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

Russia’s Trade with the United Arab Emirates

In the 1st quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with the United Arab Emirates totaled $1,001,439,534, up 160.10% ($616,414,049) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 1st quarter of 2020 totaled $942,943,151, up 183.60% ($610,454,451) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 1st quarter of 2020 totaled $58,496,383, up 11.34% ($5,959,598) from the 1st quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with the United Arab Emirates in the 1st quarter of 2020 was $884,446,768, a 215.93% increase ($604,494,853) over the 1st quarter of 2019.

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 31st largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2020 (up from 55th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.7045% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2446% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 22nd largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2020 (up from 49th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 1.0597% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.3185% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 68th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2020 (up from 70th in the 1st quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.1100% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0990% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to the United Arab Emirates

The major share of Russian exports to the United Arab Emirates 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) - 31.08% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (17.63% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 20.93% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (45.02% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.58% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (11.25% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.79% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (10.08% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.78% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (5.58% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.38% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (2.03% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.02% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (6.50% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates 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 $235,510,695;
  • 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 $47,691,969;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $30,065,178;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $23,882,704;
  • 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 $10,143,494;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $8,153,333;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $3,313,533.

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $12,023,874;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $3,660,279.
Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2020
over Q1 2019
01 Live animals 3,108 0.00 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 545,388 0.06 1,103,688-50.58
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,606,893 0.17 5,267,172-69.49
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 55 0.00 11400.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,818,884 0.19 3,302,777-44.93
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,288 0.00 12,842-74.40
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 97,374 0.01 77,34025.90
10 Cereals 44,828,943 4.75 14,763,765203.64
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 79,149 0.01 35,093125.54
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 83,665 0.01 58,11743.96
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 270-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 203 0.00 982,577-99.98
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,380 0.00 27,644-91.39
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 443,071 0.05 174,563153.82
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 6,466,949 0.69 6,639,824-2.60
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 67,766 0.01 23,564187.58
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 125,180 0.01 28,179344.23
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,862,114 0.41 3,178,13221.52
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,520,493 0.16 805,37988.79
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 479,685 0.05 913,961-47.52
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 88,144 0.01 1,128,852-92.19
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 292,993,822 31.07 57,483,127409.70
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 617,291 0.07 1,743,398-64.59
29 Organic chemicals 1,164,811 0.12 543,311114.39
30 Pharmaceutical products 84,497 0.01 4,5521,756.26
31 Fertilizers 2,560,855 0.27 14,584,729-82.44
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 272,543 0.03 143,68589.68
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,744,611 0.19 636,768173.98
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 575,674 0.06 37,6771,427.92
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 339,385 0.04 330,6002.66
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 621,533 0.07 588,8005.56
39 Plastics and articles thereof 298,761 0.03 1,992,163-85.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,324,872 0.14 1,007,06431.56
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 250,223 0.03 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 772 0.00 6,068-87.28
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,101,309 0.43 1,507,179172.12
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 217-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 761,406 0.08 389,07795.70
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8,149,025 0.86 4,835,49268.53
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 14,762 0.00 21,406-31.04
50 Silk 3,590 0.00 7,984-55.04
52 Cotton 13,642 0.00 5542,362.45
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 12,668 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 3,519 0.00 347914.12
55 Man-made staple fibers 289,279 0.03 559,692-48.31
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 36 0.00 1,992-98.19
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,095 0.00 362,941.67
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,125 0.00 297278.79
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 6,628 0.00 35,429-81.29
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 6,498 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 292,250 0.03 218,64133.67
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 303,358 0.03 159,90389.71
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 212,307 0.02 94,060125.71
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 15,767 0.00 36,034-56.24
65 Headgear and parts thereof 15,098 0.00 3,599319.51
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 30 0.00 60-50.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 800-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 521,757 0.06 72,934615.38
69 Ceramic products 645,881 0.07 201,392220.71
70 Glass and glassware 725,938 0.08 856,263-15.22
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 197,367,457 20.93 149,675,48831.86
72 Iron and steel 53,280,924 5.65 29,398,22081.24
73 Articles of iron or steel 695,750 0.07 2,353,662-70.44
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,795 0.00 49,879-92.39
75 Nickel and articles thereof 379 0.00 1,189,597-99.97
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 20,544 0.00 20,585-0.20
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 32-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 172-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 182,336 0.02 180,2041.18
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 390,782 0.04 256,75452.20
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 47,457 0.01 72,282-34.34
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,736,650 0.50 6,311,708-24.95
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 16,778,335 1.78 6,634,841152.88
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,152,711 0.33 2,813,51512.06
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,948,848 1.16 2,795,515291.66
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 940-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 957 0.00 100857.00
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 373,110 0.04 253,33847.28
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 61,042 0.01 268,494-77.27
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 21,392 0.00 19,41610.18
SS Classified 273,811,330 29.04 3 564 8787,580.81

Russia’s Imports from the United Arab Emirates

The major share of Russian imports from the United Arab Emirates 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) - 34.07% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (38.77% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 26.85% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (9.66% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 20.26% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (22.02% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.77% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (11.73% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.46% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (11.48% in the 1st quarter of 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.15% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (1.26% in the 1st quarter of 2019).

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

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $10,229,158;
  • 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 $837,289;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $791,872;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $519,533;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $438,643;
  • 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) - an increase of $413,060;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - an increase of $315,464;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $308,256;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $209,634;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $194,640.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates 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 $5,175,624;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,457,819;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $550,317;
  • 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 $513,451;
  • 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 $340,218;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $213,345;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $182,199.
Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 1st quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
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 97,559 0.17 70,97037.47
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 14,753 0.03 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 2,304-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 8,965-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 6,289,481 10.75 5,497,60914.40
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 27,699 0.05 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 5,755-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 59,660 0.10 45,64530.70
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,390 0.01 9,562-33.17
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 143,280 0.24 155,250-7.71
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 43,208 0.07 32,32733.66
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 78,254 0.13 75,7953.24
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 124,554 0.21 260,458-52.18
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 36,876 0.06 81,529-54.77
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 375,872 0.64 289,61029.79
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,835,407 6.56 4,175,625-8.15
29 Organic chemicals 960 0.00 352,642.86
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 345,578 0.59 150,938128.95
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,252,473 3.85 1,813,83024.18
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 1,051,319 1.80 638,25964.72
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3 0.00 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 315,464 0.54 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 97,468 0.17 55,46275.74
39 Plastics and articles thereof 11,885,703 20.32 13,343,522-10.93
40 Rubber and articles thereof 144,569 0.25 192,222-24.79
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,187 0.00 20,079-89.11
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 57-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 27,756 0.05 1,8721,382.69
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 17,202 0.03 2,857502.10
54 Man-made filaments 55,701 0.10 162,292-65.68
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 36,225 0.06 15,032140.99
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 53 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 164,162 0.28 189,001-13.14
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 266,563 0.46 202,57831.59
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 150,384 0.26 81,19385.22
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 561 0.00 12,464-95.50
65 Headgear and parts thereof 229 0.00 171,247.06
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 62 0.00 211-70.62
69 Ceramic products 250,086 0.43 349,511-28.45
70 Glass and glassware 1,217,203 2.08 1,007,56920.81
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 855,193 1.46 6,030,817-85.82
73 Articles of iron or steel 14,792,067 25.29 4,562,909224.18
74 Copper and articles thereof 123,459 0.21 10,5571,069.45
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 182,199-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 529,419 0.91 9,8865,255.24
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 125-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 198,132 0.34 31,215534.73
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 62,911 0.11 276,256-77.23
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 10,618,668 18.15 11,168,985-4.93
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 1,070,200 1.83 232,911359.49
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 72,646 0.12 122,448-40.67
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 89,737 0.15 42,252112.39
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 136,742 0.23 650,193-78.97
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 526,116 0.90 217,860141.49
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6,189 0.01 2,757124.48
SS Classified 0 0.00 45 010-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia