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Russian trade with Canada in the 3rd 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 Canada in the third quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Canada

In the 3rd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Canada was $274,518,779, down 6.81% ($20,061,083) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Canada in the 3rd quarter of 2016 were $121,867,300, down 3.10% ($3,901,918) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Canada in the 3rd quarter of 2016 were $152,651,479, down 9.57% ($16,159,165) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade deficit with Canada in the 3rd quarter of 2016 was $30,784,179, a 28.48% decrease ($12,257,247) over the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Canada was Russia’s 56th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 53rd in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.2252% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.2321% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Canada was Russia’s 65th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 63rd in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.1694% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1581% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Canada was Russia’s 44th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 42nd in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.3054% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.3562% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Canada

The major share of Russian exports to Canada in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 38.86% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (20.11% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes codes 28-40) - 28.38% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (33.15% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 7.39% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (20.22% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.21% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (3.64% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.83% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (2.70% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.05% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (1.67% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.30% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (1.28% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Canada in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $10,317,115;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $9,826,296;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1,770,460;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - an increase of $1,291,680;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $436,365;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $400,308.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Canada in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd 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 $16,523,476;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $3,347,056;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $2,907,867;
  • 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 $1,243,349;
  • 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 $978,350;
  • 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 $467,044.
Russia’s exports to Canada in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,491,006 1.22 1,090,69836.70
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 54,803 0.04 69,600-21.26
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 818-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 52-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,984 0.00 7,744-61.47
10 Cereals 15,360 0.01 1,586868.47
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 74,999 0.06 96,063-21.93
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 17,186 0.01 11,92144.17
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,680 0.00 2,242-25.07
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 37,392 0.03 36,4282.65
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 281,209 0.23 116,527141.33
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 56,299 0.05 72,539-22.39
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 92,231 0.08 123,858-25.53
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 20,392 0.02 48,474-57.93
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 354,658 0.29 427,987-17.13
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,511 0.00 1,35585.31
26 Ores, slag and ash 377,857 0.31 284,44032.89
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 8,627,038 7.08 25,150,514-65.70
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 10,765,168 8.83 11,743,518-8.33
29 Organic chemicals 503,705 0.41 444,00113.45
30 Pharmaceutical products 25,726 0.02 19135,300.00
31 Fertilizers 7,589,338 6.23 10,497,205-27.70
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 13,020 0.01 2,436434.48
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 2,966 0.00 603391.87
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 79,900 0.07 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 42,625 0.03 122,350-65.16
39 Plastics and articles thereof 40,338 0.03 8,753360.85
40 Rubber and articles thereof 15,525,591 12.74 18,872,647-17.73
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4,625 0.00 1,310253.05
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 44,560-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,890,461 4.01 4 454,0969.80
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 78,281 0.06 18,467323.90
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 156,208 0.13 103,30151.22
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 887 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 2,758 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 288,762 0.24 247,32016.76
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 9 0.00 197-95.43
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 95 0.00 4897.92
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 17 0.00 20-15.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 34,500 0.03 18,47786.72
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 67,470 0.06 24,776172.32
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 42,684 0.04 24,85271.75
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 117,863 0.10 66,74076.60
65 Headgear and parts thereof 146,792 0.12 22166,321.72
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 7-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 28,538 0.02 12,268132.62
69 Ceramic products 21,571 0.02 42,925-49.75
70 Glass and glassware 7,707 0.01 12,370-37.70
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 364,357 0.30 1,607,706-77.34
72 Iron and steel 34,241,678 28.10 24 415,38240.25
73 Articles of iron or steel 118,740 0.10 102,93515.35
74 Copper and articles thereof 10,321,908 8.47 4,793215,253.81
75 Nickel and articles thereof 35,335 0.03 70,496-49.88
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,016,868 1.65 246,408718.51
79 Zinc and articles thereof 5 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 607,455 0.50 416,93145.70
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,739 0.00 35,990-86.83
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 10,455 0.01 4,054157.89
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,975,952 1.62 1,649,09219.82
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 749,662 0.62 1,216,706-38.39
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 1,291,680 1.06 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 214,591 0.18 153,79939.53
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 11,359 0.01 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 420,573 0.35 380,48410.54
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 8,189 0.01 28,422-71.19
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 454,283 0.37 323,96640.23
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 36,180 0.03 86,515-58.18
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 666 0.00 2,124-68.64
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,930 0.00 0
SS Classified 16,995,485 13.95 20,717,182-17.96

Russia’s Imports from Canada

The major share of Russian imports from Canada in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 45.42% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (54.32% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes codes 28-40) - 21.13% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (17.57% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 11.66% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (8.75% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.27% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (4.96% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.94% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (2.22% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.06% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (0.58% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Canada in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $6,633,227;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $5,139,963;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2,659,652;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $2,394,193;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $1,576,312;
  • 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 $840,025;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - an increase of $657,040;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $587,684;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $553,199;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $460,739.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Canada in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $20,428,532;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $10,346,064;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $3,216,499;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $1,454,429;
  • 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 $1,138,330;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $953,259;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $820,763.
Russia’s imports from Canada in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
01 Live animals 1,256,308 0.82 1,075,33116.83
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,254,093 0.82 2,074,856-39.56
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 760,948 0.50 103,908632.33
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 53,354 0.03 39,92533.64
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,134 0.00 22,130-81.32
10 Cereals 20,208 0.01 60,618-66.66
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 7,325 0.00 2430,420.83
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 7,961 0.01 20,537-61.24
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 13,678 0.01 5,438151.53
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 61,462 0.04 8,281642.21
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 161,468 0.11 412,968-60.90
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 2,547-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 2,416-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 160,865 0.11 28,972455.24
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 74,974 0.05 39,74688.63
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 531,213 0.35 848,255-37.38
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5,210,599 3.41 3,634,28743.37
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 14,709 0.01 458,395-96.79
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,950,568 1.93 3,286,628-10.23
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 440,430 0.29 721,833-38.98
29 Organic chemicals 110,498 0.07 371,182-70.23
30 Pharmaceutical products 20,841,616 13.65 14,208,38946.69
31 Fertilizers 118,457 0.08 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 308,049 0.20 381,801-19.32
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,227,598 2.11 3,414,953-5.49
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 2,179,041 1.43 3,317,371-34.31
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 42,009 0.03 62,262-32.53
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 21,603 0.01 42,205-48.81
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 694,729 0.46 2,149,158-67.67
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,720,751 1.13 2,674,010-35.65
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,550,725 1.67 2,315,00110.18
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 104,276 0.07 16,231542.45
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 39,216 0.03 31,52524.40
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 173,982 0.11 345,348-49.62
45 Cork and articles of cork 180 0.00 1705.88
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 16,090 0.01 74,749-78.47
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 69,499 0.05 139,999-50.36
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 2,027 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 9,358 0.01 5,42172.62
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 53-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 60,339 0.04 146,880-58.92
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 47,529 0.03 36412,957.42
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 238,923 0.16 212,98012.18
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 109,165 0.07 90,96420.01
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 610,689 0.40 57,490962.25
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 146,676 0.10 161,880-9.39
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 275,170 0.18 210,39530.79
65 Headgear and parts thereof 61,905 0.04 47,90729.22
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 6,403 0.00 699,179.71
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 50,115 0.03 39,23427.73
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 109,040 0.07 54,424100.72
69 Ceramic products 229,893 0.15 46,584393.50
70 Glass and glassware 137,488 0.09 42,912220.40
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,823 0.00 4001,105.75
72 Iron and steel 5,725,032 3.75 5,137,34811.44
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,992,718 3.93 6,404,973-6.44
74 Copper and articles thereof 80,099 0.05 72,57610.37
75 Nickel and articles thereof 57,340 0.04 95,979-40.26
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 647,719 0.42 186,980246.41
78 Lead and articles thereof 157,542 0.10 384,039-58.98
79 Zinc and articles thereof 235 0.00 102,250.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 1,006 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 65,319 0.04 70,059-6.77
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,669,289 3.06 2,275,096105.23
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 398,751 0.26 140,658183.49
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 33,092,598 21.68 43,438,662-23.82
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 13,333,868 8.73 12,493,8436.72
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 130,980 0.09 361,355-63.75
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 11,394,917 7.46 6,254,95482.17
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 128,251 0.08 20,556,783-99.38
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11,254,711 7.37 8,595,05930.94
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 9 0.00 0
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 469,643 0.31 315,46848.87
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,725,931 1.79 5,942,430-54.13
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 393,413 0.26 369,5356.46
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 4,471-100.00
SS Classified 14,629,949 9.58 12,201,16019.91

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia