Russian foreign trade
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Russian trade with Canada in 2013

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Canada in 2013: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Canada

In 2013, Russia’s trade with Canada was $2,267,425,897, down 19.31% ($542,517,047) from 2012.

Russia’s exports to Canada in 2013 totaled $471,420,590, up 36.55% ($126,178,517) from 2012.

Russia’s imports from Canada in 2013 were $1,796,005,307, down 27.13% ($668,695,564) from 2012.

Russia’s trade deficit with Canada in 2013 was $1,324,584,717, a 37.50% decrease ($794,874,081) over 2012.

Canada was Russia’s 48th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 41st in 2012), accounting for 0.2692% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.3337% in 2012).

Canada was Russia’s 69th largest export market in 2013 (up from 71st in 2012), accounting for 0.0894% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0658% in 2012).

Canada was Russia’s 31st largest supplier in 2013 (down from 26th in 2012), accounting for 0.5702% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.7769% in 2012).

Russia’s Exports to Canada

The major share of Russian exports to Canada in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 32.70% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (32.91% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 25.53% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (17.13% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 12.15% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (4.99% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.56% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (10.51% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.15% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (5.08% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.71% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (2.52% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Canada in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $59,321,055;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $39,223,582;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $29,745,655;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $12,622,018;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $3,375,798;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $2,147,777;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $2,068,643.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Canada in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $6,201,664;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $5,625,686;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $2,637,454;
  • 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) - a decrease of $2,141,753.
Russia’s exports to Canada in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
01 Live animals 0 0.00 16,500-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 5,058,880 1.07 1,683,082200.57
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 95,738 0.02 62,31153.65
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 35,182 0.01 38,300-8.14
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,562 0.00 6,755-76.88
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 30,126 0.01 31,300-3.75
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 108,072 0.02 94,56014.29
10 Cereals 2,322 0.00 8,981-74.15
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 283,493 0.06 177,16860.01
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,615 0.00 1,95533.76
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 69 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 42,105 0.01 41,2082.18
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 10,044 0.00 6,87146.18
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,265,625 0.27 127,796890.35
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 861,632 0.18 834,2343.28
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 347,324 0.07 319,3148.77
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 262,045 0.06 740,761-64.62
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 174,075 0.04 208,473-16.50
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,645,440 0.56 2,556,3353.49
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 2,383-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,562,221 0.33 1,757,632-11.12
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 70,669 0.01 2,8262,400.67
26 Ores, slag and ash 747,700 0.16 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 56,448,865 11.97 17,225,283227.71
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 22,950,372 4.87 25,587,826-10.31
29 Organic chemicals 781,494 0.17 1,022,202-23.55
30 Pharmaceutical products 51 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 85,415,337 18.12 55,669,68253.43
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 61,162 0.01 56310,763.59
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 767,251 0.16 559,58737.11
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 376 0.00 27934.77
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 208-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 267,750 0.06 142,80587.49
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 26,040 0.01 21,06223.63
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 418,875 0.09 507,117-17.40
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,401,219 1.15 4,671,51115.62
40 Rubber and articles thereof 38,066,333 8.07 25,444,31549.61
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 7,104 0.00 5,83321.79
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 950,589 0.20 1,072,346-11.35
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 18,728,261 3.97 16,659,61812.42
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 114,937 0.02 216,713-46.96
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 699,622 0.15 649,9787.64
52 Cotton 34,580 0.01 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 9,449 0.00 1068,814.15
54 Man-made filaments 1,558 0.00 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 112 0.00 6669.70
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 710 0.00 72886.11
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 124 0.00 926-86.61
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 118,500 0.03 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 41,019 0.01 88,540-53.67
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 62,361 0.01 7,171769.63
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 240,567 0.05 191,73125.47
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 23,662 0.01 9,210156.92
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4,446 0.00 5,801-23.36
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 2,616 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 50,118 0.01 110,376-54.59
69 Ceramic products 22,851 0.00 275,292-91.70
70 Glass and glassware 53,840 0.01 211,196-74.51
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 628,266 0.13 528,09918.97
72 Iron and steel 114,727,136 24.34 55,406,081107.07
73 Articles of iron or steel 242,328 0.05 276,613-12.39
74 Copper and articles thereof 9,380 0.00 11,804-20.54
75 Nickel and articles thereof 429,316 0.09 346,52923.89
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,574,301 0.55 426,524503.55
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,330,870 0.49 2,627,537-11.29
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 47,199 0.01 45,3714.03
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 12,333 0.00 4,124199.05
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 10,121,200 2.15 16,322,864-37.99
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 3,187,960 0.68 3,740,062-14.76
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 1,392,381 0.30 3,534,134-60.60
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 476,260 0.10 753,993-36.83
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 9,876 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,318,545 1.34 11,944,231-47.10
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 77,169 0.02 51,33650.32
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 21 0.00 9133.33
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 2,069,162 0.44 2,853,388-27.48
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 141,118 0.03 79,85476.72
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,219 0.00 1,099374.89
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,880 0.00 20,050-80.65
SS Classified 81,237,580 17.23 87 192 211-6.83

Russia’s Imports from Canada

The major share of Russian imports from Canada in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 42.25% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (36.81% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 25.54% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (33.57% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.18% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (6.28% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.75% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (3.66% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.07% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (1.76% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.01% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (0.71% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Canada in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $20,566,632;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $12,595,077;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $10,983,460;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $6,701,483.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Canada in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $372,931,980;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $74,283,486;
  • 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 $37,262,225;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $29,211,917;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $20,238,128;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $10,032,097.
Russia’s imports from Canada in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
01 Live animals 17,375,948 0.97 16,042,3478.31
02 Meat and edible meat offal 257,793,896 14.35 630,725,876-59.13
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 119,330,180 6.64 120,578,697-1.04
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 8,038,683 0.45 8,958,208-10.26
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,068,720 0.17 3,033,3931.16
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 205,720 0.01 367,812-44.07
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,691,378 0.15 1,885,29842.76
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,099,404 0.12 1,827,59314.87
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 88,805 0.00 103,218-13.96
10 Cereals 2,454,323 0.14 1,717,40142.91
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 179,622 0.01 218,631-17.84
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,246,542 0.13 5,499,710-59.15
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 36,565 0.00 53,787-32.02
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 40,125 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 96,367 0.01 46,296108.15
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 404,724 0.02 382,2795.87
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 661,162 0.04 705,991-6.35
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 384,249 0.02 40,329852.79
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 447,714 0.02 758,877-41.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 390,869 0.02 727,845-46.30
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,446,609 0.14 1,693,84344.44
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 14,030,146 0.78 9,501,41247.66
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 24,070,627 1.34 22,546,3616.76
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 170,106 0.01 100,29969.60
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,435,718 0.19 1,381,716148.66
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 14,766,548 0.82 16,180,010-8.74
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,585,843 0.26 5,126,679-10.55
29 Organic chemicals 483,685 0.03 222,852117.04
30 Pharmaceutical products 92,884,858 5.17 72,318,22628.44
31 Fertilizers 14,187 0.00 11,54722.86
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,596,935 0.09 1,759,092-9.22
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 14,884,344 0.83 14,756,3420.87
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 17,296,357 0.96 14,004,96523.50
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,625,940 0.20 3,455,9724.92
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 414,670 0.02 511,619-18.95
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 173,165 0.01 144,87319.53
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,471,185 0.42 8,574,857-12.87
39 Plastics and articles thereof 24,274,378 1.35 21,354,22013.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 15,178,809 0.85 12,423,22222.18
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 512,228 0.03 632,281-18.99
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2,040,480 0.11 2,903,375-29.72
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 52,263,725 2.91 41,280,26526.61
45 Cork and articles of cork 62 0.00 2,736-97.73
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 134 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 70 0.00 342,397-99.98
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,374,636 0.08 1,270,2748.22
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,493,843 0.08 525,313184.37
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 833-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 194-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 34,845 0.00 35,133-0.82
55 Man-made staple fibers 4,321 0.00 8,835-51.09
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 662,144 0.04 504,52531.24
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 260,336 0.01 242,0387.56
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 39,349 0.00 9,992293.81
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 489,996 0.03 366,04933.86
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 766,389 0.04 774,545-1.05
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 832,117 0.05 1,096,647-24.12
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,350,739 0.30 2,442,601119.06
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,658,984 0.09 2,423,535-31.55
65 Headgear and parts thereof 512,885 0.03 548,115-6.43
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 13,656 0.00 19,581-30.26
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 22,542 0.00 28,728-21.53
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 962,341 0.05 2,102,998-54.24
69 Ceramic products 302,139 0.02 238,65326.60
70 Glass and glassware 775,791 0.04 686,41713.02
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 182,815 0.01 225,029-18.76
72 Iron and steel 14,658,187 0.82 7,956,70484.22
73 Articles of iron or steel 52,723,714 2.94 62,755,811-15.99
74 Copper and articles thereof 584,548 0.03 541,7927.89
75 Nickel and articles thereof 684,113 0.04 1,876,936-63.55
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,573,273 0.20 1,497,589138.60
78 Lead and articles thereof 100 0.00 320-68.75
79 Zinc and articles thereof 8,743 0.00 5,41861.37
80 Tin and articles thereof 12,910 0.00 12,923-0.10
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 821,205 0.05 243,757236.89
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 10,957,864 0.61 14,090,682-22.23
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,217,462 0.07 1,107,2969.95
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 476,724,458 26.54 505,936,375-5.77
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 105,157,944 5.86 142,420,169-26.16
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 341,702 0.02 331,4843.08
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 80,529,653 4.48 154,813,139-47.98
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 26,860,643 1.50 14,265,56688.29
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 69,263,795 3.86 89,501,923-22.61
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 93,936 0.01 43,449116.20
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 167,155 0.01 246,005-32.05
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 7,183,299 0.40 9,151,260-21.50
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,062,876 0.23 6,387,139-36.39
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,957,099 0.16 3,330,095-11.20
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6,742 0.00 0
SS Classified 207,018,213 11.53 389 732 255-46.88
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia