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Russian trade in goods with Canada in Q3 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 Canada in the third quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Canada

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Canada totaled $439,141,067, up 59.97% ($164,622,288) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Canada in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $236,841,405, up 94.34% ($114,974,105) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Canada in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $202,299,662, up 32.52% ($49,648,183) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade balance with Canada went from a deficit of $30,784,179 in the 3rd quarter of 2016, to a surplus of $34,541,743 in the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Canada was Russia’s 47th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 53rd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.3004% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2252% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Canada was Russia’s 62nd largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 63rd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2775% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1694% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Canada was Russia’s 33rd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 43rd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.3326% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.3054% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Canada

The major share of Russian exports to Canada in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 59.33% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (7.39% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.85% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (28.38% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 15.64% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (38.86% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.33% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (4.21% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.84% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (3.83% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.09% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (2.05% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Canada in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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 $131,618,960;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $8,070,214;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,469,349;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $1,276,950;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,114,591.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Canada in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $9,645,920;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $2,641,845;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $2,262,905;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $1,404,687;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $1,291,680.
Russia’s exports to Canada in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 86,319 0.04 1,491,006-94.21
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 54,803-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 774 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,492 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,078 0.00 2,98436.66
10 Cereals 208,206 0.09 15,3601,255.51
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 93,976 0.04 74,99925.30
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 14,499 0.01 17,186-15.63
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 20,935 0.01 1,6801,146.13
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 43,256 0.02 37,39215.68
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 201,375 0.09 281,209-28.39
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 105,075 0.04 56,29986.64
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 96,184 0.04 92,2314.29
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 264,260 0.11 20,3921,195.90
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 162,761 0.07 354,658-54.11
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,276,950 0.54 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 40 0.00 2,511-98.41
26 Ores, slag and ash 274,588 0.12 377,857-27.33
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 140,245,998 59.22 8,627,0381,525.66
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 10,275,133 4.34 10,765,168-4.55
29 Organic chemicals 892,305 0.38 503,70577.15
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 25,726-100.00
31 Fertilizers 4,947,493 2.09 7,589,338-34.81
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 101 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 903 0.00 13,020-93.06
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 32 0.00 2,966-98.92
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 79,900-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 126,972 0.05 42,625197.88
39 Plastics and articles thereof 80,864 0.03 40,338100.47
40 Rubber and articles thereof 23,595,805 9.96 15,525,59151.98
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,073 0.00 4,625-55.18
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,249,812 2.22 4,890,4617.35
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 211,666 0.09 78,281170.39
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 67,426 0.03 156,208-56.84
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 887-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 776 0.00 2,758-71.86
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 288,762-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 181 0.00 91,911.11
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 496 0.00 95422.11
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 17-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 33,652 0.01 34,500-2.46
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5,267 0.00 67,470-92.19
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 49,201 0.02 42,68415.27
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 93,833 0.04 117,863-20.39
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,579 0.00 146,792-98.24
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 443 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 76,454 0.03 28,538167.90
69 Ceramic products 13,697 0.01 21,571-36.50
70 Glass and glassware 70,512 0.03 7,707814.91
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 167,715 0.07 364,357-53.97
72 Iron and steel 24,595,758 10.38 34,241,678-28.17
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,588,089 0.67 118,7401,237.45
74 Copper and articles thereof 8,059,003 3.40 10,321,908-21.92
75 Nickel and articles thereof 58,289 0.02 35,33564.96
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,726,464 1.15 2,016,86835.18
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 5-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 607,455-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,581 0.00 4,739-3.33
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 15,627 0.01 10,45549.47
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,357,173 0.57 1,975,952-31.32
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 1,347,921 0.57 749,66279.80
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 1,291,680-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 120,083 0.05 214,591-44.04
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,146 0.00 11,359-81.11
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,535,164 0.65 420,573265.02
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,816 0.00 8,189-77.82
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 582,346 0.25 454,28328.19
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 105,261 0.04 36,180190.94
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,711 0.00 666156.91
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 9,530 0.00 1,930393.78
SS Classified 5,662,286 2.39 16 995 485-66.68

Russia’s Imports from Canada

The major share of Russian imports from Canada in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 45.80% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (45.42% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 21.01% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (21.13% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.12% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (6.27% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.70% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (11.66% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.65% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (1.94% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.34% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (1.06% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Canada in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $14,917,292;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $14,844,058;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $6,465,046;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $6,416,535;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $6,323,832;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $5,344,647;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3,640,510;
  • 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 $3,396,133;
  • 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 $2,282,900;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2,135,796;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $1,807,057;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $1,793,186;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - an increase of $1,220,519;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $655,525.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Canada in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $5,686,115;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $1,549,293;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $1,177,446.
Russia’s imports from Canada in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
01 Live animals 3,063,365 1.51 1,256,308143.84
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,047,279 1.51 1,254,093142.99
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 631,054 0.31 760,948-17.07
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 40,660 0.02 53,354-23.79
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,341 0.00 4,134-43.37
10 Cereals 16,829 0.01 20,208-16.72
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 7,325-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 14,925,253 7.38 7,961187,379.63
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 53,979 0.03 13,678294.64
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 21,810 0.01 61,462-64.51
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 246,594 0.12 161,46852.72
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 9,826 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 8,801 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 145,092 0.07 160,865-9.81
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 182,813 0.09 74,974143.84
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 687,838 0.34 531,21329.48
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 11,534,431 5.70 5,210,599121.36
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 19,130 0.01 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 30,752 0.02 14,709109.07
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,308,124 1.64 2,950,56812.12
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 55,251 0.03 440,430-87.46
29 Organic chemicals 74,602 0.04 110,498-32.49
30 Pharmaceutical products 26,186,263 12.94 20,841,61625.64
31 Fertilizers 115,793 0.06 118,457-2.25
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 238,022 0.12 308,049-22.73
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,616,855 1.79 3,227,59812.06
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 4,461,941 2.21 2,179,041104.77
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 110,337 0.05 42,009162.65
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 14,729 0.01 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 334 0.00 21,603-98.45
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 576,340 0.28 694,729-17.04
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,856,547 1.91 1,720,751124.12
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,206,250 1.58 2,550,72525.70
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 165,443 0.08 104,27658.66
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,259,735 0.62 39,2163,112.30
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 216,909 0.11 173,98224.67
45 Cork and articles of cork 232 0.00 18028.89
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 101,008 0.05 16,090527.77
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 50,790 0.03 69,499-26.92
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 2,027-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 68 0.00 9,358-99.27
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 76,883 0.04 60,33927.42
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2,784 0.00 47,529-94.14
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 278,940 0.14 238,92316.75
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 261,717 0.13 109,165139.74
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,153,125 0.57 610,68988.82
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 421,977 0.21 146,676187.69
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 295,889 0.15 275,1707.53
65 Headgear and parts thereof 58,164 0.03 61,905-6.04
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 6,403-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 155,300 0.08 50,115209.89
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 68,233 0.03 109,040-37.42
69 Ceramic products 35,629 0.02 229,893-84.50
70 Glass and glassware 331,976 0.16 137,488141.46
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 13,316 0.01 4,823176.09
72 Iron and steel 38,917 0.02 5,725,032-99.32
73 Articles of iron or steel 9,633,228 4.76 5,992,71860.75
74 Copper and articles thereof 186,174 0.09 80,099132.43
75 Nickel and articles thereof 70,204 0.03 57,34022.43
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7,064,254 3.49 647,719990.64
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 157,542-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 235-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,006-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 50,136 0.02 65,319-23.24
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,122,405 2.04 4,669,289-11.71
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 473,213 0.23 398,75118.67
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 47,936,656 23.70 33,092,59844.86
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 16,730,001 8.27 13,333,86825.47
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 12,900 0.01 130,980-90.15
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 17,859,963 8.83 11,394,91756.74
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 33,584 0.02 128,251-73.81
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,077,265 4.98 11,254,711-10.46
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,064 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 123,462 0.06 91,371,700.00
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 397,042 0.20 469,643-15.46
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,176,638 0.58 2,725,931-56.84
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 75,473 0.04 393,413-80.82
SS Classified 799,730 0.40 14 629 949-94.53

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