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Russian trade in goods with Vietnam 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 Vietnam in the first quarter of 2021: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Vietnam

In the 1st quarter of 2021, Russia’s trade with Vietnam totaled $1,425,400,235, up 26.79% ($301,221,632) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s exports to Vietnam in the 1st quarter of 2021 totaled $265,060,156, up 0.02% ($49,528) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s imports from Vietnam in the 1st quarter of 2021 totaled $1,160,340,079, up 35.05% ($301,172,104) from the 1st quarter of 2020.

Russia’s trade deficit with Vietnam in the 1st quarter of 2021 was $895,279,923, a 50.68% increase ($301,122,576) over the 1st quarter of 2020.

Vietnam was Russia’s 20th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2021 (up from 25th in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.9223% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.7909% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Vietnam was Russia’s 47th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2021 (up from 51st in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.2873% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2978% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Vietnam was Russia’s 12th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2021 (up from 14th in the 1st quarter of 2020), accounting for 1.8625% of Russia’s total imports (up from 1.6163% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

Russia’s Exports to Vietnam

The major share of Russian exports to Vietnam 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) - 41.18% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (38.72% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 32.03% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (33.42% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.18% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (6.27% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.20% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (6.58% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.18% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (9.49% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.94% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (5.33% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Vietnam in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $38,837,798;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $11,524,261;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $3,781,074;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $3,749,696;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $3,506,231;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $3,023,604;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $2,898,232;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2,630,309;
  • 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 $2,482,539;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $2,248,195;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $1,713,384;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1,328,598;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $805,884.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Vietnam 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 $48,181,022;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $11,790,959;
  • 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 $9,315,374;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $3,386,746;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $2,743,351;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,623,152;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $846,785.
Russia’s exports to Vietnam in the 1st quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2021
over Q1 2020
01 Live animals 0 0.00 1,950-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 53,821,394 20.31 14,983,596259.20
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 674,599 0.25 1,521,384-55.66
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 39,204 0.01 319,750-87.74
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 13,246 0.00 43,965-69.87
10 Cereals 13,223,736 4.99 61,404,758-78.46
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 15,696 0.01 13,30317.99
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,683,543 0.64 2,424,649-30.57
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 116,816 0.04 902,794-87.06
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 94,723 0.04 5,4061,652.18
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 628,763 0.24 28,9622,070.99
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7,197,021 2.72 4,173,41772.45
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 218,264 0.08 38,263470.43
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,886,912 2.22 2,137,216175.45
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 225,724 0.09 66,945237.18
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 615,300 0.23 439,55839.98
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 430,671 0.16 62,121593.28
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,145,536 0.81 2,016,1896.42
26 Ores, slag and ash 4,046,465 1.53 1,148,233252.41
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 102,948,918 38.84 99,442,6873.53
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,630,952 1.37 1,148,413216.17
29 Organic chemicals 11,881 0.00 9821,109.88
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,270,349 0.48 1,427,292-11.00
31 Fertilizers 7,066,295 2.67 9,809,646-27.97
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 326,176 0.12 306,3166.48
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,190,588 0.45 384,704209.48
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 103,009 0.04 70,04447.06
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 252 0.00 3,898-93.54
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 228,223-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 147,038 0.06 202,262-27.30
39 Plastics and articles thereof 11,583,132 4.37 58,87119,575.45
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,302,398 1.62 2,973,80044.68
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 109,826-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 106 0.00 23360.87
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,517,404 2.08 8,904,150-38.04
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 18-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 4,441,594 1.68 2,728,21062.80
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9,126,590 3.44 5,345,51670.73
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,368 0.00 459,510-99.48
54 Man-made filaments 104,943 0.04 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 199,079 0.08 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 6,000 0.00 130,160-95.39
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,427 0.00 13,328-81.79
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 157,003 0.06 29,850425.97
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,419 0.00 4,116-41.23
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 187 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 156,846 0.06 17,904776.04
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 5,508-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 61,792 0.02 18,324237.22
72 Iron and steel 7,727,700 2.92 19,518,659-60.41
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,724,931 0.65 3,348,083-48.48
74 Copper and articles thereof 893 0.00 15,056-94.07
75 Nickel and articles thereof 7,254 0.00 14,258-49.12
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,179,031 1.58 1,930,836116.44
80 Tin and articles thereof 5,454 0.00 1,800203.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 22,172 0.01 141,588-84.34
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 72,450 0.03 171,875-57.85
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 571 0.00 1,383-58.71
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,647,814 1.00 1,887,07140.31
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 1,526,265 0.58 10,841,639-85.92
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,215,358 1.21 585,049449.59
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 400,253 0.15 804,560-50.25
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 7,755 0.00 0
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 18,053 0.01 32,625-44.67
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,209 0.00 18,865-72.39
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 19,744 0.01 1,841972.46
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,150 0.00 0
SS Classified 39,740 0.01 139 400-71.49

Russia’s Imports from Vietnam

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 62.06% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (53.93% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 20.67% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (25.17% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.02% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (12.56% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.33% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (2.47% in the 1st quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.08% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (1.28% in the 1st quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Vietnam in the 1st quarter of 2021 over the 1st quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $234,653,064;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $18,937,492;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $17,458,084;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $17,340,803;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $6,206,582;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $4,177,630.

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

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $6,099,435;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $3,975,045.
Russia’s imports from Vietnam in the 1st quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2021,
US dollars ($)
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 35,629,018 3.07 18,288,21594.82
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 4,465 0.00 7,755-42.42
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 679,709 0.06 310,757118.73
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 23,106,565 1.99 18,928,93522.07
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 41,821,845 3.60 45,796,890-8.68
10 Cereals 368,087 0.03 805,258-54.29
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 56,050 0.00 2,6562,010.32
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 106,773 0.01 64,80764.76
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 273,340 0.02 391,977-30.27
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 913 0.00 1,196-23.66
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 80,913 0.01 97,860-17.32
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,351,528 0.38 1,195,946263.86
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 81,669 0.01 138,686-41.11
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 12,989 0.00 15,972-18.68
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,061,243 0.09 1,300,878-18.42
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 8,315,412 0.72 7,011,36218.60
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,195,489 0.96 13,189,318-15.12
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 746,620 0.06 321,937131.91
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 21,269 0.00 10,74298.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 161,280 0.01 0
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 6,099,435-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 63,763-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 530,163 0.05 137,491285.60
29 Organic chemicals 415,676 0.04 51,154712.60
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,342,183 0.12 738,83781.66
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,392,497 0.21 2,259,1535.90
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 39,870 0.00 25,02259.34
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 983,552 0.08 1,896,859-48.15
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 33,619 0.00 64,800-48.12
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 4,465,684 0.38 3,334,84233.91
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,441,160 0.12 1,326,3878.65
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,385,111 0.64 5,506,62034.11
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7,999,877 0.69 5,869,87036.29
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 52,525 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 11,023,234 0.95 8,988,94222.63
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 437,352 0.04 603,466-27.53
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 763,373 0.07 507,58450.39
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 200,201 0.02 140,79542.19
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,265 0.00 5,343-76.32
52 Cotton 1,893,953 0.16 1,434,35732.04
54 Man-made filaments 46,814 0.00 38,04623.05
55 Man-made staple fibers 635,341 0.05 1,170,300-45.71
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 267,330 0.02 14,3001,769.44
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 432,025 0.04 71,481504.39
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,115 0.00 8,004-86.07
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,006,250 0.09 1,924,134-47.70
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 72,099 0.01 137,671-47.63
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 53,593,299 4.62 36,135,21548.31
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 55,650,230 4.80 55,666,623-0.03
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7,692,438 0.66 7,732,164-0.51
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 115,732,784 9.97 109,526,2025.67
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,349,149 0.12 1,037,14930.08
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 4,319 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,421,049 0.12 1,399,1861.56
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,106,033 0.10 997,97110.83
69 Ceramic products 1,557,400 0.13 955,63262.97
70 Glass and glassware 435,738 0.04 147,643195.13
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 256,492 0.02 509,301-49.64
72 Iron and steel 1,492,327 0.13 1,732,746-13.88
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,041,663 0.26 3,213,286-5.34
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,361,251 0.38 2,827,55954.24
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 14,755 0.00 11,64826.67
78 Lead and articles thereof 22 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,521 0.00 625,250.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 7 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,765,287 0.24 2,298,09120.33
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 879,627 0.08 912,794-3.63
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 92,702,624 7.99 73,765,13225.67
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 613,265,265 52.85 378,612,20161.98
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 7,753 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,337,314 0.20 1,944,88820.18
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 121,279 0.01 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11,636,660 1.00 9,050,69228.57
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 20,415 0.00 92,275-77.88
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 46,316 0.00 70,069-33.90
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 5,583,098 0.48 6,527,256-14.46
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 9,178,793 0.79 11,539,371-20.46
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,095,866 0.18 2,092,1040.18
SS Classified 51,859 0.00 70 968-26.93
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia