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Russian trade in goods with Finland in Q1 2017

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Finland in the first quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Finland

In the 1st quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Finland totaled $2,815,830,746, up 58.03% ($1,033,979,038) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Finland in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $2,190,236,866, up 63.16% ($847,885,024) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Finland in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $625,593,880, up 42.34% ($186,094,014) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Finland in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $1,564,642,986, a 73.30% increase ($661,791,010) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Finland was Russia’s 13th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 16th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 2.1904% of Russia’s total trade (up from 1.8355% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Finland was Russia’s 12th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 14th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 2.6282% of Russia’s total exports (up from 2.1904% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Finland was Russia’s 19th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 20th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 1.3836% of Russia’s total imports (up from 1.2278% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Finland

The major share of Russian exports to Finland in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 64.82% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (67.25% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 15.18% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (2.92% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.57% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (17.28% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.23% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (7.16% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.42% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (3.16% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.71% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (1.04% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Finland in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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 $514,529,518;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $208,854,039;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $86,970,083;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $49,193,437;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $16,006,364.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Finland in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $13,700,062;
  • 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 $11,004,070;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $9,679,623;
  • 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 $7,410,257.
Russia’s exports to Finland in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,286,721 0.06 2,178,876-40.95
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 400 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 188-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 386,270 0.02 258,97349.15
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 97,290 0.00 11,362756.28
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 26,696 0.00 7,832240.86
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 6,280 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 1,094,458-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 96,987 0.00 207,305-53.22
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 19,065 0.00 17,28210.32
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,738 0.00 1971,797.46
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 25,008 0.00 28,295-11.62
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,243,345 0.24 1,818,462188.34
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 8,382,719 0.38 8,386,907-0.05
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 668,051 0.03 969,237-31.07
26 Ores, slag and ash 14,232,246 0.65 11,416,01524.67
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,404,815,505 64.14 890,285,98757.79
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 18,590,168 0.85 29,594,238-37.18
29 Organic chemicals 178,363,148 8.14 129,169,71138.08
30 Pharmaceutical products 908,407 0.04 852,4446.57
31 Fertilizers 30,633,393 1.40 44,333,455-30.90
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 78,596 0.00 6,1331,181.53
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 60,718 0.00 96,063-36.79
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 605,295 0.03 2,94420,460.29
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 81-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,560,183 0.07 549,990183.67
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,134,292 0.23 2,389,417114.88
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,009,493 0.23 2,850,18475.76
40 Rubber and articles thereof 12,481,964 0.57 22,161,587-43.68
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 287,406 0.01 260,67410.25
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 88,951 0.00 247,423-64.05
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 10,450,115 0.48 10,370,4570.77
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 107,429,227 4.90 91,422,86317.51
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2,605 0.00 1,78545.94
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,862,778 0.09 520,309258.01
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,123,527 0.23 4,143,80623.64
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 27,053 0.00 8,275226.92
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 29,481 0.00 12,948,000.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 8,469 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 728,969 0.03 205,251255.16
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 11,650 0.00 3,586224.87
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 121,430 0.01 197,860-38.63
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9,014 0.00 22,925-60.68
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 659 0.00 5,401-87.80
65 Headgear and parts thereof 196 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,335,836 0.20 1,517,535185.72
69 Ceramic products 370,142 0.02 160,331130.86
70 Glass and glassware 5,913,242 0.27 1,640,934260.36
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 34,573 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 16,059,068 0.73 10,794,52248.77
73 Articles of iron or steel 215,647,930 9.85 6,793,8913,074.14
74 Copper and articles thereof 10,024 0.00 21,460-53.29
75 Nickel and articles thereof 86,970,083 3.97 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 10,049,889 0.46 15,677,380-35.90
80 Tin and articles thereof 13 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 1,932,578-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 87,397 0.00 103,471-15.53
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,671,950 0.17 3,933,545-6.65
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,080,675 0.32 11,135,915-36.42
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 18,802,548 0.86 26,212,805-28.27
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 1,500-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,761,324 0.22 5,039,177-5.51
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 117,601 0.01 46,797151.30
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 303,846 0.01 41,744627.88
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 330,561 0.02 216,84152.44
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 788,922 0.04 954,240-17.32
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,033 0.00 18,429-88.97
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,701 0.00 10,508-83.81

Russia’s Imports from Finland

The major share of Russian imports from Finland in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 44.32% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (31.01% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 20.95% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (24.59% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 16.72% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (21.34% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.30% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (9.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.89% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (5.95% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.53% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (5.06% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Finland in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $47,859,967;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $33,912,166;
  • 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 $29,908,072;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $28,037,556;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $14,993,817;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $10,722,064;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $8,535,906;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $8,093,631;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $3,529,374;
  • 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) - an increase of $3,491,194;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $2,922,696;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2,549,720;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2,171,995.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Finland in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $10,645,019;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $1,925,702.
Russia’s imports from Finland in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
01 Live animals 292,644 0.05 298,809-2.06
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 113,468 0.02 1,8466,046.70
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 26,710 0.00 25,3515.36
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 2,027,285 0.32 1,379,54146.95
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 72,981 0.01 254,342-71.31
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 570,827 0.09 534,6786.76
10 Cereals 1,610,427 0.26 20,9647,581.87
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,494,954 0.56 3,644,854-4.11
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 12,263 0.00 3,384262.38
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 35,325-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 284 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 172,357 0.03 186,718-7.69
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 426,778 0.07 1,105,134-61.38
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 654,640 0.10 602,9338.58
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 943,973 0.15 1,775,504-46.83
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,358,494 0.54 5,284,196-36.44
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 455,128 0.07 404,49112.52
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,205,877 0.19 783,28553.95
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,220,467 0.83 4,448,91917.34
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,426,646 0.23 1,456,740-2.07
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,206 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,200,756 0.19 1,230,507-2.42
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 35,648,863 5.70 24,926,79943.01
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 11,510,514 1.84 12,730,867-9.59
29 Organic chemicals 3,124,404 0.50 2,839,48110.03
30 Pharmaceutical products 12,201,639 1.95 9,651,91926.42
31 Fertilizers 196,137 0.03 180,8798.44
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 14,200,422 2.27 14,127,6580.52
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,110,736 0.18 2,846,405-60.98
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 17,489,040 2.80 13,997,84624.94
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,667,563 0.59 2,442,66750.15
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 89 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,424,898 1.19 7,660,061-3.07
39 Plastics and articles thereof 50,822,405 8.12 35,828,58841.85
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9,315,825 1.49 5,786,45160.99
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 57,029 0.01 45,70624.77
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,727,488 0.28 1,146,35050.69
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,264,459 0.20 1,916,996-34.04
45 Cork and articles of cork 10,559 0.00 12,682-16.74
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 1,990-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 5,751,031 0.92 2,828,335103.34
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 94,854,802 15.16 86,318,8969.89
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,714,365 0.43 2,707,7720.24
52 Cotton 0 0.00 1,947-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 1,749 0.00 3,308-47.13
55 Man-made staple fibers 966 0.00 6,155-84.31
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 82,523 0.01 153,073-46.09
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 130,090 0.02 45,583185.39
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 96,017 0.02 119,199-19.45
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,128,849 0.18 1,063,1546.18
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 9,865 0.00 4,541117.24
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 298,774 0.05 298,6080.06
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,298,796 0.21 1,146,12113.32
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 604,911 0.10 161,552274.44
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 230,272 0.04 194,38418.46
65 Headgear and parts thereof 300,533 0.05 325,968-7.80
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 891 0.00 146,264.29
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 2,341-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,176,259 0.51 2,612,32821.59
69 Ceramic products 271,028 0.04 311,668-13.04
70 Glass and glassware 722,906 0.12 620,41516.52
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 175 0.00 3,063-94.29
72 Iron and steel 17,803,763 2.85 9,710,13283.35
73 Articles of iron or steel 8,552,012 1.37 6,380,01734.04
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,739,206 0.60 14,384,225-74.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 12,451 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,412,022 0.87 5,995,208-9.73
79 Zinc and articles thereof 66,215 0.01 103,505-36.03
80 Tin and articles thereof 851 0.00 8085.32
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 40,876 0.01 20,60498.39
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,981,017 0.32 2,174,539-8.90
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,813,186 0.29 795,333127.98
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 106,526,380 17.03 78,488,82435.72
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 64,211,086 10.26 34,303,01487.19
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 736,536 0.12 202,438263.83
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 48,675,716 7.78 14,763,550229.70
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 50,301,740 8.04 2,441,7731,960.05
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,809,569 1.09 6,081,83411.97
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 173,164 0.03 166,0234.30
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 3,063,325 0.49 3,838,812-20.20
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 803,054 0.13 985,026-18.47
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 103,880 0.02 103,5430.33
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,141 0.00 409667.97
SS Classified 27,653 0.00 10 958152.35

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