Russian foreign trade
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Russian trade with Canada in 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 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Canada

In 2017, Russia’s trade with Canada totaled $1,630,544,144, up 43.16% ($491,579,358) from 2016.

Russia’s exports to Canada in 2017 totaled $644,128,891, up 53.51% ($224,540,919) from 2016.

Russia’s imports from Canada in 2017 totaled $986,415,253, up 37.12% ($267,038,439) from 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with Canada in 2017 was $342,286,362, a 14.18% increase ($42,497,520) over 2016.

Canada was Russia’s 50th largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 57th in 2016), accounting for 0.2792% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2435% in 2016).

Canada was Russia’s 63rd largest export market in 2017 (up from 66th in 2016), accounting for 0.1804% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1470% in 2016).

Canada was Russia’s 37th largest supplier in 2017 (up from 39th in 2016), accounting for 0.4346% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.3947% in 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Canada

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 38.13% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (7.50% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 27.10% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (30.57% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 20.86% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (34.44% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.69% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (4.15% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.65% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (4.60% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.81% of Russia’s total exports to Canada (2.26% in 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Canada in 2017 over 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 $214,356,588;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $31,152,070;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $30,775,993;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $8,161,941;
  • 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 $6,445,223;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $6,113,473;
  • 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 $3,753,084;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $2,702,318;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - an increase of $2,298,829;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2,262,727.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $45,712,983;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $2,891,935.
Russia’s exports to Canada in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 4,239 0.00 1,397203.44
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,653,462 0.26 4,545,397-63.62
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 140,651 0.02 62,112126.45
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 10,440-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,723 0.00 8,918-58.25
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 11,790 0.00 10,8119.06
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 101,727 0.02 55,43583.51
10 Cereals 429,556 0.07 24,0871,683.35
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 495,434 0.08 357,80438.47
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,055 0.00 1051,857.14
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 1,244-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 106 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 98,625 0.02 71,93037.11
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 109,632 0.02 15,454609.41
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 175,218 0.03 161,7038.36
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 943,044 0.15 858,1219.90
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 424,690 0.07 375,33913.15
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 742,871 0.12 532,27739.56
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,183,005 0.18 127,457828.16
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 967,682 0.15 874,28010.68
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 54,837 0.01 20027,318.50
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,101,848 0.64 1,399,530193.09
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 9,397 0.00 33,563-72.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 924,978 0.14 1,133,537-18.40
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 244,661,278 37.98 30,304,690707.34
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 41,567,221 6.45 35,121,99818.35
29 Organic chemicals 3,272,843 0.51 1,455,040124.93
30 Pharmaceutical products 53 0.00 25,733-99.79
31 Fertilizers 51,041,299 7.92 19,889,229156.63
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,015 0.00 2,06246.22
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 76,695 0.01 51,61448.59
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 3,334 0.00 5,115-34.82
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 364 0.00 0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 95,268 0.01 121,180-21.38
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,631 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 452,248 0.07 408,60510.68
39 Plastics and articles thereof 481,845 0.07 1,770,710-72.79
40 Rubber and articles thereof 77,581,998 12.04 69,420,05711.76
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 10,426 0.00 7,22244.36
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 13,380-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 22,455,747 3.49 16,342,27437.41
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,027,460 0.16 696,42547.53
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 294,343 0.05 388,342-24.21
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 1,243-100.00
52 Cotton 0 0.00 14,989-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 843 0.00 2,900-70.93
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 298,342 0.05 1,111,769-73.17
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 180 0.00 91,900.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,475 0.00 83576.65
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 830 0.00 174,782.35
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 1,882-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 107,887 0.02 87,88422.76
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 18,475 0.00 86,020-78.52
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 134,758 0.02 142,551-5.47
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 249,793 0.04 245,3691.80
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5,223 0.00 158,098-96.70
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 443 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 7-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 233,661 0.04 172,97735.08
69 Ceramic products 31,039 0.00 62,662-50.47
70 Glass and glassware 109,371 0.02 83,10831.60
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 614,886 0.10 667,861-7.93
72 Iron and steel 74,057,976 11.50 119,770,959-38.17
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,591,103 0.56 1,328,376170.34
74 Copper and articles thereof 43,120,324 6.69 12,344,331249.31
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,710,067 0.42 411,238559.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 10,157,956 1.58 9,000,87012.86
78 Lead and articles thereof 42 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 5-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 66,611 0.01 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 457,205 0.07 1,594,584-71.33
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 170,238 0.03 21,760682.34
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 26,791 0.00 23,99511.65
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,653,554 1.19 6,219,27623.06
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 7,341,131 1.14 3,588,047104.60
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 640,497 0.10 1,296,161-50.59
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,717,783 0.27 896,15491.68
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 64,598 0.01 76,730-15.81
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,081,950 0.94 7,219,348-15.75
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 44,064 0.01 8,308430.38
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,510 0.00 530,100.00
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 2,799,245 0.43 1,589,29776.13
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 218,413 0.03 198,49410.04
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6,436 0.00 1,403358.73
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 24,989 0.00 10,580136.19
SS Classified 25,763,564 4.00 64 463 053-60.03

Russia’s Imports from Canada

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 51.29% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (44.34% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.30% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (22.40% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.33% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (8.40% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.30% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (9.76% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.21% of Russia’s total imports from Canada (1.53% in 2016).

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $129,996,083;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $35,723,541;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $20,634,447;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $19,589,499;
  • 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 $15,792,413;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $13,425,143;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $12,602,733;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $9,814,968;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $6,258,370;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $5,946,086;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $5,235,725;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $3,993,911;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - an increase of $3,521,044;
  • 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 $3,292,713.

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

  • 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 $40,356,193;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $19,635,466;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $6,847,646.
Russia’s imports from Canada in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
01 Live animals 9,876,819 1.00 7,575,80330.37
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 12,593,854 1.28 6,335,48498.78
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,166,492 0.42 3,368,49523.69
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 228,770 0.02 229,962-0.52
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 251,754 0.03 126,64798.78
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 11,730 0.00 58,069-79.80
10 Cereals 84,143 0.01 518,465-83.77
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 16,039,554 1.63 15,199,1975.53
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 192,462 0.02 111,02273.35
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 887 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 506,700 0.05 547,881-7.52
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 148,699 0.02 142,0414.69
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 670,017 0.07 593,75712.84
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 14,102 0.00 3,902261.40
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 9,046 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 595,756 0.06 307,32493.85
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 503,964 0.05 292,89272.06
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,915,610 0.30 2,360,05823.54
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 43,165,539 4.38 22,531,09291.58
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 52,728 0.01 83,360-36.75
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 121,525 0.01 62,55194.28
26 Ores, slag and ash 9,814,968 1.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 11,850,168 1.20 10,963,3938.09
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 11,526,951 1.17 51,883,144-77.78
29 Organic chemicals 392,400 0.04 692,041-43.30
30 Pharmaceutical products 84,358,319 8.55 64,768,82030.25
31 Fertilizers 128,987 0.01 132,368-2.55
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,280,496 0.23 1,283,29877.71
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 14,264,626 1.45 12,827,01011.21
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 12,056,761 1.22 8,764,04837.57
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 330,162 0.03 252,40230.81
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 108,330 0.01 179,173-39.54
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3,053 0.00 182,766-98.33
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,544,396 0.26 2,439,9714.28
39 Plastics and articles thereof 12,643,520 1.28 7,407,79570.68
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,315,275 1.05 10,310,0980.05
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 442,803 0.04 357,48323.87
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 4,296,334 0.44 775,290454.16
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,083,404 0.11 745,62445.30
45 Cork and articles of cork 662 0.00 1,906-65.27
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 279,096 0.03 157,19877.54
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,509,924 0.15 401,184276.37
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 2,027-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 32,226 0.00 12,524157.31
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,794 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 143,888 0.01 74,88592.15
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 96,696 0.01 49,75494.35
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 24,253 0.00 5484,960.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 961,913 0.10 638,62150.62
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 141 0.00 4,483-96.85
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 755,605 0.08 358,358110.85
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,696,132 0.27 1,517,60577.66
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 888,203 0.09 510,55373.97
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 403,596 0.04 1,023,266-60.56
65 Headgear and parts thereof 80,466 0.01 71,44512.63
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,072 0.00 11,418-90.61
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 200,640 0.02 235,821-14.92
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 466,306 0.05 426,2599.39
69 Ceramic products 184,327 0.02 489,048-62.31
70 Glass and glassware 689,224 0.07 681,9881.06
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 46,226 0.00 35,26331.09
72 Iron and steel 4,091,190 0.41 23,726,656-82.76
73 Articles of iron or steel 41,476,422 4.20 28,051,27947.86
74 Copper and articles thereof 485,381 0.05 266,76881.95
75 Nickel and articles thereof 887,035 0.09 326,191171.94
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 8,248,680 0.84 2,302,594258.23
78 Lead and articles thereof 14,483 0.00 157,563-90.81
79 Zinc and articles thereof 507 0.00 1,322-61.65
80 Tin and articles thereof 10 0.00 2,149-99.53
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,075,763 0.11 961,66811.86
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 13,821,899 1.40 13,441,7152.83
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,906,984 0.19 1,006,75389.42
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 193,402,863 19.61 180,800,1306.97
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 69,790,265 7.08 53,997,85229.25
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 170,361 0.02 507,887-66.46
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 66,796,708 6.77 31,073,167114.97
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 130,393,133 13.22 397,05032,740.48
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 45,382,138 4.60 52,229,784-13.11
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 67,513 0.01 28,669135.49
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 244,058 0.02 18,8511,194.67
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 2,265,829 0.23 1,976,08214.66
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 9,432,227 0.96 5,438,31673.44
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 158,403 0.02 1,270,909-87.54
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,653 0.00 0
SS Classified 116,248,254 11.78 80 269 79744.82
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia