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Russian trade in goods with Kuwait 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 Kuwait in the first quarter of 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Kuwait

In the 1st quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Kuwait was $156,960,323, down 13.48% ($24,461,999) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Kuwait in the 1st quarter of 2020 were $156,860,933, down 13.48% ($24,442,802) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Kuwait in the 1st quarter of 2020 were $99,390, down 16.19% ($19,197) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with Kuwait in the 1st quarter of 2020 was $156,761,543, a 13.48% decrease ($24,423,605) over the 1st quarter of 2019.

Kuwait was Russia’s 76th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2020 (down from 74th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.1104% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1152% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Kuwait was Russia’s 63rd largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2020 (down from 59th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.1763% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1737% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Kuwait was Russia’s 151st largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2020 (down from 149th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0002% of Russia’s total imports (just as in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Kuwait

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 97.86% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (96.68% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.85% of Russia’s total exports to Kuwait (1.55% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Kuwait in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $26,364,626.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Kuwait in the 1st quarter of 2020 over the 1st quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $48,201,319;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $776,772;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $703,520;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $682,045.
Russia’s exports to Kuwait in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 71,570-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,120 0.00 5,251-40.58
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 36,213-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 11,640-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 82,723 0.05 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 36,782 0.02 158,460-76.79
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 101,772-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 12,275 0.01 46,400-73.55
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,638 0.00 25,364-77.77
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 0 0.00 1,285-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 4,008-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 611,974 0.39 788,671-22.40
39 Plastics and articles thereof 936 0.00 1,815-48.43
40 Rubber and articles thereof 24,348 0.02 12719,071.65
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 156,513 0.10 860,033-81.80
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,176,428 0.75 1,953,200-39.77
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 31,893 0.02 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 1,200-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 51,353 0.03 40,43427.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 196,321 0.13 0
70 Glass and glassware 51,278 0.03 66,306-22.66
72 Iron and steel 26,364,626 16.81 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 324,637 0.21 277,76716.87
74 Copper and articles thereof 126,793,070 80.83 174,994,389-27.54
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3,478 0.00 2,24055.27
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,470 0.00 0
78 Lead and articles thereof 255 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 4,282-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 12,117 0.01 9,84823.04
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 161,506 0.10 145,33111.13
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 141,162 0.09 549,498-74.31
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 12,543 0.01 61,029-79.45
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 570,932 0.36 366,85855.63
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 30,555 0.02 712,600-95.71
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 6,144-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Kuwait

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 89.68% of Russia’s total imports from Kuwait (96.45% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.66% of Russia’s total imports from Kuwait (3.55% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.57% of Russia’s total imports from Kuwait (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

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

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $36,193;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $8,231;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $1,563.

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

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $60,831;
  • 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 $3,139;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $698;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $451;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $419.
Russia’s imports from Kuwait in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
29 Organic chemicals 67 0.07 518-87.07
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 419-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0 0.00 60,831-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 88,514 89.06 52,32169.17
40 Rubber and articles thereof 556 0.56 28595.09
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,563 1.57 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 83 0.08 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 698-100.00
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 0 0.00 3,139-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,607 8.66 3762,189.10
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia