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

Russia’s Trade with Norway

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Norway totaled $420,878,075, up 62.54% ($161,934,687) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Norway in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $154,384,644, down 26.39% ($55,343,208) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Norway in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $266,493,431, up 441.48% ($217,277,895) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade balance with Norway went from a surplus of $160,512,316 in the 2nd quarter of 2016, to a deficit of $112,108,787 in the 2nd quarter of 2017.

Norway was Russia’s 49th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 55th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.3011% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2379% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Norway was Russia’s 60th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 47th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1839% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.3156% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Norway was Russia’s 37th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 66th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.4777% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1161% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Norway

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 36.97% of Russia’s total exports to Norway (25.49% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 34.83% of Russia’s total exports to Norway (54.81% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 14.28% of Russia’s total exports to Norway (2.67% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.39% of Russia’s total exports to Norway (3.93% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.12% of Russia’s total exports to Norway (8.45% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.77% of Russia’s total exports to Norway (1.66% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Norway 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 $17,694,656;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $6,725,258;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $5,950,665;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $965,512;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $920,719;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $732,729;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $669,609.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Norway 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) - a decrease of $62,231,365;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $13,456,984;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $4,240,351;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $2,796,676;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $2,521,363;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $1,981,057;
  • 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 $690,773;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $640,350.
Russia’s exports to Norway in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 10,577-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 5,990,858 3.88 7,971,915-24.85
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 901,260 0.58 1,312,585-31.34
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 5,514 0.00 0
10 Cereals 1,893,431 1.23 6,133,782-69.13
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 8,823,266 5.72 11,619,942-24.07
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 35,573 0.02 27,55829.08
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 29,530,750 19.13 23,580,08525.24
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 2,994-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 223,521 0.14 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 3,650-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 388,185 0.25 221,79475.02
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 9,286,692 6.02 2,561,434262.56
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 21,795-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 16,722,169 10.83 16,638,9160.50
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,343,209 0.87 377,697255.63
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 35,707,071 23.13 97,938,436-63.54
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 980,233 0.63 897,4869.22
31 Fertilizers 1,048,519 0.68 378,910176.72
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 523 0.00 784-33.29
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 58,743 0.04 46,14327.31
39 Plastics and articles thereof 613,092 0.40 309,20498.28
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,083,219 2.64 6,604,582-38.18
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 26-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,172,495 2.70 3,439,76621.30
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 434 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 95,867 0.06 40,426137.14
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 813 0.00 2,433-66.58
55 Man-made staple fibers 65 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7,261 0.00 2203,200.45
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 1,410-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 148,821 0.10 34,432332.22
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 17 0.00 404-95.79
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 261,397 0.17 284,482-8.11
69 Ceramic products 48,537 0.03 89,916-46.02
70 Glass and glassware 932,869 0.60 1,087,619-14.23
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 21,964 0.01 0
72 Iron and steel 1,400,149 0.91 479,430192.04
73 Articles of iron or steel 144,223 0.09 490,477-70.60
74 Copper and articles thereof 50,999 0.03 45,02413.27
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,223,527 2.09 16,680,511-80.67
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 4,003-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 11,536-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 759 0.00 7,737-90.19
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 746,330 0.48 1,150,706-35.14
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 872,017 0.56 1,562,790-44.20
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 173,769 0.11 8,9851,833.99
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 20,064,738 13.00 2,370,082746.58
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 195,384 0.13 501,543-61.04
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 4,100,639 2.66 4,740,989-13.51
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 85,730 0.06 31,266174.20
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 10 0.00 917-98.91
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 453-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Norway

The major share of Russian imports from Norway 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) - 76.96% of Russia’s total imports from Norway (35.95% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.56% of Russia’s total imports from Norway (25.23% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.57% of Russia’s total imports from Norway (22.14% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.65% of Russia’s total imports from Norway (6.49% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.32% of Russia’s total imports from Norway (7.44% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Norway 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 $183,306,106;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $6,299,805;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $6,100,784;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $3,847,197;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $2,870,000;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $2,813,468;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $2,579,031;
  • 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 $2,390,006;
  • 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 $1,357,475;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,063,425;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $877,376;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $869,400.

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

  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $1,027,322.
Russia’s imports from Norway in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
01 Live animals 732 0.00 240,784-99.70
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,847,197 1.44 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 19,946 0.01 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 3,588 0.00 11,404-68.54
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 1,194-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 44,337 0.02 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 124,335 0.05 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 543-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 37,673 0.01 5,982529.77
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,556 0.00 7,346-51.59
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 192,336 0.07 372,787-48.41
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 143,919 0.05 226,911-36.57
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,765,534 0.66 2,792,856-36.78
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 9,494,446 3.56 3,194,641197.20
26 Ores, slag and ash 2,870,000 1.08 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 20,043 0.01 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,707,475 1.39 1,317,469181.41
29 Organic chemicals 213,545 0.08 130,12664.11
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,651,923 1.00 2,598,7252.05
31 Fertilizers 536,528 0.20 541,323-0.89
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 677,982 0.25 233,225190.70
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 401,793 0.15 188,577113.07
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 862,874 0.32 708,94721.71
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,072 0.00 3,364-38.41
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,006,695 1.13 427,664603.05
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,230,731 1.96 4,353,35520.15
40 Rubber and articles thereof 229,270 0.09 392,099-41.53
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,320 0.00 2,798-52.82
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 252,240 0.09 249,7451.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 31,694 0.01 109,332-71.01
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 19,677 0.01 3,031549.19
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 12,133 0.00 0
52 Cotton 1,256 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 28,654 0.01 3258,716.62
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 837,944 0.31 204,211310.33
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 46 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,114 0.00 427160.89
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 20,170 0.01 4294,601.63
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,057 0.00 1721,095.93
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 43,055 0.02 6,186596.01
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 197,666 0.07 124,92158.23
65 Headgear and parts thereof 63 0.00 22186.36
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 5 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 53,159 0.02 7,049654.14
69 Ceramic products 6,702 0.00 19,766-66.09
70 Glass and glassware 21,778 0.01 10420,840.38
72 Iron and steel 13,534,154 5.08 7,433,37082.07
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,748,237 1.41 3,006,08124.69
74 Copper and articles thereof 282,214 0.11 141,71399.14
75 Nickel and articles thereof 4,212,718 1.58 1,399,250201.07
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 217,569 0.08 145,10549.94
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 13-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 27,503 0.01 4,093571.95
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 52,438 0.02 51910,003.66
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 695,888 0.26 185,174275.80
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 29,363 0.01 102,940-71.48
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,516,948 3.20 7,647,54811.37
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 6,294,725 2.36 4,937,25027.49
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 256,380 0.10 110,212132.62
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,092,571 0.41 438,290149.28
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 186,289,736 69.90 2,983,6306,143.73
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,639,632 0.99 1,576,20767.47
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 21,850 0.01 3,376547.22
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 609,404 0.23 373,81463.02
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 351,739 0.13 249,11141.20
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,099 0.00 0

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia