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

Russia’s Trade with Estonia

In the 3rd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Estonia totaled $577,043,283, up 9.72% ($51,117,490) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Estonia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 totaled $446,341,007, up 24.29% ($87,226,441) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Estonia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 were $130,702,276, down 21.65% ($36,108,951) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Estonia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 was $315,638,731, a 64.14% increase ($123,335,392) over the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Estonia was Russia’s 42nd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 38th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.4733% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.4144% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Estonia was Russia’s 37th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 38th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.6204% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.4516% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Estonia was Russia’s 49th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 44th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.2615% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.3520% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Estonia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 57.99% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (51.36% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.83% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (20.48% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 8.93% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (10.19% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.36% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (9.88% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.89% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (5.59% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.69% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (1.04% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Estonia 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) - an increase of $72,319,940;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $3,293,560;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $2,498,752;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $2,064,897;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,945,801;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1,909,284;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,632,609.

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $26,087,295;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $8,664,366;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $1,526,350.
Russia’s exports to Estonia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 28,991 0.01 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,566,082 0.35 1,311,43619.42
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,225 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 2 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 6,247 0.00 24,711-74.72
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 763,720 0.17 221,994244.03
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 113,573 0.03 162,699-30.19
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 636 0.00 215,916-99.71
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 29,499 0.01 13,473118.95
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 11,212 0.00 3,765197.80
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 19,149 0.00 6812,711.89
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 105,057 0.02 288,061-63.53
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 68,291 0.02 39,52872.77
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,447,112 0.32 154 434837.04
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,061,154 0.46 151,8701,257.18
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 13,629 0.00 24,659-44.73
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 487,066 0.11 378,39028.72
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 793,507 0.18 704,61212.62
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 23,209 0.01 30,139-22.99
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 41,212 0.01 13,704200.73
26 Ores, slag and ash 2,064,897 0.46 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 256,730,943 57.52 184 411,00339.22
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 11,080,009 2.48 11,039,8410.36
29 Organic chemicals 2,071,639 0.46 125,8381,546.27
30 Pharmaceutical products 206,891 0.05 109,16889.52
31 Fertilizers 30,265,020 6.78 56,352,315-46.29
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 254,423 0.06 107,219137.29
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 447,208 0.10 433,0563.27
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 126,480 0.03 133,169-5.02
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 112,449 0.03 87,24628.89
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 78,869 0.02 26,377199.01
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 756,902 0.17 2,037,935-62.86
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,467,122 0.33 1,584,945-7.43
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,454,689 0.33 1,506,000-3.41
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 117,303 0.03 81,60043.75
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6,771 0.00 10,884-37.79
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 13,853 0.00 1592,253.33
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 35,727,392 8.00 32,433,83210.15
45 Cork and articles of cork 13,396 0.00 7,15787.17
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 90 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 12 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,599,847 0.81 3,781,800-4.81
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 523,868 0.12 383,09236.75
52 Cotton 10,431 0.00 23,970-56.48
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 11,740 0.00 20,166-41.78
54 Man-made filaments 3,427 0.00 1,89081.32
55 Man-made staple fibers 11,717 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 198,469 0.04 191,9623.39
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 18,236 0.00 17,6723.19
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 45,872 0.01 41,07711.67
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 87,744 0.02 15,626461.53
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 70,411 0.02 141,209-50.14
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 112,831 0.03 160,598-29.74
65 Headgear and parts thereof 16,323 0.00 12,41431.49
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,526,060 0.57 2,195,65515.05
69 Ceramic products 223,930 0.05 177,56126.11
70 Glass and glassware 1,190,050 0.27 1,125,3325.75
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 140,726 0.03 104,13435.14
72 Iron and steel 19,943,985 4.47 19,438,3542.60
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,006,985 1.35 5,327,25812.76
74 Copper and articles thereof 99,141 0.02 47,158110.23
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 990-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,889,137 1.10 6,415,487-23.79
78 Lead and articles thereof 182,148 0.04 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 853 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 5,844,675 1.31 3,345,92374.68
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 63,862 0.01 62,8181.66
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 265,975 0.06 829,381-67.93
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,331,713 1.19 13,996,079-61.91
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 3,671,984 0.82 4,504,051-18.47
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 1,010,266 0.23 419,230140.98
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,593,492 0.58 960,883169.91
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 8,254 0.00 17,049-51.59
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 303,593 0.07 163,70085.46
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 35 0.00 1984.21
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 7,220 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 929,777 0.21 756,23022.95
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 106,770 0.02 74,17343.95
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 171,752 0.04 32,815423.39
SS Classified 35,538,777 7.96 101,13835,038.90

Russia’s Imports from Estonia

The major share of Russian imports from Estonia 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) - 64.42% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (67.20% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 18.51% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (17.48% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.04% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (1.91% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.88% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (2.73% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.77% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (2.89% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.27% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (2.37% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.61% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (2.39% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

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

  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $1,903,108;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $801,851;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $682,118;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $517,878;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $512,761;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $414,580.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Estonia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd 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 $22,643,587;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $5,799,993;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $5,566,913;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $2,719,676;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $2,611,277;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $927,670;
  • 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 $602,661;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $535,462;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $435,640.
Russia’s imports from Estonia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
01 Live animals 130,899 0.10 181,468-27.87
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 57,131 0.04 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 139,626 0.11 71,62694.94
10 Cereals 13,609 0.01 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,593 0.00 1,66355.92
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 652-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 32,058 0.02 9573,249.84
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 118,943 0.09 169,328-29.76
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 14,811 0.01 34,151-56.63
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 65,420 0.05 90,330-27.58
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,182,036 0.90 664,15877.98
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 38,621 0.03 84 466-54.28
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,725,796 2.09 2,680,2901.70
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 555,109 0.42 581,064-4.47
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 163,712 0.13 2,774,989-94.10
26 Ores, slag and ash 24,488 0.02 172,715-85.82
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 602,588 0.46 1,038,228-41.96
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 679,018 0.52 783,652-13.35
29 Organic chemicals 230,881 0.18 161,69842.79
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,603,460 1.23 1,752,391-8.50
31 Fertilizers 414 0.00 8,759-95.27
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 16,345,880 12.51 21,912,793-25.40
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 617,122 0.47 104,461491.33
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 145,690 0.11 101,04244.19
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 267,266 0.20 224,55619.02
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 70,493 0.05 70,534-0.06
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 715,767 0.55 1,251,229-42.79
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,997,431 2.29 2,582,85116.05
40 Rubber and articles thereof 514,354 0.39 212,916141.58
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 103,193 0.08 116,669-11.55
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 181 0.00 373-51.47
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 786,543 0.60 943,710-16.65
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 15,743 0.01 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 806,227 0.62 470,33171.42
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,669,900 2.81 1,766,792107.72
54 Man-made filaments 60,316 0.05 74 437-18.97
55 Man-made staple fibers 39,028 0.03 22,83470.92
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 399,980 0.31 523,858-23.65
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,103 0.00 5,072-78.25
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 234,706 0.18 35,122568.26
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 125,831 0.10 3,6003,395.31
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,264 0.00 8,676-85.43
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 124,293 0.10 25,862380.60
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,732,066 1.33 1,049,94864.97
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,993,832 1.53 2,921,502-31.75
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 158,904 0.12 65,459142.75
65 Headgear and parts thereof 61,264 0.05 80,324-23.73
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 95,582 0.07 129,493-26.19
69 Ceramic products 628,426 0.48 3,348,102-81.23
70 Glass and glassware 100,818 0.08 40,406149.51
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 74,536-100.00
72 Iron and steel 467,995 0.36 533,029-12.20
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,001,912 2.30 2,200,06136.45
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,999 0.00 11,005-54.58
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 324,180 0.25 211,73853.10
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 6,887 0.01 202,675-96.60
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,300 0.00 261,413-99.50
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 463,723 0.35 537,667-13.75
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 12,834,049 9.82 18,634,042-31.13
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 68,739,217 52.59 91,382,804-24.78
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 184,506 0.14 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,379,115 1.06 1,232,30711.91
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,057,444 0.81 845,80225.02
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 654,258 0.50 1,256,919-47.95
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 345,799 0.26 35,219881.85
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 42,476 0.03 21,97393.31
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 24,600-100.00

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