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

Russia’s Trade with Vietnam

In the 2nd quarter of 2021, Russia’s trade with Vietnam totaled $1,434,751,935, up 18.89% ($227,970,935) from the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s exports to Vietnam in the 2nd quarter of 2021 were $308,008,593, down 26.29% ($109,851,717) from the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s imports from Vietnam in the 2nd quarter of 2021 totaled $1,126,743,342, up 42.82% ($337,822,652) from the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s trade deficit with Vietnam in the 2nd quarter of 2021 was $818,734,749, a 120.65% increase ($447,674,369) over the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Vietnam was Russia’s 25th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (down from 21st in the 2nd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.7581% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.9891% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

Vietnam was Russia’s 52nd largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (down from 36th in the 2nd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.2678% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.5976% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

Vietnam was Russia’s 13th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (up from 15th in the 2nd quarter of 2020), accounting for 1.5181% of Russia’s total imports (up from 1.5146% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

Russia’s Exports to Vietnam

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 38.15% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (28.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 31.72% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (35.69% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.74% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (8.92% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.10% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (4.37% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.49% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (17.54% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.59% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (4.82% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

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

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $32,764,722;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $8,816,806;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $6,486,967;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $5,647,748;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $4,533,750;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $4,062,821;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $2,760,943;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $1,753,438;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $1,058,610.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $67,788,259;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $40,558,022;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $38,809,233;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $11,808,563;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $9,465,329;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $2,535,256;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,379,443;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,192,229;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $939,246.
Russia’s exports to Vietnam in the 2nd quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2021
over Q2 2020
01 Live animals 220 0.00 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 67,168,554 21.81 34,403,83295.24
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 225,529 0.07 1,164,775-80.64
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 107,672 0.03 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 223,305 0.07 336,507-33.64
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 64,080-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 23,268 0.01 20116,240.00
10 Cereals 27,845,756 9.04 68,403,778-59.29
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 22,588 0.01 6,487248.20
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 536,007 0.17 3,071,263-82.55
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 93,873 0.03 343,316-72.66
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,907,739 1.27 2,849,12937.16
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 297,041 0.10 7,4513,886.59
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 8,669,124 2.81 4,606,30388.20
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 137,170 0.04 78,56774.59
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7,715,006 2.50 1,228,039528.24
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 243,681 0.08 113,708114.30
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 87,468 0.03 328,661-73.39
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 214,276 0.07 8,6092,388.98
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,495,854 0.81 3,299,175-24.35
26 Ores, slag and ash 2,939,033 0.95 14,747,596-80.07
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 92,261,772 29.95 131,071,005-29.61
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,846,852 0.60 1,215,61251.93
29 Organic chemicals 5,658,119 1.84 10,37154,457.12
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,496,751 1.14 2,851,28822.64
31 Fertilizers 22,351,951 7.26 22,972,673-2.70
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 201,795 0.07 29,778577.66
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,259,187 0.41 868,10745.05
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 205,471 0.07 25,592702.87
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 184 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 320,713 0.10 119,757167.80
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,221,865 2.67 3,688,115122.93
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,909,315 1.59 5,494,630-10.65
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 44,309 0.01 8,921396.68
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 126-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 10,244,485 3.33 11,132,459-7.98
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 250 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 5,253,896 1.71 3,500,45850.09
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,380,267 2.07 3,619,32476.28
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,176 0.00 2,595-54.68
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 47,923 0.02 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 752 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,852 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 5,851-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 22,342 0.01 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 68,442 0.02 8,105744.44
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 374 0.00 1,734-78.43
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 257,504 0.08 91,177182.42
69 Ceramic products 29 0.00 32,490-99.91
70 Glass and glassware 13,837 0.00 12,02715.05
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,716 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 543,841 0.18 68,332,100-99.20
73 Articles of iron or steel 959,774 0.31 1,819,824-47.26
74 Copper and articles thereof 80 0.00 11,458-99.30
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 11,732,007 3.81 2,915,201302.44
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 464,000 0.15 4,51210,183.69
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 95,271 0.03 195,583-51.29
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 21,029 0.01 2,895626.39
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,275,202 1.06 4,654,645-29.64
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 1,444,301 0.47 1,900,930-24.02
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,939,231 0.63 3,131,460-38.07
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 535,000 0.17 10,000,329-94.65
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 794,323 0.26 439,85280.59
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 20,849 0.01 17,67717.94
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 24,866 0.01 10,870128.76
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 130,526 0.04 4,4322,845.08
SS Classified 0 0.00 2 595 051-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Vietnam

The major share of Russian imports from Vietnam 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) - 56.57% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (59.15% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 21.48% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (17.32% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.97% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (16.48% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.30% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (2.27% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.75% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (1.52% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Vietnam in the 2nd quarter of 2021 over the 2nd 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 $165,624,447;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $32,921,209;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $32,169,123;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $30,723,796;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $7,924,777;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $7,585,099;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $7,407,009;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $6,877,861;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $6,070,277;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $5,124,539;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $5,077,480;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $3,908,995.

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $6,006,276.
Russia’s imports from Vietnam in the 2nd quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2021,
US dollars ($)
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 0 0.00 1,798-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 36,600,217 3.25 28,675,44027.64
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 45,067 0.00 84,271-46.52
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 5,078 0.00 2,54999.22
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 543,541 0.05 358,30151.70
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 20,964,980 1.86 13,379,88156.69
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 49,644,967 4.41 55,651,243-10.79
10 Cereals 445,991 0.04 1,618,523-72.44
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 47,988 0.00 38,20425.61
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 250,324 0.02 39,344536.24
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 135,840 0.01 140,400-3.25
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 36-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 49,953 0.00 35,97138.87
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,395,682 0.39 3,821,75115.02
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 328,634 0.03 135,857141.90
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 19,494 0.00 9,009116.38
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,658,299 0.24 1,891,26340.56
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 16,001,320 1.42 9,931,04361.12
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,846,785 1.05 13,383,225-11.48
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,186,877 0.19 798,880173.74
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 101 0.00 0
26 Ores, slag and ash 3,865,286 0.34 1,931,824100.08
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 318,701-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 348,316 0.03 155,108124.56
29 Organic chemicals 1,086,080 0.10 5,43619,879.40
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,323,781 0.29 519,174540.21
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,764,102 0.25 2,838,075-2.61
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 28,404 0.00 38,669-26.55
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 1,015,424 0.09 443,981128.71
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 169,357 0.02 97,20074.24
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 4,042,998 0.36 1,853,334118.15
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,287,381 0.20 1,798,99627.15
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9,512,202 0.84 4,434,722114.49
40 Rubber and articles thereof 12,564,215 1.12 5,686,354120.95
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 8 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 12,874,864 1.14 7,750,32566.12
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 584 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 586,748 0.05 449,92930.41
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 568,313 0.05 576,481-1.42
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 249,736 0.02 91,266173.64
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,934 0.00 8,477-65.39
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 1,000 0.00 0
52 Cotton 1,677,685 0.15 1,271,02032.00
54 Man-made filaments 244,787 0.02 137,99177.39
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,830,456 0.16 606,705201.70
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 265,598 0.02 118,861123.45
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 914,772 0.08 605,10851.17
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 37,364 0.00 11,842215.52
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3,157,397 0.28 1,679,17188.03
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 103,849 0.01 253,265-59.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 63,951,715 5.68 31,030,506106.09
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 63,035,335 5.59 32,311,53995.09
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 13,802,664 1.23 10,488,05931.60
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 89,603,216 7.95 57,434,09356.01
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,079,676 0.18 641,209224.34
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 50 0.00 1,826-97.26
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,366,438 0.12 68,7971,886.19
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,311,209 0.21 1,537,35350.34
69 Ceramic products 1,472,384 0.13 1,009,16145.90
70 Glass and glassware 224,195 0.02 255,689-12.32
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 237,973 0.02 154,68953.84
72 Iron and steel 1,519,991 0.13 1,347,96112.76
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,054,893 0.54 3,732,08062.24
74 Copper and articles thereof 7,084,751 0.63 3,175,756123.09
75 Nickel and articles thereof 15,159 0.00 12,12924.98
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 52,203 0.00 54,673-4.52
79 Zinc and articles thereof 4,632 0.00 1142,009.09
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 7,946 0.00 19,423-59.09
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,429,308 0.30 2,694,47827.27
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,542,177 0.14 954,79361.52
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 76,372,115 6.78 73,745,5403.56
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 546,973,996 48.54 381,349,54943.43
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,247,541 0.20 1,124,95799.79
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 153,092 0.01 131,60116.33
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11,614,953 1.03 10,314,25812.61
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 41,283 0.00 16,974143.21
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 41,861 0.00 51,096-18.07
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 6,888,835 0.61 5,309,76529.74
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 11,502,706 1.02 4,095,697180.85
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,353,135 0.30 2,112,17658.75
SS Classified 63,131 0.01 65 848-4.13
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia