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Russian trade with Switzerland in 2015

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 2015: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Switzerland

In 2015, Russia’s trade with Switzerland was $4,619,157,055, down 34.96% ($2,482,344,990) from 2014.

Russia’s exports to Switzerland in 2015 were $2,645,206,984, down 31.17% ($1,197,880,387) from 2014.

Russia’s imports from Switzerland in 2015 were $1,973,950,071, down 39.42% ($1,284,464,603) from 2014.

Russia’s trade surplus with Switzerland in 2015 was $671,256,913, a 14.81% increase ($86,584,216) over 2014.

Switzerland was Russia’s 24th largest trading partner in 2015 (just as in 2014), accounting for 0.8777% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.9070% in 2014).

Switzerland was Russia’s 25th largest export market in 2015 (up from 28th in 2014), accounting for 0.7699% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.7733% in 2014).

Switzerland was Russia’s 23rd largest supplier in 2015 (down from 21st in 2014), accounting for 1.0806% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.1394% in 2014).

Russia’s Exports to Switzerland

The major share of Russian exports to Switzerland in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 50.08% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (62.18% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 17.91% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (12.54% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.35% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (6.82% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.39% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (15.03% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.21% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (1.57% in 2014).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Switzerland in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $205,094,865;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $76,293,295.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Switzerland in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $1,065,186,542;
  • 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 $175,911,996;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $146,112,223;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $24,000,636;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $17,847,241;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - a decrease of $17,017,090;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $13,889,265;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $11,440,707;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $10,900,121;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $10,159,284.
Russia’s exports to Switzerland in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
01 Live animals 3,653 0.00 12,850-71.57
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,699,750 0.10 2,357,88914.50
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 27,311 0.00 142,859-80.88
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 155 0.00 0
10 Cereals 9,041,803 0.34 9,678,234-6.58
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 26-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 288,712 0.01 97,248196.88
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,060 0.00 260307.69
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 6,160-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 441 0.00 1,055-58.20
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 894-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 578 0.00 1,791-67.73
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 831,046 0.03 1,125,747-26.18
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 12,231 0.00 18,552-34.07
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 6,421,167 0.24 17,321,288-62.93
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 20,663 0.00 839,883-97.54
26 Ores, slag and ash 2,529,538 0.10 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 471,099,101 17.81 481,258,385-2.11
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 110,766,701 4.19 286,678,697-61.36
29 Organic chemicals 1,669,603 0.06 19,516,844-91.45
30 Pharmaceutical products 12,820 0.00 758,959-98.31
31 Fertilizers 220,663,379 8.34 234,552,644-5.92
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 28,062 0.00 4805,746.25
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,257,181 0.05 388,301223.76
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 44,456 0.00 38111,568.24
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 98,164 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9,232,160 0.35 10,299,682-10.36
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,700,221 0.06 13,140,928-87.06
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8,671,399 0.33 12,377,175-29.94
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 22,826 0.00 31,592-27.75
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 4,386,614 0.17 5,807,604-24.47
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,898,221 0.11 4,663,195-37.85
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 229,098 0.01 24,229,734-99.05
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 128,390 0.00 298,420-56.98
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 595,090 0.02 103,225476.50
54 Man-made filaments 1,155,167 0.04 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 655,568 0.02 791,962-17.22
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 20 0.00 743-97.31
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 1,711-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7,297 0.00 42,425-82.80
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 60,639 0.00 117,047-48.19
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 731 0.00 105,804-99.31
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 103,892 0.00 12,815710.71
65 Headgear and parts thereof 9,023 0.00 2,815220.53
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 440 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 49,190 0.00 57,021-13.73
69 Ceramic products 5,911 0.00 12,915-54.23
70 Glass and glassware 77,245 0.00 86,216-10.41
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,324,616,917 50.08 2,389,803,459-44.57
72 Iron and steel 739,308 0.03 545,95535.42
73 Articles of iron or steel 576,610 0.02 1,263,394-54.36
74 Copper and articles thereof 76,307,018 2.88 13,723555,952.01
75 Nickel and articles thereof 205,209,182 7.76 114,317179,408.89
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 68,105,148 2.57 214,217,371-68.21
78 Lead and articles thereof 28,143,446 1.06 45,160,536-37.68
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 447,642 0.02 542,447-17.48
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 35,742 0.00 195,495-81.72
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,813 0.00 53,564-92.88
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 47,573,236 1.80 48,429,951-1.77
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 6,840,234 0.26 7,618,554-10.22
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 40,614 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 328,163 0.01 69,898369.49
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 12,169-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,722,597 0.14 4,359,651-14.61
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,859,890 0.11 2,887,384-0.95
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4 0.00 1,770-99.77
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 22,072 0.00 206,548-89.31
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 195,936 0.01 190,5302.84
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 32,562 0.00 7,562330.60
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 9,116 0.00 32,598-72.04
SS Classified 21,891,017 0.83 418 0395,136.60

Russia’s Imports from Switzerland

The major share of Russian imports from Switzerland in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 38.50% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (29.13% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 33.99% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (34.90% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.59% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (8.70% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.83% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (14.69% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.61% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (1.99% in 2014).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Switzerland in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Switzerland in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $379,100,826;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $258,952,569;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $99,500,652;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $87,516,921;
  • 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 $83,637,695;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $74,553,142;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $39,029,628;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $35,262,677;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - a decrease of $30,160,496;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $23,884,248;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $20,569,221;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $19,386,034;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $16,708,814;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $15,078,225;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $14,022,282;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $11,642,800;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $9,213,586;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $7,693,120;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $7,011,701;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $6,011,318.
Russia’s imports from Switzerland in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
01 Live animals 0 0.00 2,212-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 4,723,865 0.24 5,520,881-14.44
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 16,601,913 0.84 22,257,668-25.41
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 25 0.00 5400.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 142,482 0.01 719,579-80.20
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 554,989 0.03 2,073,015-73.23
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 25,061,106 1.27 32,072,807-21.86
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 28-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,825,835 0.09 2,430,617-24.88
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 11,599 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 34,538 0.00 40,337-14.38
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 68,076 0.00 235,005-71.03
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 948,193 0.05 1,438,548-34.09
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 12,369,837 0.63 21,583,423-42.69
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 75,680,621 3.83 96,249,842-21.37
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,393,074 0.07 1,845,514-24.52
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 32,642,711 1.65 52,028,745-37.26
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 14,068,070 0.71 20,079,388-29.94
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 62,261 0.00 466,966-86.67
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 22,812,132 1.16 24,319,180-6.20
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 886,369 0.04 692,23628.04
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 532,787 0.03 509,8914.49
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,284,639 0.17 3,824,202-14.11
29 Organic chemicals 24,243,477 1.23 27,932,677-13.21
30 Pharmaceutical products 475,194,027 24.07 574,694,679-17.31
31 Fertilizers 19,322 0.00 20,709-6.70
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 36,148,767 1.83 47,791,567-24.36
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 85,743,999 4.34 99,766,281-14.06
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 12,345,680 0.63 15,336,952-19.50
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5,144,926 0.26 5,244,230-1.89
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 38,008 0.00 5,473594.46
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 850,797 0.04 1,031,077-17.48
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 62,159,264 3.15 78,868,078-21.19
39 Plastics and articles thereof 51,342,906 2.60 90,372,534-43.19
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,376,524 0.17 4,340,697-22.21
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 136,289-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 371,750 0.02 634,638-41.42
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,297 0.00 36,726-96.47
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,093,184 0.16 6,304,978-50.94
45 Cork and articles of cork 569,441 0.03 714,925-20.35
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 29 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9,523,028 0.48 17,216,148-44.69
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,607,827 0.23 2,709,91170.04
50 Silk 18,676 0.00 29,036-35.68
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 38,307 0.00 48,898-21.66
52 Cotton 40,261 0.00 18,935112.63
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 2,056-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 17,943,151 0.91 17,426,2642.97
55 Man-made staple fibers 346,765 0.02 450,399-23.01
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 662,109 0.03 1,368,592-51.62
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 184,886 0.01 269,715-31.45
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 62,403 0.00 26,879132.16
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 7,534,146 0.38 37,694,642-80.01
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 38,221 0.00 69,495-45.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,487,990 0.08 2,331,293-36.17
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,053,889 0.10 2,470,413-16.86
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 593,752 0.03 1,685,939-64.78
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 535,186 0.03 627,154-14.66
65 Headgear and parts thereof 150,857 0.01 206,591-26.98
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 5,266 0.00 3,06172.04
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 393 0.00 4,627-91.51
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,972,990 0.30 5,800,5782.97
69 Ceramic products 1,465,733 0.07 1,770,382-17.21
70 Glass and glassware 1,854,133 0.09 2,722,625-31.90
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 14,920,171 0.76 19,708,257-24.29
72 Iron and steel 3,102,946 0.16 1,595,58194.47
73 Articles of iron or steel 21,647,456 1.10 36,725,681-41.06
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,273,777 0.12 381,374,603-99.40
75 Nickel and articles thereof 170,337 0.01 1,497,582-88.63
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,118,616 0.11 6,088,580-65.20
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,076 0.00 50,520-97.87
79 Zinc and articles thereof 13,990 0.00 99,047-85.88
80 Tin and articles thereof 13,054 0.00 4,656180.37
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,170,606 0.06 1,166,3660.36
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 24,463,011 1.24 48,347,259-49.40
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 902,329 0.05 1,566,560-42.40
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 340,101,122 17.23 599,053,691-43.23
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 142,778,201 7.23 226,415,896-36.94
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 74,811 0.00 959,211-92.20
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 12,494,839 0.63 47,757,516-73.84
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 175,523,899 8.89 263,040,820-33.27
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 197,677,289 10.01 272,230,431-27.39
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 21,028 0.00 236,682-91.12
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 2,389,998 0.12 4,274,219-44.08
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 637,395 0.03 496,44228.39
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,551,505 0.08 3,221,836-51.84
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 59,710 0.00 3,416,561-98.25
SS Classified 374,416 0.02 2 510 445-85.09
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia