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Russian trade with Switzerland 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 Switzerland in 2014: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Switzerland

In 2014, Russia’s trade with Switzerland was $7,101,502,045, down 39.69% ($4,674,440,746) from 2013.

Russia’s exports to Switzerland in 2014 were $3,843,087,371, down 56.29% ($4,949,360,383) from 2013.

Russia’s imports from Switzerland in 2014 totaled $3,258,414,674, up 9.21% ($274,919,637) from 2013.

Russia’s trade surplus with Switzerland in 2014 was $584,672,697, a 89.93% decrease ($5,224,280,020) over 2013.

Switzerland was Russia’s 24th largest trading partner in 2014 (down from 16th in 2013), accounting for 0.9070% of Russia’s total trade (down from 1.3982% in 2013).

Switzerland was Russia’s 28th largest export market in 2014 (down from 17th in 2013), accounting for 0.7733% of Russia’s total exports (down from 1.6676% in 2013).

Switzerland was Russia’s 21st largest supplier in 2014 (up from 25th in 2013), accounting for 1.1394% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.9472% in 2013).

Russia’s Exports to Switzerland

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 62.18% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (39.47% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.03% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (6.73% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 12.54% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (50.19% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.82% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (1.60% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.57% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (0.78% in 2013).

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

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $126,544,995;
  • 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 $60,709,871;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $17,518,435.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Switzerland 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) - a decrease of $3,931,976,863;
  • 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) - a decrease of $1,080,575,681;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $90,719,122;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $42,178,225;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $23,375,166.
Russia’s exports to Switzerland in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
01 Live animals 12,850 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,357,889 0.06 2,319,3791.66
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 142,859 0.00 160,600-11.05
10 Cereals 9,678,234 0.25 1,133,048754.18
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 26 0.00 6333.33
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 97,248 0.00 3,626,416-97.32
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 16,515-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 260 0.00 597-56.45
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 6,160 0.00 5,28616.53
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,055 0.00 66658.41
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 894 0.00 4,449-79.91
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 14,832-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,791 0.00 12,014-85.09
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,125,747 0.03 974,65215.50
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 18,552 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 17,321,288 0.45 10,761,76360.95
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 839,883 0.02 3,99220,939.15
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 1,904-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 481,258,385 12.52 4,413,235,248-89.10
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 286,678,697 7.46 225,968,82626.87
29 Organic chemicals 19,516,844 0.51 9,819,52998.76
30 Pharmaceutical products 758,959 0.02 74,334921.01
31 Fertilizers 234,552,644 6.10 325,271,766-27.89
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 480 0.00 802,757-99.94
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 388,301 0.01 451,691-14.03
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 381 0.00 2,462-84.52
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 88,566-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 10,299,682 0.27 7,404,90139.09
39 Plastics and articles thereof 13,140,928 0.34 5,020,578161.74
40 Rubber and articles thereof 12,377,175 0.32 17,056,442-27.43
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 105,725-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 31,592 0.00 49,899-36.69
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 5,807,604 0.15 10,303,838-43.64
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,663,195 0.12 4,386,9796.30
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 24,229,734 0.63 66,407,959-63.51
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 298,420 0.01 122,855142.90
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 103,225 0.00 680,508-84.83
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 791,962 0.02 313,811152.37
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 227-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 743 0.00 302,376.67
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,711 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 42,425 0.00 164,736-74.25
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 117,047 0.00 119,309-1.90
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 105,804 0.00 77,00037.41
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 12,815 0.00 12,947-1.02
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,815 0.00 12,215-76.95
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 393-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 57,021 0.00 47,20120.80
69 Ceramic products 12,915 0.00 2,906344.43
70 Glass and glassware 86,216 0.00 9,295827.55
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,389,803,459 62.18 3,470,379,140-31.14
72 Iron and steel 545,955 0.01 23,921,121-97.72
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,263,394 0.03 779,35162.11
74 Copper and articles thereof 13,723 0.00 8641,488.31
75 Nickel and articles thereof 114,317 0.00 2,9083,831.12
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 214,217,371 5.57 87,672,376144.34
78 Lead and articles thereof 45,160,536 1.18 27,642,10163.38
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 542,447 0.01 223,362142.86
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 195,495 0.01 1,03718,751.98
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 53,564 0.00 66,759-19.77
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 48,429,951 1.26 52,511,536-7.77
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 7,618,554 0.20 5,749,16832.52
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 0 0.00 15,818-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 69,898 0.00 2,787,749-97.49
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 12,169 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,359,651 0.11 7,435,657-41.37
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,887,384 0.08 3,123,742-7.57
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,770 0.00 732141.80
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 206,548 0.01 247,751-16.63
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 190,530 0.00 206,697-7.82
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 7,562 0.00 7,653-1.19
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 32,598 0.00 8,475284.64
SS Classified 418,039 0.01 2 612 705-84.00

Russia’s Imports from Switzerland

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 34.90% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (42.64% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 29.13% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (32.24% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.69% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (3.56% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.70% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (9.46% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.99% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (0.52% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.83% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (1.45% in 2013).

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

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $378,823,988;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $89,655,703;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - an increase of $33,526,437;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - an increase of $17,135,481;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $17,073,279;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $13,823,021;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $10,610,948;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $9,924,418.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Switzerland in 2014 over 2013 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 $200,282,071;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $30,283,267;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $19,108,877;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $14,242,894;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $12,604,488;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $10,896,513.
Russia’s imports from Switzerland in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
01 Live animals 2,212 0.00 9,734-77.28
02 Meat and edible meat offal 5,520,881 0.17 49,82810,979.88
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 22,257,668 0.68 8,434,647163.88
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 5 0.00 20,207-99.98
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 719,579 0.02 710,279,600.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,073,015 0.06 2,34488,339.21
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 32,072,807 0.98 33,906,705-5.41
10 Cereals 0 0.00 863-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 28 0.00 5,139-99.46
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2,430,617 0.07 2,460,645-1.22
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 40,337 0.00 170,406-76.33
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 235,005 0.01 25,643816.45
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,438,548 0.04 1,531,963-6.10
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 21,583,423 0.66 21,833,950-1.15
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 96,249,842 2.95 110,492,736-12.89
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,845,514 0.06 1,863,495-0.96
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 52,028,745 1.60 59,469,424-12.51
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 20,079,388 0.62 19,304,7434.01
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 466,966 0.01 395,21418.16
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 24,319,180 0.75 22,335,0048.88
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 692,236 0.02 19,3873,470.62
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 509,891 0.02 654,517-22.10
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,824,202 0.12 3,169,50120.66
29 Organic chemicals 27,932,677 0.86 22,128,49426.23
30 Pharmaceutical products 574,694,679 17.64 593,803,556-3.22
31 Fertilizers 20,709 0.00 16,37326.48
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 47,791,567 1.47 44,824,4996.62
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 99,766,281 3.06 112,370,769-11.22
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 15,336,952 0.47 15,208,8850.84
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5,244,230 0.16 5,845,158-10.28
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 5,473 0.00 5,674-3.54
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,031,077 0.03 1,182,850-12.83
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 78,868,078 2.42 68,943,66014.39
39 Plastics and articles thereof 90,372,534 2.77 90,617,750-0.27
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,340,697 0.13 3,794,18714.40
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 136,289 0.00 255,691-46.70
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 634,638 0.02 1,046,251-39.34
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 36,726 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,304,978 0.19 9,513,334-33.72
45 Cork and articles of cork 714,925 0.02 569,00725.64
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 17,216,148 0.53 28,112,661-38.76
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,709,911 0.08 5,096,826-46.83
50 Silk 29,036 0.00 26,7898.39
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 48,898 0.00 5359,039.81
52 Cotton 18,935 0.00 58,299-67.52
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 2,056 0.00 7,376-72.13
54 Man-made filaments 17,426,264 0.53 352,9854,836.83
55 Man-made staple fibers 450,399 0.01 586,449-23.20
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,368,592 0.04 823,50766.19
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 269,715 0.01 249,4288.13
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 26,879 0.00 145,713-81.55
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 37,694,642 1.16 4,168,205804.34
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 69,495 0.00 22,844204.22
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,331,293 0.07 2,728,262-14.55
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,470,413 0.08 2,646,971-6.67
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,685,939 0.05 2,737,967-38.42
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 627,154 0.02 526,74719.06
65 Headgear and parts thereof 206,591 0.01 521,227-60.36
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 3,061 0.00 4,450-31.21
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 4,627 0.00 2,57179.97
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,800,578 0.18 5,509,9125.28
69 Ceramic products 1,770,382 0.05 1,001,24476.82
70 Glass and glassware 2,722,625 0.08 4,364,345-37.62
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 19,708,257 0.60 19,589,6990.61
72 Iron and steel 1,595,581 0.05 1,094,15845.83
73 Articles of iron or steel 36,725,681 1.13 38,577,601-4.80
74 Copper and articles thereof 381,374,603 11.70 2,550,61514,852.26
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,497,582 0.05 532,620181.17
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,088,580 0.19 3,153,62493.07
78 Lead and articles thereof 50,520 0.00 6867,264.43
79 Zinc and articles thereof 99,047 0.00 94,7254.56
80 Tin and articles thereof 4,656 0.00 14,535-67.97
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,166,366 0.04 656,97377.54
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 48,347,259 1.48 57,550,149-15.99
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,566,560 0.05 2,114,201-25.90
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 599,053,691 18.38 509,397,98817.60
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 226,415,896 6.95 426,697,967-46.94
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 959,211 0.03 5,496,434-82.55
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 47,757,516 1.47 37,146,56828.57
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 3,258-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 263,040,820 8.07 293,324,087-10.32
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 272,230,431 8.35 255,094,9506.72
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 236,682 0.01 99,384138.15
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 4,274,219 0.13 4,997,988-14.48
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 496,442 0.02 2,269,882-78.13
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,221,836 0.10 3,978,825-19.03
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,416,561 0.10 9,45336,042.61
SS Classified 2,510,445 0.08 3 071 114-18.26
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia