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Russian trade in goods with Hong Kong in Q1 2020

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Hong Kong in the first quarter of 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Hong Kong

In the 1st quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Hong Kong totaled $337,432,546, up 17.63% ($50,570,017) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2020 totaled $231,703,610, up 9.33% ($19,768,810) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2020 totaled $105,728,936, up 41.11% ($30,801,207) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2020 was $125,974,674, a 8.05% decrease ($11,032,397) over the 1st quarter of 2019.

Hong Kong was Russia’s 57th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2020 (up from 64th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.2374% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1822% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Hong Kong was Russia’s 53rd largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2020 (up from 56th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.2604% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2030% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Hong Kong was Russia’s 58th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2020 (up from 62nd in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.1989% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1413% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Hong Kong

The major share of Russian exports to Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2020 (and in the 1st quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 49.86% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (16.50% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 15.22% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (57.80% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.57% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (0.84% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.82% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (5.80% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.49% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (9.61% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.37% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (8.01% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 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 $80,517,304;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $22,287,116;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $11,980,786;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $4,839,293;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1,756,424;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $1,330,085;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $956,392;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $805,472.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 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 $87,239,114;
  • 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 $3,999,250;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $3,961,038;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3,348,775;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $3,095,328;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $1,734,803;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,389,041;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - a decrease of $879,047.
Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
01 Live animals 214 0.00 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 11,719,543 5.06 6,880,25070.34
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 412,616 0.18 4,373,654-90.57
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 113,556-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,590,967 1.98 3,966,00015.76
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,574,316 0.68 4,669,644-66.29
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 220,997-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,062,388 0.46 105,996902.29
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 296,718 0.13 21,5741,275.35
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5,981 0.00 2,139179.62
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 10,298 0.00 9,9443.56
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 6,394-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 69,931 0.03 22,193215.10
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 115,468,794 49.83 34,951,490230.37
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 919,388 0.40 635,28944.72
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 62,573-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 744,277 0.32 365,708103.52
31 Fertilizers 22,287,116 9.62 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 403,826 0.17 58,405591.42
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 309,140 0.13 158,15795.46
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 6,627 0.00 305,554-97.83
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 21,123 0.01 25,520-17.23
39 Plastics and articles thereof 243,038 0.10 33,432626.96
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,883,585 0.81 127,1611,381.26
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 879,047-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 77,577 0.03 206,729-62.47
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 111,543 0.05 23,695370.74
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 139,772 0.06 507,333-72.45
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,129,909 0.49 563,924100.37
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 21,888 0.01 35,603-38.52
50 Silk 0 0.00 309-100.00
52 Cotton 0 0.00 120-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 1,381-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 139,218 0.06 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 5,201-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 1,213-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 710-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 30-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 8,518 0.00 2,866197.21
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 39,120 0.02 36,2427.94
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,367,283 0.59 37,1983,575.69
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8,305 0.00 18,724-55.65
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 6,871 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 25,234 0.01 5314,652.17
69 Ceramic products 78,451 0.03 0
70 Glass and glassware 4,468 0.00 11,849-62.29
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 35,267,183 15.22 122,506,297-71.21
72 Iron and steel 21,546,383 9.30 9,565,597125.25
73 Articles of iron or steel 60,288 0.03 39,60252.23
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,440 0.00 2,3394.32
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 58,053-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 235,067 0.10 1,969,870-88.07
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 544,562-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 41,771-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 91,072 0.04 46,67995.10
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 824,819 0.36 19,3474,163.29
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,379,355 0.60 4,728,130-70.83
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 5,541,455 2.39 9,540,705-41.92
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 8,624 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 106,036 0.05 1,495,077-92.91
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 7,582-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 783,674 0.34 1,213,558-35.42
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 148,805 0.06 83,61277.97
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 18,028 0.01 11,84952.15
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 3,692 0.00 5,931-37.75
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,200 0.00 38,945-94.35
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 31,340 0.01 40,037-21.72
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 281,510-100.00
SS Classified 465,106 0.20 245 41289.52

Russia’s Imports from Hong Kong

The major share of Russian imports from Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2020 (and in the 1st quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 68.39% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (68.39% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 14.28% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (2.40% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.27% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (6.25% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.44% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (7.89% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.59% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (3.26% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $33,863,306;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $13,306,953;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $2,947,310;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $656,514;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $505,818;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $434,412.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 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 $12,310,260;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $3,197,327;
  • 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 $2,070,108;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $834,074;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $582,515;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $538,292;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $454,951;
  • 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) - a decrease of $454,217;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $403,155;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $375,731.
Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 1,500-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 177,787 0.17 18,423865.03
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 656,514 0.62 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 58,988 0.06 20,804183.54
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 72,234 0.07 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 15,103,229 14.28 1,796,276740.81
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 352,809 0.33 2,422,917-85.44
29 Organic chemicals 702,362 0.66 267,950162.12
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 175,624 0.17 75,276133.31
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 37,245 0.04 37,970-1.91
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 191 0.00 29,375-99.35
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,772 0.00 48,050-96.31
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 414 0.00 8,647-95.21
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 16,879 0.02 23,796-29.07
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,018,389 1.91 2,852,463-29.24
40 Rubber and articles thereof 332,472 0.31 146,674126.67
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 222,434-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 724,891 0.69 876,594-17.31
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 18,044 0.02 14,15227.50
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 5,541 0.01 17,288-67.95
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 387,841 0.37 268,76544.30
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 237,337 0.22 134,23376.81
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 11,863-100.00
52 Cotton 23,191 0.02 1,9381,096.65
54 Man-made filaments 12,917 0.01 147,814-91.26
55 Man-made staple fibers 48 0.00 3,193-98.50
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4,312 0.00 5,691-24.23
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 629 0.00 2,241-71.93
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 43,230 0.04 22,24994.30
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 67,219 0.06 5,8331,052.39
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 30,865 0.03 25,69220.13
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 569,802 0.54 1,108,094-48.58
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 336,755 0.32 791,706-57.46
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 162,560 0.15 163,005-0.27
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5,110,053 4.83 2,162,743136.28
65 Headgear and parts thereof 55,909 0.05 63,773-12.33
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 109,455 0.10 6,7681,517.24
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 103,880 0.10 160,886-35.43
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 279,526 0.26 110,739152.42
69 Ceramic products 587,960 0.56 82,142615.78
70 Glass and glassware 212,662 0.20 48,746336.27
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 165,194 0.16 425,340-61.16
72 Iron and steel 47,926 0.05 93,864-48.94
73 Articles of iron or steel 327,394 0.31 703,125-53.44
74 Copper and articles thereof 21,001 0.02 155,428-86.49
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 165,287 0.16 223,804-26.15
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 951-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 15,169 0.01 418,324-96.37
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 683,382 0.65 532,37028.37
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 417,685 0.40 317,68931.48
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 57,850,211 54.72 23,986,905141.17
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 13,156,424 12.44 25,466,684-48.34
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 4,000 0.00 5,572-28.21
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 230,419 0.22 135,78069.70
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,482 0.00 1,72344.05
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,064,497 1.01 1,647,012-35.37
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 337,755 0.32 519,724-35.01
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 65,212 0.06 22,627188.20
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 787,599 0.74 1,241,816-36.58
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,497,061 1.42 4,694,388-68.11
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 97,145 0.09 125,900-22.84
SS Classified 1,557 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia