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Russian trade in goods with the United Arab Emirates in Q1 2021

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 first quarter of 2021: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with the United Arab Emirates

In the 1st quarter of 2021, Russia’s trade with the United Arab Emirates totaled $1,149,927,818, up 14.83% ($148,488,284) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 1st quarter of 2021 totaled $1,098,084,131, up 16.45% ($155,140,980) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 1st quarter of 2021 were $51,843,687, down 11.37% ($6,652,696) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s trade surplus with the United Arab Emirates in the 1st quarter of 2021 was $1,046,240,444, a 18.29% increase ($161,793,676) over the 1st quarter of 2020.

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 27th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2021 (up from 31st in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.7440% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.7045% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 18th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2021 (up from 22nd in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 1.1902% of Russia’s total exports (up from 1.0597% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 75th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2021 (down from 68th in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.0832% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1100% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Russia’s Exports to the United Arab Emirates

The major share of Russian exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 1st quarter of 2021 (and in the 1st quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 40.12% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (31.08% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 30.11% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (20.93% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.01% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (5.79% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.60% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (6.58% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.59% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (3.78% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.57% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (1.02% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.62% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (1.38% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 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 $147,530,776;
  • 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 $133,231,515;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $8,147,146;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $5,527,506.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $36,975,279;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $12,438,947;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $7,666,628;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $4,134,224.
Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 1st quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2021
over Q1 2020
01 Live animals 3,000 0.00 3,108-3.47
02 Meat and edible meat offal 622,286 0.06 545,38814.10
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 7,444 0.00 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 40,229 0.00 1,606,893-97.50
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 55-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,165,006 0.20 1,818,88419.03
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 27,111 0.00 3,288724.54
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 30,906 0.00 97,374-68.26
10 Cereals 7,853,664 0.72 44,828,943-82.48
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 212,951 0.02 79,149169.05
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 96,781 0.01 83,66515.68
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,091,399 0.10 203537,534.98
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 24,927 0.00 2,380947.35
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 52,098 0.00 443,071-88.24
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,107,791 0.47 6,466,949-21.02
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 55,354 0.01 67,766-18.32
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 84,904 0.01 125,180-32.17
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9,389,620 0.86 3,862,114143.12
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,118,560 0.10 1,520,493-26.43
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 2-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 537,337 0.05 479,68512.02
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 53,107 0.00 88,144-39.75
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 440,524,598 40.12 292,993,82250.35
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 699,364 0.06 617,29113.30
29 Organic chemicals 1,393,695 0.13 1,164,81119.65
30 Pharmaceutical products 8,231,643 0.75 84,4979,641.94
31 Fertilizers 376,123 0.03 2,560,855-85.31
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 195,791 0.02 272,543-28.16
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,010,472 0.27 1,744,61172.56
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 191,986 0.02 575,674-66.65
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 22,247 0.00 339,385-93.44
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 3,000 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 581,245 0.05 621,533-6.48
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,590,012 0.14 298,761432.20
40 Rubber and articles thereof 929,410 0.08 1,324,872-29.85
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 250,223-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 13,965 0.00 7721,708.94
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,480,948 0.23 4,101,309-39.51
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 39 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 255,421 0.02 761,406-66.45
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,014,801 0.37 8,149,025-50.73
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 38,626 0.00 14,762161.66
50 Silk 0 0.00 3,590-100.00
52 Cotton 0 0.00 13,642-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 12,668-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 2,762,762 0.25 3,51978,409.86
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 289,279-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4,186 0.00 3611,527.78
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 20,734 0.00 1,0951,793.52
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 341 0.00 1,125-69.69
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 9,815 0.00 6,62848.08
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 6,498-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 56,228 0.01 292,250-80.76
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 217,941 0.02 303,358-28.16
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9,991 0.00 212,307-95.29
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 37,978 0.00 15,767140.87
65 Headgear and parts thereof 7,767 0.00 15,098-48.56
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 21 0.00 30-30.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 263,034 0.02 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,055 0.00 521,757-99.41
69 Ceramic products 439,407 0.04 645,881-31.97
70 Glass and glassware 259,557 0.02 725,938-64.25
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 330,598,972 30.11 197,367,45767.50
72 Iron and steel 40,841,977 3.72 53,280,924-23.35
73 Articles of iron or steel 822,777 0.07 695,75018.26
74 Copper and articles thereof 362,704 0.03 3,7959,457.42
75 Nickel and articles thereof 16,584 0.00 3794,275.73
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 113,357 0.01 20,544451.78
78 Lead and articles thereof 83 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 655,831 0.06 182,336259.68
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,153,551 0.11 390,782195.19
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 16,186 0.00 47,457-65.89
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,011,795 0.37 4,736,650-15.30
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 14,829,337 1.35 16,778,335-11.62
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,280,838 0.39 3,152,71135.78
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,994,334 0.18 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,282,220 0.30 10,948,848-70.02
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 391 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,912 0.00 95799.79
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 397,410 0.04 373,1106.51
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 73,202 0.01 61,04219.92
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 102,998 0.01 21,392381.48
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 15,753 0.00 0
SS Classified 197,291,241 17.97 273 811 330-27.95

Russia’s Imports from the United Arab Emirates

The major share of Russian imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 1st quarter of 2021 (and in the 1st quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 36.00% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (34.07% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 27.89% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (1.46% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 13.19% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (20.26% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.84% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (11.77% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.15% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (26.85% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.83% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (1.15% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 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 $13,603,577;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $1,185,227;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $1,150,114;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $904,193;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $609,720;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $542,925;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $348,732.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $13,892,915;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $5,243,533;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,672,849;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $1,448,591;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $526,842;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $513,556;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $381,722;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - a decrease of $315,464;
  • 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) - a decrease of $233,168;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $168,555;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $156,340.
Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 1st quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2021
over Q1 2020
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 214,272 0.41 97,559119.63
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 14,753-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 24,956 0.05 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 789 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,840,890 9.34 6,289,481-23.03
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 12 0.00 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 25,263 0.05 27,699-8.79
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9,150 0.02 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5,737 0.01 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 11,475 0.02 59,660-80.77
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 48,158 0.09 6,390653.65
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 243,158 0.47 143,28069.71
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 67,476 0.13 43,20856.17
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 66,932 0.13 78,254-14.47
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 62,280 0.12 124,554-50.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 14 0.00 36,876-99.96
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 368,798 0.71 375,872-1.88
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,020,634 9.68 3,835,40730.90
29 Organic chemicals 543,885 1.05 96056,554.69
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 218,476 0.42 345,578-36.78
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,738,917 3.35 2,252,473-22.80
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 818,151 1.58 1,051,319-22.18
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 3-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 315,464-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 25,120 0.05 97,468-74.23
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10,212,854 19.70 11,885,703-14.07
40 Rubber and articles thereof 83,544 0.16 144,569-42.21
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,844 0.01 2,18730.04
45 Cork and articles of cork 215 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,821 0.01 27,756-82.63
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9,530 0.02 17,202-44.60
54 Man-made filaments 121,243 0.23 55,701117.67
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 31,243 0.06 36,225-13.75
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,997 0.01 535,554.72
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 103,826 0.20 164,162-36.75
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 110,223 0.21 266,563-58.65
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 60,222 0.12 150,384-59.95
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 561-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 229-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 56,738 0.11 6291,412.90
69 Ceramic products 859,806 1.66 250,086243.80
70 Glass and glassware 1,114,113 2.15 1,217,203-8.47
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 14,458,770 27.89 855,1931,590.70
72 Iron and steel 18,781 0.04 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 899,152 1.73 14,792,067-93.92
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,273,573 2.46 123,459931.58
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,577 0.00 529,419-99.51
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 29,577 0.06 198,132-85.07
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 967,104 1.87 62,9111,437.26
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,375,135 10.37 10,618,668-49.38
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 942,183 1.82 1,070,200-11.96
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 49,453 0.10 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 33,771 0.07 72,646-53.51
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 438,469 0.85 89,737388.62
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 29,876 0.06 136,742-78.15
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 144,394 0.28 526,116-72.55
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,310 0.01 6,189-14.20
SS Classified 46,800 0.09 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia