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Russian trade in goods with Japan in Q3 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 third quarter of 2021: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Japan

In the 3rd quarter of 2021, Russia’s trade with Japan totaled $5,114,261,580, up 33.37% ($1,279,556,767) from the 3rd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s exports to Japan in the 3rd quarter of 2021 totaled $2,649,532,886, up 12.49% ($294,224,936) from the 3rd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s imports from Japan in the 3rd quarter of 2021 totaled $2,464,728,694, up 66.60% ($985,331,831) from the 3rd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s trade surplus with Japan in the 3rd quarter of 2021 was $184,804,192, a 78.90% decrease ($691,106,895) over the 3rd quarter of 2020.

Japan was Russia’s 13th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2021 (down from 11th in the 3rd quarter of 2020), accounting for 2.4532% of Russia’s total trade (down from 2.8078% in the 3rd quarter of 2020).

Japan was Russia’s 12th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2021 (down from 10th in the 3rd quarter of 2020), accounting for 1.9863% of Russia’s total exports (down from 2.9945% in the 3rd quarter of 2020).

Japan was Russia’s 8th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2021 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2020), accounting for 3.2826% of Russia’s total imports (up from 2.5543% in the 3rd quarter of 2020).

Russia’s Exports to Japan

The major share of Russian exports to Japan in the 3rd quarter of 2021 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 55.25% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (72.29% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 15.31% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (8.71% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 11.75% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (10.14% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.42% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (3.22% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.88% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (3.13% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.62% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (1.41% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.70% of Russia’s total exports to Japan (1.05% in the 3rd quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Japan in the 3rd quarter of 2021 over the 3rd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $130,527,635;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $115,715,901;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $107,758,976;
  • 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 $72,385,859;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $69,708,928;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $35,182,704.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Japan in the 3rd quarter of 2021 over the 3rd 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) - a decrease of $242,787,713;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $10,241,961.
Russia’s exports to Japan in the 3rd quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2021
over Q3 2020
02 Meat and edible meat offal 118,207 0.00 97,76920.90
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 175,765,510 6.63 68,006,534158.45
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 31,941 0.00 30,0006.47
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 670,450-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 2,548 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 344,038 0.01 274,55825.31
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,328 0.00 12,543-89.41
10 Cereals 193,803 0.01 1,286,913-84.94
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 50,548 0.00 14,362251.96
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 385,239 0.01 541,226-28.82
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,011,838 0.04 472,499114.15
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 562,116 0.02 32,5901,624.81
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 15,646 0.00 2,631494.68
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 135,623 0.01 203,769-33.44
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 172,163 0.01 45,945274.72
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 6,888 0.00 8,198-15.98
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 121,747 0.00 152,857-20.35
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 381,877 0.01 69,267451.31
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,877,369 0.11 1,700,52769.20
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,307,966 0.05 787,23166.15
26 Ores, slag and ash 34,272,027 1.29 30,839,99911.13
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,428,242,758 53.91 1,671,030,471-14.53
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,655,706 0.14 2,586,89441.32
29 Organic chemicals 19,251,726 0.73 24,042,847-19.93
30 Pharmaceutical products 35,182,727 1.33 23152,968,278.26
31 Fertilizers 4,276,730 0.16 3,169,66734.93
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 30,473 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 745,741 0.03 426,67574.78
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 3,083 0.00 4,012-23.16
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,449 0.00 93355.31
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 210,752 0.01 226,336-6.89
39 Plastics and articles thereof 233,410 0.01 87,912165.50
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,822,919 0.22 2,662,953118.66
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 17,828 0.00 3,122471.04
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2,408 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 183,717,121 6.93 68,001,220170.17
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 12,693,200 0.48 7,866,86361.35
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 45,958 0.00 37,51622.50
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 34,873 0.00 44,827-22.21
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 215 0.00 222-3.15
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 443 0.00 68551.47
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3,655 0.00 2,41251.53
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 13,029 0.00 0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 409-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 155,977 0.01 99,32557.04
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 12,947 0.00 30,747-57.89
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 593,802 0.02 245,995141.39
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 319,506 0.01 197,01062.18
65 Headgear and parts thereof 8,014 0.00 6231,186.36
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 24,193 0.00 3,155666.81
69 Ceramic products 41,059 0.00 6306,417.30
70 Glass and glassware 504,522 0.02 340,23348.29
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 311,308,118 11.75 238,922,25930.30
72 Iron and steel 100,921,899 3.81 31,212,971223.33
73 Articles of iron or steel 284,539 0.01 127,230123.64
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,784 0.00 213,772-98.70
75 Nickel and articles thereof 237,566 0.01 2,018,536-88.23
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 299,328,116 11.30 168,800,48177.33
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4,767,195 0.18 2,677,91278.02
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,027 0.00 14,652-79.34
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 167 0.00 643-74.03
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 15,465,100 0.58 12,560,16623.13
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 1,200,546 0.05 446,272169.02
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,255,059 0.05 780,67760.77
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 10,241,961-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 509,949 0.02 619,077-17.63
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 8,009 0.00 18,921-57.67
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 40,064 0.00 32,47123.38
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 437,440 0.02 121,302260.62
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 71,875 0.00 112,490-36.11
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 80,483 0.00 4,3361,756.16
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,156 0.00 0
SS Classified 4,148 0.00 18 853-78.00

Russia’s Imports from Japan

The major share of Russian imports from Japan in the 3rd quarter of 2021 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 79.72% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (76.40% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.65% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (13.86% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.95% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (3.68% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.79% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (1.56% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.66% of Russia’s total imports from Japan (1.16% in the 3rd quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Japan in the 3rd quarter of 2021 over the 3rd 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 $583,799,198;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $181,261,722;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $50,971,388;
  • 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 $45,472,369;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $23,061,266;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $17,408,874;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $13,606,470;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $13,326,552;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $10,504,340;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $9,950,387;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $9,338,341;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $8,896,307.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Japan in the 3rd quarter of 2021 over the 3rd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $8,533,607.
Russia’s imports from Japan in the 3rd quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2021
over Q3 2020
02 Meat and edible meat offal 287,749 0.01 228,38225.99
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,010,488 0.08 1,839,2279.31
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 2,486 0.00 452450.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 6,297 0.00 4,01057.03
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,000 0.00 3,698-45.92
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 834,653 0.03 641,12630.19
10 Cereals 115,788 0.00 19,617490.24
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 30,558 0.00 58,990-48.20
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 119,973 0.00 47,312153.58
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 114,756 0.00 175,185-34.49
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 26,658 0.00 3,363692.69
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 62,407 0.00 30,813102.53
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 20,297 0.00 22,191-8.53
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 381,839 0.02 181,249110.67
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 155,665 0.01 94,84464.13
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 227,930 0.01 200,42013.73
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 123,400 0.01 97,54426.51
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 10,045,751 0.41 16,904,711-40.57
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,665,400 0.19 1,828,010155.22
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 299,079 0.01 28,649943.94
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 718,050-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 130,803 0.01 30,232332.66
26 Ores, slag and ash 156,452 0.01 195,036-19.78
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 16,859,332 0.68 7,520,991124.16
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,927,850 0.08 1,587,20821.46
29 Organic chemicals 11,831,304 0.48 20,364,911-41.90
30 Pharmaceutical products 31,432,614 1.28 14,023,740124.14
31 Fertilizers 1,074 0.00 9,485-88.68
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,430,558 0.22 4,212,25428.92
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 11,009,223 0.45 9,508,05615.79
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 9,265,749 0.38 7,389,81325.39
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,469,996 0.06 853,36272.26
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 31 0.00 102-69.61
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 17,130,479 0.70 12,103,40241.53
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 40,539,074 1.64 17,477,808131.95
39 Plastics and articles thereof 43,067,591 1.75 29,741,03944.81
40 Rubber and articles thereof 138,739,741 5.63 87,768,35358.07
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 89,576 0.00 66,57634.55
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 96 0.00 326-70.55
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 272,477 0.01 150,03981.60
45 Cork and articles of cork 7,733 0.00 1,074620.02
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 31-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,585,385 0.10 1,283,086101.50
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 136,845 0.01 245,775-44.32
50 Silk 15,565 0.00 12,26126.95
52 Cotton 19,609 0.00 10,10394.09
54 Man-made filaments 3,902,912 0.16 3,068,99527.17
55 Man-made staple fibers 6,836,883 0.28 9,072,382-24.64
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,961,961 0.08 2,568,393-23.61
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 212,681 0.01 161,52931.67
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 11,506 0.00 1,261812.45
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,028,447 0.04 367,023180.21
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 281,601 0.01 148,28589.91
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 359,301 0.01 257,45639.56
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 720,567 0.03 827,520-12.92
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 343,715 0.01 246,64839.35
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 22,465 0.00 21,5024.48
65 Headgear and parts thereof 443,523 0.02 454,844-2.49
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 3,357 0.00 1917,568.42
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 150 0.00 1,192-87.42
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,295,542 0.21 3,874,57636.67
69 Ceramic products 2,124,988 0.09 1,223,03873.75
70 Glass and glassware 8,684,982 0.35 6,953,39924.90
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,728,587 0.11 2,848,301-4.20
72 Iron and steel 2,165,585 0.09 2,620,562-17.36
73 Articles of iron or steel 40,728,011 1.65 31,831,70427.95
74 Copper and articles thereof 670,251 0.03 319,295109.92
75 Nickel and articles thereof 40,263 0.00 208,148-80.66
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,624,827 0.07 1,105,27247.01
78 Lead and articles thereof 613 0.00 6100.49
79 Zinc and articles thereof 9,047 0.00 7,52820.18
80 Tin and articles thereof 9,567 0.00 7,71024.09
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 332,904 0.01 642,531-48.19
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 15,201,312 0.62 9,293,86863.56
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 12,007,778 0.49 8,469,79241.77
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 558,390,341 22.66 377,128,61948.06
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 188,347,979 7.64 142,875,61031.83
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 4,620 0.00 23,977-80.73
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,044,754,746 42.39 460,955,548126.65
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 16,613,223 0.67 3,006,753452.53
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 156,811,278 6.36 146,306,9387.18
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,092,515 0.04 837,14730.50
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2,326,248 0.09 3,005,479-22.60
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 8,558,437 0.35 4,237,016101.99
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,086,221 0.21 3,289,26254.63
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 23,226,701 0.94 13,276,31474.95
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 74,906-100.00
SS Classified 110,728 0.00 93 00519.06
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia