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Russian trade in goods with Hong Kong in Q3 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 third quarter of 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Hong Kong

In the 3rd quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Hong Kong totaled $694,693,654, up 196.32% ($460,254,029) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2020 totaled $614,791,276, up 441.80% ($501,318,629) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2020 were $79,902,378, down 33.95% ($41,064,600) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade balance with Hong Kong went from a deficit of $7,494,331 in the 3rd quarter of 2019, to a surplus of $534,888,898 in the 3rd quarter of 2020.

Hong Kong was Russia’s 34th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (up from 69th in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.5087% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1413% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Hong Kong was Russia’s 25th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (up from 73rd in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.7816% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1098% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Hong Kong was Russia’s 60th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (down from 54th in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.1380% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1934% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Hong Kong

The major share of Russian exports to Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 51.44% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (52.20% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.97% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (4.63% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.33% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (11.93% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.59% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (2.05% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.48% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (19.01% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.88% of Russia’s total exports to Hong Kong (8.03% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd 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 $257,031,324;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $29,839,142;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $19,224,892;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $9,891,119;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $2,177,465;
  • 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 $2,015,309.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd 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 $7,549,640.
Russia’s exports to Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2020
over Q3 2019
01 Live animals 173 0.00 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 16,590,744 2.70 6,699,625147.64
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,631,895 0.27 156,994939.46
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6,623,122 1.08 5,460,34021.30
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,420 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,785 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 122,295 0.02 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 12,490-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 164,481 0.03 73,024125.24
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 355,842 0.06 385,810-7.77
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,067,333 0.17 749,22542.46
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,433 0.00 1,53258.81
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 11,876 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,105 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 21,823 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7,675 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,290,319 0.21 34,3483,656.61
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 13,984,759 2.27 21,534,399-35.06
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,072,893 0.17 984,7558.95
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,094,814 0.18 443,868146.65
31 Fertilizers 31,840,568 5.18 2,001,4261,490.89
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 17,583 0.00 33,823-48.01
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,353,934 0.38 176,4691,233.91
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 23,992 0.00 4784,919.25
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 185,439 0.03 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 39,283 0.01 60,375-34.93
39 Plastics and articles thereof 50,336 0.01 119,283-57.80
40 Rubber and articles thereof 33,682 0.01 1,429,616-97.64
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 377,829-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 277,117 0.05 114,285142.48
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 28,645-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 153,030 0.02 585,102-73.85
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 101,639 0.02 301,291-66.27
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 30,429 0.00 5,908415.05
50 Silk 0 0.00 16,686-100.00
52 Cotton 0 0.00 4,901-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 8,292-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 6,554-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 20,371 0.00 5323,729.14
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 38,492-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,000 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 23,712 0.00 7,421219.53
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 69,078 0.01 146,422-52.82
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 24,705 0.00 10,727130.31
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 27,481 0.00 20,84231.85
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 12,226 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 11,606 0.00 14,299-18.83
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 77,417-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 3,017 0.00 16,904-82.15
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 316,263,549 51.44 59,232,225433.94
72 Iron and steel 20,251,673 3.29 1,026,7811,872.35
73 Articles of iron or steel 378,485 0.06 115,233228.45
74 Copper and articles thereof 112 0.00 433,308-99.97
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,114 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 64,122 0.01 260,057-75.34
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 451,266-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 138,726 0.02 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 112 0.00 1,013-88.94
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9,562 0.00 38,479-75.15
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,253,266 0.20 5,20623,973.49
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,307,161 0.21 1,150,67513.60
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 8,573,334 1.39 6,558,02530.73
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 7,680-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 73,225 0.01 145,540-49.69
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,633,448 0.27 1,252,87730.38
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 123,615 0.02 427,087-71.06
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 16,311 0.00 14,14515.31
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 44,520 0.01 12,087268.33
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 34,437 0.01 25,69434.03
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 154,496 0.03 27,396463.94
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 22,965 0.00 15,40249.10
SS Classified 185,098,028 30.11 132 042140,081.18

Russia’s Imports from Hong Kong

The major share of Russian imports from Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 80.37% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (74.62% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.95% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (6.56% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.56% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (5.83% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.32% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (2.32% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.23% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (1.54% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Hong Kong (1.78% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $349,295;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $243,797.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd 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 $21,076,378;
  • 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 $5,433,475;
  • 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 $2,986,650;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $2,920,100;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $2,823,541;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $2,148,813;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $1,032,450;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $772,095;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $676,769;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $602,443;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $552,870;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $498,938;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $402,468;
  • 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 $329,566;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $327,109.
Russia’s imports from Hong Kong in the 3rd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2020
over Q3 2019
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 2,122-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,036 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 1,694-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 1,727 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 38,174 0.05 132,001-71.08
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 155,623 0.19 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,356 0.01 33,163-65.76
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 40,324-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 2,148,813-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 123,846 0.15 3,110,496-96.02
29 Organic chemicals 1,072,295 1.34 953,70012.44
30 Pharmaceutical products 14,629 0.02 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 103,940 0.13 154,097-32.55
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,621 0.00 1,57965.99
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 84,244 0.11 3,7852,125.73
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 159,107-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 205,431 0.26 36,271466.38
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 93,152 0.12 1,7715,159.85
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 80,369 0.10 163,121-50.73
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,580,088 1.98 2,182,531-27.60
40 Rubber and articles thereof 282,193 0.35 286,719-1.58
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 484,132 0.61 886,600-45.39
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 89,083-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 179,925 0.23 99,50880.81
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 24,477 0.03 1,3771,677.56
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 538,892 0.67 491,3599.67
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 241,389 0.30 1,273,839-81.05
52 Cotton 43,545 0.05 6,497570.23
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 1,074-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 14,593 0.02 34,291-57.44
55 Man-made staple fibers 42,399 0.05 2,1041,915.16
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 171,744 0.21 60,717182.86
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 1,204-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 67,220 0.08 106,969-37.16
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 133,260 0.17 15,532757.97
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 204,376 0.26 179,64313.77
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 509,677 0.64 1,281,772-60.24
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 219,695 0.27 772,565-71.56
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 224,541 0.28 322,149-30.30
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,030,378 2.54 4,950,478-58.99
65 Headgear and parts thereof 31,778 0.04 76,661-58.55
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 23,146 0.03 80,171-71.13
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 240,980 0.30 40,141500.33
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 302,596 0.38 75,861298.88
69 Ceramic products 180,637 0.23 3,004,178-93.99
70 Glass and glassware 461,153 0.58 111,858312.27
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 216,220 0.27 380,639-43.20
72 Iron and steel 276,424 0.35 32,627747.22
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,041,962 1.30 1,095,337-4.87
74 Copper and articles thereof 12,843 0.02 93,855-86.32
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 77,903 0.10 122,700-36.51
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 4,149-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 18,835 0.02 345,944-94.56
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 247,448 0.31 434,215-43.01
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 175,151 0.22 674,089-74.02
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 46,306,695 57.95 67,383,073-31.28
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 15,900,271 19.90 21,333,746-25.47
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 7,935 0.01 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 338,083 0.42 121,785177.61
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4,835 0.01 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,659,538 2.08 1,421,86516.72
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 362,282 0.45 165,878118.40
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 77,358 0.10 120,116-35.60
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 1,021,695 1.28 1,351,261-24.39
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,608,817 2.01 2,285,586-29.61
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 320,599 0.40 169,40889.25
SS Classified 6,227 0.01 53 780-88.42
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia