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Russian trade in goods with Finland in Q2 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 second quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Finland

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Finland totaled $3,097,932,240, up 37.79% ($849,581,579) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $2,204,748,976, up 38.79% ($616,215,694) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $893,183,264, up 35.37% ($233,365,885) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $1,311,565,712, a 41.22% increase ($382,849,809) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Finland was Russia’s 14th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 15th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 2.2166% of Russia’s total trade (up from 2.0658% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Finland was Russia’s 12th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 13th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 2.6256% of Russia’s total exports (up from 2.3907% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Finland was Russia’s 14th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 15th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 1.6011% of Russia’s total imports (up from 1.5565% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Finland

The major share of Russian exports to Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 57.43% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (68.26% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 16.77% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (3.99% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.90% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (15.42% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.29% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (4.01% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.13% of Russia’s total exports to Finland (6.94% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $186,020,767;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $182,236,976;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $130,114,006;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $51,545,363;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $44,863,540;
  • 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 $15,074,857;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $14,302,483;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $6,692,893.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $11,618,815;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $7,493,799;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $6,911,178.
Russia’s exports to Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
01 Live animals 0 0.00 500-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 933,357 0.04 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 4,078-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 11,930 0.00 41,486-71.24
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 1,911-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 663,581 0.03 724,649-8.43
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 70,754 0.00 48,62145.52
10 Cereals 86,436 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 15,782 0.00 56,992-72.31
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 86,823 0.00 70,09023.87
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,107,838 0.05 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 192,550 0.01 148,86629.34
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 149-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 24,060 0.00 29,404-18.17
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,783,587 0.26 3,364,03571.92
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,180,128 0.19 5,605,839-25.43
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 3,679-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,532,944 0.07 2,222,526-31.03
26 Ores, slag and ash 24,348,297 1.10 27,693,203-12.08
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,240,407,809 56.26 1,054,387,04217.64
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 26,377,540 1.20 11,302,683133.37
29 Organic chemicals 172,099,273 7.81 172,568,780-0.27
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,281,499 0.06 678,10488.98
31 Fertilizers 72,622,411 3.29 27,758,871161.62
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 5,259-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 30,241 0.00 61,160-50.55
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 546,218 0.02 3,78514,331.12
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,434,929 0.07 2,235,411-35.81
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 14,848-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9,163,991 0.42 2,471,098270.85
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,435,889 0.16 1,404,230144.68
40 Rubber and articles thereof 19,488,353 0.88 26,399,531-26.18
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 88,846 0.00 100,616-11.70
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 109,435 0.00 99,9589.48
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 5,173,076 0.23 26,33819,541.11
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 104,623,944 4.75 104,348,7960.26
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3,991 0.00 2,97834.02
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,881,091 0.09 556,740237.88
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,516,581 0.30 5,259,38723.90
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 14,034 0.00 2,012597.51
55 Man-made staple fibers 65 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 30,504 0.00 12,165150.75
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 4-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 890,734 0.04 582,62752.88
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,775 0.00 5,3418.13
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 18,322 0.00 1,5281,099.08
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 18,707 0.00 15,21722.93
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,132 0.00 4,840-76.61
65 Headgear and parts thereof 97 0.00 253-61.66
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,293,486 0.19 3,532,00121.56
69 Ceramic products 313,366 0.01 299,1064.77
70 Glass and glassware 6,618,352 0.30 5,706,41615.98
72 Iron and steel 17,280,821 0.78 13,017,81632.75
73 Articles of iron or steel 195,466,653 8.87 13,229,6771,377.49
74 Copper and articles thereof 6,202 0.00 1,960,493-99.68
75 Nickel and articles thereof 140,807,939 6.39 10,693,9331,216.71
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 14,953,692 0.68 22,447,491-33.38
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 68,591 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 7,782 0.00 72,976-89.34
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,225,000 0.06 1,983,274-38.23
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 37,194,574 1.69 48,813,389-23.80
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 11,208,512 0.51 12,048,674-6.97
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 18,937 0.00 39,929-52.57
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 16,348,305 0.74 2,045,822699.11
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 51,760,074 2.35 214,71124,006.86
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 112,505 0.01 510,147-77.95
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 472,366 0.02 414,08714.07
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,256,721 0.06 1,169,0797.50
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 23,735 0.00 8,631175.00
SS Classified 8,809 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Finland

The major share of Russian imports from Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 51.78% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (39.51% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 18.22% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (22.74% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 13.04% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (16.55% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.89% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (8.87% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.85% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (5.48% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.31% of Russia’s total imports from Finland (3.98% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $132,634,084;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $36,703,586;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $29,391,024;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $15,493,681;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $8,668,109;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $7,286,847;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $4,654,510;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - an increase of $4,402,444;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $2,914,959;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2,904,647.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $10,381,083;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $7,526,878;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $4,051,857.
Russia’s imports from Finland in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
01 Live animals 250,462 0.03 2,13911,609.30
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 704,227 0.08 863,608-18.46
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 159,036 0.02 7,1582,121.79
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 38,882 0.00 13,821181.33
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 171,868 0.02 268,107-35.90
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,350,033 0.15 1,143,52818.06
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 644,135 0.07 761,643-15.43
10 Cereals 2,025,118 0.23 524,042286.44
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,157,535 0.35 4,578,222-31.03
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 100,889 0.01 101,141-0.25
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,397 0.00 38,702-96.39
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 928 0.00 1,337-30.59
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 242,307 0.03 255,766-5.26
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 199,682 0.02 280,438-28.80
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 572,670 0.06 618,387-7.39
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 662,981 0.07 654,9391.23
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,185,686 0.36 3,540,146-10.01
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 591,865 0.07 683,742-13.44
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,464,241 0.16 1,332,9459.85
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 6,160,310 0.69 3,245,35189.82
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 7,880,371 0.88 7,370,1286.92
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,715 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,712,254 0.19 1,768,330-3.17
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 41,646,485 4.66 34,359,63821.21
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 13,642,914 1.53 13,463,5931.33
29 Organic chemicals 6,173,039 0.69 4,711,29331.03
30 Pharmaceutical products 19,015,489 2.13 16,110,84218.03
31 Fertilizers 172,612 0.02 164,6624.83
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 17,212,571 1.93 24,739,449-30.42
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,057,356 0.23 2,594,528-20.70
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 18,029,757 2.02 18,234,840-1.12
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,667,965 0.41 4,271,526-14.13
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 3,689 0.00 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 359 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9,018,165 1.01 9,701,032-7.04
39 Plastics and articles thereof 64,545,321 7.23 49,051,64031.59
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9,167,564 1.03 6,978,42631.37
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 45,743 0.01 52,035-12.09
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 4,995,524 0.56 593,080742.30
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,821,182 0.20 2,172,522-16.17
45 Cork and articles of cork 9,785 0.00 6,76244.71
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 361 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 4,134,355 0.46 5,666,723-27.04
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 106,929,729 11.97 98,261,6208.82
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,587,103 0.40 3,123,53514.84
52 Cotton 2,002 0.00 4,505-55.56
54 Man-made filaments 6,105 0.00 3,06599.18
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,958 0.00 9,000-67.13
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,409,655 0.16 569,271147.62
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 39,849 0.00 65,415-39.08
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 185,613 0.02 66,364179.69
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 902,954 0.10 1,039,755-13.16
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 263,355 0.03 395,015-33.33
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 297,793 0.03 163,81581.79
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,123,724 0.13 199,482463.32
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 260,106 0.03 129,800100.39
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,612,434 0.18 824,29395.61
65 Headgear and parts thereof 59,398 0.01 13,439341.98
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 7,958 0.00 1764,421.59
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,829,187 0.65 5,019,04416.14
69 Ceramic products 315,444 0.04 152,512106.83
70 Glass and glassware 1,004,152 0.11 706,03242.22
72 Iron and steel 16,892,791 1.89 12,238,28138.03
73 Articles of iron or steel 13,517,654 1.51 17,569,511-23.06
74 Copper and articles thereof 5,268,902 0.59 15,649,985-66.33
75 Nickel and articles thereof 6,300 0.00 4,82330.62
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 12,841,680 1.44 10,292,78924.76
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,550 0.00 18,545-91.64
80 Tin and articles thereof 2,613 0.00 1,68854.80
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 11,491 0.00 3,357242.30
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,197,432 0.25 1,804,93621.75
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,897,614 0.21 913,789107.66
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 164,091,439 18.37 127,387,85328.81
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 90,081,614 10.09 88,246,3012.08
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 995,696 0.11 561,00177.49
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 55,726,262 6.24 26,335,238111.60
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 137,998,736 15.45 5,364,6522,472.37
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 13,602,282 1.52 12,777,0086.46
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 231,907 0.03 270,784-14.36
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 6,032,013 0.68 7,641,881-21.07
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,099,794 0.12 918,67719.71
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 198,774 0.02 143,45138.57
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 7,373 0.00 4801,436.04

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