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Russian trade with Finland in the 1st quarter of 2016

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia's foreign trade in goods with Finland in the first quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia's Trade with Finland

In the 1st quarter of 2016, Russia's trade with Finland was $1,781,776,284, down 34.45% ($936,565,788) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's exports to Finland in the 1st quarter of 2016 were $1,342,270,486, down 38.21% ($830,068,256) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's imports from Finland in the 1st quarter of 2016 were $439,505,798, down 19.50% ($106,497,532) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's trade surplus with Finland in the 1st quarter of 2016 was $902,764,688, a 44.49% decrease ($723,570,724) over the 1st quarter of 2015.

Finland was Russia's 16th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2016 (down from 14th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 1.8311% of Russia's total trade (down from 2.0547% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Finland was Russia's 14th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2016 (down from 12th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 2.1873% of Russia's total exports (down from 2.4066% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Finland was Russia's 20th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2016 (down from 18th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 1.2230% of Russia's total imports (down from 1.2990% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Russia's Exports to Finland

The major share of Russian exports to Finland in the 1st quarter of 2016 (and in the 1st quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 67.25% of Russia's total exports to Finland (78.67% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.28% of Russia's total exports to Finland (13.24% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.16% of Russia's total exports to Finland (4.74% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.16% of Russia's total exports to Finland (0.34% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.92% of Russia's total exports to Finland (1.85% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.04% of Russia's total exports to Finland (0.88% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's exports to Finland in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 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) - an increase of $22,049,504;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - an increase of $9,620,524;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $8,241,311;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $4,971,396;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $4,892,648;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $4,413,519.

The largest declines in Russia's exports to Finland in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 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 $805,822,931;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $43,341,078;
  • 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 $8,326,408;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $6,953,206;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $6,617,297;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $6,430,223;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $5,390,156.
Russia's exports to Finland in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total export
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,178,876 0.16 244.70
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 188 0.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 258,973 0.02 23.88
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 11,362 0.00 69.35
10 Cereals 0 0.00 -100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 7,832 0.00 -40.90
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 -100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,094,458 0.08
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 207,305 0.02 40.59
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 17,282 0.00 -56.46
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 197 0.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 28,295 0.00 -73.46
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,818,462 0.14 -79.27
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 8,386,907 0.62 -2.84
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 969,237 0.07 78.60
26 Ores, slag and ash 11,416,015 0.85 -7.42
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 890,281,228 66.33 -47.51
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 29,594,238 2.20 -21.96
29 Organic chemicals 129,169,711 9.62 -25.12
30 Pharmaceutical products 852,444 0.06 15.50
31 Fertilizers 44,333,455 3.30 -10.84
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 6,133 0.00 126.98
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 96,063 0.01 232.99
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 2,944 0.00 -40.07
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 81 0.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 549,990 0.04 141.41
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,389,417 0.18 -55.61
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,850,184 0.21 -24.59
40 Rubber and articles thereof 22,161,587 1.65 28.33
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 256,783 0.02 739.68
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 247,423 0.02 32.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 10,370,457 0.77 1,282.85
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 91,419,261 6.81 -6.57
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 1,785 0.00 -17.36
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 520,309 0.04 -53.43
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,143,806 0.31 2.36
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 8,275 0.00 5.70
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1 0.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 -100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 205,251 0.02
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,586 0.00 29.93
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 197,860 0.01 -21.84
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 22,925 0.00 87.73
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5,401 0.00 -46.01
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,517,535 0.11 3.84
69 Ceramic products 160,331 0.01 -24.10
70 Glass and glassware 1,640,934 0.12 -9.66
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 -100.00
72 Iron and steel 10,772,022 0.80 -5.49
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,793,891 0.51 185.41
74 Copper and articles thereof 21,460 0.00 -99.68
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 15,677,380 1.17 2.46
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,932,578 0.14 135.68
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 103,471 0.01 -33.05
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,933,545 0.29 196,380.77
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,089,311 0.83 289.37
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 26,212,805 1.95 529.62
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 1,500 0.00 -87.46
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,039,177 0.38 7,334.50
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 46,797 0.00 405.69
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 41,744 0.00 -85.41
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
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 216,841 0.02 7.59
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 954,240 0.07 -6.53
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 18,429 0.00 18.78
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 10,508 0.00 -38.28

Russia's Imports from Finland

The major share of Russian imports from Finland in the 1st quarter of 2016 (and in the 1st quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 31.01% of Russia's total imports from Finland (39.03% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 24.58% of Russia's total imports from Finland (22.87% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 21.35% of Russia's total imports from Finland (17.81% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.01% of Russia's total imports from Finland (7.17% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.95% of Russia's total imports from Finland (5.96% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.06% of Russia's total imports from Finland (3.84% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's imports from Finland in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $10,956,271;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $3,836,523;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $2,766,142;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2,017,409;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $1,425,444.

The largest declines in Russia's imports from Finland in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 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 $56,623,933;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $15,482,176;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $13,557,695;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $7,514,119;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $6,390,965;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $5,743,583;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $4,722,819;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $4,467,572;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $3,522,454;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $3,275,959;
  • 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) - a decrease of $2,113,317;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $1,526,706.
Russia's imports from Finland in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total import
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
01 Live animals 298,809 0.07 362.97
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,846 0.00 -68.60
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 25,351 0.01 221.18
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,379,541 0.31 336.87
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 254,342 0.06 -70.98
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 534,678 0.12 2.42
10 Cereals 20,964 0.00 -81.57
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,644,854 0.83 -16.62
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,384 0.00 1,020.53
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 35,325 0.01
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 -100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 186,718 0.04 -27.57
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,105,134 0.25 427.12
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 602,933 0.14 -7.37
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,775,504 0.40 86.78
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,284,196 1.20 14.54
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 404,491 0.09 -0.63
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 783,285 0.18 -25.02
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,449,240 1.01 -14.03
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,456,740 0.33 5.30
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,230,507 0.28 -0.09
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 24,926,799 5.67 -20.41
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 12,511,527 2.85 -2.65
29 Organic chemicals 2,839,481 0.65 1.13
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,651,919 2.20 26.42
31 Fertilizers 180,879 0.04 34.09
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 14,127,658 3.21 -24.03
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,846,405 0.65 48.56
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 13,997,846 3.18 0.31
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,442,667 0.56 -19.10
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,660,061 1.74 -16.62
39 Plastics and articles thereof 35,965,800 8.18 -27.38
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,786,478 1.32 10.33
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 45,706 0.01 -54.65
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,146,350 0.26 30.54
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,916,996 0.44 -19.48
45 Cork and articles of cork 12,682 0.00 9,655.38
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 1,990 0.00 22.24
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,828,335 0.64 -53.67
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 86,360,647 19.65 4.65
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,707,772 0.62 -56.54
52 Cotton 1,947 0.00
54 Man-made filaments 3,308 0.00 -56.46
55 Man-made staple fibers 6,155 0.00 58.92
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 153,073 0.03 -53.39
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 45,583 0.01 343.80
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 119,199 0.03 -16.05
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,063,154 0.24 51.85
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 4,541 0.00 130.86
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 298,608 0.07 32.30
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,146,200 0.26 -44.63
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 161,552 0.04 -20.26
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 194,384 0.04 -34.16
65 Headgear and parts thereof 325,968 0.07 16.88
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 14 0.00 -68.18
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2,341 0.00 -82.91
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,612,328 0.59 -27.86
69 Ceramic products 311,668 0.07 -0.42
70 Glass and glassware 620,415 0.14 -51.67
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,063 0.00
72 Iron and steel 9,714,339 2.21 -37.16
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,382,744 1.45 -54.07
74 Copper and articles thereof 14,422,375 3.28 316.10
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,995,208 1.36 85.66
79 Zinc and articles thereof 103,505 0.02 77.55
80 Tin and articles thereof 808 0.00 -1.94
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 20,604 0.00 929.17
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,174,539 0.49 20.12
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 795,333 0.18 -33.58
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 78,488,824 17.86 -16.48
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 34,305,468 7.81 -62.27
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 202,438 0.05 -52.83
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 14,763,550 3.36 -24.24
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,441,773 0.56 140.25
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,080,178 1.38 -16.13
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 166,023 0.04 24.48
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 3,838,812 0.87 -35.51
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 985,026 0.22 20.30
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 103,543 0.02 -43.71
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 409 0.00 31.51
SS Classified 10,958 0.00 -98.03
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia