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Russian trade in goods with Switzerland 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 Switzerland in the first quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Switzerland

In the 1st quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Switzerland totaled $1,398,363,339, up 41.56% ($410,536,613) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Switzerland in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $968,742,147, up 54.55% ($341,911,123) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Switzerland in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $429,621,192, up 19.01% ($68,625,490) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Switzerland in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $539,120,955, a 102.80% increase ($273,285,633) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Switzerland was Russia’s 20th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 21st in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 1.0878% of Russia’s total trade (up from 1.0175% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Switzerland was Russia’s 20th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 1.1624% of Russia’s total exports (up from 1.0229% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Switzerland was Russia’s 25th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 23rd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.9502% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.0085% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Switzerland

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 46.52% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (47.38% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 25.80% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (17.40% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 25.09% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (26.22% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.96% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (6.35% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.66% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (1.78% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Switzerland 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 $140,797,443;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $87,161,706;
  • 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 $78,690,086;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $56,613,573;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $17,120,289;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $5,676,530;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $3,275,210.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Switzerland 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 $32,234,239;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - a decrease of $7,452,124;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $5,021,955.
Russia’s exports to Switzerland in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 522,281 0.05 358,83045.55
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 112,984 0.01 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 456 0.00 871-47.65
10 Cereals 1,533,207 0.16 6,555,162-76.61
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 36,592 0.00 83,115-55.97
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 57,972 0.01 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,193 0.00 2,32880.11
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 33,542 0.00 1,4702,181.77
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 22,829 0.00 1,935,799-98.82
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 32,391 0.00 5,639474.41
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,045,920 0.42 2,244,51980.26
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,001 0.00 1,163-13.93
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 249,889,516 25.80 109,092,073129.06
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,518,131 0.26 4,775,483-47.27
29 Organic chemicals 1,036,246 0.11 570,37181.68
30 Pharmaceutical products 70 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 81,768 0.01 32,316,007-99.75
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 8,472 0.00 196,797-95.70
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 194,195 0.02 421,185-53.89
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 747 0.00 7,143-89.54
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 449-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 88,816 0.01 72,74122.10
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,967,584 0.41 692,374473.04
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,365,887 0.14 777,88475.59
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 31,854 0.00 75,618-57.88
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 1,111,347-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 487,396 0.05 696,634-30.04
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 81,870 0.01 126,443-35.25
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 76,918 0.01 228,779-66.38
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 48,857 0.01 20,458138.82
55 Man-made staple fibers 105 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 492,077 0.05 178,131176.24
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 105 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 37,097 0.00 96,220-61.45
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 94,611 0.01 290,954-67.48
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 127 0.00 62,577-99.80
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5,409 0.00 37,130-85.43
65 Headgear and parts thereof 14,184 0.00 5,121176.98
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 66-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 19,435 0.00 7,059175.32
69 Ceramic products 367 0.00 1,500-75.53
70 Glass and glassware 3,612 0.00 8,751-58.72
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 243,075,137 25.09 164,385,05147.87
72 Iron and steel 207,852 0.02 52,492295.97
73 Articles of iron or steel 36,186 0.00 52,186-30.66
74 Copper and articles thereof 65,012,119 6.71 47,891,83035.75
75 Nickel and articles thereof 233,506,233 24.10 146,344,52759.56
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 146,008,067 15.07 89,394,49463.33
78 Lead and articles thereof 5,814,171 0.60 13,266,295-56.17
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 106,716 0.01 11,367838.82
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,850 0.00 4,954-2.10
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,954 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,089,260 0.63 412,7301,375.36
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 634,848 0.07 365,46173.71
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 194,956 0.02 346,523-43.74
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 752,223 0.08 455,11565.28
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 219,634 0.02 668,961-67.17
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 13,286 0.00 15,054-11.74
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 106,927 0.01 62,05572.31
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 596 0.00 8,087-92.63
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 2,818-100.00
SS Classified 6,308 0.00 32 833-80.79

Russia’s Imports from Switzerland

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 37.31% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (38.41% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 31.74% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (33.48% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.93% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (12.89% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.75% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (0.99% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.85% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (3.69% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.29% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (0.56% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $33,716,299;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $20,504,352;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $12,564,439;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $4,041,532;
  • 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 $3,507,578;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $3,308,536;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $3,124,973;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2,865,224;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $2,715,880;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $2,692,735;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $1,477,651;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $1,464,209.

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

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $11,119,438;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $7,463,576;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $4,195,165;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $1,852,335;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $1,534,591.
Russia’s imports from Switzerland in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 217,000 0.05 51,427321.96
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,601,486 1.30 4,745,64718.03
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 20,517 0.00 137,355-85.06
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5,204,713 1.21 3,727,06239.65
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 202 0.00 1,082-81.33
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 513,541 0.12 400,33028.28
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 24,384 0.01 3,697559.56
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 54,070 0.01 17,662206.14
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 157,221 0.04 122,00328.87
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,312,941 0.31 2,181,451-39.81
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 16,291,015 3.79 20,486,180-20.48
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 375,056 0.09 233,60160.55
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9,715,068 2.26 6,999,18838.80
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,467,835 0.81 2,003,62673.08
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 132,674 0.03 14,040844.97
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,871,723 0.90 5,406,314-28.39
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,104 0.00 55,121-96.18
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 124,252 0.03 149,661-16.98
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 432,023 0.10 824,939-47.63
29 Organic chemicals 10,865,234 2.53 7,556,69843.78
30 Pharmaceutical products 97,780,057 22.76 64,063,75852.63
31 Fertilizers 8,771 0.00 2,035331.01
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,697,593 1.33 13,161,169-56.71
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 19,944,282 4.64 19,711,5621.18
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 2,983,721 0.69 2,887,7713.32
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,318,262 1.01 1,193,289261.88
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 69 0.00 484-85.74
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 78,439 0.02 138,929-43.54
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,671,164 1.32 16,790,602-66.22
39 Plastics and articles thereof 11,815,788 2.75 11,607,4471.79
40 Rubber and articles thereof 681,717 0.16 706,476-3.50
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 43,403-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 107,200 0.02 90,70018.19
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 5,736-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,550,861 0.36 443,541249.65
45 Cork and articles of cork 162,968 0.04 92,43276.31
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 72-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,441,666 0.34 1,986,305-27.42
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 21,555,395 5.02 1,051,0431,950.86
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 583 0.00 100483.00
52 Cotton 0 0.00 24,172-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 115,216 0.03 50,424128.49
55 Man-made staple fibers 62,509 0.01 63,430-1.45
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 245,878 0.06 66,858267.76
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 77,093 0.02 47,09263.71
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 11,655 0.00 5,503111.79
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 282,192 0.07 261,6427.85
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 10,717 0.00 6,23771.83
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 589,626 0.14 339,02373.92
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 378,082 0.09 390,631-3.21
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 84,883 0.02 176,060-51.79
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 139,105 0.03 164,399-15.39
65 Headgear and parts thereof 17,059 0.00 13,39827.32
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,558 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,408,015 0.33 1,158,76121.51
69 Ceramic products 268,453 0.06 101,571164.30
70 Glass and glassware 267,272 0.06 281,977-5.21
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5,543,681 1.29 2,036,103172.27
72 Iron and steel 811,142 0.19 128,829529.63
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,191,642 1.44 3,326,41886.14
74 Copper and articles thereof 351,521 0.08 230,21652.69
75 Nickel and articles thereof 8,502 0.00 20,957-59.43
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 526,935 0.12 616,633-14.55
78 Lead and articles thereof 156 0.00 14110.64
79 Zinc and articles thereof 41,022 0.01 11,984242.31
80 Tin and articles thereof 1,073 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 5,505,475 1.28 2,812,74095.73
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 7,101,654 1.65 6,025,90717.85
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 283,333 0.07 160,72076.29
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 70,371,132 16.38 57,806,69321.74
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 20,384,098 4.74 21,372,655-4.63
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 1,938 0.00 21,198-90.86
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 916,012 0.21 1,018,129-10.03
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 44,673,793 10.40 40,632,2619.95
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 29,737,285 6.92 31,589,620-5.86
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 14,424 0.00 20,263-28.82
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 448,844 0.10 262,04471.29
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 83,182 0.02 46,70178.12
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 391,637 0.09 539,614-27.42
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 29,568 0.01 54,576-45.82
SS Classified 62,235 0.01 16 184284.55

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