Russian foreign trade
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Russian trade with the United Arab Emirates 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 the United Arab Emirates in 2021: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with the United Arab Emirates

In 2021, Russia’s trade with the United Arab Emirates totaled $5,357,724,414, up 64.34% ($2,097,658,704) from 2020.

Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in 2021 totaled $5,081,450,160, up 74.52% ($2,169,822,981) from 2020.

Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in 2021 were $276,274,254, down 20.71% ($72,164,277) from 2020.

Russia’s trade surplus with the United Arab Emirates in 2021 was $4,805,175,906, a 87.47% increase ($2,241,987,258) over 2020.

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 28th largest trading partner in 2021 (up from 31st in 2020), accounting for 0.6825% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.5741% in 2020).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 21st largest export market in 2021 (up from 23rd in 2020), accounting for 1.0337% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.8655% in 2020).

The United Arab Emirates was Russia’s 71st largest supplier in 2021 (down from 63rd in 2020), accounting for 0.0942% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1506% in 2020).

Russia’s Exports to the United Arab Emirates

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 47.32% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (32.96% in 2020);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 31.41% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (27.24% in 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.96% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (3.56% in 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.02% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (1.78% in 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.15% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (5.86% in 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.56% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (7.78% in 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.80% of Russia’s total exports to the United Arab Emirates (1.21% in 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates 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) - an increase of $1,031,708,351;
  • 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 $528,955,238;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $196,596,418;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $119,186,856;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $36,676,276;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $24,361,867;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $20,729,671;
  • 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 $18,371,463.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $155,831,304.
Russia’s exports to the United Arab Emirates in 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2021
over 2020
01 Live animals 58,699 0.00 35,81163.91
02 Meat and edible meat offal 9,380,625 0.18 2,117,077343.09
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 48,746 0.00 3,3101,372.69
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,318,131 0.05 3,084,654-24.85
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 55-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 15,494,308 0.30 4,814,182221.85
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 41,494 0.00 33,50523.84
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 900,881 0.02 265,807238.92
10 Cereals 16,537,662 0.33 172,368,966-90.41
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 526,278 0.01 287,98282.75
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 593,667 0.01 460,35828.96
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 157 0.00 12129.75
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 24,828,999 0.49 467,1325,215.20
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 158,396 0.00 42,277274.66
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 214,510 0.00 487,093-55.96
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 17,516,670 0.34 19,377,586-9.60
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 418,582 0.01 270,75954.60
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 362,025 0.01 491,701-26.37
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12,042,819 0.24 11,316,4026.42
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,813,812 0.09 6,610,413-27.18
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 115 0.00 25,650.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,351,710 0.03 3,882,187-65.18
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 453,807 0.01 398,34213.92
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,990,894,176 39.18 959,185,825107.56
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 6,884,271 0.14 4,241,62462.30
29 Organic chemicals 4,897,857 0.10 5,047,039-2.96
30 Pharmaceutical products 197,263,671 3.88 667,25329,463.55
31 Fertilizers 8,054,097 0.16 8,199,894-1.78
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 375,823 0.01 1,010,144-62.80
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 21,975,426 0.43 10,507,222109.15
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 991,290 0.02 1,070,294-7.38
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 78,790 0.00 922,326-91.46
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 366,781-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 7,020 0.00 2,469184.33
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,960,487 0.04 11,302,728-82.65
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,546,176 0.09 3,893,34916.77
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,146,864 0.12 4,560,81034.78
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 250,223-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 37,606 0.00 12,411203.01
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 16,417,321 0.32 12,999,67926.29
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 91 0.00 19378.95
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,540,368 0.03 2,880,334-46.52
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 15,655,342 0.31 19,351,796-19.10
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 117,773 0.00 31,430274.72
50 Silk 15,162 0.00 3,590322.34
52 Cotton 8,504 0.00 47,534-82.11
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 34,470 0.00 31,9407.92
54 Man-made filaments 18,222,127 0.36 8,154,228123.47
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,980,776 0.06 1,677,21577.72
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 17,357 0.00 23,057-24.72
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 55,625 0.00 1,3054,162.45
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 7,920 0.00 4,14291.21
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 55,705 0.00 25,697116.78
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 45,386 0.00 9,099398.80
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 330,763 0.01 609,535-45.74
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 848,013 0.02 875,807-3.17
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 517,606 0.01 526,925-1.77
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 243,135 0.00 47,033416.95
65 Headgear and parts thereof 28,976 0.00 31,056-6.70
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 8,002 0.00 3026,573.33
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 266,169 0.01 5,7864,500.22
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 216,963 0.00 1,235,263-82.44
69 Ceramic products 1,544,042 0.03 2,507,389-38.42
70 Glass and glassware 2,023,991 0.04 1,731,28216.91
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,321,976,544 26.02 793,021,30666.70
72 Iron and steel 154,970,284 3.05 161,630,012-4.12
73 Articles of iron or steel 9,889,397 0.19 4,476,875120.90
74 Copper and articles thereof 715,738 0.01 92,393674.67
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,360,124 0.03 32,0534,143.36
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 938,216 0.02 327,140186.79
78 Lead and articles thereof 2,800,185 0.06 1321,539,784.62
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,432,526 0.03 1,649,384-13.15
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,154,702 0.04 2,224,806-3.15
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 278,180 0.01 93,336198.04
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 62,280,215 1.23 25,603,939143.24
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 64,432,079 1.27 46,060,61639.89
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 2,7449.33
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 31,192,572 0.61 10,462,901198.13
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 121,870,973 2.40 2,684,1174,440.45
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 13,154,780 0.26 18,742,815-29.81
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 20,813 0.00 3515,829.63
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 14,869 0.00 10,33843.83
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 4,740,351 0.09 1,485,881219.03
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 385,588 0.01 256,72050.20
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 450,956 0.01 111,882303.06
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 35,384 0.00 180,975-80.45
SS Classified 0 0.00 551 609 297-100.00

Russia’s Imports from the United Arab Emirates

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 35.89% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (47.31% in 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 26.59% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (19.37% in 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.93% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (7.39% in 2020);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 11.58% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (8.73% in 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.62% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (13.13% in 2020);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.10% of Russia’s total imports from the United Arab Emirates (0.66% in 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates 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) - an increase of $9,018,791;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $4,747,885;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $3,484,874;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $3,139,805;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $3,007,704;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2,695,959;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $1,785,150;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $1,567,119;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,498,050;
  • 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 $1,486,172;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $900,550.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $64,553,154;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $35,080,061;
  • 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) - a decrease of $1,943,546;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $1,224,555;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $1,088,957;
  • 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 $1,077,497;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $1,016,361;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $914,946.
Russia’s imports from the United Arab Emirates in 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2021
over 2020
01 Live animals 104 0.00 751-86.15
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 786,287 0.28 122,363542.59
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 14,753-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 32,697 0.01 8723,649.66
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 198,589 0.07 104,96089.20
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 26,384,974 9.55 22,900,10015.22
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 64,197 0.02 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 45,158-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 75,135 0.03 104,197-27.89
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 37,949 0.01 11,604227.03
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,007,704 1.09 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 144,155 0.05 117,53122.65
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 73,084 0.03 52,77238.49
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 774,758 0.28 660,89017.23
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 337,652 0.12 245,17137.72
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 775,632 0.28 300,314158.27
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 87,900 0.03 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,845,891 1.03 1,060,741168.29
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 29,013 0.01 36,876-21.32
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 11,264,931 4.08 2,246,140401.52
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 11,814,882 4.28 12,070,488-2.12
29 Organic chemicals 3,155,719 1.14 1,657,66990.37
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,198,083 0.80 1,553,65241.48
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 9,622,816 3.48 6,483,01148.43
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 3,641,022 1.32 4,718,519-22.84
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 24,831 0.01 1,3591,727.15
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 173,622 0.06 813,519-78.66
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 420,876 0.15 224,96887.08
39 Plastics and articles thereof 41,963,839 15.19 39,267,8806.87
40 Rubber and articles thereof 254,626 0.09 692,524-63.23
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4,796 0.00 3,34143.55
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 580 0.00 163,525.00
45 Cork and articles of cork 215 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 701,266 0.25 40,1221,647.83
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 30,382 0.01 24,85122.26
52 Cotton 337 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 279,572 0.10 628,869-55.54
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 343,315 0.12 52,643552.16
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 32,341 0.01 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 150-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 22,810 0.01 1,8751,116.53
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 4,944 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 464,357 0.17 567,114-18.12
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 648,832 0.23 672,750-3.56
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 496,444 0.18 831,118-40.27
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 1,085-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 24 0.00 311-92.28
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 34,940-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 146,161 0.05 1,162,522-87.43
69 Ceramic products 1,556,330 0.56 749,804107.56
70 Glass and glassware 5,954,712 2.16 4,387,59335.72
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 31,915,565 11.55 30,429,3934.88
72 Iron and steel 160,970 0.06 36,302343.42
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,502,853 1.63 39,582,914-88.62
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,673,656 0.61 2,588,602-35.35
75 Nickel and articles thereof 6,090 0.00 53,174-88.55
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 67,236 0.02 1,291,791-94.80
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,549 0.00 436484.63
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 159,031 0.06 779,438-79.60
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6,148,710 2.23 1,400,825338.93
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 33,283,794 12.05 33,201,9710.25
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 2,687,264 0.97 4,630,810-41.97
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 49,453 0.02 58,898-16.04
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 221,828 0.08 645,703-65.65
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 61,085,094 22.11 125,638,248-51.38
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,562,452 0.57 661,902136.05
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 27 0.00 7285.71
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 61,862 0.02 1,150,819-94.62
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,047,428 0.38 1,578,185-33.63
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 39,709 0.01 27,14346.30
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 997 0.00 0
SS Classified 0 0.00 14 084-100.00
Russian foreign trade statistics
Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia