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

Russia’s Trade with Vietnam

In 2021, Russia’s trade with Vietnam totaled $7,134,894,478, up 25.91% ($1,468,159,552) from 2020.

Russia’s exports to Vietnam in 2021 totaled $2,242,170,339, up 38.25% ($620,396,873) from 2020.

Russia’s imports from Vietnam in 2021 totaled $4,892,724,139, up 20.96% ($847,762,679) from 2020.

Russia’s trade deficit with Vietnam in 2021 was $2,650,553,800, a 9.38% increase ($227,365,806) over 2020.

Vietnam was Russia’s 21st largest trading partner in 2021 (down from 20th in 2020), accounting for 0.9089% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.9980% in 2020).

Vietnam was Russia’s 41st largest export market in 2021 (just as in 2020), accounting for 0.4561% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.4821% in 2020).

Vietnam was Russia’s 12th largest supplier in 2021 (just as in 2020), accounting for 1.6675% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.7478% in 2020).

Russia’s Exports to Vietnam

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 32.20% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (20.39% in 2020);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 21.40% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (35.60% in 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.65% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (24.67% in 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.26% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (7.46% in 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.79% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (5.60% in 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.48% of Russia’s total exports to Vietnam (5.86% in 2020).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $249,230,495;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $95,692,356;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $94,868,362;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $47,810,139;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $34,657,898;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $26,005,306;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $20,870,687;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $20,468,850;
  • 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 $20,232,967;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $16,279,730;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $12,320,982;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $11,297,136.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Vietnam 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 $160,540,481;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $146,060,340;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $18,345,787;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $14,900,638;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $14,865,316.
Russia’s exports to Vietnam in 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2021
over 2020
01 Live animals 5,595 0.00 2,530121.15
02 Meat and edible meat offal 187,291,074 8.35 139,480,93534.28
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 10,204,225 0.46 13,466,853-24.23
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 406,582 0.02 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 783,705 0.03 1,129,851-30.64
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 64,080-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 418,206 0.02 273,22853.06
10 Cereals 48,904,337 2.18 194,964,677-74.92
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 155,804 0.01 83,34386.94
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 62,151 0.00 94,500-34.23
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 7,799,461 0.35 10,110,807-22.86
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,230,448 0.05 1,635,529-24.77
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 8,994,548 0.40 3,514,867155.90
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,040,227 0.14 1,608,21789.04
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 28,983,866 1.29 17,686,73063.87
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,155,024 0.05 684,66768.70
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 38,080,858 1.70 12,075,552215.36
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,422,059 0.06 665,412113.71
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,552,590 0.07 1,640,609-5.37
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 798,644 0.04 882,186-9.47
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 8,911,302 0.40 9,655,054-7.70
26 Ores, slag and ash 22,321,760 1.00 24,650,947-9.45
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 382,456,807 17.06 542,997,288-29.57
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 8,314,276 0.37 5,402,69053.89
29 Organic chemicals 22,404,331 1.00 1,533,6441,360.86
30 Pharmaceutical products 30,350,671 1.35 9,881,821207.14
31 Fertilizers 153,364,430 6.84 58,496,068162.18
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 777,464 0.03 1,248,831-37.74
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,491,036 0.29 3,599,14380.35
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 752,594 0.03 283,652165.32
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 11,464 0.00 9,69318.27
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 228,223-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 861,290 0.04 1,158,787-25.67
39 Plastics and articles thereof 37,283,370 1.66 21,003,64077.51
40 Rubber and articles thereof 15,116,887 0.67 18,147,042-16.70
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 284,695 0.01 336,377-15.36
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 96,398 0.00 17854,056.18
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 37,084,457 1.65 34,537,0517.38
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 250 0.00 181,288.89
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 19,052,876 0.85 14,720,47129.43
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 25,739,764 1.15 22,678,96213.50
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,715,281 0.21 23,061,068-79.55
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 21,107-100.00
52 Cotton 1,121 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 148,565 0.01 11,4881,193.22
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 380,729 0.02 21,7011,654.43
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 752 0.00 139441.01
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 394,986 0.02 131,217201.02
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,325 0.00 17,225-86.50
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 261,287 0.01 44,605485.78
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 311,463 0.01 48,046548.26
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8,370 0.00 11,632-28.04
65 Headgear and parts thereof 750,650 0.03 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,469 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 187 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 771,768 0.03 284,102171.65
69 Ceramic products 3,716 0.00 132,664-97.20
70 Glass and glassware 440,813 0.02 58,849649.06
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 24,673 0.00 210,858-88.30
72 Iron and steel 555,388,140 24.77 306,157,64581.41
73 Articles of iron or steel 13,491,914 0.60 8,694,16755.18
74 Copper and articles thereof 186,894 0.01 150,96223.80
75 Nickel and articles thereof 7,618 0.00 14,258-46.57
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 49,540,744 2.21 14,882,846232.87
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 8-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 7,107 0.00 2,430192.47
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 486,713 0.02 152,504219.15
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,207,859 0.14 560,958471.85
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 251,168 0.01 25,277893.66
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 107,350,099 4.79 11,657,743820.85
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 43,211,188 1.93 22,978,22188.05
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 19,728,537 0.88 34,593,853-42.97
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5,410 0.00 14,906,048-99.96
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 18,935,489 0.84 6,614,507186.27
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 21,880 0.00 5,285314.00
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 167,991 0.01 157,8226.44
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 30,075 0.00 84,462-64.39
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 196,332 0.01 27,224621.17
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 11,324 0.00 2,212411.93
SS Classified 0 0.00 5 416 180-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Vietnam

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 60.32% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (61.20% in 2020);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 20.22% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (20.31% in 2020);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.96% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (11.73% in 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.58% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (2.16% in 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.25% of Russia’s total imports from Vietnam (1.23% in 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Vietnam in 2021 over 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 $412,700,878;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $72,004,740;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $59,376,235;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $42,469,082;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $40,231,332;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $34,251,343;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $21,273,952;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $19,584,469;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $16,565,806;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $15,422,108.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Vietnam 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 0 0.00 1,798-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 150,783,355 3.08 110,552,02336.39
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 21,893 0.00 34,725-36.95
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,872,891 0.04 1,716,1609.13
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 81,959,976 1.68 60,686,02435.06
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 216,804,192 4.43 182,552,84918.76
10 Cereals 1,520,043 0.03 4,305,141-64.69
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 160,397 0.00 224,724-28.62
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 675,310 0.01 276,960143.83
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 706,233 0.01 792,277-10.86
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 6,935 0.00 13,712-49.42
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 302,885 0.01 364,000-16.79
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 15,385,649 0.31 14,238,6848.06
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 718,056 0.01 466,70153.86
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 58,617 0.00 71,416-17.92
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,934,454 0.14 6,938,165-0.05
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 49,288,705 1.01 33,866,59745.54
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 50,265,191 1.03 53,618,923-6.25
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 6,417,819 0.13 3,515,63182.55
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 35,420 0.00 20,37073.88
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 493,601 0.01 183,960168.32
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 212,637 0.00 0
26 Ores, slag and ash 24,556,080 0.50 13,032,81888.42
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 615,668-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,244,603 0.07 1,388,676133.65
29 Organic chemicals 4,947,142 0.10 409,6121,107.76
30 Pharmaceutical products 11,565,877 0.24 4,361,019165.21
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 9,860,678 0.20 9,245,7846.65
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 269,886 0.01 632,656-57.34
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 4,012,984 0.08 4,512,977-11.08
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 417,970 0.01 355,32017.63
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 15,762,428 0.32 13,040,60720.87
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 8,356,624 0.17 6,636,57325.92
39 Plastics and articles thereof 28,757,736 0.59 20,493,18140.33
40 Rubber and articles thereof 38,628,192 0.79 26,306,92946.84
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 140,843 0.00 29,567376.35
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 45,643,666 0.93 36,565,08424.83
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 584 0.00 1,152-49.31
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,778,284 0.04 1,911,338-6.96
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 7-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3,339,292 0.07 2,507,89933.15
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 914,013 0.02 735,10724.34
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 12,313 0.00 29,795-58.67
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 1,000 0.00 0
52 Cotton 7,485,056 0.15 5,977,88725.21
54 Man-made filaments 388,384 0.01 438,605-11.45
55 Man-made staple fibers 4,923,362 0.10 4,170,12318.06
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 544,937 0.01 342,17659.26
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2,787,231 0.06 1,573,67777.12
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 89,522 0.00 60,27048.53
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 9,443,260 0.19 6,863,77937.58
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 396,502 0.01 608,035-34.79
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 224,725,569 4.59 152,720,82947.15
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 296,603,964 6.06 237,227,72925.03
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 42,442,609 0.87 36,157,03517.38
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 387,931,553 7.93 368,347,0845.32
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5,552,425 0.11 3,368,46564.84
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 4,369 0.00 4,714-7.32
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 4,756,618 0.10 3,870,97922.88
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6,585,573 0.13 5,901,72811.59
69 Ceramic products 6,782,475 0.14 3,680,32684.29
70 Glass and glassware 942,530 0.02 937,0120.59
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 911,587 0.02 1,076,376-15.31
72 Iron and steel 6,143,882 0.13 7,602,199-19.18
73 Articles of iron or steel 20,231,736 0.41 14,093,18543.56
74 Copper and articles thereof 17,599,953 0.36 13,974,83225.94
75 Nickel and articles thereof 15,303 0.00 54,986-72.17
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 245,546 0.01 201,88121.63
78 Lead and articles thereof 22 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 6,825 0.00 907,483.33
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 12,048 0.00 34,191-64.76
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 11,407,689 0.23 9,902,54915.20
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,340,984 0.11 3,699,05144.39
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 342,133,797 6.99 342,194,298-0.02
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 2,503,409,407 51.17 2,090,708,52919.74
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 7,753 0.00 6,91712.09
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 11,366,483 0.23 5,601,619102.91
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 42,745,753 0.87 276,67115,350.03
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 47,710,683 0.98 36,751,61629.82
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 398,669 0.01 254,78956.47
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 252,319 0.01 228,45910.44
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 20,470,763 0.42 19,728,9153.76
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 55,925,617 1.14 39,359,81142.09
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 10,634,399 0.22 9,428,75512.79
SS Classified 0 0.00 194 408-100.00
Russian foreign trade statistics
Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia