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

Russia’s Trade with Norway

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Norway was $415,437,983, down 6.21% ($27,487,053) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Norway in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $220,871,095, up 23.70% ($42,317,055) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Norway in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $194,566,888, down 26.40% ($69,804,108) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade balance with Norway went from a deficit of $85,816,956 in the 3rd quarter of 2016, to a surplus of $26,304,207 in the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Norway was Russia’s 49th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 55th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2842% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.3633% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Norway was Russia’s 60th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 47th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2588% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2482% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Norway was Russia’s 37th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 66th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.3199% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.5290% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Norway

The major share of Russian exports to Norway 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) - 58.49% of Russia’s total exports to Norway (44.69% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 28.87% of Russia’s total exports to Norway (33.45% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.64% of Russia’s total exports to Norway (6.54% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.21% of Russia’s total exports to Norway (1.73% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.41% of Russia’s total exports to Norway (1.90% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.39% of Russia’s total exports to Norway (8.55% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Norway 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 $55,888,848;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $8,199,929;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,643,607;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,380,652;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1,276,695;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $1,099,769;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $1,024,843.

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

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $12,670,096;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $7,523,922;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $3,656,807;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $2,153,655;
  • 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 $1,618,862;
  • 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 $1,016,529;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $801,482.
Russia’s exports to Norway in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 16,834-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 5,790,774 2.62 7,944,429-27.11
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 15,142-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 820,260 0.37 869,446-5.66
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 152,837-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 1,356-100.00
10 Cereals 1,758,783 0.80 659,014166.88
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 11,493,331 5.20 11,000,3154.48
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 53,917-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 34,595,286 15.66 26,395,35731.07
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 8,359-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 356,941 0.16 41585,909.88
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 180-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 2,233-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 1,872-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 9,370-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 380,258 0.17 337,50812.67
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 8,578,789 3.88 12,235,596-29.89
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 15,534-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 9,853,650 4.46 17,377,572-43.30
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,724,009 0.78 699,166146.58
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 117,608,110 53.25 61,719,26290.55
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,191,421 0.54 2,810,283-57.60
29 Organic chemicals 1,643,607 0.74 0
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 801,482-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 61,681 0.03 53,69614.87
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 256 0.00 14,020-98.17
39 Plastics and articles thereof 536,012 0.24 254,799110.37
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9,021,257 4.08 7,744,56216.49
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 290-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,089,002 1.40 3,345,833-7.68
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 26,033 0.01 52,191-50.12
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,303 0.00 1,843-29.30
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 72-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 8-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 173-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,071 0.00 60577.02
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7,009 0.00 1,133518.62
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 142,987 0.06 260,057-45.02
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 74-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,769 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 499,223 0.23 361,70438.02
69 Ceramic products 5,403 0.00 104,932-94.85
70 Glass and glassware 1,021,949 0.46 1,128,667-9.46
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 1,339,947 0.61 943,81141.97
73 Articles of iron or steel 761,907 0.34 621,94722.50
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 46,253-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 879,721 0.40 13,549,817-93.51
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,494 0.00 69,931-97.86
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 86,314 0.04 5,7451,402.42
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 500 0.00 32,860-98.48
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,160,171 0.53 934,37724.17
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 2,081,402 0.94 1,946,7246.92
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 51,974 0.02 11,361357.48
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,584,138 0.72 203,486678.50
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 2,668,891 1.21 3,685,420-27.58
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 42,459 0.02 49,238-13.77
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 932-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Norway

The major share of Russian imports from Norway 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) - 59.58% of Russia’s total imports from Norway (82.58% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 12.57% of Russia’s total imports from Norway (1.76% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 11.56% of Russia’s total imports from Norway (5.67% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.92% of Russia’s total imports from Norway (4.13% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.17% of Russia’s total imports from Norway (4.25% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.13% of Russia’s total imports from Norway (0.60% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $16,876,745;
  • 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 $7,189,419;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4,915,518;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $4,019,582;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $3,121,435;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $3,011,804;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $2,970,295;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $2,436,838;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,348,783;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $1,339,429;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $932,789;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $867,822;
  • 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 $844,940.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $115,417,361;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $5,050,878;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $1,167,838.
Russia’s imports from Norway in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,322,740 1.71 310,936968.63
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,122 0.00 621724.80
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 12,335 0.01 15,973-22.78
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,233 0.00 881153.46
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 7,359 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 8,598 0.00 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 122,813 0.06 127,948-4.01
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 970 0.00 53780.63
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 102,628 0.05 46,088122.68
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,108 0.00 8,997-43.23
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 298,015 0.15 1,465,853-79.67
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 130,904 0.07 115,58513.25
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,086,082 2.10 9,136,960-55.28
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 21,381,010 10.99 4,504,265374.68
26 Ores, slag and ash 2,970,295 1.53 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 108,136 0.06 142,349-24.03
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,051,292 1.05 1,206,35270.04
29 Organic chemicals 494,084 0.25 170,462189.85
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,636,444 1.36 2,824,161-6.65
31 Fertilizers 556,835 0.29 202,321175.22
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,492,342 0.77 152,913875.94
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 321,005 0.16 311,4833.06
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 1,460,166 0.75 1,147,88727.20
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,688 0.00 4,365-38.42
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,833,950 2.48 814,368493.58
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,747,953 2.44 3,880,13122.37
40 Rubber and articles thereof 698,329 0.36 205,219240.28
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,113 0.00 2,447-54.52
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 301,825 0.16 266,85713.10
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 67,190 0.03 27,225146.80
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,077 0.00 19,788-84.45
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 9,918 0.01 0
52 Cotton 2,594 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 11,066 0.01 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 2,540-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 305,698 0.16 260,94317.15
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 13-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3,932 0.00 1,812117.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 4,407 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,241,566 0.64 685,09081.23
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 160,679 0.08 21,643642.41
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 203,858 0.10 358,789-43.18
65 Headgear and parts thereof 257,598 0.13 246,3854.55
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 83,596 0.04 350,876-76.18
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 12,450-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 978 0.00 1,012-3.36
72 Iron and steel 13,314,448 6.84 10,193,01330.62
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,170,547 2.14 2,821,76447.80
74 Copper and articles thereof 268,222 0.14 147,92681.32
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3,890,145 2.00 1,453,307167.68
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 190,291 0.10 236,422-19.51
78 Lead and articles thereof 24 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 9,491 0.00 1094,810.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 79,462 0.04 10794,520.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 471,796 0.24 101,035366.96
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 99,510 0.05 41,366140.56
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,939,152 4.59 4,023,634122.17
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 11,467,710 5.89 4,278,291168.04
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 86,882 0.04 128,909-32.60
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 845,851 0.43 823,0222.77
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 92,208,034 47.39 207,625,395-55.59
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,382,388 1.22 1,449,59964.35
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 8,218 0.00 3,345145.68
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 565,867 0.29 665,713-15.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,043,840 0.54 1,304,099-19.96
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6,479 0.00 3,44887.91
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 16,163-100.00

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia