
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,290,329 1.47 1,801,382249.19
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,446,078 1.27 6,049,742-9.98
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,070,597 0.72 2,356,40830.31
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 203,092 0.05 168,42120.59
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 333,747 0.08 87,115283.11
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 62,111 0.01 63,194-1.71
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 223,214 0.05 70,612216.11
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,504 0.00 6,382-45.10
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 453 0.00 12,690-96.43
54 Man-made filaments 146,842 0.03 132,11911.14
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,760 0.00 52,999-96.68
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 108,037 0.03 468,902-76.96
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 242,762 0.06 288,207-15.77
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 55 0.00 162-66.05
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,631,316 1.32 4,281,80931.52
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,900,972 0.91 2,979,91530.91
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 57,534 0.01 37,25854.42
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,397,416 0.33 1,901,340-26.50
65 Headgear and parts thereof 544,934 0.13 563,864-3.36
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 228-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 537-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 38,511 0.01 25,08053.55
69 Ceramic products 69,358 0.02 48,67542.49
70 Glass and glassware 74,697 0.02 2,1663,348.61
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 31,228 0.01 4756,474.32
73 Articles of iron or steel 733,920 0.17 652,60212.46
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,472 0.00 4,323-65.95
75 Nickel and articles thereof 250 0.00 75233.33
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 467,862 0.11 64,777622.27
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 13,337 0.00 1,997567.85
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 136,836 0.03 183,187-25.30
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 116,106,492 27.17 109,849,9245.70
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 214,285,639 50.14 225,490,422-4.97
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 6,000 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,309,145 0.31 1,448,100-9.60
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11,182,611 2.62 9,691,25315.39
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,976,446 0.46 235,290740.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 1,089-100.00
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 312,387 0.07 297,0535.16
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 982,825 0.23 814,66820.64
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,520,246 0.36 1,862,403-18.37
SS Classified 145,470 0.03 77 06688.76
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia