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

Russia’s Trade with Estonia

In 2017, Russia’s trade with Estonia was $2,625,980,066, down 1.96% ($52,613,732) from 2016.

Russia’s exports to Estonia in 2017 were $1,867,840,716, down 8.51% ($173,763,774) from 2016.

Russia’s imports from Estonia in 2017 totaled $758,139,350, up 19.02% ($121,150,042) from 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Estonia in 2017 was $1,109,701,366, a 21.00% decrease ($294,913,816) over 2016.

Estonia was Russia’s 40th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 36th in 2016), accounting for 0.4496% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.5727% in 2016).

Estonia was Russia’s 40th largest export market in 2017 (down from 31st in 2016), accounting for 0.5231% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.7151% in 2016).

Estonia was Russia’s 44th largest supplier in 2017 (up from 45th in 2016), accounting for 0.3340% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.3495% in 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Estonia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 54.12% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (52.02% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 19.16% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (16.11% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 9.09% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (7.25% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.61% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (6.07% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.44% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (6.47% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.02% of Russia’s total exports to Estonia (1.27% in 2016).

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $26,406,962;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $23,358,851;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $16,582,217;
  • 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) - an increase of $11,140,043;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $5,978,449.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $79,734,694;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $47,796,812.
Russia’s exports to Estonia in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
01 Live animals 1,674 0.00 1,747-4.18
02 Meat and edible meat offal 79,713 0.00 28,991174.96
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 5,795,597 0.31 6,249,140-7.26
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 20,328 0.00 46,812-56.58
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 34-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 122,923 0.01 38,385220.24
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 488,047 0.03 2,593,047-81.18
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 808,739 0.04 843,633-4.14
10 Cereals 29,949 0.00 8,713243.73
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 278,905 0.01 184,98750.77
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 522,657 0.03 113,813359.22
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 29,779-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 7,027 0.00 48,467-85.50
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 561,076 0.03 544,0613.13
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 9,531-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 397,103 0.02 286,75538.48
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,072,362 0.06 3,261,445-67.12
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,711,528 0.20 6,624,753-43.97
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 219,322 0.01 226,078-2.99
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,882,998 0.10 1,533,87222.76
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,051,497 0.16 3,063,797-0.40
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 87,544 0.00 96,896-9.65
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 136,087 0.01 168,492-19.23
26 Ores, slag and ash 35,744 0.00 3,454,866-98.97
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,010,648,087 54.11 1,058,444,899-4.52
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 44,015,328 2.36 47,838,057-7.99
29 Organic chemicals 16,089,518 0.86 17,409,733-7.58
30 Pharmaceutical products 638,305 0.03 668,487-4.51
31 Fertilizers 269,641,621 14.44 243,234,65910.86
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 970,826 0.05 789,87922.91
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,942,575 0.10 1,616,34320.18
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 431,526 0.02 628,617-31.35
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 497,397 0.03 456,5118.96
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 136,926 0.01 120,13213.98
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 8,557,140 0.46 4,443,33592.58
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,627,258 0.41 6,254,48521.95
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7,322,714 0.39 5,391,07335.83
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 367,797 0.02 302,85821.44
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 58,311 0.00 83,885-30.49
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 485 0.00 26,767-98.19
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 147,797,581 7.91 131,215,36412.64
45 Cork and articles of cork 34,305 0.00 80,655-57.47
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 15 0.00 357-95.80
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,334,622 0.07 1211,121,750.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 18,584,271 0.99 14,687,38826.53
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,052,188 0.11 2,078,288-1.26
50 Silk 0 0.00 493-100.00
52 Cotton 126,430 0.01 94,13234.31
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 191,129 0.01 140,26636.26
54 Man-made filaments 4,758 0.00 7,222-34.12
55 Man-made staple fibers 15,932 0.00 33,151-51.94
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,645,536 0.09 904,90781.85
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 40 0.00 94-57.45
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 7,930 0.00 839,454.22
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 394,027 0.02 135,632190.51
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 162 0.00 31,246-99.48
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 146,976 0.01 172,416-14.76
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 216,182 0.01 218,770-1.18
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 231,201 0.01 213,4068.34
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 446,737 0.02 455,205-1.86
65 Headgear and parts thereof 36,398 0.00 33,5538.48
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 556 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 27,675 0.00 7,591264.58
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 8,751,400 0.47 8,754,140-0.03
69 Ceramic products 614,149 0.03 695,401-11.68
70 Glass and glassware 9,842,861 0.53 5,176,09690.16
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,641,366 0.09 1,067,78353.72
72 Iron and steel 77,815,994 4.17 54,457,14342.89
73 Articles of iron or steel 23,502,986 1.26 20,278,47015.90
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,924,208 0.26 1,019,330383.08
75 Nickel and articles thereof 43,426 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 24,594,081 1.32 21,462,07514.59
78 Lead and articles thereof 2,137,340 0.11 1,710,44224.96
79 Zinc and articles thereof 4,343 0.00 4,1724.10
80 Tin and articles thereof 3,094 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 26,411,157 1.41 23,767,10111.12
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 414,705 0.02 321,73128.90
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 887,118 0.05 906,008-2.08
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 16,431,656 0.88 17,580,985-6.54
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 9,951,871 0.53 14,996,150-33.64
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 17,629,139 0.94 6,489,096171.67
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 12,505,704 0.67 6,527,25591.59
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 6,046,726 0.32 85,781,420-92.95
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,762,137 0.09 701,678151.13
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 17,816 0.00 2,661569.52
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,514 0.00 7,220-79.03
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 5,414,464 0.29 3,594,53850.63
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 630,502 0.03 625,8040.75
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 393,477 0.02 578,394-31.97
SS Classified 53,916,197 2.89 197 421 352-72.69

Russia’s Imports from Estonia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 72.13% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (71.95% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.25% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (14.56% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.87% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (3.57% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.04% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (3.04% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.53% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (3.05% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.33% of Russia’s total imports from Estonia (1.89% in 2016).

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

  • 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 $71,381,535;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $46,430,665;
  • 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 $13,020,708;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $11,277,349;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $6,747,393;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2,610,316.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $29,738,897;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $4,368,706;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $2,621,991.
Russia’s imports from Estonia in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
01 Live animals 1,373,584 0.18 918,34049.57
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 9,787 0.00 3,124213.28
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 85,561 0.01 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 57,131-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 864,542 0.11 500,51672.73
10 Cereals 0 0.00 13,609-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 7,966 0.00 8,788-9.35
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,854 0.00 1,356110.47
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 401,110 0.05 503,641-20.36
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 512,623 0.07 338,05051.64
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 247,527 0.03 86,668185.60
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,043,598 0.14 394,212164.73
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,238,196 0.43 3,755,404-13.77
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 98,147 0.01 187,911-47.77
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12,271,291 1.62 10,251,67019.70
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,924,775 0.39 2,361,42223.86
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 149 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 495,537 0.07 935,387-47.02
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,441,158 0.19 358,702301.77
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,892,914 0.25 2,631,321-28.06
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 15,910,931 2.10 2,890,223450.51
29 Organic chemicals 624,885 0.08 913,240-31.57
30 Pharmaceutical products 10,585,561 1.40 7,975,24532.73
31 Fertilizers 1,985 0.00 738168.97
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 68,641,234 9.05 61,893,84110.90
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,049,507 0.14 1,756,351-40.25
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 307,987 0.04 341,451-9.80
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,261,685 0.17 911,69338.39
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 224,297 0.03 276,627-18.92
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,716,730 0.62 3,027,09555.82
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10,763,622 1.42 10,173,3085.80
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,509,143 0.20 2,613,789-42.26
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 308,281 0.04 422,891-27.10
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 365 0.00 787-53.62
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,636,111 0.48 2,889,95725.82
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 5,581 0.00 66,135-91.56
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,452,603 0.32 2,447,3050.22
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,003,777 0.53 6,625,768-39.57
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 24,595 0.00 9,473159.63
52 Cotton 1,568 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 57,055 0.01 0
54 Man-made filaments 91,034 0.01 159,525-42.93
55 Man-made staple fibers 498,168 0.07 272,17583.03
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,081,820 0.27 1,710,09521.74
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 25,670 0.00 5,615357.17
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 861,158 0.11 720,28419.56
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 92,409 0.01 188,113-50.88
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 8,035-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 156,444 0.02 342,912-54.38
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,622,692 0.35 2,904,562-9.70
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 12,014,674 1.58 12,650,892-5.03
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 565,050 0.07 362,79455.75
65 Headgear and parts thereof 50,967 0.01 82,055-37.89
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 505 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 488,287 0.06 1,223,990-60.11
69 Ceramic products 3,095,300 0.41 2,225,35239.09
70 Glass and glassware 252,183 0.03 272,887-7.59
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 161,011 0.02 26,661503.92
72 Iron and steel 1,284,124 0.17 1,472,137-12.77
73 Articles of iron or steel 21,125,887 2.79 9,848,538114.51
74 Copper and articles thereof 371,306 0.05 55,615567.64
75 Nickel and articles thereof 39,540 0.01 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,470,588 0.19 1,669,382-11.91
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,793,965 0.37 7,162,671-60.99
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 99,084 0.01 625,291-84.15
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,170,427 0.29 1,938,28211.98
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 103,703,824 13.68 57,273,15981.07
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 433,288,135 57.15 361,906,60019.72
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 1,371,916 0.18 1,738,495-21.09
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,213,656 0.69 4,364,36519.46
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 177,393 0.02 29,916,290-99.41
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,083,603 0.41 3,119,668-1.16
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 215 0.00 467-53.96
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4,677 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 4,545,351 0.60 2,688,68769.05
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,139,391 0.15 1,329,795-14.32
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 152,437 0.02 122,96623.97
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 11,612 0.00 57,784-79.90
SS Classified 36,025 0.00 0
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