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

Russia’s Trade with the United Arab Emirates

In the 2nd quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with the United Arab Emirates totaled $412,793,157, up 3.90% ($15,479,655) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 2nd quarter of 2020 totaled $351,080,980, up 6.14% ($20,321,669) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 2nd quarter of 2020 were $61,712,177, down 7.28% ($4,842,014) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with the United Arab Emirates in the 2nd quarter of 2020 was $289,368,803, a 9.52% increase ($25,163,683) over the 2nd quarter of 2019.

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 48th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (up from 57th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.3383% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2482% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 44th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (up from 45th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.5021% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.3283% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 67th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.1185% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1122% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to the United Arab Emirates

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 52.36% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (26.52% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 19.25% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (16.86% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.19% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (7.82% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.72% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (6.58% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.52% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (7.21% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.59% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (31.66% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.30% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (1.38% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates 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 $96,790,669;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $17,794,425;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $3,396,025;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $2,646,807;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $2,545,481;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $1,791,123;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $1,651,379.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates 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) - a decrease of $95,626,383;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $13,852,115;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $9,421,486;
  • 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 $5,635,587;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $4,097,770;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $3,163,737;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,030,039;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,841,664;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,293,837.
Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 2nd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
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 920,014 0.26 1,110,700-17.17
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 191-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 410,160 0.12 1,159,323-64.62
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 820,859 0.23 4,918,629-83.31
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 30,217 0.01 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 31,399 0.01 101,748-69.14
10 Cereals 50,907,665 14.50 33,113,24053.74
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 9,475 0.00 92,951-89.81
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 128,159 0.04 33,983277.13
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 121 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 440,913 0.13 786,041-43.91
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 437 0.00 10,878-95.98
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 769 0.00 32,906-97.66
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,777,627 1.65 8,941,364-35.38
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 49,547 0.01 32,62251.88
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 113,664 0.03 81,66139.19
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,150,844 1.18 3,848,2947.86
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,990,627 0.57 1,365,98245.73
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,784,562 0.51 133,1831,239.93
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 145,306 0.04 833,992-82.58
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 183,663,311 52.31 86,872,642111.42
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,366,130 0.39 1,334,1302.40
29 Organic chemicals 2,753,238 0.78 106,4312,486.88
30 Pharmaceutical products 192,497 0.05 45,480323.26
31 Fertilizers 3,803,450 1.08 17,655,565-78.46
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 570,634 0.16 370,45554.04
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,658,800 1.04 262,7751,292.37
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 296,908 0.08 15,3661,832.24
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 577,640 0.16 72,028701.97
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 127,720 0.04 13,300860.30
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 806,604 0.23 1,132,487-28.78
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,095,689 0.31 113,922861.79
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,331,569 0.38 655,324103.19
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 340 0.00 8,156-95.83
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,548,147 0.73 1,506,15969.18
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 74,746 0.02 158,340-52.79
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,455,222 1.55 2,909,74187.48
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,589 0.00 6,116-74.02
50 Silk 0 0.00 6,376-100.00
52 Cotton 33,639 0.01 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 8,016 0.00 17,760-54.86
54 Man-made filaments 1,791,228 0.51 1051,705,831.43
55 Man-made staple fibers 923,231 0.26 127,915621.75
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 13,960 0.00 1767,831.82
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 117 0.00 8636.05
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 1,139-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 7,911 0.00 72,130-89.03
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2,334 0.00 2,509-6.97
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 294,955 0.08 19,8761,383.98
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 173,644 0.05 98,86075.65
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 110,206 0.03 113,420-2.83
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 10,090 0.00 55,659-81.87
65 Headgear and parts thereof 7,497 0.00 3,406120.11
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 775-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,119,684 0.32 105,449961.83
69 Ceramic products 792,659 0.23 454,24374.50
70 Glass and glassware 527,343 0.15 378,41839.35
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 9,084,823 2.59 104,711,206-91.32
72 Iron and steel 11,343,220 3.23 20,764,706-45.37
73 Articles of iron or steel 643,124 0.18 1,936,961-66.80
74 Copper and articles thereof 7,718 0.00 74,145-89.59
75 Nickel and articles thereof 11,424 0.00 4,384160.58
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 94,097 0.03 12,300665.02
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 2-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 47-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 129,213 0.04 167,387-22.81
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 119,171 0.03 780,662-84.73
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4,969 0.00 92,990-94.66
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,931,364 1.69 7,961,403-25.50
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 8,995,342 2.56 14,630,929-38.52
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 150 0.00 38,288-99.61
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 571,215 0.16 2,412,879-76.33
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 885,120 0.25 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,831,565 0.52 815,252124.66
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 18 0.00 34,713-99.95
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4,199 0.00 2,85547.08
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 207,870 0.06 322,212-35.49
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 20,150 0.01 6173,165.80
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 7,634 0.00 14,153-46.06
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 15,088 0.00 0
SS Classified 29,320,393 8.35 4 686 813525.59

Russia’s Imports from the United Arab Emirates

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 29.63% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (38.67% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 27.08% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (16.70% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.80% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (27.06% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.20% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (10.04% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 8.23% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (3.16% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.99% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (1.14% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $6,482,987;
  • 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 $2,979,207;
  • 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 $2,324,043;
  • 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) - an increase of $915,973;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $756,680;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $544,928;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $472,332;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $270,755.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $9,584,229;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $6,297,055;
  • 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) - a decrease of $1,105,881;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $1,100,007;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $846,818;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $538,237;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $414,095.
Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 2nd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
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 0.00 111,849-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 13,946-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 75,376 0.12 95,278-20.89
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5,866,124 9.51 5,966,575-1.68
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 45,158 0.07 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 18,381 0.03 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,124 0.01 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 42,032 0.07 14,701185.91
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 139,485 0.23 157,638-11.52
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 76,618 0.12 29,833156.82
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 73,980 0.12 193,899-61.85
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 567,422 0.92 95,090496.72
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 157,467-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 474,544 0.77 203,789132.86
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,443,638 5.58 2,686,95828.16
29 Organic chemicals 134,989 0.22 19710,368.42
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 408,348 0.66 822,443-50.35
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,170,141 1.90 2,016,959-41.98
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 912,487 1.48 2,018,368-54.79
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 1,996-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 159,782 0.26 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 26,926 0.04 10,102166.54
39 Plastics and articles thereof 11,766,421 19.07 18,063,476-34.86
40 Rubber and articles thereof 262,250 0.42 115,946126.18
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 1,610-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 1,369-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 17,241 0.03 4,583276.19
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 137 0.00 5,406-97.47
54 Man-made filaments 155,022 0.25 131,41117.97
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 24,541-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 9,307 0.02 1,093751.51
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 13,984-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 150 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 209,194 0.34 205,8281.64
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 90,885 0.15 126,069-27.91
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 149,357 0.24 234,748-36.38
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 464-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 138-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 22,633-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 550,790 0.89 5,8629,295.94
69 Ceramic products 62,588 0.10 600,825-89.58
70 Glass and glassware 1,000,710 1.62 985,9621.50
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5,081,777 8.23 2,102,570141.69
72 Iron and steel 96,048 0.16 47720,035.85
73 Articles of iron or steel 16,192,876 26.24 9,709,88966.77
74 Copper and articles thereof 23,902 0.04 2,287945.12
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 34,436-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,614 0.01 2,539121.11
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 169,195 0.27 43,386289.98
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 224,489 0.36 1,324,496-83.05
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,157,973 13.22 8,015,1721.78
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 2,675,719 4.34 351,676660.85
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 0 0.00 5,597-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 98,415 0.16 31,356213.86
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 9,584,229-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 55,145 0.09 23,924130.50
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 224-100.00
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 988,657 1.60 72,6841,260.21
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 24,422 0.04 78,411-68.85
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,399 0.00 8,960-73.23
SS Classified 939 0.00 19 020-95.06
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia