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Russian trade with New Zealand in 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 New Zealand in 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with New Zealand

In 2020, Russia’s trade with New Zealand totaled $534,619,455, up 31.73% ($128,787,990) from 2019.

Russia’s exports to New Zealand in 2020 totaled $257,826,979, up 39.33% ($72,776,048) from 2019.

Russia’s imports from New Zealand in 2020 totaled $276,792,476, up 25.37% ($56,011,942) from 2019.

Russia’s trade deficit with New Zealand in 2020 was $18,965,497, a 46.92% decrease ($16,764,106) over 2019.

New Zealand was Russia’s 76th largest trading partner in 2020 (up from 82nd in 2019), accounting for 0.0942% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0609% in 2019).

New Zealand was Russia’s 79th largest export market in 2020 (up from 88th in 2019), accounting for 0.0766% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0438% in 2019).

New Zealand was Russia’s 68th largest supplier in 2020 (up from 73rd in 2019), accounting for 0.1196% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0906% in 2019).

Russia’s Exports to New Zealand

The major share of Russian exports to New Zealand in 2020 (and in 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 97.12% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (96.29% in 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to New Zealand in 2020 over 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 $72,230,002.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to New Zealand in 2020 over 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s exports to New Zealand in 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2020
over 2019
02 Meat and edible meat offal 5,818 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,178 0.00 443165.91
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 126 0.00 1,364-90.76
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,887 0.00 706167.28
10 Cereals 338 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 15,484 0.01 8,75176.94
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 208 0.00 978-78.73
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,224 0.00 3,498-65.01
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,914 0.00 12,344-60.19
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 15,357 0.01 25,111-38.84
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7,295 0.00 11,506-36.60
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 22,137 0.01 31,989-30.80
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 87,428 0.03 5,1981,581.95
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,061,356 0.41 907,00417.02
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 64-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 5,710 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 371 0.00 1,103-66.36
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 250,406,025 97.12 178,176,02340.54
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 104,299 0.04 81,17128.49
29 Organic chemicals 54,578 0.02 12,800326.39
30 Pharmaceutical products 10,841 0.00 4,013170.15
31 Fertilizers 131,427 0.05 620,914-78.83
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 641 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,776 0.00 4,21460.80
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 253 0.00 331-23.56
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 164 0.00 170-3.53
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,434 0.00 35,702-93.18
39 Plastics and articles thereof 922,160 0.36 428,313115.30
40 Rubber and articles thereof 39,731 0.02 23,94265.95
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4,111 0.00 5,170-20.48
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,081,676 0.42 1,457,768-25.80
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 337,934 0.13 1,28926,116.76
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 13,023 0.01 7,53772.79
52 Cotton 0 0.00 487-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 867-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,073,894 0.42 1,027,6824.50
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 25-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,911 0.00 570235.26
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 219 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 11,721 0.00 10,8657.88
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 129,722 0.05 105,97422.41
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 12,706 0.00 20,153-36.95
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 59,297 0.02 35,19668.48
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,822 0.00 1,951-6.61
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 162,536 0.06 168,409-3.49
69 Ceramic products 1,571 0.00 4,906-67.98
70 Glass and glassware 5,777 0.00 3,42668.62
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 124 0.00 432-71.30
72 Iron and steel 3,078 0.00 11,158-72.41
73 Articles of iron or steel 101,545 0.04 199,532-49.11
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,834 0.00 4,298-34.06
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4,880 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 201,308 0.08 132,14152.34
78 Lead and articles thereof 58 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 3,074-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 11,983 0.00 11,1227.74
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,367 0.00 4,191-19.66
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 730,512 0.28 964,375-24.25
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 212,467 0.08 207,0082.64
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 793-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 149,207 0.06 108,11238.01
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 526,425 0.20 116,963350.08
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 326 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 13,243 0.01 7,44477.90
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 25,152 0.01 17,13346.80
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 15,831 0.01 10,61149.19
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 549 0.00 117369.23
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 16,010 0.01 0
SS Classified 0 0.00 2 500-100.00

Russia’s Imports from New Zealand

The major share of Russian imports from New Zealand in 2020 (and in 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 84.04% of Russia’s total imports from New Zealand (85.50% in 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.86% of Russia’s total imports from New Zealand (7.20% in 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.18% of Russia’s total imports from New Zealand (2.74% in 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.03% of Russia’s total imports from New Zealand (3.18% in 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from New Zealand in 2020 over 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $30,355,971;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $12,107,354;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $8,604,716;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $8,580,538;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $4,333,419;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $2,576,992.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from New Zealand in 2020 over 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $4,237,068;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $3,222,311;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $2,165,954;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $889,214.
Russia’s imports from New Zealand in 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2020
over 2019
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,423,555 0.88 5,645,866-57.07
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 15,194,855 5.49 16,084,069-5.53
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 145,891,865 52.71 115,535,89426.27
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 4,964-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 236,840 0.09 304,537-22.23
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 757,555 0.27 225,940235.29
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 25,358,840 9.16 13,251,48691.37
10 Cereals 48,871 0.02 379,797-87.13
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,294,498 1.19 2,737,24120.36
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,218 0.00 16,063-92.42
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 2,104 0.00 7,111-70.41
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 216,716 0.08 59,321265.33
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 286,918 0.10 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 167,087 0.06 108,95853.35
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 10,217,169 3.69 14,454,237-29.31
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,295 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9,887 0.00 13,445-26.46
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 28,513,203 10.30 19,932,66543.05
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 11,508-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 112,697 0.04 569,743-80.22
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 162 0.00 320-49.38
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 840 0.00 0
29 Organic chemicals 18,005 0.01 24,767-27.30
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,028,896 0.37 3,194,850-67.80
31 Fertilizers 122 0.00 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 8,836 0.00 4,363102.52
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 153,349 0.06 119,01928.84
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 6,972 0.00 4,52154.21
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5,973,797 2.16 1,640,378264.17
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 262,455 0.09 907,330-71.07
39 Plastics and articles thereof 822,436 0.30 1,017,769-19.19
40 Rubber and articles thereof 98,773 0.04 101,708-2.89
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 7,145 0.00 171,842-95.84
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 825 0.00 5,770-85.70
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 461-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 42,009 0.02 39,8985.29
45 Cork and articles of cork 48 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 54 0.00 4,799-98.87
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,395 0.00 472407.42
50 Silk 0 0.00 63-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 201,224 0.07 72,288178.36
52 Cotton 4,076 0.00 546646.52
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 63-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,831 0.00 24,526-92.53
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 6,995 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 641 0.00 864-25.81
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 1,755-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,888 0.00 238,108.70
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,217 0.00 909143.89
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,462,379 0.53 1,912,252-23.53
65 Headgear and parts thereof 9,173 0.00 2,774230.68
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 107,002 0.04 18,085491.66
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 79,458-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 2,331 0.00 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 48,997 0.02 18,324167.39
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 32-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 802,908 0.29 728,57510.20
74 Copper and articles thereof 61,884 0.02 15,378302.42
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7,582,086 2.74 5,005,09451.49
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 7,336-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 300,356 0.11 121,545147.12
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 60,669 0.02 175,979-65.52
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,324,399 3.01 7,756,8717.32
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 3,228,092 1.17 3,735,249-13.58
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 34,271 0.01 121,706-71.84
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 54,988 0.02 27,63498.99
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 12,870,185 4.65 4,265,469201.73
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 7,341 0.00 977,468.04
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 334,014 0.12 42,602684.03
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 37,266 0.01 30,82620.89
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 18,789 0.01 4,556312.40
SS Classified 64,182 0.02 28 543124.86
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia