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

Russia’s Trade with Vietnam

In 2019, Russia’s trade with Vietnam was $4,919,115,817, down 19.11% ($1,162,369,847) from 2018.

Russia’s exports to Vietnam in 2019 were $1,136,148,984, down 53.77% ($1,321,324,242) from 2018.

Russia’s imports from Vietnam in 2019 totaled $3,782,966,833, up 4.39% ($158,954,395) from 2018.

Russia’s trade deficit with Vietnam in 2019 was $2,646,817,849, a 126.89% increase ($1,480,278,637) over 2018.

Vietnam was Russia’s 28th largest trading partner in 2019 (down from 23rd in 2018), accounting for 0.7380% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.8838% in 2018).

Vietnam was Russia’s 53rd largest export market in 2019 (down from 37th in 2018), accounting for 0.2687% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.5461% in 2018).

Vietnam was Russia’s 16th largest supplier in 2019 (just as in 2018), accounting for 1.5518% of Russia’s total imports (up from 1.5217% in 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Vietnam

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 50.53% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (11.53% in 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 16.55% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (24.13% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 11.90% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (14.36% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.77% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (6.20% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.78% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (31.89% in 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.02% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (1.62% in 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Vietnam 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 $227,845,673;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $62,316,116;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $12,451,538;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $10,577,284;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $7,542,105;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $3,607,660.

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $575,479,586;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $369,466,029;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $211,785,231;
  • 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 $77,940,231;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $40,713,464;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $33,185,723;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $28,042,483;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $24,858,984;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $7,999,263;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $6,633,826;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $6,451,281;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $6,447,503;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $5,439,778.
Russia’s exports to Vietnam in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
01 Live animals 4,700 0.00 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 31,800,299 2.80 64,986,022-51.07
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 6,633,389 0.58 12,073,167-45.06
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 14,805 0.00 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,965,061 0.53 8,201,829-27.27
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,071 0.00 442,334.09
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,217 0.00 1,778-31.55
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 236,428 0.02 121,63894.37
10 Cereals 107,556,178 9.47 477,022,207-77.45
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 123,361 0.01 43,396184.27
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 119,124 0.01 6,570,405-98.19
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 16,080 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6,443,751 0.57 4,664,10338.16
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,201,670 0.11 316,488279.69
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,459,160 0.30 4,497,185-23.08
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,362,662 0.12 1,731,390-21.30
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 13,423,937 1.18 5,881,832128.23
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 894,264 0.08 611,84146.16
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,936,246 0.52 2,328,586154.93
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 906,370 0.08 2,160,143-58.04
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,643,904 0.14 1,687,969-2.61
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 270,245 0.02 135,39199.60
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,887,355 0.52 5,347,64410.09
26 Ores, slag and ash 85,426,576 7.52 23,110,460269.64
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 482,808,925 42.50 254,963,25289.36
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,445,530 0.48 7,195,938-24.32
29 Organic chemicals 22,292,610 1.96 21,896,0141.81
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,456,058 0.66 9,011,208-17.26
31 Fertilizers 42,979,121 3.78 83,692,585-48.65
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,641,519 0.14 2,133,909-23.07
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,359,667 0.30 3,379,083-0.57
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 164,633 0.01 416,690-60.49
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 983 0.00 251291.63
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 52,400 0.00 15,900229.56
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 679,226 0.06 1,568,266-56.69
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,645,708 0.23 9,279,534-71.49
40 Rubber and articles thereof 24,335,011 2.14 13,757,72776.88
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 665,240 0.06 576,71915.35
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8,090 0.00 17,462-53.67
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 21,514,306 1.89 9,062,768137.39
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 189 0.00 59220.34
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 8,151,529 0.72 7,509,5698.55
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 15,960,624 1.40 16,834,346-5.19
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 55,417 0.00 6,502,920-99.15
52 Cotton 0 0.00 2,599-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 1,452-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 127,386 0.01 239,882-46.90
55 Man-made staple fibers 17,011 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 67,785 0.01 57,38818.12
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 779-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,845 0.00 40,015-95.39
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 59,910 0.01 13,975328.69
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 133,245-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6,361 0.00 13,809-53.94
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 22,708 0.00 61,437-63.04
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 12,962 0.00 4,695176.08
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,032 0.00 9,323-67.48
65 Headgear and parts thereof 183 0.00 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 75 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2,533 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 274,201 0.02 444,201-38.27
69 Ceramic products 355,386 0.03 3,8479,138.00
70 Glass and glassware 325,249 0.03 494,296-34.20
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 31,557 0.00 32,552-3.06
72 Iron and steel 111,262,931 9.79 323,048,162-65.56
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,941,098 0.70 15,940,361-50.18
74 Copper and articles thereof 91,533 0.01 23,189294.73
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 15,411,378 1.36 12,399,09324.29
79 Zinc and articles thereof 92 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 314-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,350 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 525,171 0.05 1,406,417-62.66
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 12,596 0.00 49,249-74.42
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 15,813,245 1.39 43,855,728-63.94
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 14,494,795 1.28 92,435,026-84.32
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 11,900 0.00 4,000197.50
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 40,814,365 3.59 616,293,951-93.38
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 148 0.00 307,025-99.95
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,948,491 0.52 30,807,475-80.69
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 13,269 0.00 16,623-20.18
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 9,940 0.00 1,696486.08
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 91,056 0.01 66,67436.57
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 58,799 0.01 26,013126.04
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 61,244 0.01 62,183-1.51
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,224 0.00 136800.00
SS Classified 2,731,536 0.24 249 868 698-98.91

Russia’s Imports from Vietnam

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 57.01% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (61.58% in 2018);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 23.10% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (18.72% in 2018);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.61% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (13.07% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.69% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (2.52% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.10% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (1.05% in 2018).

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

  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $78,749,834;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $62,009,934;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $41,419,820;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $30,718,252;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $22,204,749.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $104,530,082;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $29,727,063.
Russia’s imports from Vietnam in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
01 Live animals 20,000 0.00 165,600-87.92
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 108,605,698 2.87 86,400,94925.70
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 5,355-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 23,198 0.00 16,57139.99
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 910,120 0.02 1,002,078-9.18
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 72,249,742 1.91 68,423,0555.59
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 196,833,032 5.20 226,560,095-13.12
10 Cereals 10,459,161 0.28 4,873,892114.60
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 220,066 0.01 145,01751.75
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 333,600 0.01 342,670-2.65
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 729,863 0.02 620,87417.55
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 3,898 0.00 4,795-18.71
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 166,067 0.00 121,69336.46
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 680,414 0.02 4,042,027-83.17
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 348,933 0.01 156,332123.20
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 83,987 0.00 47,46776.94
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,852,785 0.18 7,116,554-3.71
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 24,762,670 0.65 28,400,701-12.81
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 50,790,361 1.34 43,479,88016.81
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,786,353 0.07 1,634,49170.47
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 24,907 0.00 8,894180.04
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 7,381 0.00 3,317122.52
26 Ores, slag and ash 9,537,295 0.25 4,196,079127.29
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,766,347 0.05 1,029,28771.61
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,091,526 0.06 3,712,590-43.66
29 Organic chemicals 90,788 0.00 53,40570.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 13,143,784 0.35 7,674,36071.27
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 10,332,959 0.27 10,743,199-3.82
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 186,171 0.00 106,54274.74
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 5,866,633 0.16 2,912,774101.41
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 359,673 0.01 455,940-21.11
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 18,154,186 0.48 15,568,64116.61
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,066,513 0.16 3,017,910101.02
39 Plastics and articles thereof 20,310,354 0.54 19,985,4751.63
40 Rubber and articles thereof 25,268,435 0.67 27,200,697-7.10
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 31,923 0.00 89,153-64.19
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 35,629,539 0.94 32,904,2038.28
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 85,433 0.00 346,726-75.36
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,092,211 0.03 1,343,224-18.69
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2,381,155 0.06 2,159,16510.28
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 898,030 0.02 932,506-3.70
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 14,027 0.00 106,095-86.78
52 Cotton 5,177,189 0.14 4,449,07216.37
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 32 0.00 13,402-99.76
54 Man-made filaments 58,724 0.00 159,879-63.27
55 Man-made staple fibers 5,438,066 0.14 4,232,60928.48
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 354,524 0.01 313,47413.10
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 540,867 0.01 320,54168.74
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 119,004 0.00 98,52720.78
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 7,926,586 0.21 7,671,6963.32
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 276,782 0.01 441,152-37.26
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 148,567,000 3.93 107,147,18038.66
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 274,758,860 7.26 212,748,92629.15
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 28,211,518 0.75 20,046,37440.73
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 395,503,632 10.45 316,753,79824.86
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4,316,448 0.11 3,219,25234.08
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 5,094 0.00 57,159-91.09
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2,433,010 0.06 829,766193.22
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,474,322 0.07 1,276,85493.78
69 Ceramic products 3,533,434 0.09 2,899,92321.85
70 Glass and glassware 477,006 0.01 661,270-27.87
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,235,026 0.06 2,977,828-24.94
72 Iron and steel 6,618,640 0.17 10,361,728-36.12
73 Articles of iron or steel 19,123,200 0.51 13,394,11842.77
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,679,908 0.07 286,021836.96
75 Nickel and articles thereof 34,565 0.00 36,189-4.49
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 76,601 0.00 64,02019.65
79 Zinc and articles thereof 2,907 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 240,824 0.01 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9,043,113 0.24 11,385,713-20.57
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,854,792 0.10 2,381,82161.84
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 340,219,572 8.99 309,501,3209.93
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 1,761,024,668 46.55 1,769,842,708-0.50
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 5,391-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,312,373 0.11 1,051,887309.97
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 18,645,851 0.49 123,175,933-84.86
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 32,304,390 0.85 28,094,83514.98
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 634,228 0.02 1,011,683-37.31
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 227,348 0.01 97,994132.00
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 18,371,475 0.49 15,778,22216.44
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 42,044,147 1.11 32,936,36627.65
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 10,625,309 0.28 9,649,62510.11
SS Classified 276,580 0.01 527 904-47.61
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia