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

Russia’s Trade with Singapore

In the 1st quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Singapore was $572,807,790, down 35.18% ($310,830,678) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Singapore in the 1st quarter of 2020 were $455,990,360, down 41.40% ($322,136,779) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Singapore in the 1st quarter of 2020 totaled $116,817,430, up 10.72% ($11,306,101) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with Singapore in the 1st quarter of 2020 was $339,172,930, a 49.57% decrease ($333,442,880) over the 1st quarter of 2019.

Singapore was Russia’s 44th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2020 (down from 37th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.4030% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.5613% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Singapore was Russia’s 38th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2020 (down from 32nd in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.5125% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.7455% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Singapore was Russia’s 55th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2020 (up from 58th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.2198% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1989% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Singapore

The major share of Russian exports to Singapore 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) - 95.58% of Russia’s total exports to Singapore (94.65% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.21% of Russia’s total exports to Singapore (3.82% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

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

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $7,575,174.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Singapore 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) - a decrease of $300,692,184;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $26,887,957;
  • 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 $4,641,693.
Russia’s exports to Singapore in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
02 Meat and edible meat offal 20,151 0.00 3,376496.89
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 37,761 0.01 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 220,354 0.05 70,555212.32
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 14,593 0.00 6012,328.12
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 12,206 0.00 3,477251.05
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 981,974 0.22 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 13,800 0.00 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 345,126 0.08 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,163 0.00 691,585.51
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 6,986 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 119,474 0.03 8,1321,369.18
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 206,265 0.05 35,965473.52
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 333,700 0.07 219,63151.94
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,711 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 435,829,334 95.58 736,521,518-40.83
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 613,134 0.13 1,638,485-62.58
29 Organic chemicals 7,576,724 1.66 1,550488,720.90
30 Pharmaceutical products 14,223 0.00 7,39392.38
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 26,887,957-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 3,578-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,369,123 0.30 723,89989.13
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 9,995 0.00 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,950 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 147,224 0.03 106,16238.68
39 Plastics and articles thereof 228,865 0.05 299,955-23.70
40 Rubber and articles thereof 136,484 0.03 87,72455.58
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 818 0.00 1,308-37.46
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 44,351 0.01 34,26329.44
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 263,673 0.06 162,90561.86
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 789 0.00 988-20.14
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 125,068-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 84,795 0.02 184,583-54.06
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 7-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 50-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,067 0.00 2,330-54.21
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 31 0.00 148-79.05
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 10,906 0.00 1,582589.38
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 9,705 0.00 9,0896.78
65 Headgear and parts thereof 421 0.00 62579.03
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 225 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 71,255 0.02 52,78734.99
69 Ceramic products 37,374 0.01 26,38341.66
70 Glass and glassware 29,844 0.01 18,68659.71
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 42,331 0.01 4,684,024-99.10
73 Articles of iron or steel 972,232 0.21 376,943157.93
74 Copper and articles thereof 36,573 0.01 3769,626.86
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 4,508-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 431,538 0.09 1,280,894-66.31
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,469,394 0.32 367,176300.19
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 71,486 0.02 24,901187.08
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,750 0.00 18,002-90.28
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7,894 0.00 727985.83
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,006,611 0.66 2,696,33711.51
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 595,200 0.13 158,172276.30
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 33,109 0.01 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 860 0.00 16,456-94.77
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 673,864-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 489,952 0.11 569,650-13.99
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 70 0.00 10,263-99.32
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 5,571 0.00 2,417130.49
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 19,270 0.00 3675,150.68
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7,555 0.00 1455,110.34
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 390 0.00 1,651-76.38

Russia’s Imports from Singapore

The major share of Russian imports from Singapore 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) - 62.85% of Russia’s total imports from Singapore (68.60% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 18.63% of Russia’s total imports from Singapore (21.90% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.69% of Russia’s total imports from Singapore (3.46% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.20% of Russia’s total imports from Singapore (1.36% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.68% of Russia’s total imports from Singapore (4.29% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

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

  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $6,737,714;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $4,947,129;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $4,632,597;
  • 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 $2,170,088;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,320,347;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $778,249;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $653,688;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $506,701;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $399,224.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Singapore 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) - a decrease of $5,691,067;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,259,704;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $1,194,279;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $873,260;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $421,918.
Russia’s imports from Singapore in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
01 Live animals 712 0.00 286148.95
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 440,599 0.38 575,432-23.43
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 283 0.00 540-47.59
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 19,188 0.02 17,26611.13
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,859 0.00 104,440-97.26
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 685,657 0.59 894,327-23.33
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 7,078 0.01 34,950-79.75
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 8,675,496 7.43 1,937,782347.70
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 100,402 0.09 46,232117.17
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 183,304 0.16 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 40,838 0.03 42,208-3.25
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 66 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6,070,762 5.20 1,438,165322.12
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 482-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 552,691 0.47 153,467260.14
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,389,814 6.33 6,736,1269.70
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,714,840 4.04 5,909,119-20.21
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 223,794 0.19 120,84985.18
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 586,872 0.50 836,301-29.83
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 24,978 0.02 27,757-10.01
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,251,298 1.07 1,553,120-19.43
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,265,285 4.51 6,524,989-19.31
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,751,100 1.50 1,244,39940.72
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 575-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,114 0.00 0
45 Cork and articles of cork 40 0.00 46-13.04
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 888,362 0.76 110,113706.77
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 39,932 0.03 57,797-30.91
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 5,612-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,992-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 23 0.00 1,110-97.93
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 11,479-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,259 0.00 1,910-34.08
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 238 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 21,561 0.02 31,126-30.73
69 Ceramic products 385 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 28,525 0.02 1,7721,509.76
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 174,524-100.00
72 Iron and steel 1,724 0.00 124,947-98.62
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,744,634 3.21 2,424,28754.46
74 Copper and articles thereof 92,525 0.08 60,42253.13
75 Nickel and articles thereof 56,146 0.05 79,598-29.46
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 58,730 0.05 254,852-76.96
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 255,105-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 27,724 0.02 900,984-96.92
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 319,967 0.27 426,142-24.92
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 23,625,394 20.22 29,316,461-19.41
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 26,738,980 22.89 24,568,8928.83
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 2,570 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 401,142 0.34 369,7658.49
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 421,918-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 22,648,290 19.39 17,701,16127.95
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,531 0.00 1,735-11.76
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 124,358 0.11 5,2672,261.08
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 1,324-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,360 0.00 2,176100.37
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia