Russian foreign trade
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Russian trade with Canada in 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 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Canada

In 2016, Russia’s trade with Canada was $1,138,964,786, down 17.51% ($241,774,975) from 2015.

Russia’s exports to Canada in 2016 were $419,587,972, down 22.75% ($123,538,780) from 2015.

Russia’s imports from Canada in 2016 were $719,376,814, down 14.12% ($118,236,195) from 2015.

Russia’s trade deficit with Canada in 2016 was $299,788,842, a 1.80% increase ($5,302,585) over 2015.

Canada was Russia’s 57th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 50th in 2015), accounting for 0.2435% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.2624% in 2015).

Canada was Russia’s 66th largest export market in 2016 (down from 64th in 2015), accounting for 0.1470% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.1581% in 2015).

Canada was Russia’s 39th largest supplier in 2016 (down from 36th in 2015), accounting for 0.3947% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.4585% in 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Canada

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 34.44% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (23.40% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 30.57% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (29.32% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 7.50% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (22.09% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.60% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (3.35% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.15% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (3.71% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.26% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (1.60% in 2015).

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

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $12,332,982;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $7,690,125;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $4,871,242;
  • 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 $1,296,161.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Canada in 2016 over 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 $89,357,934;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $26,241,474;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $5,063,267;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $4,189,391;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $2,915,274;
  • 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 $2,589,999;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1,919,716;
  • 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 $1,329,258.
Russia’s exports to Canada in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,397 0.00 2,498-44.08
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,545,397 1.08 3,527,14128.87
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 62,112 0.01 201,082-69.11
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 10,440 0.00 19,975-47.73
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 8,918 0.00 2,178309.46
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 10,811 0.00 16,986-36.35
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 55,435 0.01 155,541-64.36
10 Cereals 24,087 0.01 24,240-0.63
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 357,804 0.09 311,61214.82
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 105 0.00 500-79.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,244 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 71,930 0.02 42,28170.12
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 15,454 0.00 7,618102.86
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 161,703 0.04 143,18412.93
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 858,121 0.20 689,39324.47
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 375,339 0.09 249,53850.41
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 532,277 0.13 499,8806.48
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 127,457 0.03 158,927-19.80
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 874,280 0.21 1,941,006-54.96
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 200 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,399,530 0.33 681,971105.22
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 33,563 0.01 5,210544.20
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,133,537 0.27 284,353298.64
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 30,304,690 7.22 119,662,624-74.67
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 35,121,998 8.37 37,711,997-6.87
29 Organic chemicals 1,455,040 0.35 1,712,729-15.05
30 Pharmaceutical products 25,733 0.01 2698,873.08
31 Fertilizers 19,889,229 4.74 46,130,703-56.89
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,062 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 51,614 0.01 15,733228.06
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 5,115 0.00 1,707199.65
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 121,180 0.03 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 408,605 0.10 384,2476.34
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,770,710 0.42 957,41884.95
40 Rubber and articles thereof 69,420,057 16.54 72,335,331-4.03
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 7,222 0.00 4,08776.71
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 13,380 0.00 193,600-93.09
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 16,342,274 3.89 18,261,990-10.51
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 2-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 696,425 0.17 1,513,241-53.98
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 388,342 0.09 369,9704.97
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 1,243 0.00 0
52 Cotton 14,989 0.00 19,703-23.93
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 2,900 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,111,769 0.26 525,951111.38
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 9 0.00 385-97.66
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 835 0.00 301177.41
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 17 0.00 21-19.05
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,882 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 87,884 0.02 84,0644.54
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 86,020 0.02 61,04840.91
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 142,551 0.03 124,39614.59
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 245,369 0.06 166,94146.98
65 Headgear and parts thereof 158,098 0.04 1,27712,280.42
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 7 0.00 11-36.36
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 172,977 0.04 95,55481.03
69 Ceramic products 62,662 0.01 96,307-34.94
70 Glass and glassware 83,108 0.02 57,79843.79
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 667,861 0.16 1,997,119-66.56
72 Iron and steel 119,770,959 28.54 123,960,350-3.38
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,328,376 0.32 391,778239.06
74 Copper and articles thereof 12,344,331 2.94 11,349108,670.21
75 Nickel and articles thereof 411,238 0.10 577,665-28.81
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 9,000,870 2.15 1,310,745586.70
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 1-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 5 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,594,584 0.38 738,557115.91
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 21,760 0.01 68,394-68.18
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 23,995 0.01 7,935202.39
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,219,276 1.48 11,282,543-44.88
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 3,588,047 0.86 3,940,305-8.94
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 1,296,161 0.31 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 896,154 0.21 199,126350.04
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 76,730 0.02 450,750-82.98
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,219,348 1.72 2,348,106207.45
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 8,308 0.00 117,217-92.91
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 5 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 1,589,297 0.38 1,857,588-14.44
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 198,494 0.05 223,600-11.23
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,403 0.00 3,032-53.73
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 10,580 0.00 12,540-15.63
SS Classified 64,463,053 15.36 84 173 776-23.42

Russia’s Imports from Canada

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 44.34% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (44.43% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 22.40% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (13.26% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.76% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (8.08% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.40% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (5.02% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.53% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (1.69% in 2015).

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

  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $49,209,669;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $17,891,103;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $13,640,226;
  • 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 $13,242,291;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $11,470,266;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $4,461,907;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $4,092,653;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $2,782,148.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $54,442,523;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $23,691,972;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $5,919,666;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $5,253,843;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $3,547,002;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $3,296,907;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $2,847,651;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $2,843,057;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $2,426,502.
Russia’s imports from Canada in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
01 Live animals 7,575,803 1.05 4,793,65558.04
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 46,791-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6,335,484 0.88 9,183,135-31.01
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,368,495 0.47 2,213,43752.18
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 229,962 0.03 158,26145.31
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 126,647 0.02 72,28275.21
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 58,069 0.01 84,741-31.47
10 Cereals 518,465 0.07 881,795-41.20
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 15,199,197 2.11 1,558,971874.95
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 111,022 0.02 57,25293.92
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 3,209-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 547,881 0.08 300,63482.24
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 142,041 0.02 147,027-3.39
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 593,757 0.08 831,901-28.63
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,902 0.00 9,663-59.62
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 228,252-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 307,324 0.04 119,593156.97
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 292,892 0.04 305,316-4.07
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,360,058 0.33 2,906,954-18.81
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 22,531,092 3.13 18,069,18524.69
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 83,360 0.01 83,682-0.38
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 62,551 0.01 1,078,321-94.20
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 2,843,057-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 10,963,393 1.52 10,227,5317.19
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 51,883,144 7.21 2,673,4751,840.66
29 Organic chemicals 692,041 0.10 1,556,905-55.55
30 Pharmaceutical products 64,768,820 9.00 53,298,55421.52
31 Fertilizers 132,368 0.02 17,741646.11
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,283,298 0.18 1,219,2035.26
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 12,827,010 1.78 12,332,0304.01
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 8,764,048 1.22 10,007,109-12.42
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 252,402 0.04 246,0662.57
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 179,173 0.02 40,653340.74
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 182,766 0.03 149,26122.45
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,439,971 0.34 8,359,637-70.81
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,407,795 1.03 10,954,797-32.38
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,310,098 1.43 10,172,2891.35
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 357,483 0.05 156,881127.87
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 775,290 0.11 463,33267.33
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 745,624 0.10 1,549,559-51.88
45 Cork and articles of cork 1,906 0.00 320495.63
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 157,198 0.02 248,579-36.76
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 401,184 0.06 644,453-37.75
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 2,027 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 195-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 12,524 0.00 36,491-65.68
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 74,885 0.01 629,093-88.10
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 49,754 0.01 141,999-64.96
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 5 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 638,621 0.09 640,505-0.29
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 4,483 0.00 2,42784.71
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 358,358 0.05 347,1973.21
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,517,605 0.21 739,704105.16
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 510,553 0.07 908,612-43.81
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,023,266 0.14 313,449226.45
65 Headgear and parts thereof 71,445 0.01 85,456-16.40
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 11,418 0.00 6,26082.40
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 235,821 0.03 64,522265.49
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 426,259 0.06 561,915-24.14
69 Ceramic products 489,048 0.07 171,891184.51
70 Glass and glassware 681,988 0.09 531,81928.24
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 35,263 0.00 75,066-53.02
72 Iron and steel 23,726,656 3.30 24,639,416-3.70
73 Articles of iron or steel 28,051,279 3.90 23,958,62617.08
74 Copper and articles thereof 266,768 0.04 548,158-51.33
75 Nickel and articles thereof 326,191 0.05 2,752,693-88.15
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,302,594 0.32 1,785,73728.94
78 Lead and articles thereof 157,563 0.02 394,477-60.06
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,322 0.00 1,554-14.93
80 Tin and articles thereof 2,149 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 961,668 0.13 366,234162.58
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 13,441,715 1.87 12,565,8036.97
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,006,753 0.14 668,49450.60
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 180,800,130 25.13 235,242,653-23.14
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 53,997,852 7.51 40,755,56132.49
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 507,887 0.07 1,397,336-63.65
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 31,073,167 4.32 36,327,010-14.46
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 397,050 0.06 24,089,022-98.35
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 52,229,784 7.26 34,338,68152.10
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 28,669 0.00 11,876141.40
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 18,851 0.00 35,576-47.01
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 1,976,082 0.27 2,829,027-30.15
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,438,316 0.76 8,735,223-37.74
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,270,909 0.18 1,113,09214.18
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 4,371-100.00
SS Classified 80,269,797 11.16 209 500 222-61.69

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