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Russian trade with Canada in 2014

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 2014: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Canada

In 2014, Russia’s trade with Canada was $2,199,281,704, down 3.01% ($68,144,193) from 2013.

Russia’s exports to Canada in 2014 totaled $699,582,654, up 48.40% ($228,162,064) from 2013.

Russia’s imports from Canada in 2014 were $1,499,699,050, down 16.50% ($296,306,257) from 2013.

Russia’s trade deficit with Canada in 2014 was $800,116,396, a 39.59% decrease ($524,468,321) over 2013.

Canada was Russia’s 43rd largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 48th in 2013), accounting for 0.2809% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2692% in 2013).

Canada was Russia’s 65th largest export market in 2014 (up from 69th in 2013), accounting for 0.1408% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0894% in 2013).

Canada was Russia’s 33rd largest supplier in 2014 (down from 31st in 2013), accounting for 0.5244% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.5702% in 2013).

Russia’s Exports to Canada

The major share of Russian exports to Canada in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 27.71% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (25.53% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 24.37% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (32.70% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 24.10% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (12.15% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.94% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (4.56% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.39% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (4.15% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.21% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (2.71% in 2013).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Canada in 2014 over 2013 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 $110,766,713;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $70,164,443;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $58,345,565;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $7,424,871;
  • 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 $7,148,916;
  • 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 $4,620,249;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $4,042,262;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $3,332,717;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2,530,236.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Canada in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $47,950,519;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $3,653,086.
Russia’s exports to Canada in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,405,794 0.20 5,058,880-72.21
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 167,061 0.02 95,73874.50
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 28,732 0.00 35,182-18.33
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 11,923 0.00 1,562663.32
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 25,305 0.00 30,126-16.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 229,554 0.03 108,072112.41
10 Cereals 7,955 0.00 2,322242.59
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 303,916 0.04 283,4937.20
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 2,615-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 69-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 139,584 0.02 42,105231.51
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 25,021 0.00 10,044149.11
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 312,935 0.04 1,265,625-75.27
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,050,704 0.15 861,63221.94
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 566,985 0.08 347,32463.24
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 442,039 0.06 262,04568.69
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 270,531 0.04 174,07555.41
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,621,769 0.37 2,645,440-0.89
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 177 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 831,838 0.12 1,562,221-46.75
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,103 0.00 70,669-92.78
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,398,670 0.20 747,70087.06
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 167,215,578 23.90 56,448,865196.22
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 30,099,288 4.30 22,950,37231.15
29 Organic chemicals 1,357,569 0.19 781,49473.71
30 Pharmaceutical products 637 0.00 511,149.02
31 Fertilizers 37,464,818 5.36 85,415,337-56.14
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,820 0.00 61,162-92.12
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 15,930 0.00 767,251-97.92
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 1,592 0.00 376323.40
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 267,750-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 27,024 0.00 26,0403.78
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 596,538 0.09 418,87542.41
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,480,515 0.64 5,401,219-17.05
40 Rubber and articles thereof 96,411,898 13.78 38,066,333153.27
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 11,924 0.00 7,10467.85
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 482,734 0.07 950,589-49.22
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 22,060,978 3.15 18,728,26117.80
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 148,601 0.02 114,93729.29
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,480,482 0.21 699,622111.61
52 Cotton 0 0.00 34,580-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 2,444 0.00 9,449-74.13
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 1,558-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 359 0.00 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 398 0.00 112255.36
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,006 0.00 71041.69
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 172 0.00 12438.71
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 7,925 0.00 118,500-93.31
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 53,222 0.01 41,01929.75
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 36,072 0.01 62,361-42.16
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 229,529 0.03 240,567-4.59
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 59,086 0.01 23,662149.71
65 Headgear and parts thereof 13,649 0.00 4,446207.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 2,616-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 69,160 0.01 50,11837.99
69 Ceramic products 13,373 0.00 22,851-41.48
70 Glass and glassware 173,575 0.02 53,840222.39
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 678,037 0.10 628,2667.92
72 Iron and steel 184,891,579 26.43 114,727,13661.16
73 Articles of iron or steel 355,725 0.05 242,32846.79
74 Copper and articles thereof 9,386 0.00 9,3800.06
75 Nickel and articles thereof 513,106 0.07 429,31619.52
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,616,563 0.95 2,574,301157.02
78 Lead and articles thereof 32 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 59 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,207,922 0.17 2,330,870-48.18
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 131,681 0.02 47,199178.99
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 106,239 0.02 12,333761.42
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 17,546,071 2.51 10,121,20073.36
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 7,808,209 1.12 3,187,960144.93
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 12,996 0.00 1,392,381-99.07
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 332,961 0.05 476,260-30.09
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 22,718 0.00 9,876130.03
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,848,781 1.26 6,318,54540.04
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 98,887 0.01 77,16928.14
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 87 0.00 21314.29
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 2,401,816 0.34 2,069,16216.08
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 150,057 0.02 141,1186.33
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 10,634 0.00 5,219103.76
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 22,420 0.00 3,880477.84
SS Classified 95,450,196 13.64 81 237 58017.50

Russia’s Imports from Canada

The major share of Russian imports from Canada in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 40.78% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (42.25% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 32.39% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (25.54% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.36% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (10.18% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.51% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (4.75% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.45% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (3.07% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.07% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (1.01% in 2013).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Canada in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $80,481,180;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $14,247,273;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $9,088,993;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $8,816,623;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $7,322,066;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $5,663,173.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Canada in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $121,982,673;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $45,475,806;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $30,082,743;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $25,882,557;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $16,706,258;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $15,844,803;
  • 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 $13,340,657;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $10,565,428;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $8,329,765.
Russia’s imports from Canada in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
01 Live animals 6,810,520 0.45 17,375,948-60.80
02 Meat and edible meat offal 338,275,076 22.56 257,793,89631.22
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 73,854,374 4.92 119,330,180-38.11
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 8,836,532 0.59 8,038,6839.93
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,046,358 0.20 3,068,720-0.73
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 166,667 0.01 205,720-18.98
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,404,760 0.29 2,691,37863.66
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,073,955 0.07 2,099,404-48.84
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 123,187 0.01 88,80538.72
10 Cereals 9,776,389 0.65 2,454,323298.33
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 99,790 0.01 179,622-44.44
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,468,959 0.30 2,246,54298.93
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 71,543 0.00 36,56595.66
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 5,631 0.00 40,125-85.97
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 174,664 0.01 96,36781.25
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 6,712 0.00 404,724-98.34
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,334,217 0.09 661,162101.80
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 394,151 0.03 384,2492.58
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 569,908 0.04 447,71427.29
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 377,356 0.03 390,869-3.46
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,652,248 0.11 2,446,609-32.47
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,700,381 0.38 14,030,146-59.37
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 24,444,923 1.63 24,070,6271.55
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 85,556 0.01 170,106-49.70
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,779,075 0.12 3,435,718-48.22
26 Ores, slag and ash 8,816,623 0.59 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 20,429,721 1.36 14,766,54838.35
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,862,996 0.26 4,585,843-15.76
29 Organic chemicals 354,319 0.02 483,685-26.75
30 Pharmaceutical products 62,802,115 4.19 92,884,858-32.39
31 Fertilizers 190,140 0.01 14,1871,240.24
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,800,135 0.12 1,596,93512.72
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 14,292,076 0.95 14,884,344-3.98
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 13,460,210 0.90 17,296,357-22.18
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,087,478 0.07 3,625,940-70.01
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 212,686 0.01 414,670-48.71
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 93,852 0.01 173,165-45.80
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,518,092 0.43 7,471,185-12.76
39 Plastics and articles thereof 21,307,671 1.42 24,274,378-12.22
40 Rubber and articles thereof 14,431,332 0.96 15,178,809-4.92
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 237,015 0.02 512,228-53.73
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,439,867 0.10 2,040,480-29.43
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 35,557,467 2.37 52,263,725-31.97
45 Cork and articles of cork 1,587 0.00 622,459.68
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 134-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 70-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 473,712 0.03 1,374,636-65.54
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 717,199 0.05 1,493,843-51.99
54 Man-made filaments 16,894 0.00 34,845-51.52
55 Man-made staple fibers 507 0.00 4,321-88.27
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 318,144 0.02 662,144-51.95
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 281,367 0.02 260,3368.08
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 275 0.00 39,349-99.30
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 617,900 0.04 489,99626.10
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,245,844 0.08 766,38962.56
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 719,992 0.05 832,117-13.47
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,722,744 0.11 5,350,739-67.80
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,262,474 0.08 1,658,984-23.90
65 Headgear and parts thereof 418,211 0.03 512,885-18.46
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 9,037 0.00 13,656-33.82
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 58,449 0.00 22,542159.29
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 530,885 0.04 962,341-44.83
69 Ceramic products 356,888 0.02 302,13918.12
70 Glass and glassware 614,604 0.04 775,791-20.78
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 41,226 0.00 182,815-77.45
72 Iron and steel 23,747,180 1.58 14,658,18762.01
73 Articles of iron or steel 36,878,911 2.46 52,723,714-30.05
74 Copper and articles thereof 622,003 0.04 584,5486.41
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,330,554 0.09 684,11394.49
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,491,919 0.17 3,573,273-30.26
78 Lead and articles thereof 81,679 0.01 10081,579.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 4,327 0.00 8,743-50.51
80 Tin and articles thereof 13,262 0.00 12,9102.73
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 297,733 0.02 821,205-63.74
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 15,301,029 1.02 10,957,86439.64
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,871,758 0.12 1,217,46253.74
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 354,741,785 23.65 476,724,458-25.59
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 91,817,287 6.12 105,157,944-12.69
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 578,364 0.04 341,70269.26
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 94,776,926 6.32 80,529,65317.69
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 26,216,768 1.75 26,860,643-2.40
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 43,381,238 2.89 69,263,795-37.37
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 73,447 0.00 93,936-21.81
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 74,614 0.00 167,155-55.36
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 6,769,151 0.45 7,183,299-5.77
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,823,811 0.25 4,062,876-5.88
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,318,947 0.15 2,957,099-21.58
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 10,907 0.00 6,74261.78
SS Classified 88,640,784 5.91 207 018 213-57.18
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia