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Russian trade with the United Arab Emirates 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 United Arab Emirates in 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with the United Arab Emirates

In 2019, Russia’s trade with the United Arab Emirates totaled $1,835,220,289, up 8.65% ($146,032,055) from 2018.

Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in 2019 totaled $1,600,064,821, up 7.87% ($116,699,699) from 2018.

Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in 2019 totaled $235,155,468, up 14.25% ($29,332,356) from 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with the United Arab Emirates in 2019 was $1,364,909,353, a 6.84% increase ($87,367,343) over 2018.

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 52nd largest trading partner in 2019 (down from 51st in 2018), accounting for 0.2753% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2455% in 2018).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 43rd largest export market in 2019 (up from 45th in 2018), accounting for 0.3785% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.3297% in 2018).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 71st largest supplier in 2019 (down from 70th in 2018), accounting for 0.0965% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0864% in 2018).

Russia’s Exports to the United Arab Emirates

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 28.27% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (37.95% in 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 22.75% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (11.68% in 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.26% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (14.69% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.94% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (6.44% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.67% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (9.72% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.37% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (8.36% in 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.58% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (2.15% in 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates 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 $250,518,545;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $29,045,614;
  • 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) - an increase of $21,861,174;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $13,566,839;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $6,744,174;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $5,465,421.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in 2019 over 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) - a decrease of $110,530,974;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $53,144,464;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $49,842,671;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $25,251,704;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $9,975,783;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $7,691,475;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $6,288,512.
Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
01 Live animals 31,274 0.00 53,513-41.56
02 Meat and edible meat offal 4,844,309 0.30 3,390,19542.89
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 58,414 0.00 4,0481,343.03
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 8,212,340 0.51 12,505,105-34.33
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 22 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 14,380,096 0.90 9,785,52046.95
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 16,292 0.00 11,44742.33
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 348,330 0.02 466,939-25.40
10 Cereals 154,113,751 9.63 140,546,9129.65
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 218,598 0.01 208,8174.68
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 195,160 0.01 283,009-31.04
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 270 0.00 6,168-95.62
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,203,014 0.33 4,953,9185.03
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 75,323 0.00 85,330-11.73
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 286,777 0.02 356,490-19.56
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 31,037,709 1.94 24,293,53527.76
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 167,907 0.01 144,46916.22
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 257,353 0.02 355,859-27.68
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 15,463,122 0.97 13,914,05911.13
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,823,288 0.36 4,591,20026.84
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,445,777 0.22 2,021,19770.48
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,065,713 0.13 12,041,496-82.85
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 49,842,671-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 361,943,949 22.62 111,425,404224.83
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,937,566 0.37 2,706,722119.36
29 Organic chemicals 963,414 0.06 2,172,908-55.66
30 Pharmaceutical products 718,605 0.04 326,882119.84
31 Fertilizers 98,581,040 6.16 123,832,744-20.39
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 957,426 0.06 167,814470.53
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,680,471 0.29 2,310,729102.55
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 431,752 0.03 380,41413.50
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,028,183 0.06 180,771468.78
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 13,300 0.00 37,600-64.63
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 7,240-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,697,488 0.17 4,419,032-38.96
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,672,258 0.17 3,133,155-14.71
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,991,425 0.25 4,529,687-11.88
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 78,717 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 20,211 0.00 4,723327.93
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 110,367 0.01 5,4601,921.37
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,195,836 0.39 12,484,348-50.37
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 217 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,707,026 0.11 2,068,511-17.48
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 17,234,072 1.08 17,184,0850.29
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 99,155 0.01 103,367-4.07
50 Silk 22,267 0.00 2,187918.15
52 Cotton 13,751 0.00 1,680718.51
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 28,313 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 1,372 0.00 3,809-63.98
55 Man-made staple fibers 914,349 0.06 2,511,642-63.60
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3,089 0.00 15,399-79.94
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 610 0.00 6,368-90.42
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3,062 0.00 997207.12
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 216,655 0.01 151,56742.94
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 39,695 0.00 27,29445.43
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 262,035 0.02 334,067-21.56
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 688,980 0.04 567,80621.34
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 440,855 0.03 292,11850.92
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 192,515 0.01 127,05551.52
65 Headgear and parts thereof 34,720 0.00 17,229101.52
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,250 0.00 78259.85
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,575 0.00 1,35316.41
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,417,558 0.09 488,931189.93
69 Ceramic products 1,627,226 0.10 964,80868.66
70 Glass and glassware 2,538,466 0.16 1,331,77290.61
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 452,334,456 28.27 562,865,430-19.64
72 Iron and steel 57,031,782 3.56 110,176,246-48.24
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,911,493 0.49 8,551,959-7.49
74 Copper and articles thereof 201,038 0.01 79,644152.42
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,216,522 0.08 68,0251,688.35
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 309,404 0.02 176,08675.71
78 Lead and articles thereof 41 0.00 80-48.75
79 Zinc and articles thereof 10,061 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 172 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 495,316 0.03 771,747-35.82
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,423,236 0.15 3,944,273-38.56
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 341,284 0.02 208,03464.05
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 33,523,196 2.10 41,214,671-18.66
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 58,023,582 3.63 36,162,40860.45
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 39,820 0.00 87,791-54.64
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 12,683,751 0.79 7,218,33075.72
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 22,368 0.00 1,053,755-97.88
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 38,795,866 2.42 9,750,252297.90
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 85,779 0.01 61,72138.98
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3,900 0.00 1,840111.96
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 1,210,260 0.08 3,093,267-60.87
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 343,186 0.02 126,203171.93
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 58,822 0.00 44,54532.05
SS Classified 168,243,826 10.51 123 518 45836.21

Russia’s Imports from the United Arab Emirates

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 37.74% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (39.51% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 24.95% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (31.68% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 16.62% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (6.75% in 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.85% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (15.06% in 2018);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.64% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (0.48% in 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.60% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (1.11% in 2018).

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

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $25,331,769;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $18,862,599;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $8,786,102;
  • 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 $7,577,211;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $2,046,118;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $1,953,133;
  • 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) - an increase of $874,884;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $846,862;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $815,240.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $20,492,563;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $7,823,348;
  • 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 $4,179,881;
  • 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 $2,916,310;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $1,623,050;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - a decrease of $956,415.
Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 460,689 0.20 221,859107.65
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 26,381 0.01 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,287 0.00 4,711-9.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 303,212 0.13 59,203412.16
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 20,172,120 8.58 27,995,468-27.95
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 14,222-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 18,338 0.01 63,891-71.30
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,755 0.00 32,883-82.50
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 1,119-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 45,784 0.02 305,680-85.02
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 147,324 0.06 48,749202.21
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 915,960 0.39 556,06564.72
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 204,366 0.09 447,750-54.36
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 520,605 0.22 508,8622.31
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,690,648 1.14 737,515264.83
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 422,310 0.18 50,194741.36
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 841,058 0.36 1,070,216-21.41
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 16,170,150 6.88 19,086,460-15.28
29 Organic chemicals 1,380 0.00 213,414-99.35
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,560,440 0.66 713,578118.68
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 8,169,682 3.47 6,123,56433.41
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 4,915,683 2.09 5,872,098-16.29
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,168 0.00 1,54040.78
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 157,183 0.07 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 116,455 0.05 94,67323.01
39 Plastics and articles thereof 57,063,886 24.27 48,277,78418.20
40 Rubber and articles thereof 599,441 0.25 932,098-35.69
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 96,668 0.04 89,1778.40
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7,873 0.00 20,332-61.28
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 173,045 0.07 213,221-18.84
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 36,594 0.02 47,271-22.59
52 Cotton 0 0.00 1,814-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 20-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 894,051 0.38 333,625167.98
55 Man-made staple fibers 24,541 0.01 218,344-88.76
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 18,755 0.01 59,173-68.30
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 13,984 0.01 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 17,896 0.01 3824,584.82
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 24-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 712,814 0.30 638,45311.65
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 941,975 0.40 744,98626.44
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,104,926 0.47 289,686281.42
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 13,699 0.01 3,701270.14
65 Headgear and parts thereof 333 0.00 57484.21
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 22,633 0.01 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 21,577 0.01 15,97935.03
69 Ceramic products 1,804,671 0.77 1,705,2975.83
70 Glass and glassware 4,802,908 2.04 6,425,958-25.26
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8,560,734 3.64 983,523770.42
72 Iron and steel 477 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 35,964,290 15.29 10,632,521238.25
74 Copper and articles thereof 43,417 0.02 39,8788.87
75 Nickel and articles thereof 247,234 0.11 186,93432.26
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 89,579 0.04 161,727-44.61
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 125 0.00 11,355-98.90
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 339,054 0.14 213,06459.13
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,401,860 1.02 2,649,504-9.35
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 37,457,695 15.93 57,950,258-35.36
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 1,058,521 0.45 5,238,402-79.79
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 5,597 0.00 99,225-94.36
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 364,558 0.16 726,340-49.81
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 18,862,599 8.02 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 923,752 0.39 1,198,915-22.95
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 224 0.00 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 1,029,196 0.44 154,312566.96
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 892,201 0.38 898,116-0.66
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 32,270 0.01 20,93654.14
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 6,546-100.00
SS Classified 637,837 0.27 410 46055.40
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia