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

Russia’s Trade with Switzerland

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Switzerland totaled $1,840,893,037, up 25.42% ($373,074,134) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Switzerland in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $1,192,939,880, up 23.54% ($227,272,034) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Switzerland in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $647,953,157, up 29.04% ($145,802,100) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Switzerland in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $544,986,723, a 17.58% increase ($81,469,934) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Switzerland was Russia’s 28th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 19th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 1.2593% of Russia’s total trade (up from 1.2039% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Switzerland was Russia’s 32nd largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 19th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 1.3975% of Russia’s total exports (up from 1.3422% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Switzerland was Russia’s 25th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 20th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 1.0652% of Russia’s total imports (up from 1.0048% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Switzerland

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 41.52% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (23.39% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 28.62% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (50.32% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 25.85% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (22.93% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.51% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (1.36% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.02% of Russia’s total exports to Switzerland (1.14% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

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

  • 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 $269,491,280;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $86,916,971;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $19,771,543;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $13,322,853;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $4,411,198.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Switzerland 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 $166,408,640.
Russia’s exports to Switzerland in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
01 Live animals 0 0.00 2,194-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 814,171 0.07 790,5762.98
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 42 0.00 183-77.05
10 Cereals 7,940,520 0.67 8,507,680-6.67
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 60,297 0.01 45,29333.13
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 163,873 0.01 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 303 0.00 365-16.99
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 92,547 0.01 81,16014.03
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,145,826 0.26 1,534,149105.05
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,501 0.00 1851,792.43
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 308,381,305 25.85 221,464,33439.25
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,351,472 0.11 2,100,629-35.66
29 Organic chemicals 1,420,367 0.12 354,464300.71
30 Pharmaceutical products 8,442 0.00 5,18162.94
31 Fertilizers 19,449,622 1.63 6,126,769217.45
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 31,879 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 133,916 0.01 138,076-3.01
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 3,735 0.00 522615.52
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 92,838-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 22,046 0.00 16,96929.92
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,237,009 0.27 991,052226.62
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,258,402 0.36 3,260,78730.59
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,041 0.00 152,034-98.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 809 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 773,111 0.06 944,561-18.15
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 5-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 252,241 0.02 42,546492.87
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 97,104 0.01 21,348354.86
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 252,389 0.02 216,72016.46
55 Man-made staple fibers 41 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 399,694 0.03 172,351,041.18
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 53 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 29,403 0.00 46,743-37.10
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 58,669 0.00 47,02124.77
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,746 0.00 377,321.62
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 20,310 0.00 2,720646.69
65 Headgear and parts thereof 16,289 0.00 12512,931.20
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 94,267 0.01 2,4983,673.70
69 Ceramic products 309 0.00 705-56.17
70 Glass and glassware 81,017 0.01 9,201780.52
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 495,343,882 41.52 225,852,602119.32
72 Iron and steel 46,048 0.00 182,765-74.80
73 Articles of iron or steel 70,963 0.01 48,52846.23
74 Copper and articles thereof 70,784,578 5.93 51,013,03538.76
75 Nickel and articles thereof 249,117,689 20.88 244,706,4911.80
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 10,148,782 0.85 176,557,422-94.25
78 Lead and articles thereof 11,185,037 0.94 13,213,969-15.35
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 80,232 0.01 147,178-45.49
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 76,666-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 1,825-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 519,050 0.04 1,676,892-69.05
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 1,512,172 0.13 1,158,65630.51
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 30,000 0.00 733,146-95.91
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 845,007 0.07 2,066,089-59.10
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 519,852 0.04 1,084,275-52.06
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 23,500 0.00 14,25064.91
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 112,077 0.01 124,545-10.01
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 243 0.00 9,526-97.45
SS Classified 0 0.00 299-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Switzerland

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 45.73% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (43.45% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 30.31% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (26.45% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.93% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (8.83% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.14% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (4.86% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.34% of Russia’s total imports from Switzerland (0.38% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $55,336,619;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $43,388,831;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $19,527,629;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $12,901,200;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $7,201,550;
  • 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 $5,812,601;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $5,176,481;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $4,382,022;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $4,237,094;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $2,170,630;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $2,160,613;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $2,120,923;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $1,945,720.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Switzerland 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 162,516 0.03 1,8328,770.96
02 Meat and edible meat offal 315,887 0.05 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 9,297,403 1.43 7,176,48029.55
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 13-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 37,422-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 22,359-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 6,979,876 1.08 5,243,41033.12
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 826 0.00 171383.04
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 443,724 0.07 321,01438.23
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 123,565 0.02 44,447178.01
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 83,007 0.01 20,178311.37
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 435,986 0.07 346,87525.69
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,578,844 0.71 2,418,23189.35
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 19,026,736 2.94 11,825,18660.90
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 367,825 0.06 476,084-22.74
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9,279,983 1.43 7,109,35330.53
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,888,767 0.91 3,943,04749.35
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 244,291 0.04 58,336318.77
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 7,139,733 1.10 5,307,09834.53
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 8,530 0.00 7,39415.36
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 168,112 0.03 85,49396.64
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 959,095 0.15 807,83418.72
29 Organic chemicals 30,484,125 4.70 10,956,496178.23
30 Pharmaceutical products 200,559,213 30.95 145,222,59438.10
31 Fertilizers 5,394 0.00 7,107-24.10
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 7,742,337 1.19 9,603,963-19.38
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 22,712,819 3.51 22,776,371-0.28
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 4,329,801 0.67 3,321,85830.34
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,143,441 0.64 3,436,29320.58
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 203 0.00 27651.85
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 74,893 0.01 133,231-43.79
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 8,807,822 1.36 7,316,81220.38
39 Plastics and articles thereof 15,685,251 2.42 13,798,82813.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 807,626 0.12 808,101-0.06
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 111,173 0.02 62,32078.39
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 23,283-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,962,419 0.30 691,894183.63
45 Cork and articles of cork 211,721 0.03 124,76169.70
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 356-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,191 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,272,438 0.35 2,667,460-14.81
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 148,084 0.02 668,336-77.84
50 Silk 30,778 0.00 4,904527.61
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 272-100.00
52 Cotton 267 0.00 3,060-91.27
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 100 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 42,510 0.01 117,246-63.74
55 Man-made staple fibers 120,399 0.02 89,73434.17
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 314,480 0.05 219,72043.13
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 109,373 0.02 61,91576.65
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 44,003 0.01 32,43535.67
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 394,382 0.06 465,273-15.24
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 4,612 0.00 1213,711.57
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,699,264 0.26 264,164543.26
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5,674,077 0.88 497,5961,040.30
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 93,290 0.01 96,006-2.83
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 120,090 0.02 34,381249.29
65 Headgear and parts thereof 12,426 0.00 22,549-44.89
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,576 0.00 500215.20
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 101 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,903,872 0.29 2,076,928-8.33
69 Ceramic products 459,835 0.07 164,395179.71
70 Glass and glassware 311,194 0.05 419,627-25.84
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,280,396 0.51 4,083,917-19.68
72 Iron and steel 446,871 0.07 579,310-22.86
73 Articles of iron or steel 12,275,397 1.89 7,893,37555.52
74 Copper and articles thereof 817,151 0.13 1,152,783-29.11
75 Nickel and articles thereof 195,469 0.03 49,334296.22
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 583,205 0.09 585,814-0.45
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 141-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 71,397 0.01 58,52022.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 2,325 0.00 2,2533.20
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 7,411,599 1.14 6,764,8909.56
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 11,242,787 1.74 7,005,69360.48
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 282,550 0.04 312,596-9.61
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 101,160,168 15.61 57,771,33775.10
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 30,830,762 4.76 25,018,16123.23
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 3,129 0.00 26,790-88.32
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,196,989 0.34 689,355218.70
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 62,195,632 9.60 49,294,43226.17
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 37,077,934 5.72 36,238,4312.32
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 21,555 0.00 9,771120.60
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 290,623 0.04 1,224,857-76.27
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 97,015 0.01 147,964-34.43
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 514,473 0.08 363,13541.68
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 4,923-100.00
SS Classified 53,444 0.01 31 430 101-99.83

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