Russian foreign trade
reports and reviews

Russian trade with Switzerland 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 Switzerland in the first quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia's Trade with Switzerland

In the 1st quarter of 2016, Russia's trade with Switzerland was $962,868,068, down 21.25% ($259,832,212) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's exports to Switzerland in the 1st quarter of 2016 were $601,858,459, down 25.99% ($211,320,599) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's imports from Switzerland in the 1st quarter of 2016 were $361,009,609, down 11.85% ($48,511,613) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's trade surplus with Switzerland in the 1st quarter of 2016 was $240,848,850, a 40.33% decrease ($162,808,986) over the 1st quarter of 2015.

Switzerland was Russia's 21st largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2016 (up from 23rd in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.9895% of Russia's total trade (up from 0.9242% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Switzerland was Russia's 20th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2016 (up from 28th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.9807% of Russia's total exports (up from 0.9009% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Switzerland was Russia's 23rd largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2016 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 1.0045% of Russia's total imports (up from 0.9743% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Russia's Exports to Switzerland

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 45.13% of Russia's total exports to Switzerland (1.53% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 27.40% of Russia's total exports to Switzerland (75.25% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 18.13% of Russia's total exports to Switzerland (9.63% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.59% of Russia's total exports to Switzerland (12.41% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.86% of Russia's total exports to Switzerland (0.11% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's exports to Switzerland in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $146,681,125;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $57,743,624;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $47,682,425;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $30,970,144;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $7,209,431;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $6,538,434;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $2,015,959;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $1,899,866.

The largest declines in Russia's exports to Switzerland in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 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 $446,995,449;
  • 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 $42,030,269;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $16,061,085;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $2,505,360;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - a decrease of $2,300,163.
Russia's exports to Switzerland in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total export
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
01 Live animals 0 0.00 -100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 358,830 0.06 -29.52
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 871 0.00
10 Cereals 6,555,162 1.09 39,086.76
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 83,115 0.01 19.15
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,328 0.00 3,374.63
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,470 0.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,935,799 0.32 5,287.25
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5,639 0.00 -5.13
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,244,519 0.37 882.03
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,163 0.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 -100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 109,092,073 18.13 39.64
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,775,483 0.79 -89.80
29 Organic chemicals 430,791 0.07 45.53
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 -100.00
31 Fertilizers 32,316,007 5.37 -33.20
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 196,797 0.03 7,703.21
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 421,185 0.07 295.47
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 7,143 0.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 449 0.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 72,741 0.01 -97.18
39 Plastics and articles thereof 692,374 0.12 9.28
40 Rubber and articles thereof 777,884 0.13 -63.09
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 75,618 0.01 1,423.94
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,111,347 0.18 -67.42
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 696,634 0.12 -9.93
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 126,443 0.02 52.42
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 228,779 0.04 1,530.53
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 20,458 0.00 -85.21
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 -100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 178,131 0.03 97.53
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 -100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 96,220 0.02 70,133.58
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 290,954 0.05 7,188.43
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 62,577 0.01 135,936.96
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 37,130 0.01 -61.53
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5,121 0.00 8,579.66
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 66 0.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7,059 0.00 1.74
69 Ceramic products 1,500 0.00 -5.00
70 Glass and glassware 8,751 0.00 18.64
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 164,936,734 27.40 -73.05
72 Iron and steel 52,492 0.01 -43.18
73 Articles of iron or steel 52,186 0.01 -48.19
74 Copper and articles thereof 47,683,214 7.92 6,043,399.87
75 Nickel and articles thereof 146,681,125 24.37
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 63,881,844 10.61 940.72
78 Lead and articles thereof 13,266,295 2.20 119.03
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 11,367 0.00 -85.84
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,954 0.00 167.49
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 412,730 0.07 -44.29
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 365,461 0.06 -68.72
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 -100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 346,523 0.06 401.42
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 455,115 0.08 33.23
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 668,961 0.11 18.65
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 15,054 0.00 279.67
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 62,055 0.01 83.27
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8,087 0.00 1,713.23
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,818 0.00 3.83
SS Classified 32,833 0.01

Russia's Imports from Switzerland

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 38.40% of Russia's total imports from Switzerland (38.31% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 33.48% of Russia's total imports from Switzerland (29.21% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.89% of Russia's total imports from Switzerland (12.99% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.69% of Russia's total imports from Switzerland (2.06% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.45% of Russia's total imports from Switzerland (1.33% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

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

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $5,805,426;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $5,126,397;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $2,668,830;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $2,578,100;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $1,591,609;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $1,412,998;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1,363,838;
  • 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 $1,104,737.

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $27,489,847;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $25,607,169;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $4,208,022;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $4,026,745;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - a decrease of $3,032,011;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $2,631,413;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $1,765,690;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,656,986.
Russia's imports from Switzerland in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total import
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 51,427 0.01 -98.79
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,745,647 1.31 11.33
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 137,355 0.04 100.13
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,727,062 1.03 -32.15
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,082 0.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 400,330 0.11 -7.08
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,697 0.00 39.72
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 17,662 0.00 -57.88
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 122,003 0.03 -10.97
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,181,451 0.60 -16.03
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 20,486,180 5.67 -11.38
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 233,601 0.06 -34.18
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,999,188 1.94 24.20
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,009,144 0.56 -28.52
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 14,040 0.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 5,412,825 1.50 35.33
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 55,121 0.02 -66.10
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 150,075 0.04 269.80
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 824,939 0.23 39.98
29 Organic chemicals 7,556,698 2.09 54.60
30 Pharmaceutical products 64,063,758 17.75 -30.03
31 Fertilizers 2,035 0.00 -33.67
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 13,161,169 3.65 63.80
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 19,711,576 5.46 1.40
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 2,888,005 0.80 37.37
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,193,289 0.33 13.15
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 484 0.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 138,929 0.04 -5.83
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 16,790,602 4.65 3.02
39 Plastics and articles thereof 11,607,452 3.22 -3.49
40 Rubber and articles thereof 706,476 0.20 -3.62
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 43,403 0.01
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 90,700 0.03 14.63
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 5,736 0.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 443,541 0.12 -34.49
45 Cork and articles of cork 92,432 0.03 -34.44
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 72 0.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,986,305 0.55 -21.82
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,051,043 0.29 269.10
50 Silk 0 0.00 -100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 100 0.00
52 Cotton 24,172 0.01 846.81
54 Man-made filaments 50,424 0.01 -93.28
55 Man-made staple fibers 63,430 0.02 -9.46
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 66,858 0.02 -49.81
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 47,092 0.01 44.40
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 5,503 0.00 -75.74
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 261,642 0.07 -92.06
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 6,237 0.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 339,023 0.09 -6.10
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 390,631 0.11 -20.96
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 176,060 0.05 -9.27
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 164,399 0.05 138.86
65 Headgear and parts thereof 13,398 0.00 -42.85
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 -100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,158,761 0.32 -25.06
69 Ceramic products 101,571 0.03 -49.56
70 Glass and glassware 281,977 0.08 -56.33
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,036,103 0.56 27.55
72 Iron and steel 128,829 0.04 -54.65
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,328,425 0.92 19.94
74 Copper and articles thereof 230,216 0.06 -9.35
75 Nickel and articles thereof 20,957 0.01 20.63
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 616,633 0.17 136.50
78 Lead and articles thereof 141 0.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 11,984 0.00 1,667.55
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,812,740 0.78 1,098.75
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6,025,907 1.67 35.89
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 160,720 0.04 -2.41
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 57,804,850 16.01 -6.51
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 21,373,218 5.92 5.45
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 21,198 0.01 355.77
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,018,129 0.28 -61.94
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 40,632,261 11.26 16.67
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 31,590,104 8.75 -44.77
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 20,263 0.01 28,439.44
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 262,044 0.07 13.77
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 46,701 0.01 -82.13
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 539,614 0.15 97.71
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 54,576 0.02
SS Classified 16,184 0.00 -79.14
Share the publication on:
Russian foreign trade statistics
Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia