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

Russia’s Trade with the United Arab Emirates

In the 3rd quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with the United Arab Emirates totaled $611,642,310, up 39.69% ($173,784,454) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2020 totaled $452,688,756, up 20.54% ($77,123,864) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2020 totaled $158,953,554, up 155.17% ($96,660,590) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2020 was $293,735,202, a 6.24% decrease ($19,536,726) over the 3rd quarter of 2019.

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 37th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (up from 54th in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.4479% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2640% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 33rd largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (up from 44th in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.5755% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.3635% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 48th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (up from 70th in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.2744% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0996% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to the United Arab Emirates

The major share of Russian exports to the United Arab Emirates 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) - 34.57% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (30.31% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 33.81% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (15.59% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.89% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (1.72% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.45% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (19.62% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.10% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (12.60% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.75% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (1.92% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.63% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (14.40% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates 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) - an increase of $94,384,771;
  • 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 $42,675,412;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $42,624,487;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $2,433,957;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,436,402;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $1,388,778.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $48,450,104;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $14,191,681;
  • 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 $13,189,249;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $11,382,414;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $5,402,221;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $4,204,731;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $2,938,324;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $2,305,139;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $1,668,910;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,638,046.
Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2020
over Q3 2019
01 Live animals 24,603 0.01 29,095-15.44
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 819,382-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 175,865 0.04 1,453,253-87.90
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,051,586 0.45 4,356,725-52.91
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 136,607 0.03 93,13146.68
10 Cereals 37,752,374 8.34 49,134,788-23.17
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 87,400 0.02 53,81362.41
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 197,461 0.04 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 25,708 0.01 1,694,618-98.48
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 9,540 0.00 8,02518.88
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 25,065 0.01 67,602-62.92
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,948,358 0.65 8,350,579-64.69
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 56,890 0.01 43,97129.38
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 125,732 0.03 44,734181.07
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,430,486 0.32 4,368,810-67.26
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,239,132 0.27 1,867,955-33.66
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,021,525 0.23 1,308,089-21.91
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 164,846 0.04 61,243169.17
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 152,877,739 33.77 58,492,968161.36
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,238,603 0.27 1,202,9942.96
29 Organic chemicals 574,227 0.13 83,039591.51
30 Pharmaceutical products 109,304 0.02 0
31 Fertilizers 694,604 0.15 49,144,708-98.59
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 83,722 0.02 108,336-22.72
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,732,406 0.38 1,354,37427.91
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 32,148 0.01 219,841-85.38
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,916 0.00 361,857-99.47
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,469 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,304,551 0.29 265,205391.90
39 Plastics and articles thereof 993,168 0.22 295,996235.53
40 Rubber and articles thereof 604,030 0.13 1,050,285-42.49
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 78,717-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 10,009 0.00 5461,733.15
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 110,367-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,637,570 0.58 1,375,54491.75
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,782,624 0.39 634,042181.15
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,515,806 0.78 5,153,852-31.78
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,895 0.00 56,418-94.87
52 Cotton 253 0.00 151,586.67
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3,929 0.00 10,553-62.77
54 Man-made filaments 2,433,957 0.54 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 464,705 0.10 215,213115.93
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 153 0.00 502-69.52
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 41 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2,312 0.00 654253.52
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 5,384 0.00 44,309-87.85
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 267 0.00 18,926-98.59
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,982 0.00 6,895-71.25
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 103,634 0.02 147,503-29.74
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 155,114 0.03 104,01749.12
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,067 0.00 11,632-73.63
65 Headgear and parts thereof 210 0.00 25,317-99.17
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 800-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6,970 0.00 597,392-98.83
69 Ceramic products 389,772 0.09 331,22517.68
70 Glass and glassware 225,640 0.05 715,837-68.48
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 156,492,636 34.57 113,817,22437.49
72 Iron and steel 46,336,843 10.24 3,712,3561,148.18
73 Articles of iron or steel 617,047 0.14 1,677,559-63.22
74 Copper and articles thereof 31,621 0.01 40,101-21.15
75 Nickel and articles thereof 11,633 0.00 18,649-37.62
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 157,711 0.03 234,801-32.83
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 7-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 10,014-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,225,396 0.27 21,7635,530.64
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 901,489 0.20 663,33535.90
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 10,752 0.00 94,204-88.59
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,627,131 1.91 12,831,862-32.77
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 3,347,276 0.74 16,536,525-79.76
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 2,594 0.00 1,53169.43
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,418,988 0.76 1,982,58672.45
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,411,146 0.31 22,3686,208.77
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,753,801 0.39 15,945,482-89.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,553 0.00 94564.34
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 379,280 0.08 295,26928.45
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 100,277 0.02 21,004377.42
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 20,606 0.00 9,979106.49
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5,637 0.00 0
SS Classified 8,366,980 1.85 11 651 636-28.19

Russia’s Imports from the United Arab Emirates

The major share of Russian imports from the United Arab Emirates 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) - 83.56% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (25.56% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.22% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (40.12% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.02% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (16.64% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.49% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (11.20% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.45% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (1.53% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $116,359,878;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $823,952;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $688,998;
  • 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 $663,725;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $538,459.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $7,419,252;
  • 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 $5,861,184;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $5,109,943;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $1,453,867;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $911,023;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $842,883.
Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
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 576 0.00 128,250-99.55
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 12,435-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 996 0.00 175,208-99.43
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,894,568 3.08 5,737,451-14.69
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 19,800 0.01 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 44,950 0.03 13932,238.13
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 246 0.00 14,021-98.25
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 99,537 0.06 288,633-65.51
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 72,064 0.05 90,252-20.15
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 40,554 0.03 207,642-80.47
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 366,795 0.23 324,65812.98
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 86,094-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 636,320 0.40 97,861550.23
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 5,861,184-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 823,957 0.52 516,479,040.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 253,441 0.16 411,366-38.39
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 953,637 0.60 2,407,504-60.39
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 2,050,052 1.29 1,386,32747.88
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 157,183-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 43,860 0.03 30,51643.73
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,162,171 4.51 14,581,423-50.88
40 Rubber and articles thereof 193,733 0.12 159,46421.49
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 5,809-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,961 0.00 152,397-96.09
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,703 0.00 10,595-46.17
54 Man-made filaments 218,927 0.14 274,516-20.25
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,111 0.00 1,117-0.54
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 116,142 0.07 136,892-15.16
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 224,471 0.14 313,206-28.33
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 157,504 0.10 229,318-31.32
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 524 0.00 4946.07
65 Headgear and parts thereof 82 0.00 142-42.25
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 657 0.00 14,767-95.55
69 Ceramic products 179,411 0.11 370,191-51.54
70 Glass and glassware 571,525 0.36 1,482,548-61.45
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 101,307 0.06 191,008-46.96
72 Iron and steel 170 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,923,490 3.10 10,033,433-50.93
74 Copper and articles thereof 129,508 0.08 10,9021,087.93
75 Nickel and articles thereof 408 0.00 28,123-98.55
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 745,174 0.47 56,1761,226.50
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 436 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 113,225 0.07 47,869136.53
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 477,161 0.30 186,038156.49
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,400,293 4.03 6,200,5613.22
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 395,055 0.25 313,03926.20
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 232,320 0.15 68,580238.76
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 125,638,248 79.04 9,278,3701,254.10
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 161,685 0.10 61,049164.84
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 1,494 0.00 293,579-99.49
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 472,685 0.30 363,77529.94
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8,475 0.01 10,854-21.92
SS Classified 13,145 0.01 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia