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Russian trade in goods with Norway in Q4 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 fourth quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Norway

In the 4th quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Norway was $401,609,985, down 22.78% ($118,496,354) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Norway in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $265,567,803, up 28.29% ($58,559,684) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Norway in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $136,042,182, down 56.55% ($177,056,038) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade balance with Norway went from a deficit of $106,090,101 in the 4th quarter of 2016, to a surplus of $129,525,621 in the 4th quarter of 2017.

Norway was Russia’s 57th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 46th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2403% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.3817% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Norway was Russia’s 56th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 54th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2582% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2469% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Norway was Russia’s 56th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 32nd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2116% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.5972% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Norway

The major share of Russian exports to Norway in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 55.61% of Russia’s total exports to Norway (50.50% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 20.42% of Russia’s total exports to Norway (32.09% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.98% of Russia’s total exports to Norway (2.16% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.41% of Russia’s total exports to Norway (4.51% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.95% of Russia’s total exports to Norway (6.58% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.68% of Russia’s total exports to Norway (2.02% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Norway in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $39,444,373;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $27,963,617;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $3,691,622;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $3,643,762;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $3,131,088;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,153,700;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1,862,930.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Norway in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $10,684,998;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $9,148,619;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $2,127,247;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $2,120,086;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $1,638,139;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $848,935.
Russia’s exports to Norway in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 7,195,899 2.71 4,064,81177.03
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 848,935-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 83,100-100.00
10 Cereals 1,412,858 0.53 3,050,997-53.69
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,186,603 1.20 5,313,850-40.03
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 70,122 0.03 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 31,969,200 12.04 41,117,819-22.25
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 33,467 0.01 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 406,739 0.15 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 310,808 0.12 195,52458.96
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 9,638,723 3.63 11,758,809-18.03
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 14,979,698 5.64 11,288,07632.70
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,119,896 0.42 1,104,4161.40
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 131,584,205 49.55 92,139,83242.81
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,406,971 0.53 887,87258.47
29 Organic chemicals 1,908,690 0.72 1,761,6028.35
30 Pharmaceutical products 70 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 2,019,331 0.76 1,307,76054.41
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,674 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 58,534 0.02 52,92910.59
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 30 0.00 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 30 0.00 142-78.87
39 Plastics and articles thereof 397,118 0.15 397,960-0.21
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8,563,368 3.22 4,919,60674.07
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 675 0.00 2,050-67.07
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,435,833 1.67 4,129,6487.41
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 56 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 20,707 0.01 54,245-61.83
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,310 0.00 1,315-0.38
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,215 0.00 1,363-10.86
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 200 0.00 42376.19
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 8,136 0.00 6,26029.97
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 25,543 0.01 7,678232.68
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 13,539 0.01 349,245-96.12
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 328 0.00 146124.66
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,643 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 496,247 0.19 295,06968.18
69 Ceramic products 577 0.00 3,443-83.24
70 Glass and glassware 836,385 0.31 595,73040.40
72 Iron and steel 3,131,422 1.18 1,268,492146.86
73 Articles of iron or steel 915,362 0.34 853,1417.29
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,173 0.00 43,055-92.63
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 30,269,790 11.40 2,306,1731,212.56
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 56,010 0.02 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 95,861 0.04 2,9223,180.66
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 230 0.00 242-4.96
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,965,227 1.12 811,527265.39
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 1,160,679 0.44 1,493,704-22.30
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 84,513 0.03 17,621379.62
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 323,001 0.12 11,007,999-97.07
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 650,513 0.24 293,529121.62
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 300 0.00 0
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 2,461,819 0.93 3,139,271-21.58
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 64,799 0.02 30,134115.04
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,048 0.00 352,894.29
SS Classified 1,275,628 0.48 0

Russia’s Imports from Norway

The major share of Russian imports from Norway in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 55.77% of Russia’s total imports from Norway (86.77% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 15.76% of Russia’s total imports from Norway (1.48% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.48% of Russia’s total imports from Norway (3.17% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.71% of Russia’s total imports from Norway (4.57% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.88% of Russia’s total imports from Norway (3.03% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Norway in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $11,481,926;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $5,325,391;
  • 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 $3,914,289;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3,665,853;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $3,105,948;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2,094,298;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,844,575;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $991,731;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $986,757;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $842,531;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $779,696;
  • 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 $711,116;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $637,136;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $569,527.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Norway in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $206,280,866;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $7,393,932;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $501,944.
Russia’s imports from Norway in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
01 Live animals 0 0.00 257,343-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 12,562-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,367 0.00 7,182-80.97
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 58,956 0.04 24,796137.76
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,831 0.00 877222.81
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 23,526 0.02 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 47,098 0.03 10,829334.92
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 120,687-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 639 0.00 76740.79
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 211,651 0.16 68,405209.41
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 9,352 0.01 14,584-35.87
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 6,460 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 682,252 0.50 45,1161,412.22
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 184,349 0.14 214,439-14.03
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,323,698 0.97 8,717,630-84.82
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 9,958,185 7.32 4,632,794114.95
26 Ores, slag and ash 11,481,926 8.44 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,916 0.00 1,203142.39
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,932,105 1.42 1,220,98958.24
29 Organic chemicals 799,116 0.59 229,589248.06
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,716,941 2.00 1,874,41044.95
31 Fertilizers 466,514 0.34 104,680345.66
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,183,218 0.87 403,522193.22
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 272,523 0.20 305,695-10.85
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 796,592 0.59 607,46631.13
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 11,521 0.01 43,002-73.21
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,692,443 2.71 586,495529.58
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,395,303 4.70 4,301,00548.69
40 Rubber and articles thereof 71,184 0.05 240,891-70.45
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 618 0.00 1,082-42.88
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 543,846 0.40 213,611154.60
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 49,835 0.04 61,347-18.77
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10,154 0.01 3,729172.30
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 28,522 0.02 0
52 Cotton 8,663 0.01 5301,534.53
54 Man-made filaments 3,639 0.00 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 422-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 443,936 0.33 520,570-14.72
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 719 0.00 1,305-44.90
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 10,446 0.01 7,47039.84
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 103,196 0.08 195,460-47.20
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 69,916 0.05 21,075231.75
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 195,966 0.14 254,913-23.12
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 424 0.00 513-17.35
65 Headgear and parts thereof 22,408 0.02 4,841362.88
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 343,770 0.25 512,051-32.86
69 Ceramic products 1,947 0.00 32,815-94.07
70 Glass and glassware 13,620 0.01 22,276-38.86
72 Iron and steel 8,966,195 6.59 9,468,139-5.30
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,573,306 1.89 2,885,362-10.82
74 Copper and articles thereof 280,675 0.21 143,58995.47
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,995,335 1.47 1,008,57897.84
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 188,142 0.14 188,953-0.43
79 Zinc and articles thereof 23,745 0.02 19312,203.11
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 338 0.00 3,895-91.32
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 455,304 0.33 556,412-18.17
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 85,231 0.06 48,19076.86
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,865,928 8.72 8,200,07544.71
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 9,182,074 6.75 5,267,78574.31
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 72,153 0.05 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,486,582 1.83 642,007287.31
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 47,740,157 35.09 254,021,023-81.21
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,525,382 3.33 3,533,65128.07
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 18,775 0.01 0
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 764,329 0.56 989,792-22.78
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 632,923 0.47 237,769166.19
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,317 0.00 2,530-47.94

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