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Russian trade in goods with the United Arab Emirates 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 the United Arab Emirates in the third quarter of 2021: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with the United Arab Emirates

In the 3rd quarter of 2021, Russia’s trade with the United Arab Emirates totaled $1,237,146,942, up 102.27% ($625,504,632) from the 3rd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2021 totaled $1,178,422,933, up 160.32% ($725,734,177) from the 3rd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2021 were $58,724,009, down 63.06% ($100,229,545) from the 3rd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s trade surplus with the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2021 was $1,119,698,924, a 281.19% increase ($825,963,722) over the 3rd quarter of 2020.

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 35th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2021 (up from 37th in the 3rd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.5934% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.4479% in the 3rd quarter of 2020).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 28th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2021 (up from 33rd in the 3rd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.8834% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.5755% in the 3rd quarter of 2020).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 72nd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2021 (down from 48th in the 3rd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.0782% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.2744% in the 3rd quarter of 2020).

Russia’s Exports to the United Arab Emirates

The major share of Russian exports to the United Arab Emirates 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) - 37.13% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (33.81% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 22.10% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (34.57% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 13.10% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (4.10% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.42% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (1.63% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.29% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (10.89% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.72% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (10.45% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.59% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (1.75% in the 3rd quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates 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) - an increase of $284,568,518;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $115,486,696;
  • 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 $103,908,393;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $35,321,810;
  • 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 $9,078,071;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $4,581,663;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $4,358,829;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $4,222,496;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $4,105,837;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $3,946,157.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2021 over the 3rd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $29,294,585;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $16,201,964.
Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2021
over Q3 2020
01 Live animals 55,639 0.00 24,603126.15
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,791,789 0.15 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 23,169 0.00 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,023,476 0.17 175,8651,050.58
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 6,410,415 0.54 2,051,586212.46
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,775 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 392,932 0.03 136,607187.64
10 Cereals 8,457,789 0.72 37,752,374-77.60
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 74,098 0.01 87,400-15.22
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 79,694 0.01 197,461-59.64
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4,248,204 0.36 25,70816,424.83
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 25,689 0.00 9,540169.28
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 17,229 0.00 25,065-31.26
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,058,137 0.34 2,948,35837.64
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 104,067 0.01 56,89082.93
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 36,103 0.00 125,732-71.29
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,015,214 0.26 1,430,486110.78
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 960,105 0.08 1,239,132-22.52
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 258,351 0.02 1,021,525-74.71
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 112,732 0.01 164,846-31.61
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 437,446,257 37.12 152,877,739186.14
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,056,957 0.17 1,238,60366.07
29 Organic chemicals 2,001,951 0.17 574,227248.63
30 Pharmaceutical products 35,431,114 3.01 109,30432,315.20
31 Fertilizers 3,677,334 0.31 694,604429.41
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 11,066 0.00 83,722-86.78
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,314,069 0.54 1,732,406264.47
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 227,541 0.02 32,148607.79
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 14,806 0.00 1,916672.76
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 4,820 0.00 2,46995.22
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 370,964 0.03 1,304,551-71.56
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,025,040 0.09 993,1683.21
40 Rubber and articles thereof 957,980 0.08 604,03058.60
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 9,007 0.00 10,009-10.01
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,934,319 0.25 2,637,57011.25
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 169,062 0.01 1,782,624-90.52
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,865,815 0.33 3,515,8069.96
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 30,130 0.00 2,895940.76
50 Silk 15,162 0.00 0
52 Cotton 0 0.00 253-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 25,227 0.00 3,929542.07
54 Man-made filaments 5,412,675 0.46 2,433,957122.38
55 Man-made staple fibers 840,063 0.07 464,70580.77
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,565 0.00 1531,576.47
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 27,553 0.00 4167,102.44
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 5,025 0.00 2,312117.34
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 970 0.00 5,384-81.98
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 39,771 0.00 26714,795.51
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 147,655 0.01 1,9827,349.80
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 208,974 0.02 103,634101.65
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 186,892 0.02 155,11420.49
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 42,972 0.00 3,0671,301.11
65 Headgear and parts thereof 8,861 0.00 2104,119.52
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 5,142 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 15 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 106,077 0.01 6,9701,421.91
69 Ceramic products 400,250 0.03 389,7722.69
70 Glass and glassware 880,958 0.07 225,640290.43
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 260,401,029 22.10 156,492,63666.40
72 Iron and steel 30,134,879 2.56 46,336,843-34.97
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,442,352 0.29 617,047457.88
74 Copper and articles thereof 171,668 0.01 31,621442.89
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,321,379 0.11 11,63311,258.88
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 395,344 0.03 157,711150.68
78 Lead and articles thereof 2,799,533 0.24 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 141,814 0.01 1,225,396-88.43
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 267,201 0.02 901,489-70.36
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 54,085 0.00 10,752403.02
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,768,147 1.00 8,627,13136.41
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 12,425,347 1.05 3,347,276271.21
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 3,000 0.00 2,59415.65
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 7,365,145 0.63 3,418,988115.42
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 116,897,842 9.92 1,411,1468,183.89
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,859,638 0.50 1,753,801234.11
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,872 0.00 1,55320.54
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 2,645,320 0.22 379,280597.46
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 118,916 0.01 100,27718.59
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 150,955 0.01 20,606632.58
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 5,637-100.00
SS Classified 185,001,821 15.70 8 366 9802,111.09

Russia’s Imports from the United Arab Emirates

The major share of Russian imports from the United Arab Emirates 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) - 31.09% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (83.56% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 28.28% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (7.22% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 20.47% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (3.49% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.69% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (4.02% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 5.29% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (0.06% in the 3rd quarter of 2020);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.46% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (0.40% in the 3rd quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2021 over the 3rd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $7,897,519;
  • 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 $3,006,269;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $2,961,031;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $2,230,319;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2,053,684;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1,981,598;
  • 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 $1,825,604;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $1,723,101;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $1,339,820;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $1,313,537;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $584,068;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $550,994;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $296,371;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $224,709;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $221,262.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $122,553,154;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $3,651,260;
  • 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 $1,077,190;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $723,621;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $467,467;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $218,927.
Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in the 3rd quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2021
over Q3 2020
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 221,838 0.38 57638,413.54
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 996-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 7,124,887 12.13 4,894,56845.57
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 13,256 0.02 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 25,061 0.04 19,80026.57
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 15,922 0.03 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,961,031 5.04 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 49,824 0.08 44,95010.84
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,788 0.01 2462,252.85
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 127,715 0.22 99,53728.31
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 99,008 0.17 72,06437.39
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 336,925 0.57 40,554730.81
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 87,900 0.15 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 950,863 1.62 366,795159.24
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,617,918 4.46 636,320311.42
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,825,604 3.11 0
29 Organic chemicals 1,048,666 1.79 823,95727.27
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 804,435 1.37 253,441217.41
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,676,738 4.56 953,637180.69
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 972,862 1.66 2,050,052-52.54
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 18,347 0.03 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 8,374 0.01 43,860-80.91
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9,215,855 15.69 7,162,17128.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 34,507 0.06 193,733-82.19
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 81,692 0.14 5,9611,270.44
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,491 0.00 5,703-73.86
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 218,927-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 61,511 0.10 1,1115,436.54
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 32,341 0.06 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,277 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 80,783 0.14 116,142-30.44
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 194,378 0.33 224,471-13.41
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 135,658 0.23 157,504-13.87
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 524-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2 0.00 82-97.56
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 46,785 0.08 6577,021.00
69 Ceramic products 205,870 0.35 179,41114.75
70 Glass and glassware 1,911,345 3.25 571,525234.43
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,107,576 5.29 101,3072,967.48
72 Iron and steel 141,216 0.24 17082,968.24
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,272,230 2.17 4,923,490-74.16
74 Copper and articles thereof 32,146 0.05 129,508-75.18
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 408-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 21,553 0.04 745,174-97.11
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,678 0.00 436284.86
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 79,588 0.14 113,225-29.71
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,790,698 3.05 477,161275.28
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 14,297,812 24.35 6,400,293123.39
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 501,858 0.85 395,05527.03
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 160,448 0.27 232,320-30.94
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,085,094 5.25 125,638,248-97.54
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 212,998 0.36 161,68531.74
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 669 0.00 1,494-55.22
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,218 0.01 472,685-98.90
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 16,770 0.03 8,47597.88
SS Classified 0 0.00 13 145-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia