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

Russia’s Trade with the United Arab Emirates

In 2020, Russia’s trade with the United Arab Emirates totaled $3,260,065,710, up 77.64% ($1,424,845,421) from 2019.

Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in 2020 totaled $2,911,627,179, up 81.97% ($1,311,562,358) from 2019.

Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in 2020 totaled $348,438,531, up 48.17% ($113,283,063) from 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with the United Arab Emirates in 2020 was $2,563,188,648, a 87.79% increase ($1,198,279,295) over 2019.

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 31st largest trading partner in 2020 (up from 52nd in 2019), accounting for 0.5741% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2753% in 2019).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 23rd largest export market in 2020 (up from 43rd in 2019), accounting for 0.8655% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.3785% in 2019).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 63rd largest supplier in 2020 (up from 71st in 2019), accounting for 0.1506% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0965% in 2019).

Russia’s Exports to the United Arab Emirates

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 32.96% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (22.75% in 2019);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 27.24% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (28.27% in 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.78% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (15.26% in 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.86% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (4.37% in 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.56% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (8.94% in 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.78% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (7.67% in 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.21% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (1.58% in 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates 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 $597,241,876;
  • 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 $340,686,850;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $104,598,230;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $18,255,215.

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $90,381,146;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $20,053,051;
  • 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 $11,962,966;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $11,660,123;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $9,565,914.
Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2020
over 2019
01 Live animals 35,811 0.00 31,27414.51
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,117,077 0.07 4,844,309-56.30
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,310 0.00 58,414-94.33
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,084,654 0.11 8,212,340-62.44
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 55 0.00 22150.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,814,182 0.17 14,380,096-66.52
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 33,505 0.00 16,292105.65
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 265,807 0.01 348,330-23.69
10 Cereals 172,368,966 5.92 154,113,75111.85
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 287,982 0.01 218,59831.74
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 460,358 0.02 195,160135.89
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 121 0.00 270-55.19
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 467,132 0.02 5,203,014-91.02
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 42,277 0.00 75,323-43.87
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 487,093 0.02 286,77769.85
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 19,377,586 0.67 31,037,709-37.57
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 270,759 0.01 167,90761.26
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 491,701 0.02 257,35391.06
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,316,402 0.39 15,463,122-26.82
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 6,610,413 0.23 5,823,28813.52
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,882,187 0.13 3,445,77712.67
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 398,342 0.01 2,065,713-80.72
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 959,185,825 32.94 361,943,949165.01
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,241,624 0.15 5,937,566-28.56
29 Organic chemicals 5,047,039 0.17 963,414423.87
30 Pharmaceutical products 667,253 0.02 718,605-7.15
31 Fertilizers 8,199,894 0.28 98,581,040-91.68
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,010,144 0.03 957,4265.51
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 10,507,222 0.36 4,680,471124.49
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 1,070,294 0.04 431,752147.90
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 922,326 0.03 1,028,183-10.30
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 366,781 0.01 13,3002,657.75
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,469 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 11,302,728 0.39 2,697,488319.01
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,893,349 0.13 2,672,25845.70
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,560,810 0.16 3,991,42514.27
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 250,223 0.01 78,717217.88
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 12,411 0.00 20,211-38.59
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 110,367-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 12,999,679 0.45 6,195,836109.81
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 19 0.00 217-91.24
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,880,334 0.10 1,707,02668.73
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 19,351,796 0.66 17,234,07212.29
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 31,430 0.00 99,155-68.30
50 Silk 3,590 0.00 22,267-83.88
52 Cotton 47,534 0.00 13,751245.68
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 31,940 0.00 28,31312.81
54 Man-made filaments 8,154,228 0.28 1,372594,231.49
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,677,215 0.06 914,34983.43
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 23,057 0.00 3,089646.42
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,305 0.00 610113.93
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4,142 0.00 3,06235.27
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 25,697 0.00 216,655-88.14
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 9,099 0.00 39,695-77.08
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 609,535 0.02 262,035132.62
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 875,807 0.03 688,98027.12
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 526,925 0.02 440,85519.52
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 47,033 0.00 192,515-75.57
65 Headgear and parts thereof 31,056 0.00 34,720-10.55
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 30 0.00 1,250-97.60
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 5,786 0.00 1,575267.37
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,235,263 0.04 1,417,558-12.86
69 Ceramic products 2,507,389 0.09 1,627,22654.09
70 Glass and glassware 1,731,282 0.06 2,538,466-31.80
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 793,021,306 27.24 452,334,45675.32
72 Iron and steel 161,630,012 5.55 57,031,782183.40
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,476,875 0.15 7,911,493-43.41
74 Copper and articles thereof 92,393 0.00 201,038-54.04
75 Nickel and articles thereof 32,053 0.00 1,216,522-97.37
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 327,140 0.01 309,4045.73
78 Lead and articles thereof 13 0.00 41-68.29
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 10,061-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 172-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,649,384 0.06 495,316233.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,224,806 0.08 2,423,236-8.19
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 93,336 0.00 341,284-72.65
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 25,603,939 0.88 33,523,196-23.62
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 46,060,616 1.58 58,023,582-20.62
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 2,744 0.00 39,820-93.11
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 10,462,901 0.36 12,683,751-17.51
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,684,117 0.09 22,36811,899.81
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 18,742,815 0.64 38,795,866-51.69
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 351 0.00 85,779-99.59
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 10,338 0.00 3,900165.08
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 1,485,881 0.05 1,210,26022.77
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 256,720 0.01 343,186-25.20
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 111,882 0.00 58,82290.20
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 180,975 0.01 0
SS Classified 551,609,297 18.95 168 243 826227.86

Russia’s Imports from the United Arab Emirates

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 47.31% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (24.95% in 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 19.37% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (37.74% in 2019);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 13.13% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (16.62% in 2019);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 8.73% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (3.64% in 2019);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.39% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (10.85% in 2019);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.80% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (1.60% in 2019).

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $106,775,649;
  • 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 $21,868,659;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3,618,624;
  • 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 $3,572,289;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $2,727,980;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $2,545,185;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,656,289;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1,405,082;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1,202,212;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $1,140,945.

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

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $17,796,006;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $4,255,724;
  • 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 $4,099,662;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $1,686,671;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $1,629,907;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $1,054,867.
Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2020
over 2019
01 Live animals 751 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 122,363 0.04 460,689-73.44
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 14,753 0.00 26,381-44.08
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 872 0.00 4,287-79.66
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 104,960 0.03 303,212-65.38
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 22,900,100 6.57 20,172,12013.52
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 45,158 0.01 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 104,197 0.03 18,338468.20
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 11,604 0.00 5,755101.63
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 117,531 0.03 45,784156.71
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 52,772 0.02 147,324-64.18
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 660,890 0.19 915,960-27.85
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 245,171 0.07 204,36619.97
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 300,314 0.09 520,605-42.31
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,060,741 0.30 2,690,648-60.58
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 36,876 0.01 422,310-91.27
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,246,140 0.64 841,058167.06
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 12,070,488 3.46 16,170,150-25.35
29 Organic chemicals 1,657,669 0.48 1,380120,020.94
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,553,652 0.45 1,560,440-0.44
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,483,011 1.86 8,169,682-20.65
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 4,718,519 1.35 4,915,683-4.01
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,359 0.00 2,168-37.32
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 813,519 0.23 157,183417.56
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 224,968 0.06 116,45593.18
39 Plastics and articles thereof 39,267,880 11.27 57,063,886-31.19
40 Rubber and articles thereof 692,524 0.20 599,44115.53
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,341 0.00 96,668-96.54
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 16 0.00 7,873-99.80
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 40,122 0.01 173,045-76.81
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 24,851 0.01 36,594-32.09
54 Man-made filaments 628,869 0.18 894,051-29.66
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 52,643 0.02 18,755180.69
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 17,896-99.16
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,875 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 567,114 0.16 712,814-20.44
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 672,750 0.19 941,975-28.58
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 831,118 0.24 1,104,926-24.78
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,085 0.00 13,699-92.08
65 Headgear and parts thereof 311 0.00 333-6.61
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 34,940 0.01 22,63354.38
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,162,522 0.33 21,5775,287.78
69 Ceramic products 749,804 0.22 1,804,671-58.45
70 Glass and glassware 4,387,593 1.26 4,802,908-8.65
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 30,429,393 8.73 8,560,734255.45
72 Iron and steel 36,302 0.01 4777,510.48
73 Articles of iron or steel 39,582,914 11.36 35,964,29010.06
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,588,602 0.74 43,4175,862.19
75 Nickel and articles thereof 53,174 0.02 247,234-78.49
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,291,791 0.37 89,5791,342.07
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 436 0.00 125248.80
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 779,438 0.22 339,054129.89
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,400,825 0.40 2,401,860-41.68
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 33,201,971 9.53 37,457,695-11.36
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 4,630,810 1.33 1,058,521337.48
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 58,898 0.02 5,597952.31
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 645,703 0.19 364,55877.12
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 125,638,248 36.06 18,862,599566.07
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 661,902 0.19 923,752-28.35
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 7 0.00 224-96.88
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 1,150,819 0.33 1,029,19611.82
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,578,185 0.45 892,20176.89
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 27,143 0.01 32,270-15.89
SS Classified 14,084 0.00 637 837-97.79
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia