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Russian trade with Finland in the 2nd 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 second quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia's Trade with Finland

In the 2nd quarter of 2016, Russia's trade with Finland totaled $2,248,350,661, up 1.22% ($27,081,941) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia's exports to Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2016 totaled $1,588,533,282, up 0.41% ($6,561,332) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia's imports from Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2016 totaled $659,817,379, up 3.21% ($20,520,609) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia's trade surplus with Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2016 was $928,715,903, a 1.48% decrease ($13,959,277) over the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Finland was Russia's 15th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (up from 17th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 2.0658% of Russia's total trade (up from 1.6293% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Finland was Russia's 13th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (up from 16th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 2.3907% of Russia's total exports (up from 1.7281% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Finland was Russia's 15th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (up from 18th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 1.5565% of Russia's total imports (up from 1.4274% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Russia's Exports to Finland

The major share of Russian exports to Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 68.26% of Russia's total exports to Finland (66.58% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.42% of Russia's total exports to Finland (18.73% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.94% of Russia's total exports to Finland (7.13% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.01% of Russia's total exports to Finland (2.97% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.99% of Russia's total exports to Finland (2.86% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.64% of Russia's total exports to Finland (1.19% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's exports to Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd 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) - an increase of $24,915,691;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $10,775,589;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $10,693,933;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $9,293,155;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $6,835,867;
  • 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 $6,777,306.

The largest declines in Russia's exports to Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $23,748,979;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $16,239,302;
  • 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 $15,819,555.
Russia's exports to Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2016
over Q2 2015
01 Live animals 500 0.00 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 953,806-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,078 0.00 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 4,693-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 41,486 0.00 44,531-6.84
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,911 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 724,649 0.05 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 48,621 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 56,992 0.00 11,857380.66
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 70,090 0.00 23,032204.32
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 13,560-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 1,939,921-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 148,866 0.01 137,7678.06
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 149 0.00 10,271-98.55
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 29,404 0.00 101,203-70.95
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,364,035 0.21 5,309,354-36.64
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5,605,839 0.35 10,348,485-45.83
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,679 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,222,526 0.14 712,350212.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 27,693,203 1.74 23,160,86419.57
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,054,387,042 66.37 1,029,471,3512.42
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 11,302,683 0.71 27,122,238-58.33
29 Organic chemicals 172,568,780 10.86 196,317,759-12.10
30 Pharmaceutical products 678,104 0.04 789,062-14.06
31 Fertilizers 27,758,871 1.75 43,998,173-36.91
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,259 0.00 1,447263.44
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 61,160 0.00 59,3912.98
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 3,785 0.00 110,942-96.59
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 2,235,411 0.14 382,077485.07
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 14,848 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,471,098 0.16 5,490,995-55.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,404,230 0.09 2,445,854-42.59
40 Rubber and articles thereof 26,399,531 1.66 19,563,66434.94
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 100,616 0.01 225,349-55.35
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 99,958 0.01 206,491-51.59
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 26,338 0.00 1,266,189-97.92
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 104,348,796 6.57 105,794,293-1.37
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2,978 0.00 5,882-49.37
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 556,740 0.04 1,028,751-45.88
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,259,387 0.33 4,604,71614.22
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,012 0.00 1,330,967-99.85
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 12,165 0.00 5621,623.21
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4 0.00 13-69.23
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 582,627 0.04 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,341 0.00 14 444-63.02
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,528 0.00 379,606-99.60
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 15,217 0.00 7,432104.75
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4,840 0.00 13,669-64.59
65 Headgear and parts thereof 253 0.00 15167.55
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 59-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,532,001 0.22 2,121,36366.50
69 Ceramic products 299,106 0.02 351,919-15.01
70 Glass and glassware 5,706,416 0.36 2,573,043121.78
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 17-100.00
72 Iron and steel 13,017,816 0.82 16,468,391-20.95
73 Articles of iron or steel 13,229,677 0.83 3,936,522236.08
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,960,493 0.12 5,173,136-62.10
75 Nickel and articles thereof 10,693,933 0.67 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 22,447,491 1.41 18,986,08118.23
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 626,138-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 72,976 0.00 7,992813.11
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,983,274 0.12 8,35523,637.57
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 48,813,389 3.07 38,037,80028.33
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 12,048,674 0.76 5,271,368128.57
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 39,929 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,045,822 0.13 2,592,076-21.07
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 214,711 0.01 59,656259.92
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 510,147 0.03 1,071,876-52.41
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 38-100.00
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 414,087 0.03 231,70678.71
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,169,079 0.07 1,051,69411.16
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8,631 0.00 6413,385.94

Russia's Imports from Finland

The major share of Russian imports from Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 39.51% of Russia's total imports from Finland (27.49% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 22.74% of Russia's total imports from Finland (24.72% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 16.55% of Russia's total imports from Finland (19.57% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.87% of Russia's total imports from Finland (12.35% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.48% of Russia's total imports from Finland (7.13% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.98% of Russia's total imports from Finland (4.62% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's imports from Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $35,079,357;
  • 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 $32,309,826;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $11,128,207;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $4,406,238;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2,292,749.

The largest declines in Russia's imports from Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $10,842,859;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $10,366,423;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $9,327,883;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $9,198,929;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $7,000,835;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $4,535,229;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $4,405,257;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $4,040,997;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - a decrease of $2,629,036;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $2,368,823.
Russia's imports from Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2016
over Q2 2015
01 Live animals 2,139 0.00 56,364-96.21
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 863,608 0.13 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 7,158 0.00 674,464-98.94
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 13,821 0.00 19,929-30.65
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 268,107 0.04 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,143,528 0.17 817,85839.82
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 761,643 0.12 432,28776.19
10 Cereals 524,042 0.08 228229,742.98
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4,578,222 0.69 4,146,45710.41
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 101,141 0.02 22445,052.23
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 38,702 0.01 6,956456.38
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 1,337 0.00 816,612.50
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 255,766 0.04 305,751-16.35
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 280,438 0.04 596,294-52.97
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 618,387 0.09 564 4139.56
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 654,939 0.10 992,967-34.04
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,540,146 0.54 4,268,661-17.07
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 683,742 0.10 604,88613.04
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,332,945 0.20 1,237,1177.75
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,245,351 0.49 7,650,608-57.58
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 7,370,128 1.12 7,149,9753.08
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,768,330 0.27 2,036,005-13.15
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 34,359,638 5.21 43,558,567-21.12
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 13,463,593 2.04 12,145,51010.85
29 Organic chemicals 4,711,293 0.71 3,459,68936.18
30 Pharmaceutical products 16,110,842 2.44 13,818,09316.59
31 Fertilizers 164,662 0.02 48,926236.55
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 24,739,449 3.75 25,263,637-2.07
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,594,528 0.39 2,839,260-8.62
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 18,234,840 2.76 20,863,876-12.60
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,271,526 0.65 3,238,37631.90
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 9,134-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9,701,032 1.47 9,514,2441.96
39 Plastics and articles thereof 49,051,640 7.43 59,418,063-17.45
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,978,426 1.06 7,395,581-5.64
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 20-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 52,035 0.01 81,592-36.23
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 593,080 0.09 1,441,734-58.86
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,172,522 0.33 3,590,785-39.50
45 Cork and articles of cork 6,762 0.00 4691,341.79
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 3,353-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 5,666,723 0.86 5,270,8757.51
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 98,261,620 14.89 109,104 479-9.94
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,123,535 0.47 7,164,532-56.40
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 41,412-100.00
52 Cotton 4,505 0.00 9,509-52.62
54 Man-made filaments 3,065 0.00 4,682-34.54
55 Man-made staple fibers 9,000 0.00 29,733-69.73
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 569,271 0.09 784,005-27.39
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 65,415 0.01 59,5949.77
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 66,364 0.01 208,584-68.18
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,039,755 0.16 962,2888.05
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 395,015 0.06 273,88144.23
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 163,815 0.02 239,340-31.56
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 199,482 0.03 1,418,976-85.94
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 129,800 0.02 195,447-33.59
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 824,293 0.12 1,689,643-51.21
65 Headgear and parts thereof 13,439 0.00 32,885-59.13
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 176 0.00 10,186-98.27
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,019,044 0.76 5,991,561-16.23
69 Ceramic products 152,512 0.02 279,263-45.39
70 Glass and glassware 706,032 0.11 3,074,855-77.04
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 138-100.00
72 Iron and steel 12,238,281 1.85 19,239,116-36.39
73 Articles of iron or steel 17,569,511 2.66 22,104,740-20.52
74 Copper and articles thereof 15,649,985 2.37 24,977,868-37.34
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4,823 0.00 20,309-76.25
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 10,292,789 1.56 9,033,73913.94
79 Zinc and articles thereof 18,545 0.00 109,530-83.07
80 Tin and articles thereof 1,688 0.00 1,25334.72
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,357 0.00 205,250-98.36
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,804,936 0.27 2,005,719-10.01
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 913,789 0.14 1,228,327-25.61
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 127,387,853 19.31 92,308,49638.00
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 88,246,301 13.37 55,936,47557.76
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 561,001 0.09 272,337106.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 26,335,238 3.99 15,207,03173.18
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5,364,652 0.81 3,634,61347.60
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 12,777,008 1.94 8,370,77052.64
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 270,784 0.04 154 47475.29
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 7,641,881 1.16 7,461,3872.42
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 918,677 0.14 1,394,149-34.10
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 143,451 0.02 325,529-55.93
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 480 0.00 0
SS Classified 0 0.00 207,529-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia