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Russian trade with Switzerland in the 4th 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 fourth quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Switzerland

In the 4th quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Switzerland totaled $1,553,458,979, up 14.01% ($190,892,451) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Switzerland in the 4th quarter of 2016 totaled $1,022,032,326, up 23.79% ($196,411,026) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Switzerland in the 4th quarter of 2016 were $531,426,653, down 1.03% ($5,518,575) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Switzerland in the 4th quarter of 2016 was $490,605,673, a 69.95% increase ($201,929,601) over the 4th quarter of 2015.

Switzerland was Russia’s 20th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2016 (up from 22nd in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 1.1400% of Russia’s total trade (up from 1.0420% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Switzerland was Russia’s 21st largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2016 (up from 22nd in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 1.2191% of Russia’s total exports (up from 1.0016% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Switzerland was Russia’s 24th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 23rd in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 1.0136% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.1108% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Switzerland

The major share of Russian exports to Switzerland in the 4th quarter of 2016 (and in the 4th quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 49.52% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (35.05% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 27.38% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (27.89% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 19.16% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (18.68% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.10% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (3.93% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.80% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (10.25% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.71% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (1.14% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Switzerland in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $120,927,255;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $60,141,809;
  • 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 $49,515,938;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $44,030,539;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $20,006,812;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $15,853,611.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Switzerland in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $74,624,557;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $8,350,612;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $3,116,059.
Russia’s exports to Switzerland in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 760,242 0.07 861,639-11.77
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 122,607 0.01 9,6081,176.09
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 345 0.00 155122.58
10 Cereals 2,033,362 0.20 5,149,421-60.51
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 102,338 0.01 118,649-13.75
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 651 0.00 285128.42
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 305,973 0.03 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 110,435 0.01 487,484-77.35
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,855,490 0.38 2,806,80837.36
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 345 0.00 25038.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 2,367,450-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 195,854,104 19.16 151,823,56529.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,229,051 0.22 3,489,950-36.13
29 Organic chemicals 1,156,282 0.11 793,26845.76
30 Pharmaceutical products 15,628 0.00 11,65534.09
31 Fertilizers 559,262 0.05 75,183,819-99.26
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 38,346 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 157,618 0.02 582,022-72.92
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 5,664 0.00 0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 86,548 0.01 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 29,230 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 168,296 0.02 2,061,459-91.84
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,194,298 0.21 474,845362.11
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,575,450 0.15 2,057,814-23.44
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 169,053 0.02 1,51811,036.56
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3,446 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 749,818 0.07 608,07623.31
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 83,688 0.01 100,520-16.74
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 15,866 0.00 20,171-21.34
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 122,456 0.01 250,064-51.03
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 455,972 0.04 333,28636.81
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 19-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 200,915 0.02 1,33314,972.39
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 556,344 0.05 20,4642,618.65
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,596 0.00 628154.14
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 284,197 0.03 98228,840.63
65 Headgear and parts thereof 34,830 0.00 5958,933.90
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 386 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,553 0.00 4,359-18.49
69 Ceramic products 19,458 0.00 3,034541.33
70 Glass and glassware 10,797 0.00 9801,001.73
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 279,798,524 27.38 230,282,58621.50
72 Iron and steel 121,543 0.01 201,458-39.67
73 Articles of iron or steel 176,038 0.02 346,048-49.13
74 Copper and articles thereof 81,184,280 7.94 61,177,46832.70
75 Nickel and articles thereof 239,330,368 23.42 179,188,55933.56
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 164,460,595 16.09 43,533,340277.78
78 Lead and articles thereof 20,678,159 2.02 4,824,548328.60
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 122,229 0.01 92,08632.73
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 50,156 0.00 8,260507.22
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,336 0.00 1,13517.71
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 20,036,251 1.96 28,386,863-29.42
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 446,973 0.04 2,147,783-79.19
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 27,402-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 136,093 0.01 17,549675.50
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 875,161 0.09 1,891,059-53.72
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 432,302 0.04 1,860,932-76.77
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2,582 0.00 464,450.00
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 12,994 0.00 15,012-13.44
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 82,278 0.01 75,0229.67
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 49 0.00 26,390-99.81
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,534 0.00 4,354-18.83
SS Classified 6,941 0.00 21 887 803-99.97

Russia’s Imports from Switzerland

The major share of Russian imports from Switzerland in the 4th quarter of 2016 (and in the 4th quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 38.76% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (34.88% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 33.95% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (36.21% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.18% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (10.70% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.17% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (3.11% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Switzerland in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $10,397,050;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $6,002,640;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $5,738,425;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $5,647,244;
  • 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 $3,806,234;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $3,709,915;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $2,705,624;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $2,292,526;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1,594,334.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Switzerland in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $23,357,004;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $17,711,351;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $3,727,346;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $2,081,441.
Russia’s imports from Switzerland in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 290,488 0.05 42,743579.62
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6,567,005 1.24 5,316,70123.52
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 25-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 168,015 0.03 97,09073.05
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 63,072 0.01 23,957163.27
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 8,483,143 1.60 6,932,79422.36
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 202 0.00 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 432,088 0.08 356,98021.04
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 838-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 8,815 0.00 15,181-41.93
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 179,406 0.03 7,7652,210.44
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 188,665 0.04 268,566-29.75
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,778,820 0.52 3,862,543-28.06
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 17,307,296 3.26 21,034,642-17.72
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 334,049 0.06 377,269-11.46
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8,838,457 1.66 10,417,402-15.16
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,955,950 0.74 3,179,58524.42
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 119,685 0.02 12,453861.09
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,391,609 0.83 5,491,600-20.03
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,134 0.00 225,735-99.50
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 148,164 0.03 118,49125.04
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,004,355 0.19 833,98620.43
29 Organic chemicals 12,897,072 2.43 7,249,82877.89
30 Pharmaceutical products 93,692,792 17.63 117,049,796-19.95
31 Fertilizers 2,783 0.00 1,329109.41
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 10,442,086 1.96 8,149,56028.13
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 23,544,919 4.43 23,826,454-1.18
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 4,581,750 0.86 3,919,60016.89
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,220,375 0.79 1,514,751178.62
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 95 0.00 39143.59
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 167,021 0.03 225,971-26.09
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 16,186,714 3.05 18,268,155-11.39
39 Plastics and articles thereof 12,924,895 2.43 12,580,5602.74
40 Rubber and articles thereof 748,015 0.14 818,784-8.64
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 9,841 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 117,237 0.02 116,3640.75
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2,394 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,331,703 0.44 737,369216.22
45 Cork and articles of cork 188,368 0.04 138,93235.58
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 21 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,793,486 0.34 2,923,422-38.65
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 697,328 0.13 1,247,060-44.08
50 Silk 2,295 0.00 15,593-85.28
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 10,615-100.00
52 Cotton 1,004 0.00 29,599-96.61
54 Man-made filaments 176,486 0.03 632,268-72.09
55 Man-made staple fibers 67,622 0.01 123,186-45.11
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 357,278 0.07 172,403107.23
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 70,006 0.01 88,778-21.14
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 42,182 0.01 35,27119.59
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 478,518 0.09 256,17986.79
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 7,528 0.00 27,165-72.29
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 623,475 0.12 517,91120.38
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 539,385 0.10 476,58613.18
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 110,525 0.02 196,797-43.84
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 165,691 0.03 214,256-22.67
65 Headgear and parts thereof 13,337 0.00 34,470-61.31
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 437 0.00 141209.93
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 84 0.00 125-32.80
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,679,001 0.32 1,481,55213.33
69 Ceramic products 144,804 0.03 170,220-14.93
70 Glass and glassware 379,659 0.07 329,61515.18
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,321,519 0.81 4,467,664-3.27
72 Iron and steel 883,581 0.17 356,641147.75
73 Articles of iron or steel 12,253,619 2.31 6,250,97996.03
74 Copper and articles thereof 386,216 0.07 517,538-25.37
75 Nickel and articles thereof 44,382 0.01 63,925-30.57
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 649,099 0.12 721,094-9.98
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,076-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 69,547 0.01 8,699699.48
80 Tin and articles thereof 3,339 0.00 7,825-57.33
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4,068,869 0.77 358,9541,033.53
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8,718,655 1.64 8,227,7575.97
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 379,661 0.07 197,31092.42
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 101,439,305 19.09 95,700,8806.00
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 41,188,973 7.75 37,382,73910.18
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 28,562 0.01 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,453,257 0.27 2,766,266-47.47
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 61,849,248 11.64 51,452,19820.21
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 47,273,477 8.90 64,984,828-27.25
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3,313 0.00 5,653-41.39
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 1,221,739 0.23 659,40985.28
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 38,317 0.01 222,949-82.81
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 455,757 0.09 338,94334.46
SS Classified 27,588 0.01 54 851-49.70
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia