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Russian trade in goods with Japan in Q2 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 Japan in the second quarter of 2021: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Japan

In the 2nd quarter of 2021, Russia’s trade with Japan totaled $5,138,189,379, up 33.40% ($1,286,385,550) from the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s exports to Japan in the 2nd quarter of 2021 totaled $2,837,209,579, up 27.92% ($619,318,566) from the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s imports from Japan in the 2nd quarter of 2021 totaled $2,300,979,800, up 40.83% ($667,066,984) from the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s trade surplus with Japan in the 2nd quarter of 2021 was $536,229,779, a 8.18% decrease ($47,748,418) over the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Japan was Russia’s 13th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (down from 11th in the 2nd quarter of 2020), accounting for 2.7151% of Russia’s total trade (down from 3.1570% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

Japan was Russia’s 12th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (down from 9th in the 2nd quarter of 2020), accounting for 2.4665% of Russia’s total exports (down from 3.1721% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

Japan was Russia’s 8th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (down from 7th in the 2nd quarter of 2020), accounting for 3.1003% of Russia’s total imports (down from 3.1368% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

Russia’s Exports to Japan

The major share of Russian exports to Japan in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 66.71% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (72.99% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 13.87% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (5.58% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 10.78% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (12.71% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.85% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (4.93% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.87% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (2.18% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.32% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (1.21% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Japan in the 2nd quarter of 2021 over the 2nd 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 $261,463,941;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $231,725,585;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $38,277,524;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $24,383,192;
  • 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 $23,958,761;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $11,870,539.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Japan in the 2nd quarter of 2021 over the 2nd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s exports to Japan in the 2nd quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2021
over Q2 2020
01 Live animals 6,338 0.00 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 108,043 0.00 128,225-15.74
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 43,083,678 1.52 38,699,45411.33
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 10,052 0.00 5721,657.34
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 286,464 0.01 223,97827.90
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 15,247 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 320,110 0.01 95,468235.31
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 413 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 12,840 0.00 8,15057.55
10 Cereals 518,360 0.02 4,948,019-89.52
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 111,000 0.00 81813,469.68
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 677,607 0.02 246,617174.76
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,694,677 0.13 433,890751.52
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 256,024 0.01 322,535-20.62
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 19,509 0.00 82,516-76.36
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 15,595 0.00 71,221-78.10
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 115,107 0.00 19,302496.35
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 15,938 0.00 2346,711.11
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 83,839 0.00 121,612-31.06
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 179,222 0.01 38,828361.58
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 24,986 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,439,641 0.12 2,926,07017.55
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,540,517 0.05 967,73759.19
26 Ores, slag and ash 25,302,271 0.89 13,431,73288.38
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,865,886,331 65.76 1,604,422,39016.30
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,234,376 0.15 2,965,89042.77
29 Organic chemicals 19,150,617 0.67 18,816,6071.78
30 Pharmaceutical products 30,283 0.00 119,122-74.58
31 Fertilizers 3,626,385 0.13 3,684,300-1.57
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 622-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 757,027 0.03 397,41390.49
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 14,299 0.00 2,144566.93
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,346 0.00 378520.63
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 364,055 0.01 212,94770.96
39 Plastics and articles thereof 312,821 0.01 45,258591.19
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8,932,572 0.31 601,9861,383.85
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6,583 0.00 7,965-17.35
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 124,290,729 4.38 99,907,53724.41
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 12,737,927 0.45 9,392,65835.62
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 54,596 0.00 20,743163.20
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 516,374 0.02 19,4572,553.92
50 Silk 136 0.00 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 146 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 55 0.00 1,046-94.74
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 210 0.00 14247.89
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2,283 0.00 2,1536.04
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 48-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 41,688 0.00 50,719-17.81
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 35,115 0.00 8,589308.84
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 398,615 0.01 100,135298.08
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 340,016 0.01 270,03225.92
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,149 0.00 1,002114.47
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 11,540 0.00 277,840-95.85
69 Ceramic products 49,343 0.00 49,2510.19
70 Glass and glassware 233,734 0.01 316,066-26.05
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 305,753,367 10.78 281,794,6068.50
72 Iron and steel 75,696,756 2.67 37,419,232102.29
73 Articles of iron or steel 278,999 0.01 158,11476.45
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 14,613-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 217,853 0.01 93,707132.48
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 314,294,956 11.08 82,569,371280.64
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,938,628 0.10 3,600,828-18.39
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,551 0.00 3,498-27.07
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,219 0.00 2,088-41.62
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 12,282,844 0.43 6,231,90797.10
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 1,165,891 0.04 408,996185.06
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 913,353 0.03 313,549191.30
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,346,922 0.05 370,079263.96
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 25,558 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 27,612 0.00 34,292-19.48
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 238,423 0.01 288,016-17.22
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 48,321 0.00 49,792-2.95
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 44,035 0.00 23918,324.69
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 240 0.00 878-72.67
SS Classified 62,222 0.00 75 790-17.90

Russia’s Imports from Japan

The major share of Russian imports from Japan in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 80.64% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (74.34% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.47% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (16.29% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.12% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (3.58% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.67% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (1.35% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Japan in the 2nd quarter of 2021 over the 2nd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $350,311,662;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $227,423,912;
  • 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 $42,226,947;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $22,611,469;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - an increase of $8,957,493;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $8,718,218;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $7,921,139;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $7,613,106;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $6,964,996.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Japan in the 2nd quarter of 2021 over the 2nd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $22,721,550;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $13,145,034.
Russia’s imports from Japan in the 2nd quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2021
over Q2 2020
02 Meat and edible meat offal 404,741 0.02 50,704698.24
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,814,293 0.12 2,246,70225.26
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 3,521 0.00 1,566124.84
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 15,343 0.00 1,0801,320.65
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7,331 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,329,176 0.06 456,033191.46
10 Cereals 238,780 0.01 224,6666.28
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 48,906 0.00 15,028225.43
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 81,985 0.00 57,36042.93
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 351,844 0.02 205,53271.19
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 26,029 0.00 12,085115.38
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 74,819 0.00 67,69410.53
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 56,398 0.00 4,3901,184.69
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 472,952 0.02 350,62534.89
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 310,606 0.01 82,810275.08
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 307,351 0.01 147,048109.01
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 229,370 0.01 71,982218.65
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,920,244 0.52 4,955,248140.56
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,148,836 0.09 2,522,308-14.81
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 84,117 0.00 142,753-41.08
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 461,797-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 68,832 0.00 10,079582.92
26 Ores, slag and ash 116,974 0.01 180,925-35.35
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 15,160,937 0.66 21,871,706-30.68
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,258,362 0.05 1,980,983-36.48
29 Organic chemicals 11,751,952 0.51 34,473,502-65.91
30 Pharmaceutical products 27,802,515 1.21 40,947,549-32.10
31 Fertilizers 10,394 0.00 5,132102.53
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,534,536 0.24 3,313,21967.04
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 13,836,789 0.60 5,118,571170.33
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 9,359,623 0.41 5,350,94074.92
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 521,474 0.02 678,438-23.14
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 31 0.00 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 17,646,045 0.77 8,688,552103.10
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 17,537,897 0.76 17,387,7560.86
39 Plastics and articles thereof 44,742,372 1.94 36,821,23321.51
40 Rubber and articles thereof 113,981,650 4.95 111,331,3252.38
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 103,633 0.00 31,916224.71
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 43 0.00 5,546-99.22
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 247,381 0.01 315,396-21.56
45 Cork and articles of cork 2,060 0.00 5,695-63.83
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3 0.00 7-57.14
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,474,304 0.11 1,195,829106.91
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 281,706 0.01 407,882-30.93
50 Silk 6,590 0.00 26,583-75.21
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 2,138 0.00 360493.89
52 Cotton 23,631 0.00 3,220633.88
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 384 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 3,089,889 0.13 4,438,427-30.38
55 Man-made staple fibers 8,381,670 0.36 5,827,90643.82
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,496,338 0.11 3,374,408-26.02
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 357,182 0.02 127,687179.73
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 20,831 0.00 39,446-47.19
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 863,857 0.04 353,454144.40
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 248,770 0.01 315,676-21.19
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 179,747 0.01 241,155-25.46
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 839,806 0.04 388,897115.95
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 360,777 0.02 266,67935.29
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 27,998 0.00 3,349736.01
65 Headgear and parts thereof 623,656 0.03 345,32980.60
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 13,688 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2,697 0.00 1,56172.77
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,831,662 0.21 3,968,53121.75
69 Ceramic products 1,690,415 0.07 1,117,04951.33
70 Glass and glassware 8,518,129 0.37 4,104,248107.54
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,273,576 0.14 1,664,59296.66
72 Iron and steel 1,609,960 0.07 1,376,69716.94
73 Articles of iron or steel 41,979,663 1.82 34,366,55722.15
74 Copper and articles thereof 612,555 0.03 1,083,374-43.46
75 Nickel and articles thereof 304,712 0.01 92,187230.54
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,129,133 0.05 1,040,9908.47
78 Lead and articles thereof 349 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 14,442 0.00 6,399125.69
80 Tin and articles thereof 9,106 0.00 1,705434.08
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 263,437 0.01 240,2329.66
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 12,191,766 0.53 12,420,306-1.84
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 13,671,371 0.59 7,887,74573.32
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 596,841,172 25.94 369,417,26061.56
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 149,749,361 6.51 107,522,41439.27
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 8,492 0.00 313,424-97.29
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 944,000,388 41.03 593,688,72659.01
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 16,146,800 0.70 17,611,527-8.32
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 148,707,313 6.46 126,095,84417.93
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,125,421 0.05 262,885328.10
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,497,028 0.07 1,911,173-21.67
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 10,482,339 0.46 7,231,89944.95
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,356,664 0.15 1,691,91898.39
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 17,954,241 0.78 20,737,553-13.42
SS Classified 104,501 0.00 103 8520.62
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia