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Russian trade in goods with Hong Kong in Q2 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 second quarter of 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Hong Kong

In the 2nd quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Hong Kong totaled $786,853,891, up 108.43% ($409,346,062) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 2nd quarter of 2020 totaled $677,361,517, up 173.13% ($429,364,187) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 2nd quarter of 2020 were $109,492,374, down 15.46% ($20,018,125) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with Hong Kong in the 2nd quarter of 2020 was $567,869,143, a 379.27% increase ($449,382,312) over the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Hong Kong was Russia’s 28th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (up from 59th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.6449% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2358% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Hong Kong was Russia’s 21st largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (up from 54th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.9688% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2461% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Hong Kong was Russia’s 55th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.2102% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.2183% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Hong Kong

The major share of Russian exports to Hong Kong in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 37.63% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (64.97% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.27% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (0.81% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.94% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (7.81% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.43% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (0.59% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.44% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (11.02% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.00% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (12.65% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.06% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (1.04% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd 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) - an increase of $93,755,421;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $26,377,264;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $20,796,738;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $9,945,798.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd 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 $18,720,684;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $10,744,481;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $2,118,327.
Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 2nd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2020
over Q2 2019
02 Meat and edible meat offal 18,146,754 2.68 8,200,956121.28
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 100,800 0.01 936,610-89.24
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 389,129-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6,765,504 1.00 6,325,0816.96
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 341,240 0.05 1,287,600-73.50
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 31,893 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 563,427 0.08 741,583-24.02
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 683,588 0.10 1,408,953-51.48
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,528 0.00 3,703-4.73
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 20,308 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7,400 0.00 35,886-79.38
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7,344 0.00 45,980-84.03
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3 0.00 35,369-99.99
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 16,542,045 2.44 27,286,526-39.38
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 781,230 0.12 584,40733.68
29 Organic chemicals 48 0.00 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 694,784 0.10 387,12279.47
31 Fertilizers 20,796,738 3.07 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 338,096 0.05 267126,527.72
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 520,223 0.08 342,53851.87
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 40,921 0.01 97,562-58.06
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 2,072-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 21,906 0.00 15,84438.26
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,827 0.00 41,943-81.34
40 Rubber and articles thereof 13,386 0.00 8441,486.02
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 406,227-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 253,048 0.04 627,626-59.68
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 381,176-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 275,941 0.04 181,88751.71
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,423,300 0.21 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 314,498 0.05 367,281-14.37
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 371 0.00 3,702-89.98
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 37-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4 0.00 32-87.50
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 15-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,547 0.00 2,119,874-99.93
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 28,573 0.00 425,875-93.29
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7,868 0.00 8,288-5.07
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 401,571 0.06 13,8532,798.80
65 Headgear and parts thereof 218 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,218 0.00 4,0384.46
69 Ceramic products 256,763 0.04 188,47736.23
70 Glass and glassware 4,009 0.00 21,491-81.35
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 254,867,617 37.63 161,112,19658.19
72 Iron and steel 27,103,038 4.00 725,7743,634.36
73 Articles of iron or steel 82,584 0.01 61,07635.22
74 Copper and articles thereof 178,129 0.03 46,678281.61
75 Nickel and articles thereof 242 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 66,219 0.01 292,667-77.37
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 723,984-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 81,915-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 20,252 0.00 66,251-69.43
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,500,518 0.22 1,472101,837.36
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,636,215 0.24 20,356,899-91.96
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 8,729,308 1.29 9,622,255-9.28
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,214,855 0.33 224,000888.77
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 1,377-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 936,668 0.14 1,173,998-20.22
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 145,869 0.02 256,594-43.15
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 26,001 0.00 16,96753.24
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 3,531 0.00 6,200-43.05
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 469,952 0.07 10,5354,360.86
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 27,496 0.00 69,873-60.65
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 51,789-100.00
SS Classified 309,952,101 45.76 174 976177,039.78

Russia’s Imports from Hong Kong

The major share of Russian imports from Hong Kong in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 68.96% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (81.61% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 21.77% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (5.90% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.95% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (5.08% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.44% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (1.59% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.96% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (1.73% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd 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 $16,196,133;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $510,153;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $452,073.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd 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 $15,872,984;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $14,328,931;
  • 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 $2,741,976;
  • 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 $805,146;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $769,129;
  • 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 $620,034;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $522,447;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $515,014;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $408,646.
Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 2nd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2020
over Q2 2019
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 338-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 48,970 0.04 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 77,094 0.07 60,45327.53
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 510,153 0.47 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 271 0.00 36,216-99.25
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 49,584 0.05 18,617166.34
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 23,837,622 21.77 7,641,489211.95
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 124,916 0.11 2,866,892-95.64
29 Organic chemicals 1,025,969 0.94 874,21417.36
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,200 0.01 8510,723.53
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 133,208 0.12 60,787119.14
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 11,143 0.01 72,571-84.65
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 86 0.00 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 122,498-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 180,731 0.17 279,914-35.43
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 14,811 0.01 3,226359.11
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 54,946 0.05 27,402100.52
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,355,114 1.24 2,124,243-36.21
40 Rubber and articles thereof 324,962 0.30 142,445128.13
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 783,746 0.72 609,09228.67
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 13,052-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 66,655 0.06 17,444282.11
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 5,129 0.00 13,090-60.82
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 695,792 0.64 243,719185.49
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 53,127 0.05 81,709-34.98
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 1,717-100.00
52 Cotton 25,223 0.02 2,1341,081.96
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 16,126 0.01 0
54 Man-made filaments 6,230 0.01 11,406-45.38
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 142-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 136,450 0.12 12,606982.42
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 2,700-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 55,091 0.05 67,381-18.24
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,786 0.00 64,842-95.70
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 70,650 0.06 122,093-42.13
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 51,569 0.05 350,575-85.29
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 687,433 0.63 366,01587.82
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 314,063 0.29 182,40172.18
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 201,905 0.18 716,919-71.84
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4,442 0.00 48,425-90.83
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 297 0.00 99,254-99.70
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 3,576 0.00 12,263-70.84
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,267 0.00 106,803-98.81
69 Ceramic products 220,065 0.20 120,25683.00
70 Glass and glassware 191,069 0.17 31,112514.13
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 24,637 0.02 829,783-97.03
72 Iron and steel 32,084 0.03 138,342-76.81
73 Articles of iron or steel 515,140 0.47 588,835-12.52
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,583 0.00 43,368-89.43
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 29,808 0.03 79,124-62.33
79 Zinc and articles thereof 9,852 0.01 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 26,815 0.02 277,844-90.35
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 170,530 0.16 442,536-61.47
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 261,243 0.24 669,889-61.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 59,421,161 54.27 73,750,092-19.43
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 14,787,242 13.51 30,660,226-51.77
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 2,059 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 399,888 0.37 384,6753.95
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 24,772 0.02 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 867,527 0.79 903,350-3.97
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 15,037 0.01 314,400-95.22
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 47,165 0.04 35,51432.81
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 389,456 0.36 1,009,490-61.42
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 986,637 0.90 1,509,084-34.62
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 123,395 0.11 156,470-21.14
SS Classified 1,872 0.00 88 937-97.90
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia