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

Russia’s Trade with Vietnam

In the 2nd quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Vietnam totaled $1,206,781,000, up 0.95% ($11,305,244) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Vietnam in the 2nd quarter of 2020 totaled $417,860,310, up 27.72% ($90,702,128) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Vietnam in the 2nd quarter of 2020 were $788,920,690, down 9.14% ($79,396,884) from the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade deficit with Vietnam in the 2nd quarter of 2020 was $371,060,380, a 31.43% decrease ($170,099,012) over the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Vietnam was Russia’s 21st largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (up from 30th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.9891% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.7468% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Vietnam was Russia’s 36th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (up from 46th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.5976% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.3247% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Vietnam was Russia’s 15th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2020 (up from 18th in the 2nd quarter of 2019), accounting for 1.5146% of Russia’s total imports (up from 1.4637% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Vietnam

The major share of Russian exports to Vietnam 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) - 35.69% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (54.47% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 28.00% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (5.50% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 17.54% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (21.82% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.92% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (12.30% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.82% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (2.19% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.37% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (3.41% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Vietnam in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $68,397,076;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $25,282,395;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $10,000,329;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $6,335,249;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $6,248,393;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $5,765,496;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $3,354,881;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2,883,239;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $2,816,916;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2,244,239;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $1,716,497;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1,563,773.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Vietnam in the 2nd quarter of 2020 over the 2nd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $24,714,342;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $10,431,841;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $4,754,702;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $3,540,482;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $2,349,838;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $1,724,221;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,451,242.
Russia’s exports to Vietnam in the 2nd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
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 34,403,832 8.23 9,121,437277.18
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,164,775 0.28 753,86254.51
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 14,694-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 336,507 0.08 2,060,728-83.67
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 64,080 0.02 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 20 0.00 0
10 Cereals 68,403,778 16.37 6,7021,020,547.24
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6,487 0.00 62,436-89.61
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 22,000-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 16,080-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,071,263 0.73 1,354,766126.70
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 343,316 0.08 13,3562,470.50
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,849,129 0.68 32,2138,744.66
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 7,451 0.00 27,224-72.63
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,606,303 1.10 3,042,53051.40
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 78,567 0.02 71,8689.32
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,228,039 0.29 696,10476.42
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 113,708 0.03 101,01812.56
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 328,661 0.08 546,696-39.88
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 8,609 0.00 50,438-82.93
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,299,175 0.79 2,902,64513.66
26 Ores, slag and ash 14,747,596 3.53 39,461,938-62.63
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 131,071,005 31.37 135,825,707-3.50
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,215,612 0.29 1,464,815-17.01
29 Organic chemicals 10,371 0.00 10,442,212-99.90
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,851,288 0.68 607,049369.70
31 Fertilizers 22,972,673 5.50 16,724,28037.36
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 29,778 0.01 636,282-95.32
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 868,107 0.21 769,33212.84
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 25,592 0.01 80,004-68.01
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 82-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 119,757 0.03 146,450-18.23
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,688,115 0.88 333,2341,006.76
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,494,630 1.31 9,035,112-39.19
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 8,921 0.00 314,584-97.16
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 126 0.00 30320.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 11,132,459 2.66 4,797,210132.06
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 18-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,500,458 0.84 2,460,56542.26
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,619,324 0.87 3,890,315-6.97
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,595 0.00 17,030-84.76
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 17,545-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 39,221-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 1,020-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 1,944-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,851 0.00 2226,495.45
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 419-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 8,105 0.00 1,307520.12
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,734 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 91,177 0.02 62,25946.45
69 Ceramic products 32,490 0.01 4407,284.09
70 Glass and glassware 12,027 0.00 23,262-48.30
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 17-100.00
72 Iron and steel 68,332,100 16.35 62,566,6049.21
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,819,824 0.44 3,271,066-44.37
74 Copper and articles thereof 11,458 0.00 47,464-75.86
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,915,201 0.70 5,265,039-44.63
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 92-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4,512 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 195,583 0.05 217,648-10.14
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,895 0.00 2,23329.65
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,654,645 1.11 3,767,56123.55
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 1,900,930 0.45 2,252,097-15.59
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,131,460 0.75 248,2211,161.56
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 10,000,329 2.39 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 439,852 0.11 911,834-51.76
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 11,312-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 300-100.00
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 17,677 0.00 18,412-3.99
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 10,870 0.00 19,442-44.09
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,432 0.00 39,751-88.85
SS Classified 2,595,051 0.62 468 604453.78

Russia’s Imports from Vietnam

The major share of Russian imports from Vietnam 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) - 59.15% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (58.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 17.32% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (21.16% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 16.48% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (13.83% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.27% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (2.70% in the 2nd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.52% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (1.09% in the 2nd quarter of 2019).

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $8,336,404;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $3,759,216;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $2,998,389;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $2,646,178.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Vietnam 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 $39,181,065;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $31,398,084;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $10,790,795;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $6,384,830;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $4,279,125;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - a decrease of $2,763,288;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $2,655,119.
Russia’s imports from Vietnam in the 2nd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2020
over Q2 2019
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,798 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 28,675,440 3.63 28,929,942-0.88
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 84,271 0.01 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 2,549 0.00 2,23114.25
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 358,301 0.05 230,64955.34
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 13,379,881 1.70 17,659,006-24.23
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 55,651,243 7.05 47,314,83917.62
10 Cereals 1,618,523 0.21 3,139,882-48.45
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 38,204 0.00 42,578-10.27
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 39,344 0.00 42,319-7.03
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 140,400 0.02 295,200-52.44
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 36 0.00 865-95.84
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 35,971 0.00 59,351-39.39
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 3,821,751 0.48 62,5356,011.38
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 135,857 0.02 97,04440.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 9,009 0.00 11,639-22.60
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,891,263 0.24 1,610,52117.43
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 9,931,043 1.26 6,932,65443.25
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 13,383,225 1.70 12,979,3143.11
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 798,880 0.10 696,21214.75
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 9,151-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 912-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,931,824 0.24 574,592236.21
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 318,701 0.04 851,256-62.56
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 155,108 0.02 1,197,726-87.05
29 Organic chemicals 5,436 0.00 31,049-82.49
30 Pharmaceutical products 519,174 0.07 1,188,278-56.31
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,838,075 0.36 2,317,98722.44
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 38,669 0.00 58,491-33.89
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 443,981 0.06 1,549,191-71.34
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 97,200 0.01 210,940-53.92
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,853,334 0.23 4,616,622-59.86
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,798,996 0.23 1,239,07145.19
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,434,722 0.56 5,506,856-19.47
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,686,354 0.72 5,537,1822.69
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 7,750,325 0.98 8,433,169-8.10
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 449,929 0.06 251,25579.07
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 576,481 0.07 564,4532.13
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 91,266 0.01 139,009-34.35
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 8,477 0.00 2,837198.80
52 Cotton 1,271,020 0.16 1,008,12826.08
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 32-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 137,991 0.02 52,250164.10
55 Man-made staple fibers 606,705 0.08 828,625-26.78
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 118,861 0.02 224,662-47.09
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 605,108 0.08 46,2091,209.50
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 11,842 0.00 33,704-64.86
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,679,171 0.21 2,438,590-31.14
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 253,265 0.03 67,652274.36
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 31,030,506 3.93 37,415,336-17.06
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 32,311,539 4.10 43,102,334-25.04
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 10,488,059 1.33 8,471,46923.80
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 57,434,093 7.28 88,832,177-35.35
65 Headgear and parts thereof 641,209 0.08 900,019-28.76
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,826 0.00 1,44726.19
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 68,797 0.01 349,235-80.30
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,537,353 0.19 673,751128.18
69 Ceramic products 1,009,161 0.13 663,64752.06
70 Glass and glassware 255,689 0.03 136,53887.27
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 154,689 0.02 428,136-63.87
72 Iron and steel 1,347,961 0.17 1,946,037-30.73
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,732,080 0.47 3,535,7245.55
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,175,756 0.40 529,578499.68
75 Nickel and articles thereof 12,129 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 54,673 0.01 12,583334.50
79 Zinc and articles thereof 11 0.00 837.50
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 19,423 0.00 37,274-47.89
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,694,478 0.34 2,397,29812.40
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 954,793 0.12 1,031,675-7.45
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 73,745,540 9.35 74,361,831-0.83
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 381,349,549 48.34 420,530,614-9.32
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,124,957 0.14 585,46392.15
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 131,601 0.02 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,314,258 1.31 8,143,91226.65
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 16,974 0.00 59,319-71.39
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 51,096 0.01 48,1046.22
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 5,309,765 0.67 5,641,237-5.88
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,095,697 0.52 6,750,816-39.33
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,112,176 0.27 2,594,893-18.60
SS Classified 65,848 0.01 50 45930.50
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia