Russian foreign trade
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Russian trade with New Zealand in 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 New Zealand in 2021: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with New Zealand

In 2021, Russia’s trade with New Zealand was $282,544,345, down 47.15% ($252,075,110) from 2020.

Russia’s exports to New Zealand in 2021 were $63,319,232, down 75.44% ($194,507,747) from 2020.

Russia’s imports from New Zealand in 2021 were $219,225,113, down 20.80% ($57,567,363) from 2020.

Russia’s trade deficit with New Zealand in 2021 was $155,905,881, a 722.05% increase ($136,940,384) over 2020.

New Zealand was Russia’s 99th largest trading partner in 2021 (down from 76th in 2020), accounting for 0.0360% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0942% in 2020).

New Zealand was Russia’s 123rd largest export market in 2021 (down from 79th in 2020), accounting for 0.0129% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0766% in 2020).

New Zealand was Russia’s 75th largest supplier in 2021 (down from 68th in 2020), accounting for 0.0747% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1196% in 2020).

Russia’s Exports to New Zealand

The major share of Russian exports to New Zealand in 2021 (and in 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 66.02% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (97.12% in 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 18.30% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (0.49% in 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.98% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (0.56% in 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.47% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (0.48% in 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.37% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (0.63% in 2020);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.79% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (0.50% in 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.04% of Russia’s total exports to New Zealand (0.13% in 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to New Zealand in 2021 over 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $7,998,693;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $2,536,439;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,761,988;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $934,117;
  • 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 $377,308;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $225,940.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to New Zealand in 2021 over 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 $209,227,319;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $278,841;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $234,246.
Russia’s exports to New Zealand in 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2021
over 2020
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 5,818-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,110 0.00 1,178-5.77
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 126-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,898 0.01 1,887106.57
10 Cereals 467 0.00 33838.17
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 27,242 0.04 15,48475.94
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,407 0.00 208576.44
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 190,122 0.30 1,22415,432.84
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 21,154 0.03 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 10,453 0.02 4,914112.72
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 26,725 0.04 15,35774.02
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 20,911 0.03 7,295186.65
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 31,051 0.05 22,13740.27
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 13,647 0.02 87,428-84.39
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,121,018 1.77 1,061,3565.62
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 620 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 73,452 0.12 5,7101,186.37
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 371-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 41,178,706 65.03 250,406,025-83.56
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 481,607 0.76 104,299361.76
29 Organic chemicals 27,646 0.04 54,578-49.35
30 Pharmaceutical products 12,530 0.02 10,84115.58
31 Fertilizers 8,130,120 12.84 131,4276,086.03
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 529 0.00 641-17.47
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 9,429 0.01 6,77639.15
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 756 0.00 253198.81
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 164-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 40,284 0.06 2,4341,555.05
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,684,148 4.24 922,160191.07
40 Rubber and articles thereof 25,187 0.04 39,731-36.61
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4,611 0.01 4,11112.16
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,618,115 5.71 1,081,676234.49
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 103,688 0.16 337,934-69.32
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 8,176 0.01 13,023-37.22
54 Man-made filaments 8 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 994,509 1.57 1,073,894-7.39
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 8,121 0.01 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 93 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 847 0.00 1,911-55.68
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 219-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,741 0.01 11,721-68.08
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 54,407 0.09 129,722-58.06
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 29,178 0.05 12,706129.64
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 25,679 0.04 59,297-56.69
65 Headgear and parts thereof 510 0.00 1,822-72.01
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,096,653 1.73 162,536574.71
69 Ceramic products 1,462 0.00 1,571-6.94
70 Glass and glassware 11,463 0.02 5,77798.42
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8,534 0.01 1246,782.26
72 Iron and steel 131,376 0.21 3,0784,168.23
73 Articles of iron or steel 239,172 0.38 101,545135.53
74 Copper and articles thereof 11,509 0.02 2,834306.10
75 Nickel and articles thereof 151,218 0.24 4,8802,998.73
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 88,284 0.14 201,308-56.14
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 58-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 21,668 0.03 11,98380.82
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,371 0.01 3,3670.12
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 627,769 0.99 730,512-14.06
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 221,193 0.35 212,4674.11
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9,378 0.01 0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 375,147 0.59 149,207151.43
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 247,584 0.39 526,425-52.97
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2 0.00 326-99.39
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 15,846 0.03 13,24319.66
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 49,471 0.08 25,15296.69
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 39,899 0.06 15,831152.03
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 29,251 0.05 5495,228.05
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,080 0.00 16,010-80.76

Russia’s Imports from New Zealand

The major share of Russian imports from New Zealand in 2021 (and in 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 80.07% of Russia’s total imports from New Zealand (84.04% in 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 12.57% of Russia’s total imports from New Zealand (8.86% in 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.44% of Russia’s total imports from New Zealand (3.03% in 2020);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.18% of Russia’s total imports from New Zealand (0.61% in 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.39% of Russia’s total imports from New Zealand (3.18% in 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from New Zealand in 2021 over 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4,249,275;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $3,480,766;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $3,357,264;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $2,587,007;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $1,720,996;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1,193,117;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $881,616.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from New Zealand in 2021 over 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $60,460,246;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $7,558,212;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $3,823,860;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,056,354;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $939,545;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $676,052.
Russia’s imports from New Zealand in 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2021
over 2020
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,616,672 1.65 2,423,55549.23
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 18,675,621 8.52 15,194,85522.91
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 85,431,619 38.97 145,891,865-41.44
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 96,939 0.04 236,840-59.07
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,189,023 0.54 757,55556.96
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 21,534,980 9.82 25,358,840-15.08
10 Cereals 77,611 0.04 48,87158.81
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,354,953 1.07 3,294,498-28.52
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 1,218-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 2,496 0.00 2,10418.63
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 103,373 0.05 216,716-52.30
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 141,847 0.06 286,918-50.56
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 100,402 0.05 167,087-39.91
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 9,541,117 4.35 10,217,169-6.62
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,222 0.00 1,29571.58
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 9,887-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 31,870,467 14.54 28,513,20311.77
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,141 0.00 112,697-95.44
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 162-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 840-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 27,329 0.01 18,00551.79
30 Pharmaceutical products 601,220 0.27 1,028,896-41.57
31 Fertilizers 135 0.00 12210.66
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,423 0.00 8,836-83.90
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 163,875 0.07 153,3496.86
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 3,400 0.00 6,972-51.23
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 7,694,793 3.51 5,973,79728.81
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,849,462 1.30 262,455985.70
39 Plastics and articles thereof 423,127 0.19 822,436-48.55
40 Rubber and articles thereof 103,262 0.05 98,7734.54
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 132,908 0.06 7,1451,760.15
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,115 0.00 82535.15
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 10,303 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 124,422 0.06 42,009196.18
45 Cork and articles of cork 67 0.00 4839.58
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 38 0.00 54-29.63
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7,017 0.00 2,395192.99
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 212,449 0.10 201,2245.58
52 Cotton 2,836 0.00 4,076-30.42
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,386 0.00 1,83130.31
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 6,995-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 139 0.00 641-78.32
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,367 0.00 1,888-27.60
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,823 0.00 2,217-17.77
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,343,995 1.07 1,462,37960.29
65 Headgear and parts thereof 35 0.00 9,173-99.62
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,161 0.00 107,002-96.11
70 Glass and glassware 2,197 0.00 2,331-5.75
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 82,793 0.04 48,99768.98
73 Articles of iron or steel 464,421 0.21 802,908-42.16
74 Copper and articles thereof 110,357 0.05 61,88478.33
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 23,874 0.01 7,582,086-99.69
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 160,131 0.07 300,356-46.69
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 96,327 0.04 60,66958.77
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 12,573,674 5.74 8,324,39951.05
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 2,883,965 1.32 3,228,092-10.66
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 35,679 0.02 34,2714.11
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 126,610 0.06 54,988130.25
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11,813,831 5.39 12,870,185-8.21
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 7,341-100.00
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 386,327 0.18 334,01415.66
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 11,858 0.01 37,266-68.18
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 9,307 0.00 18,789-50.47
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 960 0.00 0
SS Classified 0 0.00 64 182-100.00
Russian foreign trade statistics
Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia