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

Russia’s Trade with Switzerland

In the 3rd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Switzerland totaled $1,467,818,903, up 45.11% ($456,306,787) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Switzerland in the 3rd quarter of 2016 totaled $965,667,846, up 84.93% ($443,476,950) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Switzerland in the 3rd quarter of 2016 totaled $502,151,057, up 2.62% ($12,829,837) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Switzerland in the 3rd quarter of 2016 was $463,516,789, a 1,310.17% increase ($430,647,113) over the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Switzerland was Russia’s 18th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 24th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 1.2039% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.7970% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Switzerland was Russia’s 20th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 33rd in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 1.3422% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.6566% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Switzerland was Russia’s 22nd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 23rd in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 1.0048% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.0326% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Switzerland

The major share of Russian exports to Switzerland 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) - 50.32% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (21.17% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 23.39% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (40.77% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 22.93% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (19.45% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes codes 28-40) - 1.36% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (13.08% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.14% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (1.19% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.58% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (4.02% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

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

  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $218,693,346;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $119,893,388;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $111,094,527;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $35,915,804;
  • 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) - an increase of $12,954,027;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $9,656,815;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $4,704,654.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Switzerland 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 $53,792,666;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $16,304,430.
Russia’s exports to Switzerland in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
01 Live animals 2,194 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 790,576 0.08 885,090-10.68
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 17,703-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 183 0.00 0
10 Cereals 8,507,680 0.88 3,803,026123.71
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 45,293 0.00 94,981-52.31
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 1,060-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 365 0.00 221,559.09
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 578-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 81,160 0.01 270,614-70.01
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 6,287-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,534,149 0.16 1,134,99035.17
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 185 0.00 3,263-94.33
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 221,464,334 22.93 101,570,946118.04
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,100,629 0.22 1,723,63721.87
29 Organic chemicals 354,464 0.04 272,34930.15
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,181 0.00 547847.17
31 Fertilizers 6,126,769 0.63 59,919,435-89.77
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 18,927-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 138,076 0.01 217,296-36.46
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 522 0.00 43,970-98.81
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 92,838 0.01 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 16,969 0.00 2,454,846-99.31
39 Plastics and articles thereof 991,052 0.10 272,069264.26
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,260,787 0.34 3,362,482-3.02
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 152,034 0.02 15,915855.29
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 944,561 0.10 805,30717.29
45 Cork and articles of cork 5 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 42,546 0.00 45,623-6.74
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 21,348 0.00 13,56657.36
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 216,720 0.02 173,25225.09
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 17 0.00 144,446-99.99
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 46,743 0.00 5,098816.89
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 47,021 0.00 33,56240.10
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 37 0.00 57-35.09
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,720 0.00 2,29318.62
65 Headgear and parts thereof 125 0.00 2,432-94.86
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 440-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,498 0.00 14,287-82.52
69 Ceramic products 705 0.00 1,298-45.69
70 Glass and glassware 9,201 0.00 15,965-42.37
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 225,852,602 23.39 212,898,5756.08
72 Iron and steel 182,765 0.02 324,660-43.71
73 Articles of iron or steel 48,528 0.01 3,7601,190.64
74 Copper and articles thereof 51,013,035 5.28 15,097,231237.90
75 Nickel and articles thereof 244,706,491 25.34 26,013,145840.70
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 176,557,422 18.28 65,462,895169.71
78 Lead and articles thereof 13,213,969 1.37 3,557,154271.48
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 147,178 0.02 92,72458.73
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 76,666 0.01 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,825 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,676,892 0.17 17,981,322-90.67
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 1,158,656 0.12 1,960,579-40.90
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 10,187-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 733,146 0.08 73,654895.39
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,066,089 0.21 951,252117.20
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,084,275 0.11 359,580201.54
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 14,250 0.00 2,502469.54
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 124,545 0.01 46,809166.07
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 9,526 0.00 5,63669.02
SS Classified 299 0.00 1,672-82.12

Russia’s Imports from Switzerland

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes codes 28-40) - 43.45% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (37.49% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 26.45% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (37.19% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.83% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (9.29% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.86% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (3.10% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.38% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (2.33% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Switzerland 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 $33,044,804;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $6,421,621;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $5,619,262;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $3,519,134;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $2,988,704;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2,316,426;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2,184,289;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $1,942,612.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Switzerland 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 $30,227,383;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $21,130,125;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $9,519,124;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $4,237,127;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $3,435,399;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $3,360,394;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $2,852,502;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $2,187,353.
Russia’s imports from Switzerland in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
01 Live animals 1,832 0.00 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 7,176,480 1.43 3,657,34696.22
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 13 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 37,422 0.01 45,392-17.56
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 22,359 0.00 142,364-84.29
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5,243,410 1.04 2,254,706132.55
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 171 0.00 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 321,014 0.06 545,100-41.11
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 10,761-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 44,447 0.01 8,793405.48
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 20,178 0.00 4,026401.19
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 346,875 0.07 390,209-11.11
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,418,231 0.48 3,841,547-37.05
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 11,825,186 2.35 12,403,530-4.66
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 476,084 0.09 341,70639.33
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 7,109,353 1.42 10,544,752-32.58
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,943,047 0.79 3,716,9116.08
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 58,336 0.01 49,80817.12
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 5,307,098 1.06 7,494 451-29.19
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 7,394 0.00 151,415-95.12
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 85,493 0.02 186,993-54.28
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 807,834 0.16 913,307-11.55
29 Organic chemicals 10,956,496 2.18 5,337,234105.28
30 Pharmaceutical products 145,222,594 28.92 112,177,79029.46
31 Fertilizers 7,107 0.00 5,66925.37
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 9,603,963 1.91 12,456,465-22.90
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 22,776,371 4.54 22,121,9652.96
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 3,321,858 0.66 3,970,234-16.33
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,436,293 0.68 1,493,681130.06
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 27 0.00 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 133,231 0.03 396,204-66.37
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,316,812 1.46 10,677,206-31.47
39 Plastics and articles thereof 13,798,828 2.75 13,123,6095.15
40 Rubber and articles thereof 808,101 0.16 772,6314.59
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 62,320 0.01 97,982-36.40
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 23,283 0.00 1,2971,695.14
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 691,894 0.14 748,001-7.50
45 Cork and articles of cork 124,761 0.02 146,073-14.59
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 356 0.00 291,127.59
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,667,460 0.53 1,481,33280.07
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 668,336 0.13 250,682166.61
50 Silk 4,904 0.00 980400.41
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 272 0.00 26,065-98.96
52 Cotton 3,060 0.00 1,56495.65
54 Man-made filaments 117,246 0.02 9,636,370-98.78
55 Man-made staple fibers 89,734 0.02 97,640-8.10
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 219,720 0.04 175,37525.29
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 61,915 0.01 27,789122.80
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 32,435 0.01 2,1001,444.52
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 465,273 0.09 459,4251.27
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 121 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 264,164 0.05 217,91821.22
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 497,596 0.10 523,578-4.96
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 96,006 0.02 80,71518.94
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 34,381 0.01 92,717-62.92
65 Headgear and parts thereof 22,549 0.00 46,713-51.73
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 500 0.00 3,197-84.36
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,076,928 0.41 1,517,93836.83
69 Ceramic products 164,395 0.03 972,201-83.09
70 Glass and glassware 419,627 0.08 346,75121.02
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,083,917 0.81 4,194,951-2.65
72 Iron and steel 579,310 0.12 349,07565.96
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,893,375 1.57 5,709,08638.26
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,152,783 0.23 436,167164.30
75 Nickel and articles thereof 49,334 0.01 72,706-32.15
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 585,814 0.12 510,75114.70
78 Lead and articles thereof 141 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 58,520 0.01 3,8771,409.41
80 Tin and articles thereof 2,253 0.00 901150.06
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 6,764,890 1.35 343,2691,870.73
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 7,005,693 1.40 7,508,879-6.70
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 312,596 0.06 215,20045.26
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 57,771,337 11.50 78,901,462-26.78
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 25,018,161 4.98 55,245,544-54.71
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 26,790 0.01 64,159-58.24
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 689,355 0.14 787,766-12.49
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 49,294,432 9.82 46,978,0064.93
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 36,238,431 7.22 40,475,558-10.47
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 9,771 0.00 5661,626.33
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 1,224,857 0.24 702,07974.46
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 147,964 0.03 54,535171.32
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 363,135 0.07 519,649-30.12
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4,923 0.00 0
SS Classified 31,430,101 6.26 56,79755,237.61

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