Russian foreign trade
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Russian trade with Estonia in 2012

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Estonia in 2012: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Estonia

In 2012, Russia’s trade with Estonia totaled $4,450,972,966, up 15.40% ($593,833,907) from 2011.

Russia’s exports to Estonia in 2012 totaled $3,679,215,723, up 28.39% ($813,517,241) from 2011.

Russia’s imports from Estonia in 2012 were $771,757,243, down 22.16% ($219,683,334) from 2011.

Russia’s trade surplus with Estonia in 2012 was $2,907,458,480, a 55.13% increase ($1,033,200,575) over 2011.

Estonia was Russia’s 31st largest trading partner in 2012 (up from 34th in 2011), accounting for 0.5286% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.4690% in 2011).

Estonia was Russia’s 28th largest export market in 2012 (up from 29th in 2011), accounting for 0.7012% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.5546% in 2011).

Estonia was Russia’s 46th largest supplier in 2012 (down from 43rd in 2011), accounting for 0.2433% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.3243% in 2011).

Russia’s Exports to Estonia

The major share of Russian exports to Estonia in 2012 (and in 2011) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 80.65% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (74.70% in 2011);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.11% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (13.25% in 2011);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.61% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (4.53% in 2011);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.42% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (3.55% in 2011);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.94% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (2.08% in 2011).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Estonia in 2012 over 2011 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 $826,535,658;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $27,217,882;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - an increase of $12,225,729.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Estonia in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $69,656,237.
Russia’s exports to Estonia in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
01 Live animals 459 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 5,629,866 0.15 8,495,653-33.73
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 47,161 0.00 51,578-8.56
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 3,495 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,481 0.00 2,801-11.42
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,542,307 0.10 2,586,12136.97
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 878,595 0.02 697,08426.04
10 Cereals 161,791 0.00 30,452431.30
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 107,125 0.00 41,956155.33
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 262,916 0.01 9,5072,665.50
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,092,110 0.03 652,72067.32
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 461,585 0.01 604,760-23.67
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 869,435 0.02 791,7409.81
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,030,872 0.03 887,95816.09
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 344,443 0.01 200,19472.05
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,281,692 0.06 1,726,33232.17
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,648,656 0.10 4,363,322-16.38
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 905,089 0.02 1,340,766-32.49
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 19,190-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 184,739 0.01 291,056-36.53
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,967,051,057 80.64 2,140,515,39938.61
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 40,224,985 1.09 47,043,676-14.49
29 Organic chemicals 29,149,576 0.79 1,931,6941,409.02
30 Pharmaceutical products 542,477 0.01 520,0664.31
31 Fertilizers 241,354,145 6.56 311,010,382-22.40
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 578,022 0.02 1,027,892-43.77
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,410,746 0.07 2,529,522-4.70
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 700,902 0.02 648,0358.16
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 408,833 0.01 492,306-16.96
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 37,895-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 1,068-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,778,177 0.08 1,124,689147.02
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,516,246 0.23 7,827,6718.80
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8,495,224 0.23 5,570,78552.50
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 2,809,287 0.08 2,586,0818.63
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 20,814 0.00 7,158190.78
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 125,311,765 3.41 121,669,4912.99
45 Cork and articles of cork 116 0.00 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 1,288-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 4 0.00 68,283-99.99
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,091,339 0.11 4,806,083-14.87
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,323,075 0.09 3,271,1021.59
52 Cotton 525,831 0.01 438,04620.04
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,181,559 0.03 1,307,766-9.65
54 Man-made filaments 8,382 0.00 22,250-62.33
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 2,096-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 342,851 0.01 257,46833.16
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2,035 0.00 1,24863.06
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 11,533 0.00 1,237832.34
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 221,665 0.01 245,918-9.86
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 7,130 0.00 9,473-24.73
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 80,445 0.00 119,989-32.96
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,263,181 0.03 1,321,879-4.44
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 142,899 0.00 151,285-5.54
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 796,883 0.02 833,771-4.42
65 Headgear and parts thereof 25,540 0.00 54,353-53.01
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 61,541 0.00 29,873106.01
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 8,629,627 0.23 7,535,94214.51
69 Ceramic products 1,167,602 0.03 1,322,646-11.72
70 Glass and glassware 2,240,902 0.06 2,052,4409.18
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 365,471 0.01 401,373-8.94
72 Iron and steel 42,604,817 1.16 32,561,20430.85
73 Articles of iron or steel 25,806,351 0.70 15,832,99662.99
74 Copper and articles thereof 28,709,970 0.78 27,207,6835.52
75 Nickel and articles thereof 335,101 0.01 48,677588.42
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 20,868,531 0.57 25,012,259-16.57
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 206,180-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 111 0.00 47136.17
80 Tin and articles thereof 406 0.00 520-21.92
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 6,882,169 0.19 13,13052,315.61
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 422,387 0.01 407,2283.72
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 335,849 0.01 441,571-23.94
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 16,469,700 0.45 12,921,85827.46
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 30,712,377 0.83 34,295,563-10.45
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 21,135,712 0.57 8,909,983137.21
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,510,700 0.04 2,908,831-48.07
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 526,527 0.01 181,970189.35
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,129,178 0.03 525,027115.07
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 11,967 0.00 9,49426.05
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 4,278,310 0.12 3,374,87426.77
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 297,285 0.01 8,459,226-96.49
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 94,878 0.00 162,977-41.78
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,598 0.00 0
SS Classified 785,115 0.02 624 37525.74

Russia’s Imports from Estonia

The major share of Russian imports from Estonia in 2012 (and in 2011) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 46.12% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (56.88% in 2011);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 23.57% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (16.88% in 2011);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.65% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (13.32% in 2011);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.13% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (6.17% in 2011);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.81% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (2.27% in 2011);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.76% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (1.19% in 2011);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.62% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (1.10% in 2011).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Estonia in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $16,935,222;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $5,230,588;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - an increase of $4,786,713;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $4,612,728;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $4,299,113;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $3,789,632;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $3,193,992;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $2,728,474;
  • 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) - an increase of $2,519,965.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Estonia in 2012 over 2011 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) - a decrease of $145,336,501;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $52,960,598;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $33,281,560;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $17,335,195;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $7,671,836;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $6,528,088;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $4,812,056;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $2,789,289.
Russia’s imports from Estonia in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
01 Live animals 9,603,437 1.24 42,884,997-77.61
02 Meat and edible meat offal 6,789,043 0.88 2,489,930172.66
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 18,557,290 2.40 16,399,49713.16
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 46,169,769 5.98 50,981,825-9.44
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 272,411 0.04 3,061,700-91.10
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,056,531 0.14 798,99432.23
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 221,539 0.03 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 41,441 0.01 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 643,410 0.08 643,608-0.03
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 248,945 0.03 18,6631,233.90
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,085,805 0.53 4,124,017-0.93
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 182,959 0.02 147,48124.06
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 496,566 0.06 429,34015.66
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7,015,727 0.91 1,785,139293.01
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 27,698 0.00 21,00431.87
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,057,211 0.78 2,863,219111.55
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,320,491 0.43 3,454,323-3.87
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 590,978 0.08 1,993,332-70.35
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 22,786,917 2.95 18,174,18925.38
26 Ores, slag and ash 834,501 0.11 471,97776.81
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5,758,825 0.75 3,859,18149.22
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,241,112 0.16 3,516,556-64.71
29 Organic chemicals 3,086,929 0.40 3,548,516-13.01
30 Pharmaceutical products 15,755,174 2.04 16,321,314-3.47
31 Fertilizers 81,135 0.01 65,49323.88
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 134,043,370 17.37 117,108,14814.46
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 288,735 0.04 300,749-3.99
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 1,602,361 0.21 183,675772.39
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 532,207 0.07 513,1823.71
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,330 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,042,105 0.52 3,240,41724.74
39 Plastics and articles thereof 19,998,200 2.59 21,112,166-5.28
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,231,748 0.16 1,434,641-14.14
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 718,163 0.09 461,81655.51
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4,532 0.00 20,718-78.13
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 923,384 0.12 52,9641,643.42
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,977,484 0.90 5,840,06619.48
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 2,248-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 5,120-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 10,637 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 771,395 0.10 963,936-19.97
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,848,873 0.76 4,939,23218.42
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 4,842 0.00 602704.32
52 Cotton 188,858 0.02 302,890-37.65
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 406,166 0.05 1,028,624-60.51
54 Man-made filaments 358,042 0.05 418,883-14.52
55 Man-made staple fibers 6,232 0.00 15,458-59.68
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 188,050 0.02 982,313-80.86
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 8,548 0.00 3,509143.60
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 77,439 0.01 8868,640.29
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 150,100 0.02 64,070134.28
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 253,695 0.03 106,132139.04
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 198,481 0.03 396,869-49.99
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,098,492 0.53 4,555,901-10.04
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,544,983 0.72 1,755,351215.89
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 845,387 0.11 1,072,367-21.17
65 Headgear and parts thereof 167,136 0.02 154,4978.18
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 5,015-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 17 0.00 122-86.07
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,057,677 0.14 2,878,092-63.25
69 Ceramic products 6,052,017 0.78 4,213,19443.64
70 Glass and glassware 1,601,223 0.21 1,272,11225.87
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,076,658 0.14 1,183,863-9.06
72 Iron and steel 27,470,275 3.56 33,998,363-19.20
73 Articles of iron or steel 15,474,327 2.01 15,095,6872.51
74 Copper and articles thereof 233,003 0.03 422,997-44.92
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,060,426 0.27 2,459,380-16.22
80 Tin and articles thereof 3,692 0.00 2,69736.89
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 83,749 0.01 7,755,585-98.92
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 424,188 0.05 721,308-41.19
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,586,852 0.21 716,961121.33
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 67,741,229 8.78 120,701,827-43.88
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 237,307,441 30.75 382,643,942-37.98
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 5,705,313 0.74 918,600521.09
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 35,089,685 4.55 52,424,880-33.07
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4,574,035 0.59 1,845,561147.84
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,504,555 0.71 5,387,3842.17
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 902 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 24,620 0.00 0
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 10,860,862 1.41 8,340,89730.21
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,251,026 0.42 3,298,497-1.44
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 156,652 0.02 56,720176.18
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 5,168-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia